About Lexington Brass

Located adjacent to the Hotel 48 Lex in midtown Manhattan, Lexington Brass is a new age American Brasserie focused on bringing high quality dishes to diners in search of an authentic New York experience. Using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients from some of the region’s most trusted purveyors, the bustling, 100 seat restaurant combines organic, nutrient-rich proteins and fresh, seasonal produce to create a menu of hearty, tasty dishes including the Organic Pennsylvania Dutch Crispy Chicken Salad, Brass Health Bowl, vegetarian Mushroom Pasta and Herb-Roasted Branzino with many gluten free, dairy free and vegan options to boot. Offering reasonable price points and reliable quality in a relaxed upscale environment, Lexington Brass stands beside the business backdrop of modern midtown and sets itself apart with elevated brasserie favorites and a top notch team of hospitality professionals at your service breakfast, lunch, dinner and into the late evening hours.

517 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 11:00AM
Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30AM to 4:00PM
Dinner: Monday through Friday: 5:00PM to 11:00PM
Dinner: Saturday & Sunday: 5:00PM to 10:00PM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00PM

Cross Street:
48th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 392-5976

Website:
http://emmgrp.com/restaurants/lexington-brass/

Parking Details:
48th Street Between 1st & 2nd Avenue, Located on the south side of the 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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events please call 212-392-5976

Private Dining

Lexington Brass marks the meeting point between comfort and sophistication. The 110-seat eatery boasts a veritable downtown feel within a naturally lit, comfortably spacious setting that can be easily divided into semi-private sections for seated dinners and cocktail parties.

Lexington Brass Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
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Business Meals (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Healthy (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (5)
People Watching (5)
Vegan (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Authentic (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Enjoyed the breakfast quite a bit. Original seating was too close to a nuisance; I requested and was given a different table (thank you!). Cinnamon roll pancakes!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Omg, the food was so good! Can’t wait to come back. Service was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Terrible service. Food was overcooked and cold by the time it arrived.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

This has become a go to spot that never disappoints. Food is consistently superb and service is fast and friendly. I have recently brought colleagues who were traveling with me here and all were very pleased.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Reservation not ready upon arrival so sat at bar for drink. I know NYC bar prices can be high but $48 for 3 Tito’s and soda was a little ridiculous! Brunch menu was good - something for everyone. If I were in the area I’d go back but would NOT order cocktails

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Overcooked food - poor presentation and overpriced

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Professional and friendly service very accommodating . Great follow-up ,came around and asked how our dinner experience was . Good room between tables allowed for resonable conversations and very comfortable seating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The tables are too close together to have a conversation at a business lunch.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had Sunday brunch and it was lovely. Great ambiance, tables are reasonable distance so not on top of one another, great server, good food, wonderful wines and they really left the four of us ladies sit and chat for a while after we finished. Would recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went into the city for an overnight with my daughter and friends. Ended up eating lunch/brunch breakfast and dinner there. Excellent food service and great cocktail menu. Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great, but service was awful. Took over an hour for our food to come out. Seems like they were under staffed that night in the kitchen as well as waiters/waitresses. The bus boys, however, were diligent and friendly.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was just awful, I didn't even care if the food was actually pretty decent. They were short staffed, which is fine, but our server didn't know anything about the menu, or whisky/wine. Made for a tough meal.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Husband and I invited our parents for dinner in NYC. We choose Lexington Brass because of the extensive menu and wide variety of dietary restrictions within our group. The restaurant was fairly crowded when we arrive for our 5:30 reservation- a sign we took as a positive! It took very long for a server to approach our table, longer for drinks to arrive, and almost two hours had passed before we were brought our dinners. Although the food was tasty, we were severely disappointed in the slow service and will not return, nor recommend, Lexington Brass.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Came here after seeing the Rockefeller center Christmas tree and was not disappointed!
Food was DELICIOUS!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for a Saturday brunch and really enjoyed it. There were plenty of options for vegetarians. The Crispy Cauliflower (vegan) and avocado toast were amazing!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A must have is the pasta dinner... and the warm plate of cookies for dessert at this very cozy restaurant. We will be back whenever we come into the city.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was wonderful! Our second time there for dinner and we will go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our first time visiting on the weekend for brunch. The menu has many good choices. The salmon platter is huge with a bagel that could fill a horse. All very good though....as usual. Lex Brass is consistently good in service and in food. One of my favorites.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We've been coming to Lexington Brass for years and always have a lovely meal. We used to recommend this restaurant to lots of friends! However, we were sorely disappointed on this visit. The food barely had flavor. Some of the items were scalding hot -- as if they'd just been removed from a microwave. The waiters never refilled our coffee or water cups the entire meal. Really bummed - this place used to be so good!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was good but not as warm as we would like. Service was friendly but could not get things when we asked for them such as drinks, gravy, sides. Overall not a bad dining experience!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal here. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the bar populated with interesting locals and the mood was festive but chill, a winning combination. If you're in town and want a smart meal at a friendly haunt, skip the tourist traps and make your way over to this (posh) neighborhood gem!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went for Saturday brunch with parents. Chicken and waffles are a must-have, and they make a great Bloody Mary. Would definitely come back

