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About Lemon Grass - Syracuse
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.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every Friday and Saturday evenings enjoy live jazz from 7:00 to 10:00 at our bar in Bistro Elephant.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us at 315-475-1111 to inquire about our private dining rooms and catering functions.
Private Party Contact:
Alyssa Fleck: (315) 475-1111
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lemon Grass - Syracuse Ratings and Reviews
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.
This was our first time to Lemon Grass, and it was quite the meal. We chose the Prix Fixe New Years menu and was satisfied with the creativity and flavors of each course. It was a bit chilly inside but considering it was like 5 degrees out I guess the chill can't be completely gone. Our server was attentive and courteous, it was a very positive first experience at Lemon Grass.
I’m a huge fan of wine and Thai food. They had both and a variety of other bistro options if you prefer. The service was very good. The wine was really good and reasonably priced in comparison to other restaurants. The service was very friendly and the server knew the menu and wine list very well when it came to recommendations. It was my girlfriend’s birthday and we went all out on food and wine and I was not disappointed at all at paying that much money at the end of the night because everything was very good. Would definitely go back but probably order less expensive items, including a bottle of wine, of which there were plenty options. If you love really good Thai food and wine definitely go there.
The food wasn't bad but for the price I expected much more. I felt like I could have had a better meal for half the price at another Thai restaurant such as Erawans on Erie Blvd.
The Pad Thai reminded me a lot of the Pad Thai I get frozen at the grocery store (Amys). Except I paid 5 times as much for it. I had high hopes for Lemon Grass but left feeling disappointed.
Restaurant wasn't that busy, but we were sat in the middle of dining room with people moving all around us, instead of the open seats around the edges. Lights were oddly bright inside for dinnertime. Dinner was served so quickly it must have been pre-cooked. Food and service were mediocre at best.
The setting was lovely. The menu, a little confusing (Thai and French/steakhouse). But the food was excellent. The only disappointment was a very snooty waiter who acted like he had better things to do than answer questions and make recommendations. We had an enjoyable evening in spite of him, but it left a negative impression of this otherwise very fine restaurant.
Great Asian fusion with a large menu (including fresh seafood and steak-Snake River Kobe continental style is the bomb) as well as more traditional Thai food and sushi as well. I would be difficult for someone to not find something they like on the menu. Very well thought out wine list with moderate as well as high end bottles (if that's your thing). Reluctant to share the good news but my son is graduating this year and they deserve the props.
I brought my daughter here for her 20th birthday. I chose this restaurant, as it was very close to the theater. Very clean restaurant with great food. Our waiter was very pleasant but seemed very rushed as he talked very fast and was rushing around . My daughter ordered an entree and asked for no noodles and when it arrived as she had not ordered, the waiter said it was busy and she was getting the noodles. I expected more from an upscale restaurant. I would still recommend this place for fine dining.
The mixologists were professional, knowledgeable and personable. They are an asset to the establishment, particularly the female mixologist. Unfortunately, we do not recall her name.
Our server was pleasant and professional.
The food was good. I had a whole lobster and filet, and the filet was prepared properly and my wife had rack of lamb, which was also good. The lobster was overcooked, dry and bland.
Th restaurant seemed a bit dingy and had stained carpeting and stained seat cushions in the bar. The ambiance was lacking and it was too bright, not a welcoming atmosphere.
Overall experience was not very good at all. The waiter was not friendly, seemed rushed and bothered. Food was generally inconsistent and nothing to write home about. We felt somewhat ill after dinner. We joked that we should have gone to the cheesecake factory at the mall instead and would have probably gotten better food and better service. We would not recommend, nor will we return.
Two out-of-town classmates getting together for dinner during a reunion weekend at the University. I knew this place for years and had been here during previous visits to Syracuse. For me, the bistro section was new and we took advantage of that, but not before we first enjoyed a magnificent appetizer special that was yellowtail sushi but, most unusually, was very thinly sliced and rolled with a combination of Japanese spices. Wonderful! The bistro meats were terrific as well. Rack of lamb (available with or without red curry sauce - I skipped the sauce), as good as any I have had anywhere. Very ample portion, fair price. Interesting “can can” dessert with cookie garnish baked in the shapes of dancers’ legs.
Enjoyed our palaver with our server, who was earnest and gracious on his second day after having been promoted from a buzzer. All in all a very satisfying experience. As expected.
My meal was stunning. I wanted to pick up the pot the mussels were served in and drink the liquid. The entire meal was so good and served with a small amount of heat that made everything so delicious. Seafood, perfectly cooked. Steak, the same. Really a wonderful meal. And the desserts were works of art. I love this place!
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