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Mussel Bar & Grille

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7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Elm Street)
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Brush Prairie, Washington
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A local co-worker suggested dinner here. We went on a Monday evening, but it was still quite busy along Woodmont Avenue. They have an interesting selection of beers, and I went with a Belgian trippel that I've had elsewhere. Given the name of the place, I ordered the mussels with the bacon/mushroom sauce, and a side of frites. When the... More 

Thank Kirk J
Puchheim, Germany
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply one of the best places to eat out in Bethesda. Next time I'm there this will be the first place to go. Unlike other places mussels portions are not only tasty but really hearty.

Thank zalexarz381
Bethesda, MD
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234 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the beet salad, 1/2 an order of mussels, lobster bisque, and the lobster tail special. All were quite good. The wine was expensive and the place is very loud.

Thank endjed
Lansing, Michigan
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here ... mussels and seafood paeo ... the best ever and soooo many .. they bring it is iron skilletts with sauce and then a basket of bread.. it is a huge serving .. you will be stuffed when done.. steamed to perfection and the sauces, we did Mediterrian, and a potato bacon one .. the bacon one... More 

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Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since the name of the place is mussel bar, had to have the mussels. Excellent! Had the bacon & mushroom and highly recommend this dish!was there on a Tuesday evening & this may be a good time to visit as they were not overly busy. The waiter was very nice & patient as we were a bit indecisive, but oh... More 

Thank Deanna J
Bethesda, MD
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244 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For several months, Mussel Bar has a wood-fired grill lobster tail special from 5-7 pm on the weekends with fingerling potatoes, veggies, an endive salad, and breads. It was quite tasty especially since the time is also happy hours and drinks are 2 for 1 which makes it very friendly. Staff was good and helpful, making adjustments to our drinks.... More 

Thank Jean A
Great Falls, Virginia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner on a perfect summer evening at this great spot in Bethesda. The outdoor tables are in demand so you should be prepared for a wait, but it is worth it. The mussels are delicious and there are plenty of other options on the menu as well. The service is good and not rushed although they... More 

Thank PPSTraveler
pittsburgh, pa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a Thursday evening for the three of us to find a place to have dinner. Based on the reviews and specifically the mussels, we decided to give it a try. Since it was a lovely evening we decided to sit and dine at the tables on the street, well actually not on the street but on the sidewalk... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We used to love Mussel Bar & Grille (see my previous review). Going there used to be as good as being in Brussels. Our last three visits, however, have convinced us that it's just not being run well anymore. The quality of the food is erratic, the service staff seem to be more like Verizon salespeople than the professional waiters... More 

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silver spring, md
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528 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

First, the ambiance: the inside is very dim with lots of dark wood and low lighting. Weather permitting, the outdoor dining area (on the sidewalk) is much nicer. The bar is right in the center of the restaurant and is quite large and fairly attractive. Second, the service: friendly, efficient and relatively fast. Third, the food: good, but not great.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
    (Elm Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301.215.7817
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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