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Seafood Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Foxhall-Palisades, Washington
  • The experts at Eater and Washington Post recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Washington Post
  • Ashley B.
    "Seafood in unreal here, try the crab cakes and oysters."(10 Tips)
    Liz T.
    "Brunch faves: Eggs Pontchartrain & Texas Pink Shrimp & Grits."(2 Tips)
    Nushy S.
    "skate wing fish on the menu"(3 Tips)
    FiOS 50
    "So stop in for a drink and a pound of the freshest seafood in town."(6 Tips)
67 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • oysters
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
  • crab cakes
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  • Misako I.
    Misako Ito3 weeks ago
    Try fresh oysters!
  • Jae W.
    Jae WatkinsAugust 25
    Seafood! Great service
  • Megan M.
    Major letdown. Salmon was raw and branzino was burnt. Heirloom tomato salad full of peppers. If they say full fish, they'll give you a filet. Seafood isn't at its finest here :(
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LakeDecember 30, 2016
    Oysters, seafood, bread.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoiteinDecember 12, 2016
    The bouillabaisse was amazing. Great food, well-prepared. Comprehensive wine list. Pricey. Service was good.
  • Omi B.
    Omi B.September 7, 2016
    Blacksalt is probably the best seafood restaurant in the D.C. Area. Great for lunch, too. Definitely have a meal there. 9/10 Sept 7, 2016
  • Zachary W.
    Zachary WaltzJuly 29, 2016
    The weekend brunch is outstanding.
  • Denrael
    DenraelJune 2, 2016
    Great meal and amazing accommodating staff. They went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience.
  • Jan Erik J.
    Jan Erik JohanssonApril 24, 2016
    Any fresh fish. Great combination of flavors
  • Sandra
    SandraFebruary 15, 2016
    Such good seafood and good cocktail menu too!
  • Dana A.
    Dana AllenJanuary 20, 2016
    Fish! Halibut was amazing.
  • Andres M.
    Andres MillanJuly 13, 2015
    Best sea food in DC. Delicious
  • Ben Y.
    Ben YiJune 26, 2015
    Fresh oysters and mussels are wonderful!
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BoswellJune 7, 2015
    Seafood in unreal here, try the crab cakes and oysters. Apps are the way to go!
  • Brionne G.
    Brionne GriffinMay 31, 2015
    Best date spot in DC.
  • Paul K.
    Paul KrzychApril 26, 2015
    DC's premier seafood destination. Period.
  • Brett M.
    Brett MelilloFebruary 26, 2015
    It was great. It was also easily the most expensive dinner I've ever had. So the value proposition isn't really there. But if money is no object, go.
  • Bart R.
    Bart RFebruary 18, 2015
    Very good express lunch
  • Nushy S.
    Nushy SCFebruary 4, 2015
    I remember they had skate wing fish on the menu which I like a lot and it's not very popular. It was delicious with lentil salad
  • Canan B.
    Canan BuyukunsalFebruary 1, 2015
    Great happy hour. But don't tell anybody. Please!!
  • Lars R.
    Lars RutqvistJanuary 19, 2015
    Grilled fish dishes are excellent
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SloanJanuary 3, 2015
    Wow everything was beyond fantastic- worth the higher prices
  • A A.
    A AlawadiDecember 23, 2014
    Awesome oysters. Great fish selection and not bad happy hour!
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsDecember 22, 2014
    Washingtonian says don't miss: Clam chowder; raw oysters; house-cured anchovies with tonnato sauce; grilled sardines; bigeye tuna; crabcakes; butterscotch pot de crème; banana cream pie.
  • Mallie T.
    Mallie TOctober 5, 2014
    Really enjoyed each course here. Salmon tartare appetizer is excellent. And the seasonal apple pie with ginger ice cream and butterscotch sauce is perfection.
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonSeptember 22, 2014
    Look, I hate anchovies, but their house-made anchovies make a fantastic Caesar. And their tilefish is the best seafood dish I've tasted in months.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PAugust 27, 2014
    Amazing Seafood! Fantastic service. Wonderful wines.
  • Alice
    AliceAugust 9, 2014
    The pan seared mahi mahi was fantastic!
  • Erik W.
    Erik WeberJune 14, 2014
    Delicious mojito!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJanuary 11, 2014
    From Washingtonian: make a rez. Fruit salad, Cucumber Fizz & Pimm's cocktails, bagel & cream cheese/scallions/gravlax, poached eggs with crab and cayenne hollandaise, silver dollar corn pancakes
  • Valeriy K.
    Valeriy KJanuary 9, 2014
    Black bean soup and tilapia taco!
  • Liz T.
