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About Lexx Restaurant

Lexx is grateful for it’s being awarded “Best of Lexington” in numerous categories.

The Boston Globe said of Lexx: “Wholesome food is the concept of this resolutely American menu, Lexx does classics right. It’s what you want in a neighborhood place, A friendly greeting, good food and a sense of belonging…dining virtuously and well.”

1666 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Grant Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 674-2990

Website:
http://www.lexx-restaurant.com/

Catering:
Currently Lexx works individually with interested parties who wish to have off site events.

Parking Details:
although Lexx does not have parking, there are two municipal lot's and plenty of metered on street parking available.

Public Transit:
MBTA Bus Stop Directly in front of Lexx

Private Party Facilities:
Lexx offers semi-private dining for groups up to 42 people with set pre-fixed menus

Private Party Contact:
Ryan Kocher / Ben Quinones : (781) 674-2990

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lexx Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Good for a Date (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great Beer (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

If you get the right server things go well. Otherwise, service is a little mixed. Overall, the place is fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

An active, vibrant place; Pleasant, somewhat private booth to visit with another couple;
interesting menu, attentive service
Quite pleasant

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We came here for a birthday celebration brunch on a Sunday. The menu, food were great! Atmosphere was just right. Food presentation and service were outstanding!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. The service is a little uneven but the food is good and the prices are moderate.

Tags: Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

All the food was very bland. The menu choices were interesting and the service was fine but everything we got, from the chicken to the mussels to the Moroccan stew seems to have been cooked without the benefit of spices.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

My small group of friends were going to a show at Cary Hall. Dinner at Lexx was perfect. Server was attentive and quick. Timing worked out perfectly. Our meals were delicious! I would definitely have dinner at Lexx again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Quick Bite, People Watching, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Our server - Jodi was wonderful.. The chef accommodated a small change in the ingredients of
our entree, the menu was all anyone could ask for and the cost more than reasonable. This was a much needed date for us and it will go down as being something I hope we both remember.

Thank you to the Chef and to Jodi..

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

I got the Jambalaya. It was quite tasty and you could get it with or without jalapenos.
There were two very large shrimp. Service was perfect with no delays. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We had to catch a movie and it was the perfect spot to get a quick but good meal. The service was great, in that respect as well. I imagine it would also be a nice spot to have a longer dinner. We'll probably return.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Romantic, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Four of us got together as my daughter was home from Germany. It was wonderful to have an evening together and everyone had a nice time. Two of us ordered vegetable stir fry. Mine was without any additions. It was a very generous portion and delicious!!! Both of us had enough to take some home.

My daughter ordered the scallop special and she totally enjoyed it. Scallops are not available in Germany so she was delighted and also found the meal quite tasty.

Our lastguest just got a salad. But that is on thing that appeals to us about Lexx, the menu ususally has something for everyone!

Our waitress was good, but seemed to be on without enough staff. She brought us two cups of tea and then we had to wait a bit too long for the other teas. Long enough that we had to ask again.

Lexx is a favorite restaurant for us for lunch or dinner. The biggest hassle is the limited parking. When we got out, it had rained and we had to walk a couple of blocks. The rain had turned to ice so the bricks were like a skating rink...extremely dangerous. We ultimately had to walk in the street to avoid a fall.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Consistent - Lexx is always good - never feel like its great..but also never feel disappointed. Everything is good, nothing is great, nothing is bad. Group of 4 of us had four different main courses..we all were happy. Wines by the glass are interesting..a nice touch. Cocktail options are inspired. Always make Lexx part of our local routine as its a great resource for Lexington Center.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Lexx is always good - & a lovely place to meet friends for lunch as well as dinner. The waiter was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Chose this place for a business lunch and the orders were quite different across the table salads to sandwiches to entrees. The menu was able to appease everyone and the food itself was top notch with a Mediterranean flair. I would recommend to others and would like to go back with my wife to try the stew! Wait staff was friendly and accommodating as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Great local restaurant for lunch and dinner. Business or with friends. Enough menu selections to return often. Great salads. Knowledgeable and attentive service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We have been here for lunch before and it was good. They really fell down New Years Eve. We had to send one cocktail back and two others were undrinkable. They seemed to have the C team on at the bar. The food was okay but couldnt overcome the bad start. Calamari appetizer very chewy. Soba noodles with shrimp was good as was the chicken, but the atmosohere was dull even if it had been a regular weekend night but to be lackluster for New Years Eve is really inexcusable. No wonder we could get a reservation any time we wanted. The staff didnt even seem like they wanted to be there.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

personable staff, Chef came out to great us after the meal, nice touch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food was very good. The wait staff was attentive. We were seated near the back room which was quiet enough for conversation. THE OTHER AREAS CAN BE NOISY.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2016

