Please note: We got confused, thinking that we were going to a different Lemon Grass restaurant, owned by the same people. The picture on Tripadvisor, showing the counter and wall menus above, is for the other, more casual (and less expensive) location on Howe Avenue, now closed.
That being said, we enjoyed our meal very much at the more formal Lemon Grass on Munroe Street. Pricing was spendy, with most meals at $17 or more. We saved a little by ordering one of the appetizers, minty thai chicken, which the server correctly advised was enough for a meal. We also enjoyed thai noodles with prawns, which was generously portioned with at least eight huge prawns.
Both dishes were characterized by, not only layers of flavor, but of texture as well, which made for a very enjoyable dining experience. in the noodles with prawns dish we tasted mint, garlic, and of course lemon grass, as well as other flavors in a fresh-from-the-garden crunchiness. Is it a noodle bowl, or a salad? It's hard to tell, in a good way.
The decor could be described as understated spa chic. In addition to the two main dining rooms (one with a bar), there's a private meeting room, and a neglected patio that could be used for outdoor seating.
We would return to this restaurant if and when we have an occassion for a splurge in Sacramento.
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