Flex Mussels

Restaurants, Seafood West Village
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Flex Mussels
Photograph: Francine Daveta Flex Mussels

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
Address: 154 W 13th St
New York
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
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4.3 / 5

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Great restaurant and will definitely go back ( 13th St. location). The San Daniele mussels were recommended to us as the waiters favorite, and they were my favorite too! Also tried Fungi and South Pacific which were both amazing. They also have a great happy hour! The staff were all very friendly and accommodating, and we even met the owner, Alex, who was really sweet. 

Make sure to save some bread to soak up the extra broth, and enjoy!


In good weather, grab a seat outside share a few mussels and fries with a friend. The parma style mussels are classic and perfect, while the bombay is unique and fun. Get them both and share! Fries are needed to dunk into the extra sauce. They do it right.


Looks just like the UES location and is just as delicious. I highly recommend going during happy hour - they have great drink and food deals, and sitting down in the dining room for a full dinner can get a little pricey there. That's my only complaint. Make sure to get there early to avoid too long of a wait!


Amazing happy hour deal! It's only for the bar area so we waited for a little and they eventually let us sit in the dining area but order from the happy hour menu so that was awesome. Great mussels at a great spot, I will definitely be back during dinner time to get the full experience but good to know that happy hour here is pretty accessible!...