Downtown Moline, Illinois, is alive with restaurants, brew pubs and locally owned shops. The area has been rejuvenated over the past several years with attractive signage and equally attractive businesses. Moline is the home of John Deere and the John Deere Pavilion is only a few blocks from one of my favorite restaurants, LemonGrass Cafe.
LemonGrass is a Thai/Asian Fusion restaurant that elegantly prepares and presents even the most simple of dishes. LemonGrass has an urban feel with the charm of a small space. The restaurant plays a nice blend of music and has a friendly and service oriented wait staff. Serving lunch and dinner, the food is always excellent, healthy, and prepared with fresh ingredients when you order.
My last visit to LemonGrass was for a late lunch with a friend. We ordered appetizers, soup, and main dishes. My usual favorite appetizers are Vietnamese Hand Rolls and Lettuce Wraps. This visit we tried the Shu Mai Dumplings and found them to be very delicious. The Miso Soup was hot and brimming with tofu, scallions, and seaweed.
The main course was beautifully presented along with the hot pepper condiment tray. I often order the Pumpkin Curry because it has the perfect blend of hot and sweet flavors. My lunch companion chose the Old School Pad Thai which is an “alternative version of Pad Thai…spicy and finished with basil leaves.”
LemonGrass has a large selection adult beverages, street food options, and vegetarian options. The lunch menu also offers a bento box special that includes soup, a hand roll, mixed fruit, and a main dish with rice for about $10.00.
If you are hungry for healthy and delicious food, I suggest a visit to the LemonGrass Cafe!
1419 5th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265
Parking behind the restaurant in public parking lot
Monday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Takes Reservations; Walk-Ins Welcome; Good For Groups; Good For Kids; Take Out; Catering; Waiter Service