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

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (25)
Business Meals (19)
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Great for Brunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Cozy (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Healthy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vegan (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 8 hours ago

Delicious brunch. Smashed avocado toast was amazing. Service was decent but not great. Would still go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, quick service. Not a good place for a business lunch. Tables are so jammed together you are practically sitting with the table on your left and on your right. Cannot have any sort of business conversation if you are at all self conscious about not sharing it with the world.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The coffee mugs were cracked and leaking. The food was served cold and soggy. Less than an hour after our reservation time we were rushed out with the presentation of the bill and being asked twice if we were ready to pay. I only assume the rush was to accommodate the larger parties they were expecting which is all the servers discussed while hovering over the server station next to our table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great for brunch, lunch or dinner. Casual atmosphere with good food and a very diverse menu. There is something on the menu for all tastes. Not inexpensive but on par with most similar restaurants in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Found the menu regular and overpriced. The food wasn't anything special

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I always choose this place for special occasions and business meals but this time the service was not really good. Our glasses were not filled with water promptly, even though we asked for it at least twice. The restaurant week pre-fix menu was just ok.
Hope you improve a little bit...thanks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Table not ready in time. Not a good place for a large group.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

The service was great and very warm. The food was excellent as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very popular for good reason. Salmon faro salad is really yummy as is the avocado toast and the steak. Easy to eat healthfully while still enjoying it!

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 (London)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Having been to Lexington Brass for brunch a few days earlier with a relative, I came back for an early supper with business colleagues. It was busy and buzzy - very lively for a Wednesday evening in January. Service and food were both good. Lexington Brass is not a place for a quiet meal, whether romantic or business, but for a lively brunch, lunch or supper with friends, relatives or colleagues it's a great mid-town option.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was really great. Preparation, flavor, good combinaton of veggies.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 22, 2018

Perfect spot for a quick bite, best spinach/artichoke dip ever

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 (London)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lexington Brass is a good mid-town brunch spot at the weekend. It's lively with a friendly atmosphere, good service and a nice brunch menu. The staff are also helpful in dealing with special requests. Definitely recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Breakfast service choppy

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

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (New York Area)·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 19, 2017

Good food I will go back

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 (New York Area)·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 16, 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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 (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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