Best in Syracuse
Most reliable place in Syracuse, pricey for the area but dependable. The Steaky Bacon is their upscale version of a bao, very tasty.
Would stay away from the sushi and stick with the Thai dishes. In particular the Prig Pow sauce is outstanding. Very good desserts. The strawberry napolean is my favorite when it is in season. My daughter always saves room for the chocalate pyramid
2/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dining. Nice evening
Enjoyable dining. Nice evening out on town. Good food and good service.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Meal was very good. Need
Meal was very good. Need to go back and try some more items on the menu as I have been neglecting this place for years.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
great ingredients, cooked
great ingredients, cooked correctly, but for the price the food can be underwhelming. I had the lamb with truffle couscous. Couscous tasted Mediterranean but did not have a taste of truffle, but instead seemed oily, made for an ok contrast for the lamb though. Lamb slightly over medium rare, still juice and nice.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
always outstanding service.
always outstanding service. the staff is wonderful. great food, reasonable prices. love this place and always make sure to come here when we are in Syracuse
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were great - the desserts are a must try! We found the restaurant to be too noisy and the seating was too close to other parties. It is quite pricey, but great for a special occasion. All in all, we had a nice experience there.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Come here every trip to Syracuse.
Come here every trip to Syracuse. I just love the food. Considering that I live in Washington DC where there are hundreds of Asian restaurants, that's saying a lot. Very creative drinks and desserts always surprise. Food is always super fresh and flavorful. Wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of Asian customers speaks to authenticity. The perfect place to take out your favorite Syracuse student andale them feel special.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service is outstanding - right
Service is outstanding - right amount of attention. Food is very good - steak a little less juicy than I expected (ordered and cooked rare), otherwise quite good.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were lucky enough to stumble upon this fantastic restaurant when visting our son at Syracuse. The Thai food was outstanding and the desserts were imaginative and delicious. The beer selection is extensive and we enjoyed a tasty wheat beer. The service was top rate and friendly. We will be back again when in Syracuse!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything sounded delicious
Everything sounded delicious on the menu, it was hard to decide what to get.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Mussels to start were
The Mussels to start were out of this world good. I could have just gotten a bowl of rice and poured the broth on the rice and been happy for the rest of the night. But I'm glad we didn't do that, since I got treated to the tastiest/spiciest beef green curry I've ever had (on both fronts). It was 5-star hot but maintained an incredible flavor profile of the delicious green curry. My partner's duck was also spectacular. Dessert was a work of art (a chocolate slipper, for my partner), albeit my homemade ice cream was a disappointment. Regardless of the minor slip-up on the ice cream, the experience was phenomenal. Service was attentive, informative, and abundant. Highly recommend this restaurant.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Thai Treat
Food was outrageously yummy!! Portion sizes fill you up! Staff was extremely courteous, informative, and friendly! We will definitely return.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We luv, The Lemon Grass.
Friday evening was our second time at Lemon Grass and we were just as impressed as we were the very first time. We absolutely love James. We requested him as our waiter. He is very knowledgeable, accomadating, patient, efficient and fun. The staff overall is friendly and curteous. The food is out of this world. Yes, a little pricey but worth every penny. We cannot wait to return. We will be requesting James each and everything we return.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good with room for improvement
Good food, good service, convenient parking, great online reservation system with options that can bring pleasant surprise to your date.
The noise level can be better though.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food. Extensive
Great service and food. Extensive menu and wine list.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Presentation of
Great food. Presentation of food was very good .
Was not happy with seating arrangement.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service staff is amazing (hostess, waitstaff, bar staff) and the food is always first rate. We brought an out of town guest who was amazed at the quality of the service and the meal. The steaks are wonderful, but it is hard to save room because the appetizers are SO good. The coconut shrimp is perfect, and the beef carpaccio is delicious. Then there are the desserts... beautiful and tasty. For events, out of town guests, or just because. HIGHLY recommended!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Iron Horse of Local Ethnic Cuisine
Has been around over 20 years and for good reason. Food is consistently excellent, creative, and fresh. Staff are terrific and many have been there from the beginning. A step above the rest.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaraunt was great! Since I very rarely ever go out (once a year), felt a bit rushed until we spoke with the waitress and let her know that we were not in a hurry and really wanted to sit back and relax while enjoying a special birthday. The place was not packed to capacity and she was great!
