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Mussel Bar & Grille

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7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Elm Street)
+1 301-215-7817
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Schenectady, New York
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90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything on the menu looks outstanding but if you love mussels, this is the place for you! A 1/2 bucket of mussels (45 mussels....we counted 'em!) is $15 but for $1 more at lunchtime you can add from a choice of appetizers and soda or iced tea. The appetizers were exceptional: asparagus and arugula for my husband; I chose the... More 

Thank Marilyn P
Burlington, Canada
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296 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a later dinner. This euro (Belgian-style) pub has a range of beer and decentr menu offerings. Found that the late night options (pizza, mussels, fries) was limiting but I can vouich for the pizza. The couple next to me had mussels and seemed to like them.

Thank Duncan P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu advertises marked wines (including some offered by the glass) as being half off on Monday nights. What is not mentioned is that the discount only applies to whole bottles. It would be helpful if that were clearly stated. As it stands, it's false advertising, and poor customer service.

Thank zgs501
Germantown, Maryland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda for the first time last weekend. The PEI mussels (all the seafood from Prince Edward Island is always so good!) in the Mediterranean mussel dish were amazing! My husband had the brunch steak and eggs, which was the best he's ever had. On top of this, Gregory provided the best... More 

Thank collins_squared
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to a work mixer during the week. Mussels were on special and definitely worth it. We had three different versions and each was unique and delicious. Our crowd of 12 took over the bar area. Service was attentive and beer selection was decent enough to placate my buddies from Germany and the UK. And that isn't usually an... More 

Thank Wunrundun
Bethesda, Maryland
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221 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since I've been back to Mussel bar and glad I came back. The salad was delicious and fresh, their Mediterranean mussels with goat cheese and sausage were solid, and the light dessert was a good way to end the meal. Their hand cut fries and rustic bread for soaking up broth were yummy. I've had better... More 

Thank RAR1126
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoy happy hour as well as Gatherings after work or early evenings. Between the muscles and all of the other appetizers we never even get to the entrees. The Mussel Bar & Grille typically has four to six different types of oysters that can be eaten raw. Couple this with one of the multitude of years they have on their... More 

Thank Rtwodogs
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

. . . but today, I've opted for Steak Frites. I come here once a month when I'm home and I'm always satisfied with the food. Music is a bit too loud for my taste but what else is new; that's the case almost everywhere these days.

Thank Philip B
New York City, New York
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Mussels prepared lots of different ways, the two ways we had them were both very tasty. They have a really nice selection of beers including Belgian Lambics. It's a nice casual place. Great to go with family or a group of friends. The only issue I had was that it's a lively, noisy crowd, so it can be a little... More 

Thank Jim-V-NYC
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

A warm evening out for dinner, but not a typical dinner outing. We decided to hop from one restaurant to the next...& to order only our favorites' appetizers. So here we were at one of the best place for mussels in Bethesda! A pan order of the white wine & garlic mussels along with a side of their classic frites.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
    (Elm Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-215-7817
We serve mussels & frites, wood-fired tarts (Belgian pizzas) with seasonal toppings, grilled meats and fish, salads, soups, sandwiches. As your server about our daily specials, we mix it up! We also have the largest selection of craft and Belgian beers in Bethesda! Happy hour daily with great specials and $1 oysters.

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