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The Lexington

1096 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3079
+1 651-289-4990
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1096 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3079
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on a Friday around 6:00. Lively atmosphere but the noise is too much for casual conversation. It's a bit brighter than the old version, but definitely on the lous side. Had Beet salad (Vinegarette dressing was way too intense overpowering the greens and the...More

Thank Brando62
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by one night after an opening to check out the most recent iteration of this St. Paul landmark. We peeked into the bar and dining room which were classic old school club style, and lovely. We went up to the rooftop deck for...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to The Lexington several times- both indoors and on the patio since it reopened. The food selection is much better indoors, and I’d recommend sitting in the bar. The patio is spacious and fun in the summer with light food and decent drinks....More

Thank askelly24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The layout of the rooftop terrace is good. the food was good but the service was poor. Their menu consists of small plates. The price is high for what you get. Our service was poor/non-existent. Our waiter was seldom seen. We had to wait far...More

Thank latitude44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the “Kalua Pig Sliders Cuban” and they were awesome! The other items were all good too...but I may be dreaming about those 3 sliders....Yum! I love a great Cuban sandwich and they are so hard to find. These sliders get closer than anything...More

Thank Perry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, our son and my sister-in-law I had a wonderful brunch the Lexington. This was the first time I had visited since the remodel last year, and they did a great job retaining the old-school character while opening up the dining space. While we...More

Thank Timothy E
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We stopped for drinks and appetizers on a Saturday afternoon in July and really had a great time. Wished we could have stayed for dinner, the menu looked fantastic. The ambiance is terrific - very classic. The food and drinks we ordered were top notch....More

Thank explorer1905
Reviewed August 11, 2018

From the rooftop bar's fun drinks to the solid American fare in the restaurant, my family enjoys the Lex and the servers/service.

Thank 2016Luv2Travel
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I am so glad the Lexington reopened last year. It is wonderfully warm and inviting inside and hip and current upstairs on the deck! My friends and I love to make this our gathering spot.

Thank mmsitges
Sara L, Manager at The Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

So glad you are enjoying the Lexington! Check us out on Facebook, we often do pop-up events on the rooftop throughout the season.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

My husband and I thought we would stop into the Lextington, since is reopened, to see what they offered for Happy Hour. We sat at the bar and had two Tiki cocktails, which were very refreshing and good. The bartender was a breath of fresh...More

Thank Nancy S
Sara L, Manager at The Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Hi Nancy, The Tiki cocktail is a popular choice, so glad you enjoyed it. We do have another happy hour menu in the Martini Lounge that you may want to check out M-F, 4-6pm. Hope to see you again soon.

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Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
The Lexington has new ownership and an excellent new chef so the recipe you are seeking may not be available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-3079
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-289-4990
  • E-mail
The Lexington is more than a restaurant, it’s an institution. Located on the corner of Lexington Parkway and Grand Avenue, this St. Paul community was the most fashionable at the turn of the 20th century. The St. Paul elite lived just blocks away and the first electric trolley brought visitors up and down Grand Avenue. The Lexington opened in 1935, after the end of prohibition, and was a popular neighborhood bar to gather and socialize. Previously operating as a speakeasy, the expansive wood panels were perfect for hiding a little booze and one can only imagine the shenanigans going on beyond the hidden staircase behind the coat check. For decades following, The Lex, as it’s called by locals and enthusiasts alike, was the place to be seen; business dealings, cocktail hours, and milestone celebrations were a regular occurrence for St. Paul socialites. The new, elevated menu will bring back supper club favorites, like the relish tray, chicken pot pie, and popovers along with some new interpretations of classic dishes like the pot roast. The cocktail menu is no different; offering a new riff on classic cocktails like an old fashioned, a brandy slush and an ever-changing social hour punch of the day. Now, more than 80 years later, we invite you to be part of the legacy - whether it’s your first visit or you’re returning to reminisce about the past. We invite you make new memories or revive old traditions as the familiar landmark welcomes you back. Welcome to The Lexington!
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