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“Serene Setting”
Review of Blue Lemon - CLOSED

Blue Lemon
Price range: $18 - $36
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Mountainside, NJ
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Serene Setting”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

What a lovely hidden treasure in Westport. I had not been to the area in over a decade and was delighted to discover this charming Zagat rated restaurant in a courtyard. Its intimate atmosphere, lovely linens, china, flowers, and extremely helpful yet subtle server, Jeff, made our visit worthwhile. He introduced a white wine from the Gavi region of Italy and suggested a tuna tartare laced with avocado for a starter, followed by the tasty moist swordfish special and a mouthwatering fruited half duck cooked to perfection. Being so pleased with dinner we suggested Jeff surprised us with only one dessert, a lemon tart with delicate fruit topping, almost too pretty to eat. Blue Lemon is well worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Mountainside_NJFox
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Greenwich
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our new favorite restaurant in Westport!”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Fantastic - wonderful dinner, clever bar, terrific service, lovely ambiance - simply a home run! We were two couples meeting for dinner and could not have been more pleased with our evening in every way. Can't wait to return to see what drink Jeff (manager) creates for us, and what tasty delights are on their menu!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Foodie101CT
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Hanover, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Still Great food after living many years in the area!!”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Having moved to NH 3 years ago, and returned to CT, we decided to return to Blue Lemon.The atmosphere is still intimate & quiet, food is still top notch, creative and tasty!! The bartender, who also is a manager, made a fabulous cucumber martini on request. We totally enjoyed the dining experience and will return again. We had a family New Years Eve dinner there over 10 years ago, and our children still remember how special it was!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Clare918
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Burlington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Should not be #1”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

I went here for dinner here with 2 friends. While the food was good, there were a few obvious details that weren't right. For starters, the menus were out dated. Mine was titled "Winter 2012", and another one was titled "Fall/ Winter 2011". In July? Really?? I found this unprofessional for a restaurant with a $45 sole special. Spend the extra money and print new seasonal menus with seasonal dishes.

My mushroom, tomato, mozzarella and arugula salad special came with basically no mozzarella and 2 sliced grape tomatoes. It was basically a plate of arugula and mushrooms. I almost sent it back, but after searching found what was a little mozz- a few (5 or 6) small crumbles the size of feta. We also had the crabcake, arugula and endive salad, empanadas and a soup special, all of which were very good.

The service was uneven. One plus was our server let us taste a wine before we decided whether or not to order it. HOwever....one friend got the wrong soup delivered and had to send it back. My other friend received her salad and entree at the same time, and so had completely finished all of her food by the time we others got our entrees. They brought her a second salad (accidentally) but then let her keep it just so she would have something to eat while the rest of us ate. It was just strange. I find it difficult to believe that this is the #1 restaurant in Westport. Overall it was fine, but I'm sure there are better.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank kateandjohn2
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CT
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great surprise”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

We usually dine in Fairfield but tonight I wanted try Blue Lemon. Being a summer Friday night during vacation time, the restaurant was half empty. I am glad it was as the tables are uncomfortably close together.

Our waiter was very friendly and obviously attentive. I had the crab cake and my wife a special shrimp, scallop and chick pea cake. Both we perfect. Entees consisted of the best Dover sole ever and bass with roasted corn and mango. Both again were perfect. Dessert consisted of carmalized bananas with caramel sauce and apple crisp (just like mom's). Yum

Definitely will be back but during a slow period so we can enjoy the atmosphere again.

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Thank Ronaldinho22771
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