St. Arnold's is that hidden
St. Arnold's is that hidden neighborhood gem. Their Monday Mussel special is fantastic. You can enjoy an entire pot of mussels AND a beer for under $15. You can even share a mussel pot and salad and be perfectly satisfied. I can't wait to have the doors open because the indoor/outdoor seating is pretty cool.
2/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
These are the best mussels
These are the best mussels in DC - and maybe the best French fries!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pete S. - Long Island, NY
Authentic Belgian fare and an amazing list of Belgian beers!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
So nice to have so close
Living in Cleveland Park we often skip over our neighborhood spots for the more vibrant eateries downtown. Don't. St. Arnold's Mussel Bar is amazing. All the mussel dishes are incredible and the hot wings and beer specials on Monday are great. I've had nearly all the mussel pots and I would highly recommend any if the flavors described match what you're looking for. While the beer selection is great, be careful - it can get pricey when you're ordering refills and not paying attention to how many you've drank!
The only aspect of Arnold's I wouldn't recommend is their brunch. The menu is okay at best and the food was very small portions for the price. Stick to the mussels and you can't go wrong!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first time and we loved
Our first time and we loved it! Manager very nice.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
There were 3 of us for dinner
There were 3 of us for dinner and the 2 others had the mussels which were very good with generous helpings. My rabbit stew was a problem. Not the stew itself but there wasn't much of it and it was spread around a big mound of rice even though the stew had chunks of potatoes and other root vegetables as well. The rice was completely unnecessary and took up the plate so there was only room for about 4 small pieces of rabbit back which were good but when you subtracted the bones amounted to very little meat. I wanted an honest stew. I mentioned to the server that next time I would ask for the stew without the rice and she said "but is was good wasn't it?" to which I replied "what I had of it"!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Each of us ordered a different
Each of us ordered a different mussels dish, and each one was excellent! The wait staff was patient and friendly, as well as funny! The place became very crowded as the night progressed, but it wasn't a bad thing, and the food and drinks were brought out quickly. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and the beer selection, and willing to help. I plan to go back for Happy Hour when they have 1/2 price mussels!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun place for mussels
This place has every variety of mussels you can imagine. It is a great fun littel neighborhood hang-out. Very casual dess and a comfortable place you can hang out, drinking beer and sampling great flavor combinations of mussels entrees.
4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best mussels I've ever had,
Best mussels I've ever had, location is beautiful, wait staff delightful, Iman was very attentive and made us feel like family. We'll be going back on a regular basis!!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual but fun, the mussels
Casual but fun, the mussels were so big and tasty. Just come for mussels, and a good beer, with plenty to choose from. Uncomfortable seating but still fun and happy hour pricing is a bonus if you order before 7pm.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the mussels and there
Love the mussels and there are so many broth flavors to choose from. Really love eating here. Decent beer selection.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a popular place.
This is a popular place. For quiet conversation, go on Sunday evening and sit downstairs. The mussels were plump, plentiful and tasty.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy Hour and Mondays = $10
Happy Hour and Mondays = $10 mussels (that's 1/2 the regular price)and some drink specials. They pretty much only serve Belgian beers, but they have a large selection. The "cocktails" are unique, basically two beers mixed together (like a black and tan, but better).
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Energetic Happy Hour
My friend and I had a great bucket of mussels and wonderful Belgian beer at a Friday happy hour here. The scene was very energetic (and so it got hard to hear towards the end - despite the open windows!), and our waitress was extremely helpful and pleasant. Good place to go hang out after work or with a friend on the weekend.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
best customer service i have
best customer service i have ever received at a restaurant.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed the food. Great
Really enjoyed the food. Great onion rings and the mussels and frite were excellent. Great selection of Belgian beers as well! The service was attentive. The decor is basically nonexistent, and the place is noisy--the combination of piped-in music and TV and concrete floors, and people makes it hard to hear and speak. We were lucky that the place wasn't too crowded but if it is full it must be deafening.
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Mussels and Amazing Beers
St Arnolds is an unknown gem. Their mussels are amazing. Any way that you like them. Not enough people know about this place. An amazing neighborhood hangout and I don't live in the neighborhood :) Get off of the Metro and St Arnolds is right there.
Their beer selection is amazing. Forget the Bud Lite. They have an amazing selection of beers and incredible Happy Hour prices. We will make this place a weekly date night with my wife :)
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time. Server was
Had a great time. Server was helpful and always available. GM came and sat with us for a little while and gave some suggestions. Going there with a group was great. The downstairs was a little dark but that was the least noticable after a few great drinks. beer selection was amazing belgian white ale.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mussel Monday Mania
Mussels at St. A's are wonderful any day, but on Monday they are only $10.00 (for a big bowl, including frites). They've got over 20 varieties of preparations, ranging from classic to an Old bay/sausage/Corn/Potato broth that sounded weird but worked. New Belgium and Ommegang drafts at half price on Mondays also make this the day to go.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place
St. Arnold's is in our neighborhood, so we have been there for dinner several times. We have never been disappointed. The food is great and the atmosphere is friendly. My husband even asked to go there for his birthday, which is why I checked it as good for "special occasions" for those who enjoy a casual dining atmosphere. Noise level is somewhere between "moderate" and "energetic," and there appears to be a good turnout for happy hour on the weekdays.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good food, and fun
This is our third trip here, and as long as you expect it to be a bar with great food, you will love it. It's not a fancy restaurant, but the beer selection is huge, and the mussels and mussel-related Belgian food is stellar. We'll keep coming back!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing but Fun
Had planned a family member's birthday there - it was terrific - we were outside and it was a really fun upbeat environment and relaxing. the food was wonderful,I had the petite steak and everyone else a variety of mussels. We went away stuffed and satisfied. Did I mention the beer? Yum.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place.
