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“Good food, but SLOW and understaffed”
Review of Lemongrass Kitchen - CLOSED

Lemongrass Kitchen
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Binghamton, New York
Level Contributor
106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good food, but SLOW and understaffed”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The food was good, but we had to wait forever to get our appetizers and our meals. On a Friday night they only had two waitresses and a hostess and they couldn't keep up. The food was really slow and I got my meal way before my husband did. We noticed this at other tables too. There were several tables that left without ever eating. One table was seated and a waitress never even approached them; they left without even getting water. They don't seem to have a computer system so the waitresses have to write up everything. They don't have a bar or bartender so the waitresses have to make all the drinks. And there aren't any bussers so the waitresses have to clear too. It doesn't seem like an efficient way to run a restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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Helpful?
Thank DHG309
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English first
vestal, ny
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“This is where we go for a special dinner!”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

The Lemongrass is where we go when we want to go to someplace special. The decor is cozy, the food is great, and the service can't be beat.

There is a good selection on their menu. Have whatever dish you want; but, be sure to have the Coconut with custard for desert! Someday I am going to forgo the main dish and just pig out on the coconuts!

Dinners are served with a type of rice pilaf. Most places I ignore the rice; but, not at the Lemongrass. Its delicious!

There are nights when this restaurant fills up, so don't be subject to waiting, call for reservations.

Recommended

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank george_vestal_ny
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Binghamton
Level Contributor
58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly delicious”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

I had heard different reviews by word of mouth regarding this restaurant and decided to try it myself. We went for Mother's Day. Very Zen atmosphere, small, quaint environment. Service was very good. Not knowing the menu, we all asked the waitress for suggestions between 2 items we had each picked out. The four of us all ordered different entrees. Everything was wonderful. The presentation was fantastic, the flavors were fabulous. Definitely a place you would want to work you way through the menu on. Avg menu prices started at $14.95 and up.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank denibeck
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Port Chester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

My favorite restaurant in Binghamton! Very nice ambiance and the food is amazing and unique. My favorite dish is the coconut fried rice. I've never had anything like it! Definitely would recommend this place to others!

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank Jillian G
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Owego, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Intimate atmosphere, nice presentation, good food”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We have been to Lemongrass twice in the past month. Both times we enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. It was easy to carry on a conversation. The food was presented artistically. The Malaysian curry and the Thai green curry were very different. The dishes were flavorful, but not spectacular, and none were very spicy. The frozen chocolate, chocolate cake was a disappointment, since the food had been very fresh.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Havcarwilgo
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