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The Salt Line - Navy Yard, Washington, DC

The Salt Line - Navy Yard

4.6
4.6
2194 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers indoor STANDARD seating and OUTDOOR Patio Seating. Our OUTDOOR riverfront patio seating has been winterized and is now comfortably available all year round. The OUTDOOR reservations area has been tastefully enclosed in clear insulated curtains that still provide a scenic river view and is well protected, well heated and honored all weather. Additionally we continue to offer our large outdoor bar area with first come first served bar, hightop and lounge seating. If you prefer to reserve outdoor bar space please specify in your reservation guest notes or call the restaurant directly. Please note: the Outdoor Bar area is covered and well heated but the fire pit lounge seating is uncovered and so weather permitting. If your desired reservation is not available online or of you have any reservations questions please call the restaurant for more up to the minute information and assistance. For groups larger than 14 contact events@thesaltline.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-2368

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rene Caceres

  • Catering

    The Salt Line offers drop-off and full service catering. For inquiries, email events@thesaltline.com

  • Private party facilities

    The Salt Line, situated across from Nationals Park directly on the Anacostia Waterfront, is a perfect setting for all your private event needs. Both scenic indoor and outdoor spaces available. Conveniently located just minutes from Capitol Hill and Downtown, we can offer garage parking, easy access to 395, and a short walk to the Navy Yard Metro.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Sanville: (855) 573-4468

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Cross street

    South Capitol St

  • Parking details

    Metered Street Parking and Parking Garages available in area. Increased parking rates on Nationals and DC United Home game days. For complete Navy yard parking information please visit our website or https://www.capitolriverfront.org/plan-your-visit/getting-around/by-car

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard Metro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,194 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • District of Columbia

    Great for scenic views

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and spectacular service. Had a great family meal.
  2. KW

    KarenW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were greeted enthusiastically when we arrived and seated immediately. Service was a bit slow and the server seemed in a rush to leave our table each time they returned. Lemon drop martini served in something other than a martini glass. No room for substitutions, i.e. more shrimp instead of oysters on the waterman's platter. Food was good not great and definitely more casual than the “smart casual” dress attire mentioned on the website.
  3. I

    Ilikerestaurants

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Solid restaurant with decent service, excellent cocktails, and average to above average food. The view and atmosphere are unbeatable.
  4. T

    Tofumidget

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner on the enclosed patio! They easily accommodated our party of 9. Service was perfect from beginning to end, including a birthday dessert (thank you Nakia!). The oysters were very fresh. Everything was delicious!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service—highly recommend!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheryl our server made our night on the town even better! Special attention to details :) The mahi mahi and clam chowder were fab!
  7. JP

    JPVA

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant with great service and good food. We enjoyed the experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was awesome and our server was amazing
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak and eggs from the weekend brunch menu was excellent. I am allergic to gluten and dairy and this dish fit the bill. Adding a carb like roasted potatoes would have made it more satisfying. My family members also enjoyed the clam chowder and eggs Benedict.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for your feedback regarding our brunch! I hope we can have the pleasure to serve you again sometime soon! Would love to find some gluten-free, dairy-free dinner items for you to enjoy, as well! Best, Chelsea

  10. S

    Susana

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was outstanding! One of the best meals I have had in D.C. Both the rockfish and grouper were cooked perfectly and were accompanied by delicious sauces and veggies. The Brussels sprouts are worth a mention on their own. Our server, Cheryl C., was helpful and friendly, and the manager as also attentive. The noise level was pretty loud, but the staff offered to reseat us, and we declined. We will definitely be back.
  11. HB

    HeatherB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server - the best. Food was delicious as always.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you, Heather! We love to pass compliments on to our service team and kitchen. We know you have many restaurants to choose from and we appreciate you coming to visit us, as always. :)

  12. A

    Alexandra

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated on time at the location we requested. Service was outstanding. Food was delicious.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you, Alexandra! We take great pride in our food and service and it is always wonderful to hear our efforts are enjoyed by our guests! Looking forward to serving you again sometime soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The freshness was excellent, food and drinks were very well made

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for your feedback, it is always greatly appreciated! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Chelsea

  14. CS

    ConnieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was awesome! The atmosphere, food & service were all amazing. Next time we are in DC The Salt Line will be on our list of places to go!!
  15. C

    Chantiwa

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    We were shocked by the king crab leg order and price: steer clear of the king crab legs! $85 got us 1/2 a leg each. The carrots side dish was skimpy and had a strange mix of flavors with feta cheese.The peaches and cream tartlette was tasty.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 30, 2022Hello Chantiwa, Already responded to your mother's review on google but wanted to follow up with you here as well and apologize that we fell short of expectation. We do sincerely strive to be a value oriented restaurant so very much take feedback such as yours to heart and it has been shared with the kitchen. I was glad to hear that our manager did remove the crab from your bill no questions asked when you expressed your disappointment as well as send out bday treats. Thank you for the feedback

  16. FW

    FrederickW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have dined at the Salt Line -Navy Yard several times over the past year and have thoroughly enjoyed each experience. The service is top notch and the food is excellent. There is always a very good raw oyster selection and the servers are typically very knowledgeable of each oyster's distinct characteristics. If you are unable to get a table, I highly recommend dining at the bar.
  17. KW

    KaitW

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish! Next time I need to save more room in my stomach first!

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on November 2, 2022Thanks, Kait! So very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience! Can’t wait to see you again sometime soon!

  18. KK

    KutieKu

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Friendly staff. Great food and fast service.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 30, 2022great to hear! Thanks so much for the visit and review. Hope you can join us again soon!

