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BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

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Upper Northwest
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4883 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578 (V Street NW)
+1 202-342-9101
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Great Seafood restaurant with excellent service and an exciting menu. Be mindful that they refer to their appetizers as "starters" cause the portions aren't really sharable. Don't be discouraged though, just order your own like we did. We started off with Buttered Poached Lobster which was delightfully toothsome. Even with all the excitement on the menu we went with the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is an amazing place with a good selection of caviar and oysters. The bouillabaisse was delicious. I would recommend this place for a romantic dinner or a birthday party. So glad I found it.

Thank Csaltpleez
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times and never hesitate to return when provided the opportunity. Reservations can be difficult on the weekends but we shoot for a spot in the bar area where the full menu is served. The food is consistently great and the real wood grill is a great addition.

Thank Cathydc1
York, United Kingdom
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited with 3 colleagues for lunch. Excellent service , excellent menu and excellent value. The chef was also flexible to some special dietary needs. Will return again and again.

Thank P G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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261 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

This restaurant is amazing. It's in a great residential area near Georgetown University. I wish I lived closer - I'd go all the time!! It's a great place. My partner and I came here for our anniversary. He'd been here over Christmas time and I'd been hearing great things about it for years, so I decided to come. Overall, it... More 

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McLean, VA
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Blacksalt has consistently for the last several years turned out wonderful dishes, most of them having fish as the main ingredient, but other choices for those who are not fish lovers (such as my wife). Waiters are attentive. The front part of the restaurant is a fish market where top cuts are served.

Thank SafariFamily007
Reston, Virginia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

BlackSalt is our favorite seafood restaurant in the DC area and one of the best. The quality and freshness of the fish and seafood is remarkable. We enjoy both the happy hour and the main restaurant menus. We went yesterday evening and we had oysters, both raw and fried and I had the fish n' chips. This last one was... More 

Thank 947eduardo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

I usually go here on the early side around 5-7 pm for the unbelievable happy hour menu. I go to the bar and sit on bar stools even though they have front booth and rear table seating. Recently they have found bar staff that seems happy to serve you. The food is always great and very reasonably priced during happy... More 

Thank Explorer1904
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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177 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Great bargain and a perfect place for an early dinner of "small plates" especially if you arrive exactly at 4 to snag a booth in the bar (where the bargain prices are.) The fish market is at the front of rhe house and the restaurant is in the back, but the sweet spot, and the bargains from 4 to 6,... More 

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172 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of place you would go once a week if it were closer to home. Impressive fish restaurant and a little pricey, but worth it! Some of the best Belon oysters I have had in a long time. Also delicious crab cake and rockfish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4883 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
    (V Street NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-342-9101
BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?