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Looks like taxis and Uber have some new competition. The latest restaurant amenity? Car service.
BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant is launching an in-house car service tonight that will transport diners in the D.C. area to and from Jeff Black‘s Palisades eatery. The town cars will run from 5:30 until 11:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday nights and will cost $10 to $30, depending on the distance. The driving radius will include downtown, U Street NW, Adams Morgan, Arlington, and Bethesda neighborhoods.
The restaurant decided to adapt the service because of the high volume of taxi requests from diners and the irregular service of local cab companies. On weekends, BlackSalt gets 10 to 15 requests for cabs. “Our guests would be left waiting, and after a certain point, the staff would end up giving guests rides home in their own cars,” says BlackSalt general manager Jim Sole in a press release.
Diners can book the cars up to a month in advance by calling the restaurant at (202) 342-9101.
UPDATE: BlackSalt isn’t the only restaurant with car service. Marcel’s has a car that transports diners to and from the Kennedy Center for free.