Granville Moore's

4.6
348 reviews
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Belgian
Granville Moore's is a restaurant with a healthy Belgian fetish, located in the heart of H Street North East (or the Atlas District).
We are known for moules-frites, steak au poivre, delicious brunch and an impressive selection of Belgian-style beers - which include umpteen 750ml bottles, rare Trappist beers and inspired randomness from around the globe (and of course some local beers too).
We really enjoy beer, food, our guests, our staff, and our neighborhood. We’d love for you to be a part of the enjoyment!
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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this place for years and it never gets old. The ambiance and the food is great!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took my husband there for his birthday, and it was wonderful!

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JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Do not dine here with a date or if you wish to linger while enjoying your conversation, the drink and food. The staff here told us they wanted to "turn the table," and treated us as if there was an unpublished rule that we must drink, dine and leave our table within 90 minutes. It was a rude and unprofessional way to treat paying guests. If that is how they run their restaurant, they should publish that - - I never would have dined here if I knew this in advance or that their servers would be so offensive. Others should be forewarned.

I and a date arrived yesterday, a Saturday, on time for a 5:45 reservation. A last minute reservation, every time slot on OT was open. Tables were empty when we arrived. We stated we wanted to have dinner and drinks. We ordered a round from a small but well curated ale list, each of which was excellent. Enjoying the drinks and each other's company, we hadn't really focused on our food order and were content proceeding at a measured pace. At 6:45 a server was quite insistent we order food, we pleasantly said we had been enjoying our conversation so much that we just hadn't yet read the menu. This was a date, after all. Five minutes later the hostess approached and told us they wanted to "turn the table" because they had 7:15 reservations. I told her I was surprised at her directness, and then we decided that if they wanted us to leave, we would. Seriously - - you're supposed to be good at your job. If you want me to order food quickly, charm me into doing it, entice me with a description of your delicious specials, but don't bully me.

We walked down the street to Le Grenier. The staff was amazing. Our charming server swiftly described the food (in french), and we ordered within minutes. I get restaurants are in this for profit. But Granville Moore's approach fails even in this regard. We had drinks, food, dessert and coffee at Le Grenier, tipped 25%, would return there and recommend it to others. As for GM...

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mussels in town.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a neighborhood favorite!

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K
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I always love a good burger and beer from Granville Moore's and of course, you cannot forget their delicious fries. If you're looking for a great spot to grab a beer and hang out with a friend this is the place for you. I would also highly recommend making a reservation, however, when there is no host and only two people working, reservations don't exactly make sense since they do not check for them. I arrived with my boyfriend, saw an open table and grabbed it, we waited 15 minutes and had not been given a menu or water. We finally went up stairs when we noticed the bar opened up. The upstairs had also been slammed. Working in the restaurant industry in DC, I completely understand being busy, but management might want to work on not being understaffed as we also waited at least 15 minutes upstairs and I grabbed the menu's myself... That's 30 minutes before an order was even taken... My boyfriend and I were in no rush, but for those that have no patience, they would have walked out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we have been there when in town and enjoyed tasting all the muscles,

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AB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

We ate here four years ago and it was fantastic. It was horrible this time. frites were soggy. Cassole was more of a soup and mostly broth. My husband had the trout and got very, very sick later that night.

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you’re looking for a mussel place; this is the place to go!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and casual atmosphere with delicious mussels. It’s a very rustic decor, so not a good place for a fancy date.

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SS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was attentive. We asked a lot questions about the beers, they were very accommodating. I sent my mussels back because the prep was different from the menu. They replaced with an excellent burger. The night could have gone awry, but they did all they could to make it right. It's a unique place in DC. I've been going for years now and will return.

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for mussels. Make sure to make a reservation on weekends. Bleu mussels were outstanding. Mussels special on Monday night.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group enjoyed the food & quick service. Nice beer selection. Thx.

