I really wanted to try the $20 all you can eat mussels at Flex Mussels, but when we arrived at 6pm on a Friday night, the bar area where the deal is valid was already full. The special is from Monday to Saturdays 5:30 to 7:30pm and Sundays 4 to 7:30pm and includes a beer, fries and mussels (Fra Diavolo, Dijon, or Classic). We went ahead and sat in the dining room to order off the regular menu instead. It worked out for the best because the mussels we ended up ordering were not included in the all you can eat.
A pretty and cozy dining room. No natural sunlight inside though.
Bread served in a cute little tin. We probably ended up finishing 4 or 5 tins of bread. It was so good with the mussel broths.
Salmon grilled with a hoisin, ginger and garlic glaze, sauteed pea shoots, scallion garnish, $28. My friend orders salmon at every seafood restaurant we go to and she said this was the best one she's ever had.
There are 23 different mussel choices on the menu including one special of the day that the server tells you about. They range from $18 to $21 and there are around 20 mussels in each serving.
Thai mussels: curry coconut broth, lemongrass, coriander, lime, garlic, ginger, $19. The mussels were big and so fresh.
Maine mussels: lobster, smoked bacon, corn, white chowder, parsley, $21. There was a lot of lobster in this!
Parma: parmigiano cream, meyer lemon, scallions, toasted garlic and shallots, $21.
Truffle fries, $8. Quite a lot of truffle sauce on this, but too small a portion of fries. There was a small dipping bowl of olive oil with garlic on the side.
Our server informed us that the restaurant's dessert chef Zac Young, a runner up from Top Chef Desserts, was in for that night so we decided we had to order something. We chose the Flex donut collection.
There are 10 different flavors to choose from. We selected 2 flutternutters (marshmallow & peanut butter), a raspberry and Georgia peach, 4 for $9. They were chewy, hot and delicious.
154 West 13th Street (between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011
Phone number: (212)229-0222
174 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
View Larger Map