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About 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

154 West 13th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tues - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00PM, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
6th and 7th Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 229-0222

Website:
http://flexmussels.com/

Public Transit:
Take F, M, 2, 3 TO 14th Street and 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R to Union Square.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, 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!

Flex Mussels - 13th Street Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Flex Mussels never disappoints. I've been coming here for years. Perfect for date night. Delicious food. Great wine. Make a reservation because this place books up fast. Try the San Daniele or the Little Neck. Freshest mussels you'll get straight from PEI.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Good service and great selection of mussels

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Every time better and better ! Love the best mussels in the city and wine list is the best !

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

You never knew mussels could be this good. So delicious. Plus, love the underground, hidden feel of the space and the humor of the menu and the decor.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Flex never varies. Solid food and good service. Noise level is perfect if you don't want to talk to anyone at your table. That's ok for the bar area, but in the back it would be nice if they toned it down a bit . Mussels and fries are great and the salads never miss. Try the fried oysters, too. Finish it off with the donuts and be on your way. They will give you the bill quickly, as they like to turn the tables over.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Excellent find if u love seafood . Of course, especially mussels( which we were told r flown in daily from Prince Edward Island . The oysters are superb as well . I highly recommend the mussels Parma - amazing, but the sauce is very rich . Also had the mussels w/ bacon, mushrooms and rosemary , very distinctive savory flavors ! Service was superb , knowledgeable , efficient , and friendly- nothing negative to say

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Went with 2 friends for mussels. I had the "Classic" mussels, which were very bland. My companions had much more flavorful selections, so if I go back, I'll know what to do. We shared the lemon meringue "pie", which is actually a parfait, which was spectacular.

The decor is cold, the service perfunctory, and the prices a bit high considering the small portions. That all said, it's worth a second trip (my friends have been many times).

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

The fungi mussels are AMAZING. I had never had a cream base before with mussels and figured I would try it and now, all I have to say is WOW.

The oysters were great also, I recommend the kunumoto as they are meatier and have an almost creamy-like texture to them.

And you can't forget about the delicious donuts that Flex is famous for! You can't go and not get them...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Service was slow. Restaurant practically empty at 11:15 for brunch. Waited over 10 mins before waitress came over, and that was upon request. Received uncooked pancakes. Requested they be redone and then waited 15 mins for new Pancakes and they too were undercooked. They removed it from the bill. Stick with mussels and skip brunch.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We sat outside on a nice warm evening. Service was friendly and funny. We had a good time

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 27, 2016

This is quite possibly the best meal I have ever had. Everything was delicious, and our waiter was outstanding. We came here for our anniversary, and it was perfect. We ordered an appetizer and a few glasses of wine (the sparking rose was the best I've ever had), and then shared two kinds of mussels and truffle fries. I am still dreaming about the truffle fries. And the mussels!

I would recommend coming here for happy hour, as we did not. It looks like they have a great happy hour, and we ended up spending about $200 for a meal for two. Not your run of the mill weekend date for us. We also sat outside on their little patio, which was nice, but once the sun went down, it was very dark and difficult to see, even by the tiny candlelight. Again, it would be perfect for an early dinner or happy hour.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2016

Excellent food with a wide range of mussel preparations. Resultant broths were even better, happily sopped up with the good bread provided. four of us ordered 4 separate buckets, Bangkok, bisque, Parma, and Mediterranean. There were no mussels left and no broth either. Only negative was the noise level, especially the music, so loud that we could not hear each other and the waitress could not hear our orders. After 2 requests, it was turned down, to everyone's relief and enjoyment.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2016

I had been a huge fan of Flex Mussels, but it's been a while since we went and this last dinner was very disappointing. The food was completely lackluster and the service was distracted. We ordered two orders of the truffle fries, and while one was fine the other tasted like regular fries. (Very unfortunate for $12 fries.) The four different styles of mussels were uniformly bland and insipid. There was nothing that inspires another visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Waiter was fantastic. Great drinks and recommendations will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The best mussels in town. You need to try it. 5 characters to complete the review? OK.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

