Details

BlackSalt

4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, DC 20007

202-342-9101

Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Palisades

Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner.

Price Range: Expensive

Dress: Business Casual

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.blacksaltrestaurant.com

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

Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 to 7, Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6

BlackSalt: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

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.