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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
8:30 PM
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Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

4.7
2123 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Direct importers of mussels from Prince Edward Island and oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea.

Happy Hour specials 7 nights a week at the bar and counter only.

5:30-7PM Monday-Friday
5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Tues - Thurs 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm Sunday 5:00-10:00
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Phone number
(212) 717-7772
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues
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Public transit
4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M79 and M86 buses to 3rd Avenue.
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Special events & promotions
Please join us for $20 all you can eat mussels, fries, and one draft beer from 5:30-7PM every night at the bar and counter only. Choice of Fra Diavolo, Dijon or Classic.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 2123 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Not somewhere to go for a relaxed, quiet dinner. The noisy front is a bar area and the restaurant is very tightly packed. Tables for 2 were so small, best not order too much,or or it won't fit. Food was good but overpriced for what it was. The one true disappointment was the Truffle parm fries that were $12 and arrived slightly soggy, small pieces that were hard to pick up.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

great food, staff is very helpful how what to eat and how much to order. good daily specials and wine list.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Went with 6 people in Friday night for my son's birthday. We were seated on time and served promptly. The waiter was attentive and suggested a very good reasonably priced wine. They brought out a donut with a candle which was nice. Overall quality of food was high. Mussels are so good. The atmosphere is very inviting.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We made the reservation (for 4 then changed to 3) a day before, but they sat us at a two people seating adding an extra chair on the side and right next to the kitchen entrance with the traffic in and out kitchen. We asked the hostess to switch to a regular 3-4 people seating and not next to the kitchen, the hostess/ manager gave us a hard time saying the restaurant is busy, and we can all fit there. We had to argue for a good 20 minutes before they finally agreed to switch for us. The food has always been great there, but this was not the first time we had problems w the horrible attitude and service from the hostess..

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Usually love this place but the mussels weren't as good this time...small and kind of dry. Would still go back though as one of my favorites.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Much improved. Least time I ate here the mussels were over cooked and one third of the shells were empty. This time they were just right.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We went for the Happy Hour when oysters are $12 a dozen and stayed for dinner. The oysters were great; the mussels were perfect and the service was exceptional. It really is hard to beat at the modest prices.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a 745 res and showed up at 8:03 and they told us they canceled our res and we should have called. They never called us and the hostess was very rude about it. They did seat us a few minutes later but it was a bit of a strange experience.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Met with our daughter and friends while visiting the city.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wish the waiter was more professional, other then that great!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic experience. Food was phenomenal and the service was great.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

An early dinner offers the opportunity for a happy hour drink at the bar for half price and the noise level in the dining areas are not yet intolerable. Good food with nice service

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The best! The staff (including our lovely owner (and lawyer) Miss Shapiro;) were simply fabulous and we were treated like family! The food was spectacular, the drinks were phenomenal and the overall charm of the restaurant was spot on! Try and keep us away....Hutch and Hammer we will be back no matter what!! 💕

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I went there with my cousin and her husband who are visiting NYC, we all oredered mussels and they were great. we tried the dijon, thai and the fra diavolo loved all 3 of them. when it comes to the appetizers the crab guacamole are the best no doubt!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Little bit crowded,but very cozy place.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent mussels with multiple variations of meals. Recommend you take this to Philadelphia and the Jersey shore.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I did have about a 20 minute wait despite reservation but they were very apologetic and kept us updated on our table.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have dined at this Flex Mussels over 5 times and not once have I been disappointed. The quality of the food is superb! And the service has always been excellent. I usually go here in a big group and this time, we had a baby with us. We were given a big table and high chair which was perfect! The white wine that was recommended with the mussels we ordered was divine. Will definitely keep coming back!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Never disappoints-always good food and service -MUST book in advance for weekends

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Flex on 13th is always good and now 82nd just as good. Excellent service and outstanding food. Great drinks- have the Orange and something.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wow!! The best meal we had in NYC!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always fabulous! Delicious mussels in so many preparations. Never ordered one I didn't like. And the signature dessert donuts are a must. Nice wine list too.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went here because it was close to an event. The place is good. Service is attentive, the hostess seems under pressure about seating and they are a little uptight about their host station. You absolutely cannot have your table until your other party arrives, so they show you the bar and you are stuck there. The food; The Guacamole is so-so, the mussels are good and the Truffle Fries are Great! I would come back if I was in the area but would not make a special trip from the west side.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The front desk experience is horrific there’s always a line where there’s many many tables open we always go early it’s just doesn’t work for us anymore

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great Sunday brunch after attending Metropolitan Art Museum! Delicious, fresh and imaginative cuisine.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The brunch wasn’t that great as compared to other places I have been. They should stick to what they are amazing at which is mussels.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Going here about 10 years; experience gets worse and $ go up every time. This may be the last. Terrible all around. Our 3-4 waiters kept rushing us through courses, to where we basically gave up and had them clear the mains early. My Caccio Pepe had 14 mussels in it, total. Tons of little pieces of shells though. Ended up swallowing a piece on accident and got sick on the way home probably as a result. Go elsewhere,

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My martini drink was skimpy. The glass was half full. The food as always was very good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

New favorite spot in UES!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good service

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Another great meal!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Fun. Delicious. Great service. So glad I live nearby!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Mussels and drinks were great! We also got the crab quac and I would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Love this neighborhood jewel! Best mussels in NYC! Service is great and staff the best! They aim to please!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Probably my most favorite restaurant in NYC! I gave 5 stars to everything . Flex mussels is consistently outstanding. And they improved the non-mussel choices for those ( god forbid!!) who don’t order the mussels. Can’t wait to go back!

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The hostess was rude, wouldn’t recommend. Food was good and our waiter was great. The attitude of the hostesses was deplorable and obnoxious.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

great food wonderful servers only complaint was table for 2's are a little small for the amount of stuff that goes on the table for the meal ex: mussel pots, bread basket, water bottles, and all the glassware and other silverware. LOVE THE FOOD!!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Friendly and efficient service. Noisy and bustling in a Friday night. The bar/waiting area feels more chaotic than welcoming, but the food was delicious, as always.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Best mussels in NYC. Fresh and shipped in directly from Canada. Excellent variety of broths. Nice complementary wine list. Have been at this location numerous times and always look forward to going back. Quieter than the 13th Street location, although still pretty tight spacing.

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