A short walk from both Chelsea Clearview and AMC Loews Village 7, where most of the festivals films are shown, is an out-of-this-world restaurant that focuses on mussels. Flex Mussels sits below a brownstone on the parlor level and for such a small place they’ve really maximized the seating area without a typical manhattan crowded feel. The front bar area has counter service on its opposite side and the back dining area is lit by a few overhead lights and a colorful, backlit seaside mural. The executive chef, Becca Richards, creates a series of mussel dishes that defy the conventional wisdom of how mussels are prepared, but executed brilliantly. Finish off with a Deep-Fried Whoopie Pie. Yes I said Deep-Fried.
FLEX 13TH STREET
154 W 13th St
New York 10011
THAI | curry coconut broth, lemongrass, coriander, lime, garlic, ginger