DC’s Wiedmaier rolls the dice on a gastropub concept

DC’s Wiedmaier rolls the dice on a gastropub concept

A much-honored chef takes a gamble by opening a gastropub inside a glitzy new casino in Atlantic City. What are his odds of success?

Washington, DC-based chef Robert Wiedmaier had plenty of in-house concepts to pick from when he agreed to open a restaurant at Revel Resort and Casino, the new 47-story property in Atlantic City, NJ. But instead of defaulting to his specialty, fine dining, he went with his most approachable concept: Mussel Bar, a gastropub meant to reproduce the food and ambiance of a Belgian roadhouse.

The new place is the second iteration of Wiedmaier’s Mussel Bar concept; the first is l

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