The Lexington is the newest destination in East Cambridge complete with a cafe, fine dining restaurant, and roof deck lounge. Will Gilson, from Puritan + Co, approached RODE to create three, distinct experiences for future guests.
Each of the three spaces within The Lexington embrace the character of the city of Cambridge during three distinct eras in its history. The ground level, Café Beatrice, nods to the elegance of 17th century imperial England with beautiful stone and brass elements. Coffee, tea, pastries, grab & go lunches, and late afternoon aperitifs can all be enjoyed in the bright, sun-filled cafe or on the outdoor ground level patio. Geppetto, The Lexington's fine dining restaurant, exudes a scholarly sophistication of emergent Cambridge with detailed molding, rich colors, elevated built-in millwork, and large scale framed ceiling elements. The final concept takes advantage of the entirety of the second floor space. The rooftop lounge embraces the puritan simplicity of colonial Newtowne with simple finishes, floor to ceiling glass and collapsible walls that seamlessly blend the indoors + out.
RODE designed the space with a single kitchen on the first floor and a smaller finishing and plating area on the second floor, streamlining back of house operations for all three spaces. With Cafe Beatrice embracing early morning commuters with coffee and pastries at the start their day, and city views and cocktails awaiting them after work on the 1200sf roof deck, patrons can enjoy all that The Lexington has to offer from early morning to late at night.
Once complete, The Lexington will provide patrons with unique cuisine and atmosphere, tied together by their nod to the city's rich historical past.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2020
9,400 sf + 1,200 sf roofdeck
Cafe Beatrice - 35 seats
Geppetto - 74 seats
Lexington - 174 seats
Client: Puritan & Co.
Food Service: RealFood
MEP: BLW Engineers