I have nothing negative to say about St. Arnold's. It's one of my favorite places in DC -- good service, better food. Sometimes it can take longer than usual for food to come out, but the servers usually give you a heads up. I think Iman (sp?) at the door is fantastic. She always greets me with a smile and hug. Plus, 1/2 off wine nights! And 1/2 off mussel pots!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrating Belgium's Independence
Food: This is were you can get some excellent mussels. They have a huge assortment of mussel pots, which makes it really hard to choose. We ordered mussels only. Excellent flavor and the paella pot came with chicken, seafood and rice inside as well. As a side, you get bread and frites. The frites are well seasoned and taste great.
Beer: They have a decent on tap list, maybe 15-20 beers. If you enjoy beer, from IPA's to Tripels, you will find something to drink here
Other stuff: The seating is mixed between bar stool high tables, regular low tables and a short bar area. The servers are very nice and come by often to refill water or ask for your next beer.
Overall: If you like mussels and good beer, you owe it to yourself to stop in.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A taste of Belgium
A great selection of outstanding Belgium beers on tap. Mussels were big and delicious. Highly recommended for summer lunch or dinner
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great beer and mussels
We had a terrific time at St. Arnolds. It's a vibrant, noisy scene with a seemingly endless list of beer options and delicious fries to go with perfectly prepared mussels. Loads of fun.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around
Great service and food and it's reasonably priced. love this spot
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mussels and Beer!
Perfect for a Belgium experience in the US! Delicious mussels. We went with the classics, beer and wine based sauces, but they have all sorts of weird ones too. We wanted traditional, and they did it well. Delicious Belgium beer that won over even a beer hater. Yum! The only thing I didn't like was the communal tables that don't have backs on their chairs--I have a lot of back issues. However, I requested a table with real chairs and they were very accommodating. Wonderful night all around!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific food; Comfortable
We were looking for a light dinner before a movie at the Uptown. St. Arnold delivered more. The streetside bistro reminds me of similar places in Amsterdam and Brussels -- not fancy, but really good at what they do. Really good. We went at happy hour when mussel pots were only $10, including frites and bread. Mussels St. Arnold's were spectacular! The Mussels Paella were good, but so far from authentic paella that the name really needs to be changed. Frites are fresh and tasty. The bread left lots to be desired. When your mussel broths are as good as St. Arnold's, they beg for a better quality (and quantity) of bread. If you're in to beer, the shop's beer menu is longer than it's food menu. Wine & spirits available.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must Have Mussels!!!
Best mussels around town! Friendly service and great beer... Would recommend this place to the President!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's one off the best places in the city for mussels and fries...delicious.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we finally went.
I cannot say enough about how great every thing was at St. Arnolds. The mussels were fantastic and at the happy hour prices, they cannot be beat! The staff was great. The beer was plentiful. We will return.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Note that most of the tables
Note that most of the tables are shared, so you'll have to be ok with sitting next to strangers and talking over their conversations. But, the food and beer are worth it!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place great food
Great place great food. Monday is half price mussels and is amazing.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a delight
I love going to St. Arnold's for mussels! I always go with friends and we choose different flavors to share. This time, we shared Thai Basil, Scampi, and Paella-- such great flavors! The service is always top of the line and the food is delicious!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing mussels (must try
Amazing mussels (must try mussels in vodka sauce)!!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour Mussels
We love coming to ST. Arnolds for all times of the week. We often come by on the weekend before grabbing a movie. The front of house is extremely kind and professional on the phone and in person. Its great all the time but you can't beat the happy hour mussels for $10. All the mussels on the menu are so great, fresh and hot every time!! Food is always fast and delicious. Great spot to take 3 or 4 people for a few beers and apps. But if you drive parking is always difficult.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best date night in a long time!!
We looooved St. Arnold's & will definitely be back! The mussels were AWESOME - generous portions and the broth is AMAZING! They have a solid Belgian beer list and a laid back atmosphere. It's also less than a block away from the Uptown theatre and Cleveland Park Metro stop. Perfect date night spot!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
the place to go for mussrls and bee
$10 mussel happy hour is the best only minis is very noisy
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot!
Happy and intimate ambiance with the lighting upstairs, friendly waitstaff, and excellent food. Beer selection is interesting and delicious, and you absolutely cannot beat the happy hour deal on mussels & frites. A new favorite spot, I will definitely be back.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM