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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (95 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
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Bar, American, Belgian, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
1827 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Michael was great. The pretzel bites were amazing. There wasn't much of a crowd for early brunch so the atmosphere felt a little somber. Mussels were good. We had the St. Arnold's Mussels. I'd come back at a better hour in the day.

Thank Aneesah A
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Beer options great... Food good and sufficiently diverse even though German oriented... Ambiance could be improved in terms of lighting and sound... Excellent service and helpful advice given the different beer alternatives..

Thank mlgtrips
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Had lunch here with friends. The mussel menu is exhaustive - I tried the vodka mussel special and it was excellent, with garlic bread. There was an extensive bar which I must return to try ! All in all a great visit.

Thank Perception
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well, the meal was great here. We were keen to try out some real hot stuff - so went for mussels cooked in habanero. It met our high spicy standards.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Very authentic Belgian bar. I learned that although the owners aren't Belgian, they travel there every year just to keep up with the current trends in food and drinks. The beer selection is limited (compared to Belgium of course) but has some very nice options...More

Thank Limitles
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Sat at the bar had a great experience. This place is tucked away but the locals know it is a great place to grab a bite in the D. C. area. Walked from my hotel and enjoyed visiting with bartenders and patrons. Would make it...More

Thank Suzanne L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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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