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Mannequin Pis
Mannequin Pis

Mannequin Pis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mannequinpis.com
  • Phone: (301) 570-4800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mannequin Pis
Enjoy delicious, sophisticated Belgian Cuisine at Mannequin Pis in Olney. The food centers around mussels, but you can find worthy alternatives all over the menu starting from Chicken to Belgian Bier Beef Stew (Carbonnade)or a delicious Venision Sausage. We have extensive selection of Belgian Biers. Chimay, Delirium Tremens, Duvel and all the Trappistes Biers are here. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This little restaurant is a great find. Being small and quite busy on the Friday night we ate there we experienced a bit of a wait in between arriving, being seated, ordering and having the waiter return to check on our satisfaction but the food was excellent and each one in our party of four enjoyed their entrée selection. Though the restaurant is small and busy the noise level was not invasive. I definitely expect to return again, but probably on a different evening for smoother transitions between arriving and checking out. However, if you look forward to a leisurely meal with no concern for time any time is probably perfect."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We specifically wanted to come to the restaurant, as the last time my partner's sister and her husband tried to dine there, their was a problem (not the restaurant's fault). The wait was justified, as the food was phenomenal. There were a few hitches. First, the restaurant was too cold. We were all shivering, including one of us who is perpetually warm. Second, while the secondary wait staff was attentive, our waiter was indifferent, and at times, inattentative. A primary example - we requested one beer, he brought the wrong one and seemed perturbed that we didn't want what he brought. Overall, a good meal. However, those little things make a difference."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The sausage appetizer is pretty good but a small portion, known for mussels with a variety of sauces. Overall good but not blown away. You have to call over a server for almost everything, all they want to do is take an order for an expensive beer."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We have eaten at this restaurant many times and never been disappointed."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We ordered the Mussel Pot. Well over half of the mussel shells were empty. As well the mussels where quite overcooked; and, thus tough. We expected to find the missing mussels in the bottom of the pot; but, did not find any at all. The restaurant must be taking the mussels from the shells to use in appetizers, soups, etc. A lot of money to pay for empty mussel shells in a pot!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I ate several times at Mannequin pis and always order the mussels but this time my guest and I had a lot of empty shells like 1/4 of my serving at $24.00 I expected better the service was very good"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Mannequin pis is an excellent option for the cultural wasteland the is olney. This restaurant would do just fine in dc or Bethesda. I have dined there at least 4 times without incident. Go there, take your significant other, they will thank you."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I love this place. The food is always good, classically prepared and simple. The wine list is not deep, but very good. The beer selection is incredible. We live close to this place, so it is our go-to for a great meal."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We like the kilo of mussels. With all the options, you 're sure to find several that appeal to you. The leeks, onions, celery and sauces make every choice delicious and hearty. This time I chose the salmon, and my GF chose the mushroom. Both were superb."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "It is a small restaurant and was very busy when we arrived -- had to wait a while to be seated --not very much staff but those there were efficient. I have been there several times and would go again."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "always a great meal. the offerings are good and the beer and wine selections are decent. a great neighborhood find nestled in the middle of olney. the food is consistently delicious and we enjoy the dessert options as well!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our daughter treated us to Mannequin Pis via a Groupon. We had the gift for four months and just decided to go before it expired. We were not very impressed when we got to the restaurant because of the location (very small strip mall). When we entered, we were greeted with a smile and seated promptly. The food is outstanding, and our waiter, Chris was very attentive. We promised to return because there were so many wonderful dishes on the menu that we wanted to try. A big thanks to our daughter for this wonderful gift, and a big thanks to our waiter, Chris for making out "date night" special!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food. The restaurant has been there for a very long time. Highly recommend reservations. Wish the restaurant was larger as the place is very small and tables very close to each other."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Delicious wild boar sausage appetizer and main course of mussels and frites. Tables are very close to each other. The diner next to us had to stand and step out of the way when we left our table. The food outweighs the inconvenience though and we will return."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Although we are regulars, we brought our whole family on this recent visit and everyone was very happy with all of their selections. Specials, old favorites and drinks are sure to please..."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Although the food was great, as always, this time I used a groupon. As soon as our server saw the group on he was curt, rude and anxious to move us along. If this restaurant wants to work with groupon, it needs to communicate to it's employees to treat all customers equally. Our server's treatment has left a bad taste in my mouth!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Mannequin Pis is simply the best restaurant in Olney, and is among the best local restaurants in the Washington area. We have eaten there many times over the years and when we are looking for something nice in our neighborhood, this is our choice. Authentic Belgian food, with an extensive list of Belgian beers, the mussels and frites are outstanding, better then anything we found in our recent trip to Paris. The location is non-descript, but the decor inside the restaurant is nice, almost bistro style."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Outstanding as usual I could go on but the experience was totally delightful. The Food, service, and Ambiance were fantastic. The Mussels were out of this world, and our food was prepared to perfection. Highly recommend this place. If you love Mussels. They prepare them in so many ways. The Stew and the steaks are consistently made to perfection."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Unfamiliar with the area, we checked out local reviews and gave Mannequin Pis a try prior to attending Olney Theater. Not the easiest place to find in its modest shopping mall, but worth the effort. Service was prompt and engaging, food (bisque soup and mussels)was delicious and generous in portions. Layout a bit tight, but that increases the intimacy. Chose the 3 course special and wasn't disappointed."