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.View Private Dining Details
The service was sub-par. I asked for bacon in my omelette and it came without bacon. When I asked for bacon on the side 4 separate times, it still was never delivered. The person who I ate with had to wait 15 minutes for a fresh cup of coffee. Overall, service was not good.
Average food and indifferent staff made for a forgettable dinner. The chicken was over-cooked and the staff appeared to have phoned it in.
The staff was very attentive and the food scrumptious. I made reservation for breakfast for two friends from out of town and it was quiet at that hour of the morning and we received excellent service. Thank you.
Although breakfast was thankfully real good, it took 40 minutes to get breakfast with only 2 table being served.
Mostly good . The quinoa salad is best dish
The food was good but things have definitely changed here since I was in New York last year.
We had a reservation for lunch and because my client was a few minutes late it seemed that our table was taken from us so we had to wait an additional 15 minutes or so for a table to be ready. Not a huge deal until we were taken to the table.
Once seated, it was like sardines in a can. Now I'm used to New York restaurants but THIS was out of control even by city standards. They have crammed so many tables into this place that its impossible to even get in or out comfortably (and I'm a petite woman). It took the movement of 3 separate tables in order to get anyone in or out from behind.
Then where was the waiter. When asking him about food it was impossible to get any sort of information back. I asked simply - how large is the tuna tartare appetizer? Is it substantial for one person, is it good to share, etc? I received "uh, I don't know" as a response followed by "are you ready to order now?"
I get that this is a high traffic area and that they have prime real estate but come on, hire people that know your menu and not sacrifice on a guests experience because you want another 2 top in on a lunch hour.
Overall, extremely disappointing for midtown.
Crowded. You are so close to the people next to you that you can hear their conversation. No space between tables made it slightly uncomfortable. Food was good.
Really appreciate the menu labeled for gluten free, vegan etc
The friendliness of the staff and service was exceptional. I was seated immediately even though I was waiting for my friend (not typical in NYC). I thought the food was very good, the menu isn't very expansive if someone is looking for a lot of options. I thought the noise level was fun but allowed for conversation. I would definitely got back if looking for great service, good food and a convenient midtown location.
the food was tasty, but were in unattentive. Lights were randomly dimming, which made it a weird atmospher for lunch
First time here and picked LB blindly (i.e. randomly searching the web) - Cute! Friendly staff! good food!
I was there for a breakfast meeting. The restaurant was maybe half full, but our waiter was surprisingly inattentive. He seemed to spend a lot of time chatting with co-workers instead of taking care of basics. If the restaurant could make a bit more of an effort to train staff, I think they would benefit.
Although they have nice brunch selections, the food took a very long time to arrive and no bread/food was put down on the table. Go to The Wayfarer instead!
Convenient location. Mediocre food for the price.
I got a salad and avocado toast. Let's start with the toast. Avocado with pomegranate seeds and toasted almond slivers is no longer avocado toast. Between the salty of the almond and the sweet/tart of the pomegranate, I didn't taste the avocado or toast aside from as texture elements. And not for nothing, the combination was unnecessarily weird.
My salad was missing the steak that was supposed to come with it - service fail. The busser who brought it over told me extensively about how it wasn't on the ticket and left it in front of me. I flagged down my waiter a little while later who then brought over a manager. Which was weird. I told them never mind in the end and dug in. The entire salad was overtaken with a super sweet dressing along side with a strange burnt rubber taste. Which was off putting to say the least. After a third bite, I pushed it away and gave it back to the waiter and told him I was good.
Add to these issues a really strangely set up room which was filled with loud business people having loud meetings over drinks and I wouldn't go back. New York has too many amazing places to eat to put up with this.
My husband and I were there for our last dinner in town before catching a flight home the next day. This trip was for our honeymoon. The service was horrible. We had one guy get water/drink order and someone else brought them to us. Our "server" came to ask us if we would like to start with something and we started with the French onion soup. Then we placed the rest of our meal with him. That was the last we saw of our server. My husband asked for an extra side of sauce that came with his meal from another guy and yet again another guy brought it to the table. Finally, we asked for our bill from any server we saw and then someone else dropped it off (I think it was the manager) all in all I think we had 4-5 different servers for our dinner that lasted less than an hour.
I will not go back to Lexington Brass. I met a client there for breakfast. Despite the fact that the restaurant was mostly empty, we were seated right next to the waiters' station -- not very pleasant with the staff congregating there, but it turned out to be a good thing when we needed something and our waiter was nowhere to be seen. I asked for a 2-egg omelette well-done (happy to pay the full price), and I was given a 3-egg omelette that was soft and runny. Even when it came back cooked a bit more, it was totally tasteless (the chef seems not to believe in seasonings). My guest ordered a fruit bowl and eggs; everything was brought at once (he was not asked if he would like to have the fruit served first, which would have been preferable). After the meal I asked a different waiter -- ours was not there -- for the check and it was given to my guest. Even after I paid with my credit card, the waiter gave the card and receipts to my guest.
