Just wanted to say thanks for the suggestion to have my dinner with my visiting parents at Black's Bar and Kitchen in Bethesda. The mussels were AWESOME. A bunch of us had the Thai mussels and I could have slurped that broth.
Everyone loved most of their food: my husband had the ribeye and thought it was great. My father and I had the tuna entree. He loved it but I thought it was pretty pedestrian. However, the cauliflower side dish was perfect. I could have eaten just that. My mom (who is a vegetarian) had just sides and loved the cauliflower too, plus the amazing mashed potatoes. She thought the asparagus wasn't anything special.
Kids had mussels and calamari and kids meals with fresh fruit and were very happy.
And the carmel/chocolate dessert was great. Nice touch at the end, they bring out both chocolate and butterscotch mini cookies to send you off.
So anyway, thanks again to Chowhound! I always get the perfect suggestion here.
Black's Bar & Kitchen
7750 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814