Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Mannequin Pis

18064 Georgia Ave. (Rte. 108) Send to Phone
Awesome beer options and steamed mussels make this Olney spot special.


Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Mannequin Pis Restaurant Review

: Perhaps the greatest secret Olney holds is this diminutive Belgian restaurant with its interesting beer list and imported brews, kilos of steamed mussels, and a nonchalance that other establishments may well covet. Service tends to be pokey, but that really doesn't impede the jollity, for even if the bucket of steamed mussels cooked in one of about two dozen different seasoning combinations doesn't appear immediately, another dark, foamy beer will. Don't like bivalves? Then settle for one of the non-mussel entrées, including the traditional carbonnade flamande (the Flemish stew simmered in dark beer), a less imposing waterzooi de lotte ou poulet (a lighter stew with either monkfish or chicken) or steak frites, with a mountain of fried potatoes accompanying steak served one of six different ways (make that steak topped with poivre vert for a very snappy meal). House-made pastries are delicate tarts and tortes, presented on a tray.

10-Year Tawny Port, Ramos Pinto, Quinta de Ervamoira

In GAYOT's latest Wine of the Week learn about the origin of Port wine, its grape varietals, its various types and then read the review of a 10-Year Port.


GAYOT's Wine & Spirits Editor presents the
Wine of the Week, featuring tasting notes as well as history on the vineyards and winemaker.


The charm of Provence right on your table.

Read the article and see photos.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica RooftopThe view is not the only reason to dine at Calabra in Santa Monica, CA.

Read the review and see photos.