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

Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flexmusselsny.com/
  • Phone: 2127177772x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tues - Thurs 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-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: 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.

5:30-7PM Monday-Friday
5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Flex Mussels - 82nd Street reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (148)fit for foodies (138)hot spot (63)good for groups (43)vibrant bar scene (41)special occasion (40)romantic (39)kid-friendly (16)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (13)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • shaia17
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is my second time going, and it was definitely delicious. However, maybe it was because they were super busy, but i remember the mussel broth having a richer flavor. it wasn't as good as I had remembered the first time, but still worth trying if you've never been.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    foodie513VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The bisque mussels were amazing. I need to go back!! Definitely make reservations. It gets busy in there, especially on the weekends and after 6/7pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Mussels
    Angie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    There were so many options for broths. The broth was amazing. However, I was a little disappointed that the mussels were so tiny. Our server was very attentive. Overall, I was satisfied and happy with my food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Mussels!
    Oriedog25
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We discovered Flex Mussels about 3 years ago. We are regulars and we bring friends who love it too. I have never been disappointed in any dish I have tried and the seasonal changes are refreshing and delicious. I just love this place! PS save some room for the doughnuts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    Joie2vivreVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. We always have a great experience. Food and service are always great. Enjoying trying the interesting beers on draft that change often. The donuts for dessert are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mussels, donuts, yum!
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Have been to this restaurant several times, and it just keeps getting better and better! The s'mores donut is delicious, and I loved the salted caramel even more (and I usually don't like salted caramel flavored things!). The San Daniele mussels were to die for- the taste was spot on. The service wasn't what I have had in the past, and wish that their wine list offered more by the glass options, rather than $40+ bottles. Otherwise, love this place and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our local gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We know we can always come here for great food, fun atmosphere and reliable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a keeper
    fugazi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time I ever ordered mussels as an entree...the fra Diablo mussels were amazing! Service was excellent and just an overall great dining experience. Highly recommended the kale salad, as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So delicious
    amp449
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was amazing (including the service). I need to go back again to try more mussel flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Awesome . Was a very good spot. Food was excellent. Mussels were great. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they were right
    Scott
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    recommended a thousand times to me and i see why. sourdough bread and all food was yummy. excellent beers. truffle fries. all good. expect to spend at least $50 per person. energetic, great fun on a weekend night. reservations needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • get the dijon mussels.
    bellaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the dijon mussels are the best thing i've eaten in a long time!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous mussel!!!
    blues2food
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great menu with multiple mussel choices. We ordered 3 starters to share and each one was tasty and cooked just right. I had the Parma mussels and made satisfying noises with each bite! We sat on the terrace (tiny, but if you're lucky you can sit and stay for hours) as it was a little too cold inside. Had a terrific waiter, attentive with a great sense of humor. Arrived at 5:30 for a late lunch / early dinner and it was perfect timing. there was a waiting line by 6:30. A gem on the upper east side!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceklent waiter
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Good meal, delicious, but noisy bar scene, spirited waiter
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • UESCutieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Luckily an outdoor table was available, otherwise we would have left right away. Noise level was oppressive, music too loud for conversation, restaurant packed, even @ 6 pm Friday evening. Very good mussels and fish & chips, interesting beer selection, excellent knowledgeable waitress. Outdoor space very cramped, 4 tables that should have been 2. Glad we tried it, but will probably not return, will leave it to the younger crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome!
