Flex Mussels - 82nd Street
Great food and service. Generous pours of cocktails. Tables are crowded. It is a relatively small space but well worth it.
Flex Mussels is my favorite restaurant! I come here a few times a year, it is a great energy no matter what time. We ate at 9pm and it was still loud and busy!
Amazing as always!! No matter what it is, get the numero 23!!!! Caesar at the bar is a MASTER.
The lobster roll was terrible, poor quality lobster and way too much mayo. It was sopping wet and made the bread very soggy when lobster rolls are supposed to be buttery and flakey. The fish and chips entree were not good and overly fried with little fish but lots of breading. Bread did not come till entrees were on the table and we asked for a basket before we ordered appys.
Everything was spectacular as always. The noise level rose as the night went on. Better to come at 6 to avoid the noise.
We love this place ! Jack always makes the visit extra special
Food was amazing , my wife had taken me there for Father’s Day 2 yrs ago. I loved it, the only issue I had was with the waiter. I asked for this Bourbon drink, instead I got tequila. Other than that my wife ,son and I had a amazing time.
This was our second time there. There looks for the outside are deceiving. From the small store front, simple awning, and windows it had an appearance of a small bar like space. Once you every and get past the bar it open up into a wonderful and bustling space. This visit was Valentine's Day. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was impeccable even on this busy holiday
We started with oysters from back home, Washington, I had the first and chips, he had one of the fresh sheet fish options, and ended with donuts (a must have).
There fish and chips are great! Light batter, not greasy, I will really need to try something else sometime but this is my go to place for fish and chips.. He loves his fish and kale dish. He remarked many times how good and healthy his was. He usually isn't fast to compliment. The price difference between 4 and 6 donuts was marginal so we ordered 6. Next time we'll stick to to. Donuts are fresh, soft, an be filled with a wider variety of options. Vanilla sauce on the side makes for perfection!
Fish and chips
Fresh fish special
Excellent as always. Exceptional service and the food was awesome. One of our favourite places!
Great mussels great staff and great donuts. The wait staff is professional and the food is excellent.
My husband, son and I were out to dinner. This place is always hopping. The burnt fingers appetizer was delicious. For dinner I got the Mexican, which is served in an oval cast iron pan plentiful and spicy, just the way I like it. My husband ordered Fra devilo, my son the #23, both served in their own pots. We exchanged entrees so we could experience all the delicious varieties . My only concern was the waiters were hustling about they kept bumping into anyone in the isle seat. A few times they actually knocked Food onto the floor or our laps. Most annoying
delicious,fresh seafood plentiful portions and wonderful service.
Food and service are always outstanding. The restaurant setup is perfect for a small tables, two to four people, but no more than six, so everyone can talk and hear each other. The raw oysters on the appetizer menu are always fresh and tasty. Try to the guacamole, made with avocados and crabmeat.
When ordering mussel pots, try to have everyone at the table order a different broth. Half the fun is dipping the bread into the different broths - so sharing is a great experience here.
It is perfect for a date, for an occasion and even a business meeting (my last visit I invited business colleagues). Leave room at the end for the donuts and forget the diet for the evening. You won’t regret it.
The tables for 2 are very close.... too close. You can hear everyone's conversations.
Good is good but the prices seem much higher then the last time there.
Excellent choices / great preparation of well sourced seafood . Knowledgeable enthusiastic servers. Nice wine choices Good value
Now on my list as the best mussels I've had in NYC! ...and the bread that came with it, YUMMM.
Person I was with had the chicken dish and said it was very good also. We both liked the Parmesan truffle fries. I will say, I'm very glad we had a reservation since the place filled up by 6:30pm (Friday).
My only complaint is why did it take me so long to try this place?!?! I will be back :)
Oustanding!!!!!!! The Thai mussels are the best!! The service was perfect!!
Great place. Been there twice. Will go again. Mussels and donuts...
This place is really terrific.
I have a home in Prince Edward Island and coming to Flex Mussels is like coming home.
The food is great with w wonderful variety of ways to eat mussels.
And, I love all the PEI photos on the wall.
Coming here makes for a great mid week get away in the city.
The restaurant is Lovely, low key and not fussy.
The clam strip appetizer was the best I have ever had anywhere.
And, the lemon meringue deconstructed pie in a glass was delish.
Food is consistently amazing
Enjoyed an incredibly delicious lunch here. We had reservations which was nice as they became busy and it's a fairly small place. Mussel options were great - we ended up with the Parma and the Thai mussels - both were to die for!! One person also had the chicken and loved it. Truffled Parmesan fries also very good. Service was also excellent! If I lived closer, I'd be a regular here!
We had never been there before and asked the server to give us some info. He told us the history of the restaurant, where the mussels come from, and a ton of interesting things about the menu. He also had great recommendations and made sure we knew the menu front and back. The bisque mussels stole the show!
really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Overall excellent experience
all around wonderful!!! never disappoints!!! brunch has something for everyone!!!
Great mussels although the desserts are overrated and skippable
The service is excellent, food is outstanding. Worth the drive from Westchester every time!
Awesome staff and delicious food. Love being a Regular!
Food was terrific - cooked to perfection. Server didn't advise the wine vintage ordered wasn't available before pouring it and didn't bother to tell us about specials - we heard about them when the same server told the table behind us). Manager took suitable care of us though.
Fun and fresh concept, we loved it! Excellent selection of great mussel dishes in trendy yet down-to-earth atmosphere. Perfect place for friends to get together or casual dates. Chowder was also yummy. Service was excellent. Will definitely return!
Incredible service, mussels are second to none in the city. One of my favorite spots
Nice ambiance for brunch but it was so loud in the back - though not too crowded. Food was good, mussels and doughnuts the stand outs. Service was attentive but they forgot a side dish.
We come here every year when we visit NYC in December. When you specialize in mussels, you need to stand out and these guys do! We have the Bangkok and Thai mussels almost every time. Superb!
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!!!!
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.
Mussels were excellent. Huge portion shared. Really good lobster roll. Excellent service. Great fun evening
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.
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.
Succulent seafood and heavenly truffled Parmesan fries!
It’s a perfect restaurant from start to finish. Especially if you like mussels, fried oysters, truffle fries, and fresh made donuts. Come hungry.
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.