So what did the SassyScoops.com girls think of Blue Lemon and the restaurant’s “pure, clean food with a twist?” Read on to find out!
What was your first impression?
Allison: Looks like a trendy NYC eatery–hooray for being in Utah!
Carina: Very clean and modern design; the mini subway tiles are to die for.
Emily: Modern, crisp, welcoming design complete with WiFi–awesome!
Jyl: I loved the shi shi design from the blue tiled walls and green stained cement floors to the fabric on the booth seat backs.
Marie: Clean, fresh, beautiful design.
Quinn: Blue Lemon has a really fresh, open atmosphere with a posh, unique look.
Rachael: There is not much that would lure me into a journey from SLC to around the point of the mountain just for dinner–but Blue Lemon would.
Vanessa: The atmosphere was very different from most restaurants; it was open, clean, inviting and fresh.
What did you like the most?
Allison: Loved the drinks…that pebbled ice and raspberry drink? Come on!
Carina: I liked the butternut squash soup. Don’t skip the kid’s menu–the mac and cheese is delicious.
Emily: The grilled balsamic chicken panini with a side of sweet potato fries and Asian dipping sauce was scrumptious, and don’t forget the raspberry Blue Sky soda followed by an icy Diet Coke (and repeat)!
Jyl: Was it the couscous salad or citrus salmon? It must have been the butternut squash soup that could just have easily been on the dessert menu… scrumptious!
Marie: Butternut squash soup!
Quinn: Honestly, the cute little holder in which the fries arrived; it’s like a vase of sweet potato fries–love it.
Rachael: I really loved the atmosphere, design and mojo that they’ve put all over that place, but most of all I loved the food and felt healthy eating it! (Or should I say inhaling it…did someone say butternut squash soup?)
Vanessa: I loved the food, everything tasted fresh and healthy but with loads of flavor.
What didn’t you like?
Allison: It was a little pricey. I’d go for a girls lunch where I wasn’t paying for more than myself, but I wouldn’t take the whole family!
Carina: The Acai berry smoothie; maybe it’s just too healthy for me.
Emily: I second the Acai berry smoothie, but then again the only thing I order from Jamba Juice is the oh-so-healthy Chocolate Moo’d!
Jyl: I wish they had a bowl of lemons in addition to the bowl of limes in the drink area and the ordering process were a bit speedier.
Marie: The salmon was a more expensive dish; it would have been nice to get a little side dish of something like veggies or rice.
Quinn: I wish that regular french fries came mixed with the sweet potato fries but the AMAZING dipping sauce makes up for it (mostly).
Rachael: I don’t like the fact there isn’t a Blue Lemon restaurant five minutes from my house!
Vanessa: I like how the menu is simple although I wish it had a few more things from which to choose.
Would you visit again?
Allison: Yes, I’d go back…by myself.
Carina: I would go back, especially for a low-key lunch with colleagues.
Emily: I’ve returned once and already have two more visits scheduled in the next month or so!
Jyl: I’ve been back twice since my first visit and have referred all my friends, so that’s a definite yes!
Marie: Yes, and I have!
Quinn: Absolutely. I have recommended it to many friends and family.
Rachael: Definitely (and I’ve already been back once!). I’m making my dinner group go there for our next night out. (Did I just say “dinner group?” That is so grown up!)
Vanessa: For sure! I have been over a dozen times since it has opened and tried just about everything on the menu.
If you could only send out one tweet about the business, what would you say?
Allison: Finally, Utah has a restaurant that doesn’t feel like Utah!
Carina: Blue Lemon Bistro is a must for the butternut squash soup – on the sweet side but ever so tasty.
Emily: Blue Lemon converted me to butternut squash w/ their fab soup and made me a believer w/ their grilled balsamic chicken panini! YUM!
Jyl: Want to die & go to heaven? Visit the Blue Lemon Bistro & try the Butternut Squash Soup! Mmmm!
Marie: You gotta try Blue Lemon Bistro, a fun fresh restaurant located in North Utah County. Get the soup, it’s slurpalicious!
Quinn: U haven’t lived until u’ve tried @Blue_Lemon. Everything is fresh, healthy & delicious! U’ll want to go back again & again (wishing ur stomach was bigger).
Rachael: I feel cooler because I went to The Blue Lemon! Kind of like I have a new very cool hangout!
Vanessa: Finally, a healthy place to eat that has flavor…AND crushed ice!