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We loved our birthday celebration at the Lex. It will be our new “go to” place for special occasions. We’ve dined at many of the area steak houses and the Lex’s food and service was a notch above. First and most importantly, our steaks were cooked perfectly to our preferred medium rare. I ordered one of the steak specials which was a sliced sirloin over a chili with black beans, diced sweet potato and a house-made steak sauce with a little spice. I loved it. It was a unique preparation. My husband and son loved every bite of their porcini-crusted tenderloin. The salads had fresh, light, house- made dressings. The asparagus had a delicious herb salsa verde and the fingerling potatoes flavor was elevated by the addition of schmaltz. ( I had to ask-it’s crispy chicken skin. Try them!) Our server was friendly, attentive, and really knew the menu. We were in the room that had the window view of the kitchen, which we enjoyed. There are other dining spaces, the bar and a roof top patio that I’d like to check out. The Lex has special memories for me. It’s where my family met my husband of 35 years back in the day! I’m so happy to have a special place to dine that has a great atmosphere, service and menu. I want to go back and try the duck meatballs. Thank you for an exceptional experience!
The food, the service and the ambiance were excellent. we were close to the bar and the noise level was horrendous.. will return but at a different table.
Celebrated a Birthday here with 9 people. Seated in the Chefs dining room where we could see the kitchen and the chef preparing meals. Our waiter Rick was extremely attentive and knowledgeable of the food and menu and gave us great tips on what to order. The food was outstanding, we had many different items but especially liked the steak Diane.
Food delicious, waiter 👍🏻, proportions generous!
We ate in the bar in lieu of the dining room and had a very good time. The drinks and food were delicious, the atmosphere was comfortable and inviting, and the service was prompt, friendly and helpful. I’d gladly go back.
OVERPRICED FOR THE VALUE. SAME FOOD AT APPLE BEES AND RUBY TUESDAY TASTED BETTER AND NOT SO EXPENSIVE
It was ok. we went specifically for the beef rib. the sauce of the beef rib was good and the slaw was great. but it was a tad too smokey for me. And they were out of the mashed potatoes, so we had to get the fingerling potatoes. Whatever the "crunchy" things were on top tasted bad. really bad. Like stale almonds bad. I would say this was mediocre, especially for the price point.
We celebrated a graduation and two birthdays at the very landmark that we had grown up coming too! Thank you for investing in the restoration and giving us an opportunity to share the tradition with the next generation!
Our server was top-notch. Personable, pleasant, funny, yet very professional!
Friends in from out of town and wanted them to know the Lex. Started st the patio where they thoroughly enjoyed the drinks they ordered—comments were that the bartenders mixed a good/strong drink.
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner from Lexington salad, cold apple soup to lobster d’avilo (sp?)
We had a reservation but were seated in the bar. It was too noisy. We had a guest with a hearing impairment and they weren't able to hear any of the conversation.
We had a great time last night at The Lexington. My wife and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and had been interested in going to The Lexington for some time. Our waitress, Shannon, was very attentive and pleasant. She was able to help guide my wife on what to pick with having a selective diet. The food and drinks were all amazing. The summer cocktail list was fun and delicious. Ambience was very romantic and we were glad we chose The Lexington to enjoy our special evening. There were only two complaints, reach didn't ruin the evening but should still be addressed. First, I was a little disappointed that nothing special was done for our anniversary. I wasn't expecting anyone to bend over backwards for us, but no one even acknowledged nor asked. Second, we had a 7:30pm reservation and showed up about 15 minutes early. When we approached the hostess to let her know we were there a little early she was very rude in saying she would check us in but they will not be able to seat us right now. The rudeness was in how short and blunt she was. She could have easily taken another 10 seconds to let us know where we could wait or let us know that we could go to the bar and get a drink while we wait. And finally, when 7:30 did come around I had to reapproach her and ask to be seated rather than her coming to get us when were in her line of sight that entire 15 mins. Very disappointing as the hostess is the initial welcoming face of the restaurant, and this face was very rude and unwelcoming. However, once we were seated the night was very pleasant and we left very happy.
Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Salad was in Unedible. Way too much vinegar. Didn’t eat it. Steak Diane was not best quality meat . Free dessert of ice cream in expensive restaurant? Expect better if I was to return.
great service. excellent food. tablecloths would have been nice
Ambiance was very nice, but if for whatever reason you need cheaters to read that small print, you had better bring them. All the staff was beyond nice. Ask about the size of the sides before ordering. We found some portions seemed meant to share for the table and some were more meant for the individual. We will return more well informed.
Food was creative and delicious, the surroundings warm and lovely, and service from Owen was top-notch. Would return any time, especially for a special occasion. Telling our friends too!
Rick made our evening an experience! The food was delicious and presented beautifully.
Fantastic experience. The long rib was phenomenal! We will be back!
Waiter was great Rick
Food is good...service was great...had good time
My husband and I wanted to go to brunch to celebrate our anniversary, so we chose The Lexington because neither of us had ever been there and the menu looked delicious and not ridiculously expensive. Our server was extremely attentive and friendly and very knowledgeable. Everything we ordered was amazingly delicious. We felt the prices were not outrageous, especially for the quality of the food and service. We will definitely be back! That was by far the best food I've had in a very long time.
Overall we had a great time trying the Lexington. The food was very good!
