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Flex Mussels

174 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1839
+1 212-717-7772
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (218 reviews)
“donuts” (55 reviews)
“bread” (27 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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174 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1839
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family of Brits visiting New York stubbled upon Flex Mussells very adhoc to seek cover from a storm yesterday. Staff were very friendly, polite, inviting and helpful. We were told about a Happy Hour menu and given the option for either. We went for Happy...More

Thank wattiewoo
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We both LOVE Flex, and have visited both locations numerous times! Decided that sitting at the bar or counter is the way to go if there are 2 in your party, as the tables are very tight, and you feel like the next table is...More

Thank Jwolff70
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Mussels are fresh, and plentiful. Drinks are good, Beer selection fine. Only problem we had was Maitre D (owner?) who was really bad news. She was so unpleasant, we would think twice about returning

Thank David M
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Wow, fresh and tasty barely touches how great this place is. Fresh oysters are delicious. Fried oysters were plump and tender. Truffle fries were yummy, Thai mussels are the killer here. Don’t miss the donuts. Perfect from beginning to end. A little tight with the...More

Thank 01ritz
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Perfect food and nice staff :) Delicious mussels and great double espresso :) But the tables stand too close each to other. The feeling like your sitting in the middle of the table of your neighbors ! Just impossible to stand up and walk to...More

Thank Sasha S
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Food is great. Bread is great. We’ve enjoyed everything we have had there. My muscles had some sand last time I was there. I think the prices are slightly high. But definitely a great meal.

Thank Jared G
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Came across this little restaurant after visiting the Metropolitan Museum a few sundays ago and a great find.It was 4.00 p.m. and unfortunately the main restaurant wasn’t open but there was happy hour in the bar area.A delicious steaming bowl of mussels,truffle fries and a...More

Thank helenwinton156
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had the pleasure of dining there this past weekend and had an excellent meal. Appetizers were great and the entrees fantastic. Great atmosphere and very attentive wait staff. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This restaurant is inviting from the moment you walk in...not too fancy but New England nautical elegance. Nice artwork! The Mussels are great and an abundance of preparations to choose from. We notice that is instructed to save room for the donuts on the menu...hmmm...so...More

Thank Lafittes
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to both locations. I truly love everything I have had on the menu. The crab guacamole is rich and delicious. A favorite appetizer is the Burnt Fingers. Perfectly prepared, crispy calamari, shrimp and oysters with a tangy dipping sauce. The mussels are...More

Thank Heather E
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institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 12:00
17:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1839
    (Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M79 and M86 buses to 3rd Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-717-7772
  • E-mail
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. No sharing. $25 for 2 pots mussels and 2 orders of fries Choice of Fra Diavolo, Classic, Dijon 5:30-7PM Monday-Friday 5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
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