Limestone Grille
Limestone Grille

Limestone Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.craftsmaninn.com/
  • Phone: (315) 637-9999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am

    Brunch Sundays Only : 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Afternoon Menu: Monday -Saturday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sundays we do not serve food between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Mullin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Limestone Grille has a tradition of offering some of the most distinctive and unique off-premise events in Central New York. we design each event individually, working with our clients to create functions that reflect their tastes and vision, while working within their budgets. specializing in hors d'oeuvres receptions and cocktail parties. Let us show you our list of not-for-profits, companies and individuals that have utilized our off-premise services to their complete satisfaction!
  • Private Party Facilities: The Limestone Grille offers one of the area's most unique venues for exceptional private events, banquets and social occasions. We feature our outstanding Regional American cuisine for events large or small, graciously served in one of our distinctive private dining rooms, accommodating up to 200 people. We do wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, conferences and business meals, pharmaceutical presentations, bar mitzvahs and more, all with the same attention to details in service and food that we offer in our Limestone dining room. See Craftsmaninn.com for menus, room diagrams and capacities, and much more!
  • Private Party Contact: Bernadette Donohue, Kayla Holbrook, Liz Holloway 315-637-9999x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burdick Street
  • Public Transit: Centro bus
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of free off-street parking in our own lot and at our sister property. The Craftsman Inn, right next door.
A word from Limestone Grille
The Limestone Grille is a Contemporary American grille. We feature high quality top choice Certified Stock Yard Meats, as part of an innovative menu with entrée salads and creative appetizers, small plates and shareable choices, and a full selection of entrees featuring the Angus beef, wild Atlantic seafood, and other exceptional dishes. We also showcase a dessert menu of house created specialty desserts.

Our Wine Spectator award winning wine list offers 42 different wines by the glass, and features a progressive catalog of familiar names as well as highly allocated harder to find choices.
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Limestone Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)great for lunch (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for brunch (5)good for groups (4)romantic (4)fit for foodies (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Morning After Brunch
    Heida04
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My husband and I chose to stay at The Craftsman on our wedding night, and we are so glad that we did! The room was absolute perfection and everything we wanted for our night. The next morning we met family at the Limestone Grill next door for bunch. We had a group of 11. We were in out own separate room, which was nice and private. Everyone loved the breakfast also. I was expecting a brunch buffet which it actuallly was not, but the food was so good I didn't even care. I HIGHLY recommend the corned beef hash benedict! It was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I do not dine at the Limestone on a regular basis,but when I do the food is cooked to perfection and the staff is very accommodating.The staff went out of their way top repair a specials menu item even though the item wasn't on the specials list at the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EGreviewer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our server must have been new- he wasn't knowledgeable on the wine list or beer selection but did provide us with printed lists. He also wasn't sure of the answers to some of the questions we had about the dinner plates (IE: what veggies were in the risotto). But he was polite and service was timely. Most of our dishes (5 in our party) could have been hotter when presented. The spinach dip was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • most enjoyable dining treat
    savanahsunshine
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    the Delmonico steak was prepared exactly as I requested. The pasta my lady ordered was tasty, delightful to her pallet, moist, and attractive. The room was quiet, pleasant, and the other guests were sufficiently separated so that we had a normal conversation without worry about being hear nor hearing others.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loveed it
    lovtotrynewplaces
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our dinner was very good and we will come see you again very soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and romantic.
    BeeC
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great service, wonderful portion sizes. The wine list is extensive. Drinks are expensive, but the variety is incredible. Food was special and familiar at the same time. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Lamb!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    If you like meat in your dessert you will like the lamb dish. I could hardly eat one bite since it was so sweet that I could bite sugar crystals in it. When asked the explanation was " it is the fig sauce for this recipe". If you go here think twice befoe you order lamb. The appetizer we ordered was very good- firecracker shrimp. The waitress forgot to bring the bread before main course and we had to ask for it seeing it on the other tables. She apologized though. Food is very expensive for this area. ($30 for main course).
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  • Our Special Occasion Resturant
    William
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It is fine dining at its best. The friendly staff makes you feel comfortable and special. You are not rushed to order, the food courses are served so you are not hurried and at just the right pace. I eat slowly, so I especially appreciate not having my appetizer, salad or entre all on the table at the same time. My complements and gratitude to the staff for making our dining experience very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 120 reviews are from the Limestone Grille reviews archive.
  • Thank You
    mccain16
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Your staff made our family dinner to celebrate my father's life & legacy was just terrific! Thanks for such a memorable experience!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dianem
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food was very good but the service was slow even though the dining room was fairly empty. I would definitely eat here again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue!
    Mike
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have been to this establishment many times, and every meal is just perfect! The menu selections are fresh, inviting, and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been going for years
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    One of our favorite places, it never disappoints, one of The few white table cloth dining that still includes a salad with your entree. Staff is friendly service is great. They do not try to rush you. Had the scallops wonderful kids had the bolognese large portion I would get the 1/2 size next time, you'll love it;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spotty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    the Limestone Grille is a nice place but it could be great with better attention to detail. Our initial service was slow and the wait staff needs better trained for fine dining. With nice ambience and above average pricing there should be tablecloths. It is a nice place for a special occasion. The food is very good but they have to step it up in all departments to compete in a very competitive dining market.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Thank you to the Limestone Grille for a wonderful brunch on Mother's Day. I actually booked the reservation to follow my daughter's SU graduation. I usually do not enjoy a Mother's Day brunch but this was superb. The food was fresh, presentation was lovely and the flavors were exactly "spot on".
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A yearly visit.
    trixie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    This is a restaurant we visit once or twice a year. The food is good and I don't not like it there. It just lacks something I can't put my finger on.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service, Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The food and service at Limestone Grille were both very good on a recent Sunday evening. The meal-sized salade nicoise came with a big piece of seared tuna. The wild mushroom main course was very nice with a delicious sauce over the puff pastry ensemble. We were able to chat with our friends in an atmosphere that was not rushed or harried. We definitely would return again to try some of the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of two steaks ordered
    Jose
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    One of two steaks ordered was not cooked as requested (well vs. med rare), but manager offered replacement or to take it off bill. Good restaurant to have a conversation. Bar is very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of our favorites.
    Babs
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This is one of our favorites. It is good for friends to get together and for business meetings.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit the Bill: Limestone Grill
    bell444
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Large group reserved for 9 and expanded to 10. Everyone highly complimentary about food choices. About half the group selected soup/sandwich special: bowl of soup and 1/2 special sandwich. The turkey tetrazini soup was well received and the sandwich special included turkey and pesto with cheese on a specialty bread. I had a grilled Tuscan vegetable salad that was excellent in the grilled vegetables and added chicken ($6) but was somewhat lackluster in the romaine lettuce it was placed on. Overall, generous portions, good food and very good value for lunch. Service was a bit on the slow side but perhaps our large group taxed their resources. Decor is sophisticated and elegant in stone and wood but with a modern feel to it. Dress was casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid-level food, high-level price
    WeEatingGood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    To start with the positives, the atmosphere was great and the service was friendly. I felt very comfortable and cozy, yet a sense of elegance still maintained. Entire meal took a little long but I think that was by design to create a formal "dining experience" and I wasn't too miffed. However, I now know why this is one of the few places I could get a reservation for on Valentine's Day. Food wasn't terrible, but for the price it did seem unjustified. Probably one of the most expensive meals I've had in Syracuse but it by far wasn't one of the best. Had the artichoke appetizer and the cheese on it tasted like the cheese they use at Pizza Hut. For dinner had the prime rib special and it was so tough I couldn't cut through the meat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average Dinner for Two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food was good but nothing to write home about. Steak was good but not exceptional. (We've had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse). Service was good, but that is expected. Again, nothing exceptional. Basically the whole experience was OK, but nothing special in our opinion. If we were hungry and in the neighborhood, we might go back. We wouldn't go out of our way.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly surprised nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Pleasantly surprised nice changes since we were last there. Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    Ls133
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    We checked out the menu before making reservations. When we arrived on time, it was a good 5 minutes before the hostess showed up. There was only one other table occupied. Service was slow, had to ask for the wine flight that we had seen online in the menu. Soup was good, salad was good. Bread and dipping sauces not so. Steak was good, cooked well. Seafood special wasn't. Choice of sides very limited, garlic mashed or bland rice. Side vegetable good. Very quiet if you want a place to talk. Slower service, so you don't feel rushed. I would try again and just have salad and steak,but a bit pricey when you don't like the sides or bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but not a large menu
    Brodieking
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    When we sat down we had only one page on a menu to choose from and the items were pretty pricey. My wife and I had one appetizer and we had an entree each with one dessert and two drinks each and the bill was close to $100. That said, the food was outstanding so I would take her here again for our next anniversary. I'll just make sure I save up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limestone grill
    VictoriaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had dinner with our daughter who is attending Syracuse University. The food was really good and the service also very good. We tried a bunch of different things on the menu and found everything to be very tasty. We will definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ideal for a nice dinner
    Out2lunchVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Inviting dining room and attentive service. The salads included with the entrees are fresh and delicious. Only drawback is prices seem high for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Liam461VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    The food was good to very good. A little bland for my liking. The service, Renee, was very good and a n asset to this business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business or pleasure
    Moi49
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Fantastic menu and service. We really enjoyed the food, wine, martin is and scotch selection. Excellent top shelf selection, without the top shelf cost. We will be back. Hopefully soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky find
    eaterouterVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We had a wonderful meal here, beautifully served. Attentive service, even though the restaurant was very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some things pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The atmosphere is pretty good and I enjoyed their warm Parmesan bread . I enjoyed the NE clam chowder. On the problematic side: The Cesar salad was dry, as was the baked fish. The steaks were cooked well but poorly (as in not) seasoned. I enjoyed their trio of steak sauces but they were served in thimble like amounts. It may just have been an off night in the cooking and I would give them another chance before writing them off.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Lawyer
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Have been there many times for business lunches, but less often for dinner. Food quality has taken an uptick, for sure. A bit pricey relative to the quality, but great casual spot. Delightfully quiet in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beginning to End
    Manlius
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    From our gracious reception to our departure we were treated professionally Good food , nice atmosphere and relaxed setting.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here for the second time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Went here for the second time last week for a business dinner (prior visit was a year or so ago). On a Thursday night we were just the third table occupied in the dining room. Heard some liveliness from the bar side. Appreciate the option to order half portions of some of the entrees. The house salad is a nice departure from the standard offering.
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  • Our waitstaff person was outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2012
    Our waitstaff person was outstanding and had a a golden personality! Seems like it would be a great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the menu selection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We loved the menu selection! Great wines! Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our second trip,
    RonnVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    This was our second trip, this time with a group of 11. Service and food were quite good, from the appetizers to the soups to main courses. Portions were generous as well. Very nice wine list. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waited 20 minutes before a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Waited 20 minutes before a waitress came to our table. It was Thursday evening and the restaurant was not busy. The hostess did come and serve water and to say she was sorry it was taking so long. Service continued to be extremely slow. My wife ordered veal oscar, the veal was tough (rubber like) the vegetables were raw not aldante but raw!! My salmon was at best warm!! Not hot. As it was our anniversary and now after 8 P.M. we made the best of it and left. Not a good first impression!
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  • ideal for romance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Limestone was the perfect dating spot. It has atmosphere, quiet space especially the booths and offered good food and service. Ideal to impress someone for the first time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although the food was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Although the food was excellent, we found the Limstone Grille to be pricey and loud. The tables in the center of the room were too close together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A late dinner of soup and
    RonnVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    A late dinner of soup and small plate items was quite good and we will definitely be back. Attentive service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate