SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

March 09, 2012 16:02 ET

Exquisite Private Party Space and Restaurant in NYC Offers Classic to Cool American Cuisine and Cocktails

Hotel Near Empire State Building Opens New Restaurant and Lounge 525LEX

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 9, 2012) - One of the newest additions to Lexington Avenue's growing dining scene is 525LEX. The restaurant in East Side Manhattan recently opened on the corner of Lexington at East 49th Street on Midtown's East Side in New York City.

Modern comfort food, featuring simple, high-quality ingredients makes up the menu at 525LEX, along with signature cocktails, craft beers and a great selection of wines. With a menu emphasizing shareable items, guests are welcome to unwind and take in the atmosphere -- with gleaming hardwood floors and rich saturated colors that create a cozy but dramatic setting.

Chef Renato Gerena's featured appetizers include charred shishito peppers, fresh burrata with a choice of toppings, and chipotle shrimp flatbreads. Casual and hearty main course choices at the newest restaurant in East Side Manhattan include grilled filet mignon & garlic fries, house-made torn pastas, and lobster mac'n cheese. Burger aficionados relish the "Burger Bar," which features a variety of combinations, such as old school bacon and cheddar sliders, BBQ pork and apple slaw sliders, full-size local blue cheese and whisky onion burgers, and NY cheddar & applewood bacon burgers. Dessert specials include an amusing "lemon meringue pie in a jar" and red jacket orchard apple crisp.

525LEX is located at street level in the New York Marriott East Side hotel, one of the historic hotels near Herald Square in NYC. The hotel, built in the 1920s, is famous for many things -- one of which is illusionist Harry Houdini's great escape. In the hotel's former underground swimming pool, he freed himself from a locked box submerged underwater. 525LEX tips its hat to the great Houdini with a selection of Houdini-illusion-inspired cocktails. In the cocktail menu one will find fun in the Houdini-tini, the Vanishing Elephant, the Orange Challenge, and the Suspended Straitjacket Escape.

The restaurant and bar were designed as a great room as well as a party space in NYC, where guests can dine, work and play, all in the same setting. The long bar ends in the shape of an ellipse, which is glass-lit and brings to mind a pool of water. The expansive back of bar is back-lit with architectural images. All around, guests have a choice of seating, from individual traditional seating and bar stools, to communal dining and lounge or alcove seating. A comfortable lower communal table with table top plug-ins allows guests to log on and work or play, while enjoying a meal or drinks. This spacious setting's primary colors are bright gold and vivid red furnishings, which harmonize with its dark wood floors.

525LEX is open seven days a week. Breakfast is served daily. Bar service is from 12:00 noon - 1:00am daily. Dinner is served from 5:00pm-11:00pm. Reservations are not required, but suggested for larger parties. A private dining room is also available for groups. For reservations, call (212) 715-4228 or go to

525LEX is located at 525 Lexington Avenue at East 49th Street, in the New York Marriott East Side hotel. Entrance is at street level via Lexington Avenue on the corner, or through the hotel's main lobby.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kathleen Duffy
    NYC Marriott Hotels
    (212) 704-8906
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