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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.)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Doogie_B2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Global-EXEC-Travel
New York City, New York
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Really great food. Dinner can be on the expensive side - the place is nice but is casual so the price for dinner was a little more than it should be but it was really good. Brunch here is awesome. Solid place for a date as well.

Thank bphisher
Bedfordshire, England
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Recommendation from our amazing food tour guide otherwise we'd not have found this great place. We had the Happy Hour special at the bar - superb mussels, delicious shredded fries and a beer - heaven. Rounded off with the lightest, fluffiest filled donuts - mmmm. The service was excellent - warm and friendly. Give it a go you won't be... More 

Thank LBuzzard
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208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Must go, reservation is a must. The mussels are great the Thay and Parma are very good. Appetizers ask for fried oysters and octopus. Price is about $50.00 each with beers and tips.

Thank Andre O
Brooklyn, New York
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123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Mussels are excellent here and the multitude of ways that you have them served is downright exciting, as you would expect. Overall, the food is excellent and casual but the menu is pricey, tipping this restaurant away from what I would like it to be -- a restaurant that I would frequent with some regularity.

Thank Julie J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Make a reservation is always a long wait !! Because is delicious !! Ok so start of with the Parma mussels and seriously order some truffle fries their so good !! I tried the Thai one too is very good .. If you want anything thai tasting .. We miss this place so much we live in Chicago now !!... More 

Thank Karen R
Hong Kong, China
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Came here for mussels but the oysters look attractive too so we got two daily specials out of the four choices. After that we wanted to do the other two as well but they wrongly delivered the same two. We did not want them to trash it so we didn't ask for an exchange, and at the same time they... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

You need to like muscles because they prepare them in so many different ways here. Absolutely delicious meals and great service, even on busy weekends! We've come back with groups several times and always been well served, the dishes were perfectly timed, the muscles done just right!

Thank TravelingIguana
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

I love mussels, and if you do too, than you can't go wrong having them at this small neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Orlando C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $80
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-229-0222
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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