Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mark Birnbaum's new hot spot: Lexington Brass

Next month, the EMM Group and chef Franklin Becker will open the 100-seat Lexington Brass (above), a sister to their MePa spot Abe & Arthur's, in a large space within the Hyatt on Lexington an 48th. Becker will move over from A&A to man the stoves here, serving items like jam-filled pancakes and Belgian beer waffles for breakfast, deviled eggs with fried chicken, veal schnitzel, and lobster BLTs for lunch, and pork chops and foie gras mousse for dinner. They're pitching it as an American bistro.

They'll also have four wines, three beers, and (taking a cue from Brooklyn perhaps) kombucha tea on tap. Stay tuned as the September 7 opening approaches.

EMM Group is owned by Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm.

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