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Mussel Bar & Grille - Bethesda

4.5
563 reviews
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$30 and under
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Belgian
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Here at Mussel Bar & Grille, sustainability meets affordability.

We serve incomparably fresh 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 Bethesda 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 fineest Belgians in the world). Check out our Facebook page for our wildly popular Oyster Fests and pig roasts.

Mussel Bar & Grille is a RW Group restaurant. www.rwrestaurantgroup.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Belgian, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday-Friday 11:30AM-4PM

Dinner
Mon-Thurs 4PM-11:30PM
Friday-Saturday 4PM-1AM
Sunday 4PM-11:30PM

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 11AM-4PM
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Phone number
(301) 215-7817
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Elm Street
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Parking details
The closest public parking is the covered garage right behind Mussel Bar (accessible from either Elm St. or Bethesda Ave.) Parking meters in front of the restaurant are for only one hour. Bethesda Row is offering valet parking nightly from 5-11pm across the street in front of Secolari (7251 Woodmont Avenue).
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Public transit
Bethesda Metro, short 3 block walk
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 563 People Are Saying
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4.5
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food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Roxie, our waitress was really great. She knew the menu and was able to guide our choices. The food was pretty good. Great pomme frites! Please shave slice the beets in the beet salad! Had a grapefruit crush. Tasty!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Trying a new restaurant during Restaurant week - good food & service - would go back

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vipluv2dine (Detroit)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

The manager got in my face and yelled at me when I asked about the special on the website. :(

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

found this gem on open table. was looking for a restaurant to take my son while dropping him off to college. extensive beer list. delicious food. great ambiance! have been recommending it to all we know that visit the area. great vibe!

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tonie13 (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

My server was great. She apologized for our drinks when they took long. The food was great and on time.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Convenient place for family dinner with 8-yo kid. Moreover if you like mussels and Belgium beer - both were good. Tuna tartare was good as well as crusty pizza taken by my son

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vipMoco (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Best restaurant meal anywhere ever. Went at lunchtime. Beet salad was well constructed and super tasty. The mussels were perfectly cooked and delicious. Added fries for $1. Beef stroganoff was amazing. Not enough superlatives for experience. Go and enjoy a great lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Great lunch. But Stomach upset after. May have been the salad. Should let restaurant know.

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vipplhreh (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Went here for my boyfriend's birthday. I requested a booth per some recommendations and they were able to accommodate us. We didn't get the mussels because they aren't my boyfriends thing, though I've had them before and they are awesome. We had a salmon salad and a flatbread pizza, both were really good. If you want an eclectic beer selection- this is the place to go. My only disappointment was the service. We waited for our second drinks and to get the check.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

So impressed with the service - awesome hospitality. Great place if you're looking for a specialty beer, they have something like 150 different varieties and the bartenders are really knowledgeable about them. This is a pricey place, just be aware. We really enjoyed it!

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