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1370 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-860-5903
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I discovered The Lex when we were walking home to our B&B further up Lexington Avenue. The food was excellent-I had the Veal Marsala. My friend (who is very fussy!) loved the house Pinot Grigio. That is a huge complement😂 coming from her! The staff were very friendly and helpful. We meant to go back but didn't... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Every time I go to 92Y for voice auditions, this is the place I choose for lunch. Never disappointed. Once inside, you forget that this is New York, a crowded city. The place is cozy and quiet. I may have been lucky to be surrounded by people like me who need some quiet after a morning of vocal music. Food... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful cozy little place for gatherings both big & small at both lunch & dinner. Food is absolutely amazing with excellent variety for all. Service is also top notch excellent attention to detail & attentiveness from each of the friendly professional servers is next to none. Hidden gem in the big apple.

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Thank VaCa-VaRaDeRo
LI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

We have been here for lunch twice now, and it has been quiet and pleasant. Just wish the service was more attentive. It seems like the slower a restaurant is the slower the service..We had to constantly ask for bread, water and more coffee. We had salads, pasta and I believe a hamburger too. All were large portions and well... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

I've now been there twice in the past month and both times I was really happy with the food, the ambience and the wait staff. I was there with friends before a show at the 92 Street Y. They had been there before so we decided to try it. We all had different food. Fish, chicken, salads, etc. The place... More 

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Thank mashkie
Victor S, Owner at Lex Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad we could give you a pleasant pre-show dinner, and we're flattered you came back for more! We definitely hope to see you back again soon. All the best! Linda- Owner More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

There are not many places to eat convenient to the Y that offer good food and attractive surroundings so we were delighted to find Lex. We were here for a late lunch and had great service and a leisurely lunch. The kitchen was very willing to make accommodations to dietary needs. The salads were large, fresh and delicious as were... More 

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Victor S, Owner at Lex Restaurant, responded to this review

We were happy to accommodate you and make your visits to the Y a little more delicious! Looking forward to having you back for dinner. See you soon, Linda- Owner More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

I come here often. The owner and servers are warm and welcoming, the food is delicious, and the place is pretty. They don't push you to order more than you want, and are generous with their wine pours. I love the porcini risotto (one of the best I've had); bronzino, veal dishes. They also are great at making adjustments to... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Have been a regular at Lex for years where friendships flourish as fellow neighbors have bonded through the years. Sure, we complain occasionally but then it's like dining at home! Restaurant remembers every person's quirks...from creating vegan specials, omitting ingredients, adding extra flourishes. The customer rules! Moderately priced weekend brunch menu. Yes, very busy prior to afternoon/evening events at the... More 

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Victor S, Owner at Lex Restaurant, responded to this review

It's been awesome having you as part of the Lex family, Christina! It's great to be a comfortable place where the neighbors can hang out and enjoy a delicious meal. It's been a pleasure serving you over the years! Here's to many more! All the best, Linda- Owner More 

New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is a noisy and crowded neighborhood restaurant with tables very close together. It is near the 92nd St Y and does alot of business before performances there. I only went there because of its location.

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Victor S, Owner at Lex Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you weren't very impressed! It can get a bit busy and lively in the restaurant, but we never want that to interfere with the dining experience, and I'm truly sorry if you felt that it did! We'd love for you to come back during a quieter time and give you the high quality food and service that... More 

Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

I decided to order the chicken parmesan even though I haven't had much good meals of it in a very long time. The chicken there was wonderful and perfect in every way, the sauce had great flavor as well. I was surprisingly pleased. Service was great as well. My friend had the chicken caprese and was also very pleased. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1370 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-860-5903
Description
At Lex Restaurant, we serve delicious American-Italian cuisine. Though we use white tablecloths and fine china, our atmosphere is homey and kid-friendly. Visit us to celebrate your next special occasion! We also cater.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper East Side

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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