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“No b.s. Just good food and beer.”

Dr. Granville Moore's
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Ranked #890 of 3,292 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Belgian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Unlike a lot of places along the H street corridor, this place isn't gimmicky. It's just a good bar. When I came here, I walked in to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds playing on the jukebox and had some good beer. It was fairly busy, yet not uncomfortably crowded. The food's pretty good, I remember; though I can't recall exactly what I got. Whatever. It's low brow and good quality. Minimal b.s. as I said. Please just spend your money here instead of Stars & Shamrock. Or H street country club. Jesus...

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a restaurant that focuses on mussels, fires, and beer. The outside is frightening and the inside isn't much better - don't ne afraid! :) We sat on the top floor. The roof leaked on one of us, even though it wasn't raining. The bartender/server suggested beers and the food was amazing. Perfectly cooked. They focus on a small menu and do an excellent job. My beer, small frites, and mussels were $38 after tip. Location is a little off the beaten path. Took the Metro to Union Station and then jumped in a cab for a $8 cab ride to the restaurant. A must-do in DC.

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1  Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Granville Moore's looks like a burnt-out tenement house from the outside. But inside it has a great beer list dominated by Belgians and a few East Coast specialty beers. And everything on its mussel menu is creative and tasty.

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1  Thank Ed S
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Found out about this restaurant as a result of a Bobby Flay Throw Down. Have now been there twice when visiting DC. I absolutely LOVE the Bleu Moules and the Frites. The atmosphere is incredible. I prefer sitting upstairs rather than down.

1  Thank Jeannie M
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Granville Moores is a hole in the wall. It took a few months (maybe even a year) to get a sign up when they first opened -- otherwise you would walk past a still very boarded-up H Street NE and have to guess which rickety looking doorway was the great moules and frites place. Now a few years on, its easier to find but still no less of a hole when you walk in. The decor is gritty and dark and almost always packed to overflowing with people. If you are a fan of white table clothes and sycophantic waiters this is probably not the place for you. The food is simple and I'm always surprised why they include anything other than their signature moules on the menu -- personally I've never tried anything else but have eaten my way through their rotating menu of delectable mollusks. The frites are absolutely sinful -- cooked in duck fat and rolled in the good salt (I'm guessing its Maldon sea salt with its magically little pyramid shapes -- no idea what I'm talking about, go try some, seriously) and rosemary. The frites come with dipping sauces -- the best of which is hands down the truffle mayo.
If you are a beer snob, you may enjoy this place just for the beer. A wide variety of European (mostly Belgian) beers awaits you with a usually interesting selection of beers on tap including local options.
They do not take reservations (you can put your name on a list and they'll call you) so don't even try to come on a Friday or Saturday night unless you arrive at 5pm and stake out a table (not like I've ever done that...) Food service is always fast (particularly for moules and frites), while waiter service may be slower if they are crowded. This is not a place to go for a quick meal. Commit to relaxing, realize the decor is on purpose (and not mid-construction) and just eat good food. You better eat it all too because you cannot take moules to go.

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Thank pelirroja01
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