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St. Arnold's Mussel Bar - Cleveland Park

199 reviews
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$30 and under
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St. Arnold�s Mussel Bar�s Cleveland location is a traditional Belgian beer bar and brasserie in Washington DC. The kitchen at St. Arnold�s Mussel Bar serves only market-fresh seafood and produce, and its full bar includes an extensive list of Belgian beers that are paired with the dishes on the menu.

Start your meal at St. Arnold�s Mussel Bar with some traditional steamed mussels in a white beer broth, or one of the other traditional Belgian dishes on the menu. Some of the standout choices include beef carbonade, a classic brasserie dish and an herb meatloaf. There are also Liege-style waffles for dessert.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Contemporary American, Belgian
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Hours of operation
Sundays- 1100am - 1:30am
Monday -: 4:00pm - 1:30am, Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-1:30am
Friday : 12:00pm - 2:30am
Saturday: 11:00am-2:30am
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Phone number
(202) 621-6719
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
between N Ordway St & N Porter St
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Public transit
Cleveland Park Metro Station (Red)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating
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Father (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Mussels below average, with mediocre sauces. Beer selection good. Smell of floor cleaning fluids was also distracting...

vipDCJT (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2016

This is a great, casual place to unwind. Split a pot of mussels and a couple drinks with my partner. Really good flavors, reasonable price, decent service, and a comfortable outdoor space. We'll be back.

vipDCfoodie1 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Service was poor - server called out, but it meant that no one even came to our table for 20 minutes and then each piece of the process was slow. Soup came out with entrees. Food was delicious.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Love this place!
Great mussels, onion rings, beer - what else is there???
Oh yeah - fast, friendly service:)!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

If you like mussels, this place is awesome. I was never a huge fan of mussels but went here with my partner because he loves mussels and I saw that it was near our house and was ranked by the City Paper as the 2nd best mussels in DC. Now I crave them! It's a small rustic beer and mussel joint with wooden tables, chairs, and a small bar. Thay have mussels in about 15 different possible sauces. I have tried several and all have been very good, but the St. Arnold's mussels and Eastern Shore mussels are exceptionally good. Great specials at happy hour every weekday and brunch on the weekend.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

went to St. Arnold's with a friend who also loves mussels. The mussels were good, not great, and the wine list was extremely limited, although the beer list was extensive. The salad that could be substituted for the fries that normally come with the mussels was "meh". was an ok dining experience, probably would not be my first choice for mussels1

vipJonathan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

The food and beer was outstanding.

vipbobbie (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

service was not good. waiter did not speak english well and it was hard to get his attention for additional drinks.

vipKathy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

Had a great time letting off some steam with coworkers after a meeting, and the trivia was a lot of fun. Some in the group wished the wine selection was bigger, and my Thai Curry mussels were not as good as i had remembered but all in all it was a good night.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2016

The mussels never disappoint! And the grapefruit beer was awesomesauce :-). The waitress was very nice and gave my sister a sample of the beer before ordering it. She also warned us 10 minutes before the end of happy hour to place last minute beer orders. I'll be back for sure