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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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4.5

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4.2

ambience

4.0

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4.1

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (116)
Great for Brunch (87)
Kid-friendly (60)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything was great as usual. No complaints. Way to go flexy :)

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great dinner on Valentine's Day. Started with wine, oysters and the mussel chowder. Each got our own pot of mussels and finished with the homemade doughnuts. Definitely a must!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Incredible

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Flex Mussel never disappoints. The oysters are always clean and the staff is knowledgeable about their menu and wines. I had not been there for a couple years but it was just as good, always nice when one of your favorites doesn't fall off.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Good food, but had to wait close to half an hour after our reservation before we got our table. Once seated we were a little too close to other diners, but the quality of the food made up for it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Excellent food but very expensive for what it was. This is a casual place with great food. We managed to spend nearly two hundred bucks for two (including tip and a total of 3 glasses of wine) and didn't even have leftovers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Great service. Delicious options for mussel dishes and a good wine list

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

It was as good as the first time we went. Service was excellent and the food was terrific. Would definitely go back the next time I go to NYC

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Cute place

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2017

A real treat if you are a fan of mussels. Numerous choices for sauces, great fries and the donuts are to die for. Service was fast and staff were very attentive. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Everything is delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Always one of our favorite spots. Went for a birthday dinner and did not disappoint. Have been a few times before and always turned down dessert because we were full after the mussels, but gave the donuts a chance this time and they were excellent as well. Will definitely be back again soon. Little pricey for what it is but worth it (not sure if others feel this way considering its NYC but still).

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2017

I love this place! On of my favorites in NYC. My sister and I go here about once a month!

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Always enjoy the food but would recommend not squeezing people at small table if restaurant empty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I usually dine at Flex for dinner and my past visits have always been pleasant. However, my first time having brunch there, the overall experience was quite disappointing. The food was delicious, however, booking a 2:30pm reservation posed a problem since that is when the kitchen supposedly closes. My party of 4, less 1, arrived 10 min before and upon seating was told that kitchen was closing at 2:30, that we had 8 min. Around 2:40, we were approached by management and since we were still less our 1 person, we were basically told that people usually are on time for their reservation and the person we were waiting for will not be able to order and we had to order immediately since the kitchen was waiting on us to close to prep for dinner. I still am having a hard time understanding exactly how it was allowed to make a reservation time exactly when a kitchen closes. I do not even want to think about what would have happened if we showed up exactly at 2:30, not even taking into consideration a 15 min grace period. Anyway, I do enjoy the food at this establishment and would recommend it. However, please note if a 2:30 reservation time is available for brunch, do not book it unless you plan on coming at 2, enjoy being rushed to order from the moment you are seated, or are okay with not being served food at all.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal
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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Second time at Flex Mussels. Their brunch menu is small but delicious. Try the donuts with bagel seasoning and cream cheese in the center. Not very crowded at noon. Fun place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Been wanting to try this place forever and I finally made it for brunch! Went around 11:30am on a Saturday and it was surprisingly empty. The food was absolutely amazing though!! Everything bagel doughnuts were all that I hoped they would be and all of us loved our meals. I got the baked eggs and it was incredible. The sauce was fantastic and I can be very picky about marinara sauce. Would 100% recommend, I personally can't wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Had to wait for our reservation but treated us with care while waiting. Nice selection of mussels obviously, and yes, the donuts were quite yummy!

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food3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Had a great time here with my wife and our old friend mereting up in NTC. The place was friendly and fun.Food was altogether delicious , creatively prepared and service was great. Will ddfiniely go again for dinner and try their brunch on future NYC visits.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Outstanding food - the best mussels I've had in years - great variety - I had the "Bombay" style, with an Indian flavor but not spicy; absolutely delicious. Ate much too much but definitely worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Stellar mussels in a cozy and fun setting.

What we ate:

Starters:

Burnt Fingers - Good, solid fried starter. The oyster was the star, the rest was good.

Oysters (6 from Weskeag, ME) - Nice, briny, and plump.

Mussels(!):

Parma - Mussels were perfect, broth was outstanding. Really well thought out and the hit of lemon cut through everything perfectly.

Fungi - Only eclipsed by the Parma. The porcini cream sauce went beautifully with the bacon and mushrooms as well as getting along great with mussels themselves. The rosemary was a noticeable touch as well.

Fries - Only ate a few to be honest, they were good but the bread was the best option for post-mussel dunking.

Dessert -

Donuts (Fluffernutter, S'mores, Blueberry, Cinnamon Sugar (plain) - The heavier two were decadent and delicious but the blueberry and plain stood above them. The plain reminded me of a beignet with a slightly softer exterior.

Service was professional, efficient, and personable.

We will definitely be back to try the rest of the mussels but will most likely skip the appetizers as the mussel portion is more than enough for a full meal.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

We had a nice time dining at Flex, it was our first time. We did both the Dijon and a tomato-based sauce and shared between the 2 of us - both were delish though the Dijon is HEAVY on mustard (think sinus-clearing wasabi heavy) but I like that flavor/sensation. They provide you with ample bread for dipping in the generous portion of sauce left over. We started with peel & eat shrimp which were deliciously flavored but a nuisance (though aren't they always?). Thought the bowls of mussels in the mid- to upper-$20 range seemed more expensive than most all mussels I've seen elsewhere.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

My wife and I ate here with our early teenage children, and we all loved it. The food was delicious. Thai mussels and Florencio mussels (with pesto) are our favorites! The donuts for dessert are really great. It's a fun spot with great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

This is my third time at this restaurant. I love it the food is wonderful service too. Not so convenient from theater district but worth the 1.8 miles.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Absolutely amazing!!! Will DEFINITELY come back for more!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

What happened to one of my favorite neighborhood places to eat?!? When a restaurant accepts an 8PM reservation they should not act if you are inconveniencing them when you arrive at 8PM; nor should dismiss you with we are running about 15 minutes behind and you can wait at the bar. In addition, if you are still waiting to be sat at 8:20PM the hostesses should at least pretend that they are sorry and again not act if you are bothering them that you would like to know when you will be able to sit for your 8PM reservation. That being said, the food is still delicious with the best fried oysters and mussels around, however, it will be a very long time (if at all) before I l return for another meal and be subjected to this behavior again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Seated about 10 minutes after reservation time. Food was good, portions generous but service was slow. I've been here many times before and find this always to be the case. Donuts are a must, and delivered as usual

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Really had a great time eating there. As a chef I have to admit that the quality and freshness of the product was really good.
Enjoyed every bite

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Probably my favorite restaurant in NYC. Mussels are always amazing. The sauces are consistently great. Oysters are always fresh and ice cold. Bread and donuts are also always good. Great spot for a cozy winter meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Always perfectly prepared food, nice and attentive staff, comfortable.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great experience- everything was fantastic...
Jen was my waitress, she was awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Lovely evening and delicious food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Wonderful food, very clever menu, lovely stuff, plentiful portions and great choices of music. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was great! You got to have the doughnuts and they are amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I thought it was wonderful experience, the service an ambiance was second to none.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Always great! They never disappoint and always impress people I introduce to the restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Quiet intimate atmosphere... The waitress are very friendly & accommodating... The mussels at out of the world...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We didn't know that Flex had a happy hour!
It was super! We sat at the counter and had oysters from Maine and a beautiful pot of mussels from Canada and fried clams ... and some crisp white wine.
Perfection!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The food was incredible, the atmosphere was fun, the restaurant was beautiful and our server, Matt, was outstanding.

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

Amazing service. Great cocktails good is amaze!

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