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

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Business Meals (19)
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Casual (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Organic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

I recommend The Brass Breakfast Bowl. It is delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were looking for lunch/brunch before theater and this was perfect. Good was good, lots of choices for a variety of palates and special dietary needs. Would go back for sure

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I love the service I receive every time. The seared octopus is literally the best I have ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was excellent and well priced. It is lively; a bit noisy

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Service was prompt and attentive. For an early morning breakfast meeting the atmosphere was quite and pleasant. My omelette was a little bland, but in general the food was good. I think you can't go wrong there and I would go back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good for business lunch

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

Good food, and service. Thanks!

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

The food was very good but the service was horrible. Waiter was not attentive at all and this was during an off peak hour. I will not go back for breakfast if this is how the service is. Lunch has always been good even when it is super busy. Horrible experience, and it has really changed my opinion of Lexington Brass.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice evening overall. Food is good, hearty. Big portions.
Good variety. Relaxing,

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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and service . Happy they could accommodate us at late notice.
And loved the music

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Perfect brunch spot in Manhattan. Husband and son loved the hearty choice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good and quick service. $8 for a bottle of Fiji water is a bit ridiculous though.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

As a vegetarian they have several option, plus (when I buy) I like my carnivore friends to eat meat from animals that were properly raised and slaughtered, e.g. organic chicken, free range beef, etc. Restaurants that fit these criteria are hard to find in Manhattan; Lexington Brass meets all.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Business Meals, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was consistently high quality at reasonable prices for Manhattan.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

like some of the updates on the menu including the quiona avocado chicken salad. service still too fast and they make you feel rushed and like you are getting pushed out the door.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I had my birthday dinner here. My mother-in-law was staying at the hotel and recommended the place, so we decided to dine downstairs. It was great. I liked all the options available on the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The cinnamon roll pancakes are a carbo-loading MUST!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

food was good, drinks were okay. service was passable for us. next table seemed to have a problem. prices were kinda high for what you got. but that's whatever.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Last minute breakfast reservation and we were very pleased with the service and the food. Conveniently located to our hotel, too. New York prices, but within reason and good value. Would go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delicious brunch menu with tons of vegan/vegetarian options! Loved the fish sandwich!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was great - enjoyed our breakfast.
Service was slow and waiter was hesitant to come to table to check on us. Had to flag him down for ice tea refills and condiments.
Restaurant was not busy.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great menu: a tad overpriced. The waitstaff seemed stressed, rushed. The temperature was FREEZING, it doesn't need to be 66 degrees in a restaurant! Other than that, we enjoyed ourselves. It does get very loud, not sure if there is a solution.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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