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The Arsenal at Bluejacket

4.3
674 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
The Arsenal at Bluejacket is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM until 1 AM, Friday & Saturday from 11 AM until 2 AM.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2:30 PM. Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 AM until 2:30 PM.

Dinner is served Sunday & Monday from 5 PM until 9 PM, Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 PM until 10 PM; Friday & Saturday from 5:30 PM until 11 PM.
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(202) 524-4862
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What 674 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMDee13 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

The staff was perfectly attentive and everyone’s meals were delicious! Great selection of beer! Got the falafel sandwich and it was yummy!

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
3.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Love the beer here. They do a great job with sours and saisons. You gotta love a place with beers named after songs by Wilco, The Jam and, um, Wall of Voodoo. The food is a cut above most brew pubs as well. Good burgers.

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Bluemax (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

The alcohol, as is typical in the waterfront area, is unjustifiably over-priced. Since nearly 100 percent of the patrons are not driving drunk, you should consider decreasing your price on booze so that patrons can have even more fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

It was great!

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Milomom (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

It was so cold in the restaurant we kept on our coats and hats -- there was obviously a problem with the heating system. We mentioned it several times to the staff but they brushed it off. Just acknowledging that there was an issue and offering a reason would have been better than ignoring it. The service was pretty abysmal. It appeared that there wasn't enough wait staff, and those present weren't properly trained. The beer was good :). Those in our party who had burgers said they were very good. Fries were just ok, but could have been because they were cold. The decor is great. But, given the whole experience, wouldn't return because of the seeming mismanagement and poor service.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

This was my first time at blue jacket. The service could have been better. The food was good but not worth the price. It is not a place I would recommend to someone first. I was not really impressed.

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vipDd421 (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

I went for lunch with my co-workers. Everyone liked their food and the service was good, but we couldn't hear each other because it was so loud. I would return, but maybe with a smaller group of people, and I would like to try dinner instead.

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LanierLady (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Bluejacket's food has improved over the years to the point where it's now a place I like to bring out of town guests--especially those that like adventurous beers. The menu has a decent balance, but I'd say it's best if looking for a heavy, filling meal. The ambiance is great and the service is attentive, even when it gets super busy (which it does). Two (manageable) cons: Parking can be a pain and it can be very loud when packed. Overall though, Bluejacket gets my enthusiastic thumb's up!

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vipRosa (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

This is such an awesome restaurant/brewery. I really enjoyed brunch and the service was excellent and attentive.

2 minor improvements:

1. Somehow birds go into the restaurant. (They have extremely high ceilings and probably have the brewery doors open for deliveries.) Occassionally, however, they would land on the tables. Eek.
2. In the winter dress warmly the restaurant is a bit drafty. Drinking more beer is also a suggestion! :)

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 5, 2017

The service was great, the beer was fantastic but the food was sub-par for the price you pay. If we come back, it will only be for beer, nothing else.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
The Arsenal at Bluejacket is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM until 1 AM, Friday & Saturday from 11 AM until 2 AM.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2:30 PM. Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 AM until 2:30 PM.

Dinner is served Sunday & Monday from 5 PM until 9 PM, Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 PM until 10 PM; Friday & Saturday from 5:30 PM until 11 PM.
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Cross street
4th Street SE
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 524-4862
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Public transit
Navy Yard Metro Station (Green Line)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Our brewery, Bluejacket, is pleased to offer brewery tours on Saturdays & Sundays. More information & tickets for brewery tours can be found at http://bluejacketdc.com/tours-and-tastings/.