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Flex Mussels - 82nd Street
Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

Flex Mussels - 82nd Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flexmusselsny.com
  • Email: info@flexmusselsny.com
  • Phone: (212) 717-7772
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5PM-11:30pm Sunday 5:00-10:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Canadian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please join us for $20 all you can eat mussels, fries, and one draft beer from 5:30-7PM every night at the bar and counter only. Choice of Fra Diavolo, Dijon or Classic.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
  • Public Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M79 and M86 buses to 3rd Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Flex Mussels - 82nd Street
Direct importers of mussels from Prince Edward Island and oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea.

Happy Hour specials 7 nights a week at the bar and counter only. No sharing.
$25 for 2 pots mussels and 2 orders of fries
Choice of Fra Diavolo, Classic, Dijon
5:30-7PM Monday-Friday
5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "I found out that I have made my reservation on the wrong date but they somehow arranged a seating for me and my family even though the restaurant was packed with waiting guests. The food and service was amazing! Would love to dine there again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I live in the neighborhood, UES, and Flex Mussels is definitely one of the best restaurants around. I love the food, good and interesting takes on traditional favorites, and the atmosphere is really upbeat. Just feels like a nice, clean, friendly, delicious place. Great desserts....especially the donuts. Great truffle fries and I love the mussels and the specials. Also the fried stuff....burnt fingers, I believe. Just great. Always crowded, so that says something. Even on a Tuesday night. Vibrant place."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This place is fire. Allow me to define 'fire' for you as it was used in the previous sentence. From the moment we walked we were engulfed by the delicious aroma of fresh and blended flavors. Walking in alone was an appetizer in itself. The support staff was kind, funny and good listeners when we requested assistance on selecting a mussel sauce that would sit well with our taste buds. We were not disappointed. Once we had finished off our bucket... yeah that's right, bucket of mussels!... we just about tipped it over and drank it. Judge away if you must but it was damn good. Highly recommend the donuts as a dessert. Word of wisdom here...when asked how many donuts to order... always order 6. For these reasons Flex Mussels is FIRE!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Flex Mussels delivers on exactly what they name themselves after, and then more. Not only do they have dozens of ways to prepare the Mussels, but each one tastes unique and out of this world. You will find yourself grabbing for bread after to soak up all the broth at the bottom of the pot. The fish taco appetizer is the best way to start any meal, and they had a really good salmon risotto special that has to be one of the best risottos I've ever tasted. It doesn't stop there. For dessert, they have amazing donuts made in-house. I generally don't think much about donuts, but then I had these and a new standard has been set. You must try them!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Excellent on all categories. We are officially regulars now."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "After arriving for our res of 4, we had an additional gal joining our group and hoped they could squeeze us in on short notice for 5 instead of 4. On a surprisingly busy Sunday eve @ prime time dinner hour, Vallon & the hostess worked their magic and moved mountains for us! (THANK YOU!!) PARMA mussels dish is HIGHLY recommended!!! If I could give this dish 10 stars, I would. Very generous portion of mussels too!! Very well-seasoned & rich flavors. The truffle fries - addicting. One of the best I've had. One of the girls ordered the Thai mussels which were also tasty and the fish & chips dish. Our server - Lawrence - was excellent. Came by to check on us often, refilled our waters, & was super friendly."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Many different sauces to choose from for your pot of mussells! Good and hearty portions and good sides too!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved the food the aroma when you walk in you know you are going to eat well Told all my friends"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Go, just go. Best for dates or small groups. Mussels fra diavolo, truffle fries, and donuts = Heaven."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I've eaten here before, which was why I came back. However, this was a very disappointing meal overall this time. The waiter was hyper and contributed a sense of urgency and tension to our meal, which added to the noise level, did not make for a relaxing dining experience. The "salad" of crabmeat and avocado and crab meat consisted of 90% chopped iceberg lettuce, a bland mayonnaise dressing, one piece of avocado and maybe a teaspoon of crabmeat. They were out of several items by 7:30, so I had to settle on another mussel dish. Whoever does the ordering should know what's popular and order accordingly. I won't go back, despite the fact that it's in my neighborhood. ."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We ordered the burnt fingers app, chowder (YUM!), truffle fries, mussels Mexican, mussels littleneck, crab cakes, and donuts. Everything was delicious. Both mussel pots were a bit salty but still quite tasty (I just drank a lot of water so I wouldn't be bloated the next day!). The donuts were great! Our servers/table runners were all friendly and helpful but not intrusive at all. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I don't like the way the waitstaff pushes certain items of food on to customers, e.g., specials, upgrades."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Great selection of Mussels recipes. Great Salads. Good craft beers. Good service. A bit crowded/close, but.casual and comfortable. Relaxing after a day in NYC on West Side visiting Museums. Oysters were a bit pricey, but good. A bit more expensive than anticipated, but well worth it and we had fun. Great Waiter! First time and plan to return when next in NYC."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Been to Flex Mussels several times in the past and was pleased. Mussels used to be plump and this time were very ordinary, small and tasteless"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had an EXCELLENT meal. Great food, good service."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "definitely has great mussels. Served in large pot with many choices of sauce. The truffle fries a must. Not into mussels? Not much for you on the menu, vegetable platter, one chicken entree."