Flex Mussels - 13th Street

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Seafood
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 at the bar & counter. All night Sunday and Monday
Tuesday-Friday 5:00-7:00
Saturday 2:30-7
Sunday 2:30-10:pm
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Waited over an hour even though we had a table booked in advance and was told we would be seated in 15 mins after we arrived early. Terrible service - provided a free appetiser that we didn't choose although we were told we could have an appetiser OR dessert.

LE
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're a fan of mussels, this is a CAN'T MISS venue! Atmosphere is loud, but because it's energetic and everyone is enjoying themselves. Even with reservations there was an unexpected wait, but worth it!

AL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time visiting Flex and will certainly not be my last. Both dining experiences have been SUPERB!! Food is excellent and service is always with a smile. Thank you!

V
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

d
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we come here every time we are in NYC -- consistently good food and drinks -- excellent service

BL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, varied and interesting brunch menu. Highlights include delicious avocado toast, goat cheese toast, a variety of oysters and the lobster roll and truffle parmesan fries. Ambiance was wonderful, wait staff attentive and really good bloody Mary's.

LG
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time. Birthday dinner. We had a terrific time. Our server was excellent. The mussels were amazing especially the Thai ones. Loved the Lobster roll. Paired it with a bottle of the Cava. Must leave room for the delicious donuts. Will definitely come back.

CG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Mussels were yummy and plentiful

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels are fresh and I love this place. The wait time is short but make sure you hv reservation. You will be seated when all parties already there.

TC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My pre birthday dinner

TS
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Flex and it was a treat. Service and staff were great. Worked with us to seat us even though we were an hour early.

The food was unbelievable. We had the burnt fingers appetizer which was great and we had the classic and Parma mussels. The Parma was sensational. We got extra bread just to soak up all the broth we could stomach.

L
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I looooove this place. The mussels are INSANE and it's just the coziest, most pleasant place ever. I'm a happy regular!

YZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The AC is a little bit strong, and the candle on my table got blown off all the time.

DE
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Go to the upper east side location instead. Kitchen here is not as good. Horribly greasy food.

BR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Food and staff delightful.

e
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have been several times. This time it was freezing in the restaurant, and I think I had a bad mussel in the pot, as I felt pretty queasy for a while after leaving. That’s always a risk with mussels, though, and not the fault of the restaurant. Generally a big fan of this place, though it isn’t exactly a great deal. $12 for fries is a bit ridiculous.

L
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE THIS PLACE!

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice and elegant location with a very good service, ideal for a date or group dinner. The food is delicious.

MC
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The seafood is consistently good, and the service is lovely. Try the oysters casino.

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good spot for casual dinner, food is great, service is good. Outside area is very cozy and cute

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been dying hi try it and i absolutely will go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good!

C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always fun and awesome to eat here. For the most part, I always have the special #23 on the menu and this time my friend and I had the baked oysters special for appetizer- yummy!

h
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is great you really can’t go wrong, Thai curry mussels and the crab guacamole was awesome.

JH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Thai mussels are absolutely amazing!! There are so many mussels options you can keep going back again and again.

KW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The selection of muscles was really extensive and everything sounded really good. I would go back again and again and again to try each different recipe. They had a very good happy hour deal on oysters! And they were delicious. My only disappointment was the crab guacamole. It is quite literally guacamole with crab on it. I was expecting something really unique and tasty and it was average.

L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We love the food, the service is generally great and welcoming too. Love to sit outdoors, but not such a fan of the cave like environment indoors.

KP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super yummy mussels! The crab guacamole is delicious, and the wine/cocktails are great! Look forward to going back with friends soon.

UW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The mussels and their sauces were excellent. The french fries a disappointment for any restaurant let alone one that specializes in mussels. The guac was good.

Considering the price the portion of mussels was paltry.

MU
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was alright. Not amazing. No options for after dinner drinks.

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a friend who had never been and LOVES mussels. While loud the food was awesome, so much so that we couldn’t even have dessert!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem! My boyfriend and I and came here for his friend's birthday celebration. The bar scene had a cool vibe and the inner restaurant felt a bit more romantic but relaxed. I couldn't quite put my finger on it. We started with raw oysters and they were so fresh. For dinner we ordered the fish tacos with truffle parmesan fries, Thai mussels, and lobster roll with clam strips. Everything was absolutely superb especially the Thai mussels which was so creamy and mouth watering. Then for dessert we tried the Flex 4 donuts and I gotta say the s'mores had me at first bite! We will definitely return.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The happy hour is a bit of a scam. Only one beer (Narragansett) is discounted and one Portuguese wine. The happy hour meals posted outside are not the same ones on the actual menu, there is less actually offered. You kind of have to order from the regular menu and it is overpriced. Nothing special about the atmosphere. The fish tacos and truffle fries were really good but definitely a forgettable place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Sat next to a family table of two babies constantly crying and even without that the noise level was so high i had to yell across the table to my friend. Left with a sore throat after dinner.

OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding mussels! The sauces used for preparation are very interesting and unusual. Crab guacamole appetizer was great

CO
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. If you love Mussels, this is the place to visit as they have many varieties. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

I usually have the perfect dining experience and bring new guests often but this time around it was horrible. My aunt was in town so i for sure wanted her to experience this place. When we arrived it was maybe only 5 other guests in the facility. It was World Pride but that was ridiculous being you could see the parade from the front of the establishment i would have expected them to be better prepared with staff. Needless to say the food was amazing as usual and staff friendly just poor preparation for the day.

KF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great!! Come for the mussels. Leave room for the donuts.

NB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So glad we happened upon Flex Mussels while visiting NYC. The ambiance was great. It was cozy and quiet (probably b/c we were there early...5:30pm). The service was attentive. But most of all the food was absolutely delicious!! The raw and fried oysters were fresh. The parm truffle fries were delish and the parma mussels were some of the best I've ever had. The broth was so scrumptious that we dipped our bread and fries in it! I will definitely be back for more on my next trip!

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