Hole in the wall/dive bar vibe. This is an H-street corridor gem! Hit this place up for their Monday night muscle deal! I keep coming back to try all their different seasonings/broths.
As usual, the mussels at GM's were perfect. And the NY Strip steak was surprisingly good. What a great night out with table service that could not have been better--just the right mix of friendly conversation and leaving us be for a date night dinner.
Took about 40 minutes to get our appetizers but the food was great.
I lived in Belgium for a few years, and I love Belgian food. But with the number of good Belgian restaurants in the DC area, I hadn't been to Granville Moore's in several years. Mistake. It's a great place. The sort of "basement bistro" atmosphere It has is something a lot of Belgians would find familiar and really enjoy. The service is a mix between attentive and a bit rough-hewn that reminds me of many simple neighborhood restaurants in Belgium. The food is excellent. Lots of mussel possibilities, lots of sauces, good frites. Liege waffles for dessert! Also some good takes on American pub grub for those who'd prefer that. The Belgian beer selection, a lot of it on tap, is simply superb. Truly one of the best in the region.
A suggestion to the management: this is the kind of restaurant that, in Belgium, would offer stoemp, a simple but often fabulous potato and vegetable dish. I miss it. I wish more Belgian restaurants here offered it. I feel confident that if Granville's found a good recipe for it, people would love it. Including me. They'll get over their lack of familiarity with it quickly.
Great service and the mussels were excellent!! Our server was quite helpful and made some great beer suggestions. I would definitely return here!
It's always great! One of our favorite dinner spots in NE.
Great brunch spot
Granville Moore's is a wonderful place with excellent food, great service, and creative beer options. It's a respite from the over-designed restaurants that have popped up lately; a great neighborhood place with consistently delicious and generous mussels.
The place to go for Belgian beers on tap, but I think they could do a better job of pouring and presenting the beers as intended. Most of these beers are meant to be highly carbonated and served with a thick head. While the Tripel van de Garre was served in its brand-labeled tulip glass with a nice thick head exactly as intended, other beers that should be served in a similar manner were not. I appreciate them filling the glasses completely, but maybe they could have served the same amount of beer in a larger glass to accommodate the head. The mussels we had were good overall. Most of them were cooked nearly perfectly, but a few of them were undercooked and we couldn't eat them. I guess that's to be expected when ordering mussels. I don't know. The Gnocchi Mac'n'Cheese was very good. It was rich and tasty and the gnocchi was soft and fluffy. I would have hoped for a little more for $11 though. The frites were great. They were double fried so they were just how I like them, nice and crispy on the outside, and you get a big pile of them for $6 and two flavors of mayonnaise to dip them in. So, if you're looking to try a variety of Belgian beers on tap, this seems like the place to go. Just be ready to pay $10-12 per glass.
The food was not as flavorful as it usually is, it was good but not to the level I’ve come to expect from them.
Go for the mussels and frites (with a beer). Informal, relaxing.
Always awesome. Fantastic mussels, awesome historic environment.
It was a bit of a mixed bag. Loved the ambience and the service was extremely attentive even though they were packed to capacity. Their winter beer selection was top notch. We started with the classic mussels and frites. They were as good as it gets. But the entrees were definitely a let down. Can't believe they abused the market fish dish the way that they did. They are already light on vegetarian options but drowning the fish in cream and pork belly was a horrendous thing to do to the unsuspecting cod. Both dishes of the gnocchi mac n cheese came out cold. If I was on the hunt for Belgian beer again, I'd hit the Sovereign.
Mussels were undercooked and lacked their usual good flavor and were lukewarm. This is a basic thing to get right in a restaurant which specializes in mussels! The beer was fabulous. I would come back again but this was a disappointing visit.
It was a quiet Tuesday rainy night, but inside was warm and welcoming. The staff was attentive, informative and very friendly. The beer on tap was great and the selection in bottles was a number of my favorites. The mussels were wonderful. Dipping the fresh warm baguette in to the mussel liquid was mouth watering. Better than I have had I Brussels. While not easy for me to get to I will be back. I encourage all to give it a try.