The Salt Line

4.7
1380 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Salt Line is currently offering primarily OUTDOOR Patio Seating and limited indoor STANDARD seating. Due to the regulations on our seating capacity, we are asking guests to please limit their reservation stays to 2 hours. All guests must arrive with a face mask and all seating adheres to current DC covid rules and restrictions. Six guests is the maximum at any one table. All alcohol service and consumption must cease by 10pm. Outdoor reservations are covered and there are heaters at every table. If unsure of status of outdoor reservation due to weather please call the restaurant. If weather does not permit outdoor seating, we may be able to move your outdoor reservation inside but cannot guarantee indoor seating. If weather does not allow outdoor seating we do also offer the TSL TO-GO as an option for a home Salt Line experience-click the CAVIAR link on our open table profile to order for pickup or delivery. We look forward to your visit!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1380 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjoblow
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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vipKelleyJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

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.

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vipSteve
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipBFunk
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great experience. The restaurant is following very strict COVID measures and has plenty of outdoor seating and heaters.

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NYgirl
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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Jake
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

We felt very "Covid Safe" eating out side and properly socially distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great Service

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PaulaB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for outdoor dining now. Heaters and tented but tent not fully enclosed so seems safe. Fun atmosphere.

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KarenH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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!

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vipMrsHOHO
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing outdoor dining with excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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!!

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vipGregM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A great outdoor setup, and good food and beer options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super great service and food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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agroupofdiners
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

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CovidDate
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Salt Line did a great job with the social distancing with heaters on their patio

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vipbkmorris
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Waiter was very good and attentive. Food was good.

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ElizabethB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food; wonderful service. Will be back!

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AyokaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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DonH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent space. Felt very comfortable. The staff was great. The food was amazing.

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AbbyM
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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BrittanyJ
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing sever was outstanding. This just means I’ll definitely will be back.

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Clrvs
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Warm, excellent Covid precautions, Greg took good care of us. Husband’s Portuguese stew was the highlight of the meal by far!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, tables are distanced, masks required, and WARM outdoor seating, plenty of heaters. Perfect winter/Covid spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating!

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Thoma
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.’

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vipN2FabFood
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the heaters outside and the beautiful view!

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vipAlyssaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outside seating area is fantastic. It was such a great experience with my family to sit back have some wine and good food.

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vipMrsHOHO
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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EdwinF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great location, great service. Perfect place for a date night out.

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EllenW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Staff were great and food exceptional!

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Dave
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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SusanH66
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was phenomenal and the food is always excellent!

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vipKatharine
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

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.

FAQs

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.

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