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IV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While its exterior may not attract some customers, it's very comfortable inside. Excellent service with great mussels and the flounder special

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The neighborhood has really grown, so Granville's doesn't feel as "homey" as it did 15 years ago. However, the food is consistently tasty, and it has a good beer list.

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n
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can never go wrong with mussels and frites! Extra sauces with the fries are only 25 cents and worth trying several!

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DT
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The wings were excellent. Cooked perfectly and the sauce had a mild bite that was just right - my wife unjoyed her mussels and the New York strip steak exceeded my expectations

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m
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Seems to have gone downhill. The restaurant smells very musty. It always has but seems to have gotten worse. The bartender that waited on us was not particularly friendly. The muscles were very good. Burger and chicken sandwich were subpar.

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e
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A real dive, what you see is what you get, and the food seems inconsistent - two of us ordered the Belgian style Ruben sandwich, one came dripping and soggy (sauerkraut was not drained before adding?) While the other was fine. This sandwich uses shredded corned beef instead of cross-cut, which produces a chewy unpleasant result, especially if you use a tougher cut that was not cooked long enough...

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time a very friendly and helpful. Food was great

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RR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very tasty and unique mussels and a killer beer list.

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DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was convenient to the Atlas Theater. While I made a reservation for 6:00PM it wasn’t necessary. We ordered muscles and fries, both of which were excellent. The server was casual but attentive and helpful. A great start to a great evening.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Not fancy, overall just a nice place, good mussels, beers and apps.

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love GM! We had the Thai Curry mussels and they were amazing (we knew this, so we ordered two). We always order family style, so for 8 of us we got 4 things of mussels, a couple Brussels sprouts, a couple mac & cheese gnocchi, and 2 frites. Delish!

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. The mussels are the best I've had anywhere, including in Belgium. The fries are crisp and the 7 or 8 sauces are delicious. I also love the old pubby atmosphere with a great selection of Belgian beers.

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TJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a family dinner at Granville Moore's for second time in our last three DC visits. The setting is charming old world/colonial decor. Food is fantastic, service is very good and the Beer options are always plentiful. This is in our short list rotation for future DC trips. The mussels are extraordinary!!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All you can eat mussels for $24?! CHYEAH! Only downfall was the AC kept dripping water, which I understand can’t be avoided in the heat, but it dropped into my food and wine occasionally and I was a little turned off.

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RR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A quirky pub with great food, beer, and friendly staff. I have only been for brunch/lunch and always left pleased with the experience. Try their burger (IMO the best in town).

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B
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Great food in a dive bar location; don't let the decor deter you. All you can eat mussels is an amazing deal; everything came out quickly, was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. Will definitely go back to try other items.

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RD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome beer selection. Shared the classic muscles and burger which were amazing. Our waitress was excellent. I woke up the next day thinking about how good all the food was.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Beer was overpriced and not even reasonable, not worth the trip

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents were in town and wanted mussels. This is my go to spot for mussels. They enjoyed all their food. We will be back with more guests.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious burgers, great beer, nice people. Can’t ask for more!

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BB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels here NEVER dissappoint! So happy that they are still a diamond in the rough on H Street. We also had the BEST playlist while dining, and enjoyed all our food choices, especially the Thai Mussels and Gnocchi Mac and Cheese.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous mussels and beer selection. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, very nice people. Unlimited mussels on Tuesdays 😄

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E
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great first time visit. Great mussels and an even better selection of Belgian and local brews you can’t find elsewhere. We will be back with friends!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mussels were FANTASTIC! Great beer selection, super friendly staff.

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BE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, this was good! Mussels and fries are a classic, and with 5 different preparations, there was way more choice than I expected. Combine that with the attentive, friendly service, and Granville Moores is a definite winner.

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WB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was alas minute Mother’s Day Reservation. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Decor is very rustic, but the food was great. We would go again when in the area. Oh, and they gave the Mother’s in our party a glass of complimentary champagne.

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