Mix Bar and Grille
Mix Bar and Grille

Mix Bar and Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mixbarandgrille.com/
  • Phone: 3012993000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Thursday & Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

    OPEN ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Matamoros
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: With flat screens wherever you look, there"s always something to keep guests entertained. It's quickly become a tradition that any game or event becomes a neighborhood party at Mix!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Falls Rd. & River Rd.
  • Public Transit: A bus stop at Falls Rd. & River Rd. is merely 200 yards away.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking is available in the lot outside the restaurant.
A word from Mix Bar and Grille
MIX Bar and Grille opened in September 2013 to huge crowds and rave reviews. Mix has quickly become the Potomac spot, a bar and American bistro offering unique drinks, unbelievable food, and an urban atmosphere in the heart of The Village.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Mix Bar and Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (5)special occasion (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Air conditioning was out on a 90+ day w/ 100% humidity. Staff wouldn't admit there was a problem and hostess looked at us like we were nuts when we complained and asked if the air conditioning was out (the waiter made a face but wouldn't confirm that the air conditioning was broken, just said "yes, it is a bit warm"). It was almost as if they had been coached to not confirm the issue. After moving to a second table that was allegedly "cooler," we left since there was no improvement in the temperature. Place was 75% vacant as a result, which is not the norm for a Friday night. Hostess should have informed us as we checked in that there was a problem instead of wasting 15 minutes in the restaurant playing musical tables.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time had by all
    never2late
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The menu is varied, the presentation and quality of ingredients matched the excellent preparation. Wine list confusion. When we asked for the wine list, the server brought us another dinner menu. It wasnt until we returned home that we saw an extensive wine list on line. Wondering why the list isnt automatically given upon arrival. Other than this confusion, the meal was great, servers attentive, and the Saturday night bartender makes a great lemon drop martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Hoyahbh
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    After reading the reviews decided timme to try. We took a friend and thought"not where i would want to bring a guest but wait fot the foid" My mussels were definitely cold. The sauce was good. Friend ordered lamb chops. Two 2 bite size chops appeared. Not an entree portion. My husband ordered the 3 course special. When he asked about dessert the waiter looked confused. Service fair. Overall would not go back or recommend to others. Too bad as would have loved a better neighborhood restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprisingly good
    cwgmd
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sophisticated and tasty menu in a strip mall bar and grill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed review...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our food selection was good but generally too salted. The service was a bit slow and disorganized. We had a bottle of average quality white wine with prices starting at $59 and thought that was too much for what we got! As seniors we generally like restaurants that are much less noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool restaurant, out of place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Very cool restaurant but decorated inside an out like it belongs in DuPont circle or not a small shopping center in Potomac, my 30 year old wife and I were easily 10 years younger than anyone else there for a 730 dinner. Food was excellent though and some good cocktails too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Braised beef short rib!
    kevinatfms
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Best braised beef short rib I've ever had. Flatbread and Harissa was amazing also. Drinks were on point and always filled when needed. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood hangout
    RANPotomac
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food at this "new" restaurant in one of the village plazas. Both the Salmon and the short ribs were tasty. The restaurant is quite noisy because of the energetic bar scene. we were seated up front which is nice and airy but the chairs were bar type stools made of hard wood with no cushioning or support, very uncomfortable. I asked for another chair like those at the tables by the wall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 17 reviews are from the Mix Bar and Grille reviews archive.
  • Potomac gets a Good eating Place
    Beacher
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Mix B&G is the first really good eating spot since Fritz left the same place so many years ago. The short ribs are spicy and tender the flatbreads are tasty and great to share. Deserts are a little too adventurous. A good home made apple pie with ice cream would add a sure winner to the list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Foodlover
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been to Mix several times for lunch and dinner. We tried Mix this year for Mother's day Brunch, It was a little disappointing. The service was not overly attentive and the food was just okay. the menu looked great with interesting entrees. I ordered crab cake Benedict. The server brought it out and here were no poached eggs. When I asked about it, the server didn't even look surprised. There was no garnish on the plates. Just disappointing compared to the lunches and dinners that I have had there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Miss Bezu
    braej
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This replacement for Bezu is extremely loud, with diners surrounded by televisions and bombarded with canned music, topped by dreadful acoustics so that conversation is impossible. The scallops were fine (nothing special), but I should know better than to order Italian in a non-Italian restaurant. The lamb pappardelle was bland.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    Rene
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Love it. Love the look. Love the food. The prices are reasonable. It is now always me suggestion when someone says, where should we go?
