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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (27)
Great for Lunch (22)
Business Meals (21)
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Great for Brunch (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Healthy (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vegan (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Authentic (3)
Organic (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Tapas (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Best avocado toast in town! Always a great experience and excellent food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very solid. Everything well prepared. Treated very nicely. Would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined 2 days ago

The third time there...food is great and service good....but, will say this time was a wee bit slower than would expect, BUT ,does not take away much as will be back soon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

A great breakfast spot with plenty of good dairy free and gluten free options.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good spot for breakfast or lunch but tables way too close together. Noise level is actually moderate which doesn't provide the shield one needs to chat freely with the next table only inches away.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was very, very good, and the service was quick and attentive. The restaurant is a bit loud. I will absolutely return because I really enjoy the food at Lexington Brass.

Tags: Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Breakfast service choppy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The crispy cauliflower might be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten!!!!! The Kale and Artichoke dip was also delish! My second time eating here and I would come back again and again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was very slow and kitchen very behind for not being so busy, but the food made up for it. Would definitely return.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The entree was very good, but the side of Lobster Mac was pathetic. It was stired up mac with lobster added not baked. I've eaten Lobster Mac in many places and this was the worse I ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall the food was good but the service was slow and no one was very friendly aside from the hostess who was seeet. We started with the crispy cauliflower which was amazing. Everyone in our groups food was good-from salad to burgers to steak to salad.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came into celebrate Christmas and a Birthday. We arrived between the end of brunch and dinner menu. The restaurant should not have accepted our reservation if they were not ready or willing to serve us. Waited for more than 45 minutes to place an appetizer order. Taste quality of the food was uneven. Some drinks and menu items were delicious and others just unremarkable. The grilled octopus, mussels were outstanding and SO delicious! Would return for those items. The oysters were very small but fresh and sweet. The entree’s were less. My hubby ordered the mushroom spaghetti which was very rich but good tasting and a nice mix of many exotic types of mushrooms and truffles. I got the filet. Just kind of meh. It was tender but the herb crusting and overall not very flavorful. Needed more spice and salt for sure. There was nothing special on the menu for the holiday and no acknowledgement of the special occasion even though noted on the reservation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Vreat place, convenient locatio. A s great value. Highly recommeneded for a Subday brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had an amazing brunch on Christmas Day. The food was delicious and good serving sizes and the service very friendly and great with our two children. Nice enough for a special occasion but relaxed enough to be family friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is our second visit to Lexington Brass. I had the BEC omelette which was good (Bacon, Onion, Cheddar) he had the the eggs benedict which he liked. The truffle fries were not that good and our waiter (per my request) took it off the bill since we didn't like it and didn't eat it. Sounds like a small gesture but $11 was a lot for fries.
My only complaint was the hostess who initially seated us by the wait-station which I don't like as there is a lot of activity surrounding the wait-station. She showed her displeasure when we asked for a different table. She suggested another table that was next to a different wait-station. We again stated why that was not acceptable. She said she was expecting a large party and couldn't give us the table we wanted. We said we would be there for only about 1/2 hour and she relented. During our stay the tables around us did not get filled so we were skeptical of her excuses. It was Christmas day so she could have been unhappy about working that day.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Nous étions 5 repas et cocktail très bon
Service moyen
On nous apporte l addition sans qu' on l ai demandé . On demande quelle soit partagée et on nous répond trop tard seulement en 2 cartes maximum et sans vouloir faire de calcul . C est assez moyen je dirai .

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Hostess asked me twice if I was still a party of 7, even though I confirmed it the day before and upon arrival and answered her question the first time around. So that made me feel a bit harassed. The bartender was really good and attended to us and provided some water while we waited for our table. The waiter was very accommodating and professional, as well as friendly. The food was good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good food I will go back

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent! Grilled octopus and crispy cauliflower were different and delicious. Everone’s entree was amazing. Highly recommend it. Not for large groups.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had the waffles with fried chicken. The fried chicken was amazing but the waffles were undercooked and tasteless. The food is average. I went with my husband and my 10months old and they were very baby friendly. I will go back for that reason.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Gluten free options were reliable with a nice GF roll for sandwich. Menu is small, but was pretty balanced for brunch.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of our favorite places to have brunch while visiting NYC

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for a special date night. The kitchen was running a little slow that night, but it made for a better experience because our meal was leisurely and not rushed. The food was delicious, the waitstaff was friendly and helpful, and the drinks were extremely creative. Highly recommend checking out Lexington Brass!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good location near Grand Central Station. A glorified coffee shop, they serve great diner style food all day. Ambience a step up from diner but not fine dining. Great for lunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great Food!!! Definitely will dine here again.
Loved the variety of the menu too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Booked a reservation and they gave it away. Reservations and front desk don’t communicate.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Convenient Mid-Town location. Good food and good service. Only complaint is that the restaurant DID NOT have capacity to accept our reservation for the time slot they accepted it. We made a reservation for 7:30pm only one hour in advance. We chose this restaurant because it APPEARED to have availability on short notice. Turns out it did not. Restaurant was packed when we arrived, and took about 45 minutes to be seated. Food and service were good once we were seated.

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

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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