Limani - NYC

4.5
1673 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is delicious. Service is very good.
The seating can be a little bit tight. I get hit a lot by people passing by.
portion sizes are very good.
Tomato salad is beyond amazing. Delicious and authentic Greek.
All the food I've ever had there is excellent.
Bread was very good.

Bar is not big enough. We were asked to wait at the bar and couldn't fit...and felt like we were in everybody's way. Staff was very accommodating though---

OPEN TABLE sent the reservation on the wrong day. I made the reservation for Wednesday 1/16 BUT they told me it was sent to the restaurant for Thursday 1/17.
They got us in though.

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ND
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We walked in for lunch and the restaurant was very beautiful. The food was fairly good, however for the price of it I was expecting something much more. The service was poor, we had made it known that we were going to see a show at 3 and needed time to walk there. We had to leave the restaurant before we were even able to get the dessert that is supposed to come with our lunch "prix-fixe" because we were getting close to when we needed to leave. Restaurant was not busy either, so no real explanation for why service was poor. I would be interested to see what dinner service is like. I wouldn't go back, but I wouldn't dissuade someone from trying this restaurant either.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was exceptional.

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BH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is amazing the best Mediterranean food the i ever have in the city! i really recommend this place the food is very good and fresh! the best crab cake ever Omg delicious....

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RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely, the food, service and ambiance. But it was very expensive. If you’re not on a budget you will enjoy Limani!

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered 3 veggie sides that were perfectly prepared and seasoned. Had 2 small plates that were delicious. Paired with a glass of a while wine from Santorini. Service was attentive; in/out in an hour.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. A bit pricey, but it was for a friend’s birthday, so it was worth it.

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TS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went here for lunch recently. Restaurant going downhill fast. No emphasis on quality - just trying to get diners in/out. Knife had food stuck to it. Portion size and quality was bad. Service was inattentive.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband an I have never had a bad experience. I've recommended Limani to several people and they've all had great experiences as well.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

With a party of 6 we enjoyed the prefix menus. Service was excellent and I believe the wine pours are larger than in the past.

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BK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent Greek seafood restaurant with impeccable service.

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PH
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent octopus, lobster and baclava, attentive staff.

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JW
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time here, and we'll be back. We went to Rockefeller Center to see the tree, so this location was perfect. We had the 3 course lunch for $35 dollars and it was a great deal. There were many choices that we could have easily chosen. Service was friendly and immediate, asking what kind of water we wanted, plus our water glasses were never empty. We started with 3 scallops with a citrus sauce and orange slices, which was delicious and a generous serving. The other appetizer was half an avocado with shrimp, also delicious. We really enjoyed the same main course, which was grilled shrimp with tomato and feta cheese, served with rice. For dessert, walnut cake with ice cream ended our lunch. The decor is lovely, all white and modern. We enjoyed such a nice experience- price, food, quality, flavor, ambiance, service all excelled.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

First time we visited New York we went to Limani and my family loved it. This time my parents wanted to go back there for the goodbye dinner before they go back to Europe.
So it was heartbreaking to receive very bad attitude from the waiter/chef when we ordered few mains and few appetizers instead of mains, because they weren't too hungry and also love octopus. He rudely showed us his dissapointment that he expected us to order more. Everybody had a meal and one/two drinks. Maybe because we all have European accents he thought he's not gonna get a tip.
We tried to continue with the nice dinner unabrupted and left him 18% tip to not stoop to his level.
I do not expect to be treated like that even if I want to have only fries in a restaurant. I am nice to everyone and I expect the same in return. Everyone should try that in 2019 :)

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner... the honey phyllo feta appetizer was excellent. All fish we ordered was excellent...
Salmon and lobster.
Walnut cake was a great dessert.
Ambience is very pretty and relaxing.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great for work group lunch. You’re paying a little more for the ambiance which is very nice. My scallops were a little too gritty for me. It was all good tasting overall

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My reservation was kept even though I was told it would only be held for 15 mins if I were late. My food was delicious and the staff were pleasant. The hostess was very helpful and kind. I'd dine there again.

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C
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Limani's location could not be any better: Rockefeller Center. The oysters and seafood are simply amazing. The wait staff could be a bit more friendly and the tables are very close together. The hostess was very pleasant. We arrived very early for our reservation and she made us feel welcome. Highly recommend. It is a bit difficult to fight the crowds to get into the restaurant due to its location next to the Rockefeller Tree at Christmas.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Excellent service, excellent food. Deconstructed baklava to die for.

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AN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have lunch. Lively and good food.

