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Blacks Bar & Kitchen Restaurant Review

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Blacks Bar & Kitchen Restaurant Review

Black's Bar

Photo © Jennifer Lust

The Bottom Line

Black’s Bar & Kitchen has undergone a $2.5 million renovation and has been transformed into a modern upscale restaurant with beautiful décor to complement a creative menu of fresh seafood, quality meats and local and seasonal ingredients.


  • Newly renovated, modern and beautiful nature-inspired décor
  • great food at reasonable prices
  • Friendly service
  • Extensive wine list
  • Outdoor patio dining available weather permitting


  • Busy and may be hard to get a reservation


  • Address: 7750 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD
  • Phone: (301) 652-5525
  • Hours: Closed Tuesdays, Open 11:30am, Closes at 10pm weekdays, 11pm Fri & Sat, 9:30pm on Sun.
  • Reservations: Required in the main dining room. Bar and patio seating are first come, first serve.
  • Parking: Parking lot next door, cost is $.75 per hour.
  • Prices: Average entree $21 and up.

Guide Review - Blacks Bar & Kitchen Restaurant Review

The name stays the same, but a $2.5 million renovation has transformed Black’s Bar & Kitchen into a completely new restaurant. The innovative menu includes seafood, steak and game selections rich with bold flavors from Virginia’s Northern Neck and Southern Maryland. Black’s offers an organic a la carte menu of meat and game dishes prepared on a new hardwood grill.

Specialties at Black's Bar & Kitchen include a Regional Raw Bar featuring Fresh Bay, Boutique & Premium Oysters; Corncakes w/Green Tomato Jam; Black’s Corn Dog (boudin blanc) w/Purple Mustard; Tempura Soft Shell Crab w/Melon Relish; Duck Confit Salad; Crispy Whole Fish w/Orange-Coriander Sauce; All natural beef cuts; Blackberry Strudel w/Sweet Corn Ice Cream.

Black’s new glass-enclosed Wine Room holding up to 1,500 bottles in stainless steel racks serves as the wall dividing the dining room from the bar. Guests dine in a virtual vineyard, or so it appears from the illuminated 7’x70’ mural that glows along the dining room wall.

The restaurant seats 86, including a communal table seating 10. The bar has 15 bar stools + 8 bar tables. The outdoor black pebble patio with a calming reflecting pool seats 46.

Reviewed July 2006 - Prices are subject to change

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