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Mussel Bar & Grille

Certificate of Excellence
American, Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European
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7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Elm Street)
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent mussels! the restaurant is very nice, the service is good and you can also try other dishes. French fries and sweet potatoes are very good and they have a good selection of wines. The music is very loud.

Thank lucialopezuy
Nairobi, Kenya
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I am in Bethesda, this is my go to restaurant. Their mussels are consistently great. With an raw oyster starter, a great meal. The bonus: The best sweet potato fries come withe the Mussels.

Thank Miotoni
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took a large group of people who were at a conference at the 4H National Conference Center here for dinner. They graciously accommodated a group of 16 with individual checks and made sure we got back out the door in time for our evening meetings. Food was outstanding. Mussels were as good as anything we had in Brugge or... More 

Thank Mark W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have the Mussels, but the food was delicious. They had a good selection of oysters and a special with Chesapeake Bay oysters at $1 each. Our choices ranged from duck breast, tuna and short ribs. All beautifully presented

Thank stiggersdc
Orlando, Fl
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255 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We actually came here because all the other restaurants on Bethesda row had too long of a wait. So glad we did! This place has a lively atmosphere and our waiter was proof of that! He was quite a character. We had the lobster roll, mussels, braised short ribs (unbelievable), salmon, steak frites (sooo good), a flatbread and a prickly... More 

Thank djbls
Rockville, Maryland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Last time we were there on the weekend, it was too noisy to even think. We made reservations for a Thursday night and it was quieter and more enjoyable. Mussels were good as always. Thai Curry Mussels were nice and spicy. White Wine Mussels were also very good. Draft beer was excellent. A little pricey, but it is worth it... More 

Thank Rick F
Westmont, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

On the drag with lots of other choices, Mussels should be able to pull this off. It's a pretty simple concept. Somewhat overpriced for what it provides. The portions were fine and the mussels fresh but the taste was on the thin side. We both had mussels and salads. My Italian style came with red broth and ground meats. It... More 

Thank Martin D
McLean, Virginia
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We had reservations for our party of 10+ on Friday night. We should have walked out as soon as we were seated because the noise level was way beyond painful. A member of our party asked if the music could be turned down,but to no avail. The mussels were fresh,but we could not wait to leave. I could not hear... More 

Thank Lisa S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Worth the trip. The mussels were fresh and delicious. The frites are definitely worth the add on with 3 dipping sauces. Ate inside and had a great server. Will return.

Thank Betty20866
Germantown Maryland
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318 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I gave a very good rating because the mussels and frites were excellent but the rest of the experience was lacking. We were seated fairly fast since we had a reservation then we sat for about 15 minutes before someone finally came by. They gave us the menues and brought water. The wine list is extensive but the by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Belgian, Bar, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, 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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