Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

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2327 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from Florida, my girlfriend had been here before so she wanted to take me. So happy she did! The food was so delicious and fresh! Next time I’m back in New York definitely stopping by again

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HC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Apps and mussels can be shared by two. We loved the burnt fingers app. Fried perfectly. Not greasy. Had fungi mussels and we're delighted to see it laden with ingredients. Had no room for donuts but they looked amazing. Will be back!!

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F
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!!!

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TD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming here for a while now, and it never fails. Excellent variety of mussels and sauces to choose from. Also, you need to try their fish tacos and definitely leave room for their donuts. Absolutely delicious.

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FE
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great evening- great food, great service, great ambience.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing, great service- aside from one of the hostesses who was a bit rude/short with us because our entire party wasn't on time.

The blonde one was very nice though.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Birthday dinner.

We had a baby in a stroller and were not able to get a table with space for the stroller. I forgot to mention in the reservation that we had a stroller, but they didn’t do much to accommodate it. It

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was absolutely amazing. I will definitely come back

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and menu is incredible but the staff is a bit rude and the seating is quite crowded

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants in the UES. Ambiance, food, seevice are excellent. Would go there for any occasion

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P
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The tables are so tight and the music so loud it was hard to really enjoy the delicious meal

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, food and service were all phenomenal. You don't feel like you're on the Upper East Side although I brought my kids and they fit right in. Highly recommend if you like Mussels and seafood.

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HH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great service. Staff very friendly 👌🏼

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great mussels!

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SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love dining at Flex Mussels, hands down one of my favorite restaurants in NYC!

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B
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Mussels prepared in multiple ways are great. Speciality doughnuts are amazing.

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UW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place so different nice change wish they had an UWS location

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TB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food fantastic as always. Actually did a 1st and took 6 amazing doughnuts to go. Only like our 8th time dining at Flex lol. A neighborhood gem. Can’t wait til we get another break from reality to eat at Flex again Cheers!!!!

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WS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always friendly and food constantly surprises me. I've been to this location 4 times and each time I leave happy and full. So many options for mussels that I never get tired of coming back, combined with an amazing happy hour and brunch leaves Flex Mussels as one of my favorite resturaunts in New York.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Never have had a bad experience at Flex Mussels. So consistent and so yummy!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Christina was our server and she was great! We had a bit of delay between the appetizer and the main course. The daily 23 was very good. The South Pacific has less robust flavor but good for those who want a cleaner rating meal.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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 on February 12, 2019
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 on February 10, 2019
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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MH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, although can get a bit loud and cozy with your neighbors - hey, its NYC. Creative mussel menu and absolutely best donut dessert in NYC. If someone in your party doesn't eat mussels, you are out of luck - very limited alternative menu.

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 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 1, 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 30, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent mussels & the donuts to die for!

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m
1 review
Dined on January 26, 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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G
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 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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