Our server, Owen, did an excellent job. The noise level was high (we sat in the back near the windows to the kitchen). My wife's salmon was "soft bordering mushy". I ordered the bone-in special of the night for $52 or $54. I was served a filet, which I began to eat, until I commented to the server and he took the filet and eventually brought the bone-in thing, which I thought was immensely overpriced for the amount of edible meat (not counting fat, which I don't eat). I had two Tanqueray martinis, which came to $30. A disappointing dining experienced compared to the old Lexington, and we will not go there again.
William E. Thelen
This is a special event place. The steaks are delicious, the service was impeccable, and the staff accommodated us being shockingly early for our dinner reservation. I'm not often in St. Paul, but the next time I'm here I definitely want a reprise of this excellent dinner.
Hi SeanM, thank you for the five-stars! Hopefully not too much time passes before you are in St. Paul again. Cheers!
Food and service were fantastic, but the noise level was high but not more than most restaurants.
Party of 8 for graduation dinner. Excellent food and service. Loved the atmosphere and yummy cocktails. Could see through glass windows into kitchen from our corner table. Loved the whole experience.
Hi Onared, thank you for the five-star review! We genuinely thank you for choosing us for such a special and important occasion. We hope you make us you go to spot for all you special occasions. Thanks again for choosing The Lex!
Lovely birthday celebration with my husband! Service and food were exceptional and the photograph was a nice surprise.
Absolutely fantastic meal... fairly large portions... we split the halibut special and added a salad and a side of potatoes and had plenty of food. We also split the chocolate mousse cake for dessert and it was divine. It was worth every penny.
Hello Delicious, thank you for the five-star review!! I'm glad we exceeded your expectations and felt it was worth every penny. Please come see us again soon!
My new favorite place! Great setting, excellent and attentive service, and fabulous food.
Hi KristinaH, thank you for the five-star review! I know you have so many places to choose from so we value very much you picking us as your new favorite spot. Don't forget to check out our rooftop bar, it is open daily (weather permitting). Thanks again!
We had a wonderful dinner with an excellent waiter who explained all of the daily options and answered all of our questions. Our choices for the meal turned out very well. I was disappointed that the swordfish had disappeared from the menu though. The only other downside was that I ordered a cup of coffee and it never was served.
Hello GerardO, thank you for your feedback. I sincerely apologize about the Swordfish, Chef Jack has decided to offer a different fish so we no longer have it available. I would also like to apologize for the coffee never being served, that should never happen. I hope you can try us out again soon!
Grace, our waitress, was wonderful. She had quite a few tables but made us feel special. Butchers cut was an 18 oz ribeye aged 45 days with some sort of coffee rub. Came with 3 BBQ shrimp for $89
More than we wanted to spend so my wife and I split. Both of us agreed that was the best steak we have eaten in our 60+ years. French onion soup was unique. Very flavorful, and excellent. Very good potatoes as well. More than enough food for the 2 of us (even took some potatoes home).
Expensive, but we highly recommend the Lex. My first trip there...
Hi MikeJ, thank you so much for the amazing review!! We are thrilled to hear that the aged ribeye was the best you've ever had. Grace is the best isn't she?! I hope you can join us again soon. Don't forget to check out our rooftop, we are open daily (weather permitting).
The Lex is just as it always was--pretty swanky, yet very comfortable. My only complaint is that my hamburger bun was burnt on the edges and stale.
Hi BruceL, I'm very sorry to hear you weren't pleased with your burger. Please stop back in soon, I would love to buy you a burger and a beer. Ask for Adam, I am the Director of Operations. Cheers!
Classic, elegant feel to the space, top-notch service and food that was both old school and updated with surprising thoughtfulness. Definitely on the pricier end, so it’s for special occasions only, but well worth the money we did spend!
Hi AnnaM, thank you for the five-star review! Please try our other options, we offer happy hour Mon-Fri from 4-6pm, Brunch on Sundays from 10-2pm and now join us on the rooftop!
Our server (Nick ?) was awesome.
Have had him before....
The overall service was top notch.
The ovedrall noise level was a little on the high side making conversations at our table a little challenging.
Hello Robert, thank you for the five-star review! I don't have a server by that name but we do have Rick? I apologize for the noise level, we are working on ways to improve it. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.
My wife and I both ordered the French toast which
was burned on the bottom side--almost totally black.
The top side was also very brown. Not good at all.
Hello robb, I'm sorry about your experience at The Lexington. Would you be willing to provide a contact number so we can discuss further? Thank you.
Knowledgeable staff and pleasant atmosphere.
Hi KerryB, thank you for the four-star review! What could we have done better to earn five-stars?
Extremely noisy in the space. This is my second visit in the last 2 months and everything was above expectation except for the noise level. Tables are too close to each other spread them out or use some type of noise dampener.
Hi GavinP, thank you for the five-stars despite having to deal with the high noise level. We are actively working on ways to lower the noise level and should have some solutions soon. Please feel free to ask for a quiet area next time you are in and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Mother’s Day brunch. Amazing time!!
Hello RobinS, thank you for the five-star review as well as choosing us to celebrate such an important special occasion!
First time at restaurant since total remodeling. Loved the food, selection service and lovely interior surroundings.
Hi freddy, thank you for the five-star review!!
Super good chefs selection of Texas Style beef long rib. Outstanding. Dirty beans were amazing.
Hi NickB, thank you for the five-star review! I'm glad you were able to try our Long Rib, it is quite impressive!