First Look at the New Flex Mussels and Its Desserts From Top Chef’s Zac Young

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This week, New York noted that Upper East Side mussel shack Flex Mussels is opening a 56-seat West Village location where Top Chef: Just Desserts contender Zac Young will supplement the familiar menu of P.E.I. mussels in 23 sauces with fried whoopee pies, seasonal doughnuts, and (exclusive to this location) a chocolate soufflé with salted peanut caramel and nougat ice cream. The savory menu (below) also boasts a few additions: namely, clams casino, coconut corn chowder, and bruschetta. Take a look at the P.E.I.–inspired dune-grass potters, Robert van Waarden photos, and Lindsay Walker paintings (plus some of the eats!) by clicking through the slideshow.

MUSSELS, MUSSELS, MUSSELS
MUSSELS $17.50
CLASSIC | white wine, herbs, garlic

FRA DIAVOLO | San Marzano tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, fresh basil

PEI | lobster stock, drawn butter

MUSSELS $18.50
THAI | curry coconut broth, lemongrass, coriander, lime, garlic, ginger

MUSSELS $19.50
FUNGHI | wild mushrooms, double smoked bacon,garlic, cream

SPANIARD
| chorizo, sweet peppers, spanish olives, red wine, tomatoes

THE MEXICAN | chipotle adobo, chorizo, calamari

SAN DANIELE | prosciutto, caramelized onions, white wine, garlic

SKILLET | butter, white wine, herbs

MUSSELS $20/lb
PORTUGUESE | linguica, clams, tomatoes, white wine, garlic

BISQUE | lobster, brandy, tomato, garlic, cream

MAINE | lobster, smoked bacon, corn, white chowder, parsley

ITALIANO | calamari, roasted garlic, red wine, tomato sauce

ACADIAN | gumbo sauce, shrimp, andouille

PARMA | parmigiano cream, meyer lemon, scallions, toasted garlic and shallots

MEDITERRANEAN | shrimp, kalamata olives, fennel, lemon, anise, oregano

THE NUMBER 23 | flavor changes daily, ask your server for details

FLEX FAMOUS HAND-CUT FRIES | $6

NOT MUSSELS

RAW BAR
We serve the freshest oysters in Manhattan. Selection changes daily. Ask your server or call for today's availability.

APPETIZERS
CHOWDER | mussels, double smoked bacon, veggies, cream
$10

CRAB CAKE | Maryland lump crab meat, vegetable slaw, citrus aioli
$16

BURNT FINGERS | crispy fried calamari, shrimp, oysters, shallot rings, spicy aioli
$16

GOAT CHEESE | toasted goat cheese, simple greens, roasted beets, candied walnuts, apples
$13

SPICY GREENS | baby arugula, shaved fennel, fresh shaved parmesan, parmesan peppercorn vinaigrette
$13

ICEBERG WEDGE | crispy bacon, shaved radish, chunky blue cheese dressing, grapes
$12

SIMPLE SALAD | bibb lettuce, watercress, marcona almonds, vinaigrette
$10

SEAFOOD
LOBSTER ROLL | meat from a 1lb. lobster, citrus aioli, celery, lemon, toasted bun, flex fries
$27

OYSTER PO' BOY | crispy hand shucked oysters, tartar sauce, toasted bun, flex fries
$25

FISH AND CHIPS | tempura battered codfish, hand-made tartar sauce creamy coleslaw, flex fries
$21

SALMON | roasted organic king salmon,leaf spinach, roasted new potatoes, charred pepper and tomato sauce
$28

COD | Chef's choice
$27

WHOLE FISH
ask your server about tonight's selection
P/A

NOT SEAFOOD
CHICKEN |
farmer's chicken roasted, braised with garlic confit, sauteed dandelion greens, pan gravy, flex fries
$24

Flex Mussels, 154 W 13th St., nr. Third Ave. Seventh Ave.; 212-229-0222