301-215-7817 Call Us

Monday: 3:00pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday-Friday: 3:00pm - 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 8:30pm

Sunday: 10:30am - 11:30pm


About Mussel Bar Bethesda

Chef Robert Wiedmaier's Mussel Bar & Grille Bethesda evokes the roadside drives outside Brussels that he used to haunt in his youth, after-hours, with fellow cooks. Rustic wood paneling, big black board menus, live rock-n-roll, and black-and-white photographs of and by the chef himself make for a distinctly relaxing atmosphere. Besides the delectable selection of "Washington State, Penn Cove" mussels [try the Wild Shroom with Pancetta, Parmesan, and Truffle Cream,] Wiedmaier, partner chef Brian McBride, and chef de cuisine Daniel Cahall offer a tempting array of flat-crusted savory Belgian tartes - a northern European cousin of the pizza, and a dizzying selection of artisan beers. Hearty breakfasts are served on weekends. 

Delivery Orders

Management Team

Proprietor - Chef Robert Wiedmaier

Corporate Chef - Brian McBride

Chef de Cuisine - Frank Sanchez

Manager - Ari Drabkin

Events at Mussel Bar Bethesda

Keep up to date with events at Mussel Bar & Grille Bethesda by checking out our Facebook Page.

Happy Hour in Bethesda


MON-FRI 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bar and Hightops Only


Drink Specials

$2 Off All Draft Beers

$5 Select Bottles / Cans

$6 Select Wines by the Glass

(Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Rose)

$6 Rail Drinks

Food Specials

$1.50 Chef's Daily Oyster -  (minimum 6)

$2 Off All Bar Menu Items

$10 Wood-fired Pizzas -  (Spicy Lamb Sausage, Margherita, Mushroom & Bacon)

$15 Slider Trio with Fries


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. 


Mussel Bar Bethesda is located three short blocks from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line

Frequently Asked Questions

Dress Code?

Shirts, pants and shoes is all we ask

Can I bring my {friendly} dog if I dine outside in Bethesda?

You may as long as they're on a leash….water dog bowls provided



Private Dining Contact

Jenny Davis

Director of Catering & Special Events

RW Restaurant Group & Tommy Joe's





Private Dining RFP

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Orders for the evening's menu can be placed by phone starting at 1pm or online each day with pick-up between 5pm and 8pm in Arlington and 2pm to 8pm in Bethesda. Menu is posted on our site.

Payment is required via phone.
 Unfortunately, modifications are not available for the set menu. A 20% service fee will be added to final bill to support our service staff.

There are extra items available daily
 and also a selection of wine, beer and cocktails available for purchase.

 Thank you for your support, we're happy to be here and serving!

Arlington 703-841-2337  Order Online  800 N. Glebe Road.
Open daily starting at 3PM and 1PM on Sunday

Bethesda 301-215-7816  Order Online  7262 Woodmont Avenue
Open daily starting at 3PM and 2PM on Saturday and Sunday