Mussel Bar & Grille

American / Seafood



Get directions | 800 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203


Hours | Lunch & Dinner Tue-Fri 11:30am-10:00pm

Dinner Only Sat-Sun 3:00pm-10:00pm


At Mussel Bar, the name speaks for itself. Pots of mussels are the move – try the broth with mushrooms, bacon, and truffle, get extra bread, and soak up the pot until it’s dry. When it’s not too humid out, grab a table for happy hour on their outdoor patio.



Mussel Bar & Grille’s menu is Belgian inspired but the mussels are from the USA! Proudly serving Penn Cove mussels from Washington state, there are many good reasons Chef Wiedmaier uses Penn Cove over the common PEI mussel. The mussels, farmed in the pristine waters of Quilcene Bay, two hours north of Seattle, are harvested to order.

Wiedmaier’s standing orders will be delivered fresh, three times per week to all his restaurants. Different combinations of mussel preparations display our commitment to using the freshest and most seasonal ingredients available. The classic White Wine mussels of roasted garlic, parsley and cream is always on the menu, but looking for something heartier, try the Mediterranean with Mergquez sausage, goat cheese, cilantro and smoky tomato broth or the Kennet Square Mushroom mussels with applewood smoked bacon and truffle cream.

The Grille
The Grille
Beyond the signature moules and frites, Mussel Bar & Grille serves up an unexpected menu of meats, poultry and fish both from the grille and the wood-fired brick oven. You’ll always find the classic steak, frites on the menu, but look for the Flemish comfort food varietals of Carbonnade made with different Belgian beers and Atlantic seafood served with root vegetable purees, sourcing local and/or the best product from farms Border Springs Farm, Creek Stone Farms and Vanderose Farms.

Brick Oven Fired Pizzas
Brick Oven Fired Pizzas
Also known as tarte flambée, “cooked in the flames” our version comes from a wood-fired oven on a thin, house-made dough smothered with versions of spicy lamb sausage, fennel & pork, Gruyere, sun dried tomato cream and seasonal vegetables. Perfect for sharing at the beginning of a meal or by yourself while enjoying a perfectly paired, Belgian beer.

Beer. Belgian Beer. Some would argue Belgian beer is the best in the world and we’re inclined to agree. From our Antigoon Double Blond by Robert Wiedmaier (brewed in Belgium) to the latest and greatest rendition of Belgian-inspired beers produced by today’s top American craft brewers, the possibilities are endless. A sip of an artfully crafted beer can be an ethereal experience, one that we try to create daily. We seek to inspire that “wow” moment for everybody, old aficionados and new enthusiasts alike.

That moment where you ask yourself, “Where has this beer been all my life?” We do this by selecting beers that we’ve fallen in love with both in Belgium and here in the US. Beers that speak to us with their complex aromas and flavors. Beers that enhance the already amazing cuisine prepared by our highly skilled chefs. Beers that are as thought provoking as they are tasty. Beers that we feel belong at Mussel Bar and Grille.

Do we wish to have the largest beer list in town? No. Do we want to have a vast array of options that define the styles we serve? Absolutely. Classic representations meet forward thinking innovations at Mussel Bar & Grille.