Limestone Grille
Limestone Grille

Limestone Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.craftsmaninn.com/house.php
  • Phone: 3156379999x
  • 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: Scott Oconnell
  • 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
13 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (6)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)notable wine list (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Dinner with the Spouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    Good selection of seafood and meats. Temerature and taste of food was very good. Dinner salad that comes with meal was better than most restaurants. Bread that came with the meal was very good, and I liked the selection of butter and "oils" to put on the bread. Nice touch. No martini selections on the drink menu, but I understand they are working on a martini menu selection now. Still, wife ordered a watermelon martini, and was satisfied with how it tasted.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/4/2012
    The food was excellent, especially the scallop appetizer. The service was superb. I will definitely return and reccommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • We dine out often (minimum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    We dine out often (minimum of once a week, often twice). Everything was fine. This was my first time here and there was nothing about the place that would call me back.
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  • The Limestone Grill is an
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    The Limestone Grill is an upscale dining experience for lunch in the suburbs of Syracuse. It has an extensive menu, friendly service, and relaxed atmosphere, and is a step above the chains for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out at Limestone
    Rutland
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    Limestone Grille has a limited menu featuring fish and steak dishes for which you can choose preparation method and sauces. It also has a number of featured dishes and a large number of small plates. The onion soup contained lots of onion and was topped with a cheese that was just right, not too stringy and firm enough for easy eating. The fish dish and steak dishes we chose were all prepared as ordered and were generous portions and tasty. The service was excellent with Pam offering suggestions and maintain a leisurely flow to the meal as desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great. Individual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Food was great. Individual dishes for your sauces a great touch to the meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our dining experience at Limestone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Our dining experience at Limestone was wonderful. The service was excellent. Our waitress, Pam, was friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we had the lobster mac & cheese
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    we had the lobster mac & cheese and the fruit of the sea entres...both were outstanding...portion was more than enough..food was exceptional
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice atmosphere not too
    EatOut
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    Very nice atmosphere not too quiet but not loud either. Service was excellent and the food was very good!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 years ago on Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2012
    2 years ago on Valentines day we visited and had a great meal with a rack of lamb, (no longer served) I had great steak with Mac-fries (by default as no baked avilable) this time she had an Oscar which was good but not what she expected or wanted. I had a steak (still no baked potato??) which while being cooked to perfection was a poor piece of meat. This would have been over-priced at half the cost. The salad ane the desert were great. My girlfriend has had a long relationship with the Craftsman Inn and feels management must have changed as she was never disapointed in the past.
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  • Food was just okay. Meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Food was just okay. Meals were not hot, warm to cool. Service was poor to fair. Definitely overpriced for the meal and the service. Not intending to return.
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  • Best in Syracuse!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Been there before, so we decided to try New Years Buffet! Incredible! Great presentation and fantastic selection. Prime rib was superb, great King Crab Legs, Shrimp and amazing desserts! Do yourself a favor...GO!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fifteen minutes before we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Fifteen minutes before we saw a waitress and another fifteen before our glasses of wine were delivered. The calamari appetizer was burnt, the entrees were marginal at best. Not somewhere we will eat again. For a mid week dinner reservation, we were completely unimpressed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • off our list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    It was a bad night for us. Poor service - noisy ambiance. We were an 8 top - one thought her fish was "off" another thought the steak was more medium than rare as ordered; one serving was not very warm, etc. We were staying at the hotel and wait staff failed to tell us we qualified for a discount Could not hear yourself think. The room alternated hot and cold - Wait staff said the cold air hitting the thermostat kept messing up the temp. In Syracuse, that must be a problem 6 months of the year. Loud, hot, cold, slow, mediocre. Family and out of town guests all decided the Grill is "off our list".
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was very accommodati
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/19/2011
    The restaurant was very accommodating for our Christmas Party and all the food was delicious
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Syracuse French Toast!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/11/2011
    Great Service. Good food. Bright and Sunny for a Sunday morning brunch with the family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our second visit.
