I don't blame the reviewer who commented on BlackSalt in '09 about the distance and resulting cabfare. If you want to go to BlackSalt, you pretty much have to make detailed plans in terms of transportation and timing, especially if you have reservations. I live in DC and I had plenty of time to plan but I was still unfortunately stuck with taking a $13 cab ride to BlackSalt. The D6 bus does go to Palisades right on MacArthur Blvd., but on weekends the bus can run kind of slow. You can also offset the cab fare by taking the Circulator to Wisconsin and M and then taking a cab the rest of the way. Otherwise, go here with people who have cars. I think the food is worth it. They serve very delicious seafood dishes, like crispy fried calamari served with a spicy mayo. Their provencal fish stew is excellent and full of seafood, but a bit on the salty side. And their chocolate cake - rich and amazing. Try not to let the long commute ruin your experience here. It didn't for me.