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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

$$ - $$$, American,
1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
+1 202-833-1321
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (91 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
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Bar, American, Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
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1 - 10 of 124 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here with friends. The mussel menu is exhaustive - I tried the vodka mussel special and it was excellent, with garlic bread. There was an extensive bar which I must return to try ! All in all a great visit.

Thank Perception
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well, the meal was great here. We were keen to try out some real hot stuff - so went for mussels cooked in habanero. It met our high spicy standards.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Very authentic Belgian bar. I learned that although the owners aren't Belgian, they travel there every year just to keep up with the current trends in food and drinks. The beer selection is limited (compared to Belgium of course) but has some very nice options...More

Thank Limitles
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Sat at the bar had a great experience. This place is tucked away but the locals know it is a great place to grab a bite in the D. C. area. Walked from my hotel and enjoyed visiting with bartenders and patrons. Would make it...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of having lunch here. Great selection of Belgian beers and an amazing selection of mussels cooked various ways. Owner was a really nice guy and the ambiance certainly reminded me of Brussels. After eating a very delicious lunch he would not...More

Thank joseph h
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Great inexpensive place. It's a small place, really causal and nosy as you would expect. Plenty of Belgium beers. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. It touts its mussels and offers 20 or more ways to serve them. You'll need to ask for help to decide...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The hotel sent us to a restaurant that is closed on Sunday's. So Hubby and I stumbled around and found this little neighborhood joint that turns out to be a little Belgian restaurant. So much fun and they have a 32 oz beer mug! We...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious mussels cooked in a variety of sauces. We went on half price Monday, so it was crowded and noisy. Good service.

Thank johnsmom57
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Beer and waffles! Amazing choice of brews plus light waffles and other Belgian gourmet goodies. With a Cheers atmosphere. Go for the beers and local flavor.

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Service was superb! The food was exquisite! A huge selection of mussel pots and other great dishes. We will definitely be going back!

Thank Ashley G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Bar, American, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
  • Public Transportation: Farragut North Metro Station (Red); Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red); Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-833-1321
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