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Mussel Bar & Grille

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7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 (Elm Street)
+1 301-215-7817
10:00 - 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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Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Was informed that they have a new chef manning the kitchen. Must be well-trained because the food was excellent: the pear salad and the sea bass were just seasoned perfectly. The bass, especially, had a wonderful, crispy skin and the flesh was moist and ever so fresh-tasting. Wish I could cook fish this well. The one sour note is that... More 

Thank Margaret C
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I went alone well actually I was stood up but since i was there I decided to make a go of it. had the wood fired pizza & truffle fries... the Fries was nearly burnt & yes I ate it... I should have complained but I was already thrown off by being stood up at the last minute. Only one... More 

Thank CyndieNYC726
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The oysters were fresh and very flavorful. The classic mussels in white wine snd garlic broth were tender and tasty. Track of lamb, broiled sea bass, carbonnade, all excellent. And a wonderful beer and wine list. Definitely an exceptional restaurant

Thank Jeff C
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I live nearby downtown Bethesda and, when we dine out, visit Mussel Bar perhaps five or six times a year. The food is generally quite good. The mussels are always tasty and the other items on the menu are, too. Last evening I had one of the pizzas, which was very good. We also had the gravlax... More 

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Annapolis MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was the first visit here for two of the three of us and we definitely will be back! The food was delicious. We shared a full pot of the Mussels in White Wine Roasted Garlic, Cream, Lemon, Parsley, an order of fries and the Kennett Square Pizza with Mushrooms Smoked Bacon, Mozzarella, Caramelized Onion, Truffle Béchamel. These two dishes... More 

Thank Qtfish
Washington DC
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were able to sit outside on the sidewalk and enjoy a balmy evening. The service was very good, our waitress Roxy was very knowledgeable on the tens of beer selections. She was accommodating, facilitating sharing of both beers and various dishes that we ordered. Notable and refreshing: she was not trying to push us to order more. We enjoyed... More 

Thank Janny08
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Mussels really didn't have any flavour & were debearded at seldom. Sweet potato fries were charred. The waitress didn't know much about the beer selection nor was she able to come up with a solution of connecting 2 tables together to provide more space for the large dishes she brought. The only good thing about this place is the large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Belgian, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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)  >  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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?