The Arsenal at Bluejacket

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Contemporary American

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The Arsenal is the 200-seat restaurant & bar housed within the brewery, Bluejacket. The menu updates, refines and extends the classic fare of beer halls and public houses by featuring the best locally sourced products available and highlighting reinterpretations of hearty classics such as steamed mussels, artisanal sausages and more. Gourmet sandwiches, seasonal salads & vegetables, alongside approachable bar snacks are the perfect accompaniments to a signature Bluejacket brew. The bar & dining room feature a constantly rotating selection of 20 Bluejacket beers and five Bluejacket cask ales, all poured at the appropriate temperature and served in the proper glassware.
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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our hostess Michelle did a great job getting our two parties seated together and she was a lot of fun to talk to. Excellent selection of beers from their brewery with an option for smaller pours (4 oz I think) to try things. Good variety of food options on the menu. Everyone enjoyed their meals, I don’t think it was just the beer talking :). Would definitely recommend Blue Jacket to anyone and plan on visiting again next to me in the DC area.

CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the nicest and kindest waiter - and the place was beautiful! Great food too.

ST
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited brunch menu on Saturdays, but everything was delicious! Great service and great beer! We shared the breakfast tots to start. Probably the best tots I’ve had and with a runny egg on top! Then had the bacon egg and cheese on a hoagie roll. Yum!!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu for folks who are Gluten free!

MK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've always loved the brewery, but this was my first sit-down dinner at Bluejacket. A super busy night with the World Series just blocks away and service was still great. Would recommend!

SH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit. Menu was great. Something for everyone with a little twist. The 86 beer was wonderful!

KB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Waitress Chelsea was awesome. Would go back

EH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks and a phenomenal staff through and through. The wings are fantastic!! I'll definitely be back.

TB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always great - not fancy but very good and satisfying. The beers are amazing. Great atmosphere and a great place to watch some football and enjoy a late Sunday brunch.

ME
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Giant pretzel appetizer was great, and the Burgers and Curry Salad were amazing. However, the veggies and hummus were quite bad. Most of the vegetables were radishes, none of the vegetables were peeled and the whole plate ended up tasting really bitter. Overall the only downside - they should modify or remove that from the menu. Also the ambiance was very dark and due to the open room the restaurant is very loud.

F
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

First time here. The one beer I had was great. Decent food. Terrible wait staff. Waited for 15 minutes for a waiter to come to the table. Never was asked if anyone wanted a second beer or anymore food. Three of our party of 5 left since there didn’t seem to be an interest in selling beer at this brewery while the other two (including me) waited for the bill. People generally go to breweries to drink beer. This place should and could be better than what it delivers.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, excellent service, amazing food!!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, and service was incredibly professional. Definitely recommend the fried pickles. The place was very loud though, making conversations across the table difficult.

AL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had been wanting to eat at Blue Jacket for some time and it didn't disappoint. We were very happy that we had made a reservation because it was very crowded. It had that great industrial rustic feel and look and everyone was very pleasant. The beers we tried were great as was the food.

JB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Too many damn kids running around. The food and service was good, but this is definitely a "family friendly" establishment. I would recommend to sit in the bar area to minimize the interaction with loud and rambunctious children.

DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and beer was good, prices reasonable, but the service was one of the slowest I ever had. Never been to a brewery that left you waiting with an empty glass for 15 minutes after you ordered a beer.

T
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Host and Staff were rude and food was not bad, but nothing special. I was really looking forward to visiting this place on my trip to DC, but the waiter purposefully made my wife feel bad after she was unable to hear his question. Very unprofessional and a huge let down.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best food, service and beer anyone could ask for

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was a very slow.

HB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice brunch! Good start for our Sunday. Great service.

JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect to grab a burger and a beer before a baseball or soccer game.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was REALLY hot inside. Really, really hot.

S
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, flexible for our changing group size. Great experience

a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

The AC was out and it was almost unbearable.

RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great locally sourced food, hand crafted beers and strong mixed drinks! Great dining experience!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was great, it was just super hot where we were sitting.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food, great experience — tried a pilot of beer and it was amazing; totally recommend.

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great beer, good food, fast service. My favorite pre-game eatery.

SS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience and experience was great. Choice and availability of different styles of beers was top notch.

JB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the beers here and the apps and meals are perfect compliments to a fantastic beer selection. We will keep coming back!

HW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really liked the food but service was pretty slow and server was not the best. But overall really cool place and will definitely go back!

AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hosted was rude and not accommodating even though they have the capability to be. Additionally, it was uncomfortably hot. However, the waitress was a gem.

RJ
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beer was great. Food was high quality, but small on portion size for the cost. Service was very good despite having a busy lunch crowd.

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beer and service! Can’t go wrong with any of Greg’s beer, and the staff is hands down the best in D.C.

k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

That block needs to separate the fire alarm system. The fire alarm kept going off during the entire meal, making it extremely hard to visit or enjoy the meal. I know it's not all Bluejacket's fault, but they need to get that changed.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a fantastic meal and time when visiting.

j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was shocking to go to a restaurant in 100 degree F heat, and that the restaurant had no signs up, nor had contacted reservation holders to let us know the A/C was out.

A
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was non existent. We had to ask for drink refills several times, the food was super slow-delivered to the table more than 45 minutes after we ordered it, the bill wasnt delivered or picked up in a timely fashion. I would have walked out (which Ive never done before in my life) but the hostess tried to fill in and it was a business meal so I didn't want the drama. Also, it was 100 degrees outside and felt like 90 inside. I suspect the AC wasnt working.

EM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This is a great place to get a brew and the food is usually really good. We sat outside because inside can be quite loud and we had some older folks with us who needed to hear. We usually love the patio, and I'm pretty lax on service because we all have our off days, but this was pretty bad. We didn't get cutlery or plates until well into our appetizers, plates had food crusted to them, we didn't get enough water cups for the group on a very hot DC night, and then water was never filled so we ended up going back to the water station to do it ourselves after about a hour, and then we seemed like we were bothering the fellow. We waited quite a while for the bill. Overall, we'll be back if we have out of towners who want to eat somewhere near the water that's not exorbitantly priced, but I think the service being bad on the patio for the 3rd time in a row is likely a turnoff otherwise.