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very friendly staff! Good service! The Croque Madam was amazing!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I recommend The Brass Breakfast Bowl. It is delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Made to wait 30 minutes past reservation time. Very noisy. Servers disorganized. Pushed wine. Never brought bread. Slow to bring water. Food undercooked.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I booked this place because of location only. I needed something for a business breakfast on the east side. The service was slow and the food was just OK. There should also be a more convenient access to a rest room. The restaurant is in a hotel and you need to use the hotel's restroom which is two levels down.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I made a 1pm reservation. I arrived 10 minutes early and was told repeatedly that our table was not ready because guests were lingering.

I would like to make a suggestion that you don't take reservations for this reason.
Unless you are willing to commit to a customer the time they have requested and you are saying you take reservations, it was really ridiculous for me and my two colleagues to be waiting for 15 minutes for a table that was reserved.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We loved our drinks and the Kale/coconut salad was one of the best salads I ever had! The staff and manager were very attentive to my husband's need to be gluten free due to celiac disease.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good option for midtown weekend brunch

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We stayed at a hotel nearby and went for Sunday Brunch. Glad we had a reservation as it was very busy. Food and service were GREAT. Delicious food and drinks, varied menu, awesome coffee. A win win - even my husband enjoyed it and he's a curmudgeon!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Terrible service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We've gone there many times. The food is good, nice and bright atmosphere, and best of all they don't rush you to leave. Wonderful to meet friends and be able to sit for a while. Had one bad experience with poor service and the management gave me a discount coupon--very thoughtful and of course, assured we'd come back. highly recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lexington Brass seems more like a place to gather after work for a bite to eat. Loud and busy.

There are very limited vegan options on the menu. On the night we were there for dinner at 6:00 pm, the kitchen was out of brussels sprouts but offered broccoli sautéed in olive oil instead. The broccoli was overloaded with garlic. The veggie burger was simply ok. Service was quick (5 minutes after we ordered the food arrived).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good, quality comfort good. Great for breakfast. There was a noticeable delay between ordering and serving but other than that, service was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Consistently good. Service (and kitchen) very efficient if not particularly friendly or welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We waited a while for our table even with a reservation but our waitress was extremely friendly and accommodating once we did get seated.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was outstanding as was the service. The decor was minimal and perfect. I found the staff to be gracious and attentive. This is a place I will go to again and again. There are many restaurants to chose from in NYC as you all know but this place should be tried by all who seek a creative menu and even better cocktails. PS the sweet potato quinona burger is to die for!!!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Organic, People Watching, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Had a nice meal. Food is good and there were several interesting options on the menu.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Found this great restaurant in the area we were staying at. It was so easy to find and the 8 of us had a great time. Service was fast and friendly and they were very accommodating to our needs. Thank you for the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was outstanding and they went out of their way to make the experience extremely enjoyable

Tags: Casual
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