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The Arsenal at Bluejacket

4.4
4.4
1000 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 524-4862

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Cross street

    4th Street SE

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard Metro Station (Green Line)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LA

    LALA

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Fun place to go with friends, decent food and drinks - not cheap though - I like the convenience of ordering online, and food/drinks came quickly. If you needed something else though, it was hard to get an assist.
  2. E

    Ebby

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    So there was no waitress or waiter. I had a party of 10 and we had to scan the menu at the table to make an order. People had questions in which they couldn't be answered because there was no live person. Also, there are no happy hour prices 😕. Its a nice venue though.
  3. SH

    SusanH

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining! Food and drinks were great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing! The beers were great too! 10/10
  5. L

    Long

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting with friends
  6. F

    Fjtklgg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were not great but food was good. Got a Florentine chicken pasta and it’s was very good, wings were very good too with plenty of sauce and the burger was great!
  7. P

    Paula

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came based on a recommendation of a friend. This place did not disappoint. Wait staff was patient and courteous. Food was prepared perfectly. We will be back.
  8. SM

    StephanieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Because this is a no contact experience it’s difficult to get help when you need to order additional items or have questions.
  9. SH

    SusanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great, convenient place to eat and great service! Get there early to find street parking near restaurant.
  10. MO

    MimiO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service was very bad. We were asked if we'd prefer to order on our phones or if we'd like to have a server. We requested a server, but a server never came. We ended up ordering on our phones, but the food and drinks came out in strange orders, and there was no one we could ask for water, plates for appetizers, etc.
  11. KF

    KeithF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server Jackie was great. The sweet rubbed wings were excellent. Cubano sandwich large and enjoyed by two of our guests. Chicken sandwich was perfectly done and sweet potato fries were an excellent complement. Only complaint was that a wind storm came through and blew dirt and bugs onto us (not the restaurants fault).
  12. AS

    AnneS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I took colleagues to a work lunch here. Service was good. I didn't realize I hadn't fully submitted our order until the server came to check on us 45 minutes after we were seated. They were very kind and rushed our order. The menu is largely elevated pub food, so we all selected salads. Salads were bland and forgettable. Space is large and has good atmosphere. Would recommend for drinks and/or snacks.
  13. B

    mattyB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We had a very simple order. Two beers and two entrées. The first entrée come out relatively quickly. The second one did not come out until a half an hour later. And I literally done eating before my date even had their food. We decided we were done waiting and just wanted to take the item off our bill. That took another additional 10 minutes. Additionally, the presentation of the meals are always great but the food is bland and very underwhelmed
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Gotta figure out a way to enable our ability to order unscripted cocktails via the mobile/QR code experience
  15. V

    Vickie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our hostess Ms. Tracie W. was absolutely amazing. She has great customer service, great energy, super polite and kind, with a great personality. Our whole business unit was thoroughly delighted with Ms. Tracie and we will definitely have more luncheons at Bluejacket!! Thank you so much Ms. Tracie!!! :)
  16. ES

    ESKim

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    So, we came here for Sunday brunch, and I guess we got what we expected which was okay food and shoddy service - it’s typically a sports bar, right? I had to repeatedly look for a server to request things, and while my wife’s pastrami scramble was tasty, my strawberry French toast was more like, “what’s this?” The French toast was fairly dry and didn’t have much batter on it. To top it off, despite the mediocre service, they automatically charged 18 percent service fee. Let’s say coming here for beer, drinks and bar food, fighting over the attention of bartenders are fine, but for most folks looking for decent brunch, you got many other choices in the area - I’d only come here if you got zero other options.
  17. B

    Boomer

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great but the service model was difficult and we had an entire entree forgotten about and had to flag staff down.
  18. A

    Alicia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good, great beer and great service! Truly blown away by all of it.
  19. s

    sky2822

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Bluejacket is really great. The only thing lacking is the service. They are super nice but the service could be a little better/more attentive. The food was great, especially the fries.
  20. i

    igotsidetrackded

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    good beers, good food. able to order via QR code from the table. drinks/food brought out promptly
  21. PK

    PeteKappie

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Jacket has delicious food and drinks after a ball game!
  22. NY

    NavyYard

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    No hot food due to some problem in the kitchen. But that caused substitution issues for their cold dishes, like the roast beef sandwich, which now had burnt potato chips as the side. Yet still at full price. The online tab kept on closing, and the tips never changed to reflect our actual rate selected, both higher or lower. Very loud room, even though it wasn't full - hard to carry on a conversation. Have heard rave reviews of this place - not worth it from this visit. Many other places with better food, better beers, and lower prices.
  23. MH

    MartinH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The lack of servers yet the request to tip them is ridiculous.
  24. AF

    AlexisF

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Our service was horrible and there was ZERO direction or assistance from staff on assistance ingredient clarifications.
  25. S

    Safowah

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    This review is based mostly on the fact that information about this restaurant's service practices are not disclosed on the OpenTable reservation site. This is absolutely NOT a traditional, full-service restaurant. Patrons are seated (in a lackidasical manner), and required to scan a QR code to view the menu and select items. There is very little interaction with servers. The concept would work for more of a fast-casual type resturant, but for a place at this price point and type of menu, not having a server to explain items or request menu substitutions is frustrating. Also, one must add a tip at the time of payment, which is before service actually starts. There is no single, dedicated server for the table, which also complicates the tipping process. None of this information is provided on the reservation site, which is unfortunate. This definitely took away from the dining experience. If you're looking for a place that's convenient for pre-ordering while at a Nationals game, or walking around the Navy Yard area as a tourist, this is great. If you're looking for more of a traditional dining experience for a restaurant listed on OpenTable, this is likely not the place for you.
  26. KM

