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St. Arnold's Mussel Bar

) #483 of 2,530 Restaurants in Washington DC €€ - €€€ Bar, Belgian, European
3433 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1304
+1 202-621-6719
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (49 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Belgian, European
€€ - €€€
3433 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1304
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St Arnold's is a great place to have in the neighborhood. Weekday happy hour pricing for $11 mussels and $5 beer is a super good deal. Not to mention the pleasant and charming dining room and ambience. Now that it's warm the rectangular dining room/bar...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is becoming my go to place for fresh and well prepared mussels in Washington DC. On my highly recommended list!

Thank MakatiJoe
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We visit as a family. Service was very slow. Food was overpriced and mediocre by taste. Will not going to return. There are better choices out there.

Thank old575
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place is in the basement of an old building. Cute and charming, but a little dark. Good mussels. Go here for the ale and mussels, they are the main attraction.

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This place is one of the best mussel bars i've ever been. They have extensive menu for mussels which is good, so far i've tried 6 of them and all are fantastic. The manager, Annette is friendly and so is the waitress (she's Ethiopian). If...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Want a nice place in Cleveland Park for happy hour, go to St. Arnold's Mussel Bar on Connecticut Avenue. It is located very close to the Metro and with many buses lines. The restaurant looks just like another small addition of the building, do not...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Best mussels paella and chicken wings, delicious grapefruit beer (light drinking) and good service. Go during happy hour when the mussels menu is at its best price. Will keep visiting this place!!

Thank ChinoWW
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The mussels here are amazing, as are the fries cooked in duck fat. There'a a great happy hour, with outdoor dining when it's nice outside. A superb place for a light meal and a glass of beer or wine.

Thank vtgay3
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Three of us. Each got a different serving (Arnold's Special, Pesto, Bleu Cheese). Just great! The sauce is the thing, of course. Served with exceptionally good fries and bread for "sopping up" (could have used more bread but didn't ask). Two of us had a...More

Thank readspeak
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We started off with onion rings and a meat/cheese platter. I gotta say, I've only seen a few times where the onion rings were cooked to a delicate yet crispy perfection that the onion broke along with the batter at the same time. In other...More

Thank travelstooofthen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Bar, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 02:30
17:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3433 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1304
    (between N Ordway St & N Porter St)
  • Public Transportation: Cleveland Park Metro Station (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-621-6719
St. Arnold’s is a popular Cleveland Park mussel restaurant. A must is the mussels cooked in duck fat.