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Mussel Bar & Grille

Mussel Bar & Grille

Gastropub$$$$
Bethesda
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  • Sarah Jane
    "One of my favorite places to dine! Can easily split their mussels!"(35 Tips)
    Stephen D.
    "extensive beer menu in Downtown Bethesda"(9 Tips)
    Barry W.
    "perfect chick beer"(2 Tips)
    Sarah W.
    "Sub for sweet potato fries!!! Wild mushroom mussels are amazing"(5 Tips)
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  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMay 24, 2016
    All-day happy hour on Mondays — including oyster specials!
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KorpesoAugust 1, 2015
    Great cocktails!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Highly recommend the Mediterranean Mussels, very flavorful and hearty, made with merguez sausage, goat cheese, cilantro, harissa aioli, and smokey tomato broth.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    The Bacon Mushroom Mac with gruyere mornay sauce is a must have. A really good mac & cheese!
  • Andres
    AndresMay 2, 2015
    Debes pedir los mejillones por supuesto. Amplia variedad de cervezas. // You should have the mussels of course. Great variety on beers.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BassettMarch 4, 2015
    Nice brunch
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Michel Richard, chef of Central, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Mussels. Read more
  • David W.
    David WhitneyAugust 16, 2014
    Best fresh mussel selection in the DC area. Can't be beat.
  • Arthur B.
    Arthur BelendiukFebruary 11, 2014
    Mussel Bar!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 10, 2014
    The Bitches Say: B+. Mussel Bar offers a yummy, reliable brunch in Bethesda that goes all day Saturday and Sunday. Definitely more fit for foodies than other options in the area.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HDecember 8, 2013
    The French toast is 👍
  • Sarah Jane
    Sarah JaneNovember 27, 2013
    Try the Thai Mussels there great! Also love their calamari! Yum!!! Happy hour is always fun! Great atmosphere! One of my favorite places to dine! Can easily split their mussels!
  • Masha D.
    Masha DeeOctober 25, 2013
    The manager sucks, but everything else is great!!!
  • Joana P.
    Joana Pastor HelferSeptember 17, 2013
    Great beer!!
  • Jillian C.
    Jillian ClariceAugust 14, 2013
    Try the French toast for brunch. One of the best I've had!
  • Christine K.
    Christine KramerJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Outrageous beer selection, top-notch wait staff, great outdoor seating for people-watching. Highly recommend this place. Food looks terrific; will give the baked oysters a try next time.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Go there for brunch and get the Kobe Beef Burger, it's topped with spiced tomato jam and served on a brioche bun and pommes frites on the side. Absolutely delicious!
  • Nevenka
    NevenkaJune 2, 2013
    Yes, overpriced, but food is excellent.
  • Zekeera Zee B.
    Zekeera Zee BeltonMay 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mussels with mushrooms and bacon, with fries are the bomb.com
  • Jengirlie
    JengirlieMay 25, 2013
    The orange ginger margarita w Milagro tequila is amazing!!!
  • Lexy 💋💜💄👑🍷✌
    Loved the food and the service!!!
  • Brett M.
    Brett MorrisApril 13, 2013
    Don't leave without getting something from the bar -- the Dark ad Stormy and the Wild Ginger Martini were delicious.
  • Rob F.
    Rob FinferApril 11, 2013
    Not so good this time and very pricey
  • Tatyana F.
    Tatyana FisherApril 7, 2013
    Mediterranean mussels are absolutely divine!
  • Madison L.
    Madison Levin-EpsteinJanuary 5, 2013
    Not worth the wait IMO
  • Janet L.
    Janet LiDecember 14, 2012
    Friendly staff. Our reservation is at not untill 645 but they manage to get our request table. So far my favorite is wild shroom and spicy that mussels! Yum
  • Bob C.
    Bob CroyleJune 23, 2012
    The best mussels in the DC area. Must order Thai style.
  • Dee W.
    Dee WongJune 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Guden Drak on draft!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BluhmJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best. Mussels. Ever.
  • Yvette V.
    Yvette VartanianMay 6, 2012
    Ordering sweet potato fries w/ a st. louis framboise is a must!
  • Denise D.
    Denise DuttonJanuary 16, 2012
    Packed on Friday & Saturday nights, but not just because it's the new hipster hangout; the food is amazing. Huge beer list for guys trying out "chick beer" & women who drink real beer (yay Old Chubb!)
