BlackSalt: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
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BlackSalt
Address: 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-342-9101
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Palisades
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 9:30, Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 11, Saturday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 11, Sunday 11 AM to 2 and 5 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Business Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Sweet Nantucket bay scallops atop puttanesca; a salad of bitter escarole, sweet candied almonds, salty bacon, and tart apples; chowder with crisp fried clams; steamed mussels with chorizo and tomato sauce; tart Key-lime pie; butterscotch pudding with a Sc
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 to 7, Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

This fish market/dining room tends to be as packed for brunch as for dinner, so make a reservation or be prepared to sit at the bar. It’s easy to see why the place is a hit: There are welcome bowls of fruit salad, Cucumber Fizz and Pimm’s Cup cocktails that go down easy, and a tight, well-executed menu. Go for a house-made bagel slathered with cream cheese dotted with charred scallions and topped with wonderful gravlax; poached eggs with crab, crawfish, and cayenne-spiked hollandaise; or a small plate of silver-dollar-size corn pancakes. Chunky granola swirled with crème fraîche is a winner on the lighter side. Sunday 11 to 2.

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