Bread & Salt Open for Business!

Welcome Sign on Patio

The wait is officially over – Bread & Salt is open for business. Following a soft opening last night, the restaurant is welcoming diners this week at 5:30 p.m. every day through Sunday. The neighborhood eating house will offer its regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner starting Monday at 6:00 a.m.

Tenleytown, D.C. has not had a chance to sample Bread & Salt’s fare yet, but will offer up our take on the restaurant as soon as we do. If you have a chance to visit before we do, let us know what you think in the comments section.

In the meantime, read more about Tenleytown’s newest restaurant in our September 10 post, New Details of Anticipated Eatery Bread & Salt.

Bread & Salt is located at 4619 41st Street.


  • Went last night. Food (lamb stew and pizza) was very good, as were TVs for sports viewing. HOWEVER, they charge $5.00 for appetizer bread — and it is C- quality. They did not charge for the salt. And the wind, while good, was a pretty small pour. Also there are several doors that open directly into the main dining room, which means that it is cold and gusty every time someone enters or leaves. We had to move to the back to stay warm enough to take our outdoor coats off. I hope this place fixes these problems, because they did a nice job with the set up and as noted, the food is good. But if they don’t, no one will go to a place that charges $5 for bread!

  • This is an excellent restaurant–the food is very high standard generally, but the desserts are truly exceptional. “La Brunoise” involves strawberry-lavender sorbet, which is heavenly. Another smash hit (out of the park) is the raspberry tart with pistachio cream. I have now been for dinner, a snack at the bar (very tasty pastirma and egg sandwich–that is a type of cured beef from the Middle East), a coffee (the raspberry/pistachio cream tart) and also for breakfast, (great omelet). The staff are very friendly and helpful, and while there are a few times when things could have been more perfect (why no closed captions on the tv?), they are very open to helpful constructive criticism. I think the open plan of the restaurant and the brightness offer a different, quite exciting dining experience. This is a new addition to Tenleytown’s dining world that has great promise and should be welcomed, and encouraged.