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Flex Mussels - 13th Street

Flex Mussels - 13th Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://flexmussels.com
  • Email: info@flexmussels.com
  • Phone: (212) 229-0222
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - 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
$25 gets you 2 pots of selected mussel flavors and 2 orders of fries.
Choice of Fra Diavolo, Classic or Dijon
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Been to this restaurant many times now, and I will continue to go back. Excellent food, excellent service, great cocktails. Not sure what else I could want."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is one of my go-to's downtown. The atmosphere is energetic and the food is wonderful. Must try the donuts for dessert!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We came for the mussels which were very good. Staff attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great place. Met by a seasoned hostess who either has been doing this for too long or maybe she just had a bad day. A little rough handling by her was largely offset by an attentive bartender, a terrific bearded waiter who patiently returned several times before we could make up our minds, and a great meal. I love the presentation in the buckets, the ample broth for dipping bread, and just enough noise to make the place feel really lively. I'll go back for more and to see if the hostess is in a better mood."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Food is great and reasonably priced, perfect for a fun time when you are not in a rush as it is small and popular so there could be a wait. Key is to arrive early with your whole group and be relaxed about the whole experience, get some fun drinks at the bar, hangout. Could be good for groups but definitely make a reservation ahead of time! Would definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food's wonderful with many options--from light broths to really creamy ones. However, the real seller is the fantastic service. Servers are friendly and make you feel at home. The noise level is just right, such that there's no need to yell but none of that awkward silence. I had a great time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Restaurant was better than we expected. Great food, plentiful choices for the mussel lover! Service was excellent. Favorite dish was the Cleopatra!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My parents were in town for the weekend to meet their grand baby. My wife suggested Flex Mussels since we all loved Mussels from our favorite restaurant that we used to attend when we lived in Charleston SC (Rue De Jean). We brought our 3 month old with us & the restaurant made it very easy. We started with some raw Oysters by sampling the 6 different kinds. East coast were great west coast were ok. I got the fried calamari with Shrimp & fried oysters, Very tasty. My wife & I then split the mussels bisque which was very good but a little light on the lobster, could've used a few more pieces. My wife loved the kale caesar, and we all shared the flex donuts, she loved the meyer lemon, I liked the caramel and pb&j. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fantastic restaurant with large variety of mussel. Wait staff pleasant and attentive. Food delicious. Decor reminds diners they're eating Prince Edwards Island mussels. Loved it!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A cute little restaurant with a good food and a great vibe. My date and I enjoyed the raw and fried oysters along with our mussels. Lots of options to choose from. Friendly staff at the bar. Can't wait to get back there."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I think the food falls a little short of the 82nd st. location. but the service and ambience is great. The chowder was a touch salty and the potatoes were not cut up as small as I like them (and like the 82nd street location did). But it was still good. The crab cakes were great - full of lump crab meat with no shell and not a lot of other filler. This time, I had the classic mussels. And I don't know if it's the different presentation but it didn't feel like as many mussels as the "special" flavors. Our servers were fantastic, and the manager came by to say hi and check on us. We felt like regulars even though it was our first time. If I lived nearby I would love to come more often."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "They do what they do best - steam mussels. This is the 1 & only place I go & order a whole bowl for myself. They have a variety of creative favors. Their oysters are great too. Always a friendly staff. Be sure to make a reservation b/c this place gets packed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I don't know what the rest of the menu is like, because why would you get anything other than mussels? They're amazing. The best I've had in New York. The many preparations and broths are practically soups or stews, there's so much wonderful flavor and food in the pot along with the mussels. Really amazing food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Perfect vibrant place with great food and good wine"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I was not expecting much from Flex Mussels but it truly blew me away. Everything that we had was incredible from the wine to the mussels (Parma) to the dessert. The restaurant was packed on a Tuesday but we had no problem getting a table. They have a ton of mussels in different broths but also have a decent amount of other foods on the menu - crab cakes, fish and chips, fish tacos, salads, etc. Delicious food - bravo Flex Mussels!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great Mussels, Warm up or at least feel like your at the beach."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "I've been to both locations in NYC - they are nearly identical. Food is well prepared and beer selections are fantastic. Good value and pretty knowledgeable servers make this a solid choice."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "As a pregnant woman craving mussels, I needed to locate a great restaurant. I did a Google search and Flex Mussels had great reviews so I went for it! Was not disappointed. I was recommended to try the Parma Mussels by Carol (a wonder server). Other than Carol our server Jay recommended this dish as well. If you lovely a creamy broth and shallots definitely try the Parma. Even the presentation was beautiful and different from the other mussel presentations. We had the special dessert (brownie) which was also great and their chamomile tea was just a great finishing touch. Overall a great dinner with my family especially my little one whose craving was satisfied. Thanks Steve (GM), Jay, & Carol (Servers) for a great evening."