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Lemon Grass - Syracuse

4.6
598 reviews
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$50 and over
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Thai
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Thai, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(315) 475-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Max Chutinthranond
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Private party facilities
Please contact us at 315-475-1111 to inquire about our private dining rooms and catering functions.
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Private party contact
Alyssa Fleck: (315) 475-1111
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Franklin Street
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Entertainment
Every Friday and Saturday evenings enjoy live jazz from 7:00 to 10:00 at our bar in Bistro Elephant.
Additional
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
What 598 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 15 hours ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in Syracuse. Excellent food and service in a nice setting. A little pricey but generally worth it.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love everything about Lemon Grass!! Food, ambiance outstanding!!

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As usual. Outstanding evening

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food is always good. The service excellent. The live music at the bistro bar was an unexpected bonus.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a fabulous meal with outstanding service! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

One of my favorite places in Syracuse. The Trio appetizer is incredible!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Filet in green curry outstanding as an entree, shrimp dumplings rock as an appetizer

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Very good, many gluten free and vegan choices. Very helpful staff and excellent service! Worth the trip!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Always a great experience. Plenty of options no matter what your style/taste prefers. Sue is a great server and always treats us exceptionally.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Outstanding as usual; food excellent; service excellent; a bit noisy, but tolerable.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was great, very flavorful! Service was good

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything went well

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. My wife and I have never had a less than stellar experience here.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We have eaten at the Lemon Grass many times and the food and service is always stellar

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Billy is the best. 10/10 service

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I've been 3x now and certain this is the best restaurant in all of Syracuse.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Restaurant was closed when I arrived for my reservation. I was not notified that the restaurant was closed as was strayed in the snow. Went to a brunch place near by

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

As always so good

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was great - Billy. Food was excellent. Consistent stop whenever we are in Syracuse for visit. Highly recommend

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