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Black's Bar & Kitchen

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7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004 (Norfolk)
+1 301-652-5525
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Bethesda, Maryland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was fine, but not outstanding. I don't think I would come here again for a special occasion. I would for regular dining.

Thank Tiggger007
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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373 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be well known for good service and delicious seafood. On a recent visit, our server got several things wrong, and many dishes were over salted.

Thank Amy W
Media, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first choice for dinner based on the online menu - I wanted a specific dish. Unfortunately the menu changed and item was not on the menu. Luckily the menu is posted outside so I knew before I could be seated. I total support using the freshest, in season products. Just disappointed because I was in the mood... More 

Thank Sandy C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for our eight-year wedding anniversary. We arrived at the restaurant with a very lively happy hour scene in the front porch, and quiet in the back on a saturday night. We were seated in the back corner, not great, but ok. The meun was great. Not very many choices, but they were good choices. We ordered a... More 

Thank Kelvin C
Bethesda, Maryland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here twice within the last few months. On both occasions the service was terrible. The food is tasty. The brunch offers descent selections however, you have to wait for some items as they were depleted frequently. Despite attempting to contact management several times concerning the terrible service, we have received no response.

Thank Gerald J
Washington, DC
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have dined here frequently over the years, but this was the first time that my 2 friends had been here. I was a little worried because it was St. Patrick's Day, and I thought that it might be a little noisy, but despite the fact that the bar was busy and all of the tables were... More 

1 Thank Joyce3909
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There are a lot of places to eat in Bethesda, and we choose Black's frequently. The choices are varied and always beautifully prepared. They also have great cocktails and a nice wine list, including half-bottles. We always have a a lovely meal with friendly, professional service.

Silver Spring
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This Bethesda restaurant is our go-to place whenever people visit for business or pleasure. The food is excellent and they offer a good variety. They also have fresh and raw seafood.

Thank MaryLou1968
Salt Lake City, Utah
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164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I loved the food here--everything was excellent (monkfish, salmon, soups, special appetizer of scallop and potsticker). Service was not quite professional--some hovering without the kind of attention that was needed (refilling water). Tthe noise level on a Friday night, 6:30-10:00 was unbearable for me.

Thank abcpoet
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had to make another trip back to the NIH in Bethesda. Our third within a year and wanted to try another restaurant we had not been to. Blacks is in walking distance of most of the hotels in downtown Bethesda. We reserved a table for two online. The online reservation gives you time choices all day long so we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6004
  • Public Transportation: Three blocks from the BETHESDA METRO.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-5525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?