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Lemon Grass Cafe - 13 Reviews - 124 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3306, Pittsburgh, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (412) 765-2222

Lemon Grass Cafe

124 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3306
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 765-2222
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My wife and I have season tickets to the Pittsburgh Public Theatre and we usually have dinner before the play. We have found the Lemon Grass Cafe to be a wonderful choice, being ...


The waiter was really rude with us. I guess we were the last costumers who arrived to the restaurant, and the waiter had to go somewhere else. He did not give us more than a coupl...

Lemongrass is great, but lunch is packed... 12/6/2009

I was doing a search on lemongrass to see if i could find an online menu when i came across this site and a... more

Lemongrass is great, but lunch is packed... 12/6/2009

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I was doing a search on lemongrass to see if i could find an online menu when i came across this site and a bizarre review...I felt compelled to th... more

Excellent food; excellent service; reasonable prices 12/1/2009

My wife and I have season tickets to the Pittsburgh Public Theatre and we usually have dinner before the play. We have found the Lemon Grass Cafe to be a wonderful choice, being just around the corner from the theater. We have eaten there about 20 times in the last 3 years and we keep coming back because the service is first rate and taste of the food is excellent. My wife has very clear and specific expectations and most restaurants do not quite meet her expectations, but the Lemon Grass is the exception. Repeatedly we both have been extremely satisfied with both our service and food quality there. They have always made a special effort to get us to the theater on time, and we have never been even close to being late. Pros: quick and friendly service; great tasting food Cons: when very crowded, service can be a bit slower more

Go only if you want to eat food with bugs and get insulted 10/15/2009

I just wanted to share a very uncommon experience that myself and my friends had at Lemongrass caf? in Pittsburgh downtown on Sixth Avenue. We went for a normal work day lunch to this place and order our favorite Red Curry and White Rice. The server brings the order in a little moment with a dead bug clearly visible in the white rice. I immediately brought it to the waiter?s (the shaven head fellow) attention and mentioned that there?s a bug in the rice, you can even see the legs of the bugs where he very arrogantly said, ?You are not seeing right. It?s Brown Rice.? I mentioned, if so, let me take a picture of your brown rice in white rice. He told me to zoom right to get a better view. In few seconds, before I unlock my cell phone to take the picture, he came yelling and picked up the rice, went inside and brought a new plate after a couple of minutes. As he was bringing the new plate from kitchen, he screamed in the middle of the crowded restaurant, ?Make sure he doesn?t have anything before you eat this time, OK?? Feeling insulted, we finish our food, pay and walk out. There was not even one word of apology used by this guy. Pros: No Pros over Cons Cons: Horrible Waiters, Bug in Food more

Service so terrible, we walked out 8/22/2009

We waited about 15 minutes for them to bring us a menu. It didn't come so we went and grabbed one from the host station. While we sat waiting for our waitress to come and take our order a man showed up, and was seated. Then two ladies came together, and were seated. They all received menus shortly after their arrival. We continued to wait for her to come and take our order. The restaurant had many empty tables and did not appear to be busy, this was after 1 pm, surely after the lunch rush. There was only one waitress and she moved quite slowly. As if taking a stroll (this is not an exaggeration)! As we continued to wait, she went and took the aforementioned man's order. Then she went over to the two aforementioned ladies' table and started taking their order. By this point we'd probably been there about twenty five minutes. Feeling completely ignored, we decided that they didn't want our business so we left. I hate to use the race card but we are a mixed couple and we had a baby with us. THe prior mentioned patrons were white. Either we were discriminated for being biracial or they don't like babies! Our son was asleep in the stroller and causing no distraction or nuisance. So, go figure! Special note regarding bad service for those who say the food is good, but the service is bad (as if you should overlook the service): If they have disregard for you as a patron, there's no telling how far that disregard goes. For example, if food drops on the ground in the kitchen, for all you know they're serving it to you anyway. Pros: Located next to nice Greek restaurant more

