Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

4.7
2305 reviews
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Seafood
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
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentines day dinner with my boyfriend! Very happy with this place!

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k
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went on Valentines Day & in as much as our waitress was nice, they were overwhelmed and could not handle the crowd.

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ZG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thai mussels are the best! Love this place - my wife and I often visit for date night.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mussels with mustard cream sauce absolutely delicious. Lots of sauce to dip crusty French bread in. Try the cinnamon donuts with vanilla sauce for dessert. Wonderful!

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mussels ever! All the food was great. And the donuts for dessert outstanding. Service was wonderful and atmosphere cool yet comfortable. One of my favorite restaurants!

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CT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The donuts were fantastic! Nice quiet spot for brunch.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my boyfriend’s birthday and everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The waitstaff was so accommodating (helping with timing the meal, so we would be out of there in time for the bday boy’s surprise party). We will certainly be back and will be recommending the restaurant to all our seafood loving friends!

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R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!ousters and classic mussels were outstanding. Bartender is very friendly. Definitely be back soon with my husband.

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JR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good sauce choices for mussels create an excellent meal at reasonable prices. Service is also good. Noise levels can be high if the place is packed but it's moderate at less crowded times.

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience was great and the food was outstanding.Their savory donuts is a must try...they are awesome!

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TA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Great date night spot.

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious options for mussels. Octopus appetizer is phenomenal. Fresh oysters too. Staff is very professional and friendly. Great atmosphere.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an “in place” so very popular. Sit in the back if you want to have a conversation without yelling at one another.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent mussels & the donuts to die for!

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m
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Excellent staff. Food was bland , mussels small and many were not even open Noisy, Noisy place had to yell to be heard. Very disappointing experience. 2 stars because the staff was terrific. Food is a 0.

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B
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of mussel dishes in a vibrant setting.

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n
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this casual yet great restaurant. The service is always on point and the food is delicious. Another great meal. Thank you

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My favorite place on the UES.
Go there all the time with my family to grab delicious mussels!!!

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new top neighborhood spot! Food, service and atmosphere were awesome! Starting with the food: We had "burnt fingers" and octopus for appetizer. Both delicious and very satisfying. Cooked to perfection. The burnt fingers come with fried shrimp, calamari and oysters. Light breading and were very delicious. Octopus appetizer was cooked perfectly and are complemented with beans and chorizo. For the main, we had mussels in Thai, Fra Diavolo and Bisque. Each were better than the other. My daughter had the fish and chips. She loved it. Dessert ended up being the surprise of the night. Donuts were over the top awesome! Lemon Meringue Pie was also excellent! Without a doubt, we will be coming back for all of this incredible food we had. I can't say enough good things about this place. There's a good reason why this place is always booked. Be prepared to overeat!

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Absolutely love the mussels. Great service and good prices for what you get. I have been there a few times already and they never fail to impress me. :)

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EM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Excellent drinks! I can't wait to go back. The mussels are star attraction!

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h
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and wine are delicious especially the truffle fries and salted caramel donut!

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OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I had a friend visiting that I brought here based on many great previous meals. Unfortunately this visit was not as great, our fish & chips were soggy and mushy, our mussels were very dry and the prices were all not equivalent to the value of the food. We were happy to spend on a nice meal, but unfortunately this time the food fell short. The octopus was great, though which helped!

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great. The staff was friendly and the food was outstanding. The cocktail menu was very limited but the drink i had was superb ( The One Spicy Tequila). The tables were a little bit too close to each other. I felt like I was on a date with the couple next to us. Other than that our experience was wonderful and we would definitely recommend it and we will definitely be going back.

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m
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We chose 3 pots of mussels for the table and shared: the Italiano, the Thai and the Dijon. All were delicious. Truffle fries were hot and crispy. Our only complaint was that the plates were tiny and shallow, so you couldn’t really enjoy sopping up all the delicious juices with your bread. We couldn’t believe they didn’t provide nice big bowls, which is how mussels should be served. House made donuts for dessert were pretty good, but not the best you’ve ever eaten, although they were billed as such by our server. Service was excellent.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! Worth the three hour drive! Waiter was fantastic!

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p
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is well done! basic salad with beets was very good. My son enjoyed his lobster roll but wishes itt was a bigger portion size. would visit again.

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic place for great mussels. Perfect every time. Great sauces and mussels cooked to perfection. The appetizer calamari and shrimp was also melt in your mouth. Crisp, perfect wine. Fresh oysters. Tip: for value for money sit in the front bar section for happy hour.

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AN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely OUTSTANDING! Our server Christina was amazing and very helpful with her suggestions. We ended up choosing her favorite the thai one and we were so glad we did because it was fantastic. Love this place!

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LG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place- the atmosphere, food and service are always great!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and be sure to save room for a doughnut for dessert

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b
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Asked to leave table and return to bar after being there 45 minutes awaiting other guest. Very rude manager. Have NEVER been asked to give up a table when there were drinks on the table and an appetizer that was being eaten (excellent guac with crab). Love fried oysters... they were the size of quarters and I am not exaggerating. Will be a while before I return and i have been there several times and loved it.

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CD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Perfect if you love seafood and/or want to be near the Met Museum

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Was too loud, too warm and stuffy. The food was okay but not worth it for the price.

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P
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, but atmosphere a bit frenetic & loud

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Only a foolhardy person would order Bouillabaisse in a place like Flex Mussels. Mea Culpa.

If a restaurant does not have the slightest idea of how to make it, it should not put it on the menu at an exorbitant price or it should get a chef who knows how to make it.

The version at Flex Mussels consisted of a rice and tomato soup, a few pieces of totally inedible calamari, two shrimps and a few mussels. No fish, no onions, garlic, saffron or cayenne pepper, in fact, no seasoning at all, not even salt and pepper. No rouille, no grilled slices of bread.... Why go on, absolutely disgusting.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flex us one of our favorites and a rrstaurant we go to when we want to feel good about eating out. Great as the food and wonderful, prifessional and considerate service. it's a gem!

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JB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, very good experience. Had a knowledgeable waiter, and excellent food. It was a touch loud and crowded, but definitely a worthwhile experience.

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LG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was excellent! His service was exceptional from the moment we sat down until he gave us the check. His suggestions were perfect and he was sincere.
The food was delicious and the service all around was really perfect.
We can’t wait to go back!

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parma was great. Service was overall very nice, friendly staff and prompt care. I would definitely come back.

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