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Flex Mussels - 13th Street

Flex Mussels - 13th Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://flexmussels.com
  • Phone: (212) 229-0222
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tues - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30PM, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please join us for $20 all you can eat mussels from 5:30-7PM every night at the bar and counter only. Choice of Fra Diavolo, PEI or Classic. Fries and one draft beer included!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th and 7th Ave.
  • Public Transit: Take F, M, 2, 3 TO 14th Street and 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R to Union Square.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Flex Mussels - 13th Street
Flex directly imports the highest quality Prince Edward Mussels, and we serve oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea!

Happy Hour

7 nights a week-bar and counter only 5:30-7PM Monday-Thursday, Fri-Sunday 5:00PM-7PM
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Waited 20 minutes for our drinks - our waiter was great but was thwarted by more management"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was my second times in two weeks. I tried the Mexican style mussel the first time I was there and Thai style for the second time. I enjoyed both very much. I will come back again soon for more. Flex Mussels has different way of cooking mussels that makes it more enjoyable when you eat them. Don't for get the flex donuts. My favor ones are wildblueberies, salted caramel & lemon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was absolutely amazing & the service was truly impeccable. Will be back many, many times without a doubt!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food at Flex Mussels is wonderful; a combination of inspired casual and chic; earthy, eclectic, sophisticated, yet simple and satisfying. If you enjoy mussels anyway, you can't go wrong here. If you're not sure, this is the place you will learn to love them, or there's no hope for you anywhere. And you must get the donuts, which are amazing and unlike any donuts you will find anywhere else. Mussels and donuts; who knew? Just another example of the creative pairings you will find here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our favorite place in the city!!! Mussels are the best you can find in the city."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "In NY with my son for July 4th weekend and heard good things about this place. Nice atmosphere and outstanding muscles. The oysters were also fantastic as an appetizer and the home made donuts for dessert finished off a superb meal. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Flex mussels is consistently on point and I have been obsessed ever since I went last summer for the first time. For every occasion, family member or friend in town, I always go. You don't even need to love mussels to enjoy this restaurant. The salads are amazing, the truffle french fries…may just be the best fries I have ever had, and the donuts…are actually the best donuts I have ever had. But aside from all the extra menu benefits, the actual mussels are phenomenal. Every preparation is better then the next. I have never not loved a pot yet! I am a huge foodie and constantly promote this restaurant on my nyc food blog www.brittsbestbites.blogspot.com and on instagram/twitter/Fb: @brittsbestbites"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food - terrific. Place - clean, pretty, nice. Service - excellent. Will most definitely return."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was my 4th or 5th time here and I'm only now getting around to writing a review. One of my favorite places in NYC to eat; a must for mussel lovers!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Delicious food. Better, probably, to go for happy hour. If you do, be sure to eat in the bar. There the mussels are $15 and come with fries. If you sit at a table, the mussels are $20+ and the fries are an extra $6."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "You gotta love mussels, but who doesn't? I love the fun atmosphere, and the cocktail list is always great. This place is just yummy! Splurg on the whoopie pie!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Having read such great reviews online, I decided to go with 2 friends. We were not disappointed. Our meal was outstanding from beginning to end, starting with a great Hostess. The mussels were some of the best I've ever had, order the Thai Mussels - Outstanding! Our server was friendly and efficient and the food came out rather quickly. I didn't have the oysters this time around, but will definitely order next time, they looked so fresh. It was too hot that evening to eat outside, but the space looked great as the restaurant is on a quiet street. Great neighborhood to walk around afterwards. The donuts for dessert topped off a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I've been to Flex Mussels a few times, and always great. But this last time, not enough sauce was in the mussel pots, which seemed a bit skimpy. Fra diavolo sauce too bland and more warm than hot. However, upon our request, they brought more sauce which was tastier and oven hot. My sister's "special" lacked the chorizo it was supposed to have, and provided only 2 clams and 1 shrimp (should have been 2) for $8 more than basic mussels fra diavolo (it was mussels fra divolo with those extra items). Also note: the Happy Hour pricing only applies if you are seated at the bar (it's a good deal if you are one or two people -- $15 for full, regular sized pot of mussels plus an order of fries)."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "But thats where it stops too loud poor service will try it again but probably sit outside"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The first thing you notice once you are seated in the dining room is the back photo-- it is dynamic and soothing all at the same time-- just as our meal was. This was out first time here, and it was much better than we were expecting . The oysters we started with were fresh and tasty, and we tried a new type recommended by our knowledgeable waiter. 3 out of 4 of us ordered the mussel pots- all 3 were very tasty and well prepared. And served with crusty French bread one would expect to find in France. The fourth diner had the fish and chips-- the batter on the fish was light and crisp, and the fish itself, very good. And the truffle fries-- delicious. Salad appetizers were also very good. No complaints whatsoever! Would definitely come again"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was polite and prompt. The food was flavorful and had a nice twist on a classic dish."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I found the mussels outstanding. I travel to Belgium regularly and found them comparable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife and I dine here from time to time because dinner is always very good. Choosing between 23 preparations of mussels makes for a great dinner that just never gets boring. The fresh oysters to start and the truffle fries rounds out a good meal. Service is very good and professional and the ambiance is fun and energetic."