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Mussel Bar & Grille

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7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Elm Street)
+1 301-215-7817
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11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Bethesda, Maryland
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a while since I've been back to Mussel bar and glad I came back. The salad was delicious and fresh, their Mediterranean mussels with goat cheese and sausage were solid, and the light dessert was a good way to end the meal. Their hand cut fries and rustic bread for soaking up broth were yummy. I've had better... More 

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Virginia
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy happy hour as well as Gatherings after work or early evenings. Between the muscles and all of the other appetizers we never even get to the entrees. The Mussel Bar & Grille typically has four to six different types of oysters that can be eaten raw. Couple this with one of the multitude of years they have on their... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

. . . but today, I've opted for Steak Frites. I come here once a month when I'm home and I'm always satisfied with the food. Music is a bit too loud for my taste but what else is new; that's the case almost everywhere these days.

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Mussels prepared lots of different ways, the two ways we had them were both very tasty. They have a really nice selection of beers including Belgian Lambics. It's a nice casual place. Great to go with family or a group of friends. The only issue I had was that it's a lively, noisy crowd, so it can be a little... More 

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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

A warm evening out for dinner, but not a typical dinner outing. We decided to hop from one restaurant to the next...& to order only our favorites' appetizers. So here we were at one of the best place for mussels in Bethesda! A pan order of the white wine & garlic mussels along with a side of their classic frites.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Was informed that they have a new chef manning the kitchen. Must be well-trained because the food was excellent: the pear salad and the sea bass were just seasoned perfectly. The bass, especially, had a wonderful, crispy skin and the flesh was moist and ever so fresh-tasting. Wish I could cook fish this well. The one sour note is that... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I went alone well actually I was stood up but since i was there I decided to make a go of it. had the wood fired pizza & truffle fries... the Fries was nearly burnt & yes I ate it... I should have complained but I was already thrown off by being stood up at the last minute. Only one... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The oysters were fresh and very flavorful. The classic mussels in white wine snd garlic broth were tender and tasty. Track of lamb, broiled sea bass, carbonnade, all excellent. And a wonderful beer and wine list. Definitely an exceptional restaurant

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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302 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I live nearby downtown Bethesda and, when we dine out, visit Mussel Bar perhaps five or six times a year. The food is generally quite good. The mussels are always tasty and the other items on the menu are, too. Last evening I had one of the pizzas, which was very good. We also had the gravlax... More 

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Annapolis MD
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was the first visit here for two of the three of us and we definitely will be back! The food was delicious. We shared a full pot of the Mussels in White Wine Roasted Garlic, Cream, Lemon, Parsley, an order of fries and the Kennett Square Pizza with Mushrooms Smoked Bacon, Mozzarella, Caramelized Onion, Truffle Béchamel. These two dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Belgian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
    (Elm Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-215-7817
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.

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