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“Delicious and beautiful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant
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Ranked #48 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: V Street NW
Description: BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Delicious and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Had a wonderful Sunday brunch here, the fish market has a great selection for take out and the restaurant side is gorgeous & comfortable.
On Sunday mornings there is a Farmer's Market to the side of the restaurant so that's another plus if you're early for a reservation.
Overall, delicious food in a good environment.

Visited March 2013
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Service is great but Food overrated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

As much as I loved our waiter and the overall ambience of this place, the food was just average and overpriced. I had crab cakes, they were just OK. My daughter order the crab legs which were probably about $22 dollars and got 3 crab legs and they weren't king crab legs. The food was just OK. Dessert wasn't any better. Definitely wouldn't go back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Washington, DC
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Must Go for Fresh Fish and Good Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

My title states it all. This is on of my favorite restaurants in the DC area. The food is always consistently amazing and the service could not be better! Not only is dinner great but they have a superb brunch menu - the beignets are a must!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

The food is excellent with fish being prepared the way we always wish fish to be prepared. So fresh.

Visited September 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Early Birds and Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

No question that Black Salt is a solid 4 or 5 star restaurant in the Palisades area of D.C.
(near Georgetown). We arrived for our early bird reservation on a Saturday night after driving about 20 minutes from our hotel near the Capitol. Parking is available on the street with 2-hour limit meters so bring some quarters with you. We walked in and had to maneuver ourselves through a wind screen of green curtains which protected the workers at the fish counter. This is a nice seafood market with an attractive display of fresh seafood ready for cash and carry or to eat in. Then we passed through the raw bar which was filled with happy oyster men and women eating their briny bivalves.

The next room was a casual eatery with bare top wooden tables. We walked further and finally reached our destination in the back dining room which had white tablecloths and a nice quiet atmosphere. There we dined on salads, shrimp cocktails and glorious fresh fish and vegetables. We had the whole Bronzino times three and one crusted cod. All four entrees were excellent as were the vegetables that accompanied them. You could tell by our empty plates that we liked what we ordered.

The service was excellent and so was the dessert - key lime pie with blueberry sauce - yum, yum! We had tea and coffee to top off the dinner and paid our check. Let me warn you that your credit card will melt a bit from the total of the meal but you will realize you dined near Georgetown and had an excellent meal.

The restroom was clean and well stocked -one of the nicer ones I've visited. I highly recommend Black Salt Fish Market and Restaurant for an excellent seafood meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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