Granted, Vietnamese blood doesn't course though my veins.. but I have eaten enough pho to be sour on Lemongrass.
We went there for dinner last week had the fatal combination of terrible food and horrible service. It took over 35 minutes to place our order, and when the food arrived it wasn't even the food we had ordered. (We ordered the bun (noodles) and were given sandwiches.) When my husband pointed this out to our server, we were corrected, the food was placed on the table, and the waitress walked away and hid. The waitress and I were both caucasian, so there was no misunderstanding due to different languages. Infact, we had held up the menus and pointed to the items as we ordered.
The food was flavorless and greasy. I'm not a huge fan of the Blue Hen, but their chicken sandwich blows away the depressing Lemongrass offering.
A meal that should have taken 45 minutes took nearly 2 hours. And watching the wait staff interact with the kitchen and other customers, it was obvious that several other tables had been given incorrect orders as well! The only thing consistent in the service was the apology that the wait staff provided with every order.
I guess we still have to make the drive to downtown, Silverlake, or Alhambra to get the real deal....
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