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I have had mussels in many restaurants and never have I had any as tasty as Flex's Thai mussels. The sauce was so good I almost asked for a straw. The truffle frites were also amazing. The mussels come straight from PEI. My only complaint is that I have to come to New York to experience this - why oh why don't we have one of these in Toronto?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A perfect experience from the moment we walked in. Perfect food and very attentive staff."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "food was great. drinks a little pricey, but worth it after one.I found it a little tight and the tables small. overall, a good eating experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The mussels are not only amazing and plentiful but the fish is just wonderful The drinks are great too."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We were a little skeptical about a restaurant that focused on mussels, but our fears were erased when the steaming pots of shelled delights arrived!! Five of us each chose a preparation method and each one was unique and better than the one before. Knowledgeable funny waiter. Smallish wine list, but some great choices which were quite reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We try to get here at least once a month. We always have a great meal and a fun evening. The amount of flavor they are able to put into the sauces is amazing. Oysters are always fabulous, and truffle fries may be cliché, but these are incredible. Don't miss the salads, as well. Kale and spicy greens are delicious. Only complaint is the tightness of the space. At this point, we will avoid the first grouping of tables you encounter when you walk in - have been bumped too many times by wait staff. But it is what it is, and it's worth it."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "If you like some seriously creative mussel concoctions in a beautiful and intimate setting then do not pass up this mussel-haven. Burnt fingers appetizer of calamari , shrimp and fried oysters was a huge bounty as our prelude to a variety of mussels with extraordinary fresh ingredients. I had mussels with tomatoes, garlic, and basil with feta. The donut desserts are to die for, served with vanilla dipping sauce. We left here raving about what we had to try on our next time around. The only down side: hoping you made the right choice for your mussel entree because as great as they are we were wondering what the ones that we would save for next time might be like. Excellent, friendly service in a beautiful space."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Fabulous dining experience on the Upper Eastside. Great selection of everything mussels!! Dishes were well prepared, all had very distinct flavors. Service was good- kitchen a bit slow, but it was a Saturday night and the drinks were good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've eaten at Flex many times and their mussels are always excellent. Fresh tasting - perfectly picked over and cleaned. I've never had anything off tasting or gritty. You can eat with confidence here and not have to worry about examining each mussel as you pick your way through the pot. To be honest.. I went with 2 other people we ordered 3 types of mussels and a couple orders of fries. Washed it down with beer from their impressive list of tap and bottled beer and it was perfection! Finished it off with doughnuts. The atmosphere is relaxed and lively. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "First time there...really enjoyed it. Would return."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We showed up a few minutes before our reservation, and ended up waiting about 15 minutes before being sat. The manager handed the 4 of us a glass of champagne which was very nice of him! It's completely out of the restaurants control when people decide to camp out at their dinner table and pretend it's their living room. We all ordered the mussels which were incredible! Large portions, quality food, and very reasonably priced! Go here..."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Good seafood alternative in neighborhood with not many good food choices. Nice energy level and excellent service."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The various sauces for the mussels are delicious and varied. I try a different one every time and have never been disappointed. The tables for 2 are very close together and therefore the restaurant is very noisy The service has always been excellent.. It is a place where you can go on your own and be comfortable at a long counter/bar."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Thai mussels, truffle fries and donuts with salty caramel a must And friendly, efficient service. A fun evening."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "but....2 different mussel dishes had allot of cream. Was not expecting that. They were delicious, but the mussels themselves were tiny. There were plenty of of them but very small in size. The oysters on the other hand, were as good as it gets. Fish Taco and Donuts were excellent."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We needed a restaurant near the Met and found Flex Mussels through Open Table. It was terrific! If you love mussels there are tons of choices and if you don't eat mussels there are still yummy dishes to eat. Donuts for dessert were the perfect ending to a fun, delicious meal."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "if you have room for dessert, you have to make the donuts happen, SO delicious!"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "This place has never disappointed me!!!! The best mussels in a City. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Excellent meal as always, the food is outstanding and love the ambiance! My only complaint would be the service. Our waiter was not very attentive and did not check in on us throughout the meal."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "fun restaurant because of the theme and menu. kind of pricey for what it is. service was okay, not great. our waitress seemed to have a lot of tables that came in at the same time."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "...but please bring back my all time favorite SPANIARD!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "I have taken my (now) fiance to this restaurant for years! We both LOVE it here! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is super fun. HIGHLY recommended!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was my 2nd trip to Flex Mussels and I brought my family who was visiting from out of town. Everyone loved the mussels they ordered. The appetizers were tasty but as expected the mussels were so flavorful and hit it out of the park. Definitely recommend the Thai and Bombay, both were hits on our visit."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, great staff, DONUTS?!?!?! HECK YEAH!!! Will be returning for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014