Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant
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.
Mediterranean catch, marinated and grilled, served with a gigantic bean relish and a red pepper sauce
with eggplant farro mint pesto and an apricot and grand marnier glaze
a Mediterranean sea bass roasted with grape tomatoes, garlic, fresh thyme and grilled lemon, and Spanish risotto
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 .
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.
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.
Amazing place for a perfect date or even a family night. food is amazing
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!
The food is always excellent, the service attentive without annoying and the owner is charming. A high recommend.
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!
Ash was amazing! The service was excellent and the food was great! We look forward to going back soon!
The food and service were great. The chef himself took our order to make sure the food was allergy safe for my kids.
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:)
Chef Ash always provides great meals and specials. Always order the rice balls, they are great.
Excellent presentation, taste and quality!
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!
The rice balls were excellent. Overall, the food is very good. Outstanding service by the staff. I would most certainly eat here again.
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.
Definite return visit.
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!
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.
Excellent Food !
Service wasn’t that great. But I will return and hopefully the service will be better.
The food was great, the service too! We love this place
The rack of lamb in a port reduction was perfect and had excellent accompaniments.
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.
Food is delicious
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.
Great menu selections. Everything better than expected ! Will be back again 😊
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.
Food is delicious. Nice selection and never disappoints.8
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.
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
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.
Great menu. Chef Ash does a good job. Nice byob. Would return again.
We enjoyed ourselves on my birthday celebration this past Tuesday the 15th. Compliments to Chef Ash and our waitress, Michelle. Till next.
We had a lovely time at Lemon's. The food was wonderful. The wait staff exceptional. We would definitely go again.
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!
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
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.
Service was outstanding and food was just as good. Large portions and great specials. Definitely a place to go back to.
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.
Amazing food amazing service! 5/5 totally recommend
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.