The Salt Line
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Order your lobster roll ready to eat or packaged to be heated up and assembled at home. Choice of dressed or buttered, split top bun
clams, bacon, potato, celery, oyster crackers
So great. Great tenting blocking the breeze off the river. Great heaters well placed. Great service from start to finish. Great drinks. Limited wine list (but I didn't ask, so maybe they have more?). All the food was spectacular. Not cheap, but worth it
Great date night, love their outdoor set up. Fun ambiance (and warm!) yet felt safe with the social distancing and the air circulation. Great menu but didn’t love the rockfish tartare we got and the lobster roll was $28! (Was delicious but should’ve asked what mkt rate was). Friendly attentive staff and fun cocktails, will definitely be back
Salt Line has the best outdoor dining experience in DC. The heaters are phenomenal and you don’t even need to keep your coats on! The ambiance is nice and the staff is very friendly.
Our server (a Black woman) was incredibly rude from the start of service to the end — she didn’t even bother to bring us the check, and never asked how our meal was. We knew it was personal (and we were Black women!) because she had an entirely different attitude toward the two tables next to us, explained the menu in detail, recommended dishes, and checked on them frequently.
Love The Salt Line. Simple but sophisticated menu. It's what you'd expect from a 'fish house' with an attention to new takes on old staples, but done with respect to the original. Quality of food for price is outstanding. Ambiance is great. Much more crowded and rowdy during baseball season, especially in game day, but always fun. Bar nor full of a bunch of drunk bros pounding Busch. Off-season, go as often as you can. Quiet enough for a nice night out for two, loud enough for a party of 6 for a birthday. And don't buy the hype - the best burger is not at that French bistro you can never get a table at - it's the Smash Burger here. Probably the most underrated restaurant in DC.
Great food and great experience. The restaurant is following very strict COVID measures and has plenty of outdoor seating and heaters.
Server was very accommodating. Felt their outside dining was done as safely as possible. Burgers were very good, but lobster rolls were a bit of a disappoint, especially at that day’s market price.
We felt very "Covid Safe" eating out side and properly socially distanced.
Great food! Great Service
Great for outdoor dining now. Heaters and tented but tent not fully enclosed so seems safe. Fun atmosphere.
The pumpkin soup and Parker house rolls were perfect! My partner loved the swordfish entree and fried clam appetizer. The heaters kept us comfortable even on a 35 degree afternoon (sunny). Definitely try it!
Amazing outdoor dining with excellent service!
We sat outside around 5pm today (Tuesday) in an open air tent situation , hi-top table, with heaters on either side, well-spaced from other tables. Temp was in the mid-40’s and we were very comfortable. Patrick was wonderful as our server, there when we wanted him, attentive, but unobtrusive. Music playlist created a great atmosphere, definitely looking forward to going back soon!!
A great outdoor setup, and good food and beer options.
Super great service and food as always.
We have been to the Salt Line a couple of times during the pandemic and they always do an amazing job. The covered, heated, outdoor space is perfectly suited to allow for maximum safety. We last ate there on December 18 and it was about 32 degrees out but with the heaters and our regular winter coats, it was totally comfortable. The service is fantastic and the food amazing. I recommend the burger. It’s unbelievable. Thank you Salt Line. We will be back.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Food and drinks and vibe are incredible. Huge fans of this restaurant. We sat outside and the weather was quite cold that particular day, so that was a struggle (but it would be anywhere these days) and we had a blast regardless. Dreaming of the crispy brussels sprouts and short ribs. Mmmm mmm gooooood. If you will be sitting outside this winter, just bring yourself a kooshy blanket for your legs and backside for extra warmth :). Would recommend a 1000x over.
The Salt Line did a great job with the social distancing with heaters on their patio
Waiter was very good and attentive. Food was good.
Wonderful food; wonderful service. Will be back!
We has a reservation on Saturday at 5pm. We were seated as soon as we arrived. We were 3mins late but called ahead. Parking was difficult since all of the large garages for the stadium were closed. Found hidden parking next to restaurant. Food was amazing. Ordered the levithian tower and was not disappointed. Fed a family of 4. The raw rock fish and caviar was amazing. Staff was on point and never had to wait for anything. Great suggestion on the blueberry soda. Will definitely have to visit again. Amazing view of river. Only bad thing was the wind that came river was chilly but each table had their own heater.
The food and service was wonderful. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The ambience and covid setting was perfect. I will be back soon!
excellent space. Felt very comfortable. The staff was great. The food was amazing.
We have always loved the Salt Line and it never disappoints! Menu is always special and yummy, and the staff always seems happy and friendly. The atmosphere is extremely unique in the DC region — a little feel of New England in DC with southern touches!
Food was amazing sever was outstanding. This just means I’ll definitely will be back.
Great! Warm, excellent Covid precautions, Greg took good care of us. Husband’s Portuguese stew was the highlight of the meal by far!
Great service, great food, tables are distanced, masks required, and WARM outdoor seating, plenty of heaters. Perfect winter/Covid spot.
Loved the outdoor seating!
The food is excellent, the drink menu is thoughtful and tasty, the heated outdoor seating on the water is delightful, and our server was very helpful and friendly.
We went out for a friends birthday, made a reservation for 5 outdoor and everything went great. They have a perfect set up of heater outside in a way that you can sit anywhere and still feel the warmth. Service was friendly and attentive. Views are perfect. Highly recommend.’
Love the heaters outside and the beautiful view!
The outside seating area is fantastic. It was such a great experience with my family to sit back have some wine and good food.
Such a great outdoor dining setup. Lots of heaters, tables spaced quite far apart (much more than 6 feet), excellent service. Haven’t found a better place to dine outside. Food excellent — don’t miss the Brussels sprouts and Stuffies.
Great food, great location, great service. Perfect place for a date night out.
Perfect place for outdoor seating and nice ambiance. They have heaters galore, and clear tent like structures to block the wind coming off of the water.
Wonderful experience. Staff were great and food exceptional!
TSL is our go-to while biking in DC. They’ve done a great job with CV19 requirements and continue to offer great food and drinks. Our server, Morgan, was amazing! She has such a great attitude, offered great suggestions and has a great sense of humor! Morgan completed a superb afternoon for us! Thank you Morgan and thanks TSL!
A belated birthday lunch with a friend. Salt Line is well organized. Very nice food, we had the fish sandwich. Great outdoor location, it was a cold day and the heaters were not on (maybe because it was windy) which was a shame
Service was phenomenal and the food is always excellent!
We live in DC and had friends visiting from out of town and wanted to try something around the ballpark. Ordered a Bloody Mary - had one sip and it was not very good (negative) and gave it back to waiter and they credited our bill (positive). Ordered pumpkin soup which came out cold but did not want to send something else back so I ate it without complaining. The beet/burrata salad had a nice portion of burrata but only had 3 tiny slices of beets so I would have really called it just a burrata salad. Our friends said their meal was ok...but I will probably try another restaurant next time I head down to the Navy yards.
You can order delivery directly from The Salt Line using the Order Online button. The Salt Line also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Salt Line also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-2368.
The Salt Line is rated 4.7 stars by 1380 OpenTable diners.
The Salt Line does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?hash=e58706d3.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.