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o
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was upscale and the food was delicious. The grilled octopus was a favorite!! Our waiter was attentive. We all enjoyed our dinner!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Great service

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GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The place is excellent for lunch and the service was great I' definitely will back in the summer 2019.Gabriella

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Have been going there for years, service was never the best but food was good this time both were horrible. They gave little portions because it’s prefix and I know that because the man next to me had the same dish but it was more lamb chops than mine. If that was the case I would have ordered off the menu if they told me that they cheat on the amount they give off the prefix, And it took an hour to get the food which was cold and far from what it used to be. The waiter was completely rude whenever he showed up to the table, I can go on!!!!! I usually don’t do reviews but I feel that no one should go there for what they charge and deal with the service and poor food that I did. There are plenty of restaurants in nyc to go to I will never go back to Limani again.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a show to attend and since this was my favorite restaurant and closest to our hotel I decided to have dinner here before my show. Everything was perfect but they asked me what time was my show and we told them 2:00 and they served us so late we missed the first 20 minutes of the show. We had to walk to 43rd street so I was very disappointed that it took so
Long to get served. Otherwise it’s awesome!

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J
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I made a reservation, but I gave him a place that was too small.
I felt uncomfortable throughout the meal.
The food was not soft.
The lamb smelled too bad ..and I was so disap
I ordered French fries, but I didn't give them ketchup.

I asked for it, but I did not come in 10 minutes. I talked to you a few times and came.


The shrimp dish was so disappointing.
It was hard and dry.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went there had a 6:45 reservation was seated quickly. And waited for waiter, of which we we're seated near the kitchen area, you couldn't miss us at all. So seeing us wasn't a problem. Only to be told we could not take part in their Pre Fixe Menu which was until 7pm. Disappointing!

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F
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I don't know how this restaurant is when it's not Christmas Eve but our experience was not near ok. We were rushed when we made dinner reservation. The waiter was not accommodating nor friendly. The food were mediocre -- it tasted very salty and dry. My daughter's filet mignon was so tasteless and dry she left more than half of it. Lobster pasta was ver salty. It was just an awful experience.

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limani is amazing!! One of our favorite restaurants in NYC. The food is amazing and we've always had impeccable service

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The servers (except the main waiter) were somewhat rushing that made us feel odd..great location, high quality food, overall very good choice..

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lumani would receive 5 stars had they not had an assigned waitstaff for our table. Having reservations didn’t change things. Sat at an empty table for a good while before 3 waiters, who walked around in circles, finally chose who would address us. We ordered EVERYTHING at once INCL the check for fear of not being able to communicate again and unnecessarily waiting longer chancing missing our needed train home.
You can see my full review and pics on YELP. Thank you

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S
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Commenting on din in dining room and asked if we wanted a quiet table we were whisked to a claustrophobic, shabby kid's Siberia. Main dining room is very attractive but only for those who plan to text all the meal as conversation is all but impossible. Our tundra neighbors were a father in Santa cap, a mammoth mama with reindeer horns and an active child. Other more sedate parents with ninos arrived. The prix fixe dinner is a fine value and we both enjoyed superb, tender octopus and three nice rib lamb chops, with acceptable fries and fair veggies. Walnut cake dessert with ice cream was quite good. Enjoyed a Vietti Dolcetto, as Greek wine (my firstchoice) were very high. An honest, attractive spot in a tourist mecca, especially in this season.

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l
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful and we will be back
I don’t have 50 words it was just very good

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PA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night before Christmas. Being in the business you appreciate great service and this service was impeccable. Everything was done right. Lamb Chops are definitely a must. Saganaki is always good, octopus was done beautifully and cooked right. Feta cheese filo and Honey appetizer was a real hitThe twist on the baklava at the end for dessert was really well done. Would come back in a heartbeat.

@pete_athanas
@pd.athana

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F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always excellent

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Was seated by the Kitchen. Very loud an disorganized. Took a while for our appetizers to come out. Ordered 2. Only 1 at a time. Mail meals were soon after though. Very good

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SL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, mediocre food.
We left before eating our main courses after waiting for them for over 45 mins after finishing our (average) appetizers and receiving cold dishes.
Barely even got an apology.
Will not be going back.

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VS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve been to Limani several times and it’s always been good. The food is always very good and this time the food was good but the service was bad. The waiter was not educated on the menu and really didn’t know to make recommendations and didn’t check in on us very often. The courses were presented in the wrong order. I had asked for the sashimi before the appetizers and the appetizers arrived first and then the sashimi while we were still eating the appetizers. The service truly was abominable for this type of restaurant. Hopefully they straighten out the service because I like the food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Mother’s Birthday

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B
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent calue

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