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Lemongrass Grill Reboot Lemon Leaves Is A Change For The Better

It’s not unusual to have a Japanese restaurant selling Thai food. What is uncommon is having a chef from a decent, but mostly expensive Thai restaurant like Lemongrass Grill that shuttered on William St. last November, move to another restaurant and start serving the same food for a better price. Lemon Leaves is that reincarnation, opening in the Koodo Sushi on Nassau St. (btw. Maiden Lane & Liberty). When I called in my order the other day, the addition of the Thai menu was so new that the woman on the phone had to figure out what I was trying to order. It all worked out though, and I ended up with a great lunch.

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Lemongrass Grill Comes Back To Life As Lemon Leaves

It looks like Lemongrass Grill, the Thai place on William St. that closed after getting the Department of Health yellow sticker treatment back in November, has been reincarnated on Nassau St. This version’s called Lemon Leaves and is run by the chef from Lemongrass in the space that held (still holds?) Koodo Sushi. The Koodo signs are still up, but a search on Seamless shows a menu of  Lemon Leaves’ Thai items, and everything is $10 or less. I’m not going to get excited about a new, affordable Thai option because I’ve been burned by getting my hopes up in the past.