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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

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$$$
Dupont Circle
American, Belgian, European
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1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
Farragut North Metro Station (Red); Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red); Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
202-833-1321
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for mussels

If you don't like mussels or Belgian beers, this isn't the place for you. But, if you do, both are good, service was friendly and attentive, and the dive-bar vibe was just what we were looking for. Our group also tried the meatloaf and steak w/frites. Both were solid, but not outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Joop B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Doing business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you don't like mussels or Belgian beers, this isn't the place for you. But, if you do, both are good, service was friendly and attentive, and the dive-bar vibe was just what we were looking for. Our group also tried the meatloaf and steak w/frites. Both were solid, but not outstanding.

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St Croix Virgin Islands
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Okay so here's the deal: Mussels and beer. That's it. Now they claim to have (and probably do) have googobs of Belgian beers; lots of them on tap. yo can have your mussels cooked in pretty much any of the beers and they are happy to also throw in a variety of things to flavor the mussels e.g. jalapenos, shallots,... More 

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were meeting our nephew and his girlfriend for dinner and they suggested this place. Great choice. It reminded me of restaurants in NYC, small and packed. The food was very good and Mark, the bartender, was very personable.

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Boston
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Go here just for the perfectly battered, spiced and cooked onion rings. Those are worth it by themselves. And the entrees at our table were all B+ or better -- burger, mussels and steak at our table. Frites were also really good. A super gracious staff completed a fun night.

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Great Neck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Two of my girlfriends and I were on an 11 day road trip and DC was our second to last stop. One of my friend's dad, recommended St. Arnold's Mussel Bar on Jefferson. It was a hole-in-the wall bar. I was a little skeptical at first, since there was only one other couple there, but it picked up by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good beet selection of micro beers. Staff had good class. Will be back in the future. If you enjoy craft beets this is the place to go, Bruce very knowledgeable on his beers.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Go for the Tha Curry Mussels and try five different kinds of beer, including the Delirium Red! Friendly service, great food, very comfortable place with character to spare....

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My review is more about the obnoxious table of people by us than the quality of food or service. After reading such great reviews on Yelp on TA we were really excited to go. We came for lunch and were greeted promptly. There was a table close to us that held one really obnoxious guy who was loud and rude... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Yes, the flavors were good, though salty (to encourage more drinking?) but $20 for a modest bowl of smallish mussels, with several empty shells (in mine) and a couple unopened (not to eat), is too much. The beer is good. 'Nuf said.

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Jacksonville FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stopped in on a Monday night without a reservation. The restaurant was a little over half full. It was just before 6:30- the end of happy hour- and we were able to order mussels for $11 and frites for $3. We got blue cheese and bacon and the house special and both were really good. It's a basic bar... 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>  > Dupont Circle
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, Belgian, European

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-833-1321

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?