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Rack of Lamb - Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant, Freehold, NJ

Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1009 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
For Lunch Reservations Tuesday-Friday, please call us directly!

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! Gluten free menu available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, French
  • 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.
  • Phone number
    (732) 761-0900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ash
  • Catering
    Full service available, including waiters and chefs.
  • Private party facilities
    Private room available.
  • Neighborhood
    Freehold
  • Cross street
    Three Brooks Rd
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

Offers

  • Free Dessert with purchase after 8:30 pm Fri & Sat

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Free Dessert with purchase after 8:30 pm Fri & Sat

What 1,009 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Mediterranean

  • Monmouth

    Best Overall

  • Monmouth

    Best Food

  • Monmouth

    Best Value

  • Monmouth

    Good for business meals

  • Monmouth

    Healthy

  • Monmouth

    Good for special occasions

1,009 Reviews
  1. AndreaH

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Has the duck, skin could have been crispier yet the wine reduction was amazing

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  2. JeffS

    New York City

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lemon was a great choice for Mother's day dinner with my wife. Lemon executed wonderfully. Lovely Mother's Day menu. Kudos.

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  3. ChristineC

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! We always have a great experience @ Lemon! Excellent service and we love that the owner always walks around to interact with their customers.

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  4. DaveS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely going back. Service was great and the food was even better !!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was Great! Food Delicious!!! Service was good too

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and taste was superb. Service was attentive

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here 3times now and it’s always a wonderful experience. Octopus is great,lamb and duck as well

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  8. JohnI

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time here and won't be the last. The food was very fresh and prepared perfectly. Service was excellent with other servers checking in between our own server to be sure everything was going well or if we needed anything. The manager or owner stopped by to check in a couple of times as well. Highly recommend and can't wait to come back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love this place bought my son for the first time great experience yet again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants. The food was sensational and the service was outstanding!!

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  11. Rxman1941

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was perfect. Great food great service couldn’t ask for anything better.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Limani was excellent! The service was hit or miss. You have a ‘team’ waiting in your. One team member was fantastic. The other two never smiled, barely greeted us and were a bit surly. However, everyone has off nights and we wouldn’t hesitate to go back here!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food as usual. Never a bad meal at Lemon

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  14. LucilleC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good choice on the menu. You can call ahead if you’re looking for something special.

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  15. Yaz318

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! Ash is a wonderful chef and hospitable host!

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  16. MikeFromNY

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Two visits in 2 weeks with friends and we were extremely pleased as were our friends. So many appealing items on the menu made it difficult. Excellent food and service

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  17. LambertC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful meal at Lemon. Food and service is amazing! Ash and his staff make you feel so special. They truly care about their customers. It’s our neighborhood gem! Lucky to have this so close to us!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is absolutely excellent! Great atmosphere too! Bussers work hard and pay great attention to clearing and getting water etc We would love to have given 5 stars for our server, but instead she was the only part of our experience that was less than desirable. She took our initial order quickly and did check on us after we got our food; however after getting our dessert order taken by someone else then being finished with it and having her walk right by us twice and not making eye contact or offering to get our check, we had to watch her grab her purse and go outside while we had to finally flag someone else down so that we could get our check. It was our first time there and we had a 10% off code to get applied before the check was even brought out, but then we were told by the manager that it is not accepted on the weekend. That may be, but it doesn’t say that anywhere online, so that seems quite strange. We will be back though bc the menu had so many items that sounded so appealing, and everything we ordered was delicious. Maybe that server will not be there next time or we won’t be seated in her station.

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  19. Swamp

    New York City

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought another couple for their first time at Lemon. They loved it as much as we do.

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  20. MarkC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to Lemon several times and have never been disappointed! Great food, great service, great staff and the owner is hands on. Highly recommended!

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  21. jeffd

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Ash makes the most amazing food! The ciuppino , hangar steak had amazing flavor. Ceviche as good as Miami . Best escargot I've ever had. Desserts were amazing. Going to try his Sunday teaching class. Can't wait!!

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  22. UDELVisiting

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I can’t say enough about this gem! Great food, awesome variety, everything is cooked to perfection, and made the way you want it! Flavors are amazing! And the service …. The team is on top of every need even before you have it or ask! Not just your server but everyone! What more can you ask for in a local owned restaurant!

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  23. bell

    New York City

    164 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent!! Food was tasty and delicious!!

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  24. JillG

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time eating here was a total disappointment. Portions were smaller and plates were not made the same. Not sure what changed but will not go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Food4Life

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, timely service, good size portions. We had a very nice evening. First time at Lemon, definitely will return.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. AndrewD

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and attentive service. We will be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best every time The owner/manager so welcoming. Food was perfect.

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  28. TracyG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious- I loved the warm pita and hummus that came instead of bread. Service was attentive. Lamb shank was spectacular! Will definitely return.

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  29. barbwire

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Amazing service. Highly recommend. Nothing negative to say at all.

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  30. DianeC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful first time experience at Lemon Mediterranean. Everything was very delicious & well prepared. The grilled octopus was one of the best we’ve ever had, and the lamb shank was fall off the bone tender & very tasty! It was served over farro with eggplant & apricots, delicious! We look forward to returning soon to try some of the other menu items.

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  31. Pinch52

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time back. Great food! Love the lamb dishes. So nice to have something other than Italian in NJ!

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  32. EllenS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. They were very accommodating when I wanted to avoid gluten.

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  33. nancy

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant; food is great and service is impecable.

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  34. DaraD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great wait staff. Excellent desserts.

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  35. SteveM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was outstanding. Management and staff were friendly and attentive. Noise is manageable given the small space. Never disappointed !

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  36. DebraM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Lemon for an all gluten-free dinner as several in our party have an allergy. We noted it in our reservation and prior to our day the chef called us to ensure we would be taken care of and we should ask for him when we arrive. On dining day we did ask and were well taken care of. Our waiter was well versed in what was Gluten-free and went back to the kitchen for a few questions. We had appetizers of hummus, vegis, a special crispy bread and salads. For dinner we had lamb chops, lamb shoulder, seafood mix which were all delicious. For dessert a flowerless chocolate cake and fruit parffet accompanied by cappuccinos. All were excellent and the entire dinner was perfect with no after effects for the allergy guests. The service and atmosphere were so nice as well and we will definitely be back.

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  37. AndreaH

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent as always. Had shrimp and corn bisque. Paella was wonderful

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  38. MichelleK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a wonderful meal here. Chef Asch is amazing and always comes out to talk to everyone. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is great.

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  39. leenie

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The homemade hummus & pita are amazing. This is given instead of bread & butter.

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  40. LarryB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chef Ash puts out a great variety of dishes at reasonable prices. It’s a byob so this saves money too. Excellent service. Had the swordfish special and my wife had the lamb and chicken kofka. Both excellent. It’s the best place around for Mediterranean cuisine!

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FAQs

Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 761-0900.

Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1009 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant

3475 Route 9, A&M Shopping Plaza, Freehold, NJ 07728

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Three Brooks Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Freehold
  • 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.
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ash
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
  • Phone number
    (732) 761-0900
  • Catering
    Full service available, including waiters and chefs.
  • Private party facilities
    Private room available.
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