Lexington Brass: New York, NY

I recently had the pleasure of a mid-day lunch with a friend. You are probably thinking Soho or West Village?? No — Midtown! The home of the lunch packed deli with overpriced chopped salads. Where the infamous tourist hotel restaurants with zombie-like waiters push a $24 eggs Benedict and free mimosa's watered down with cheap champagne-but wait... things a looking up — we now have Lexington Brass! The outpost of Abe and Arthurs fame. A sprawling campus of luxury, beautiful people and educated servers that know the food which is damn good!

According to the NY Magazine, "Lexington Brass will not blow your mind" , but I beg to differ! We started with a generous portion of crab stuffed fried oysters-, crispy, plump, and delicious. We then added the lobster mac and cheese which was a creamy symphony of cheese and elbows, chunks of lobster studded through a mound of goodness and topped with a crispy crust —good enough for Kid Rock, good enough for me!

As you gaze around the plush bistro, you see a setting of tan leather banquettes with glass, modern fittings A great setting to gorge on delightful tuna tacos with guacamole and chili aioli as well as hearty French onion soup with a sherry broth and a perfectly executed Caesar salad. I could have pushed away from the table and called it a day — but wait — I cannot forgot the real reason that I came here... the burger!! Had I saved enough room to sink my teeth into this meaty monolith of goodness?? Of course I had ! Sure enough, the burger arrived with a golden brown basket of parmesan truffle fries and I was happy. The burger was served on a gigantic brioche bun with a patty blanketed in melting cheese and topped with crispy fried onions, bibb lettuce, and tomato. The burger was pretty much, dare I say, Awesome! Excellent ingredients and obviously cooked by a grill cook that has cooked a few ,no doubt! Lexington Brass does good food right — It is well worth a try!