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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
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is actually my go to fishmarket as I live in the neighborhood and can walk down the street to get fresh fish. I am lucky enough to be able to check out what's in daily and enjoy buying things for my pantry like risotto, lovely oil's, vinegar, condiments even fresh baked cookies and breads. But it is more than... More 

Thank CarterDC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had Blacksalt on my list of restaurants to try for years and though I've been to Kotubuki (great Japanese just across the street) many times, I hadn't yet set foot in Blacksalt until this past weekend. The fish market is a great entrance and I love the two together. First, the hostess. We arrived 30 mins early and she... More 

Thank Pedro L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As long as you have access to a car, this is a great place to go for beautifully prepared, fresh seafood. (There's a fish market up front, with the dining room tucked behind -- out of sight but not out of smell.) It's expensive, portions aren't large, and the wine list is one of the priciest we've seen in DC.... More 

Thank WoodsResidents
Wilmington, DE
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten fish at a thousand restaurants. This one is among the best. The fish was cooked perfectly. I ordered a buttered lobster appetizer. Most restaurants overcook lobster and it ends up chewy. Not here. The lobster was silky smooth with remarkable flavor. On top of that, every single ingredient played a role enhancing the lobster flavor. Indeed, everything I... More 

Thank Delaware-Traveler
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank SxcyMike
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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167 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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254 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 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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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?