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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557 (Federal Triangle)
202-833-1321
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Ranked #234 of 2,648 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Farragut North Metro Station (Red); Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red); Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
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English first
Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended by a friend in order to meet up with some old friends. While quite at 5pm it quickly filled up and became very energetic. While not the place to go in the evening for a quiet drink, definitely the place to go for mussels and a drink. All the draft beers are Belgium based and plenty... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Best mussels ever. Get there before 6PM and a pot of mussels is only $11. Extra bread for dipping the wonderful sauce is a must. Many Belgian beers on tap. Fries and onion rings are also top notch. Peter, the bartender, is a real help for recommendations around town.

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Kensington, MD
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped in on a dreary Saturday in October and ended up leaving with sunny dispositions. We sat the cozy bar in front of a college football game but I couldn't remember who played. The bartender was a true professional whose charm and knowledge of the city's bars kept us entertained and never wanting. We tried a couple of their... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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181 reviews 181 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great place to go with friends for night out. We had about 6 of the mussel options (Old Bay, Paella were favs) and all were amazing. Onion rings and brusetta with proscuitto and pear were also great. Smallish place, so reserve if you can.

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Makati, Philippines
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Every time we come to DC, my husband and I always set at least one dinner date with friends in the District at St Arnold. It's kind of unique place in DC. They cook mussels in different ways, Italian, Thai and many other variations. The place is always full and so it is better to call for reservation. Just a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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284 reviews 284 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Highly recommend St. Arnold's for their incredible variety of mussels dishes and beers. The Frites are delicious. The service is very. The owner/entrepreneur knows his business. Best time is weekday lunch. Their other menu is worth investigating as well. Has an open air option with its garage door front.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Little bar that was quiet during lunchtime, with a great waitress with great knowledge of the beers available. We were here for a business meeting, and although very casual atmosphere, the whole group thoroughly loved the food. Seating is wooden and a little uncomfortable after a while, but the air con is great considering the humidity during summer. Basement setting,... More

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Frankfurt
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I made this our regular Sunday afternoon spot during our time in DC. On Sundays there's more of a regulars crowd, so it's not loud or crowded. The food was always good - loved the mussels and wings! Very good beer selection, and a cool Sunday bartender to match. St. Arnold's is a great spot for a... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

LOUD LOUD LOUD Honestly, my ears ached after having dinner here. Music playing, very crowded, people talking at the top of their voices, tile floors reflecting the sound. Hard to have any conversation. The food was just OK. LOUD LOUD LOUD

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Alexandria, Va
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good place as most reviewers noted with lots of choices of mussels and only $11 during Happy Hour; however, frites are extra $3. One friend tried the Thai ones, which were not bad, and another tried the classic mussels, which were pretty good. My spicy mussels however were so spicy I could only eat the mussels after shaking all the... More

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Additional Information about St Arnold's Mussel Bar

Address: 1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
Phone Number: 202-833-1321
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Federal Triangle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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