The popular Upper East Side seafood restaurant takes its menu of steamed mussels and other bivalves downtown. Twenty-three different preparations include a Mexican variety (mussels in chipotle broth, topped with chorizo and calamari) and a clams-casino–inspired rendition (sprinkled with chopped clams, bread crumbs and bacon). Also look for sake-and-oyster pairings, like briny beausoleils served with a crisp Ichishima Honjozo rice wine.
|Venue name:||Flex Mussels|
154 W 13th St
|Cross street:||between Sixth and Seventh Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 14th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $21. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|