/fooled again! Hadn't been to Lexx for a while, and although we have had the occasional good meal here, most of our experiences in the past have been mediocre. Had another noisy, mediocre meal this time. The service was friendly but spotty, we didn't get our first course until we had been seated for almost a half hour, and the bar area where we were seated was very loud. My husband had the overly sweet and fatty osso buco. I had the grilled meatloaf, a huge portion too flavorless to even want to finish with gravy that tasted like it came out of a can. We won't go again.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Met a friend for lunch and really enjoyed the very tasty offerings--Falafel sandwich was outstanding--
fresh pita bread with just the right
amount of sauce--excellent service-
Overall a great spot for lunch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Our greeter was downright grumpy when he saw that one of the adults brought a 9 month old in a carrier and we had not included the baby in the reservation. The baby did not eat so she was not included in the reservation. Apparently our table had to be shifted so that there would be enough room for her on a bassinet.
He was rude and offputting about this when there was no reason to be

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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2016

We enjoyed our blunch on Sunday at Lexx, the food was delicious and presentation excellent. Great location for Cary auditorium or any local events.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Great restaurant, however, parking was an issue. Meter payment required until 8:00pm

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2016

The wait staff should be required to iron their shirts. One waitress looked like she slept in her's.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Unfortunately, the two dishes we ordered were pretty bland (steak tips and pulled pork quesadillas). It was surprising, as the menu looked promising. I would not return for the food, but I liked the atmosphere and I'd be willing to give it another chance.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Aside from the noise, Lexx is always a pleasure. The Rosso buck & jambalaya are favorites.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2016

They did not rush us tho we took our time and the place was hopping, generally a pleasant family atmosphere.
Food: pork osso bucco was tasty and plentiful, but the seafood pasta-- not so great.
SB

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We live in Lexington so eat at Lexx pretty regularly, it's a great go to spot. The food has been consistently excellent, and this visit was no exception. I had the pasta special, which was seafood scampi - 2 huge shrimps, lots of bay scallops and about 10 of the cleanest mussels I've ever had. The pasta and sauce were excellent, I love good pasta and this qualified. My husband had his standard grilled salmon, which they do very well. He loves the spicy rice cake that comes with it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Treated friends to lunch. We all live in Lexington but hadn't tried Lexx before. We thought the restaurant decor was very attractive and soothing. Friends had burgers, they looked good but I didn't ask how they were. I had a salad, which was close to $20 (at lunch) topped with a single grilled chicken breast. Salad was nothing special at all, not even particularly generous size, just mesclun with vinagraitte and a few flakes of parmesan. So overall not great value, but ambiance was nice, service was very good, and it is obviously popular for weekday lunches.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Favorite local spot for a fancy meal. Was our son's birthday and he adores the pork osso bucco!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Maybe it was an off day in the kitchen. I love Lexx but the meatloaf was dry and bland. The Brussel sprouts were undercooked. My friend's osso bucco was way too sweet. The capaccino was bitter. The opposite of delicious.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Great food great service. Thank you

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

We enjoy Lexx very much.. Three out of four were happy with dinner. Grilled meatloaf lacked some flavor.
It was a very busy night..our waitress was pleasant but not fantastic.. Didn't ask how burger should be cooked (although it came out perfect for me). No ketchup delivered with burger and had to wait a bit before waitress returned.
Please take this as honest feedback and not criticism.. We still recommend and will continue to dine at Lexx.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2016

This is our local go-to restaurant for lunch or dinner with or without friends or family. Casual. Tasty.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Reliable and friendly

I am always surprised how constant this place is. In fact it has gotten even better. Clean, comfortable seating. Menu is eclectic and adventurous, a nice number of offerings on one page. Interesting and tempting. Their Morrocan dish is wonderful. Great fish dishes. Service is very good though at busy times a bit frantic. We really love it that a place of this quality is in Lexington.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Although we have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, this visit was an exception. The server barely seemed to know if there was a special. The drinks came after the salad and then immediately afterwards the mains. (I still love the Lexx salad.) Roasted vegetables were both hard and burned. Burger was good.
We may try again because of past meals but I cannot recommend for friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was so prompt. The dining area is small and we found it very noisy. We ended up staying awhile, ordered another round of drinks, and we noticed the place cleared out by 4pm and our waiter started using a sweeper to clean the floor, even coming around parts of our table while we were there. It was loud. And we felt rushed to then leave, even though the restaurant was open until evening. Perhaps lunch was a set time and we didn't realize that we had to leave, so this could have been a misinterpretation on our part.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Met a friend for dinner. Had the Moroccan stew Nicholas was very good. Our server was a little difficult to understand and I felt that our dinner was interrupted with service a bit too often.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2016

I've eaten here a few times. Every time was great. Service excellent. The food was prepared nicely. Fresh Veges. We ate the Chilean sea bass and pork Oslo bucco. Root vege soup was delicious. Apple ganache and profiteroles finished the meal nicely.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by Lexx . We were greeted by the chef and found everyone to be very service oriented. There were good choices on the menu and Everything was quite tasty . Great appetizers too!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Worst experience ever! My wife has food allergies to onions and vinegar of which 80℅ has one of both of these items that she eat.

When we asked waitress several times if we could get chicken or fish and substitute items that she is allergic she would not do it.

For the money this service is the worst. A good have said let me check with chef or let me bring the manager, not the case with Lexx.

It is too bad, we just moved to Lexington and looking for a new place, but will go back to Lexx, ever.

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