Exceptional care given to appearance of dishes, and complex flavors to match. We will have to go back because we couldn't try all the tempting food selections in one meal.
Not only was everyone very friendly, but out server (I wish I remembered her name) was very knowledgable and funny! She knew the right balance of being available without hovering. Also, the food is beyond amazing. I had the evening's special red and yellow curry dish with chicken, scallops, and shrimp and egg noodles - and the way the flavors melted together was beyond perfect. I will definitely come here again for another special occasion.
Most recently we dined on a Friday night about 7 so I understood the slow service seeing that almost every table was occupied. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. The coconut shrimp and oysters for apps were perfect- Thai clay pot was delightful as usual. The lost slipper and strawberry Napoleon were a perfect ending.
We had a quick dinner in less than 1 hr. The garage attendant demanded $10 cash as a fee for people dinnng at Lemon Grass. Why?
The service was good. The ambiance was not so great for date night. My husband and I were in the front corner next to the windows and we had a birds eye view of trash pickers and other nefarious characters in the “alley.” One of whom took it upon himself to wave at me as he walked by. Though not the restaurant’s fault, I would recommend avoiding the window areas of this restaurant. Also, the tables were so long I had to shout at my husband and we were so close to our neighbors I felt like I was part of their conversation. This restaurant was not as upscale as I had hoped it would be for the extremely rare get away I have with my husband whilst on vacation. My prosecco was brought out In it’s tiny bottle which was set in the table for me to pour and my husband’s iced tea came in a Budweiser glass. All that said, the food was delicious, so you have to take the good with the not so good here.
Our service was slow for some reason. Usually its top notch!
One of our favorite restaurants in Syracuse. Excellent food and service in a nice setting. A little pricey but generally worth it.
This was my first time at Lemon Grass and it did not disappoint! Had a drink at the bar before dinner and the drinks were well prepared and bartenders very attentive and responsive. Dinner was great, server professional. Will definitely return!
Love everything about Lemon Grass!! Food, ambiance outstanding!!
Overall the quality of the food did not match the price tag. I was really excited to come try this place out but it did not live up to the buzz it gets. I love Tom yum soup so it was heart breaking whenLemon Grass served a soup tasted like hot, zesty Italian dressing. Yuck. The roll trio was also disappointing. It definitely lacked flavor in the two “rolls” however the spring rolls were amazing! Probably the best item on the menu!
I’m glad I gave this place a try but I would not go back.
this is a relatively authentic Thai food restaurant. I'd definitely like to go again and recommend it. love the food there and the deserts are awesome!
As usual. Outstanding evening
A wonderful dining experience. We were seated within minutes of arriving (had reservation) and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very patient with our dietary preferences and recommended meals we both enjoyed. This is NOT a "fast food place" so if you expect to be in and out in an hour it's not the place to go. If you like a leisurely evening in a pleasant surrounding with well prepared food you will enjoy Lemon Grass. Try it even if you are not a fan of Thai food. They have a wide variety of steaks and other meats as well. We had the Honey Duck and the Pork Chop and they were delicious. Because there is not just one huge dining room it is not a noisy as some restaurants but it is still a busy place.
Waited on waiter for 10 minutes, food was too salty (steak). I complained but they just said sorry, nothing was deducted for the bill. I ate 50% of the steak. Won’t go next time.
The food is always good. The service excellent. The live music at the bistro bar was an unexpected bonus.
We had a fabulous meal with outstanding service! Thank you!
I have eaten here for 20 years and have never had a bad meal. The service is always wonderful. The menu is great, but the specials are even better. This restaurant has the best and most beautiful desserts of any restaurant in Syracuse. I can’t wait for my next visit here.
One of my favorite places in Syracuse. The Trio appetizer is incredible!
Filet in green curry outstanding as an entree, shrimp dumplings rock as an appetizer
Very good, many gluten free and vegan choices. Very helpful staff and excellent service! Worth the trip!
Lemon Grass provided the best Dining Week menu. The food was excellent and a great value for the price. Plus that chocolate slipper is to die for.
Our server, John, was very attentive without being overbearing. Lemon Grass has some of the best wait staff in town.
Went for Dining Week, so great value (3 course meal for $25), but also delicious and varied menu. I appreciated all the gluten free option on the regular menu. Staff was professional and knowledgable--got a nice bottle of wine for under $30 to go along with the meal. Nice experience--will be back soon!
