Think of this minichain as Thai food for the uninitiated: cheap, convenient and nonthreatening, with a sweet-and-mild menu and, at the Upper West Side branch, ersatz tropical decor. Grilled-beef salad is no-frills, while sweet-and-sour Thai-style chicken is comparable to what you’d get at a corner Chinese joint: chewy bits of white meat and chopped vegetables in a gloppy red sauce. Pad thai, on the other hand, is nicely done.
|Venue name:||Lemongrass Grill||Contact:|
|Cross street:||between 94th and 95th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 96th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. AmEx, DC, MC, V|