Granville Moore’s

1238 H St., NE
Washington, DC 20002


Neighborhood: H Street NE, H Street NE

Cuisines: Belgian

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 5 to midnight; Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 2 AM; Sunday 11 AM to midnight.

Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Mussels; fries, with truffle aïoli or pesto mayo for dipping; bison tartare; Steak et Fromage sandwich, with bison brisket, cheddar, grilled onions, and horseradish sauce.

Special Features: Party Space, Good for Groups

Happy Hour Details:
Call for specials.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

Cheap Eats 2008: Granville Moore's

Why go: This renovated 19th-century townhouse, named for a humanitarian doctor who tended the neighborhood, looks at first glance like all the other bars launched by Joe Englert along the revamped H Street—dark, cavernous, pulsing with a hipster vibe. But it’s also a serious restaurant that sources locally, features a raft of Belgian beers, and maintains a tidy, trendy menu with seasonal specials.

What to get: The city’s best mussels in a variety of preparations; excellent fries, accompanied in the Belgian manner by a choice of dips—look for the truffle aïoli or the pesto mayo; a robust tartare of bison meat; a novel take on steak-and-cheese with long-braised brisket, cheddar, grilled onions, and horseradish sauce.

Best for: A night out with the boys (or girls); a post-Nats nightcap—the tavern is within striking distance of the new stadium.

Insider tip: Heaping bowls of mussels are discounted to $10 on Monday nights.

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