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This was not my first time at Flex and it definitely won't be my last. I am completely obsessed with Flex mussels and every time I go the food is amazing and this time was no different! It's one of my favorite restaurants in the city!!! Our waiter was fantastic and so personable! I love the new drink on the menu, Drunk in Love, it's dangerously delicious"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food is good, but leaves something to be desired. Of the entrees, I split the lobster roll and the crab cake with a friend, and while the lobster and crab meat was good, there was really no seasoning or additional flavor to it. I've had much better. The truffle fries were delicious. The portions are also pretty small, as though they're trying to be a nicer establishment than they are. The ambiance is very sterile, and not what I was expecting. While we did have a very late reservation, our waiter disappeared half-way through dinner (I assume his shift was up) and he wasn't replaced for a very long time (and with no explanation)--so we didn't have the opportunity to order another round of drinks, and we were just able to order dessert."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We ate at Flex Mussels on 13th last time we were in NY and wanted to go back again for the plump, tender mussels they serve. We were not disappointed. Three of us devoured oysters and two pots of mussels, along with some great appetizers. We had a fourth person with us who isn't much of a seafood eater and she found plenty to eat, as well. The quality of the mussels is outstanding and we will return again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "You go here for the mussels - they are very good and have many different prep methods. I've eaten here many times but during my most recent visit, found the broth to be very salty. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "then this is your spot. Delicious Kale salad, Bread and Butter, Daily Oysters and the Cleopatra Oysters were the best my wife has ever eaten. I had the Lobster Roll which comes with Fries and it was also great. Don't forget the Donuts and a Cap and you'll have a perfect evening. Anyone who complains about the food or service at this place should come back again, as they will not be disappointed. Our sever (John) could not have been nicer or more helpful, 5 Stars!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is the premier spot for mussels in NYC, hands down!!!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went to Flex after hearing good things about the selection of Mussels. The Mussels were absolutely fresh and sweet and tender and delicious. I had the Parma (truly notable) and my wife had he Dijon ( a bit rich but very, very tasty); there was not a single mussel left over. We started with a Fish Taco which was off the hook and served as a pair, so perfect for sharing. We ended the meal on a high note of 4 deliciously warm and very tasty DONUTS. I never would order donuts in a restaurant but these were truly extraordinary and a perfect sharing dessert. Flex Mussels was a great place to eat and the eating was great. The Maitre Di, the waiter and our bus boy were great at making you feel welcome and well looked after. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "So much fun! Huge portions especially because you NEED to get the donuts!! Next time I think i would share mussels and get extra donuts. Really fun experience!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The Thai mussels were delicious, but just about every combination on the menu looked fantastic. Make sure to order the donuts for dessert!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Cute, chic dining spot in Union Square area. Can't wait to visit their other locations. Mussels were cooked perfectly and paired with wonderful ingredients and flavors. "
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had a dinner on Friday. We made reservation; after checking in it was probably 5-10 minutes to get sitted, which was fine. The place is small and very busy, but not noisy or uncomfortable. Service was good: very prompt, attentive but unpretentious. Food is very tasty, flavorful and fresh. A lot of intetsting items on the menu. We will be back to try them! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Recently went to Flex and had a GREAT experience. All of the app's and everyone's meals were delicious. I also have to call out my drink -- the Bumblebee... SO GOOD. The service was excellent too -- our waiter was kind and attentive, but not overbearing. Overall an A+ experience. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Excellent Mussels as always. Ruined mussels for me at all other restaurants. Tables are packed tight together so you are usually really close to neighboring couples, especially if you are a party of two. Waiter was fine, usually we have had a much friendlier waiter; however, by no means was he rude in any way."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We have always come to Flex Mussells for their exceptional oysters, mussells and donuts. However, we thought the service was too slow both from the waiter and food almost everytime we go there. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food, ambience and scene were all top notch. The service was sub-par, particularly from the bar; re-fills on cocktails, wine, even orders of shots took far too long. Also, and my caveat is I go out to dinner 5x week for work&play, the bill was surprisingly expensive.. for the quality/quantity of food, and service/scene one can get elsewhere, I do not see myself dining here again."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Thai mussels, truffle fries and doughnuts are amazing!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This is one of our favorites and never disappoints! Thai mussels, lobster mussels, French mussels - plump, tasty mussels! So yummy! And so is everything else on the menu! And don't leave without an order of fresh, homemade, hand-stuffed donuts for dessert - try the PBJ and definitely the salted caramel! Service, wine list, ambience ... awesome! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "What an amazingly cool place. The mussels were Devine and I just can't explain how delicious the donuts were. The service was outstanding. If you haven't been then get a table booked"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food and a good place if you want to go off the touristic path... Would go again or recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This was my first time at this location. Mussels are excellent but don't order the kale salad."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "First: the service was great... Attentive, smart, with great humor & patience, it made everything taste that much better. The manager, waiter, even the busboy were models of professional service even on Mothers Day! The oysters were perfect & fresh both raw & fried (I don't think that I've had better of the latter!) It was actually quite wonderful that almost all of the main dishes were mussels, just done in different ways with different ingredients. It might be that having that focus allows for refinement of technique to get it just right. We were all very pleased and will be back again!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014