Flex Mussels - 82nd Street

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$30 and under
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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was just wonderful. Really helped create a fun evening. I'm sorry I don't remember his name.But thank you for a great night...good food and the donuts for dessert were AMAZING!!!!

YB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, wonderful service, amazing food! The donut sampler is a must and the mussels and oysters were quite tasty. I can not wait to return.

d
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mussels were excellent. Huge portion shared. Really good lobster roll. Excellent service. Great fun evening

PN
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

For reliable, tasty, well-prepared and satisfying meals of mussels, Flex Mussels is second to none. With recipes to fit everyone’s varied tastes, FM offers variety to fill your desires. Whether it’s the amatrciana, the San Danielle or a special recipe for the day, as we tasted on this evening, pure enjoyment awaits. The volume of fries should be more generous since they only just for half a pot of mussels! The specialty drinks are well done as well.

ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was frustrated that you can only get the happy hour special at the bar when we booked our table to be within happy hour. This was not explained.

SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Succulent seafood and heavenly truffled Parmesan fries!

LR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a perfect restaurant from start to finish. Especially if you like mussels, fried oysters, truffle fries, and fresh made donuts. Come hungry.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific mussel pots. Nice wine suggestion by server. It paired well with the seafood. Oysters were fresh and tasty. The ‘Bisque’ mussel pot had nice chunks of tender lobster in the pot. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of lobster added to the recipe. I’d be happy to visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Flex Mussels. Their food is consistently good.

D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, it truly is quality cuisine!

LP
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this restaurant!

The food is very good. The doughnut desert is our favorite!!

The night we went the service was good. It was very busy and the waiter did his best to keep up.

Will always go to this place when I am in NYC.

TM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We have been here before and will come back again in the future.
Mussels are delicious and the fresh made donuts are the perfect finish for the meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish the tables were bigger it’s hard to fit the big pots at a small tAble

SM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never Disappoints
Flex is consistently great. The servers are knowledgable and the staff is excellent. The food is aalways top notch

RP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The various varieties of sauces to go with the mussels were excellent. The Shrimp cocktail was very good too.

e
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant, consistently delicious and creative. Oysters are always super fresh, great wines by the glass, and of course the mussels are all flavorful pots of joy! Don't miss the donuts, they cap off a perfect meal.

TC
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine brunch spot for small or large parties :)

SA
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick, quality & excellent service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and menu, lots of tasty options

j
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious as usual. My go to place for Boston style lobster role, though I know the mussels are excellent also!

DF
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rebecca was a terrific server and all of the other employees were nice as well. I was dining by myself (on business) and that can sometimes mean you get ignored since you aren’t a 4 top. Not here. Everyone was attentive, kind, and helpful. The mussel special (linguine and seafood) was outstanding and the oysters were fresh, briny, and flavorful. Highly recommend!

l
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is very good and our server was great. He made suggestions regarding wine. It is unfortunate that the construction persists although it will come down eventually. The one thing I would note as a negative was it seemed the portions have gotten smaller since the last time I was there.

GS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful mussels great choices!! Nice beer selection too and the fries are awesome.

j
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love mussels, this is the place to go! One of our favorite restaurants!

SC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Would I recommend Flex to friend? Yes, but would recommend they request a server other than Vik - he made my otherwise nice brunch an unpleasant experience by giving total attitude when I simply asked about the Lobster Blat on the menu. I've never heard of a blat, but could discern from the description that it was some sort of sandwich, so I asked "what is the lobster blat all about?". The look on Vik's face, and corresponding hand gestures, were half 'you're an idiot' and half 'I'm irritated you're asking this'. "It's a sandwich." (Thanks, Captain Obvious). So I tried to probe beyond what I could obviously already read on the menu by asking a bit more, and he looked completely annoyed and said "what's your question?" I held my tongue and ordered the sandwich, but even my friend who was dining with me wondered why Vik had to be so arrogant and unhelpful. Good food, but the extra serving of attitude from Vik left a bad taste.

JK
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first dining experience at Flex Mussels. My wife and I enjoyed the ambience and service. The restaurant has a nice New York vibe. My wife enjoyed her spicy green salad and fish tacos. My mussels with traditional sauce was not very flavorful and the kale salad had minimum amount of cheese and pine nuts. Although the food was fairly priced, I thought the wine was expensive for the quality.
Finally, there were limited entree options if you do not like mussels. The website menu is inaccurate and should be updated.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place.

KR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tastes just as good as the pictures look! We love!! :) :) :)

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friends birthday

VG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & Great service. Definitely going again.

JB
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels are absolutely amazing

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have amazing matches in their branded match books

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. The best mussels I have ever had; the sauce was great but even the quality of the mussels were perfect. Great date spot.

NW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food were excellent! Noise level was high and tables were too small. Everything our waiter recommended we tried and it was super. Too stuffed to try dessert.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best mussels in the City! Flex Mussels is our go to restaurant when we want to have a feel good meal. Great food and wonderful service.

OT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, but the greeting is inept and based upon rules they have to ask the manager about. “ Can we be seated so we can order drinks? Are you all here—if not I have to ask my manager” the dining room was not full the entire two hours we were there.

RT
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Flex never disappoints. Save room for the donuts, PB&J are the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for my husband's birthday. Made a reservation few days prior to that knowing that it will busy. My husband arrived in time and I was running late since coming from upstate. Gave an early notification that will be 15-20 min late. The host didn't make an effort to accommodate us. Just said that if I don't show up in 15 min my reservation will be cancelled. My husband decided to get a drink at the bar and was chased away by the bartender who said there is a wait list, which the host never made him aware of. When I arrived we were offered the smallest table at the restaurant. We were then sitted outside, when after placing the order we found out that the table was reserved and we have to move again. It was sad that the host didn't read the note that we were celebrating a special event. Despite that the food was great and both servers were fabulous.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Why I don’t get points ???Restaurant the food was very good except French fried $ 8.00 over priced

h
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun spot! Mussels were perfectly prepared, and I could have dunked bread into that yummy sauce for hours. Really friendly servers, too. And I'm obsessed with those witty paintings of the sea and its inhabitants...