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Mussel Bar & Grille

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7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 (Elm Street)
301.215.7817
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We serve mussels & frites, wood-fired tarts (Belgian pizzas) with seasonal...
We serve mussels & frites, wood-fired tarts (Belgian pizzas) with seasonal toppings, grilled meats and fish, salads, soups, sandwiches. As your server about our daily specials, we mix it up! We also have the largest selection of craft and Belgian beers in Bethesda! Happy hour daily with great specials and $1 oysters.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
They Will Short You On Your Beer!!!

Limited menu. I had the tartar duo served as a square about 3x3x1 half of which is ahi and the other salmon. Very flavorful, but for $15 you could do better at a sushi bar. For my dinner I had the spicy lamb wood-fired pizza. First thing you will notice is that it is very deficient in terms of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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286 reviews 286 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Limited menu. I had the tartar duo served as a square about 3x3x1 half of which is ahi and the other salmon. Very flavorful, but for $15 you could do better at a sushi bar. For my dinner I had the spicy lamb wood-fired pizza. First thing you will notice is that it is very deficient in terms of the... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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179 reviews 179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I love this place. The have a great balance of great food and an atmosphere for a great dinner with a fantastic bar scene. They balance to two very well. Of course the mussels are hard to beat here but their pizzas and wine /beer lists are fabulous as well. It's a great place to go

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went there for brunch with my wife and 5-yr old daughter. Order pizza and mussels in classic wine sauce. Boy were the mussels good! Cooked to perfection, really worth of their name: mussel bar. And what a beer list they have, even for dark beer. Usually you are lucky if you can find one in a regular restaurant, unless you... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very fun atmosphere, great cocktails, really friendly staff. The steak frites was one of the best versions of that dish I've ever had.

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Coppell, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Started the night with a fun salty dog cocktail with vodka & grapefruit juice. For appetizers we had grilled calamari, French onion soup, lobster bisque & crab dip. They were all perfect. My salmon with truffle oil polenta was impressive. Others enjoyed the house steak and flat bread pizza. The portions were the right size - not overwhelming. We headed... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

mussel bar has a large selection of beer, some on the expensive side. mussels are very good and so is the flat bread pizza. They have a brunch which is very tasty!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's called a Mussel Bar so why aren't the mussels a star? They're so so. Much better at other venues in town. It's seems as though it's a 20's hangout on weekends, and they drink so probably don't know what they're eating. These are certainly not up to the name. And the steak is no better!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For a place which specializes in Mussels and with competition down the street that does Mussels better(with really awesome frite as a bonus) it's hard to recommend this as an option.

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Redlands,CA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went with a group of 10, no reservation, no problem! We were seated immediately and embarked upon a fun dining experience. Fantastic selection of Belgian beers to start (also a nice wine selection), followed by tasty salads and very well prepared moules frites. The quality food and beverages were matched with excellent service and a fun atmosphere.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Great mussels and great variety of Belgian beers. Sweet potato fries are awesome. Service is excellent. You won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
    (Elm Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301.215.7817

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

We serve mussels & frites, wood-fired tarts (Belgian pizzas) with seasonal toppings, grilled meats and fish, salads, soups, sandwiches. As your server about our daily specials, we mix it up! We also have the largest selection of craft and Belgian beers in Bethesda! Happy hour daily with great specials and $1 oysters.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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