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The Lexington debuts new menu to mark return of chef Jack Riebel

The legendary Twin Cities chef is back in the kitchen after undergoing an aggressive round of cancer treatment.

Twin Cities chef Jack Riebel is back in the kitchen after another round of aggressive cancer treatment. 

Riebel, chef and owner of The Lexington on Grand Avenue in St. Paul, took a hiatus from his restaurant to focus on his health but now he's back, a news release says. 

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“It’s wonderful to have Chef Jack back in the kitchen,” Chef de Cuisine Antonio Murry said in the release. “It’s been an honor to run the kitchen Chef Jack built, but I’m so happy to be working alongside him again. We’ve been busy working together on our new menu, each putting our own touches on some of our signature dishes and we are excited for our guests to try them.”

The Lexington is celebrating Riebel's return with a new dinner menu, which debuts Wednesday, that he and Murry put together. The "standout" on the new menu, according to the release, is the signature and prime cuts from the woodfire grill. Among the options: a 46-ounce tomahawk, a 16-ounce center-cut ribeye, 6- and 8-ounce filets, and a smoked double-bone pork chop.

King crab legs, Maine lobster, seared sea scallops and garlic butter shrimp are among the slew of seafood options on the menu, which can be paired with something from the grill for a signature steakhouse-style dinner (there's truffle butter and blue cheese butter to boot). 

“The items from the woodfire grill are, hands-down, my favorite,” Riebel said. “Grilling over a wood fire truly elevates the flavors of these steaks. With our new menu, you get a true steakhouse experience, inside one of the most beautiful restaurants in the Twin Cities.”

Restaurant-goers will also find a selection of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, such as a "new interpretation" on steak tartare; a grand shellfish platter with shrimp cocktail, king crab and oysters on the half shell; and other favorites like onion rings, walleye cakes and Texas tenderloin tips. 

Along with the new dinner menu, the Lex has launched a new cocktail menu that's making its debut Wednesday, which includes a new collection of martinis to go with the Lex's old fashioned selections. 

Starting Friday, the Lexington will open at 3 p.m. for a new happy hour, which includes $5 house martinis and house Manhattans and $2 off all tap beers, wines by the glass and hors d'oeuvres. The happy hour menu will be available from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday throughout the entire inside of the restaurant. 

The Lexington on Wednesday also announced the return of its rooftop, where people can order from the full dinner menu while enjoying the outdoors (the happy hour menu isn't available). Be aware: Seating for the rooftop is only available on a walk-up basis as space allows, so on nice days it could fill up quickly. 

You can make a reservation for indoor dining on the restaurant's website here. Here's the full menu

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