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Flex Mussels - 13th Street

4.5
4.5
1612 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Canadian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 229-0222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    6th and 7th Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Snacks

  • Mussels & Fries$24.00

    choice of fra diavolo, classic, dijon

    • Clam Strips$8.00

      cornmeal crusted, crispy jalapenos, cilantro lime crema

      • Oysters$1.50

        shucker's choice

        • Fish Taco$6.00

          crispy, red cabbage jicama slaw, chipotle aioli

          • Flex Fries$4.00

            • Truffle Fries$8.00

              • Crab Guacamole$12.00

                house made corn chips

                Drinks

                • Wine$8.00

                  daily selections

                  • Cocktails$8.00

                    daily selections

                    • Beer$6.00

                      daily selection

                      What 1,612 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      4.5
                      4.5 based on all time ratings
                      • 4.5Food
                      • 4.3Service
                      • 4.2Ambience
                      • 4.3Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. r

                        roseboy324

                        New York Area

                        15 reviews

                        5.0

                        15 reviews

                        Dined on March 13, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Reliable as heck! Nice space, great service and a delicious serving of mussels no matter which of the 23 options you choose. Lots of wine, beer and cocktail choices. Just go there...

                      2. RP

                        RonP

                        New York Area

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I don’t often write reviews, but we were so thoroughly happy with our experience at Flex Mussels that I had to write. The place is awesome. Food - some of the freshest oysters I’ve ever had; great starters, including peel and eat shrimp; more mussels selections I’ve ever seen - all of the ones we ordered were excellent. Service - top notch. Very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Atmosphere - high energy, fun, vibrant. We will be back. You must go.

                      3. F

                        Foodchie

                        New York Area

                        7 reviews

                        4.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on March 5, 2020

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Started with really great bread, nicely grilled octopus then Mussels with an Italian broth. Well prepared and service was very attentive. I will go back to this place to eat.

                      4. LA

                        LeeAnne

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 5, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Little place in the village with the biggest muscles I have ever had. Service is great. This Is our second time there and we will be back again. Happy hour is all so good I would recommend this restaurant.

                      5. PC

                        PauletteC

                        New York Area

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on March 5, 2020

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Mussels were delicious!

                      6. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Nashville

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 1, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Love love love this place. Amazing food, attentive service, chill atmosphere.

                      7. M

                        Matthew

                        New York Area

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        This is one of my favorites, there's too many good things here - definitely get the fries, definitely get raw oysters, definitely get the parma if you've never been here before, and definitely get the donuts.

                      8. j

                        jenronc

                        New York Area

                        11 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Been going here for years. Always a hit. Delicious food, fun vibe. Great for friends or hosting out of towners.

                      9. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Charleston

                        1 review

                        vip
                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                        overall3food5service4ambience1

                        The food was fantastic. The space is very claustrophobic. Too many tables in such a tiny space. That could be overlooked except the music is turned up very loud and there are speakers all over the place. The result is a lot of yelling and not being able to hear you table mates. Maybe the UES location is better.

                      10. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlantic City

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The lobster Mac and cheese was amazing. The beet salad even better. But the best is the mussels, any way you want them. A pot of mussels, cooked perfectly, delivered to your table with a smile. The service was excellent. Friendly nice people. My kind of restaurant. Thank you.

                      11. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        My go to place for a girls dinner or a double date!

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New England

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 18, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Everything was exceptional as always!

                      13. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on February 17, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food, impeccable service as always

                      14. AN

                        AshleyN

                        Minneapolis

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A great variety with a quirky dessert menu. Was definitely not dissapointed.

                      15. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                        It was a very nice place and the food was awesome. Only thing I didn’t like too much was how close all the tables are to each other cause u can actually hear everyone’s conversation which is a little annoying when your on a date but overall it was a good experience and I definitely would go to flex mussels again.

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on February 4, 2020

                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                        Very cool and relaxed atmosphere. You walk into a sheik bar area, then through the hallway is the main dining room. It resembled a modern boathouse, and the food was super fun and really good.

                      17. AR

                        ARG17

                        New York Area

                        24 reviews

                        5.0

                        24 reviews

                        Dined on January 30, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Awesome place and the mussels are great!

                      18. F

                        Fantastic

                        New York Area

                        4 reviews

                        3.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on January 21, 2020

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        Not a great experience overall unfortunately. I had high hopes, but the mussel sauces were just ok. I hoped that a restaurant dedicated to mussels would knock our socks off. Also didn’t have all the beers in stock (on a VERY limited list, which confuses me). I guess it wasn’t the worst meal all-in-all, but I definitely expect more for the price.

                      19. P

                        Pickles117

                        New York Area

                        12 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        12 reviews

                        Dined on January 20, 2020

                        overall3food2service4ambience3

                        For restaurant with every menu item including mussels... would hope mussels would be good sized and sweet. Not the case. Overpriced. Poor value. Look elsewhere.

                      20. WF

                        WayneF

                        New York Area

                        34 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        34 reviews

                        Dined on January 19, 2020

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Mussels could be bigger. Thai broth was yummy. Drinks and beer are well selected to accompany the shells.