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Perfect spot for mussel-lovers! So many flavors to choose from and they all sound delicious. I'd have to go back everyday for a month to try all the entrees that sounded intriguing. Everything (wine, appetizers, and entrees), while generously portioned, is a little on the pricey side so it's a great place for special occasion dinners/outings. On the flip side, it would have to be an intimate occasion because the restaurant is on the narrow side. They've maximized seating; subsequently minimizing personal space and comfort. Overall, I'd eat here again if I was craving a good hearty pot of mussels!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Delicious food. Nice painting in the middle. Tables are very close to each other. I understand have to fill in space to accommodate more customers. Noise level is high. But will go back there again."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "You have to love mussels but if you do there is no where better. On my feedback form I wrote that they need to open in New Jersey. I love this restaurant but can only get there on special occasions."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I love this place. Food is always delicious. Ive had the Funghi, the bisque, the gratin. All delicious. One of my favorite seafood restaurants in the city. And the desserts. Love the donuts. My fave filling--s'mores. And the vanilla dipping sauce. Swoon."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Heard about this restaurant on Food Netetwork before our last trip from New Orleans. Was so impressed that we made it our first go to spot on this trip."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This place is so good that words do not describe. I was here with my buddy on Saturday night and the following Friday I took my girlfriend!. All the food is AMAZING! First time I was there I had the "Little Neck" <--AMAZING~ 2ND time I had the "Mexican" and my girlfriend had the "Parma" <---Both Amazing!! We also shared the Fish Tacos which were AMAZING!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Drinks took 25 minutes to make. After the wait they were OK but waitress then forgot 2nd rd. Fried seafood appetizer was standard. Beet salad was good. Had Italiano and funghi mussels. Both were missing flavor and the actual mussels were small. In the end really disappointed"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "A special treat! Who coulda thunk the variety in mussels??? Delicious and great service. Need to try the whole menu!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Never thought you could do so much with a Mussel Menu. Fantastic!!!! Fun casual dining on a focused and delicious mussel dominated menu"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "loved this place. huge portions and great selection of different mussels as well as other seafood. will definitely return. we did the crab one with a basil cream broth - sooo yummy!!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Excellent food, haven't had clams and mussels this fresh since East Hampton. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable...and he didn't get cranky when us newbies asked questions. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I would give this place 10000000 stars if I could."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "When we arrived at flex mussels 5 minutes before our reservation, we were told we would be seated shortly. Not until we asked the hostess 20 minutes later, did she tell us our table was only starting dessert. She did apologize after we waited almost 4" minutes past our reservation to be seated, but it's still inexcusable. Informing us earlier or offering us a drink while waiting would have showed that the restaurant cared about its customers and valued reservation, and the schedules of busy New Yorkers. The food and the server were excellent, but I would not risk coming here with clients or if I was in a rush, and risk this happening again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "From the great wait staff, to the delicious beer selection, and not to mention the unbelievable mussels and oysters, this place is a must visit for anyone who likes mussels. Over 20 different varieties of broths for which you can enjoy your black shells, and you have to...i repeat..you have to TRY and save room for the homemade donuts. 6 different flavors...from fluffernutter to salted caramel and smores...these are not your "time to make the donuts" donuts...these things are lethal good. Prepare to walk out stuffed...and be in a food coma after you leave only to nap and dream about the next visit."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This spot was recommended by a co-worker and boy was it on point. Took my girlfriend there for her birthday. She loves mussels and so do I. The portions were WAAAY more than i expected. I would definitely go back again when I'm in NY!"
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "I have dinner at Flex Mussels once a month. The wait staff is always fun and engaging, the atmosphere lively, and the mussels incredible! Whether you're a NYC native or just here for work, you need to try Flex Mussels."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I was here about a year ago and LOVED it. My experience last week was disappointing. First off, the restaurant is way too expensive! The price for the mussels is doable, but they do not come with french fries. Most restaurants serve them as a "pair". I had fish and chips. Two very small portions of fish, with a very spicy sauce. I asked for plain tarter sauce and the waiter said they didn't have any. I was also freezing. Not sure why, but there must have been a draft. The donuts for desert were as delicious as I remembered! But for muscles, fish and chips, donuts and one beer we spent $150...."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Ultra hip atmosphere/ambiance with an incredible wait staff and delicious/creative food. Stop reading and make your reservation!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was my second time at flex mussels, been very happy both times. The pots of mussels are large enough to share, especially if you get an appetizer too."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The thai mussels (served in an awkwardly huge pot for some reason) were really good with lovely warm bread to get at that delicious broth. Service was swift and professional but the atmosphere and nature of the place feels much better suited to a quick lunch rather than dinner. It's just the usual gripes that can make or break a meal for us. We had the first sitting but had to wait at the bar for our table. A pre-dinner drink is great as long as the rest of the service is not hurried but we sensed the urgency to get the tables turned around. We were seated so close to the neighboring table we may as well have joined them. There was very little atmosphere but that may be down to the early sitting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very interesting..didn't think mussels would fill me up! Food was excellent..be sure to order more bread for dipping!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a great time at the restaurant. The food was good and the servers were great. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014