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but staff is odd
    Aed24
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had brunch, party of 5 & restaurant was not busy at all. Our food was good, not everything came out correctly though (no fried egg on the brunch burger). Staff was weird. Waitress was so quiet & did not know the menu well. Bartender came to take our drink order, but waitress had already got it 5 mins earlier. Busboy came to get food when plates were not finished. Food runner was confused. Strange experience overall. Not worth a repeat.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hit or miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Had dinner there last night, liked the decor and was surprised by the size of the bar. To start we shared a burrata appetizer that tasted sour. The busboy didn't appear to notice that it was barely touched when he cleared our plates, and the waitress did not ask us how the appetizer was, and we didn't offer the negative feedback. For dinner I had the special featurins sea scallops and pasta with squid ink and english peas - presentation was lovely and the scallops and pasta were great! The peas were too hard to eat, felt uncooked. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his braised beef short rib with potato puree, again, beautiful presentation. For dessert we shared the opera cake. It had no flavor and was left unfinished. Won't be going back
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Potomac Village Bistro
    JohnHVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Improved over the prior restaurant in the same space. Spacious bar and televisions are difficult to escape if you are seated at one of the dining tables. Lukewarm recommendation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Split Decision
    Timtruman1VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    First trip to the old Bezu since it became Mix. The food is still stellar and the service was fine. Unfortunately, this was the loudest restaurant I have ever visited. So much noise from the bar that we could barely hear the waitress and conversation across the small table was nearly impossible! Waitress admitted that she has suffered hearing problems since starting there. Our ears continued to ring for several minutes after leaving. So we remain torn...we love the food, but can't decide if the noise is worth it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Bezu Was
    JohnGalt
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    New menu befits a trendy bistro with a good assortment of both hot and cold appetizers/small plates and a variety of dinner selections. The wine list (by the bottle) is extensive and wine is also available by the glass from the house selections. Prices for both the food and liquor were reasonable. The service staff were young and energetic and there were no complaints about the presentation or timing of the various components to our meal. The bar is very long and stylish, but avoid the Parisian-like tables and chairs in the very front of the restaurant. They may well be the most uncomfortable seating in all of Montgomery County.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Mix Bar and Grille
    cserv
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I went here for Valentine's Day dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. The place was kind of hard to spot because the front entrance did not stand out. We were greeted politely and seated right away, but the seating was tight and we felt like we were on top of our fellow diners. The food was excellent, I had the short ribs and my wife had the crabcakes, we normally share with each other but neither of us wanted to give up our meals, so we greedily finished our own meals. The sides were tasty, especially the brussle sprouts and we were very happy with the desserts. I will definately go back and highly recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Tables were really close together for Valentine's Day...no way to have a "quiet" dinner with your spouse. Food was very good as always but waiters really had a difficult time getting orders right. Also had to return french fries...way too cold. Still, I'll mark this down as an aberration and come back again on a more quiet night most likely during the week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good upgrade
    BRBRVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nice redo of local potomac village restaurant. Very helpful staff. A bit noisy and busy with four tv screens. Gunnar is a terrific bar tender
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly poor on this night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentines dinner - waited forever to have meal served. Figured there was a problem when they brought dessert first. They had served my dinner to wrong table next to us, who had ordered after us and finished the meal before they brought out their meal and served it to us. We noticed it wasn't right. I waited another 20 minutes to 1/2 hour after this for my entree. At least it was good. Then again waited a long time for dessert and coffee to be brought. The fact that all we got was a casual "oh sorry" from the hostess made us feel quite like they couldn't care less if we return. Most restaurants would have at least comp'd a dessert or drink and been attentive after the error. Not good if you want a good rec and a return customer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother
    MARTYDNYC
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Mix Bar and Grille's website sets an expectation that isn't matched when visiting the restaurant. The overall experience was uneven right from the start when a simple request to move from the cold front to a more comfortable part of the restaurant was met with resistance. I wasn't interested in hearing all of the reasons why such a simple accommodation couldn't be met...it could have been quickly resolved, but here we were faced with a hostess who, for whatever reason, felt that she was not going to give in. Oddly, the restaurant was empty at this point. Things then moved from bad to worse...confusion over who our server was, delayed orders, and mediocre food. I can't provide any compelling reasons to visit here. I won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Rene
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    So excited to have another great option in Potomac for lunch! Very cute modern look and although I was there for lunch it had a great vibe for cocktails or dinner. I ended up just ordering sides and appetizers because they had all of my favorites and they were all delicious (very generous portions so took a lot home). I had the tuna tartar, pommes frites, brussel sprouts, and the polenta with jalapenos. All of these were so good, I would go back just to have any one of them again. But the stand out was the polenta with jalapenos just for it's uniqueness, a new spin on comfort food. I have been to every rendition of this property over the past 18 years and this is by far my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potomac dud
    joannedinalotVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The new version of Bezu is awful. After ordering a flatbread and salad we received a thick crust, frozen tasting pizza, The salad, which was delivered ten minutes after everyone else's meal with no apology or explanation had about 10 spinach leaves and one ounce of chicken. For fifteen dollars I was hungry and dissatisfied. No one asked how our dinner had been, the waitress was indifferent bordering on rude and the evening was a culinary disaster. DO NOT BOTHER TRY THIS PLACE.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood hangout
    Luigi
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Cool finishes with very friendly staff. Nice choice of different types of food, a bit pricy. Loud and fun .
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.