Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant

4.6
619 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
8 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
1 review
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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RandyF
Tampa
5 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
57 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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Waitress and bussers weren’t great but food was outstanding.

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JeffP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

What a wonderful dining experience!

Chef Ash is a God when it comes to spices. Everything was absolutely tip top.
From the delightful hosts to the incredible food.

For a little hole in the wall place, it packs a helluva punch.

We started with appetizers of Octopus and mozzarella with roasted peppers and tomatoes. You could literally cut the roasted Octopus with a spoon. The mozzarella was a generous portion and delicious

On to the entree.

My love had swordfish. It was a big portion. Light and flakey. Perfectly seasoned.
I had the Moroccan chicken. It had olives, artichoke hearts and onions. Again, Chef Ash's knowledge of spices took center stage. It was perfectly cooked and the aroma made every taste so complex and yet completely satisfying!

Not only have we found our favorite new Mediterranean restaurant but we will be going so often, we may have our own parking space soon enough.

If you are in Freehold, you HAVE to stop in. Chef Ash will welcome you with a smile.

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vipJerseyNancy
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a delicious girls night out dinner. We all had the monkfish special, a bit pricey but worth it, we ate every bite! Service was good and the owner was very attentive to his patrons. We will be back!

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EileenM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was delicious but took a very long time to come out. Service wasn’t great that night

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EileenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were seated right away for our 6:30pm reservation. We chose to sit outside as the weather was warm enough. Our waiter was very personable however not as attentive as we would have liked. Apps came quickly and the rice balls and orrechietti with lamb Ragu were delicious. We waited a very long time for our entrees with no explanation from our waiter. The food was delicious and ranged from salmon, steak, lamb tagine, and a seafood special. We all split the bread pudding for dessert. Overall we had a very nice evening and enjoyed our meal. I would recommend Lemon for dinner and will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Always awesome. Doing there best under the circumstances. Murphy needs out

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vipToydiva
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had the paella which was $30 and it literally had 3 clams, a few small pieces of fish and mostly mussels and rice. I left feeling hungry as did my son and husband whose dishes were very small.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome time

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Patsd
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! First time and we loved it. Outdoor seating was lovely. Food was delicious and service was top notch. I will return

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Lorraine
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've never been disappointed and dine here often. Owner is very welcoming and makes sure everything is perfect. The brisket special was outstanding...wish it could be on the regular menu (hint, hint).

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vipGary
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in Freehold!

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent presentation and find was delicious. I will be back to try more food from the menu

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BeatriceD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall1Food4Service3Ambience1

NEED BE CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN.WAS VERY DIRTY .Were No clean

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vipjackiendanthony
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great family run restaurant for everyday dinning food is excellent and service is great from our server Samantha to the rest of the crew bussing tables they all are doing a great job under the COVID circumstances.
My wife ordered from the special menu the seafood Cippolino it was amazing I ordered the lamb shank from the regular menu also delicious give this place a try you won’t be sorry

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The staff caters to their guests. Great atmosphere even though it was outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints, we frequently visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had friends from out of town and we had never been to Lemon so we were hoping for the best. So glad we took a chance on this place. Everyone was very attentive, the food was delicious and we had a great time. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Celebrating my daughters 20th Birthday

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vipRoadkill
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always wonderful food, delicious Rice Balls and Lamb Chops. The flourless chocolate cake is to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my 27th birthday and not disappointed. The food was phenomenal and the service was excellent. Will definitely come back.

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MazinF
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service, friendly staff and food was very tastelful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Went there for my first anniversary with my family. The service was slow like molasses, the food was hit and miss, the runner threw the dessert spoon on the table (literally threw the spoon), the manager walked out a door I was walking towards but didn’t bother holding the door (I was literally at the door) and to make up for it he delayed us even longer by making us wait forever for the check.

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vipbetteme
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

every thing was fabulous......
w would definitly be back......

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 619 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 reservations at the moment.