The hostess with the colorfully died hair ignored my date when he tried to check us in for our reservation. I had to walk up to her and loudly command her attention to which many of the patrons felt she was being very discriminating against many. When the Head Hostess came over her demeanor straightened right out. I'm not OK with this kind of behavior. Other than that it was a wonderful evening and dinner experience. I will return and she (colorfully haired hostess) will be checked if she decides to be weird again. It's 2018 get over yourself.
Went for Dining Week so it was crowded and loud but that was to be expected! Food was fabulous, service great! Not to be missed!
I think this restaurant would have been much better if it was not restaurant week. They were working off a discounted fixed menu and the kitchen was slammed. It took over an hour to get our salads to the table. And then the food we ordered looked like it was rushed. I think it might be a good place, and I will give them another try, when they are not as slammed with the specials.
We were not seated until 40 minutes after our reservation. It took a long time for server to come to our table. I ordered a glass of wine, which still hadn’t come when first round of food was served, so I cancelled it. Service was horrible. Food was good, but the wait and lack of service affected that for us. The woman pouring water was fabulous; friendly and completely attentive. Always back with water before our glasses were empty. She saved our experience from being a complete disaster.
I had high hopes for my second meal at Lemon Grass. The last time I was here was 6 months ago when I last visited Syracuse from San Francisco. That meal was decent. However, this meal was subpar. Overall, our selections were inconsistently flavored. To start, the oysters were fresh. No complaints. Next, the Tom Yum soup was under seasoned. I had to ask for three lime wedges to add acidity and flavor. The beef salad was overly aggressive with the salt. This was such a disappointment as it was otherwise delicious and herbaceous. Finally, the forest mushrooms with shrimp and Pad Thai were, again, very salty. What made the overall experience even poorer was that it took an hour and fifteen minutes before our food arrived. When my Pad Thai arrived, it included chicken (I requested tofu only). By this time I was starving so I ate it without complaint. Not sure we’ll be back.
Always a great experience. Plenty of options no matter what your style/taste prefers. Sue is a great server and always treats us exceptionally.
Wonderful Dining Week experience (3 courses for $25... I chose the house spring roll, mixed bitter greens with peanut dressing, and Gang Gai). The food was delicious, cocktails were good and the service was outstanding.
Outstanding as usual; food excellent; service excellent; a bit noisy, but tolerable.
Made reservations which I highly recommend you do. We were seated immediately and given menus and the list of Restaurant week specials. Wonderful selection. Our waiter was excellent and I ended up taking his recommendation for my dinner choice and I’m really glad I did it was delicious! The only complaint I have is that the tables are very close together and having a private conversation is really not possible. I’m glad I wasn’t on a first date. Don’t forget to get one of their homemade desserts simply amazing.
An amazing dining experience with the absolute best Thai cuisine I’ve ever enjoyed. Definitely a must-eat while in Syracuse. If you have the means to go, you will not regret.
The food was great, very flavorful! Service was good
My wife loves Thai cuisine and so I thought I'd surprise her for Valentine's Day and take her to this restaurant. I have never been to Lemon Grass before. We sat in the Main Room. I understand it was special day and expect it to be busy. The room is nice but the tables were lined in rows close together. Almost looked like a cafeteria seating in school! It was relatively noisy as expected with the large amount of people in the room. Plus the having 2 of the walls being floor to ceiling glass did not help to deaden the sound. Hard to have a conversation.
We opted for the special 5 course meal and we purchased a bottle of wine rather than the individual pairings priced at $30. First, I want to say that our waitress was wonderful. She was cheerful and did check on us from time to time.
Most of the servings were very good. My only "beef" was with the Imported Kobe Grade AA6 steak I chose as the main course. While it was tasty, it was cold -- room temperature -- as were the potatoes. I asked the waitress if that was the way it is supposed to be served -- she did not know. I am just used to having steak served hot.
The time between our course servings was very long. Our waitress did bring us a glass of wine on the house. But it was over 3 hours before we were finished -- too long.
I'll go back again in the future --- but not on a holiday -- and see if experience is any better.
Everything went well
Outstanding food, service and ambiance. My wife and I have never had a less than stellar experience here.
We have eaten at the Lemon Grass many times and the food and service is always stellar
Billy is the best. 10/10 service
Although one of our favorite restaurants in Syracuse, the taste has been compromised. The red curry chicken used to be much better before they precooked the chicken. Last visit the chicken was leathery rather then the usual tenderness we are used to.
I've been 3x now and certain this is the best restaurant in all of Syracuse.