Anyone who says seafood doesn’t belong at brunch has probably never brunched at Mussel Bar and Grille in Arlington. Even during the morning hours, its menu offers a wide selection of gourmet mussels. Go with a classic preparation, like white wine with roasted garlic, parsley, lemon, and cream. Opt for a spicy version, like the Thai green curry with peanuts, cilantro, and basil. Try the Mediterranean mussels, swimming in tomato broth with Merguez sausage, goat cheese, harissa aioli, and cilantro.
If you’re craving a more traditional breakfast, try the breakfast plate instead. It’s loaded with crispy bacon, a potato cake, and fresh eggs prepared to your specifications. Dig into the eggs Benedict, a classic combination of poached eggs and Hollandaise perched atop an English muffin. Brick-oven pizzas, plant-based starters, and seafood-centric entrees round out the brunch menu.