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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
American, Belgian, Bar, European
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1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
+1 202-833-1321
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Cincinnati
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 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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Houston, Texas
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577 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 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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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 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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Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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 

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Thank WoodsResidents
Norwood, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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!

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Thank torpedo-dude
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3 restaurant reviews
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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.!!

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Albany, NY
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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 

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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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.

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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
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Belgian, Bar, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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
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: +1 202-833-1321

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