We were pleasantly surprised with Lemon! The ambiance was very welcoming, warm & intimate. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly & professional . Authentic Mediterranean menu. Appetizer portions & branzino dinner portion a little on the small side - but quite delicious. The parpadelle & short ribs - homemade pasta very tasty but the sauce was lacking in flavor; perhaps more salt cheese which is why I gave the review 4 not 5 stars. Will definitely be back, overall a lovely dining experience.
Appetizers were fantastic. Many entrees were good but nothing great. Note that if you go using a coupon, and you booked on Open Table, they won't accept the coupon (even though it doesn't say on the coupon that it's not accepted if you booked through Open Table.)
Everything was amazing. Food. Ambiance. Service. A great experience all around
Wonderful menu and delicious cuisine!! Perfect service. BYOB. AMAZING DESSERTS!! Thank you, Lemon!
Best meal I have had in the area in months! Not only was the food excellent, but the service was better! Plenty of specials (I loved the lamb) and the dates for dessert were amazing. Can’t wait to go again!
Love going to Lemon, never disappoints. Delicious food, freshly made. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff.
Fresh well prepared delicious food. Selection of choices excellent and staff was professional courteous.
Would NOT honor a coupon/discount because we booked on open table. Not sure it was worth the $3 discount to get a negative review..,,,,,Do you?
Food fresh and delicious ,have been here several times for lunch and dinner and never disappoints. Great local restaurant.
Everyone at the restaurant were very nice. the waiters were funny and making the children laugh. the Maitre'd was very polite, friendly, accomodating and she paid attention to all the guests.
the chef came over to our table and introduced himself. that was very nice. very few restaurants would do that.
the food was delicious. fresh and tasty and generous portions.
Awesome food, good people
This was our first time coming here, and we will keep coming back! The owner greeted us with the hostess and was very hospitable. He checked on us throughout the night to make sure everything was up to par. The staff was very nice and pleasant. They were also very knowledgeable about the menu, and answered all our questions about the different menu items. They have a variety of Mediterranean selections, and can prepare the food to your liking. I had the lamb, which was amazing! I will definitely be back! I will also recommend this to all my family, friends, and coworkers. This restaurant is a gem!
I always enjoy dining here. I especially love the kofta which are the lamb and chicken meatballs. The complimentary hummus is delicious as are the biscotti at the end of the meal. Service is attentive. My only complaint is I do not enjoy the belly dancer on Friday nights. Chef Ash is always warm and welcoming.
We absolutely love Lemon ! Ash and his staff are fantastic ! Everyone is always so polite and friendly. They remember their guests like they see them every day ! Recommend very highly !
Great place to eat and celebrate Valentines Day!
I love trying new restaurants, but you need a place to go to that is reliably excellent! Lemon is consistently an above average food experience! I have been here on a romantic date with my wife, enjoying family time, getting together with friends and celebrating on special occasions. Chef Ash is amazing!! The stuffed Bosc pears explodes with flavor! The chippino mixed seafood dish was delicious, but my only complaint is that crab legs are bit difficult to get to without a shell cracker which is why I don’t usually order that at a restaurant unless I’m willing to dig in and get dirty. Finally a good espresso and outstanding chocolate flourless torte were my heaven!! I will venture but always come home to Lemon!!
Nice restaurant with diversified menu. Different dishes. Everything was enjoyably and delicious.
A gem! Great food and attentive ownership. Our new favorite restaurant !
The meal and service were tremendous. The fragrance from the candles in the front and bathrooms is way to strong as many people are allergic to these scents. I would ask to be seated away ftom the candles the next time. Secondly, our table was in the front window near the coat rack. The noise level was very high and people were all around us waiting to be seated. Sit back in the restaurant but not near the candles in the bathroom.
Lemon adheres to reservations. Friendly staff. Nice menu variety. Have never been disappointed with my meals. Knowledgeable staff.
I have been to Lemon numerous times over the last few years. When we first started going there we enjoyed the food and continued to go back. The last few times we went, the quality of the food had gone down tremendously. This last time, I ordered lamb chops from the regular menu rare and they put in for lamb chops that were on the specials and brought them out me burnt and tough.
The staff, or lack of have continually made errors, including forgetting to put someone's order in completely. Unfortunately the quality of the food combined with the service is the reason we will not be going back to Lemon.
Disappointing service and food. The last few times we have been here it has not been great
First time dining here. Really enjoyed it. Our waiter made some great suggestions for apps and dessert
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Chef Ash was very friendly and Alex - our waiter - was very attentive! Great food and atmosphere!
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.
Date with a very special woman
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.
It was first time there. Food was excellent Service was excellent. Would go back again
Always good. Owner greets guests. Nice food and hospitality.
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.
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.....
Chef Ash always puts together a great meal, the service is always very good a must check out
Food was nothing special. Service was obsequious. Tastes were ordinary
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
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.