Limani
Limani

Limani

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.limani.com/
  • Phone: 5168698989
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am- 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Monday 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 4:30pm-11pm and Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 12:00am Brunch: Sunday 11:30am - 3:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for information
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for banquet menu's
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Sutlovich 5168698989
  • Entertainment: Please visit our website and click on "Upcoming Events" for information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mineola Avenue
  • Public Transit: Manhassett or Roslyn stop on the Long Island Railroad
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking.
A word from Limani
Limani, a Mediterranean seafood restaurant focusing on traditional Greek specialties. We have come across a plethora of products that allows the Mediterranean diet to take its rightful place in the culinary landscape. Whether it is the premium first-pressed, cold-pressed olive oil from the Calamata, jewels of fish and seafood, or local organic vegetables, to special items such as the capers from Santorini or the Saffron from Kozani you will find it at Limani.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Limani reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)fit for foodies (55)neighborhood gem (42)hot spot (32)good for groups (32)romantic (28)great for outdoor dining (28)great for lunch (25)great for brunch (22)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (13)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • As usual
    leek
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Yes, as usual it was great, just like the last few times. The one complaint has nothing to do with the food or service. It's the valet parking. Why must I get grief when I ask to park my own car every time, even offering a tip up front that is refused for some reason ?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good fish
    KarenessVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am a lical Roslyn person. I never went for the "early bird" menu before, but tis time friends suggested it. The salads were OK, the main courses very good, and the desserts fine. It was the 2nd course that was a problem. The Lima beans were wonderful, but the mushrooms and peppers were an embarrassment. The portion was waaaay too small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We love Limani!
    Roslyn
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The warm pita and dips served when you are seated sets the tone for the meal. The menu offers appetizers that range from scallops and calimari to gigantes and mushrooms. The traditional Greek salad is delicious. The fish and seafood are always fresh and well-prepared. (We have never chosen any of the meat dishes.) Don't miss the desserts - baked good, yogurt, etc. Because everything is a la carte the restaurant can be pricey, but there is also an early prix fixe menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood fresh
    NorthernerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very expensive quality food. Interesting preparation excellent service. Fine food at manhattan prices in roslyn
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is totally indifferent...
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    to their clientele. More interested in their surroundings and interaction with each other. Far from attentive. And asking how was everything while on the fly without stopping to actually ask while we are dining is unacceptable for a "high end" establishment. And it was not overly busy at the time so no excuses.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely dinner
    franVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my first time to Limani and it won't be the last. Excellent experience from the wonderful service to my delish red snapper. The restaurant is beautiful and we were treated like royalty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely birthday celebration
    Rosie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We took a friend for a birthday lunch. Restaurant is lovely. Service was excellent. We were able to sit and chat for over two hours and no one bothered us. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occassion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • review
    fenwickVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I do not wish to bother to write a review at this time
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek
    LaneyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Love this restaurant for it's food and ambience. Salad with tomatoes & feta is just fantastic. The fish is so fresh and deliciously, simply prepared. Really like everything about the restaurant. It's pricey but worth it for the well prepared, fresh food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A winner!
    JoannieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a wonderful overall dining experience ... from a four course delicious price fixed meal ... to the very attentive service. Although seated in the room that was a little less attractive, it was quieter. They accommodated my request. We definitely will return and recommend the restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ellen28VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Lunch was delicious ... Our waiter was helpful in discussing our choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing brunch
    shahow
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was so good, from the french toast to the omelets to all the hot dishes, as well as the service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I love this restaurant. However on a Sunday night I felt it was not so great…way too rushed, not the best staff on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early bird special
    hunnewellVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Definitely worth dining early, must order before 6:45pm. Nice menu selection, service very efficient. Food very good; we will dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch with a friend
    RestaurantReviewer
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My husband and I love Limani for dinner but this is the first time I've gone to lunch. The restaurant was quiet (unlike dinnertime when the noise level is deafening). The food choices were good as were the prices for such a lovely setting. The prix fix lunch is a great deal but we decided to order on the regular menu...lobster panini and salmon kebob were both very good. The warm pita bread with hummus and eggplant spreads was delicious. We didn't have dessert but I know from experience that the chocolate molten cake is a treat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best on long island
    YammerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The prices may certainly deter some, but the food is second-to-none on Long Island. Tomato Salad, Kolokithi, Grilled Fish and Horta. Where can you find a better meal than that?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eatsout2VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been to Limani for dinner. This is the first time we went there for Sunday brunch. It was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    Impatient
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Limani is the only really pretty restaurant we have on the North Shore...it is a pleasure to walk into. All my guests are overwhelmed.The service is very good and t he food is always great. The prices are fair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Greek Food
    Livingston314VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was very simple in preparation and prepared very nicely. Can range from moderate noise levels to very energetic. Costly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to talk over lunch
    2eaters
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food over time is disappointing. The prices are high and the service fair. But when looking fir a quiet place for a leisurely lunch in a beautiful setting, there is no other neighborhood choice. LiMani needs some management attention. The menu has also gotten tired.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ROMREO"S loved it
    harryopentableVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My group is called ROMEO of NSCC and we lovd the lunch which was very congenial, and the food was well prepared.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We have really used to like this pllace in the past but boy have they gone downhill. We are there Sunday night7:30. They tell us how they are out of half the menu . No whole fish whatsoever ( half the reason we go). No calamari or oysters or scallops or swordfish the only lobster is 2 1/2 lbs, very over priced and the service was horrible And it's pricey. Not going back
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  • excellent, but
    Dangold6VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I pay for excellence, but this is too high even for very good food, beautiful atmosphere and professional service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Waiter gave good advice about prix fix. For a la carte salad he gave heirloom tomatoes which were only supposed to be on prix fixe. Instead of splitting dessert brought 2 desserts. Quiet sitting outside but not scenic at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quite a scene not conducive the $$$
    brunchlady1VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Lousy service, high priced but very good food, nice ambiance despite the lousy acoustics. Mgmnt should oversee the service staff incl their much needed additude adjustments.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Always a good spot ! Great Martinis! And food always delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Unique Seafood
    RLM26
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Long Island has many seafood restaurants with great fresh fish served much the same style. Limani, however, brings it to a new dining experience with unique preparations. Appetizers tasted were the tuna special served carpaccio style, spanakopita-enough for two to share, as was the tantalizing tomato salad-the tomatoes had that "just-picked-fresh" flavor. Pass on the grilled sepia; while it was tasty and tender, it did not impress as well as other choices. The sea bass for two was delicate and ample for sharing, the tuna cooked perfectly to the other two diner's very different likings. Definitely try dessert, even if you only choose one to share (we chose 2 to share). Chocolatina will satisfy ANY chocolate cravings. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    stevea
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Ambience and décor are exceptional. The service was excellent. Good for special occasions. A bit pricey for regular visists
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible wait
    ReviewsGPCVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I've always enjoyed Limani - the food is outstanding and the waiter service is generally great. The best dishes on the menu are definitely the octopus, sepia, and usually any of the whole fish dishes (I prefer Loup de Mer or the Fagri for 2). Unfortunately, if it's a weekend and you have reservations after 7pm, don't expect to be seated at your reservation time --- you'll probably have to wait anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour to be seated (reservation or not). Hopefully they'll stop double and triple booking tables, since it definitely kills the vibe for the evening. They tend to chauffeur in their regulars, regardless of a reservation or not, and neglect most others, hoping they rack up an unreasonable bar tab during the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love Limani and go frequently. The fish is always fresh and prepared well and the service is excellent. We highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    Vinnievap
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Everything was good, but not great, expensive for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    m123
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    foodd is very good fish is very fresh service was great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eatsout2VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was great as usual. This time they forgot to bring my side dish with the entree. So the service left a little to be desired. They made up for it with a complementary dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Limani gives an upscale ambience while not letting down the quality and presentation of meals. Been there twice and loved the food and service. Only downside is the noise level which some people might find unappealing. Overall it's a great place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special function lunch
    lunch4seven
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I recently, Friday, May 16, took a party of 7 to Limani's. It was our first time there and will not be our last. The food, service and prices were excellent. One of my guests wanted to know how to get there from Glen Cove because her husband's company needed a Mediterranean restaurant for corporate functions. I told her how to get there from Glen Cove, so Limani's has several converts! We each had something different, so we sampled the menu. The ambience was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return customer
    Dwarf5257
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    They are very accommodating. They try to make you feel at home and always asking if everything is ok even if it is very busy. We love the Brunch but also the early bird dinner menu is great for the money . We mark this place as one of our favorite places on Long Island
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fazio55VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Limani seems to have found the magic again. After losing a large part of there team , including the head chef, to Kyma they suffered greatly. I stopped going because of this. But after hearing good things lately, we tried it again. Everything was very good, still not as good as kyma, but very good. The place was jammed pack and loud which wasnt pleasant but good for them.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lossofhearing
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had an 8:30pm reservation. At 9pm we were still standing at the bar. Our waiter, rushed us to order, didn't even offer to tell us the specials until we specifically asked if there were any. He spoke so fast we couldn't even understand him. So loud in the restaurant you need to shout to be heard. If you're looking for a quiet place do not go there. If you have a need to be in the scene, this is the place for you
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food but review your check
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I have been to Limani a dozen times and the food is very good. There is a good selection on the menu and my dinner is always top quality. However, sometimes waiters try to pressure you to over-order for the table and always make additions to the check every time I go there. For example, during my last three trips to Limani, the waiter added extra bottles of sparkling water on the menu and always claim it's a mistake. I no longer believe the mistake theory because the same routine occurs every time I go. If you can control and set limits with the waiter and carefully scrutinize your check, then Limani is a very positive dinning experience. Their seafood is always fresh and their dishes are well presented.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance, pitiful sevice
    Carriefab
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Restaurant was quiet, service was inattentive. had to ask for diet coke 3 times. Prix Fixe for lunch was very food value and food was very good. Tomato salad was excellent as was the Branzino. I loved the yogurt dessert with honey and fruit, although my friends did not feel the same way. overall, lovely restaurant with food food and lousy service. We had fo wait at least 30 minutes between salad and main without a waiter in sight.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 77 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 553 reviews are from the Limani reviews archive.