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St. Arnold's Mussel Bar- Dupont
1827 Jefferson Place NW
Washington, DC 20036
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St. Arnold's Mussel Bar- Dupont Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00am
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Farragut North Metro Station (Red); Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red); Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
A word from St. Arnold's Mussel Bar- Dupont
St. Arnold’s on Jefferson is a popular Dupont Circle mussel restaurant. A must is the mussels cooked in duck fat.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Wow!! Best meal I have had in a
long time. The mussels were an absolute delight."
Dined on 2/4/2014
Great beer selection! Went for
girls night and the energy was so high, it was def more of a bar scene than fine dinkng, exactly what we wanted. The jalapeño white wine mussels were to die for, so spicy and just perfect! The house favorite was also good and the grilled salmon too. All the mussels came with fries that were also delicious, very crunchy with a nice sauce on the side (and ketchup). They even added cilantro for us, no charge. The server was very attentive keeping our drinks and beers replenished at all times. I will go back very soon!"
Dined on 2/1/2014
I found St Arnold's online and
chose it for a different experience for after work drinks/dinner (rather than the usual American adjusted 'theme' food). The place filled up in a matter of 15 mins and the food, service and ambiance were great and our party enjoyed themselves."
Dined on 1/30/2014
Mussels were awesome!! Will go
back. Seating was slightly cramped and it was loud, but it was great."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Went to St. Arnold's with a group
of friends. We each got a pot of mussels and ate them all! The food was fabulous and the beer selection was great--some of my favorite and rare international choices and they will serve you by the liter. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and encouraged us to be adventurous with the menu, and we were glad for it! It's pretty small and a little loud, but absolutely charming."
Dined on 1/10/2014
It was crowded but they managed to
expand our table to accommodate our expanding group. Service was a bit lax, but it was crowded and didn't really bother me. The Mussels and their presentation was outstanding - don't wear white and order the vodka sauce though! Will return again."
Dined on 11/13/2013
Waited 20 minutes after original
reservation time to be seated. No apology..."
Dined on 11/23/2013
Mussels St Arnold are such a good
decision when dining - can't go wrong with any of the Belgium beers on tap too."
Dined on 11/22/2013
My wife and I brought a small
group of our friends out to St. Arnold's for my wife's birthday (she loves Mussels). Making the reservation was very easy, as they had plenty of availability-- Reserving for Saturday night, made reservation Friday afternoon. I was a little nervous as we walked up to the place, as the look from the outside wasn't stellar. But as soon as we got in, an amazing smell overwhelmed all of us! From the minute we stepped in, the night / dinner did not let us down. The food.... the food was amazing -- All of the food that came to us at St. Arnold's was as if they has JUST PULLED IT from the oven / stove. The beer selection blew my mind-- do not skip out on the 1L mugs, its an experience. WILL RETURN / RECOMMEND!!!"
Dined on 10/20/2013
Great dive bar/restaurant in
DuPont Circle. We went for brunch on a Saturday morning. Great mussels. Fat and flavorful. Good fries and bread for dipping. Large variety of styles, I had pesto, wife had St Arnold's, friend had scampi. We all agreed that they were really really good. Friend's kid had french toast covered in berries which was also very good. Good selection of Belgium beers including Rodenbach (if you like sour ales)."
Dined on 9/28/2013
Have never had anything at St.
Arnolds except mussels and beer, but have never been disappointed. They have about 20 saucings for the little black bivalves and all I've tried are very very good. I'm partial to the Spicy White Wine mussels, which are TRULY FREAKIN' SPICY but in a good way. They were very helpful in letting my cousing sample a few beers to pick the one she liked."
Dined on 9/15/2013
I thought the service was slow
...especially when it came time to get the bill. I was there with a large group and the wait staff was not enough to cover the patrons."
Dined on 8/27/2013
This place has amazing prices for
Mussels happy hour. One beer will be more expensive than the actual plate though! They should think about having actual drinks happy hour."
Dined on 8/14/2013
The food here was very good. The
mussels were good, but not quite as good as Brasserie Beck. The fries were not nearly as good as other Belgian fries I have had (see previous comments about Brasserie Beck). However, the rest of their menu items were very good. We had some nice salads and a delicious crustini topped with blue cheese and poached pear. The restaurant is in a basement which would be great on a fall or winter evening, but a little depressing in summer when you want some sun!"
Dined on 7/14/2013
I've lived in Dupont for a year
now and have been to St. Arnold's a number of times. Great mussels, great beer selection, and always a great time."
Dined on 7/4/2013
We arrived at 6:15p on a friday
and our hostess clued us in to the fact that it was still Happy Hour(til 6:30)- $10 Mussels and $1 off beer! We ordered 4 different mussels- Alsacienne ( a cream broth), St Arnolds (less creamy), Eastern Shore (broth w/ old bay) and Spicy Habanero(broth) -all excellent and served with fresh cut fries ( tasted like they are done in peanut oil) and bread for dipping. We also tried a waffle w/ Nutella-very good. The mussel and beer combo is a fabulous dinner, the service very quick. The place is busy and loud but has a great energetic vibe. We will be back for sure."
Dined on 6/15/2013
Mussels and beer selection are
great but don't bother with non-mussels."
Dined on 6/9/2013
I was with 10 people, and I had
made the reservation, and I loved it. In fact, after being in DC multiple times over the years and eating everywhere, I'm going to go out on a limb and say this was my favorite place EVER. Small place, slightly below ground level, no frills inside, but amazing food and a tremendous selection of beer. I would go there on a nightly basis and order mussel pots and beer if I could. (Well, maybe not, but you get the idea.) Even though service wasn't the best (slow, not the most personable) and the place is very small, gave it an outstanding and will stand by it."
Dined on 4/12/2013
Food was very good as was service.
Prices were excellent value. We were a group of 9 and got attentive service. We would definitely recommend it and plan on returning."
Dined on 4/12/2013
Our family of five had 5pm
reservations at St. Arnold's. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated. While the restaurant was quiet at first, it quickly filled and we were glad for our reservations. The wait staff was incredibly warm and helpful and our food arrived promptly. The mussels were amazing. I ordered the Thai curry mussels and they were among the best I've ever had. My husband loved his Eastern Shore mussels just as much. Our kids enjoyed their pasta, waffle, and chicken wings. Although I would not categorize this as a "family" restaurant in the sense of letting one's kids run around and lots of kid activities, if your kids are used to dining out and behave accordingly, this is a great place to take your family."
Dined on 4/5/2013
We arrived a little before our
7:30 reservation and the host told us he had "no idea" when our table would be ready. He seemed angry we were asking and said several times "I can't make people leave." At 8:00 when we asked if there was any movement or if he had a guess when we would be seated he looked exasperated and said "I don't know. It's a small place." I wanted to explain the reason for reservations and the systems that most restaurants used to calculate table availability but I think it was a lost cause. We left right after that. We've heard the food is good but the service, or lack of, means we won't be back."
Dined on 4/5/2013
We were sat in the back with
another large group who could not fit at their table because they had 3 people too many in their party. It made us uncomfortable and eventually left earlier than we liked."
Dined on 3/23/2013
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