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Mix Bar and Grille

3.9
79 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(301) 299-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pedro Matamoros
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Falls Rd. & River Rd.
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Parking details
Ample parking is available in the lot outside the restaurant.
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Public transit
A bus stop at Falls Rd. & River Rd. is merely 200 yards away.
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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!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on August 15, 2017

Nice place to meet friends in Potomac. Kitchen closes are some nights during week so make a reservation or call ahead. Have fun

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Food was good, service was okay and they were out of some liquors and menu items. Not the best experiences. I think they need a little TLC and paint to freshen up the aesthetics.

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Showed up, were not greeted at all. Place was so noisy that we could not imagine eating there. We left.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

This was our first time at Mix Bar and Grille and we will definitely go again. We were celebrating a friends Birthday, and the restaurant was very welcoming and open to us showing up with our own cupcakes and did a great job helping us surprise the birthday gal! Service, and management were really nice. The server did a great job reading the table. Prices were incredibly reasonable. It was a perfect spot for after a long, tough week; we were able to spend time with each other, and enjoy a good meal. I live in DC and it's better than many of the "great" places in the District.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2017

A good experience except that I came in with a party of 9 and had made a reservation on Open Table and they had no idea we had a reservation.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Truffle pizza fabulous. As was grapefruit mojito

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Great style and decor. This place has a great lounge feel. Lunch was amazing and the bartender was great.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2017

They were understaffed
The appetizers were good but the drinks were inconsistently prepared and the entrees were over-buttered and over-cooked.
The service was incredibly slow.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Great place for drinks. It took forever to get our salads but over all it was good.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2017

Came to Mix to celebrate a friends birthday - 6 of us. Service wasn't great and the restaurant was pretty empty (Wednesday night), so somewhat disappointing. Their Hummus is fantastic as is their tuna tartare app. Steak frites, Bronzino good as well. All in all, it was fine. Won't rush back.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2017

For us out-of-towners this place has always been open when we needed it, especially Christmas nights. Prior meals of seafood gumbos were excellent and delicious. This time we ate lunch. The "flatbreads" are really pizzas, so if you're expecting a true flatbread, discuss with the server. Both the mushroom and the pesto chicken flatbreads were a bit greasy. The field greens is very generous and the candied pecans are a great addition. Dressed a little heavy; next time I'd ask for dressing on the side. Attentive service and lovely people.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Good food, good service, good bar. Small and intimate. TV's are slightly distracting, but sound was very low, so it was fine.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Food was bland and unimaginative. The filet mignon was thin and looked like it had been stepped on. The service was slow and not informative. Can only imagine this place persists because of the sparse selection of dining venues in Potomac.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Normally I skip the reviews, but feel compelled to leave one this time. We have been dining at Mix for several years now, but the restaurant has been going downhill. First there was the introduction of a new menu maybe six months to a year ago. OK, fine, some of our favorites disappeared; we'll adapt. However, the food has taken an unfortunate decline in the ensuing months. We have been unhappy during our last several visits, but our most recent one was the worst. It took 30 minutes from the time we ordered for our meals to arrive -- and we didn't order any appetizers. We ordered one side that we instructed be brought with our meals, but it was delivered in advance (as kind of an offering from the server to apologize for the delay in our meals, or so it seemed); we sent it back so we could eat it with our meals, as intended. When it reappeared, it seemed quite a bit smaller than the same side had 10 minutes earlier, or when we've ordered it on previous visits. This was... odd. My usual order is the kale and Brussels sprouts salad, with a protein on top. It has been way under-dressed on our last several visits, this time included. I have had to order additional dressing, which means it isn't tossed in and, therefore, doesn't taste as good. I don't recall there being cucumber in the salad before, but it was added in this time. Not that I'm opposed to cucumber, but it seemed somehow out of place. My daughter ordered off the verbal kids menu (which, I believe, used to be printed and may have included descriptions) and was disappointed to find out the kids pasta meant buttered noddles with Parmesan cheese. My husband said his burger was good, but the fries weren't ready at the same time as the rest of our food (disappointing!) and arrived to our table looking very blond (also disappointing!). Normally I steal several off his plate, but this time I stopped at one. We used to really enjoy Mix, but plan to give it a break and hope that its splendor eventually returns.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Really great local place. Relaxed but fun. Good vibe. Love the crab soup!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Nice lunch! Salads were great and the service was, too!

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2016

We enjoyed our food very much, but it took too long to get it, even though the place was not busy at all. Can't figure out why it took 30 minutes to get our cold salads.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2016

Love this place. A favorite of the neighborhood! Consistently good food and service! Highly recommend
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1.0Dined on November 5, 2016

We arrived at the restaurant for our reservation and were left standing at the door for at least 10 mins while the solitary bartender served bar patrons without any acknowledgement of our party. There was no other staff present this was at 7.15 pm on a friday night.
We walked out and went somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Always great service

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1.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Had been to Mix once before, and was extremely disappointed with this experience. The food was mediocre at best; atmosphere was dull and sad; service was fair. We will not be going back, and I wouldn't recommend it.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Not staffed well. One waitress. The bar tender was clearing tables for her. Once food delivered we never saw her again. Disappointing

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2016

This place has gone from amazing to horrible in the last 6 months. It's too bad as the decor and location are great. The kitchen has fallen off, the good bartenders have gone. All that remains are the dedicated servers and the decor. It seems that the apparent shift in ownership has taken a huge toll, and the new owner must be clueless in running a successful business.