Great Before Theater Dinner 8/4/2009

Try someplace else if you are looking for old familiars like General Tso Chicken. The menu here is heavier on Thai, Viet Namese, Cambodian and other Souteast Asian dishes. I've passed it by on previous visits to the area and finally decided to give them a try. One nice feature is how the menu is presented: There is a basic description of the item, then the pricing as a vegetarian dish, with seafood or meat. Makes selection easy if you are non-meat eater or prefer certain seafoods over others. Service was good, the food was fresh and the prices were in line with the area and atmosphere. Highly suggested for something a little different. Pros: Well Seasoned Without Being Overly Hot Cons: Not To Everyone's Taste more


This changed ownership at some point - used to be great with EXCELLENT Service. Now the Services is terrible and the staff is rude including Management. I think forgot who the customer really is. My recommendation, if you want value and service for your hard earned buck, don't go here. Pros: Food is good Cons: Service is terrible and staff has bad manners more

Won't go back 3/15/2009

Food was ok though I've had much better for much less money so not real value I guess. Portions much smaller than most asian restaurants. I was told a noodle soup was enough for 2 when it wasn't even enough for 1. Pros: edible food Cons: pricey, terrible service more

Always great food 3/10/2009

I always thoroughly enjoy the food here. It's very good and they do a good job managing the spice of the food to your liking. As other reviews says, sometimes the service is not great but the amazing food and nice ambiance of the restaurant makes up for that. I would certainly recommend this restaurant. more

Good food, bad service 1/2/2009

The waiter was really rude with us. I guess we were the last costumers who arrived to the restaurant, and the waiter had to go somewhere else. He did not give us more than a couple of minutes to look at the menu. When we asked him for the wines, he told us in a very rude way ""in this restaurant we do not serve alcohol"" (almost as if we offended him because we wanted a glass of wine with our food). As soon as he took our dishes to the table he gave us the check, and made us pay at that moment, before we started eating. They should close earlier, but they should not make their costumers eat in a hurry and give them a terrible service. The food was good, but it's not worth it. Pros: Nice ambience, good location Cons: The service is terrible more

Not the best dining experience 12/13/2008

First off, I found the dining room to be quite nice, but the staff were not very friendly and welcoming. Our waitress was in a visibly foul mood and my friend had to flag her down three or four times before she would tell someone else to get him some water. The food was below average compared to other Thai restaurants I've been to. First of all, they DO NOT adjust the spiciness of the food to the customer's liking. When my friend asked to have his curry hot, the disdainful waitress told him they couldn't do that because everything's ""pre-made."" The table behind us had the same request and I heard ""pre-made..."" Pre-made???? That's not the sign of a quality restaurant where food is freshly cooked to order and our dinners reflected that poor quality. Overall, I wouldn't go back. Before our dinner ended with our waitress in absentia for a long time, I suddenly saw her put her coat on leave without saying a word and we had to chase someone down to get our bill and get on with our lives. This place has a beautiful name, a lovely dining room, but unfortunately that's where the positive dining experience ends. Pros: Nice dining room Cons: Poor service with food that they refuse to make to order(spiciness) more

Delicious 11/11/2007

A clean and nice restaurant, unpretentious and with really great food! I would recommend the Cambodian dishes. The menu is on the small side, but everything is perfect and they spice to your tastes. Their lemon grass soup is so tasty.. always delicious. Their portions are great as well. Waitstaff is always courteous and well dressed. Service is prompt. Prices are reasonable. A very nice dining experience every time. Pros: The food! Cons: Not necessarily upscale elegant , if that's what you look for. more

Food is good 12/20/2006

I'm still eat here, because I love Thai food....and there aren't too many Thai restaurants downtown, near my building. The food here is pretty good, and the prices are reasonable. You should definitely check them out! Pros: Good Cheap Food more
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  • The Scene
    This venue is a bit more upscale, with a large wall of windows facing Sixth Street. The tables are slightly farther apart, the chairs are more comfortable and there's no line...

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Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon. - Thu. 11am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 9:30pm;Sun. 4pm - 9:30pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Discover, Visa, American Express, Cash, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown (Central Business District)