I used to really love flex mussels but had a bad experience on my last visit. If you have any food allergies I would suggest ordering directly with the manager. The waiter made a huge mistake after I alerted him about my allergy multiple times. The manager was very accommodating and nice but the mistake had already been made.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2016

The food and service at Flex Mussels on 13th Street have been amazing both times I have been there. It is now one of my favorite spots in NYC!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2016

There was a multitude of different mussel options to choose from- and the amitriciano mussels we got were delicious ! The ambiance was welcoming, too. There was a large lit up panel showing a beach scene and it made us feel like we were dining on the beach rather than in the middle of Manhattan!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 16, 2016

I have been to flex several times. I always enjoy the food, but never have great service. During my most recent visit I waited for about 15 minutes after being seated for someone to come over to my table. Good food, mediocre service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Jody/Jodi was awesome!!! Attentive, hilarious and adorable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2016

The Parma Rules! No need for fries at all. Parma will satisfy all taste buds\!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Great food, service was decent as was the wine list. Crowded and noisy such that is difficuktti carry on a conversation. If that's OK, a good choice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2016

The food was great but service lackluster. It could've just been the night but we waited over ten minutes after being seated for a server to come, after being flagged down. The server came again to check on how our meal was only just before we were finished- missing any opportunity to correct anything that was wrong or needed.

The mussels were amazing. Subtle flavors that worked incredibly well together.

I'd try the location on the upper east side before returning to this location.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Food was amazing
Loved the menu

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Love Flex Mussels. Always delicious when we go. The staff is super knowledgeable & willing to share all of their recommendations in great detail. Definitely recommend for mussel lovers!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Second time there - food was all excellent. It was pretty loud, but not because of music, just because of excited and happy people dining and chatting. Will certainly be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Overall very similar to Leon chain in Belgium and France, though tad more expensive. Quality of food is very good. Specials are great

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2016

The food and service was very good, we were rushed by manager because he needed to turn the table, a big turn off, the free glass of wine did not help, he could have asked in a much nicer way, too pushy.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 26, 2016

I couldn't say enough good things about this place. The food was amazing and the service was warm and friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Our waitress was amazing and was very attentive- you could tell that she loves what she does. She answered all of our questions and was always patient. The donuts were out of this world- I would literally come in for a million of those any day of the week.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on July 20, 2016

It was very nice for me . Food is good and also service is very nice. I like this restaurant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Disappointing. Mussels (their specialty) sub standard. Asked for replacement, took 30 minutes, was just as bad. Waiter unpleasant, too.
To avoid.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 18, 2016

Fantastic service, the waiter was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Host, bar tender and the first 2 servers we good but the last server who was clearly on for last cut was a jerk. We spent a fair amount of money and he was rushing us out before we finished dessert which was the worst part of the meal. The donuts are not as good as I remembered and the gelato/ sorbet was horrible. This used to be be one of my stable dinner spots... I don't know what happened to the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Excellent fresh mussels and oysters. Donuts for dessert are a must. Fairly decent value (based upon warped New York standards) and a fun spot. Service is only ok - general snobbiness for a casual place is off-putting; they're also eager to turn tables.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2016

With27 different choices on the preparation of mussels what not to like. Appetizers of fry oyster were breaded but not overly done. Enjoyed the selection of beers. The restaurant was inviting with enjoyable music. You can have a conversation without having to raise your voice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Perfect date spot! We've been coming here for 2 years now and the food never disappoints and the wait staff is really knowledgeable and friendly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2016

We ordered three mussel dishes.
Copenhagen was excellent.
Bangkok was okay.
Puglia was very weak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2016

Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Happy hour bar prices great. A fabulous selection of choices on the mussels - got to try them all so I'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Excellent! I could not have asked for better service or food and the price was reasonable. I highly recommend it to my friends and colleagues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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