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.
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
Great Sunday brunch after attending Metropolitan Art Museum! Delicious, fresh and imaginative cuisine.
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,
My martini drink was skimpy. The glass was half full. The food as always was very good.
New favorite spot in UES!
Another great meal!
Fun. Delicious. Great service. So glad I live nearby!
Mussels and drinks were great! We also got the crab quac and I would definitely recommend!
Love this neighborhood jewel! Best mussels in NYC! Service is great and staff the best! They aim to please!
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!
The hostess was rude, wouldn’t recommend. Food was good and our waiter was great. The attitude of the hostesses was deplorable and obnoxious.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
restaurant is great and everyone seems really nice. It is always disappointing that The pours of wine are so small.
Flex Mussels is an absolute GEM. It is one of those restaurants that even in New York, the restaurant hub, you can't help but run back to. The food is consistently delicious. If you like mussels, this place is a MUST.
One of our favorite spots. We come here again and again
The food was so delicious! It was nice and romantic, but quick as we were about to go to a party. Made me want to come back soon and wondered why I haven’t been here more lately!!!!
Oyster shooter was not what we were expecting, but it was so good. Had the wild mushroom mussels with truffle fries and the side and then their famous doughnuts. Everything was delicious — literally do not have one complaint.
Excellent food as always. Jack our waiter was prompt, attentive and courteous.
Saw Hoda on TV highly recommend your restaurant as having the best mussels ever.
Five of us were in town for girl's weekend, so had to try. Three of us got the Fra Diavlo
sauce and two ladies got the bacon wrapped shrimp. We got a nice bottle of wine and 4 delicious doughnuts to share for dessert. A lit candle was in one to help celebrate one of the girls upcoming birthday. I am from Annapolis and love mussels and have had great ones here at McGarvey's Bar, so I was curious about yours. I was not disappointed at all, the sauce was to die for, I was soaking it up with my bread after the mussels were gone. We will come back on our next trip. One of the ladies is going to be back in March with her significant other and she is bringing him there.
Still one of my favorite restaurants on the UES!! This place never disappoints. Super yummy w/ a great wait staff 😊
All around good.
Not going to nitpick on the little things because you can always find something to complain about.
We sat promptly, server was polite and professional.
Food came out on time , hot, fresh and well presented.
Yes we will go back.
Awesome from the beginning of both fresh and fried oysters.. totally yummy. Thai mussels and Italian style were both great.. truffle fries are great and don’t miss the donuts at the end. Loved it and we will be back.
Food was good but service was just okay
Whenever we are in NYC we try to get to Flex! Food and service were outstanding again. Our waiter, Jack, really knew his menu and had command of the whole meal. The oysters were special and you’ve got to save room for the donuts.
It's very cramped but the food is great!
Great service and the food was excellent. It was fairly crowded but never felt rushed and I was surprised by the noise level thought it might be a problem but wasn't. Definitely will be back.
They specialize in mussels and they were superior. Very good service. Attractive wall murals lighten the space.
Very slow service but excellent food!
The variety of mussels is amazing. Each dish is very different and delicious. Served very hot. Bread is great for dipping in the sauce. Truffle fries are really good. Place is hopping. Very crowded. Definitely need a reservation.
We love flex Mussels, this food, service and the tee shirts are excellent,
What a gem! Friends of mine had recommended Flex and I was not disappointed. Delicious food and a warm, cozy atmosphere. We had requested a quiet table to have an informal business dinner. It was quiet enough and the service was excellent.
Great food and great service. But overpriced
Incredible mussels, just the best. Thai style was unique and super. We had a second order
Always reliable, delicious mussels, apps, beers and donuts! Friendly prompt service
Food was delicious!! Must have the donuts for dessert!!!
We’re big fans of Flex, and we go there after the museums in that area. I had the mussels with chowder, lobster, & bacon, which was fabulous. Make sure you save room for the doughnuts with vanilla bean dip. It does get noisy, so we always go early.