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 (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Comfort Food (9)
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 on June 25, 2017

Not a special visit. A/C was broken. Waiter was tired and had not slept. Did not attend us well and almost opened the wrong wine bottle. Menu a bit sparse. Food was good quality but took a while.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Threw a curve ball and added 4 people to our reservation (making it 10 for brunch on a Saturday afternoon). The staff didn't skip a beat. Low pressure wait staff obviously not only worried about turning over tables. My personal food was a little cold but given they got 9 of the 10 people's food out all at once, it wasn't a big deal. Prices were okay (perhaps good for the city). Diverse menu for different palates. Would recommend it for such a gathering of friends in the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We have dined here many times. It is consistently good and the service is friendly and timely. My big suggestion-- serve larger cups of coffee. Enjoy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Just an average mediocre restaurant with nothing special to offer.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Adequate at best, but certainly not anything to write home about. Although few places near Grand Central are...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Vibrant place, but a bit ambitions with the name 'Bistro' given the menu options. Not really a bistro level selection. Food was excellent though. Chicken coconut salad superb. Great place for a quick lunch with friends or loyal clients!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Service was very sloppy. Waiter was arrogant and rude. Table was dirty and cups were dirty

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

GENERAL MANAGER BRIAN IS THE REASON WE COME BACK OFTEN. CLASS ACT.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Not impressed. But to be fair, there were 4 of us and our friends liked their food, but my husband and I didn't. I had eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. Eggs and salmon were good, but English muffin was practically raw and that ruined my meal. My husband got the cinnamon bun pancake, which looked fantastic, but tasted more like a dry coffee cake.

One friend had the breakfast bowl with farro and loved it, and the other had the bagel and nova plate and said it was good. I think there are better places around for Sunday brunch

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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I am not based in NY and selected this restaurant for a business lunch based on the stellar reviews. The food and service were excellent but I was disappointed in the ambiance. I had hoped for more of a wow factor to impress my clients but the atmosphere was underwhelming. That said, I would definitely go back for a casual lunch with friends and family. The menu was varied and again, service and food were excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Terrific food, nice selection -- not run of the morning mill, but also familiar enough with a wide range of choices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The service was attentive and the food was well prepared with quality fresh ingredients. It was a bit pricey but overall an excellent experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great all around!

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

The sweet potato hash and the cinnamon pancake were excellent. The pancake can be shared for 2. It was perfect not too sweet. Just right

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Overall nice meal. Food was ok not amazing and a little overdone. Service was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I have several food allergies and the staff was so helpful. The food was great and the service was amazing. Would absolutely recommend to anyone, especially anyone who has dietary restrictions.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great! Really just waned a burger and bit hit the mark!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Delicious food and reliable for quick service during a business lunch. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Way too loud and tables squished together. Food was good, not great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Good but not special. More avocado less massive chunk of bread for avocado toast.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We had a great meal. The chicken lollipops were outstanding. The lobster roll was unique! Overall, very enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

It was a fabulous meal and we had very attentive servers. Really enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

went for a business lunch and it was very good and great service

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Amazing place with amazing service. I would definitely come back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Good food and service but tables are very tight to move and have conversations.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Food was very good, a bit overpriced - especially the wines by the glass ($18 for a basic Cab!). Service was a miss for me. After the waiter took my order I never saw him again. They clearly have multiple people who take care of the table (someone else delivered my meal), but I had to actively ask for another glass of wine, by bill, etc. My tip reflected the below average service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

My boss is a regular so it was nice to try it and see why he's a regular - service - great; food - amazing; ambiance - comfy.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 14, 2017

In New York celebrating my husband's milestone, had reservations elsewhere but because of rain, thought we should just go next door to our hotel (Marrriott on Lex). Great choice. We had one of the best meals in NY since our arrival 4 days prior. This is a must try restaurant. The service professional and friendly, food innovative, sufficient, beautifully presented and reasonably priced, not a lot of table so reservations recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for brunch. Very loud and close quarters Food was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was really bad on this occasion. We had three different waiters and they were all slow with us and incorrectly took our order. They paid zero attention to us, where we had to ask for silverware, reorder drinks several times, condiments and the finally the bill. Noticed other tables were getting a bit more attention as well. With that said, I don't think that's a normal problem because I have been in there when it was better service.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and great service. Definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We enjoyed Mothers Day brunch - great ambience and food!

Tags: Organic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Moms week for Mother's Day

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We were in town and staying at Lexington Hotel (next store). Lunch was great! Good menu - great service - great food! 3 for 3!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I enjoyed my avacado toast, however the cinnamon swirl pancake was just a giant Cinnabon which cost $20. Very misleading and needs to be renamed.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Wait staff was too anxious to flip the table. Kept coming to clear the plates when guests weren't finished. We finally gave in and moved on.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great spot. Good location for midtown business. Creative, healthy options along with some decadent choices. Noise level is a bit high and tables are a bit close so beware those business conversations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent cocktails, very good food and the service wad on point. It was a great start to date night with my wife.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The food and service is always excellent! I have had the branzino and Caesar salad with chicken, and both are delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I was shocked by what my small side salad cost. I will not be back.

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