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Flex Mussels

174 E. 82nd St., New York, NY 10028 40.77653 -73.956681
nr. Third Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-717-7772 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

flexmusselsny.com

Hours

Sun, 5:30pm-10pm; Mon-Thu, 5:30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$20-$30

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Bobby and Laura Shapiro run two restaurants on Canada’s Prince Edward Island, and they've imported one of them to New York. Flex Mussels occupies the Upper East Side space that formerly housed Zócalo, which has been furnished with artwork from P.E.I., plus an oyster bar manned by John Bil, three-time Canadian oyster-shucking champion. Chef François de Mélogue, a Robuchon alum, handles the rest of the seafood-centric menu, which spotlights P.E.I. mussels cooked in 23 sauces, for $16 to $18 a pound. Variations include the Funghi (wild mushrooms, double smoked bacon, garlic, and cream), the Mexican (chipotle adobo, chorizo, and calamari), and the San Danielle (with prosciutto). The “not mussels” menu section is rounded out with such fish-shack archetypes as a lobster roll, a lobster dinner (including grilled corn, potato salad, and hot apple pie), and, for the stray landlubber, a farmer's chicken roasted and braised with garlic confit.

Recommended Dishes

Parma mussels, $22.50; Thai mussels, $21.50; whoopie pie, $9.50

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