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This would be considered a neighborhood gem IF you had more space to sit. I am serious when I say that you can easily eat off your neighbor's plate at most tables. This makes for a very noisy environment which is ok if your neighbors are nice people. It's not a restaurant for children and the owners are very up front about it, but people still bring their kids. Our server, Eduardo, was wonderful, as always, but the other male server (who I heard speaking French to my neighbor) was obnoxious. I asked for salt for my pommes frites and he gave me real attitude."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The new owners have too many offers going so it's hard to figure out which to use. It was half off wine night, so we opted for that. At the end of the meal, we were told the bottle we picked didnt qualify! Also, the food quality was very good, but not as good as the old chef. Finally, the host was too snobby and the staff needs better english. This is not the MP of old. Go to Brasserie Beck in Kentlands(even though a chain), it is Very nice."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is our third visit to Mannequin Pis as the first visit the food was excellent and I raved about the caldron of steamed mussels for days. The second and third visit however, were disappointing and I had coaxed my parents into joining us for their specialty of steamed mussels seasoned in various flavor combinations. The flavor however, was Flat. It lacked either garlic, salt or wine or all of the above and so it made the meal tolerable instead of fantastic. They do not have any condiments available on the table, so one has to insist the waiter/waitress to bring some, so the patron is intimidated in asking. Décor is of makeshift flea market finds so a bit dingy and dark like sitting in someone's attic. $40./person w/o drinks."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had Escargots, boar and venison sausages, bacon wrapped trout along with Belgian beer. The person who suggested beer was not much knowledgeable and did not make good recommendation."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food is very good although we weren't as impressed as previous visits. Our server was a bit aloof and seemed to be preoccupied although we were seated immediately."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "When I patronized this restaurant 10 years ago, the food was amazing, service outstanding, and there was always a line out the door, waiting to get a seat. That has changed drastically in the past 5 years or so. I'm almost certain the original chef is no longer there, since the food is just so-so and expensive at that."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is a great local place for authentic Belgian cuisine. The ambiance is intimate but not quite quiet enough for a first date or proposal dinner as the tables are close together. Not a kid friendly restaurant but perfect for a date night escape. Great beer and wine list."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had Theater tickets So, we ordered an appetizer and mussels which I thought would be quick. He flies into a temper, screaming that it will take over an hour to cook mussels... Then waiter LIES and says that they are out of mussels for the evening...it was only 7:15 So, I said forget about the mussels, that we'll share the appetizer and one meal, then he comes back and says that a shipment of mussels had just come in. I don't usually write bad reviews but this experience was just dreadful. We have come to this restaurant a few times, but this is most definitely our last visit!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything was good including the delicious mussels. Beer list is lots of fun, given that it has bottles you don't often see elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband and I took our goddauther to dinner. The food is always consisitently good. It is a bit difficult to find if you do not know where it is. My husband and godchild had mussels. I had the Branzino which was very good"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Nothing special. Hardly had any of the beers on the menu and I am not sure MC liquor control board is the real culprit. We used to visit often under the original owners but this was lackluster at best in comparison."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Their muscle pots are the best with many broths to choose from... Highly recommend the 'snob' broth made with a splash of their lobster bisque. The beer list is amazing with many Belgium beers to choose from to complement your meal. Wine list is good too. And to top it off the 'pot if chocolate' is rich and creamy.... The perfect ending."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "little place with huge cuisine, real fine taste of Europe excellent food, beer and wine choices."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have not been here in years - in the early 2000s, it was one of our favorite restaurants. To see a once great restaurant deteriorate so far is sad - the waiter was nice, but proceeded to tell us about how the restaurant had got in trouble and needed to check everyone's ID in far too much detail. The mussels were overcooked. I ordered a medium rare steak special, the result was shoe leather and clearly had sat under a heat lamp. They remade it, but the meat was still inedible. They kindly took off the price, but I would have rather had dinner."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We dined at Mannequin Pis with another couple after seeing "Avenue Q" at the Olney Theatre. We were pleased with the varied menu, since I recalled the place as being mainly mussels. Two of us got mussels and the others a steak and a spicy lamb sausage. Everything was tasty. I was surprised by the potato-leek soup, which had large chunks of potato in it which I'd never encountered before. My girlfriend was disappointed that her Hear of Palm salad only had on artichoke heart in it. We will return after future Olney plays."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent service, great food and friendly staff. While the location/outside appearance lacks personal charm and warmth, you're immediately transported to another world once you step foot into the restaurant--and that's where all the magic and charm resides. Conveniently located a few blocks from Olney Theatre Center, so a great spot to dine before seeing a show. Highly recommended...the pork loin and trout wrapped in bacon were my favorites!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everything was just fine here. We've been a number of times before. The quality has always been very good. Adequate wine list although it's odd there is no Pinot Gris choice. It can be a little "tight", as it is a very small restaurant...."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal at Mannequin! Great find for apres theater at Olney. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Delicious food, great service, European atmosphere, and perhaps a unique menu. Well worth the trip to Olney."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My family REALLY liked the mussels and beer, which is why we went, of course. But for me, who doesn't drink beer or eat meat or seafood, it was a pretty dull event. (except for the company, of course)"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This charming little neighborhood gem us predictably great every time. It's small size is part of the charm. Just be sure to make reservations. Love the snob sauce."
    Dined on 6/13/2014