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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
American, Belgian, Bar, European
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1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Houston, Texas
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534 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank PandaHouston
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Geisha514
Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 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 

Thank WoodsResidents
Norwood, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 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.

Thank Davedog14
Omaha, Nebraska
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 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!

Thank torpedo-dude
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 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.!!

Thank Marcelo V
Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 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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Greenwich, CT
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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

On our last night in D.C., after a long and exhausting graduation weekend, we decided to go out for simple fare near our hotel. In a few blocks we arrived at St. Arnold's, a step down, slightly darkened, cavern of a restaurant. We all, save one, ordered a version of the top four recommended mussel dishes. They were all very... More 

Thank RockridgeC
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you are looking for a stateside trip to Brussels go to St. Arnold's Mussel Bar. This place has DELICIOUS mussels in a huge variety of preparations - as well as other entrees - and a large selection of beers. It was just the right thing on a Sunday night after a busy weekend.

Thank VAM6071
Washington, DC
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473 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Our friends knew this place and brought us here for dinner. The menu offers a good variety of mussel options (as well as many beers). The mussels were quite good, and each different pot of mussels had a different flavor. The fries that came with it were good (although oddly served a few minutes in advance of the mussels), and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Belgian, Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, 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
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-833-1321

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