The appetizers were delicious and we ended up having a series of appetizers for our meal. Wonderful! We ordered dessert which was very special and had some peach liquer to top off the evening!
Thank you it was enjoyable!!!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Variety found at the Lemon Grass
Had a great evening at the Lemon Grass. Good food, wine and ambiance. Got to choose from
2 different menus as the adjoining Elephant Bistro provided some steak house oriented fare
to the Thai menu. All selections were very good and a decent wine selection added to the
experience. Service was spot on.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the steaky bacon, kobe
Had the steaky bacon, kobe with red bean chili sauce, spring rolls, Filet prig prow, chicken prig prow, pad thai and tofu with Lemograss chili sauce. All were great. Strawberry napolean and chocolate pyramid for dessert. Even better. Great night
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites.
Drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert were all delicious. The swordfish special with Ginger curry sauce had a little more of " a kick" than the waiter led us to believe but that didn't stop us. The chicken pad Thai was, as usual, light fresh and the best we've found around CNY. A great dining experience I would highly recommend.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I come from a family of foodies. I will go so far as to say that we are food snobs when it comes to Asian food (since that is our ethnicity), and we are often very skeptical when it comes to Asian Fusion. Lemon Grass was a huge surprise -- not only did they execute "fusion" well, but they also managed to keep a firm handle on the "Asian" aspect as well. Many Asian fusion restaurants provide American food with Asian twists (by adding rice, soy sauce, or sesame seeds), but Lemon Grass is able to take authentic Asian dishes and somehow make them appealing to both Asian and American customers. I hear this menu changes seasonally, so I'm excited to come back and see what else you have in store. (Oh, and your inventive desserts -- unbelievable!)
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been irregular regulars here for many years. Food is always primo. Staff turnover is very low, which tells you a lot about how serious the place values it's staff and vice a versa. They are warm, knowledgable, and very engaging. This time we had the spring rolls (a must for me..always perfect), the coconut shrimp, and a special, flash fried stuffed zucchini blossoms. All were perfect. For main entree;Shrimp Pad Thai (always great) and another special, Moroccan rack of lamb with poached egg. The lamb was some of the best I've had in my life. Cooked to perfection. The sauce was incredible with just the right amount of heat. Deserts were very good;Ginger and Mango Ice Cream and Sticky Rice with Mango pieces. Great spirit and wine list.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Because of the small size of the cities, Upstate New York has few restaurants that take try to be different and offer fine food with thought and creativity put into the menu. However, Lemon Grass is the exception. Though Thai based, the food blends many different styles and offers variety in its large an interesting menu, from its appetizers to its desserts. Service is outstanding, food is phenomenal, and the atmosphere both relaxing and vibrant. The Armory neighborhood is also a fun and funky place to dine. Though a little on the pricey side, Lemon Grass is worth every penny and I will be back!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Manager and staff were very
Manager and staff were very courteous and friendly. Filetmignon with green curry sauce was outstanding.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Of Our Favorites
Lemon Grass is always Excellent. Whenever we are in Syracuse we dine here.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lemon Grass experience
My husband and I came to Lemon Grass to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we were pleased with the overall experience. The spring rolls were delicious and left you wanting more of them. I ordered the Sauteed Forest Mushrooms with filet mignon, which was tasty and tender. I loved that the mushrooms were locally grown, and they really were the feature of the dish. My husband ordered the Prig Pow with sliced beef, a spicy dish which he really enjoyed. We each ordered a dessert, which we rarely do, but they sounded so wonderful that we couldn't pass it up. Overall, we enjoyed Lemon Grass very much, it is definitely one of the staples of Syracuse restaurants.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in Syracuse
Great restaurant find in Syracuse. We got to sit outside in a cute alley. Once we found our waiter, we had excellent service. He was very attentive and the food came out very fast. It was very good and we enjoyed our meal very much!!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a late-ish reservation and took our time talking and ordering. We were treated very well by the staff--never rushed, and the food was divine.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waited. A very long time before
Waited. A very long time before wecordered order, before our wine came arrived and finally our meal.the waiter was very nice but not very visible in the room we were seated in. Food good. Presented beautifully .i would try again.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wee bit pricey, but worth
A wee bit pricey, but worth every penny. A delight for the palate and taste buds with great service.