    Peter
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    This was our second visit. I think the kitchen was overwhelmed by Christmas parties because the quality of the food preparation was mediocre. The filet arrived overdone and cold, the swordfish was really poor. It;s a neighborhood joint for us, so we will probably give it another go, but it is expensive, and tis trip was NOT worth the price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    The food was excellent. We are planning on coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanksgivng buffet is amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Thanksgivng buffet is amazing! Something for everyone, not just turkey & taters!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, lots of seafood
    Peter
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Good food, lots of seafood and lobster choices. Would have like to see more specials, or a seasonal offering.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local spot if you are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2011
    Great local spot if you are a business traveler. Excellent wine list. Our waiter Zach was terrific!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. My
    KellyFury
    Dined on 11/13/2011
    The food was excellent. My mother said it was the best filet she had had in a long time. Everyone enjoyed the coconut curry scallops. My sea bass was very good. The service in the bar for drinks and the service in the dining room for dinner was excellent, both were very attentive and the dinner was paced well. The presentation of all the food was good and added to our enjoyment of the meal. Everyone was impressed with the salads. The wine drinkers appreciated the generous glasses. Overall, a great night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very nice place for steak/seafood
    Exellent
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    A very nice place for steak/seafood. They were also very accomodating to the one vegetarian in our group and made a delicious pasta dish. Salad was outstanding and our server was very attentive. Would definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was incredible, waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Food was incredible, waitress very efficient. One of the best in Syracuse..would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but not special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    The food was good, but really nothing special. We were looking for someplace for fish and were disappointed that there were only two non-shellfish entrees to choose from - and neither was too exciting. Perhaps we were expecting too much, but at $25 per entree, I expect the food to be very good, not just good.
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  • Exceeded our expectations!We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Exceeded our expectations!We wanted to take our daughter out for a lovely dinner over Parents' Weekend at Syracuse University. Food was fabulous, waitstaff excellent, setting was lovely. We will recommend this restaurant to anyone looking in the Syracuse area.
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    special occasion
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  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    The food was very good and our waitress was great. She was very informative and helpful. Lovely dining room and it was a wonderful experience. I will come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent and our
    foodforthought
    Dined on 10/16/2011
    Food was excellent and our waitress was very accommodating and nice. The only thing I would change is the silverware was very worn and scratched looking, not something you would expect in a higher end establishment. Otherwise excellent, a rare find in the Liverpool area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stopped for a lunch on a Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/2/2011
    Stopped for a lunch on a Sunday at 11:45am, during brunch, and were told that we would have to wait to be seated until after 12:00 beacuse they start the lunch menu at 12. Mind you we were a group of four and there was only one table occupied at the time. They had us wait for our table, and at 12, walked us through the otherwise empty dining area to be seated for lunch. Service was slow, however the food was tasty, and came out fairly quickly.
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  • Although the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2011
    Although the food was very good, the service was very slow and it was WAY over priced.
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  • This was amazing food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/15/2011
    This was amazing food and setting! I really enjoyed having my graduation dinner at the Lime Stone Grille. Thank you so much for everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic
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  • All food tasted good, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    All food tasted good, however the scallops seemed too salty for the diner who ordered them. She was hungry, so did not complain at the time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little pricy for Brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    A little pricy for Brunch. Would have been a better $14.95 brunch, not really worth $24.95.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cost exceeds quality.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2011
    I appreciated how easy it was to get a last minute reservation for my boyfriend's birthday, and was shocked when arriving at 9:30 on a Friday night to find only two other tables occupied in the dining room. The waitress was unable or unwilling to provide wine recommendations based on what we told her we liked. We were also disappointed in the house salad and lack of explanation of the dressing (we still don't know what that was) and that the kitchen was out of the appetizer we'd ordered (which we found out after the fact). While the meal was decent, I found that overall the value for the money just wasn't there. I'm unlikely to return.
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  • The buffet was visually wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2011
    The buffet was visually wonderful and set up to be easily navigated but it was a small area considering the large groups. The food was good but everything I tried was cold. We were seated upstairs which was fine for us but difficult for a few older members. If I had known in advance we might be upstairs I would have requested a lower level table.
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  • the food was well prepared
    Cookie73
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    the food was well prepared but they seem to focus more on presentation than taste. Didn't like that car headlights came shining through the windows causing us to squint to see our food. Service was fair in that the waitress was not prompt in taking care of basics such as filling the water glasses even when the empty glass was placed out at the edge of the table. Not going to go running back there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a wonderful lunch with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2011
    I had a wonderful lunch with my friend. The young woman who ws greeter in the hallway was so pleasant and I had such a nice conversation with her as I arrived earlier than my friend. She ought to get a raise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    Excellent food and service. Appropriately lit to create a nice ambiance. Great for a quiet special occasion. The menu is varied with excellent choices for all tastes. One would have to be exceptionally picky to not find something to match their palate.
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  • A+++
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Great food, with a wide variety of interesting choices. The service was professional and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    The service was excellent. My wife ordered filet mignon, medium well (what was she thinking?) and it was a little more done for her tastes. She meant to order it medium. She told the waitress that she (my wife) had made a mistake and meant to order it medium. The waitress took it right back and had them redo the order saying that it was too well done for medium well. She then offered us a free dessert for our troubles. Outstanding customer service!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate