Mark Birnbaum, owner of EMM Group, founded the hospitality company in 2006. Within 6 years he has opened several of New York City’s most prevalent nightclubs and restaurants. Lexington Brass, located at 517 Lexington Avenue, is one of the most popular bistros in New York City. Another radiating EMM Group restaurant is Abe & Arthur’s, also located in the Meatpacking District at 409 West 14th Street. Both menus take on familiar dishes that remind one of a home-cooked meal but with more sophisticated elements.
Lexington Brass has a wide variety of dishes, and with that comes menu favorites. Lobster mac & cheese is one of those staple menu items at Lexington Brass that keeps customers coming back time and time again. There is just enough lobster meat involved so it does not overpower the dish but enough to satisfy your palate. It is perfectly balanced with the cheese and pasta – and who doesn’t love crispy, perfectly golden breadcrumbs baked atop their mac & cheese? This is yet another classic American dish with a sophisticated twist at Lexington Brass that has become a favorite amongst patrons. Another popular menu item is the fried chicken. Unbelievably crispy and flavorful, the fried chicken has buttermilk dipped skin and moist and tender meat. To top it off, the fried chicken is served with honey butter that is savory and sweet and doesn’t disappoint.
At Abe & Arthur’s the menu consists of an array of American favorites from a 40 ounce, 21-Day Dry Aged Prime Porterhouse Steak to fun sides like Texas Style Onion Rings and Whole Cauliflower with Pistachios & Caramel. The menu at this elegant Midtown Manhattan restaurant also features an array of soups and salads, delectable appetizers, steaks and chops, and even raw bar dishes.
The name Abe & Arthur’s came in-part from Mark Birnbaum’s grandfather. “Arthur is my grandfather, Abe is Michael’s grandfather. And the “S” in SL [the name of EMM Group’s nightclub located downstairs from the restaurant] stands for Eugene’s grandfather, Simyone” Birnbaum said. EMM Group always finds ways to innovate traditional restaurants and menu items. Abe & Arthur’s and Lexington Brass, in true EMM fashion, reinvent city dining and elevate industry standards.