Where to Eat Mussels
Here are 9 great places to order a bowl and raise a glass.
Belgian National Day is this Friday, making it a perfect time to declare your independence from the tyranny of a boring meal. Head to one of these local establishments to find excellent versions of that country’s favorite bivalve.
As you would expect at a restaurant with the word “mussels” right there in the name, you’ll find five versions on this menu: classic white wine; spicy Thai green curry; Provencal; mushroom bacon; and Mediterranean. Through Friday, July 21, Mussel Bar is offering all-you-can-eat bowls during lunch and dinner for $28. A side of frites is $2 extra and comes with a trio of aioli flavors.
800 N. Glebe Road, Arlington; musselbar.com
The McLean wine bar’s Maine mussels, tossed in Chablis, garlic and herbs de provence, are a bargain at just $6 from 3-7 p.m. daily in the bar or lounge. The same preparation is listed on the appetizer menu for $10, and a larger bowl on the entree menu goes for $19. Fries cost $5 extra.
1313 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean; evobistro.com