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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Food and staff delightful.

e
New York Area
38 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
65 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
164 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
12 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
32 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
17 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!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most incredible selection of mussels that I have ever had. My ten year old loved the South Pacific, I loved the Bangkok and my friend devoured the bruschetta with lobster mussels. I can’t wait to go back and try more.

BM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been going to flex mussels for YEARS and it never disappoints... love it!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter. Excellent meal. Excellent ambience. Will be back !

J
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always try to go here when we visit NYC. The mussels dishes (all of them) are out of this world. Everyone always orders something different and then we share. And truffle fries are a must.
Yummy, yummy, yummy. This restaurant is a well-oiled machine and never disappoints.

AK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The service was incredible -- the food just wasn't great.

DS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with excellent service. Food is marked up but worth the trip again.

L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love the mussel pots here, along with truffle fries and clam strips. I prefer it on a warm evening when you can sit outside, as inside is dark, noisy and feels like a cave.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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

They always have a good selection of oysters. Loved the mussels - they were fresh and tasty and cooked perfectly. We really enjoy their cocktail list too.

NA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! I keep coming back to this location over and over again :-)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We go to different oyster happy hours in Manhattan all of the time and by far this was the worst place. Oysters are small and not that fresh. You can only order a dozen at a time. The wait for drinks and oysters was very very long. And happy hour is only if you sit by the bar, which is extremely small.

n
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner for 4. If you like mussels, no one else really compares for the variety that Flex brings to the table. Everyone in our party had a different type and all enjoyed a lot. Good wine list for pairings and not overly pricey. Overall, a fun night out.

ES
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All was wonderful as always but I wasn’t happy that I had to call to confirm my reservation.

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