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Mussel Bar & Grille - Arlington

733 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Belgian, Beer Garden, American
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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
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Phone number
(703) 841-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Vogt, Chef de Cuisine
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Cross street
Wilson Boulevard
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Parking details
Validated parking now available starting at 6pm in the Ace Street Parking Garage
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Public transit
Ballston Metro Station
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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.
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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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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

Private Dining

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.

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What 733 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

My new place to go. Awesome mussels

NOVApatron (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent for lunch. My Salade Niciose with seared tuna was cooked perfectly: raw in the middle and seared with a peppery crust around the edges. My brother had the special brisket sandwich with sweet potato frites and 3 dipping sauces. However, the brisket was way overpriced at $36 for a not THAT "special" sandwich, plus server didn't mention the price when first describing it. While I would still recommend Mussel Bar and go back myself, guests should definitely ask ahead for prices of specials.

Fxhaddad (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Best muscles around / great beer selections / great expediting!

Alwayshungry (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Beer selection is out of this world. If you are craving Belgian beer this is the place to go. Mussels were awesome, huge and flavorful. Great place for dinner with a large group but can still be a nice place for dinner for a couple.

vipArlington (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We ordered the scallops and rock fish. Delicious. The baba rum dessert was dry. Service was excellent and attentive. The waiter didn't charge us for the baba rum because of our complaint. Bar scene a bit noisy but after happy hour, it quieted down. Good place to meet a friend, catch up and have a good meal. Recommend it. The service, at least our waiter, was amazing.

vipAndi (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Expect to speak loudly during and after happy hour as there is no sound dampening and all tables are near the bar. Food was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This past valentines day, Mussel Bar & Grill offered a Lobster special. If you like the atmosphere of a zoo, more of a loud watering hole than a restaurant, this is your spot.
The lobster was a complete disappointment, previously frozen, chewy, with an herb topping to flask the freshness and taste.
Lobster should never come with a masking topping and non-clarified melted butter.
Stick with the real restaurants.

vipWesty (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Good food - very respectable octopus which I value greatly. My one BIG complaint is the markup on the wine. I could not find a bottle of Rosé (typically well under $20 retail) for less than $60. I knew a few of their reds, and they were in the neighborhood of 400 percent markups. I will go back and will either brink my own wine or drink beer.

vipalexandriagirl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The servers seemed to be rushing us all night long, clearing away our plates, etc very quickly. The restaurant was empty so this made no sense to us.

Service aside, the food was terrific. The blue crab dip was rich but delicious. The mussels in Mediterranean sauce were amazing - better than what we've had in France and PEI.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

well-done contemporary take on french-belgian bistrot, very good food, friendly & efficient service.