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About Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant

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! Coupons or discounts not valid with open table reservations. Gluten free menu available.

3475 Route 9
A&M Shopping Plaza
Freehold, NJ 07728
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

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.

Cross Street:
Three Brooks Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 761-0900

Website:
http://lemonnj.com/

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.

Catering:
Full service available, including waiters and chefs.

Executive Chef:
Chef Ash

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

Special Events & Promotions:
Music every Friday night! Cooking classes are available as well.

Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
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Good for a Date (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (4)
Casual (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Organic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Live Music (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

First time dining here. Really enjoyed it. Our waiter made some great suggestions for apps and dessert

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not our first visit, but we keep bringing friends who have never been here. It's great to see their positive reactions. Service is always pleasant, and the staff knows the menu and can explain ingredients. Two big attractions: BYO and they take and honor reservations, even on weekends.

Tags: Romantic, Spicy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food started off good with appetizers but went downhill after that. I remember it being better last time. Service was good, lots of young people,but not so experienced.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been to this restaurant before and always enjoyed my meals. However, they were unprepared for the New Year’s Eve crowd. Despite having a special prix fixe menu, there entrees in my party of six that were either over cooked, fish full of bones or had cold sides. One person in my party had berries and cream for dessert that consisted of a massive mound of whip cream that tasted like cool whip surrounded by two strawberries sliced in half. Furthermore, service was nonexistent never even asking if we wanted coffee.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food and super attentive staff! Every visit to Lemon is a fantastic one! The owner and staff take especially good care of their patrons. Always a positive experience dining at Lemon!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The waitstaff was great.... knowledgeable and attentive and did not rush us through our meal. The food was outstanding... from the hummus and pita to the homemade gnocchi to the delicious biscotti...I can't wait to return!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Chef Ash was very friendly and Alex - our waiter - was very attentive! Great food and atmosphere!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our favorite place to eat. Food is beyond delicious, service is excellent, and we always feel like special guests when eating at Lemon in Freehold, NJ. Trt it and you will not be disappointed at all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Date with a very special woman

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was pretty good but way over priced, the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating, over all experience was ok, no real complaints, specials weren’t so special but decent, just extremely over priced for the meals we had, it’s unfortunate, probably would have gone back but not for the quality vs pricing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was first time there. Food was excellent Service was excellent. Would go back again

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always good. Owner greets guests. Nice food and hospitality.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very nice atmosphere, comfortable. Food was OK, but a little on the small size, and everything is Ala Carte which makes dining expensive here. Expect to spend about 40-50 dollars per person.
I had the gnocchi entree which came in a "chili" size bowl which was small and disappointing. This dish should be served on an open plate so the add in seafood or vegetables can be displayed as well as any garnish. The dish was just a jumble of ingredients.
We also had the rice ball appetizer, which was good, but not up to the hype as being the "best in NJ" or words to that effect. I think it is a bit weak, at any restaurant, when you only get the entree without a side vegetable, since everything is ala carte. Some of the lamb meals other patrons were eating looked better.
We left a bit hungry , so if you are looking for a full meal, this is not the place.

Tags: Authentic
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Thought it was terrible that we cant use coupons when we book with open table. If I had known, I would have cancelled the open table reservation and called the restaurant. Just seems like more work for the restaurant. But if we have to play the game.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Chef Ash always puts together a great meal, the service is always very good a must check out

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was nothing special. Service was obsequious. Tastes were ordinary

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our dinners were good The cappuccino was cold but they made us another cup and gave us strawberries n cream for our inconvience. I feel a salad should be included with meal . A La Cart menu gets expensive. Specials for night way too expensive

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I took my boyfriend and his son there for my boyfriends birthday. The lamb, steak, and chicken were very good. The waiter forgot to bring us the pita and hummus. I had to ask for that. Portions not huge, but big enough. Not like a diner. Skip dessert. Not worth the cost. But I would go there again. It was good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The owner Ash is a great host!!
Food was excellent !! Interesting menu with great Mediterranean and Italian food. The octopus appetizer was one of the best I ever had. Thumbs Up!! Can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious food was served with expert recommendations from Alex. From the beet soup to the caramel dates for dessert the dining experience was amazing.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had no idea what was in our backyard! I have been wanting to try Lemon, never made it there until now. Decided to take our parents for their 60th anniversary and we had a wonderful experience. From the appetizers to the desserts everything was delicious and served hot. Staff was great answering any questions we had. Loved it so much we are going to attend Chef’s cooking class!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at the Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant, but the service left something to be desired.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Odd place the physical location looked like Italian or Greek food was good but very overpriced for what we had ( we had the specials mine was a seafood melody over pasta - there was tilapia and some mussels some calmer and one price of octopus and they charges 38.00
A belly dance came out and started dancing through the Isles which was very uncomfortable - we skipped desert and we will most likely skip this resturant in the future

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lemon was listed high on the Freehold list of 'veggie friendly' restaurants, so we decided to give it a try, and were not disappointed. The beet soup looked good and was excellent. The salad special of the day was creative and tasty. And the two veggie main courses that my wife and I ordered were quite delicious. The after-dinner cappuccino was uniquely served. The overall quantity of food was perhaps too much, but we made a full meal of the leftovers the following day. Two cautions: (1) it is BYOB, and (2) they provide free appetizers so adjust your meal accordingly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent dinner. Waiter Alex was great in explaining dishes. Far better than most restaurants. It was a very quiet night. Service was awesome. Can't name the dishes but food was excellent. We will definitely be back!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time with the family! BYOW.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

the menu and food options are outstanding, as is the service!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is very Good very clean place and staff is great

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

First time to this wonderful restaurant. Ambience, service food was very good. Highly recommended

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Nice lunch buffet with friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Waiter was very helpful to narrow down my decision. Food was delicious. Nice local spot with great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was very good we had the Pear appetized excellent and I had a seafood special that was very good lots of seafood - My wife had the grilled shrimp salad she said it was ok - Service was good and the people were very nice - good value for the money

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

First time for dinner last Saturday night and was completely satisfied with everything we ordered! Definitely recommend and will definitely go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Healthy, Vegan, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food very tasty and presented well. Service excellent, chef visiting tables.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

One of our favorites. Mediterranean cuisine from all over the Mediterranean. Great variety of choices for each course. Many protein and starch choices. Wild caught sea food options. Everything is always fresh. A great strip mall surprise!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always a nice dining experience and the food is consistently good. The staff is very professional and they cater to your every need.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Pleasant setting. Attentive service. Extensive menu. Food good but not great. Slightly overpriced for what it is.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very well prepared/presented dishes, Octopus special appetizer was cooked to perfection. Service is excellent, attentive professional and friendly. BYOB is a major plus. Portion sizes are a little on the skimpy size for the price but not unreasonable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Always a reliable, lovely meal. Service is excellent, and the food delicious. Chef Ash is there personally to make sure that everything is just right.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I would strongly recommend trying Lemon!
The food is outstanding and they will modify
Food to your personal preference. Chef Ash is a
culinarily genius. Check out Lemon ! You won't be disappointed. 5 stars

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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