Perfect for midtown business breakfasts. Good quick service.
Very good choice for a business team dinner - food, drink, service and value all score high. I will be back when in NYC again.
Great midtown lunch spot! I would recommend a reservation!
The food was pretty good but the service and the lackadaisical attitude of the wait staff was really astonishing considering that it was really slow because it was after 3:00, my food came out wrong and it took twice as long to get it back correct and the waiter didn't seem to care at all. My meal was comped but I would rather have paid for it and gotten some real service. With the competition in NYC in food service it's remarkable how much uncaring the wait staff was. It wasn't just our waiter. I asked another waiter to get our server and the attitude I got back was not good. Hope this helps.
Enjoyed Sunday breakfast at Lexington Brass. Server not very attentive. Had to flag her down several times. Food and atmosphere very good!
Great place to have a relaxed meal, nicely decorated, and good service. The food is uniquely good. It has a bit of an upscale diner feel.
Nice place nothing remarkable, up to date, bright, nice corner location. We started with the grilled octopus appetizer, it was done just right, very tasty. My wife had the branzino, she said it was one of the best cooked she has ever had. I had the ribs, tender, tasty, good sauce. As a side we had the cauliflower with pistachio and gnocchi, it was really good. Drinks were good, my wife liked the bee hive, we have to make that at home. The service was good, but waiter did not have much of a personality, NY I guess, couldn't bother. Overall it was a really good meal and would go back when in town.
The poached egg on top of the avocado toast had a bad taste to it. It wasn't prepared well. The Bloody Mary was nothing special it was too strong, not spicy and tasteless. Overall it's overpriced and nothing special.
Perfect! We asked for a quiet zone and a confirtable place for a party of 10 and they gave us the best spot.
Tuna burger is great
My 3 children and myself went to Lexington Brass for Mother's Day. This was our first time there. The atmosphere was nice, the table was by the window facing Lexington Ave. Our server took several minutes to stop by and say hello. He poured water and rattled off the specials then proceeded to leave without as much as a drink order, I had to catch him to order drinks while we looked the menu over. After taking the order he never checked back at the table, not for apps or entrees or to see if we needed additional drinks. The manager took better care of us as there was an issue with the sun beaming in at that time. I am in the service industry and NEVER written a review. I was very excited to spend the day with my children and be doted on for a change. Sorry but our server never smiled once and looked miserable to be there, maybe he was. I went ahead and tipped him 20%, although he didn't do much for it. The experience wasn't horrible and the food was good, however we never got a chance to experience good service which I enjoy when I go out. For that I was disappointed.
I thought Lexington Brass was delicious and perfect for Mother's Day brunch. The food was delicious, a bit overpriced but considering the area of Manhattan that is to be expected. The only negative was that the Bloody Mary was WAY overpriced and only mediocre. It tasted like water-downed tomato juice with no spice. I wish the server mentioned they offered the "build your own" Bloody Mary because the people next to us got one and it looked MUCH better. We would have preferred to order one of those BYO!
Perfect! We asked for a quiet zone and they gave us the best spot.
Expensive for what you get.
Good service - very good food - Not too loud - Very good location. I will go back when in midtown and have the need for a lunch meeting.
The same way I did two years ago when first arrived to NY, I went running to Central Park and then had my recovering Benedicte eggs brunch plus kale juice. And that's exactly what I did on Sunday when my friend first came to live in the City (from Miami).
The only issue with Brass is the "trip" to the restrooms.
Loved everything about the Lexington Brass! The Croque Madam and the Mr. Green - kale/apple/ ginger drink hit the spot! The seating was cramped but we were too hungry to mind being squished in our seats!
Found the greeters and our server very friendly - left very satiated😊
Always a great breakfast spot! The pumpkin spice gluten free waffle was amazing!!!
Will come back to this restaurant every time I am in New York
The beet salad was lovely. The grilled octopus could have been grilled a bit longer, but was good. The macaroni and cheese was inedible. It is not improved in any way by the liberal addition of chili pepper. It looked nice, had a nice mouthfeel, but it was difficult to taste the cheese flavor when one's mouth is burning and the taste of chili pepper dominates. Yuck. They were nice about removing it from the bill, but a warning in the menu would have avoided the issue entirely.
Our server was not very friendly. He seemed almost condescending, but we still left him a 20% tip. He made several errors with our bill and his apology about it each time we pointed it out seemed insincere.
Overall had a godo time. Had to wait 15-20 minutes with a reservation. It was lunch rush so understand, but still...