Lexington Brass
Lexington Brass

Lexington Brass

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://emmgrp.com/restaurants/lexington-brass/
  • Phone: 2123925976x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 11:30AM
    Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30AM to 3:00PM
    Bar Menu: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
    Dinner: Monday through Sunday 5:00PM to 11:00PM
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 7:00AM to 3:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Leahy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events: For special events please call 212-392-5976

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 48th Street
  • Public Transit: Subway:;
    E, M or 6 at 53rd Street Station, walk south on Lexington Avenue to 48th Street.;
    F at Rockefeller Center, walk east on 48th Street to Lexington Avenue.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: 48th Street Between 1st & 2nd Avenue, Located on the south side of the street.
A word from Lexington Brass
Manhattan sophistication meets comfort at Lexington Brass, a 110-seat neighborhood eatery located on the ground level of the luxury Hersha Group hotel, Hyatt 48Lex. A fresh, locally sourced menu by Executive Chef Chris Leahy features traditional American cuisine, while the social setting, sensible prices and gracious service foster a sense of familiarity among patrons, making Lexington Brass both a Midtown destination and a neighborhood staple.
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Lexington Brass reviews from OpenTable diners
151 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (51)great for lunch (48)good for groups (38)vibrant bar scene (36)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (22)hot spot (18)special occasion (12)late-night find (11)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (8)romantic (8)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great brunch place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Though the French toast was a little on the rare side, everything we ate was delicious! Would definitely return for brunch again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch on a Saturday
    Kevin
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was good and our waiter Walter was patient with us, which was nice. We had half our party show up late it was a little tough for the wait staff. All around the brunch was good, the only thing i found a little confusing was the fact that on each receipt we had (we had the check separated into 4) it had the total tip amounts for the entire bill so we almost all ended up over tipping. I liked the place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SOLID MIDTOWN BRUNCH CHOICE
    renman1984
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good mid-town location and they have high windows with good views of the local traffic and activity. Everything that we had for Saturday brunch was good (particularly the side dishes). Loved the "build your own" Bloody Mary menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good business lunch spot
    JzeatsVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent spot to grab a reasonable bite in the midtown east area. Good food decent prices. Salmon lunch was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food and ambiance was decent but nothing special. Service was good as was the drink selection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Awful Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    EMM Group typically does a great job with service, so i'm not sure what happened here. Our sunday brunch reservation was for 4, and we were seated promptly by a fantastic hostess. However, that is pretty much where they good service ends. While the food was great (highly recommend the Kale Salad!), and the drinks were well made, the service was un-acceptable. We did not have waters refilled once during our dine. Our waiter did not check-in to ask if we wanted additional drinks after our first round. Our typical brunch requests like Hollandaise sauce on the side was either completely ignored or forgotten. And one member of our group did not get his order because it was given to another table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    kris
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Four of us went for brunch on a Sunday morning - menu looked incredible, and we were all excited for our meal. TERRIBLE service - one person took our food and drink order at the beginning of our meal and then disappeared... a different person brought out our food and then we had to hunt staff members down to get additional coffee and water for the table, which didn't come until we were leaving. We also had to beg someone to get our check. On the contrary - the food was outstanding. I highly recommend the gluten free pumpkin waffle It was just an overall awful experience and we definitely will NOT be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NEighborhood Find
    Kendy
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Lexington Brass is a very good place--and stands on its own, despite being part of the Hyatt in the neighborhood. They were very patient and kind even when the final member of our group was 30 minutes late on a busy Sunday morning. I appreciated their understanding and we had a delicious and gracious meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful, Just Awful
    MikeySquaredVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    4 of us dined on a Friday night - I could safely say that everyone's food was terrible. Rack of lamb - overcooked. Mashed potatoes - stringy and over-whipped, Caesar salad - waterlogged shredded lettuce (ever heard of garlic?). Fried chicken - oversized, over-breaded nuggets. I had the scallops, and when it arrived, my son blurted out that they only brought me half my dinner. 4 scallops, no side, $32 dollars. Either of my sons could have *made* these dishes better (and have). Service was could-care-less at best. Didn't bother to ask us how things were until we were done. No, I don't want another glass of wine. Passed on desert too. This space that could be put to better use. Hang it up and give isomeone else a chance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute place w/not so appetizing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our waiter was great. The restaurant itself cute with a great crowd but the food was not good at all!! 5 of us ordered different appetizers and different entrees and we were all disappointed with the choices. The kale salad was tough and flavorless ( which I'm not sure how a kale salad can go wrong, but it did) the special of the day chicken with fall vegetables frittata that sounded so scrumptious was so terribly bland I barely are finished it nor did I request a doggy bag! I think this place is cute for afterwork drinks but I recommend eating somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Highly recommend this gem at 48 & Lex. Cleo is the manager on duty and she is excellent. She provides the restaurant amazing oversight to ensure guests receive an optimal experience. Drew, our waiter, was very professional and service was efficient, well done and with a fantastic attitude. Both Cleo and Drew are to be commended for a job well done and for setting a wonderful tone to accompany the amazing food served. Our brunch entries were amazing - Omelet was great and the eggs/bacon combo wonderful. Attention to every detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Failing in Execution
    Robbery
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We did the Chef Select Brunch menu. We also ordered Chicken & Waffle off the regular menu. The CROQUE MONSIEUR baked ham, gruyere, jalapeno was half warm & Half Cold,.. not a good combination, also the spicy mustard was over powering.THIS MORNING’S FRITTATA was very Blah. The Final kicker,.. $5 for a class of Selzer water, which the first one we had to send back because it was flat. We also had to remind the waiter of the problem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Brunch
    ILuvNY
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was excellent....the Brass Beer Waffles were yummy! Only have 3 stars for service because 3 of our 4 meals came out together but we waited close to 10 minutes for the 4th.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic chicken and waffles
    travelforbusines
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great cocktails, build your own bloody bar, and fantastically moist chicken and waffles. daily frittata is always a gem. and wow pumpkin waffles!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food was good, nothing out of the ordinary, service was good, tables very close together not much privacy if discussing business Average to slightly better than average
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Champagne Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were looking for a great champagne brunch after a travel day. LB offered great service, excellent food and a great atmosphere, exactly what we were working for! Our server was really helpful and friendly. They were able to accommodate my friend with some food allergies as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply great spot
    FFandKKinNYC
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have been to Lexington Brass on 2 occasions; cocktails and brunch and both were great experiences. Healthy portions for brunch......well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, delicious food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our party of 6 on a Friday night was seated immediately and had impeccable service. The bottle of wine we ordered for the table wasn't available, so we were forced to order a bottle slightly more expensive. In turn, the management presented us with 2 complimentary appetizers. Our server was polite, knowledgeable, and prompt. The food style could be described as "unique international comfort" and everyone enjoyed their meals. I especially recommend the truffle french fries. We also ate brunch here on Sunday morning, and the maple glazed bacon and steak and eggs were outstanding! Service continued to be excellent, even allowing us to customize an omelette order which they normally can't do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice lunch but understaffed
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    clean modern setting, good food (salmon & salads), but slow, iffy service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service slow
    MGeatgood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I had 4 colleagues with me and the delivery of the food was very slow. Our order was not complex, but the slow delivery of our food and constantly asking to get certain elements delivered to us, was not great. The food tasted good, but I would probably choose another place in the neighborhood if I had it to do over. They are a good location for clients on Park Avenue, but it was not a great experience frankly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Geat Fennel Salad
    LesR
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I ordered the Roasted Chicken and it came with a fabulous salad with fennel, chicken, tomatoes and argula. The salad was so fresh and lightly dressed. The added bonus of having cubed chicken in it was great. (I wondered if it was a mistake.) the chick was good too, the skin was perfectl crunchy and the meat was juicy. Nice dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great but very loud
    elross
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was great, service was great, restaurant was lovely. We had breakfast at 8.30 and I could barely hear our friends talking. Very loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going through the motions
    ToddVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    There for a breakfast with a client. The service was very slow, as if we were forgotten. The food came out late and cold. Had to plead for coffee and water. This will be the last time I eat there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Surprise
    Nani
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant in midtown Manhattan offers an excellent choice for weekends brunch. We had the chef's tasting menu which came with a bottle of good Cava. The four options were excellent and we also ordered a side of pancakes and they were delicious. The service was outstanding. We were sat down right away as soon as we walked in the restaurant, so reservations do work. Our waitress was excellent and super friendly. Will definitely come back to this place next time I am in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Brunch Deal in NYC
    bigeasyfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We always have brunch here when we visit NYC. It's the best deal in town - - $55 for a 4 course meal for 2 with a bottle of Champagne and 2 mixers (OJ and apple/peach puree). The atmosphere is nice, the service is friendly and the food is delicious - we will be back in December!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I didn't like it this time
    conom
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My food was not fresh - I was shocked. I always ordered shrimp with couscous but this time something was little odd and off. I barely pretended not to scare the people I brought in with me.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • luv2eatout
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was a very nice recommendation for Sunday brunch. Glad we made reservations, because it was packed. The only complaint is that the tables are a little close together so that the chairs we sat in bump the chairs of the people behind us. Luckily both of us were thin! Food was creative and good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a solid breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I come here about once a month/ every other month for breakfast meetings in midtown. The wait staff is friendly and courteous. The menu is simple and has all the breakfast essentials. I always have a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, near Grand Central
    rdogVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This restaurant is convenient to Grand Central and does offer some unique options. Not too many healthy choices outside of a salad, but a nice convenient location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a great experience. It was fun and very affordable. The service was very great and made everything feel like it was no problem at all. Would recommend any chance I get! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well run and fun!
    BackinNY
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Outstandingly warm professional staff still manages to allow a fun relaxed casual vibe. Tuna tartare starter great. Kale pappardelle. Excellent cheese course. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good time
    Brad
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    met an old friend for dinner. oysters, salad and fish. good wine. just easy but good. thanks
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • toucan
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Menu had several unusual items and I loved the artichoke salad. Generally, most items are not good value for the money and the restaurant week menu was stingy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luv2wineVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I thought this place was a neighborhood gem when it opened but it has evolved into nothing special. Good for drinks near Grand Central.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise lever intolerable
    noise
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    could not have a conversation at dinner without screaming. Never going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the lobster Cobb salad.
    Finewine29
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very noisy but good for lunch. Maybe better with a friend than for business bc of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant!
    SpectacularVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I came here with friends for Restaurant Week. We had to ask for the Restaurant Week Menu which I thought was strange, but all of the food was great and the portions were full. Great option for Restaurant Week! The place has wonderful floor-to-ceiling windows but is a bit noisy. The highlight was definitely our waitress who helped guide us and made it a stress-free, relaxing experience. Nothing glamours - but a lovely meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Location more than quality
    mkl68
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I needed to find a brunch place near Rockefeller Centre so chose this one. I ordered buttermilk pancakes which were quite crisp so I didn't really like them. Maybe I am missing something but pancakes should be fluffy. My friend's French toast looked fine. The service was prompt and friendly, but it was a little loud for a conversation (my friend's elderly father had a hard time hearing us).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marissa22
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The chicken dinner was very good. Lamb dinner was excellent, very tender. All sides are a-la-carte which makes it a bit expensive. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    lisarodriguez
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was a great place to eat. Great area and easy to find. It has absolutely amazing food. It was a bit loud, but the mood was great and energetic. The best dirty martini I've had in a while and the lobster mac and cheese was off the charts... Will definitely come here again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic