Lemon Grass - Syracuse

4.7
1048 Reviews
$50 and over
Thai
The Lemon Grass has been committed to bringing innovative, fresh, and delectable Pacific Rim Thai food to our dedicated clientele since 1989. Our award-winning wine list, savory dishes, and knowledgeable wait staff consistently create an exquisite dining experience for every customer who walks past our doors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1048 people are saying
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KimD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service!!

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ChrisA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely table outside on a perfect summer night. Mellow two piece band playing outside added to ambiance. Excellent food, our favorite restaurant in Syracuse!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flavors and great service. Live music topped off the experience

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MarkS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Jeremy, our waiter, also made it an excellent experience.

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Singletwins
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food

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Anna
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and delicious birthday dinner. Thank you!

JC
vipJeanneCD
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu !! Outstanding service and absolutely delicious dinner and dining experience!! One of my favorite restaurants to visit in Syracuse, always top notch . Thank you for the wonderful evening.

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! Service was excellent. Restaurant was clean and nice. Will definitely come here again.

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vipEthanN
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Excellent, spicy green curry. Good for vegetarians.

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LarissaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the streetside of the MOST, and it was nice and quiet, with lots of lovely purple hanging flower baskets nearby. All of the staff wore masks, even outdoors, which I greatly appreciated since I was there with my 10 year old, currently ineligible for the vaccine. Food was EXCELLENT, and the Red Balloon dessert was really fun. We got a Lychee Thai Basil mocktail that was fantastic. I'm so glad that more and more restaurants are offering mocktails, and this one was nice in that it wasn't too sweet. We got the Duck and the Bangkok Beef and both were delicious!

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vipSiasabby
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great summer visit with outside table. Excellent food and cocktails. Wine steward walked I block to sister restaurant to find special bottle of wine.

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Lisao
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous- we had oysters, apps, curries AND dessert- wonderfully inventive & tasty to the end!

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Kjmoore
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, engaging staff and excellent food. I would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food

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Singletwins
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always. Wait staff was top notch. Great ambiance- outside table on warm evening with two guitarists providing background music. Always feels like a treat.

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vipKrieslingfrWalworth
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful.

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BillF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We made the choice to dine outside which was a mistake. The ambience and noise level would have been much better inside. And there were people who made comments when walking by.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptional service. Shrimp dumplings are amazing! Will definitely come back.

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband and I went for dinner for my birthday. The website clearly stated Saturday dinner 3:30 - 9:30. We had a 4:30 reservation - it was pouring rain - I was dropped at door at 4:15 - when I walked in, the hostess snapped at me that they weren’t open till 4:30. I backed out and would have gone elsewhere but we had a gift card. We entered at 4:32 and I told the still unpleasant seeming hostess that I hadn’t appreciated her rude abruptness, to which she replied, well we were in the middle of a staff meeting. Bad start - no interest in remediation. Appetizers were very good - pork belly and seafood dip. My dinner was good - mushrooms with scallops - my husband ordered a NY strip, medium, with fries. His steak was mostly grey with a little pink, dry and flavorless. The waitress did not come back for several minutes - she looked at it and said that’s definitely over cooked and swooped it away. His new steak came back 15-20 mins later. I was done eating, as I had my food for 25 mins. New steak cooked fine - not even any salt/pepper on it / none on table. New fries badly undercooked, pale and limp. No point saying anything. He finished - I had intended to order dessert, but was done with the experience there. We had a $200 gift card from the county restaurant voucher program - so we thought. We paid $100, the county paid them $100 and I had a receipt showing $200 balance, but they had only loaded the card for $100. So ended the night in shame when the waitress came back saying the card wasn’t enough. I showed her the receipt - she said, oh it’s one of those, and took it to the manager. Came back eventually and said they put it back on there? Whatever that means. Seemed a little sketchy - hope others pay attention when they get gift cards. So bottom line, some tasty food you can’t get elsewhere around here, no focus on customer service, concerns about the sleight of hand with the gift card.

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vipkhakio
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling from Boston to western New York and spent the night in Syracuse. Lemon Grass was located close to our hotel and we had read good online reviews. What a terrific spot! We were seated in the bistro area of Lemon Grass which we found delightful -- a combinate of wonderful Thai food and an old fashioned bar-type setting with a helpful server, a lively bar scene and a piano/sax duo that was excellent. We highly recommend this spot.

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Rocknjac
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. There was live music when we were there but it wasn’t loud so it made for a great experience

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vipluvMaine
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside on a lovely evening. Drinks were very good as was the service. Loves the food. Totally lovely evening of dining

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my SO here for our 2-year anniversary. It was the perfect place for an anniversary dinner! The atmosphere was great, the wait staff was amazing and the food was soooo good. I not only would recommend this place but I've already told all of my co workers how amazing the duck was!

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LisaP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lemongrass never disappoints. Top notch food, great service, and a deep wine list makes for a memorable evening.

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JDCII
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch! Apps were great, specials were great, great cocktail
Menu, and desserts were excellent as well! Service was top notch

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vipEater101
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When ever I'm in Syracuse I have to go to Lemon Grass. My brother and sister and their families are so lucky that they live near buy and can eat their often. It's in my top 3 Thai restaurants that I've ever eaten in and I've lived in NYC and Orlando Florida. If they offer the special with rice noodles, lobster, shrimp red and green curry you must order it!! Everything from start to finish is amazing here!!!

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LaurenT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome. Best meal I have had out in a long time.

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KateJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I have been coming to Lemon Grass for over 20 years, and while the decor is distinctive it is beginning to show its age a little. Service was excellent, slightly slower, but not their fault as I am sure they are as short staffed as everyone else. The food was, as usual, impeccable - astounding and full of flavor - and THAT is what is most important. I will always come back, again and again.

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Kristi
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I requested our party of 10 be assigned the tax exempt status we hold through Syracuse University. I also confirmed when I was called withthe reminder of the reservation. Yet my Dean was still charged the tax and didn't realize it until after.

Kristi Vega
315-443-4000
Maxwell School at SU

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vipAlexD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, nice decorated indoors but with COVID we chose the patio and that one is between Main Street and other bars so a bit noisy …

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Satisfied
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, location, food and desserts were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & delicious food!

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KathleenL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lemon Grass is my favorite restaurant in downtown Syracuse.

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JanetB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always! Shrimp dumplings and Prig Pow!

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leesers24
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I have gotten lunch takeout from Lemon Grass many times and have never been disappointed but this was the first time I have dined in and had lunch and was extremely disappointed. From the food to the service the whole entire experience was not good at all. In the beginning, our waitress was very attentive been as the dinner went on she was nowhere to be found for half an hour at times. We went during dining week so we all got three-course meals and the time between courses was very sporadic and took way too long. I was with a party of five and most of the girls enjoyed their food but my filet mignon was overcooked and very bland. For the amount of money spent and the time we were there (about 3 and a half hours) I was not happy at all.

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JohnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great location and ambiance.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, and the staff were terrific.

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flam1ngo
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Strawberries are in season, and the strawberry goat cheese salad and strawberry Napoleon reflected the best of this seasonal option. Great meal, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great experience for commencement weekend, and they stayed open late just for us..! Actually the nicest staff, server even apologized for her facial expression when the food wasn’t quite correct… what incredible tableside manners. The food was also quite fun, aesthetic, and very exciting. Its clear a lot of thought was put into the restaurant & experience… and its not terribly expensive either.

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JJackson
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, John was wonderful. Honestly the best waiter we have ever had. The food was also wonderful

FAQs

Lemon Grass - Syracuse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 475-1111.

Lemon Grass - Syracuse is rated 4.7 stars by 1048 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.