The Lexington House: Craft Cocktails and Seasonal Specialties Right in Los Gatos

By David Calbert for Edible Silicon Valley


Denizens of Los Gatos no longer have to brave 280 to enjoy the craft cocktails found in San Francisco. The Lexington House, which opened in September, offers both artisan food and signature cocktails that change with the seasons and are made from local, organic ingredients.

The restaurant is located in downtown Los Gatos on Santa Cruz Avenue. The back of the bar is made of one large pane of glass, tantalizing people who walk by with its impressive selection of spirits and barrel-aged cocktails. The building itself is a striking mixture of brick and oak—a reflection that attention to detail can inspire beauty and power.

Stephen Shelton, co-founder and fellow bartender Jimmy Marino, recognized the opportunity while they were both working at Cin-Cin, a Los Gatos wine bar and restaurant. They started The Lexington House with the goal of...