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The Lexington

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(14 Reviews)

1096 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

(651) 289-4990

Today: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tomorrow: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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General Info

Established in 1935, The Lexington has been the unofficial clubhouse for generations of St. Paul residents and visitors alike.  The elegant dining room with crystal chandeliers, white linens and warm wood create an intimate dining experience.  The mahogany bar is the perfect spot for a quick bite before an event or a more casual dinner.  Featuring a classic serpentine bar and stunning cherry wood, the Williamsburg room could be the most beautiful event room in the Twin Citites and can accommodate parties of up to 100 people.  Experience a real Twin Cities institution with meals made from scratch, hand-carved steaks and seafood, classic cocktails and an extensive wine list.  The Lex is THE place to be seen.  See you there.

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Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
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Phone: (651) 222-5878

Calamari, Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Coconut Shrimp, Crab Cake, Daily Specials, Dinner, Escargot, Filet and Walleye Combo, Flatbread, Lunch, Marine Salad, New York Strip Steak, Our Specialties
Payment method
amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
Summit Hill
American Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Meeting & Event Planning Services, Restaurants
Other Information

Price Range : Average

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Outdoor Seating: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Wi-Fi: Free

Good For Groups: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Can't say I liked the changes

My husband and I have frequented the Lex for years. Just went for the first time since the ownership changed. Prices were higher - food more ale carte than in the past. I used to get the caesar salad with my dinner. That wasn't a choice. Paid extra for the vegetable. Steak was mediocore at best. I don't mind paying more but I sure want my dinner back.

Loy OBoyle


Provided by Citysearch - 
over priced lunch, bad service.

Yesterday a group of Senior Citizens came for lunch, part of a 'Y' day out. The menu was not sent ahead of time tho it was asked for. Bottom line........said seniors paid about $30.00 each for LUNCH. Service was bad, checks got all mixed up. Word travels fast in this town
Do not expect to see any of us again. .



Provided by Citysearch - 
Love the Lex

I have always (25+ yrs) been a fan of the Lexington. My favorite lunch dish is ""The Marine"" and I always think of the Lex when I crave a seafood salad and girlfriend company.
The Chicken Pot Pie is excellent cold weather comfort food.
This weekend we will be there for a great steak, we'll ask for a table in the bar (love no smoking!!!) for wonderful martinis and romantic atmosphere. Wish my favorite waitress Bessma worked those hours.



Great gathering place

Love the Lex. Been coming here for years. Always good food, good service, reasonable prices. A super place for a family or work gathering. But reserve early for your holiday party, before they book solid!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Do not go here for brunch

I went here for Sunday brunch with my fiance, we ordered the eggs benedict and the crab cake eggs benedict, mine was mediocre at best, my fiance didn't even finish his, and he eats everything. The prices were high and the food was disappointing. The English muffins tasted like cheap frozen muffins from the local megamart, the eggs were not properly cooked, and the sauce was bland, like it came from a jar. Save your money, go to Salut for their eggs benedict, it is to die for!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Service, Not Good Food

I have a culinary background.

I've been to the Lexington twice now, and I would not go again. There are just too many GREAT places out there to waste a penny there.

Each time the food is over cooked, and just nasty.

My Mother likes the place, so that is the reason we dined there this weekend, but I could not see myself going there or recommend it to anyone.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Consistently excellent food and service

I just attended a large birthday party here, with diners from 4 up to 80 years old, and everyone was extremely well cared for by the friendly and competent staff. Of course I've also dined at the ""Lex"" in smaller groups, and always found the food and service first rate. But the way they rose to the larger challenge really cemented their reputation, in my mind. They just know how to take care of people. Prices are reasonable for the caliber of cuisine. It may not be adventurous or exotic fare, but what they do, they do well. Highly recommended.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Exquisite Comfort Food in Unstuffy Elegance

I was a freshly fledged Ph.D. when, 35 years ago, I came to Saint Paul to interview for a teaching job at Hamline U. To get to know me, the faculty took me to The Lexington, and I must say I was impressed. I got the job and moved to St. Paul. Five years later, I was watching my son perform in his very first band concert at Webster Magnet School. He was in third grade, and he had just gotten his first suit. After the concert, he told me he wanted to go eat at The Lexington. Where he got the idea, I don't know, but it was a great idea. Once more, I was impressed; however, when he ordered the pheasant, I gulped: I was just starting a business and the budget was exceedingly tight. I guess my brain must have clicked into the idea that The Lex was too expensive, because I didn't get back there until a month ago--and then I wondered why I had waited so long. The Lex serves the best crabcakes in town, terrific crispy green beans (how do they do it?), calamari, barbecue. Prices are definitely reasonable! In case you're showing off on a budget, though, here's a tip: go for lunch. The Lex is a great place for romance, business and family celebrations. Few restaurants can handle all that and still be there when you want comfort food in unstuffy elegance.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great for a family celebration.

We went to the Lexington for a family gathering, 12 of us in all. We had excellent service, although a little slow. Since this was a birthday celebration and we were all visiting, this was fine with us. All of the meals were wonderful - barbecued ribs, walleye almondine, rueben sandwich, turkey dinner - as were the desserts - bread pudding, chocolate cake, cheesecake. This was a wonderful setting for a family celebration.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent Restaurant

My girlfriend and I went here for Valentines Day, and we were very satisfied. Neither of us had heard of the place before we went, but I had gotten a tip from a coworker. We were pleased that we went here when we left. The food was excellent and fairly reasonable. The service was quick and everyone there was very friendly. The ambience of the place makes for an excellent date spot. They even had two guys playing a violin and accordian there for Valentines Day. It was great. I definitely plan on returning.



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User review by carssusan

We found ourselves and two friends at a loss as to where to eat on Christmas Eve. We usually have a big family get together, but a recent wedding sent half of the family to a new family. We were lucky to get a reservation for the Lexington and what a great time we had. The crispy beans are wonderful and calamari done to perfection. I had the braised short ribs, delicious, my husband had the chicken pot pie, beautiful and very good. My son had rare Aui Tuna and it was done great. Our friends dishes were very good also. Our service was wonderful and the wine selection was very good. All in all a very nice comfortable night. Thanks for being open.



Provided by Citysearch - 

I have been the the Lexington three times, and I was impressed every time. The staff is attentive and the food is delicious. They have amazing steaks and the chocolate cake is my favorite desert. It's a little bit pricey, but the food is worth it. It's usually not very crowded either. I will definitely be going back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Amazing place

This place is wonderful. The food is of the highest order, and the service is outstanding. Nothing but the best all around.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Old Style Restaurant

The Lexington has a surprising array of menu items that will not disappoint. Start your meal with their fantastic coconut shrimp, then go on to just about anything else. It's all good.

The decor is reminiscent of some rich railroad baron club. With deep dark wood work and other assorted trappings througout. I am uncertain if this means they have a dress code.