Young and Hungry

Mussel Bar & Grille Coming to Ballston

Restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier will open his third Mussel Bar & Grille at 800 N. Glebe Road in Arlington this summer.

The rock 'n' roll-themed gastropub already has locations in Bethesda and at the Revel Hotel in Atlantic City. Wiedmaier says the Arlington spot will be "bigger and nicer" than the Bethesda restaurant, but not as expensive at the one in Atlantic City.

Like the Atlantic City Mussel Bar & Grille, Wiedmaier plans to have a motorcycle hanging above the bar. But whereas he gave up his own custom Bourget for the sake of decor last time, he plans to find a bike elsewhere this time. "I can't keep giving all my motorcycles away to hang in restaurants," he says.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Comments

  1. #1

    "Bigger and nicer" than the Bethesda restaurant!

    Score.

  2. #2

    Sounds far superior to the current crop of suburban-format sports bars filling in that strip. I'm looking forward to trying this spot out.

  3. #3

    Please take a look at the Chesapeake Bay oil painting.
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/49596283/tall-oil-painting-of-love-the-chesapeake

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