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New & Noteworthy: Mussel Bar
Reviewed By Kate Nerenberg
Comments () | Published September 1, 2010

Mussel Bar
Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-215-7817
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: French, Breakfast, Belgian
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 AM to 11:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Smoked-salmon salad; tarte flambée with pork belly and mussels; roast-lamb sandwich with goat cheese; pasta Bolognese; lobster roll; curried cauliflower.
Price Details: Starters $7.50 to $22, main courses $12 to $28.
For his first foray into Maryland, chef Robert Wiedmaier—owner of Brasserie Beck, Marcel’s, and Brabo—is serving five types of steamed mussels, from the standard (white wine and garlic) to the unusual (mushrooms, pancetta, and Parmesan). Even more unexpected are the doner kebabs on the menu, a nod to Belgium’s Turkish immigrants.
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