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Lex Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1370 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-860-5903
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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New York City, New York
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This (please make a reservation) small Italian restaurant one block away from the 92 Street Y that we always go to before attending an event is both convenient and reasonable for a very good dinner. Because it is small there seems to be a tendency to rush you in and out. Don't be intimidate--have your drink (if you have time)... More 

Thank richardallan2016
New York, New York, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

family.. that's how they treat you the minute you walk in the door. they welcome you the minute you enter and always remember what you like to eat and drink, and you NEVER have to ask for anything. even though we were there on Christmas eve, (knowing they were away from their families) they were gracious and warm and accommodating..... More 

Thank Karen C
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was just down the road from our apartment and we kept walking past it , despite the pretty Christmas trees and decorations on our way downtown. Having been sightseeing all day we decided to try the Lex and what a surprise. The food was fab and the service excellent. Our waiter Altin was very helpful and nothing was... More 

Thank Jafe A
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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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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

Thank Maria N
Niagara Falls, Canada
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank VaCa-VaRaDeRo
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496 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
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 

Thank daylilly50
Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

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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496 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

Thank daylilly50
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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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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