Granville Moore's

4.6
390 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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CB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Monday’s are $12 mussel pots, so that’s really the only reason I would refer anyone to GM. The service was subpar and it’s literally a bar, blasting classic rock (which we were cool with). There’s absolutely not even one frill, so if that’s your jam, this is your place. I think GM would be ideal if you were out for the night, drinking, and dropped in for another beer and food.

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N
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I haven’t been here in years. Good food but quirky customer service as I remember. It’s great if you like traditional DC customer service that you might remember from the 1990s or early 2000s; otherwise, don’t expect too much or you’ll be disappointed.

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TK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I love this place and always try to find time to swing by when I am in town. Food is usually outstanding from mussels to burgers. This past time, however, was disappointing. Fries were mostly soggy and my broth was tepid. For what I paid and usually expect from this placve, wasn't quite up to par.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We had poutine, mussels and the Rueben sandwich...all top notch!

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DJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The service wasn't as good this time. It was Mother's Day and they only had 3 servers on for 2 floors. I received the wrong order which wasn't brought out until we were almost finishing eating. I asked for it to be boxed to be told it is against the law in DC to take shell fish out the restaurant. I go to mostly seafood restaurants and never had this issue arise.

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H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was a bad idea to come here for Mother's Day. Years ago, my wife fell in love with the mussels here so I figured we'd return. The place was far to nonchalant for my liking of a holiday brunch, but that part was my fault for picking a grungy place for brunch. But still, the food was mediocre and the service was poor. They weren't that busy and it took us an hour to get our food. My wife's waffle was burnt. The only good thing I can say is that mussels were still good.

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D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Mussels were excellent in particular the Italian style and the blue cheese one. Absolutely recommendable.

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best triple play
Mussels,fries and beer

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DJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mussels in dc

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LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mussels in town!!

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 6 for Easter brunch and were thrilled by our experience. Everything was prepared to perfection. We each ordered a different dish and the timing was perfection. Go for the mussels for sure! Go for everything on the menu!

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DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Kind of a hide-away on H between 11th and 12th. Small with 2 stories and in a very old building. If you like a European pub like feel, this is the place. If you are a germophobe, you might feel uncomfortable. Our table was a little sticky and quite wobbly. Mussels were great and the beer selection is impressive. Our waitress was experienced and didn't write anything down, but our order was delivered to us without flaw. Nothing exceptional, given all of the great choices in DC, but it was fine. They have a loyal following as the place filled up quite quickly.

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A
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I enjoyed the mussels and picky eater companions all found food to their liking.

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TL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best restaurants in DC. Amazing food, their special menu for the Cherry Blossom festival is awesome! Do NOT skip on the ribs, they are To Die For!! Also, all the special cherry beers and the flight are worth sampling, but honestly to crank one superior food across the board while providing excellent front of the house service (Jason is a rock star!) is why I keep and will keep coming back to GM's so long as their doors stay open.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food and service was definitely attentive and accommodating. Friendly staff and cool environment. Absolutely best mussels in the DMV. A must try

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DS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The lack of parking in the neighborhood is the ONLY reason I have for a less than stellar review. Call me old-fashioned, but I drove there. And then I circled multiple blocks for 30 minutes until something opened up. Many side streets are for residents only, and H Street itself is wonderfully busy. The result is that parking is abysmal.

If you go, and I recommend you do, use ride-sharing or public transportation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not bad but not great either

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A
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch here with friends. We enjoyed a couple pitchers of mimosas and the hash is always a winner. The waffles didn't really do it for me though--they were on the dense side, but that's a personal preference thing. A great place for a small group in a genuinely quirky atmosphere.

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DI
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

From the outside, this place can be extremely intimidating, but once you walk through the door and try the food, you’ll find it worth the trip. This is a dark, moody mussel and frites bar. I haven’t tried much else, but this is what people come here for. The sauces and broths are fantastic. They have specials on certain days and we happened to go on all-you-can-eat night. We definitely got our money’s worth. Oh yeah, there’s also the extensive beer menu!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Granville Moore’s is back! After a multi-year hiatus, we have visited twice recently and they have recaptured the magic of their early days. The mussels are as good as ever. We brought a group of 8 from out of town and everyone raved about their entrees, the fries, and the dipping sauces. We’ll be back soon.

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JB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time! This is a perfect little down the street and down to earth restaurant. Great food and great service. Go!

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L
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great drink selections, and extremely helpful and warm staff.

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DJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were 15 minutes early for our reservation but was seated right away. The service was outstanding and the food was plentiful, hot and delicious. I have already made 2 more reservations. My rating is an A++++

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the BEST
FOOD INCREDIBLE
Bartenders helpful and quite knowledgeable

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer and mussels what else do you need to hear.

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RH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent spot to take out of town friends and show them a good time!

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OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mussels and frites are the best. Great draft beers.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service

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RW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had a wonderful small tavern atmosphere with high quality food. The mussels were cooked to perfection and the portion size was large. The fries were outstanding as well. Was one of the few highly rated restaurants I could reserve the day of, and they did not disappoint. See you next time I am in DC.

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, always love this place, however...There's always a small draft in this place, if that got fixed it would be perfect. Also, they should toast their bread that comes with the mussels, its just a sliced piece of soft baguette :(

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LU
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We went there on a Monday night. It is a real bargain. The mussels, which are usually $19 for a large portion, are $12 for the same size. We tried three different kinds and they were all delicious. I ordered the one with mushroom and while it tasted very "mushroom-y" there were no actual mushroom in the sauce. When I mentioned it to the server became back several minutes later with a new bowl of the sauce with a pile of various, wonderful mushrooms. I wasnlown away. My only criticism of the place is how hard and uncomfortable the benches and chairs are in thebar area downstairs. Maybe they are better upstairs.

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was very below average it was our first time there and we won't be going back the steak tasted awful was undercooked like way undercooked, the mussels were just average not even close to good (they were brought lukewarm and sauce watery and not that flavorful) like we're used to having and that's supposed to be their specialty. The bread they serve with the mussels my significant other called it supermarket bread. Normally one receives toasted or warm bread to dip in mussels. We just had high expectations because of other reviews. And usually management would come around and at least apologize up and down for the very poorly cooked bleeding raw steak. When things like that happen it just messes up your flow of your dinner and the whole experience in general and by the way when they recooked it we got the same steak back and it was not really much better cooked at all and served on the same greasy tiny amount of fries on the bottom. A better restaurant would redo the whole thing right and serve you nice hot plate of properly cooked fresh food. The server was a nice young lady but a manager should have seen to it we received a properly cooked new steak with fresh everything or even had that part of meal removed from the check. My significant other doesn't like to make scene so after it came out a second time still undercooked, tasting awful he just said we will just not come back.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 3rd visit here...cant say enough great things about Granville Moore's! Already looking forward to our next visit!

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KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Granville Moore’s. We usually go for yummy mussels and great beer in the evening...this time we tried Sunday Brunch...outstanding!

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CM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food and vibe but service was sub-par. They may have been short staffed the evening of January 26th.

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RJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a dinner reservation for two. Upon arrival hostess informed us that there was a one hour time limit for the tables. Sure enough after we had been there an hour and 15 minutes, she reminded us about the limit. It was a rude and unexpected policy.

Service was very good otherwise. Mussels and fries with assorted dips were delicious.

Very gritty ambiance.

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EE
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Granville Moore’s. They have amazing Belgian style beer, mussels, and other things in the kitchen and are completely unpretentious and delightful. I would go here seven days a week if I could. A true local gem.

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H
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice grungy bar vibe. Interesting menu from salads to mussels. Excellent coq au vin: tender, juicy legs with caramelized skin. An unusual but delicious reuban sandwich . Bar tender waited on our table and did a nice job. Skip the heavy-handed dessert waffle, however. Will definitely go back again!

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TB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family's favorite spot for moules et frites!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food as always

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