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About Mussel Bar & Grille - Arlington
Here at Mussel Bar & Grille, sustainability meets affordability.
We serve the freshest fish and seafood from around the region and the world, including the best mussels in the region — and the beauty is you don’t have to make it an occasion to dine with us!
Because our volume is so high, and because of the buying power that comes when a prominent chef owns multiple, acclaimed restaurants, we’re able to keep our prices low — making Mussel Bar Arlington a destination where you can go gourmet every day.
Join us daily for happy hour, starting at 5, with $1.25 oysters, great specials, and our selection of — count ’ em — nearly 160 beers (including the finest Belgians in the world). Check out our Facebook page for our wildly popular Oyster Fests.
Mussel Bar & Grille is a RW Group restaurant. www.rwrestaurantgroup.com
Arlington, VA 22203
Belgian, Beer Garden, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch - Monday - Friday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch - Saturday - Sunday 11:000am - 3:00pm
Dinner - Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar - Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 11pm
The Happiest Hour - Monday - Sunday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Validated Parking Ace Street Parking Garage starts at 6:00pm on weekdays. 10:00am-2:00pm & 6:00pm-close on Saturday/Sunday
$30 and under
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NEW! Now Mussel Bar & Grille Arlington is offering gift cards which can be redeemed at any of RW Restaurant Group location. If you have any questions please contact us at 703 841 beer.
Validated parking now available starting at 6pm in the Ace Street Parking Garage
Ballston Metro Station
Charlie Vogt, Chef de Cuisine
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
MUSSEL BAR AND GRILL offers dining capacity for up to 30 guests. Whether it is dining with a group of friends or celebrating an occasion, our menu is prepared and served as sharing style for your party to enjoy. Large parties are welcome for, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner and Happy Hour. 1 703 841 BEER.
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MUSSEL BAR AND GRILL offers dining capacity for up to 30 guests. Whether it is dining with a group of friends or celebrating an occasion, our menu is prepared and served as sharing style for your party to enjoy. Large parties are welcome for, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner and Happy Hour.
Mussel Bar & Grille - Arlington Ratings and Reviews
We really liked the food, especially the salmon and the octopus appetizer. The mussels were of course really good though I don't know that I'll order the Thai seasoning next time, it mostly tasted of the usual white wine. Still tasty, and the frites were great. Service was friendly but a little spotty--a bit slow, an appetizer was forgotten. But we had a great time.
I typically enjoy coming to this place. I think that the ambiance is nice, especially when you are able to sit in a booth by a window. I was a little disappointing with our last experience, as there was a hair found in my french fries. I noticed this right when the server put this on our table and immediately sent it back (while they were still there) and asked for a new one. I did not make a big deal of this, but the restaurant did not apologize for this or offer us any consolation. It made my meal a bit challenging to eat after seeing the hair on the fries- and it didn't look as though it had just dropped onto the fries, it looked as though it had been cooked with them.
We have been to the Mussel Bar & Grille - Arlington several times and it is consistently enjoyable. The Mussels, of course, are delicious. The Fries are always perfectly cooked and worth adding to the Mussel order.
I have had the steak frites several times and it is served exactly as ordered. My wife had the schnitzel and my son had the short ribs, both of which were great.
Will definitely go back.
First trip to Mussel Bar and we were really pleased. Good service with a beer list that has something for everyone. Mussel sauce options were great and the actual mussels were large and good quality. We also did a flat bread which was really good. Good casual date night place or being a group of friends. Great option if you are fed up with crappy service at Rustico.
We were across the street at the Westin for the evening, so the location was ideal. We literally just walked across the street. We came in late but the restaurant was still pretty full and lively and stayed that way until we left. The layout of the floor, due to it being the corner side of a newer building in this part of Ballston, is a tad unusual which makes it interesting and fun, adn the acoustics and deco are great. The beer selection is pretty large, and the seafood was fresh and just what we were looking for. We ordered east coast oysters, blue crab dip and chilled shrimp and it was all delicious. This part of Arlington has undergone SUCH a renovation in the last decade, and it's worth the slight pain of trying to find parking on a Saturday night to make the effort to visit; this restaurant/bar is a nice stop.
We went for the oysterfest event, which was definitely worth the money! The oysters were being shucked at multiple stations around the restaurant and all of the stations were buffet style. We also got the mussels and truffle fries which were also delicious. We will definitely be back!
Not what it used to be. Understaffed and some staff not well trained. Friday evening where restaurant should en rocking and maybe only 2/3's full. What 15 mins for drinks to be served as only one bar tender. Food was good but expensive.
Recently we not tl RW's new restaurant, Siren, which was very good. RW needs to pay that attention to his established restaurants as well.
We've had dinner here many times. It was unusually slow this particular Saturday night, so it was quiet and we managed to snag a booth by the window. It's much louder when it's packed. I order one of the mussel dishes, which this place is known for and does an excellent job with, so no disappointment there. I also had a delicious beet salad and a very good Rose. Everyone enjoyed their dinner!
Always a reliable fun place to go! They seemed to have changed their menu since the last time I was there and I didn’t find quite as many things that interested me. But I was happy with my mussels and appetizers and they have great drinks and a fun relaxed atmosphere.
We've gone to this restaurant a few times, but the last time, it was so loud that it really hurt my ears! The noise wasn't "energetic" it was painful!
They had placed us near the bar right next to a very loud group - it was okay at first, but over time it was just too much. We will think twice on the time of day when we will return.
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