Flex Mussels

Flex Mussels

(Now Closed)
Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Upper East Side, New York
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    Has a stamp of approval from The New Yorker and The Corcoran Group
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  • Jason S.heart icon on user image
    Jason SchulweisSeptember 28, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best $1 oyster happy hour deals around (drinks and other foods also in the happy hour menu). 5-7pm Tues-Sat, 5p-close on Sun and Mon. Also consistently great music selection by the bar.
  • R D.heart icon on user image
    R DOctober 6, 2017
    ambience, service, and food rate high in this restaurant. the place is very clean and the staff very efficient. $1 oysters on happy hours! ask for break if you order the mussels, fries, and beer.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CFebruary 11, 2015
    Did you say donuts? Offering several different filling flavors, you have the ability to choose what your donuts (4 or 8) will have inside! Very impressed by the selection and they tasted amazing!
  • Jay D.heart icon on user image
    Jay DiPietroMay 31, 2019
    Mussels were incredible... Lobster roll was good, but don't waste your time. Any of the mussels will satisfy far more! And of course, get french fries on the side and plenty of bread for the broth.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CMay 26, 2017
    I have a new favorite: the parma! Crispy shallots and a delicious cream sauce. The best is dipping the bread in it afterwards.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioMay 29, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    I've tried multiple mussel sauces, they are ALL so good, you will need to return several times and try them all. Don't forget to leave room for the donuts, they are a MUST.
  • Liz D.heart icon on user image
    Liz DellMarch 22, 2015
    Good wine list/cocktails menu. Recommend sharing a few different pots to sample different flavors. The Parma is insane. Skip the apps and instead save room for truffle fries and doughnuts!
  • dawn.in.newyorkheart icon on user image
    dawn.in.newyorkNovember 17, 2015
    Mussels and Beer, comes with the fries as well, are enjoyable during the happy hour at a good price. Find a spot in the bar section.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CFebruary 11, 2015
    We have been wanting to try Flex Mussels for months and are kicking ourselves that we waiting this long! So many varieties of mussels it was impossible to choose just 1! Order Maine and add fries!
  • Mariah B.
    Mariah BoydMarch 20, 2013
    the South Pacific is a perfect way to get the Thai flavor and still have a white wine base. Lobster roll, truffle fries and donuts are a must. Choco and meyer lemon donuts are tops.
  • Brittany G.
    Brittany GoldmanJanuary 10, 2016
    Everything starting with the drinks are absolutely amazing! The Thai mussels have so much flavor and are absolutely incredible
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CNovember 21, 2018
    Pretty pricey.... but really great flavor and choices of broth for the mussels to soak in!!! Apps and sides are small, but delicious and perfect for share
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PetersDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bombay is one of the best mussel dishes I've had at a seafood restaurant. If you're looking to try something new, I highly recommend. Salted caramel donuts are also a must.
  • dean c.
    dean cJuly 12, 2013
    The Parma mussels are so incredibly good. Who ever said cheese and seafood don't mix? Heavy. Will not be able to have desert. The Italiano are great as well. Service is spot on.
  • ᴡ A.
    ᴡ ArcusJanuary 1, 2013
    Was apprehensive because mussels are a lot of work & not always big portions. Absolutely not the case. Great, numerous flavor selections. Very filling. Truffle fries, donuts, kale salad, and mussels.
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew SpectorFebruary 15, 2015
    Nothing more nourishing than a giant pot of mussels. Avoid the complex offerings and spring for the classic white wine mussel meal. Great doughnut dessert course too.
  • Tingheart icon on user image
    TingJanuary 2, 2016
    The Mexican mussels has just the perfect level of spiciness to leave your mouth with a tingle. Don't miss the beignets also.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornMarch 14, 2016
    Nice dining room, clamstrips were 99% breading, thai and dijon mussels were great, overall pretty expensive. B. Cafe laksa mussels are better, less expensive and come with fries.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 22, 2011
    If you love mussels, this is your place, especially when it’s $20 for all you can eat mussels during happy hour. We like the Fra Diavolo or The Mexican.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 28, 2011
    A seafood lovers heaven, Flex makes the N-Siders list for the most amazing mussels in NYC! We suggest trying Thai, Bombay, Provencal & South Pacific pot! Save room for the salted caramel doughnut!
  • Kiwi W.heart icon on user image
    Kiwi WangOctober 4, 2016
    Such a good neighborhood staple. Consistent and delicious. Surprisingly awesome brunch!! Get the stuffer bagel donuts- crazy crazy good
  • Joo R.
    Joo RoMay 25, 2013
    Go mussels. And don't forget to get flex donuts for dessert. Salted caramel donut is to die for. You're welcome.
  • J.T. T.
