Now Open: The Lexington

A St. Paul classic gets a second chance at life

Tables in the dining room at The Lexington

photo by tj turner

The Lex is back, baby! This stately eatery on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue had been waning since its glory days when it was the place where men of industry got business done. Nearly three years in the making, the office-style drop ceiling is gone and the elegant booths set a stunning dining stage. The new owners, restaurant veterans Josh Thoma, Kevin Fitzgerald, and Jack Riebel, committed to reclaiming this restaurant and took their time getting the job right. The space is regal, but not overly stuffy, with local art lending a fresh edge for the new era. Riebel’s menu of steaks, seafood, fresh pasta, and more offers classics with a few cheffy twists. • 1096 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-289-4990,