Flex Mussels - 82nd Street
Happy Hour specials 7 nights a week at the bar and counter only.
5:00PM-7PM Saturday and Sunday
This is one of our favorite restaurants in New York. We come here whenever we are in town.
Everything on the menu is beautifully flavored and perfectly prepared. The servers are always friendly and on point.
Always an amazing meal!
Great service and food
The hostess was very surly and disinterested. It took her awhile to check us in so we asked if we could sit at the bar and she gave us another annoyed look. It set a very negative tone for happy hour/dinner. Otherwise food was great, bartender was nice and attentive.
Never disappoints. Fresh mussels, if you have room, the donuts are fun!
Excellent food & service
Come here often as it’s a favorite for my family. Live outside the city, so it was the right place to have a birthday celebration with the family and get out of suburbia. Went for the 6 pack of donuts this time. Also order the truffle fries, cafe style (aka crispy) - heaven.
So delicious. A bit crowded and noisy. Chairs and tables close together. Be prepared to eat delicious food and then try to squeeze your way out of the restaurant!
Great food, excellent service, good all around vibe
Highly recommend it
Up to their usual high standard.
The food was fabulous. We would definitely return.
Disappointed after having enjoyed a previous brunch
Eggs cold and not cooked well done as requested
They were accommodating in regards to trying again
Still not as hot as they should’ve been
Arugula salad very salty-inedible
What a fun, creative and delicious place. If you don't like mussels, don't bother! If you do, don't walk - RUN!
We love Flex! We showed up a little early for our 7:45 reservation (you have to book!), and they offered us an outside table, which we jumped at, being a cool night. Because of the construction next door, it's actually quiet and folks aren't breezing by. Rebecca took excellent care of us -- attentive without intrusiveness. The hardest part is deciding which preparation to order and which wine will go best! First world problems, indeed. A wonderful experience always, and a great value for a lovely evening out!
Best oysters in NYC! Shrimp ceviche is outstanding! Super sweet staff. I enjoyed it so much I went back the next night!
Great service. Great food.
Kristina and Jack are the BEST!!! Love you guys
Great food, accommodating staff, relaxing ambiance! I’m already thinking of when to return.
Been here many times and always get the Thai mussels. I could eat them every week and never tire of them.
Waitress was missing half the night
It was noisy
We have always loved Flex Mussels and as usual, the food was excellent. Our table tried four different varieties of mussels and each was unique and delicious. Kale salad for starter is always a winner. Our experience this time was marred by really slow service. We were seated on time for our reservation, wine arrived and salads in a timely fashion. Then at least thirty minutes went by before we had to ask where our entrees were. The waitress said she would check, and that "the kitchen was backed up". Never had that happen before but makes me cautious about returning. Was it a one-off or are the standards slipping?
This is probably our 5th time here and as always. Everything is amazing.
We come all the time and like usual it was amazing. It was our mom’s birthday and the waitress was wonderful. The food was outstanding and my mom really enjoyed her food! It was our first time for brunch and I want to come back to try some things on that brunch menu!
Very consistent. Always great food complemented by great service.
The food was absolutely delicious, but they forgot one of the appetizers which was disappointing.
Absolutely delicious!!!! From the apps to the mains!!
Flex Mussels is an awesome restaurant for mussels. Mussels were fresh, creamy and large. Service is always outstanding. Would definitely recommend.
The mussels were good. We had two different types are both were very good. The beet salad was good but needed more beets and more goat cheese. The cappuccino was very good
More variety of delicious mussels than anywhere! Skip the appetizers as yummy as they are - mussels portions are quite large. Very nicely crafted cocktails. Packed-in tables and uncomfortable chairs insure rapid table turnover. Try eating at the bar. Reservations a must.
The food is fabulous, the wait staff are very nice and the service is great!
Food was excellent. The waiter could have been more helpful when I was asking questions regarding the gluten and dairy free options instead of simply brushing me off and saying yeah yeah I think it is. Not acceptable.
Always a pleasurable meeting/dining experience
We had a reservation for 3 at 7:30. All of us were there at 7:40. The hostess said it would be a few minutes. We waited patiently as several other customers were seated. After a few more minutes, we saw a few more customers leave and asked for an update on our table. The hostess said something about the customers at our table were slow. By 8:05 we saw at least 8 people leave and no one still called us to be seated. I was now angry and went to the desk. The hostess again said she'd check, a manager (I suspect) heard my frustration, intervened and seated us immediately. As we walked in there were at least three empty 4 person tables. Infuriating!
This place is always great but not today for brunch. Service was slow and not on point, food was bad. We both asked for the options that involved toast, and in both cases it was so hard that it made it almost impossible to chew / break or eat. Too toasted or wrong bread type used for an avocado toast and for the lobster toast as well. Even the heavenly truffle fries were dry
The food is pretty good. Unfortunately it gets one star as the hostess staff always leaves us waiting for a table. Last time they had canceled our reservation after it was confirmed. This time we waited for a table for 15 minutes and then We’re shown one next to the kitchen in the traffic zone. Hostesses not solicitous. Considering there are so many nice places to dine, this is off my list.
We had a magnificent dinner. Not only were the mussels fantastic in four different varieties for the four of us but the ambience was perfect for a New England mussel or oyster house. This is one of my new favorite restaurants. I’ll go back every time I’m in New York
A perfect meal for a cold day! Nice change of pace. Loved the decor. Will definitely go again!
A little bummed about happy hour. We made reservations and thought we were getting happy hour prices but happy hour is only in the bar. Felt a little tricked. But everything was yummy.
This place is ALWAYS fantastic! waiters are awesome, food is superb, the wine is also pretty good in value and quality and ambiance is energetic. Great spot for everyday dining
I was with a friend who is Belgian and got the classic mussels with onions and white wine. The mussels were big, juicy and tasty, and the broth was delicious.