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Flex Mussels - 13th Street

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West Village
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154 W 13th St, New York City, NY 10011-7802 (6th and 7th Ave.)
+1 212-229-0222
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Today
17:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Wilton, CT
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a number of times to eat and every time we leave everyone is raving about the experience from the friendly and efficient greeters, the wonderful service, the daily specials, the food presentations, the wonderful service and the delicious food. This is a great restaurant and you can't go wrong with ordering anything on the menu. Five... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into PEI mussels then this is your place. The multiple ways they prepare the mussels is incredible. I had the Mussels Parma and the broth was excellent. Service is excellent. The entire staff go out of their way to ensure you have a positive experience. There are other items on their menu, but I go there for... More 

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Thank Mike W
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Flex a few times, but this is my second time at the 13th st location, and it's by far my favorite! Be prepared to wait a bit, even with a reservation, but relax, have a drink, & listen to the great tunes they're playing. Don't even think of not reserving a table.... Flex became busier & busier... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend reservations and if it's nice out, sitting outside at one of the few outdoor tables is great as the street is quiet. The dining room can be noisy when they are packed but the food and service is absolutely worth it. I finally it my husband to try west coast oysters and he's hooked. My go... More 

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Thank challeste
Hoboken, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On election night we had an 8 reservation. It's my fiancée favorite restaurant and it didn't fail to deliver. You'd think mussels in broth is simple but what they do with the combinations is outstanding. The service was great and they even did he donuts with a candle per my request. It wasn't that full, which is unusual, but we... More 

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Bronx, NY
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were very excited for this experience being mussel lovers. Out of 30 mussels, I would say at least 20 were sandy. Chewing down on sand is not my idea of a enjoyable seafood dinner. We ordered the Mediterranean mussels which were better than our second choice, san Danielle which stated it had prosciutto in it. Definitely didn't see nor... More 

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Thank Bella6990
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Service was good. I ordered the octopus appetizer. Very well made. The mussels were very fresh. Really enjoyed my evening,

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Thank Sonali M
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. You can't go wrong with any of the mussels and the oysters are great too. But the donuts are the most amazing! I recommend getting six and splitting them between two people to try a little of everything. So worth it!

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Thank Allison K
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

One of my neighborhood 'faves. Wide selections of mussels, creative, I tend to go for more traditional styles. Must have the kale salad. Recommend sitting in the dining room. There is a buzz in the air but not too noisy for conversation. Not many entree options besides mussels; be committed. Good wine/ cocktail selections. Not great for families with youngsters.

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Thank Doogie_B2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The food was very good with many choices on mussels and a great variety of seafood apps. We have the clam strips, fish tacos and mussel chowder. All were quite good and satisfying. We got the Parma muscles and added bacon. I would eat every day if I could.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 W 13th St, New York City, NY 10011-7802
    (6th and 7th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Take F, M, 2, 3 TO 14th Street and 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R to Union Square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-229-0222
Description
Flex directly imports the hightes quality Prince Edward Mussels, and we serve oysters that taste like you're kissing the sea! Happy Hour 7 nights a week-bar and counter only $25 gets you 2 pots of selected mussel flavors, 2 orders of fries and a choice of select glass of wine or tap beer

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