Flex Mussels - 13th Street
7 nights a week at the bar & counter. All night Sunday and Monday
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.
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!
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!
Excellent as usual.
we come here every time we are in NYC -- consistently good food and drinks -- excellent service
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.
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.
Great place. Mussels were yummy and plentiful
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.
My pre birthday dinner
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.
I looooove this place. The mussels are INSANE and it's just the coziest, most pleasant place ever. I'm a happy regular!
The AC is a little bit strong, and the candle on my table got blown off all the time.
Go to the upper east side location instead. Kitchen here is not as good. Horribly greasy food.
Excellent as always! Food and staff delightful.
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.
I LOVE THIS PLACE!
Nice and elegant location with a very good service, ideal for a date or group dinner. The food is delicious.
The seafood is consistently good, and the service is lovely. Try the oysters casino.
Very good spot for casual dinner, food is great, service is good. Outside area is very cozy and cute
Been dying hi try it and i absolutely will go back
Food was really good!
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!
This place is great you really can’t go wrong, Thai curry mussels and the crab guacamole was awesome.
The Thai mussels are absolutely amazing!! There are so many mussels options you can keep going back again and again.
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.
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.
Super yummy mussels! The crab guacamole is delicious, and the wine/cocktails are great! Look forward to going back with friends soon.
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.
It was alright. Not amazing. No options for after dinner drinks.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding mussels! The sauces used for preparation are very interesting and unusual. Crab guacamole appetizer was great
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.
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.
Always great!! Come for the mussels. Leave room for the donuts.
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!