  19. AR

    AnnieR

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love The Salt Line! Food and service were outstanding as always!
  20. J

    Jack

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a fun atmosphere. Abundant outdoor seating a huge plus.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 30, 2022Thanks Jack! Glad you had fun and hope you can join us again soon!

  21. G

    Giorgio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff service was amazing and extremely accommodating! The food was delicious and served hot. We also enjoyed the wine and drink selections. The outdoor canopy was warm and inviting. The view was beautiful. I would definitely come back and highly recommend dinner at The Salt Line!
  22. NB

    NadiaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views, great service, great space/decor and great food. I couldn't ask for anything better !

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on November 2, 2022Wow, Nadia! And we couldn’t ask for a better review! Thank you so much for your kind words - this is exactly why we are in this business - to exceed guest expectations and create wonderful, memorable dining experiences. See you again soon, I hope! Best, Chelsea Service Director

  23. SB

    ShayneB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Very, very disappointed in the brunch selections and menu. Food was expensive but tasteless and not well-prepared. Very disapoointed. I have had good dinnner experiences before at Saltline but this experience was awful. Saving grace is that the server was very good. I was embarrassed that I brought friends with me.
  24. CJ

    CherieJ

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Met the ladies for lunch and had a very nice experience. Great service by Eunis and the food/drinks were on point. We started with the crab dip which was decadent and tasty- big chunks of crab and amazing flavor. The lobster roll is worth every penny! Ginormous chunks of meat and seasoned well. Very good fries and the rosé spritz *(chefs kiss)*

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 19, 2022Wow, Cherie! This is so great to read and I have shared your feedback with Eunice and the entire service team. Thank you for joining us for lunch and we anxiously await your next visit!

  25. SY

    SydneyY

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun place; great food!

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 19, 2022Thanks so much for your review! Hope to see you again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Food was not good.
  27. F

    Foodster

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Solid food. Great service. Overlooking the water.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 19, 2022Thanks for your review, Foodster - so glad you enjoyed your visit!

  28. SC

    SCDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Our favorite place to take visiting family and friends.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 19, 2022Great to hear and appreciate the review and continued support! Can't wait to welcome you back again!

  29. EM

    ElizabethM

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Salt Line combined with the view, service and location make it a place I will definitely revisit. One of the best seafood menus I've seen. My rockfish was spectacular. Service was outstanding.
  30. J

    Justin

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent oyster selection and lobster roll is made perfect. The view and outdoor section is spectacular.

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on November 2, 2022Thanks, Justin! Hope to see you again soon and find more delicious menu items for you enjoy!

  31. ES

    ElaineS

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    delicious food, service was good. would recommend for a special occasion.
  32. CH

    ChristineH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a terrific dinner with 7 friends at Salt Line! Tried various things on the menu. Crab dip terrific! Fried clams outstanding! Poached halibut was fantastic -- incredible summer flavors! Clam chowder is divine with lots of clams and no thickening agent to slow you down. Beautiful view and attentive service just made for a really fun evening!

    The Salt Line - Navy YardResponded on October 13, 2022so great to hear- thanks for joining us and hope to see you again soon!

  33. K

    Kibbit

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Menu different from online menu. Fried seafood platter may be easily shared by 2 people. Nothing for vegetarians or vegans. Great whiskey menu, but ice is regular bar ice. Huge, not intimate as website implies.
  34. RS

    RobS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Clam strip PO Boy sandwich has way too much mayo stuff and not worth the money. Parking near this place is impossible , pleas add some tips where to park on your website? Love this place but it was a big miss Sat night
  35. T

    Truth1

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food and drinks were subpar. Our waitress wasn’t too bad, even though she forgot to put our drinks in. The menu has changed and it’s very limited. It looks like it’s targeted towards a certain culture. Overall my dining experience wasn’t good.
  36. BP

    BrianP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sharron our server was amazing and made our trip to the city that much more enjoyable. It has been a few years since dined here, due to previous COVID restrictions. The music playlist in the background was phenomenal. Since it was Wednesday the crowd was light, but the service was top notch and made my wife's birthday dinner experience very memorable. We will dine here again on special occassions and for any issues you may encounter while you're there you can talk to Brian Zaslavsky who is the General Manager, he checked on our dining experience upon the conclusion of dinner. Top notch service all around.
  37. MG

    MonicaG

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Quick delivery of food and drinks.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Outdoor seating was fantastic but heaters were on too high.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheryl and Carlos made ours and every guests meal an experience to remember. I enjoy learning about the menu from Cheryl . Her knowledge allowed us to explore menu items we might not have tried. I cannot wait to ho back.
  40. z

    zachm

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here before a baseball game it was great. Great service, drinks and food was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Salt Line - Navy Yard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-2368.

The Salt Line - Navy Yard is rated 4.6 stars by 2194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Google Map for The Salt Line - Navy Yard

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South Capitol St

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Shellfish, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered Street Parking and Parking Garages available in area. Increased parking rates on Nationals and DC United Home game days. For complete Navy yard parking information please visit our website or https://www.capitolriverfront.org/plan-your-visit/getting-around/by-car

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rene Caceres

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-2368

  • Catering

    The Salt Line offers drop-off and full service catering. For inquiries, email events@thesaltline.com

  • Private party facilities

    The Salt Line, situated across from Nationals Park directly on the Anacostia Waterfront, is a perfect setting for all your private event needs. Both scenic indoor and outdoor spaces available. Conveniently located just minutes from Capitol Hill and Downtown, we can offer garage parking, easy access to 395, and a short walk to the Navy Yard Metro.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Sanville: (855) 573-4468

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