Lemon Grass has become a tradition when we're in Syracuse.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and excellent
Excellent food and excellent service underscored the experience. The Kow Soy special was outstanding!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Thai ever
My wife and I go to the Lemon Grass when we are in the mood for one thing: "Fancy". It is just that. Everything about the restaurant is well thought out. The food is exquisitely delicious with artistic presentation. The ambiance is beautiful and well designed. I highly recommend the Lemon Grass for special occasions.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food for a busy night
The food was very good. Our server was new and very friendly. You could tell she was trying very hard.
The kitchen was backed up so food took a while at times but it was worth the wait.
My husband was farly annoyed when he had to wait and wait for his fancy beer... Some people were served before others.(again it was very busy) it was not our servers fault... She was great
I want to go back when we are vititing CUSS again my husband wants to try some place else.
The Messiaman curry with beef tender loin was exceptional.w
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good but pricey.
Dining with the upwardly mobile in Syracuse has its price. While the food was inventively described on the menu, the product did not live up. The quality and flavor were very good, but surprising mundane. Portions were adequate, but small for the price charged. I would say most items are overpriced by 4-5 dollars.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was meeting friends from out of town and I had to show them that Syracuse had some good things to offer! The service was exceptional, friendly, attentive, down to earth and helpful. The food was excellent and came out in a timely matter. Everything was perfect and I can;t wait to go back again. I will take all of my out of town guest there!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another amazing experience.
Everything was as amazing as per usual. The steaky bacon appetizer is very delectable, always my favorite. Tried the pork this time, it was wonderful. Very tasty and cooked perfectly. The raspberry tart was outstanding. All in all a wonderful meal. Everyone should go here. Always my favorite place to eat.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Best Restaurant in Syracuse
We always take our visiting faculty there for dinner. Having a group served "family style" with multiple different entrees is the way to go!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
great to come back to
We were in your resto a couple of years ago and remembered it fondly. We were happy to come back again for our weekend stay in Syracuse, and even dined with you two nights in a row. Great service and delicious food.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time here. New to the area first restaurant in syracuse . Great food, great service . Definite repeat and highly recommend.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always go to Lemon Grass when in Syracuse. Their sauces are so good as we'll as the mussels. Desserts are creative and delicious.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect visit
The staff at the Jefferson-Clinton strongly recommended Lemon Grass. The greeting at the door was warm and I was seated immediately. The dining room is well lit and is dominated by large paintings that are bright and cheerful. The wine list is extensive, though geared to bottles rather than by the glass. My server was attentive throughout without being intrusive. I had an excellent starter of a composed salad with carmelized pear and Maytag blue cheese, followed by a perfectly grilled 1 1/2 lb. lobster over a curry containing shrimp, scallops, chicken, and noodles. Ended a perfect meal with a chocolate dome. I am looking forward to my next visit.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good & creative
Food was very good & creative ideas. Felt it was a little pricey for the location. It's not NYC!
Also was told they took the pad thai off the menu for family weekend at SU. Disappointed in that because that is a staple & always good to have on a thai restaurant menu
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's all about the food
The food is fantastic and well presented. The choice is very good. Beware that the price can increase because various sides are extra. The menu was a bit difficult to navigate. And the wait person was anxious to add on options. But if you take your time to understand what is being offered, you will be guaranteed a delicious meal. Even if you pride yourself as being a pretty good home cook, a visit to the Lemon Grass will be rewarded and might up the bar on your home cooking. The food and presentation is fantastic. The ambiance is so-so because the room is small and the noise level is a bit high. If I owned the place I would try to lower the noise level. It's not a bar scene. Don't miss this great restaurant.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovin' it from Ottawa
The best of both worlds. Food and service! Ask for Charles section. The food was superb and the service was second to none.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, fair prices, exceptional staff, and a delightful place to have a first date, or go out for more dates with tr one you love, or the people you love. All around, 5 stars!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took five of my foodie friends for a shopping weekend. We showed up 1/2 hour before closing, and they
Stayed open over an hour past closing to make us happy. The pad Thai was the best! Highly recommend. What a nice, friendly restaurant. Beautiful art. Enjoyable experience overall! Will definitely go again!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Lemon Grass is our place for special occasions. Excellent everything.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM