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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557 (Federal Triangle)
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Ranked #296 of 2,644 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
Transit: Farragut North Metro Station (Red); Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red); Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
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89% Recommend
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English first
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love going to this place. The mussels are awesome! They have many different options to choose from....make sure to order more bread because you will definitely want it to soak up the extra sauce that comes with the mussels. They also have a good beer selection and you can order 0.5 or 1 liter glasses! The food is great... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wife and I ate her last week. We love seafood; and the mussels here were awesome. Several different varieties on the menu. Place is small and a bit dark, but don't be deterred, you are about to have a great meal. Servers were friendly and attentive. Very good meal, and very good value. Highly recommend, and we will return on... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend and were definitely not disappointed! We were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant is located on a rather small side-street, so traffic noise was not a bother. We made reservations since we were going on a Friday evening, but did not need them; the establishment was busy, but not overcrowded. If... More

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was truly a gem of a find on our recent trip to DC. All the food ordered in our party was amazing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

You got to try their mussels in their house specialty stew..it's so good and the mussels are so fresh...the buffalo wings can be better but try are really good at mussels... Worth a visit for mussels lovers!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I wanted some mussels. We happened to hear about this place from a co-worker. We went on a Thursday night during happy hour and found the place to be super friendly and clean. We both selected mussels with different sauces and enjoyed them tremendously. Our waiter suggested a few options and while i didn't take the suggestions,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this is by far the best neighborhood bar situated in the heart of the downtown business district of D.C. it is in a convenient location just a block south of DuPont Circle and around the corner from the famed Palm Restaurant- in between 19th and 20th streets. Forget the noise of the Palm that caters to the uber liberal media... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We ate at St Arnold's with our son and his girl friend last Friday and found the food and beer to be very good, but it is NOT a place to go if you are interested in having any type of understandable conversation with the others in your party! The noise level was off the charts! The most I could... More

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