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DiMartinoJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the best and most extensive beer menu in Downtown Bethesda, MD. Be sure to try the Sweet Potato Fries with your beer of choice.
  • Meghan S.
    Meghan SueDecember 15, 2011
    Awesome classic mussels but ask them to hold the lemon!
  • Diana R.
    Diana RogersDecember 11, 2011
    Got their Wild Shroom mussels sooo good with some yummy sweet potato fries.
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KDecember 3, 2011
    I highly recommend the Mussels Provençal on the H Hr (until 6:30) menu! The waitstaff was wonderful on my visit. Oh, and they had some Cinnamon Toast rum/cider drink on the menu that sounded amazing.
  • Elise L.
    Elise LimNovember 27, 2011
    get the pork belly and mussel pizza!
  • Erin K.
    Erin KuhlenbeckOctober 3, 2011
    Incredible night of food & wine... and yes, I tried mussels for the very first time & loved them! Read more
  • John
    JohnSeptember 19, 2011
    Mussels are plenty and so is beer selection! What a pleasant find!
  • Megan P.
    Megan PowersAugust 24, 2011
    Amazing mussels and frites! Lots of belgian beer to enjoy as well!
  • Barry W.
    Barry WatkinsJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Almost everything is Rock Star good, but ask about the special mussel of the day. It is nearly always the best on the menu.
  • Barry W.
    Barry WatkinsJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer guys! Listen, there is a perfect chick beer that has the properties of sparking wine: ask for Oud Beersel Geuze. Great, crisp, light and clean. Also great with a fruit dessert or sorbet.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RushtonJuly 11, 2011
    An amazing selection of local and international beers. The mussels are to die for along with a fabulous Sunday brunch.
  • Catrina W.
    Catrina WolfeJuly 9, 2011
    The best sweet potato fries ever
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah W.July 4, 2011
    Go for an early dinner to avoid the crowd. Beer on tap is amazing. Sub for sweet potato fries!!! Wild mushroom mussels are amazing
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    A roasted beet salad, smoked salmon salad, and the beer menu are notable menu items.
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.June 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mussel Bar does not take reservations. Be prepared to wait up to two hours on Friday and Saturday nights. Have a seat at the bar and try one of the many Belgian and other famous beers from around th
  • Paul W.
    Paul WhitakerMay 8, 2011
    Really bad seating situation. Awesome food and beers.
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KenneyApril 5, 2011
    Mussels are fresh, wide beer selection. Try Delerium Tremens! Wow.
  • Lu D.
    Lu DuongMarch 6, 2011
    Have either an early or late dinner or otherwise be prepared to wait. No reservations or call-waiting. The classic mussels in wine sauce is tops and frites done perfectly.
  • Thomas N.
    Thomas NguyenFebruary 27, 2011
    Thumbs up for the Spicy Berkshire Pork Belly sandwich!
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WilliamsenDecember 29, 2010
    Great place. Ask your server which beer to pair with your mussels and you won't be disappointed.
  • Will G.
    Will GibbyDecember 29, 2010
    Great beer list. Order the Rochefort 10. Its expensive but well worth it. If you're strapped for cash get the Rochefort 8 or 6
  • Kizzle
    KizzleOctober 2, 2010
    The St. Louis Raspberry beer, the oyster bay sav blanc & the shroom mussels. Good stuff.
  • Lili
    LiliOctober 1, 2010
    Had the mussels, goat cheese, fennell, and sausage. Amazing! My husband had the chimay mussels and they are just as good. Put this place on your going-out list.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BarberSeptember 13, 2010
    The Red Indonesian Curry mussels are the best. Also the best french fries I've ever had!
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MacchiavelloJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Wild shroom mussels and miso mussels. Can't get enough of them.
  • Kristen J.
    Kristen JonesJuly 30, 2010
    Delicious! Highly rec! Beer list is fabulous and the mussels are outta this world-plus the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Great addition to Bethesda.
  • Hilary
    HilaryJuly 25, 2010
    RW's sister is a dressage trainer!
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 16, 2010
    An expansive beer list that boasts upward of 130 bottles and drafts. Just like that, Bethesda became a lot cooler.
  • Inma
    InmaFebruary 6, 2015
    Los mejillones deliciosos. Las patatas fritas no tanto
  • Matt P.
    Matt PeakeJune 20, 2014
    美味しかった! definitely best place I've been to in Bethesda
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