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“thai food can be excellent ...”
Review of Lemongrass

Lemongrass
Ranked #9 of 237 Restaurants in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Authentic Thai Fare & Pub Fare Craft beer, Heated Patio, Live Music
fredericton
1 review
“thai food can be excellent ...”
Reviewed May 8, 2009

There is a good variety of dishes for sampling. For example I had chicken and galangal soup, hot and sour chicken soup, and also wonton soup; however, the first was too oily, the second nice and hot, and the third too salty. The grilled vegetables sounded good but are disappointing: too oily, with too few vegetables. Coconut rice on the side is fragrant and tasty, but appears made with coconut cream, again making the dish too heavy. The bright spot is chicken satay, and also the money purses -- both are excellent, and the peanut sauce, and sweet chili sauce, is good. Overall, this is innovative and the restaurant is beautiful. I just wish the food was lighter.

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English first
Boston, MA
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not sure this is Thai?”
Reviewed August 14, 2008

This place gets points for decor, nice staff, and freshness of food. However, the Thai food they serve is much different than Thai food served in U.S. cities such as NY and Boston. I ordered veggie pad thai, a standard Thai dish popular with Westerners. Instead of pad thai with peanut sauce and lime, Lemongrass served pad thai in a garlic and soy sauce. I can't say it was bad, but I didn't even recognize it as pad thai. The massaman curry was also different than usual, with no potatoes, and the medium spice would have been mild in the states.

I realize that Thai food served in the U.S. is different than Thai food served in Thailand, but I suspect that Lemongrass is not serving truly authentic Thai either. Just a guess...

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“great soups and some other dishes other than curries. Good price and service”
Reviewed July 24, 2008

great soups and some other dishes other than curries. Good price and service

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“love thai food, great spot for lunch”
Reviewed December 26, 2007

love thai food, great spot for lunch

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“You're in a pinch, and Suwanna's is full booked. This will do. On another topic, there is an urban legend claiming that...”
Reviewed December 14, 2007

You're in a pinch, and Suwanna's is full booked. This will do. On another topic, there is an urban legend claiming that the establishement is haunted.

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