Small Bites restaurant reviews: At th...

Small Bites restaurant reviews: At the Lex, a little change is good; at Current, more is better

There are 9 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 13, 2011, titled Small Bites restaurant reviews: At the Lex, a little change is good; at Current, more is better. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

At the Current, Fridays are all-the-fish-you-can-eat days. Pity the new owners of the Lexington restaurant.

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Annie

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 14, 2011
How much did the Lexington pay Kathie Jenkins to mention them in every article for the past month? Enough already.
Of No Party

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 14, 2011
Why is it that most American versions of carbonara always have peas? You never see that in Italy. The dish is supposed to feature egg, parmesan cheese, bacon or pancetta, and generous amounts of freshly cracked pepper over spaghetti or fettucini. I've never once seen a pea make an appearance in my Carbonara (it's my favorite pasta dish) when I've traveled overseas.

I guess it must be trying to put an American twist on a European classic. I wish they'd stick to the originals. There is a reason why they are classic in the first place.
k jenkins

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 14, 2011
pssst.....a little birdie reports that kathy jenkins and the Pioneer press is one big shill for st. paul.

take that Minneapolis!

Since: Feb 10

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Apr 14, 2011
Regarding the Lex....."they should never had fired the wait staff, chef etc..they all did a great job, and the menu and the ambiance will never be the same!
If the owners want a TGIF Restaurant they should have bought a franchise!
I will miss going to the Lex and seeing the familiar faces of the chef, wait staff etc..

A customer who will no longer frequent the Lex!
I cannot wait

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 14, 2011
to get back to the Lex. Time to take Mom to lunch.
pvbh40

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 15, 2011
I cannot wait wrote:
to get back to the Lex. Time to take Mom to lunch.
It will be a dissapoimtment.$$$$$$$$$
truthtopower

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 15, 2011
Of No Party wrote:
Why is it that most American versions of carbonara always have peas? You never see that in Italy. The dish is supposed to feature egg, parmesan cheese, bacon or pancetta, and generous amounts of freshly cracked pepper over spaghetti or fettucini. I've never once seen a pea make an appearance in my Carbonara (it's my favorite pasta dish) when I've traveled overseas.
I guess it must be trying to put an American twist on a European classic. I wish they'd stick to the originals. There is a reason why they are classic in the first place.
You are correct peas are for milanese, hack chefs are for the Lex
I cannot wait

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 15, 2011
Can't imagine how. Not cost not menu. They haven't done much if anything with the decor.

How many times have you been there since the change in ownership?

In what ways were you 'dissapoimted'(sic)?
pvbh40 wrote:
<quoted text>
It will be a dissapoimtment.$$$$$$$$$
Leah

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 15, 2011
We were at the Lex recently and looking forward to some new things on the menu. What a disappointment. The slider appetizer, two delicate little burgers - ahi tuna and beef- with french fries sat at the top of the appetizer list at a $19.00 menu price. The Lex has never been the cheapest place nor should it be but that's extreme. Bread basket, fair and should be better for the overall cost of goods. The flatbread pizza, which we ordered, was not good. Soggy in the middle and a $12.00 disappointment. Tried the lobster mac and cheese which was very tasty. But please charge me a little exra and give me more than four small morsels of lobster. Crab stack, great idea, good price...the St. Paul Grill does it better.
The steak and seafood combo menu prices just look silly, expensive (when maybe it isn't for what you get) and the paperish menu seems out of place for a fine dining establishment.
We go there regularly, service is always great and continues to be great. However, if the new owners are expecting to generate new enthusiasm and repeat businss perhaps a more careful, considered look at the menu, pricing and quality is in order.
We'll stick with cocktails and go elsewhere for food. Sorry.

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