Mussel Bar Returning to Bethesda in New Location

Courtesy Taste MoCo

Robert Wiedmaier’s Mussel Bar & Grille closed its 7262 Woodmont Ave Bethesda location in April 2022, but we let you know the group planned to bring the restaurant back to a new location in Bethesda in 2024. Now it has been reported that the restaurant’s return to Bethesda will be below Tommy Joe’s, at 4903 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, according to Robert Dyer.

The restaurant is taking the space that was most recently home to Paris in Town for approximately one year. It was also previously home to Fuse Taco, Bold Bite, and Smash Burger.

Mussel Bar initially opened in Bethesda in July of 2010. A second location opened in Atlantic City, N.J, and a third opened in Ballston. The Atlantic City location has also since closed and the Ballston location remains open. An opening date for the new Bethesda location is not yet available.

Per its website, “inspiration for Mussel Bar is an old-world Belgian roadhouse serving Bière, Moules & Frites, the kind of place where Chef in his youth would head late night to unwind with kitchen colleagues, eat simple food and listen to good music. He’s one of the first to ‘muscle’ the craze and honor his Belgian roots in the DC area with bringing the savory mollusks to the forefront of his own gastro-pubs with the original location in Bethesda, MD that opened in July, 2010.”

Featured photo courtesy of Taste MoCo.

 

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