6 Must Try Seafood Stops In Washington, DC


1. BlackSalt


4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007
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BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant, Washington’s premier seafood restaurant, is wholly committed to the sustainability of fish and shellfish stocks worldwide. They constantly strive to source their products from companies and individuals who are like-minded. Through conscientious consumption and education we can all work to protect the invaluable resources that are provided to us by the sea.

2. The Oceanaire Seafood Room


1201 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
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Whether you are looking to host a large dinner party or a smaller group for a special celebration, you are invited to consider The Oceanaire. They specialize in making all of your occasions— business lunches and dinners, company functions, special celebrations, holiday parties and more— unique and unforgettable with their exquisite menu and superior service.

3. DC Coast

DC Coast

1401 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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An acclaimed Washington landmark since it burst on to the scene fifteen years ago, DC Coast was conceived as a chic, comfortable atmosphere in which impeccable service meets first-class cuisine. Its cavernous space within the stunning Art Deco Tower Building anchoring the bustling K Street corridor is the sleek setting for chef Jeff Tunks’ menu, inspired by America’s coastal regions: mid-Atlantic, Gulf Coast, and West Coast/Pacific Rim.

4. Hank’s Oyster Bar


1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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Simple, approachable seafood, consisting of small and large plates for grazing. Coastal favorites and New England Classics like Lobster Rolls, Steamers and Chowder. Lightly fried items such as Popcorn Shrimp and Calamari and Fish n’ Chips will balance the Ice Bar options which consist of a selection of raw oysters, tartar and ceviche.

5. Occidental Grill & Seafood


1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
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After a $2 million top-to-bottom renovation, the Occidental re-opened in January 2007 to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. A new menu by Executive Chef Rodney Scruggs features a fresh take on classic American cuisine such as White Asparagus with a Poached Egg & Black Truffle Hollandaise and Roasted Loin of Venison with a wild blueberry grappa sauce. It’s not just the menu that’s new. To reinstate Gus Bucholz’s tradition of featuring famous faces along the walls, the Occidental unveiled a present-day series of D.C.’s most notable Fresh Faces at a Centennial Celebration in April 2007.

Today, the Occidental continues its historical tradition, providing Washington, D.C. with the best in food and hospitality. It remains a place where notables set out to eat “Where Statesmen Dine.”

6. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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1612 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, the newest restaurant in Black Restaurant Group, welcomes you with a rustic decor that showcases a variety of repurposed items from around the United States. A touch of southern hospitality is found in DC’s vibrant Logan Circle Neighborhood. Following Chef Jeff Black’s impeccable commitment to sourcing the freshest seafood, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be your choice for the widest variety of high quality oysters.

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