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Flex Mussels

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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174 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1839 (Between 3rd and Lexington Avenues)
+1 212-717-7772
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 12:00
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing mussels. Between the four of us, we tried all of the mussel options except the curry. All were fantastic. Really interesting brunch menu. This was a surprise find as we were leaving the MOMA. Love the $25 all you can drink option!

Thank JayBoy76
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice to see a restaurant that specializes in a certain food does it right! The mussels were fresh and packed with taste (I tried three types) and they all please my palate. Order the truffle fries and a beer and your set.

Thank larryfromcary
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flex Mussels is our go-to spot when visiting New York City. Mussels are delicious as is the crab guacamole and fish tacos. Great Happy Hour...their Spicy Margarita is to-die-for!

Thank megamooo2010
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner in this cozy restaurant. Excellent service in a very warm environment. Crab Guacamole is amazing and the choice of Mussel dishes is extensive. Will definitely go back!

Thank errare-humanum-est-R
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my parter came here on Valentine's Day, such a great pick from me I must say! I love seafood! If you go here you have to get the lobster Mac and cheese for starters, not kidding it was the best I've ever had! And we have Mac and cheese in a few places in NY. Staff are friendly... More 

Thank Hannah S
Stamford, Connecticut
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91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

we , of course, has classic mussels, and mussels fra diavlo. We had fired oysters to start and their excellent french fries with the mussels. They also have many beers. We had the classic sancerre with dinner. They do have chicken for those dines who don t want mussels. But why? The only complaint was that our food was very... More 

Thank Robt C
New Jersey
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We booked a dinner reservation and we seated right away. We ordered the lobster mac appetizer special and it was delicious. We ordered mussels and fish & chips entree, both good. We also ordered truffle fries. They were good but pricey. Of course we couldn't skip the doughnuts which were very good. We left there stuffed. Overall, a very good... More 

Thank mm137
New York City, New York
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1,555 reviews
891 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

If you like seafood and wine and nice service go here. We were served s verbal types of mussels from pei that I love. And great frites They many other seafood specialties but then tend to get to busy Friday and Saturday nights. I think it is a good option for a nice evening out.

Thank Allan S
Rockaway, New Jersey
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It was Sunday, we walked in at about 1:30 PM. The place was busy with diners but we were quickly seated at a table for 4. The decor was nice, it's a long tube house with lots of colorful paintings, seating at the bar in the front, tables in the back side. Noise level was medium, it was not too... More 

Thank leatfernwood
New York, United States
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432 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This review is a result of dining here twice recently. I started off one of the dinners with their Chowder Soup. It has a mixture of items in it but no clams, but it seemed to have a clam or mussel flavored broth. It was good but was nothing that I would order again. The Salmon main course was cooked... More 

Thank Harvey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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