Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant
Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant

Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://lemonnj.com/
  • Phone: 7327610900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Due to very high volume, New Years eve reservations are only accepted at following times: 5:00, 6:15, and 9:15.
    Sorry for any inconvenience.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ash
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Full service available, including waiters and chefs.
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment Every Friday Night

    Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant is now offering Cooking With Chef Ash. Ash sets a menu of several courses for the evening. Appetizers, Salads, Entrees & Desserts. He takes you step-by-step through each course, sharing his 25 years of experience in the culinary arts with you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Three Brooks Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant
Chef Ash introduces Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant. Our menu brings together many splendid cuisines, such as Italian, Spanish, French, Moroccan and Greek. With such a diverse menu, we look to please all palates, from the casual diner to the most sophisticated foodie. Our goal is to ensure that the presentation, cuisine and service foster an equally accessible atmosphere to everyone Lemon will be the ideal spot for any occasion! Coupons or discounts not valid with open table reservations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (11)special occasion (8)romantic (6)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Overall the restaurant is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Overall the restaurant is good. I had two issues. I told the wait staff that I was allergic to berries and the dessert came on a plate with a berry swirl right next to the baclava. They apologized that they did not convey my message to the kitchen. Belly Dancer - absolutely ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfying Plus
    Lovefood
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Food was great but pricy for strip mall restaurant. Service good if slow and prices on specials quite high and not explained when presented. Would try again but be sure of prices before ordering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific local restaurant
    AudreyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    Both my husband and I were delightfully surprised by this local Mediterranean restaurant. The food was authentic, fresh and beautifully plated. To start we had an unusual appetizer special: stuffed grilled peach with crab and gorgonzola cheese. It was outstanding. I enjoyed the chicken and lamb Kofta with porcini mushrooms and Israeli couscous and Paul had the Australian Rack of Lamb with a cherry reduction sauce. Baklava for dessert was yummy. Our waitress, Melissa was terrific and so sweet. The Chef came over to chat a bit and told us of his monthly Sunday night cooking classes consisting of 6 courses costing only $45. We are definitely interested in that. They also have entertainment on Friday nights. This was a BYBO. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    This was my husband and my first trip to Lemon. The food and service were outstanding. Chef Ash came out and introduced himself to us. We ended up leaving a deposit for an upcoming cooking class. Everything was fresh, delicious, and perfectly seasoned. Fantastic!!! Outstanding!!! Can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a good find, thanks to Open Table
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Restaurant could use a bit of updating, but the menu varied and interesting. Everyone in our party of five thought the food was quite good. We initially felt we were being rushed out, but the servers slowed down a bit and we were able to enjoy a leisurely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Dining Evening Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Found "Lemon" since its location was 1/2 way between friends home and ours. Walked in at 7 p.m. on Saturday and restuarant was relatively empty. By 7:30-7:45, not a table could be found. This is a restaurant that wants you to enjoy your evening and does not rush your dinner. They gave us time to visit over our BYO wine....and then took our orders. We all enjoyed the appetizers (quinoa salad, farro salad, rice balls), along with the warmed pita and hummus. Our entree's arrived in a timely (but not rushed) manner....and we were all happy with our choices (tagine, paella, salmon, salad). Dessert intrigued us (warm caramel dates, flourless chocolate cake, almond cake). After 2 1/2 hours, we left sated and happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've eaten here a few times
    gourmetchefVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    We've eaten here a few times but never on a Friday night. I could have done without the belly dancer but everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very small portions; like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    very small portions; like manhattan. front table is the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an very tasty meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    We had an very tasty meal and excellent service.....the only issues in our group of 8 were that it was a little pricey since everything was ala carte and because of the poor divide between restaurants ...the curry smell from next door carried over to our table area ..but we all agreed we would likely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    LeeB13VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    The beauty of a service such as OpenTable is that one comes across wonderful restaurants such as Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant, when it would have otherwise remained an obscure location at a strip mall. Having had the good fortune of traveling around the Mediterranean Sea, Lemon absolutely gives justice to this cuisine. The dishes were delicious, served right on time and warm. The service, including the Owner/Chef's personal introduction to the menu and its highlights was outstanding. All in all, a hidden area gem, not to be overlooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always have a good time and
    vivaciousvictoriaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Always have a good time and enjoy the food at Lemon. The specials are always interesting too. Loved the salad with couscous, brussels sprouts, and butternut squash- delish! I gave four stars for the service because the waitstaff and owner are always personable and accommodating, but I have experienced an incorrect order or long wait time for meals to be brought to table on occasion. A little bit more oomph in those areas and they'll have it made. Would definitely come back- really enjoy the food and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good . Had a group
    reviewernumber1VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Food was good . Had a group of Seven, waited one hour for apps. and another hour for main course. Need to work on speed of kitchen. Did bring us desert after we said we where not interested.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very expensive. No salad,and
    bizzyVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Very expensive. No salad,and it smells. I don't like Indian food, and it shares its space with the Indian restaurant, so it smells like Indian food. Food was good, but very over priced. This place will not last. We won't return.
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  • Good food, odd service
    MercerChowVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We were happy with our food at Lemon: nothing mind-blowing but well-prepared Mediterranean style dishes. The service was a little brusque, though, and one aspect was downright weird. It's a BYOB place and we brought a bottle of wine, but each time the server poured he started by asking who was going to be driving. Once might have been cute, but this happened repeatedly. C'mon, man, this is our wine and we will drink it as we see fit!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic