Lime Lite
Lime Lite

Lime Lite

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelimelite.com/
  • Phone: 5592241054
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Valentino Lee
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaw and Palm
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lime Lite
For the ultimate dining experience come join us at The Lime Lite…a Fresno tradition since 1964. The Lime Lite is proudly serving our fourth generation of valley patrons. Enjoy our comfortable atmosphere and award winning friendly service! The Lime Lite is well known for our hearty steaks, juicy prime rib, fresh sea food, and crisp salads! We offer an amazing selection of California wines supporting our hard working valley farmers. For a romantic evening dine on our elegant covered and heated year-round patio.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Lime Lite reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)neighborhood gem (7)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Do NOT Miss Lime Lite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Long a top white tablecloth gem in Fresno, Brandon Smittcamp has morphed The Lime Lite into simply the BEST dinner house in town (it's great for lunch or Sundayj brunch as well) The menu has been enhanced, the wine list is superb, main courses are varied and absolutely delectable. The staff abjectly follows Brandon's lead in offering the absolute epitome of caring, personalized attention. Staffers often ask a guest: "why are you with us today?" The purpose: to provide service exactly to match the guest's goals, be it a quiet, slow romantic supper or a business luncheon. With The Ripe Tomato now a part of Fresno's history, don't despair. The Lime Lite has stepped up, big-time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never been
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Will gave to return, this place us amazing! All four of us had a perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gfoxdent
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The staff was excellent, wife's Halibut was best ever, Salmon could have been more moist. Owner was very involved in our welfare/happiness. Definitely would go there again but I was just visiting the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dinner of recent memory.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife and I come here about once per month on average. The best date night we have had came recently at the Lime Lite. Always a great host and server experience. The food and atmosphere complete a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food-Great Service
    davidbVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Better than Ruth's and Flemings. Always cooked to perfection and everything is good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    davidbVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went here a few years age and not very impressed-atmosphere was good but food was average but priced high. Went back recently after i heard they changed ownership and wow what a difference! Service is great but the biggest difference is the food. Great salad- perfect steak-well made drinks and yummy dessert! Will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A local favorite
    calalily
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    If you avoid big chain restaurants this is the place for you.Good food, hometown hospitality, big city service and wonderful ambience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Lime Lite reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    It was a very enjoyable evening. The food and service were excellent as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm and fiendly
    bumppa
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great smaller restaurant with a great menu and impeccable service. We have been fans for years but just do not go enough!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I had a reservation
    PhlegonVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I had a reservation but no table was available for us when we showed up, so that we had to wait. We had to wait a long time thereafter to put in our order and then again for the food to come. Obviously the restaurant was overwhelmed. That may imply that a lot of people liked it, but we didn't think the long wait was worth it, though the food was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a special night out
    vanusaboy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The atmosphere is very cordial ... lighting is perfect ... not too dark and not too bright. This is a linen tablecloth, fine china and sterling silver restaurant. The waiter was very knowledgeable of their menu and specials for the Valentines weekend. A bottle of champagne was placed on ice beside our table. Restaurant manager, Brandon Smittcamp, came by our table to welcome us to his restaurant and to make sure everything was perfect. We assured him that the food was excellent and the service superb. The only complaint that my date and I had was that, because we sat in the bar lounge area, the noise was bothersome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve Dinner
    Kvilla
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was excellent, good selection of choices (special menu) food was served piping hot & great flavor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Age-Old Tradition With Improvements
    DAC111243
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The Lime Lite has, for decades, been a Fresno staple - quality everything. Congratulations to Brandon Smittcamp who has taken a wonderful venue and made it even more outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Steak House Feel
    WhiskeyDog
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The decor has the feel of an updated old school steak house. Don't look for fluff and fancy. Just good steak house fare with an updated menu. Food quality was good but a little expensive. My wife ordered a well done Filet. It wasn't even close to medium when it came. She was disappointed because it had little flavor. Overall it is a nice place to meet friends and eat. If the food was stepped up a little I think I would be going more often.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary delight
    TF204
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    The evening was planned as a anniversary dinner. We were greated at the door, our table was set, and the evening started fun, relaxed, and warm. The hostess and waitress were professional and caring. Too, both had a great sense of humor. The service was professioanally relaxed, was not overbearing, and prompt. Our food was very well prepared, served hot, and came exactly as ordered. The prime rib was excellent and the salmon was even better. We received more than what we paid for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Wondeful Dining Experience
    Eagles1950
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We returned to the Lime Lite with some friends for dinner last Friday evening. Once again the food and service were outstanding. This was our second time dining at the restaurant. We really enjoy the neighborhood feel and the friendliness of all who seated and served us. It is a treat to go there!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Locals Hangout
    JrjettVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    There's nothing better than dining at a place where the food is consistently good and you are treated like family. LimeLite is one of the places in Fresno that fills the bill. Their calamari appetizer, New York steak, and blueberry bread pudding always please.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our First Time at Lime Light
    Eagles1950
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We invited some friends to join us for dinner at the Lime Lite restaurant. We had heard good things about the restaurant and wanted to try it. The food was outstanding and the service was very attentive. We participated in the Fresno dining week and were impressed with the quality of the food, the quick service, and attention paid to us by the restaurant staff. We were at the restaurant around 6:00 pm and as the evening wore on the noise level which started very acceptable became rather noisy. By the way the exterior of the restaurant is very '50s and not very impressive. However, the dining room was cozy and quite attractive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    luv2dine
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I'm old enough and local enough to have experience in dining at most of the white table cloth restaurants in Fresno. I've eaten here quite a few times, I don't even know how many times, and I have to say it was great. Loved the Seafood Louie. And the fried chicken was cooked perfect! That's hard to do. Service was excellent. Looking forward to the next time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Service was very friendly and didn't overwhelm us. Made a reservation and was seated immediately. The prices were a bit high. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Love the Lime Light!!
    SCNabors
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We love the Lime Light!! We can't say enough about the staff here... they are very attentive and the food is always amazing!! The bar here is great and they offer great wines and drinks. If you want an awesome dinner with great service and drinks then you need to check out the Lime Light!! Make reservations because they are very busy on Friday and Saturday Nights.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favorite. Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Always a favorite. Would have preferred the regular menu, but understand they change on New Years' Eve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite places
    originalme8
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    One of my favorite places to eat in Fresno. The food is amazing, especially in summer as they do everything fresh and seasonal. I would recommend this to anyone who likes great food, and is willing to spend a little bit on a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go !
    calalily
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    We always have a good time here.The restaurant is an old time Fresno icon.A new young owner is slowly bringing things up to date. We had a blackened salmon with a fried soft shell crab with tomato couscous.It was well prepared although I feel the "blackened"era has come and gone outside of New Orleans.The bar menu is too heavy on cilantro.Having said that....go.It's great to dine in a non-chain restaurant and we really want to support the efforts to bring this place up to "big city" standards.Victor was our waiter...very professional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YES, WE WILL BE BACK!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Lime Lite was the perfect choice for lunch with a great menu and lunch specials. I also think it would be a great dinner choice. Food was fantastic. I had the Chicken Marsala, one of the lunch specials, it was delicious........and the dessert was amazing!!!! The service was perfect. Ambiance was very nice, with big booths. We were greeted immediately and made to feel very welcome. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the Lime Lite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    The food was very good. We tried the seasonal specials and the homemade desserts; Excellent! I would return. The staff was very polite and helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate