Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant

4.6
644 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
For Lunch Reservations Tuesday-Friday, please call us directly!

Chef Ash introduces Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant. Our menu brings together many splendid cuisines, such as Italian, Spanish, French, Moroccan and Greek. With such a diverse menu, we look to please all palates, from the casual diner to the most sophisticated foodie. Our goal is to ensure that the presentation, cuisine and service foster an equally accessible atmosphere to everyone Lemon will be the ideal spot for any occasion! Gluten free menu available.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Seated on time, Wife and I decided to go with multiple appetizers instead of entrees . Let waitress that we would go with multiple apps since we wanted to try multiple items. . After order, the customary Humus with pita . Ordered 5 apps , chef ash approached table a few times suggesting ordering entrees . We let him know how good the food is and said we wanted to stick with apps. We split a desert. When we received our bill, I noted that the complimentary humus was billed .

I asked the waitress And the response was “ chef ash said add the humus since they did nit order any entrees. I call him over , he said the same . I explained to him that we were up front in ordering apps, never ordered the humus . Also , the humus and pita is “ their complimentary bread”. No written or verbal notice that it is a chargeable item if you don’t order an entree.

I told him to remove it , he was not happy and said he has nit written that on the menu. This is no way to do business. Don’t nickel and dime customers. Repeat customers is how you last in business . We ordered app and desert that was same spend as if ordered entrees !

The food was excellent , but sour taste in mouth from this interaction. If you go, check for extra charges .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with my girlfriends for dinner. It was our first time going to Lemon Mediterranean (BYOB) and we had a great time. Food was delicious! From appetizers, entrees to dessert... everything was really good and did not disappoint. I wish I took pictures of each dish. Looking forward to going back.

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vipAudrey
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ash and his esteemed staff are always very friendly and aim to please. We feel like family when we come to dine. Food is authentic and delicious. BYOB and parking in lot is available.

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Jerry
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a perfect date or even a family night. food is amazing

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AlanK
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always appreciate a small business owner being present and concerned. Chef Ashe introduced himself and the staff were very friendly. Food was excellent. A new favorite place when in this neighborhood!

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KathyB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, the service attentive without annoying and the owner is charming. A high recommend.

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LMCR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The food and service were awesome! My only suggestion would be not putting the sauce over the crab leg cluster in the Cioppino. Picking it up with sauce on it is messy and a no-go in a restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ash was amazing! The service was excellent and the food was great! We look forward to going back soon!

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. The chef himself took our order to make sure the food was allergy safe for my kids.

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JeanineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughters birthday and everything was delicious and wonderful! Ash and his servers took extra special care and attention to ensure she had the best birthday! Thank you! We highly recommend Lemon for their food ‘service and atmosphere and friendly owners and staff:)

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vipRoadkill
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ash always provides great meals and specials. Always order the rice balls, they are great.

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Ralphielexiethor
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent presentation, taste and quality!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lemon is an excellent Mediterranean restaurant. The food and service is superb and also a BYO which is always great. Nothing short of excellent here!

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NeilL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The rice balls were excellent. Overall, the food is very good. Outstanding service by the staff. I would most certainly eat here again.

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vipmeg916
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

First time here.. Food was fresh, homemade, seasoned wonderfully and the menu offered widely varied choices. The meatballs in my Kofta dish were a little overcooked but otherwise food was very good. Service was good, almost too attentive, but they clearly were focused on our needs. We'll be back.

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NickF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definite return visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation for 8:30pm on a Saturday night. we showed up promptly but they weren’t able to seat us right away (10min wait). 30 minutes later still standing awkwardly by another table, we decided to leave. The manager never came over to greet us, not even to apologize that they had given our table away even though we had a reservation. What terrible customer service!

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LoriH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food!!

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MeganS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lemon cares about your experience from beginning to end - Chef Ash's repertoire of family recipes and beyond guarantees a meal that will leave you feeling cared for and FULL in the best way. Not a strip mall joint, just a genuine nice evening out.