I'm over it, sadly.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2016

One sever was working the floor need a person to run the food or have two servers food was great

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2016

We enjoyed our first trip to Mix. My wife is on a gluten-free diet, and the chef came out and recommended some menu items that he could prepare for her without gluten. Not many restaurants that will do that! Nice, cozy spot for dinner. We plan to come back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Great lunch spot in Potomac. Creative salads presented on beautiful plates, very interesting combinations.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2015

My husband & I tried Mix on NYE...it was pretty slow so we were happy. However, once the main course arrived the disappointed set in. My husband ordered the Steak Kobe with twiced baked potato; the steak was cold & the potato was barley baked once let alone twice! We asked the waitress for butter which she finally brought to the table iced cold!! She never checked back with us as she was too busy socializing with what appeared to be her family.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2015

Nice to have an up to date restaurant/sports bar in Potomac. Mix has filled a void in Potomac Village.
Small menu, but done well.
Fish taco appetizer was great, but small portion.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2015

Hi. Potomac isn't known for its restaurants for good reason. Mix takes it up a few notches. Very good food - a bit inventive -- friendly atmosphere with style - great service. Try it!

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Creative multi cuisine menu. Attentive service. kitchen a bit slow. Short Ribs=outstanding as is the hummus and flatbread. Everything else is very good. Gunter makes a great cosmo.
Casual dress, no shorts. Sport's TVs on but sound was muted.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2015

I had the half chicken and the lavender in the sauce was amazing. Every one in our party enjoyed their dishes. Service was average. The restaurant was really cold but they did turn off the AC that was blowing directly on our table.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2015

We came for Mother's Day brunch. The food was great and we loved the all-you-can-eat for $25. We were called about an before our reservation to see if it would be okay to push it back by 15 minutes, no problem. We were seated immediately when we arrived which was great. I believe they were a bit overwhelmed that day, because the kitchen mixed up our ticket and we ended up waiting very long for our food. Other tables were finishing up before we had even gotten our food! Some of the food we had ordered first round (almost all of us did all-you-can-eat) still hadn't come out by the time third-round food did, so they probably had forgotten until we reminded them. That said, management rectified the situation well and was very apologetic. I think if Mix gets a little more organized, they'll be a great find! Could have just been because it was Mother's Day :)

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1.0Dined on May 10, 2015

I have never not left a tip before but there was no way to justify tipping such a horrible non-server. Never going back.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2015

Arrived late and were very well received. thank you

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2015

This is a little restaurant in a strip mall - brunch selections were fantastic - had a tostada with Egg, Avocado, Wild Mushroom and a little Chipotle Bearnaise sauce, companion had French Toast and Smoked Salmon and we split a hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. The food was presented beautifully and tasted wonderful. Only downside - service was a little slow.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2015

The food was OK, but my crab cake had too much celery and the seasoning was not traditional for a Maryland crab cake. We were seated right next to another couple even though there we many other tables available. The tables are much too close together. The couple at the table next to us was 6 inches away, and participated in our conversations! The decor is weird, and the ambiance is awful - like an old run down warehouse. The seats are uncomfortable and it was loud. I could not wait to get out of this place.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2015

The food was generally creative, but the size of the portions was unpredictable. My eggplant appetizer was very large, the shrimp entrée, while excellent, was appetizer size. The flavors were a delightful mix of hot and tame. Our server had difficulty determining what was an appetizer and what was an entrée and kept asking how/when we wanted each dish. My husband, who loves martinis, was annoyed that his martini tasted watered down. He should have sent it back - but didn't.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2015

I had a very pleasant lunch with my girlfriend last Friday morning. We decided to go with the 3 course lunch menu that our waitress recommended. We are both so happy that we listened to her recommendations. The food was outstanding. We will be returning to try out the brunch menu soon.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2015

Recently visited mix. I am gluten free and they claim to have gf options. Chose a dish that was marked gf so I chose it. After eating it I had severe abdominal pain and asked the waiter to see the menu again. I saw the dish I chose did indeed have the gf designation but also a w. That stands for contains wheat! I had told the waiter I was gluten free and when I pointed out that food can't be gf and contain wheat he said he would ask about it in the kitchen. He came back to say he understood what I was saying and was sorry. No one from the kitchen came to talk to me and no one from the management either. Nor did they comp the meal. I am shocked that they take food safety so recklessly. What if there were a peanut allergy that they glossed over? I have no confidence in them to safeguard my food products. Be warned! Will not be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2015

Lamb chops were great but less than average portion. Plenty of great thin french fries. But it was so noisy, one could not carry a conversation well with the person across the table.

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