Le Lemon Grass


LemonGrass.jpgLe Lemon Grass Monroe Ave 3-2008 LeLemonGrassMkt.jpgNew Market Location, almost open, 4-2008

Former Locations
942 Monroe Ave, Rochester NY 14620
287 Union St N, Rochester NY 14605
Status (as of 2011)
585 271 8360 (Monroe Ave)

See Gone, but Not Forgotten

As of June 18, 2011 (per latest comment), former fans of Le Lemon Grass can enjoy a kiosk open market hours on Saturdays with a limited menu in the inside shed in the Public Market across from DiPaolo bakery counter.
LemonGrass at the Market.jpgUnion Street Location, open, 6-2010 LemonGrass Union Interior.jpgUnion Street interior, 6-2010


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2006-01-23 20:05:00   This is a good restaurant. Stir-fried Noodles and Pho are around $10-$15 and the specials are $20+. Very flavorful. —BenMargolis

2006-11-03 23:33:29   are they closed?? —OneLove

2007-03-23 08:31:05   Is this place even still open? It always looks closed. —KimBee

2007-03-23 09:12:38   I drove by last sunday night, and the open light was on, so I don't think it's closed. —BenMargolis

2007-04-08 21:52:48   Expect to eat alone or just with your company.. You won't any other soul there besides the owner herself. The menu consists of normal foods that I would eat at home. I expect to eat something more special when I come to a restaurant, since I am Vietnamese.

The foods on the menu were TOO $$PRICEY$$ for TOO ORDINARY dishes. I would recommend Pho Duong Dong on Otis Street. —HuongTran

2007-11-10 15:30:15   I wouldn't mind trying this place out, but it always looks abandoned every time I drive by. —CatMagro

2008-03-29 16:07:17   Walked by today, no hours posted, really looked closed? Anyone know? —DottieHoffmann

2008-03-29 19:38:10   I heard they just serve at the public market on weekends, anyone know? —KimBee

2008-05-11 12:19:47   My husband and I stopped in to the Public Market location today for lunch after some Flower Day shopping. First of all, the interior is beautifully decorated with a nice drop beam ceiling and tranquil water wall in the middle of the space. We were warmly welcomed in to be seated and the owner provided a menu and some details about the dishes offered. My husband ordered a Vietnamese Coffee (very rich coffee drink served hot or iced with sweetened condensed milk stirred in) and I had a fresh squeezed lemonade, for our entrees I ordered Chef's Special with chicken (choice of chicken, beef, pork, tofu or veggies offered for all dishes) and my husband had the beef combo Pho. The food was excellent, the ingredients were all very fresh and perfectly cooked. Our bill for a this great lunch came to $21 before tip, friendly service included. FYI: they don't take credit cards! This place is open 7 days a week at this location and we'll be back for sure! —StephanieTodd

2008-05-16 16:24:01   Just to clarify - the Monroe Ave. location does take credit cards. —JustinSherrill

2008-05-18 11:38:37   Le LemonGrass is now serving Dim Sum at the Public Market location on Saturday and Sunday. I had the Dim Sum this morning and it was delicious. Recommend the pork shumai and the chicken potstickers. —KimBee

2009-01-15 15:25:11   The quality of the food is excellent. Perhaps the most well-prepared vietnamese in Rochester besides Mamasan's. However, the prices are a bit high. In the summers they'll open the shutters and let the breeze in. Nice beer list as well. I ordered a big bottle of Ommegang Abbey ale with my meal last time I was there. Don't let the outside appearance (abandoned) deter you. It's quite warm, clean and lively inside. —ErikReinert

2009-02-14 14:17:24   Tried to go there for dinner around 7 pm on a Friday evening (February 13) and all the lights were off; it appearred to be closed. —AJH

2009-07-11 13:19:37   Had great Vietnamese crepes for dinner yesterday at the Monroe Ave location. At first we thought it was closed, but we're glad we went in. —NoamZeilberger

2009-12-25 15:43:45   We've gone three times, during the week at lunch time, on Saturday afternoon and Wednesday evening at 7PM, and it's never been open. I love Vietnamese food and I'm fascinated by the number of people who say they've eaten at Le Lemon Grass. Maybe it's by invitation only? Anyway, I've given up. —christopher0312

2010-06-05 14:09:18   Had the Beef Pot Stickers ($3.25) at the "Le Lemon Grass @ the Market" Union Street. Delicious, 5 in a serving, small, but OK for a snack. With a sweet soy sauce dip, crisp on the outer edge and soft inside, nicely spiced. Note that this is really a Chinese food part of the menu, not the Vietnamese. —JackGreenky

2011-06-21 14:19:03   Although the Monroe Ave and corner of N. Union/Trinidad street locations are in question, (as of last Sat 06/18/2011) they still have a kiosk open market hours on Saturdays with a limited menu in the inside shed in the Public Market across from DiPaolo bakery counter. —jjjingleheimer

2014-04-05 15:07:51   I talked to the guy today at the public market. He hopes to reopen the restaurant sometime within the next couple of years. —EileenF

2017-11-27 15:21:36   It appears that this space is opening up again as something new soon. —DE