    J.T. TrollmanMarch 25, 2013
    Not only are the mussels amazing, but the desserts are to die for.
  • Arnab M.
    Arnab MukherjeeJanuary 13, 2013
    The Bombay mussels are fantastic!!!! The doughnuts are a popular dessert. OpenTable messes up reservations so make sure you call and confirm a day in advance.
  • Sophie P.heart icon on user image
    Sophie ParksApril 4, 2015
    Mussels & truffle fries. Experiment with the pots that have a cream based sauce... Might sound weird, but they're amazing to the last bite!
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterAugust 15, 2017
    HH food + drink specials ALL-day Sun's & Mons + Tue-Sat 5-7pm. See attached HH menu!
  • Brian E.heart icon on user image
    Brian EricksonJanuary 3, 2015
    Really enjoyed the curry broth it was so good. Satisfies my craving for Indian food while my wife can have italian.
  • Paolo B.heart icon on user image
    Paolo BaroneFebruary 12, 2019
    Great place, excellent food and awesome service. Definitely a place to try on the upper west side
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel Wang PangNovember 10, 2015
    What can I say, big bucket of mussels, they got different options of how u would like it cooked, overall a nice place in NYC
  • Kevin G.heart icon on user image
    Kevin GrantApril 10, 2017
    The doughnuts were an amazing surprise. Imagine cream cheese filled doughnuts with bagel toppings. YUM
  • ZenFoodsterheart icon on user image
    ZenFoodsterSeptember 20, 2018
    HH food + drink specials ALL-night Sun's & Mons + Tue-Sat 5-7pm. See my attached menu!
  • Kristi
    KristiFebruary 23, 2013
    Amazing restaurant! The Bisque, Maine, and Fra Diavolo are all very very good! Salted caramel doughnuts for dessert are a must!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WrightFebruary 2, 2011
    The Thai mussels are fantastic as is their often changing beer list. The calamari appetizer is huge for two and to top it all off they apparently have a secret menu item of booze filled doughnuts.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FastenbergSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably top 5 fave restaurants for me! Mussels 25 different ways. Definitely need to be a seafood lover, which I am! Great wine too:)
  • Sasha J.heart icon on user image
    Sasha JonesAugust 4, 2017
    My favorite restaurant of all time! Such a fun atmosphere with delicious food and friendly people!
  • Ted S.
    Ted ScofieldJune 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Flex Mussels is one of the best restaurants in New York, much less on the UES. From the Éphémère beer to the many varieties of mussels to the incredible lobster roll, Flex Mussels never disappoints ( Read more
  • Jill F.
    Jill FutterMarch 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Reserve a table. Arrive early, grab the tasty Canadian brew on tap or the fruity sauv blanc. Chat up friendly staff. Order Old Bay fries with any of the 23 mussel recipes. Down the broth wholesale.
  • Karstenheart icon on user image
    KarstenJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    When you can't finish a pot of mussels, order the lobster roll. It's good.
  • Santia P.
    Santia PellicciaSeptember 20, 2013
    Yummy... Go with the Thai mussels.. You won't be disappointed! They even packed the broth up for me to bring home.
  • Mary C.
    Mary CrippenJune 20, 2013
    The truffle fries are amazing! As is pretty much anything you could order on the menu. Also, delirium tremens on tap.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GuminaAugust 19, 2013
    Amazing service! The "fungi" mussels have bacon and mushrooms! Don't forget a salted caramel donut for desert!
  • Emmaheart icon on user image
    EmmaJanuary 11, 2016
    Mussels were too cooked but the sauce was excellent (I had the classic one), fries are crunchy and tasty.
  • Matt .
    Matt 👀July 22, 2013
    Lobster bisque mussels were out of this world. Drank the broth like a soup at the end!!!
  • Janice K.heart icon on user image
    don't forget about their brunch!! the messiest sandwich ever was exactly how it sounds and delicious
  • Натальяheart icon on user image
    НатальяJuly 11, 2018
    Very Good oysters! Mussels are 3 out of 5 and a little bit overcharged.
  • Arun N.
    Arun NandiOctober 15, 2017
    The salted caramel doughnut was special (2 for $5). If you're not a fan of mussels, this place isn't going to change your mind.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HardeeFebruary 15, 2014
    Thai mussels are amazing if you like curry coconut flavors. Best mussels I've ever had!
  • Jessie C.heart icon on user image
    Jessie CatanaApril 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour special sounds awesome (!) but it ends so early (6:30pm). Really enjoyed the Parm mussels- highly recommend them!
  • Dane A.heart icon on user image
    Dane AskaFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mussels and oysters on ues!!! Happy hour is 👍👍👍
  • Beeka A.heart icon on user image
    Beeka AlgMarch 19, 2016
    I like Thai mussels it was very delicious
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