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Flex Mussels???

jhopp217 Jul 16, 2010 01:50 PM

Anyone been? Was looking for a place to go with my father and brother while my father is visiting and saw this is a few blocks from where he's staying. Prices seem a little on the high end for mussels, but maybe it's just me. Money isn't really the issue, but is it good? Also, is it casual? Are shorts and a t-shirt too underdressed? It's going to be in the 90's and to me casual ain't khakis and a polo!

Flex Mussels
174 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

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  1. Miss Needle RE: jhopp217 Jul 17, 2010 06:16 AM

    I really like Flex Mussels. Mussels are large, plump and juicy and well cooked. As to price -- it depends. You can find some places where mussels are cheaper, but I've seen mussels for similar prices in Manhattan as well. Personally I wouldn't order mussels with whine wine and herbs (stuff that you can find pretty much at every mussel place), but order the more "interesting" flavors. They once had a specialty flavor with truffles that was outstanding.

    It's also casual -- you wouldn't be really out of place in a T and shorts.

    Flex Mussels
    174 East 82nd Street, New York, NY 10028

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    1. re: Miss Needle
      jhopp217 RE: Miss Needle Jul 19, 2010 10:13 AM

      Father ended up coming into Westchester, so I never made it down. Maybe have to venture down there on my own one day. Sounds great!

    2. MMRuth RE: jhopp217 Jul 17, 2010 06:41 AM

      This thread has quite a few posts on it:


      I still haven't been yet, but the menu looks wonderful.

      1. thew RE: jhopp217 Jul 17, 2010 06:44 AM

        excellent place. the mussel servings could be more overflowing, but i've been at least a half dozen times and enjoyed my meal every time

        totally casual, no worries

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          MMRuth RE: thew Jul 18, 2010 05:56 AM

          Have you had the "San Daniele" mussels there? We were going to go on Friday night, but decided to go for sushi instead, so I tried to replicate them at home last night without having tried them.

          1. re: MMRuth
            thew RE: MMRuth Jul 18, 2010 06:45 AM

            have not tried those

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              BROOKLYNDINER RE: thew Jul 18, 2010 11:07 AM

              Good stuff--maybe not the best value in the sense you should have an overflowing bowl of mussels-but it isnt really expensive.

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          foodiewoo RE: jhopp217 Aug 13, 2010 08:04 AM

          flex is awesome... have been many times and its excellent. i recomend the thai or the san daniele or the mexican.. also they have great desserts, i think the pastry chef is on the upcoming top chef desserts. the deep fried whoopie pie is TO DIE FOR. also heard the doughnuts are good but havent had. also, they have great oysters.

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