    KevinM

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant. We ate outside. Great atmosphere. Great place to go after a Nationals game. Very nice area of the city. Highly recommend. Great beer selection and great food.
  27. LM

    LynneM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The food was good, everything else not so good. Order by phone, food delivered to table. There is staff walking around filling water glasses but no one to reach out to for an incorrect item that was delivered. This not a place to have an enjoyable meal. May be good to grab a beer (I don’t drink beer) and food to go!
  28. PK

    PatriceK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I had not been to this restaurant since before COVID. When we were seated, we were given water and no server came to the table for 20 minutes. I went to the receptionist and asked if she could find out server. She responded, "What? Why do you think there is a QR code? Order your food and pay for it. Someone will bring it." It was a business lunch, so I used the QR code and passed my phone to my guest. We ordered, paid in advance and were served. That's the same service I get at McDonalds, but I do not need to tip at McDonalds. Here, the expected tip is 20%. No one refilled our water glasses. The food was dry and unappealing and our total was more than $70 for 2 salads and a pretzel. I will never return to this restaurant, which is sad because I was a regular before COVID.
  29. SY

    ShellY

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was very loud inside. After traveling most of the day, I was not expecting that level of noise. Ordering from your phone was not bad, but very impersonal. The only interaction with staff was when they delivered food/drinks to the table. Not bad, but also not good. Food was okay, my husband said his burger was decent. I thought my shrimp and grits was good, but not worth the price. We did love the sweet potato fries, the dipping sauce was yummy and the smoked salt on the fries was an added bonus. Overall, it was a pricey dinner for what we got. I wouldn’t say that I am racing to go back, but I would eat there again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Ordering off a QR code to is quirky Quality of food- pastrami sandwich- very good Good selection of beers
  31. k

    kdccsc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to The Arsenal and it exceeded my expectations. The servers were very courteous and helpful moving me to a different table to accommodate my disability. The online ordering was simple, although I really would like to see a printout of all of your offerings. The food and drink orders were prepared and served fairly quickly, and everything was quite tasty. I do have to give you extra kudos for the Mexican Radio Stout - that beer was superb!! I hope to see it available in stores sometime in the near future. Great job - thank you - and keep up the excellent work. See you again soon.
  32. PL

    PatrickL

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    All four entrees were disappointing - kids cheeseburger, grilled cheese, shrimp and grits, and the special Reuben.
  33. MH

    MikeH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was horrible. No waiters. Impossible to flag staff down. Ordering through app is moronic. Took 35 to 40 minutes to get food. It came separately. One member of party had brunch: bacon was undercooked. Ambiance great but still not worth it. That’s how bad service was…..
  34. m

    mmmm

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outdoors. Excellent food and beer. Great for kids.
  35. T

    Tess2204

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    I’ve eaten at a few places in Philadelphia where you scan the QR code to see the menu and then a server arrives to take your order and the meal proceeds as we all expect it to. But, at this place and others in DC, you scan the QR code and you literally might not speak to anyone who works there the rest of the time. The water came without a word and the drinks and food the same. No one checked back to see if everything was ok. At the very end we flagged down someone to ask for a box and at that point told her we were unhappy with the minimal wine pour. (See photo)The bartender came over and said “it’s a standard 5 oz pour” at least twice. He appeared uncomfortable and obviously not skilled at a customer confronting him with a complaint. Since we had already closed out when ordering, we had already added the tip. The only thing that saved this dining experience was that the food was delicious. My husband got the burger and I got the half chicken. Both were excellent. Honestly, this place could be run by robots and I would feel no different. Ditch the QR scanning and bring back the server/diner relationship!
  36. FJ

    FoodieinJamestown

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Decent food, terrible service model. You order via an app, with no interaction with a server until your food is delivered. Food taking too long (ours took 40 minutes)…go find someone who maybe (in our case maybe not) can help you. Unless you specifically keep your tab open, you also have to tip ahead of time. I understand the restrictions of COVID and issues in the service industry, but this is a terrible service model for a sit down restaurant.
  37. d

    dcfoodlover

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Meh. Basic brunch food, nothing spectacular. I hate that everyone has to order on their phones and you cannot create a tab for the table, doesn't work well for going out with your parents and trying to help them order and them not understanding they can't pick up the check because you have to pay BEFORE the food and drinks come out, plus you have to tip ahead of time.
  38. AY

    AaronY

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Solid beer. Good ambiance. New way to order is annoying. Burger was over cooked.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Super dark inside. You have to use an app to order even when eating inside. Not really any great explanation by the staff, when they actually show up. Ordered a second tasteless chicken dinner by mistake, didn’t see the confirmation text they sent because I politely had my ringer off. Had to pay for it anyway. Food was basically thrown on the table and staff left. Will NEVER tip again before finishing with my meal experience. Service was like going to McDonald’s and you don’t tip there. Staff did nothing to deserve a tip. Food was tasteless. The Porter was excellent but decided not to buy a 4 pack for $18 since I had an extra $20 chicken meal already. Super disappointed.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    You have to order through a mobile app. There were no servers available and you have to get up and go to the front desk in order to get assistance. The food order was incorrect and it took half an hour for them to correct my order which by that time everyone else had finished their meal. I only recommend this place for beer, nothing else.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Arsenal at Bluejacket using the Order Online button. The Arsenal at Bluejacket also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 524-4862.

The Arsenal at Bluejacket is rated 4.4 stars by 1000 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Arsenal at Bluejacket

300 Tingey Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street SE

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Navy Yard Metro Station (Green Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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