                      21. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 19, 2020

                        overall5food5service3ambience4

                        Food was amazing, venue very comfortable and welcoming and clean and chic. Service was great and friendly but oddly there was only one waitress for the brunch shift so it seemed she was slightly spread thin. Had to wait a smidgen longer than should’ve been necessary for a couple things: had to ask twice for coffee and then when it came it was only one when apparently my friend had asked too. Overall definitely interested in returning and regularly. Had been there for a date before too, great time!!!

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Miami

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on January 19, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!!

                      23. SK

                        SharleneK

                        New York Area

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on January 17, 2020

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Always delicious and the donuts are a must!

                      24. RG

                        RaulG

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on January 16, 2020

                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                        Less quality than usual

                      25. E

                        Eric

                        New York Area

                        10 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined on January 14, 2020

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        The mussels were delicious - a lot of great sauces to choose from. My girlfriend ordered a creamy sauce, and I ordered a red sauce. We constantly dipped into each others' orders. The contrast between the 2 made the taste even better. The restaurant is a bit small and loud - something about a mussels dinner causes people to speak loudly and drink heavily - but I guess that's part of the fun.

                      26. JS

                        JulieS

                        New York Area

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on January 11, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was wonderful , as always ! The 13 th street location is our go to place for select special occasions

                      27. m

                        mrstibs

                        New England

                        82 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        82 reviews

                        Dined on January 9, 2020

                        overall3food5service1ambience3

                        We try to go to Flex Mussels every time we’re in New York. This time we were disappointed in the service but loved the food. The meal for four people took almost 3 hours. It took a really long time for someone to come in the first place. He brought us water but never came back to take our order. Someone else took the order and we received our oysters after a while and they were delicious. Next we got our three orders of mussels (also delicious) and the fourth person had to wait a while for his fish and chips. When we were about half done, one order of fries came and when we were done with our mussels, the last order of fries arrived. We had to get the donuts for dessert and they didn’t disappoint but again, took a really long time.

                      28. L

                        Lania249

                        New York Area

                        27 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        27 reviews

                        Dined on January 8, 2020

                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                        I really dislike it when you have a reservation but you cannot be seated until your entire party is present. Really sends an immediate UNWELCOMING signal right away. BAD POLICY

                      29. MM

                        MattM

                        New York Area

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on January 4, 2020

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        The Parma is a must and truffle fries! Very rich flavors if that doesn’t suit you any of the mussel dishes are fantastic

                      30. PS

                        PeterS

                        New York Area

                        89 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        89 reviews

                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was a nice experience for dinner during New Years Eve. Great food.

                      31. C

                        Cillyenoughtoeat

                        New York Area

                        17 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on January 1, 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Still our favorite special occasion reservation in the city. Every pot of mussels is delicious and always so fresh. Go ahead and make a reservation!

                      32. TM

                        TMTM

                        Washington DC

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on December 23, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Mussels were great. We tried a few kinds. The thai pot was my favorite.

                      33. JL

                        JoseL

                        New York Area

                        16 reviews

                        4.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on December 23, 2019

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Great as always.

                      34. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on December 17, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Super tasty Mussels, a lot of choices. Serving is great and doughnuts are out of this world.

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 15, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always a great time at Flex

                      36. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 12, 2019

                        overall2food4service4ambience3

                        Just want to start by saying food & service was fine & we had no issues with that! However, Flex Mussels reservation process was a absurd waste of time! Reservation made on Open Table as usual, however a note required a call before 5pm on day of reservation otherwise cancelled! Note repeated on OT Confirmation email. Day before, OT email confirmation request, as usual, new note from Flex threatens cancellation if not confirmed by 5pm, even with email confirmations! On day of reservation at 11am, before heading out to appointments, I call number on OT app, message states no one there until after 1pm! Why not indicated in Notes?? I call 1:30-2pm, message gives option “Press 1 for reservation/host”, over dozen rings later, gives message to call after 1pm!! Several calls same results! Thoroughly frustrated, I pass this off to dining companion so I can continue my appointments! She called several times, tweeted them, emailed via website & finally got a human at Flex Mussels 82nd Street location!! They confirmed reservation on their system! Later she got email reply apologizing & confirming, also stated manager would be in at 2pm! If that’s known, why didn’t Note state to call between 2-5pm to confirm?? Most restaurants needing confirmation simply use OT Text reminder! Get text, reply “1” to confirm, get acknowledgement back, end of story, less than a minute, all automated!! If there’s a threat of cancellation if not confirmed, then there better be someone there to answer the call!!!

                      37. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        2.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on December 8, 2019

                        overall2food2service4ambience2

                        Eggs were completely overcooked - poached eggs became hardboiled. Also the heat was not working so it was freezing in the restaurant

                      38. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on December 7, 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always delicious, good drink but I miss the old cocktail menu.

                      39. RW

                        RichardW

                        Washington DC

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on December 1, 2019

                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                        Yes, of course because I love it but you still need a plate of cookies! xoxo, R

                      40. FA

                        FlorenciaA

                        New York Area

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on November 27, 2019

                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                        Was better. Quality decreased considerably in the last year. Mussles not as big or tasty as before.

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                      Flex Mussels - 13th Street is rated 4.5 stars by 1612 OpenTable diners.

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                      Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                      Additional information

                      • Cross street

                        6th and 7th Ave.

                      • Neighborhood

                        West Village

                      • Hours of operation

                        Dinner
                        Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                        Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
                        Fri 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
                        Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Seafood, American, Canadian

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Parking details

                        Street Parking

                      • Public transit

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

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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