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St Arnold's Mussel Bar

$$ - $$$, American,
1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
+1 202-833-1321
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (99 reviews)
“fries” (29 reviews)
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Bar, American, Belgian, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The host, Al, was super friendly and made us feel like regulars. The only seat was right by the host stand, but everything in there felt cramped, so we didn't even notice. We ordered calamari, musscles, and some fry with meat and gravy thing. The...More

Thank TummyTraveller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice little restaurant/bar. Came with family and friends. Big table accommodated all of us. Service was good and friendly. Food quality was good. Great beer selection. Would come here again for sure.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not expecting great food when a friend suggested St Arnold's as the only reasons we picked it were location and that there was dog friendly outdoor dining. We went relatively early and were seated immediately in the small outdoor area at a high...More

Thank pyrprshr
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Some of the best mussels I’ve ever had. In a basement, dark, wood grain. Its the spot. I’ll be back.

Thank John N
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This great little place has AMAZING mussels. If that’s not your thing, there’s plenty other goodness on the menu. Beer selection is OK. Hoegardden in tap. It’s a tiny place and it gets packed so either show up early or be prepared to wait.

Thank bodhi_sam
Reviewed 5 March 2018

While we did not have mussels, we did stop in for a drink at the bar. The place was very warm and welcoming. Seemed the kind of place that locals would hang out. We will go again!

Thank SFlurry
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Whenever I visit D.C., St. Arnold's is my favorite place to hang out, enjoy a few beers and eat as many mussel's as I can. It's even more fun because they have a happy hour special on mussel's, so they are really quite affordable. Even...More

Thank JeffandPriscilla
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Overall we enjoyed our dinner here very much! It was a Friday night but later in the evening and we were seated right away. We ordered the pretzel appetizer, which was good but the pretzels tasted very oily/ fried, which was a bit odd to...More

Thank Luckyduck517
Reviewed 19 January 2018

I've been to Belgium many times and I love mussels. St Arnold's served mussels worthy of Brussels. Easily the best I've ever had in the US - plump, perfectly cooked and the broth was so good I ordered extra bread to eat more of it....More

Thank NJTravelBoy
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Bulieve me if I lived in this neighborhood I would be coming here a lot. This looks like a rock steady bar with really good mussels and an overall decent menu. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food and a very decent Belgian beer selection.

Thank Robert B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Bar, American, Belgian, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-833-1321
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