    Liz TaylorDecember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a bad thing on the menu. Brunch faves: Eggs Pontchartrain & Texas Pink Shrimp & Grits. For dinner: wood grilled whole fish.
  • Anat
    AnatNovember 28, 2013
    The bread platter is delicious.
  • Jill B.
    If you appreciate fine dining service, you'll love it here. BlackSalt has the kind of servers that know to wait until both guests are finished to remove plates. So refreshing!
  • Lola S.
    Lola StevensJuly 7, 2013
    One if the best places in DC!! All around great restaurant!!!
  • Larry K.
    Larry KubalMay 20, 2013
    Get the lobster!!
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThomasApril 3, 2013
    A little out of the way for us, but fabulous dinner. Flounder entree was fabulous. Starters were spot on - oysters/octopus/clams/oysters rockefeller/scallops - excellent. End with banana cream pie.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PalmMarch 18, 2013
    The Malata mussels are to die for!!!
  • Sylvia B.
    Sylvia BotmanMarch 6, 2013
    Oysters, caviar and champagne!! Delicious...
  • Walburga A M.
    Walburga A MarderFebruary 19, 2013
    best Seafood Happy Hour in town - and some of the best fresh fish to buy @ their Black's Market
  • Christian S.
    Christian SchillerFebruary 13, 2013
    Excellent happy hour with oysters
  • Michael G.
    Michael GussFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The shrimp & grits are amazing for brunch!
  • Caren G.
    Caren GoldbergSeptember 18, 2012
    Skate wing with lentils is to-die-for.
  • CITYPEEK Patti
    CITYPEEK PattiJuly 7, 2012
    Great spot sit at the bar
  • Linda Walters @.
    Reserved seats are in the back; it's like a different restaurant back there. The service was ok and the crab cake was delicious. I thought the rest of the food was just ok.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraApril 22, 2012
    Try the Banana Coconut Cream Pie
  • Michael G.
    Michael GussMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the pink shrimp & grits for brunch. It's excellent
  • Dion H.
    Dion HMarch 4, 2012
    Try the Applesmoked Bacon - Fantastic!!! Holy Crap it tasted like an amazing ham!
  • Dion H.
    Dion HMarch 4, 2012
    Try the French Toast - Fantastic!!!
  • Dion H.
    Dion HMarch 4, 2012
    Try the Beignets - Fantastic!!! Just as good or better than Cafe Du Monde. Yup! I said it!
  • Nancy E.
    Nancy EdwardsJanuary 13, 2012
    Super fresh fish to purchase as well as an excellent restaurant
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    Walking by the fish market up front you’ll likely get a sense of what will be on the menu from the ice beds holding super-sweet Nantucket bay scallops or a bountiful array of oysters.
  • Matt
    MattDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are here for Sunday Brunch try the Shrimp and Grits! AMAZING.
  • FiOS 50
    FiOS 50November 28, 2011
    This Palisades restaurant has its own fish market. And a happy hour from 4-7 pm Mon-Fri has amazing drink specials. So stop in for a drink and a pound of the freshest seafood in town.
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReidOctober 26, 2011
    Fabulous service. Excellent menu. Mos def a place to impress a client, business partner...or date.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 12, 2011
    * 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the snowy fish.)
  • Washington Post M.
    Washington Post ManagerOctober 11, 2011
    ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the snowy fish.)
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 4, 2011
    Oysters, blue shell mussels, fried Ipswich clams and more join entrees like bouillabaisse, skate wing and smoked toro dashi to pretty much cover the gamut of seafood. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Alberto Z.
    Alberto ZacapaOctober 2, 2011
    without a doubt the best seafood in DC. Wild Rockfish seared and topped with coconut/chorizo sauce was out of this world
  • Lacy B.
    Lacy BaugherAugust 25, 2011
    Outstanding seafood - probably the best in town. Try the crab cakes - they aren't on the menu, but are ridiculously good.
  • Gal S.
    Gal ShweikiFebruary 23, 2011
    Wood grilled whole Dorade Royal was excellent.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 11, 2011
    Hit up this spot Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm, when $18 gets you any three (of four) options: an appetizer, entrée, dessert or drink.
  • Boris
    BorisDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a great 3 course lunch special for $18.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SiekeAugust 10, 2010
    Bought lobster from the counter, it was delightful
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MasihJuly 24, 2010
    Crab cakes not on the menu, but they are fantastic.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MoonApril 14, 2010
    The Pacific Butterfish appetizer is highly recommended
  • Michael J.
    Michael JenkinsJanuary 21, 2010
    Pricey, but probably the best seafood in D.C. The market up front is outstanding. Read more
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