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 "Blue Bay"
Prince Edward Island mussels [try the Wild Shroom with
Pancetta, Parmesan, and Truffle Cream,] Wiedmaier and partner
chef Brian McBride 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
Mussel Bar & Grille opened in 2010 and was designed by
Potomac Construction and CORE of DC.