I've been a regular here for 20 years. First, if you're a spice wimp, don't come here and stop complaining about spicey Thai food. Thai food IS spicey. Wake up!! If you want bland food, buy a bowl of oatmeal. If you can't take the fire, stay out of the kitchen. The chef is VERY fussy about her ingrediants, she doesn't like to waste her time, money and energy creating carefully crafted cuisine for people who don't know how much heat they can tolerate and who don't appreciate her culinary efforts. This isn't IHOP, it's a very specialized Thai restaurant with a short menu of items cooked by a five-star chef. Everything I've ever ordered here was good. I always bring guests from out of town here and they love it. They can't believe there's a restaurant in this little house and it's cute with just 3 small rooms and maybe 10 tables. It took me many, many visits to be allowed to order a level 7 HOT. Some people order their meals as high as 18! There ought to be a club for people who like hot spicey Thai food. It's frustrating to have to eat bland food just because nobody else likes it hot. If you want to order a level 1 and it's too hot for you, then you shouldn't be eating Thai food. The moron who complained they won't serve you hot food over a #5 is insensitive and thoughtless. How would you like to slave away in the kitchen creating a perfect meal, send it out simply to have it returned because it's "too hot", even though that's the way you ordered it? It is NOT arrogant or rude to ensure that clients know what they want when they order it. I think they're wise not to let you order anything hotter than a 5 until they know you. I don't believe in food waste, so I can see the intelligence behind this decision, it's their right to ensure they won;t have to throw out perfectly good food just because a client is too stupid to know how much heat they can tolerate. Just because the chef doesn't like it as hot as some of her guests is meaningless. She's a food artist, she spices it the way her guest wants it, not as hot as she wants, it's for her GUEST. Some guests want a #2 and some want a #16...do you expect the chef to like every single level of spice? Isn't she allowed to have her own preferred level? Geeez? There's a lot more to nicely spiced food than simply hot chiles in a panang curry, for example. You obviously don't know anything about Thai food or you'd recognize high quality Thai food when it's served to you. Anyone who gives this place 1 star knows NOTHING about Thai food. The only thing that's not like the genuine Thai food you eat in Thailand (I spent 4 weeks in Thailand) is that in Thailand, the chicken is stringy and tough whereas Lemongrass serves high quality chicken. Consistent, classy, nice location, and great food. I love Lemongrass!
Camryn L. on May 6, 2015