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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
American, Bar, Belgian, European
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1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
+1 202-833-1321
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Original house speciality was very good I just think there was barely enough to eat and I was still somehow hungry after my meal. Otherwise it would be a perfect restaurant. Great selection of beers. Good service.

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Thank Aurélien P
Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A group of nine of us ate at this location on a Saturday night in December. We were celebrating a birthday and had a diverse group of tastes. It has a fun, casual ambience. The men really enjoyed the selection of European large beers and everyone enjoyed the variety of food that they ordered (from salads, sandwiches, pasta, and mussels).... More 

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Thank SJKDC
Cincinnati
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We really liked St. Arnold's. It has a comfortable, casual dive ambience. The menu offers soups, sandwiches, and entrees, mostly with a Belgian preparation. We were there at Happy Hour for the $19.00 mussel and frites menu. They serve over 20 different preparations of mussels. We chose their specialty, the Mussels St. Arnold's. The sauce was savory and rich (duck... More 

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Thank Thruthegarden
Houston, Texas
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209 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

There are 2 locations in DC but this one was closer to my hotel. Had dinner here tonight - a Monday night. Not too crowded and the service was great. Ordered an order of the Classic Mussels which comes with fries for $19. Had a glass of Cabernet as well and the total was $33 without tip. The mussels was... More 

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Thank PandaHouston
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

A group of my co-workers and myself reserved tables at this restaurant for a retirement party. Lots of different choices for mussels and beer. The wait staff was wonderful as well. They were very attentive and friendly. We ordered several appetizers like the pretzel bites w/cheese, barbque & buffalo chicken wings & bruchetta w/goat cheese and sundried tomatoes.......all were great!... More 

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Thank Geisha514
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Sub-par shellfish at a place that supposedly specializes in them is hard to understand; my bucket had more than a few empty shells and shriveled, undersized mussels; the broth was insipid; and I kept biting down on sand. Made me wonder why I like the creepy little mollusks. Top that off with surly service and you are left feeling you've... More 

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Thank WoodsResidents
Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

St Arnold's Mussel Bar is located near the Metro, close to the Smithsonian National Zoo- went to the DuPont location- they also have one nearby in Cleveland Park. They have 20 types of mussels and 40 Authentic Belgian draft beers. Friendly atmosphere - wait staff knew the menu and offered advice on places to go nearby.

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Thank Davedog14
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident. Great selection of belgian beers and mussels. Happy hour prices can't be beat! Stayed twice as long as we wanted to and at only half the price. Highly recommended!

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Thank torpedo-dude
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I had the most memorable days back in Belgium, and this place made me remember all the good stuff that I had there, mussels... Fries... Belgian Beer... and to be fair, they have a great hamburger! Both places are good, the one at Jefferson's and the other one in Connecticut Ave.!!

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Thank Marcelo V
Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My Flemish stew was very good, and my wife reported the mussels were excellent. The waffle we had for dessert was slightly overdone, but the batter it was made from was superb so it was still good. Next time I go I'll ask for the stew to be beside the Frits rather than on top. But overall we really enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?