    lexmac
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and ambiance. Love all the different varieties of mussel preparations! One suggestion I had would be to offer a "sampler" of sorts - a platter of 3 or 4 smaller portions of mussels where you could choose several different preparations so that you can taste more than just one. They all looked so good I wanted to try them all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great mussels ever. The host who sat us however, was condesending and rude.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My daughter stumbled across an article on Flex Mussels and we decided to give it a try. What a find! We love mussels, but the variety was incredible and they were outstanding. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great, Service Not so Great
    LydiaMVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    As always, the food wins here. The service was particularly bad. I come here at least once a month and have never had an experience like this. Waited 55 minutes for our reservation, maitre'd was not polite about it. We ordered a drink at the bar, after waiting 15 minutes to flag down the bartender who was perched at the end of the bar. Server was impossible to track down when we wanted to order more drinks. The table next to us was having a similar issue. I flagged down what I believe was a manager to ask for a wine list and he never came back. Shame, because the food is always consistent. The service used to be good but something changed in the last year. Hope they get their act together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My partner and I both thought
    shelli
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    we were overcharged and short-served on our glass of wine order. This has never happened before at "Flex"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It is what it is - mussels plus a few other things. The do have fresh oysters and the shigoku oysters I had were superb. The PEI mussels served here are good size.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unreal
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    6th or 7th time at Flex- never dissapoints. Food is unbelieveable. Group of 3 had crab cakes and fried oysters to start. Best fried oysters we had ever had- very fresh. All did mussels for entree. The best mussels around, especially the Bruschetta w/ lobster. Great fries on the side. Dont forget the dessert. Great selection of doughnuts, but dont waste your time. get all salted caramel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flexed Mussels
    kitchykatie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I went with a friend of mine to catch up and the food was ok. We split the special and one of her favorite mussel dishes. We weren't really a fan of the special and once the bill came the special was way more then any of the other dishes. Not the usual few dollars more. I feel like in senses like that they should note it or mention it, but not a huge deal. The place was small with no real windows in the back but there were alot of murals and pictures on the wall to try and make up for it. The servers were very attentive and kept emptying our shell bowls which was great. the tables were a little too close together I sort of felt like I was having dinner with the people on either side of me as well. They made the most of their space
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taste: Ten
    PabloNYVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    While the tastes of my wedge salad and Mexican Mussels were exceptional, the portions were inadequate. The fries were cold and, therefore, lacked taste. However, the staff was exceptionally attentive and the décor was quite attractive and inviting. I would try this again as the menu offers so many delicious sounding options that another few visits are definitely warranted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eat with earplugs
    24dinner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    After being unable to get a table here on several occasions, I was thrilled to be able to book one on a Sunday night. We sat at 6:45 and thought the menu offered many great options. The food was good, but the noise level was too high to speak. In addition, they played music so loudly that we couldn't enjoy our meal. They played their sound system so loudly, only adding insult to injury. We asked two different servers to turn down the volume. It was lowered for a few minutes and then back to ear splitting level. It just wasn't fun eating even though the mussels were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fresh and ample
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always great seafood and of course the muscles. We love coming here and it is a local place. The donuts are the treat at end of a yummy muscles meal and oysters. Great beer and wine selection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pmccrosk
    pmccroskVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the 4th time eating at Flex Mussels. While the food is good, the overall experience is diminished by loud noise, small portions and high tab.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Tatiz
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mussels are just awesome! The salted caramel donuts are delicious too. I'm not a fan of their drink menu so I always get wine. I love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grate food
    Cycy
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Nice experience! I will definetly go again. Very tasty food, good service, deserts amazing! You should go if you love sea food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!!!
    JMDNYC
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We've lived in the city for 18 years and just discovered Flex Mussels. So upset but will be going frequently. The varieties of mussels is incredible and all are delicious. Also, love the crab cake and octopus apps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mussels Extradonnaire
    King649
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great spot to enjoy the wonders of Prince Edward Islands mussels prepared in more ways than you can imagine. Suggest you ask about their daily #23 specia;.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great mussels!
    UesfoodyumVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    With 23 different preparations of fresh mussels, it is difficult to decide on just one. We always enjoy a trip to flex. Great service and delicious mussels keep Flex on our reataurant rotation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Muscles!
    Openinkie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food is excellent here. I could eat here a lot & never get bored because there is such a great variety on the menu. I wouldn't have changed one single thing about the Muscles Fungi. Perfect combination of ingredients perfectly prepared. This will become a regular spot for us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience.
    TammsbbVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I had such a fun time here. I really wanted to give this spot a try and ended up dining by myself at the bar. I had such an enjoyable time. The food amazing. The bartenders very sweet and attentive. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    If you like mussels, you have to go. If you do not like mussels, the place will change your mind. Thai and Maine are awesome. Truffle fries are gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flex Mussels
    Tempo
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    WE had a wonderful time at Flex Mussels. The menu is a lot of fun and the wait staff was terrific. The atmosphere is lively and energetic. We enjoyed the mussels and our appetizers of fried oysters and tuna carpaccio. The desserts are amazing but it would be nice to be able to get fewer than 4 donuts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    monica1VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Amazing & fresh food, service was excellent! We had the thai mussels which were fantastic. The truffle fries are not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good broth n donuts
    BeachBumVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The mussels were okay, well cooked but a tsa small. But the different broth and flavor combos were really good and so was the donut desers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tiny mussels
    212celeste
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The place was pretty, clean and fun. We ate in the front bar area and the service was top notch. Only complaint was the size of the mussels. Big shells no meat, so it seemed like the pot was full, but unless you ate all the bread for dipping you'd still be hungry after a panfull to yourself. Would love to be a neighborhood regular, but I like my mussels pumped and brawny.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    foodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were a party of five for my adult daughter's birthday. The table, lighting and music was perfect. We all ordered different mussels and they were all delicious! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.