Led by Veteran restaurateurs Bobby and Laura Shapiro, known for operating some of the top seafood joints in the city, Flex Mussels has moved into a spacious corner location at 81st Street and Third Avenue. What makes the place so special is their relationship with mussel farmers on Prince Edward Island, resulting in some of the freshest and plumpest Mussels in town. When we stopped by the place was overflowing with a line out the door.
For now the restaurant is offering a limited menu. Options include Classic Mussels with garlic, butter and herbs, Parmesan Mussels in a parmesan broth with crispy shallots, and Thai Mussels with coconut milk, kaffir lime and lemongrass. A lobster roll, calamari and porgy ceviche are also among the offerings.
Flex Mussels is located at 1431 3rd Ave, New York, NY (212) 717-7772
For more information, visit https://flexmussels.com/