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“Owners are very accomodating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lemon Bistro

Lemon Bistro
76 Main St. Markham, North, Markham, Ontario L3P 1X5, Canada
(905) 209-8513
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Ranked #4 of 489 Restaurants in Markham
Cuisines: Bistro
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Description: Italian Influenced cuisine located in the small town of Old Markham Family run with excellant Bistro style menu
Markham
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“Owners are very accomodating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Lemon Bistro is one of those tempting little bonbons you simply must have. Great food. Nicely prepared and tastefully served. The owners were kind enough to open for a family affair on their normal day off. You can't go wrong here.

Visited January 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Just like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We're never disappointed when we dine at this family owned business. Dad's the chef, Mom's the pastry chef, one son is the sous-chef and the other is the maitre'd extraordinaire. The food is always delicious with fresh ingredients. My favourite are the frits. These are tiny french fries that are to die for. Share a bowl if you need to. All in all this Bistro is amazing for an intimate family or couple's dinner. Call in advance to make reservations, they're always busy.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Markham, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Our Favourite Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Of all the restaurants in the Markham/Unionville area, Lemon Bistro is our favourite. The family that run it used to have a smaller restaurant further north on Main Street some years ago; that was an awesome little place too. 100% recommended!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A treat every time we go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Lemon Bistro is a marvellous, family-owned restaurant on Main Street, Markham. My husband and I go there often. Beautifully prepared and presented food. Always interesting specials. Owners are warm and sociable. Small and intimate ambiance. Great vibe overall. Small but incredibly efficient open kitchen. Only disappointment is that they're not open for lunch.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I've been to this restaurant 3 years ago and then recently went again with my husband to decide if we want to host his birthday dinner there. I had really loved the food and the little bistro feel of the place, so I was very disappointed with the second visit.

We made reservations for a Friday night at 7:30pm, informed the Manager, we were there to taste and decide if we wanted to host a large party there. So one would think, they may be a bit more attentive to the service.

The place was half full when we were seated, they forgot to inform us of the specials of the day, it took 20 mins to bring our starter, then another 45 mins to serve the entree. Their menu was very limited to begin with, there was really no reason for the tardiness in service, both in the dining room and in the kitchen. The food was average to have to wait 45 mins for an entree.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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