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vipMikeA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent Food !
Service wasn’t that great. But I will return and hopefully the service will be better.

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RoseD
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service too! We love this place

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vipRossA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rack of lamb in a port reduction was perfect and had excellent accompaniments.

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MatteoB
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place and great dish selection on the menu. Branzino and Lamb Empanadas were super fresh and the seasoning was spot on. The Baklava for a desert was a little disappointing as it was super dry and needed way more honey on it. The fresh made whip cream was also delicious! But overall great place to go, cozy spot and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ash greeted us personally and quite pleasantly making sure we had anything we wished for in a prompt fashion. The food the lemon was unbelievable and everybody in my group left completely happy and very full! the night begin with a very delicious homemade hummus and pita for dipping. Hillary a couple of plates of the mussels appetizer and dinner was on from there!
Two of us had the Lamb shoulder, which fell off the bone and was absolutely fantastic! Others at the table had the Branzini and the Chioppino special which was out of this world!
For dessert we had bacalao delicious homemade ice cream and the chef sent out a Bananas Foster (which I have not seen anybody make in a long time) and it was surreal!
I would recommend a lemon to anyone who wanted a fantastic, well thought out and extremely well prepared dinner.
Each member of the staff from chef Ash all the way to wait staff was not only very nice but professional and attentive.
Thank you chef for a lovely evening we'll all be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selections. Everything better than expected ! Will be back again 😊

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vipPatPerrella
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ash and his team continue to have consistently great made to order food. Always happy to go there knowing that whatever I order, will be great. Many selections and specials. Would say one of top restaurants in Monmouth County.

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foodcritic732
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious. Nice selection and never disappoints.8

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Yummy1
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there with my husband and teenage son. Waiter was super nice and very attentive. Food was absolutely delish and it was quiet enough to enjoy our conversation. Moroccan chicken was full of flavor and my son really enjoyed the steak. Had to get the mango panna cotta for dessert. Sooooo good. Will definitely be back again.

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ShariS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. When we complimented the chef/ owner, heThe even offered to send us home with some of the sauce from our dish. Service was friendly and attentive. We'll be back

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RGBjr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had an very pleasurable 2020 New Years Eve dining experience. Our waiter was very curitous, friendly and attentive. He checked a reasonable amount of times if we needed anything or if everything was to our satisfaction. It is a BYOB restaurant which allows for the enhancement of you dining experience by bringing the wine you like. The owner checked with us to see if everything was to our satisfaction.
Well Done.

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vipMikeG
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu. Chef Ash does a good job. Nice byob. Would return again.

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RandyF
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves on my birthday celebration this past Tuesday the 15th. Compliments to Chef Ash and our waitress, Michelle. Till next.

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DiningDi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Lemon's. The food was wonderful. The wait staff exceptional. We would definitely go again.

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vipfelices
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Lemon! From the outstanding food to the relaxing decor, all was perfect! Chef Ash was a true professional, introducing himself and sending us over a complimentary dessert! The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing the waiter and servers were amazing as well I gave my mom a surprise dinner and they really did surprise her with a awesome cute little birthday snack it was beautiful and we had a great time thank you guys

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vipAudrey
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous local restaurant because attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the experience. Service and food is the best and even the choice of background music is enjoyable. Chef Ash is an expert chef and a gentleman. He’s always around greeting all his patrons and loves what he does. He’s genuine! BYOB and parking in lot is available.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding and food was just as good. Large portions and great specials. Definitely a place to go back to.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve been wanting to try this place so I finally convinced my husband on his birthday to have a dinner in this restaurant, but we were very disappointed ! Very pricy for tiny portion of meal . My husband’s coffee is just warm I asked For tea the water is boiling hot like it just came out from the microwave. Dining room was very cold on that night, my creme brûlée dessert has a lot of sugar granules in it as supposed to being caramilized! I don’t know,at least tried eating on this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service! 5/5 totally recommend

FAQs

Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 761-0900.

Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 644 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.