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About Lalime's

Lalime's strives to maintain a sustainable and enticing menu based on seasonal and local produce and meats. We focus on creating a special evening for each individual that walks through our door and hope you will have a wonderful evening you will remember always. Bon Appétit!

1329 Gilman
Berkeley, CA 94706
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, French

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

We are closed Mondays
July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Cross Street:
Northside

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 527-9838

Website:
http://www.lalimes.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample street parking.

Public Transit:
Ten minute walk from North Berkeley Bart

Executive Chef:
Anthony Paone

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

The menu for this evening is a fixed price and four courses for $75
1st seating 5pm - 6:30pm
2nd seating 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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Lalime's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (24)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Healthy (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Seasonal (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The plates and food could have been warmer. Had to send food back midmeal to heat up the food. Just a few vegetarian offerings; only pasta. The chocolate mousse dessert was very good, one of us reports. The halibut was good, although it was a small portion. The vegetarian lasagna seemed quite creative. Good fillings. Great texture. We felt pushed to order additional dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful, as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

A very tasty meal.... server was delightful! (from Poland). Cozy interior...A lovely time!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We have been to Lalime's many times, and it is always a wonderful experience. The food is exceptional, the ambiance is superb and warm, the service is great. Highly recommend Lalime's.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Lalime's is just marvelous! The atmosphere is great, and the food is interesting and delicious. We had salads and vegetarian lasagne, and they were fresh and perfectly seasoned. We had a "granita" dessert that was delicate and rich at the same time. The service was friendly and professional. This was really a great meal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We lived in the area near Lalimes since getting married in 1979. We now live in Tucson, AZ. We were visiting the area and staying with friends in Hercules. We decided to take them to Lalimes for dinner. They had never been to the restaurant. I have become a vegetarian since my last time to Lalimes. I had the pasta entree, the marinated olives, and the squash soup. My wife had the leek salad. Our dessert was the gallette which was divine. The crust was flaky yet had a distinctive crunch to it. I wanted to have a digestif of cognac but was the driver so no go on that. Thank you to Lalimes for another superb dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spare food portions (left hungry)
Uninspired service
Minimal birthday recognition
Disappointing diversity of staff/clientele

Don't know who I would recommend this place to (or for what).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the most lovely dining experiences my husband and I have had in a long time. This was my parents favorite place a long time ago and now it is our go to place when we are in town.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent meal, service and ambience. A bit on the pricy side but good for special, intimate occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful lobster dinner special evening on Thanksgiving eve!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our favorite neighborhood and special event restaurant. Their preThanksgiving lobster dinner is the best. We always enjoy being here and always leave smiling and with a happy tummy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Me and my husband loved this Restaurant for special occasion specially. The food is delicios

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good food but I was thankful for the olives and the little sprinkle of parm in my pasta as I was dying for some seasoning. I think being an older person's place the salt is kind of withheld from all the dishes. My husband and I both agreed that everything was under-seasoned. The plain flavor of the food still tasted good. It wasn't bland and gross but I can't help but think how delicious it might have been with just a little bit of salt, or at least some on the table as an option. I ate everything before me though so it was definitely well-prepared.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Ate there for first time 2 nights ago. Visiting from east coast and liked it so much, we returned last night. Delightful in every way. Creative menu and attentive staff combine for a "winner"!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Have known about it for ages, but don't often get to Berkeley for dinner. The occasion presented itself Sunday and we were NOT disappointed. Marvelous ingredients, creatively prepared and well presented in a warm and friendly environment. We WILL return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was very good as usual. Service was slow, and the kitchen was slow in getting out our entrees.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very fresh and tasty food, my friend had the rib eye steak, he said it was cooked just the way he
requested, I had salmon and it was perfect, dessert was o.k. Service was outstanding,
will go back for more. Lights went out while dining - made ambiance even better. My tequila
cocktail was one of the best I've had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Two notable features, the food was very good and you could converse in a normal voice. The latter is even more unusual than the former and particularly to be celebrated by seniors like me.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really like lalimes. We have been going there for years decades but Friday it was utterly spectacular

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great service, pleasant staff, great bartender, excellent food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

LaLimes is getting very popular, we must have had the last place at 6:30, as it was completely full. One needs to make a reservation longer in advance than I did. I was surprised that Open Table did not tell me that the restaurant was not even open on Mondays, merely saying that no reservation closer than 2.5 hours (to 6:30) was possible for "Monday 6th", which was why I made it for the preceding day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

the service and general welcoming atmosphere was lacking on this occasion. mentioned that we are celebrating a birthday in my opentable reservation. that seemed to have been overlooked.

i really think that lalimes is unique and very special. unfortunately on this occasion i was quite disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

An old time restaurant that maintains it's freshness
Good food, good service, easy parking

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful as always...we both had seafood, and a delicious rose to accompany.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had a lovely meal to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Service and food were quite nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Berkeley and we have been coming here over some decades. Always happy to be here. It's also nice because of the low noise level.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

While we have had good experiences at Lalime’s on many occasions over the years, this was definitely not one of them. It started off on a bad note when the host was obviously unhappy to find one of our party of 5 was our 18 month old granddaughter. The wait staff, on the other hand, was very pleasant. More important, the food was uneven. The lamb tongue appitizer

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Charming, unassuming neighborhood venue in north Berkeley. Very popular and busy. Tight seating in close proximity to other tables so ambient noise level includes other guests' conversations. Food was very good, drink selection interesting. A very nice night out, an unexpected little gem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have dined at Lalime's every few months for many years. The food is fresh and prep allows the true favors to emerge. Atmosphere and service is casual cool. A relaxing and pleasant meal always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our all-time favorite restauants in the East Bay. Wonderful food, great ambience and friendly people.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant that has maintained its quality for over 30 years. I remember it well when it was a hole-in-the-wall on Solano Avenue. It is like a fine wine; it has aged well!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lalime’s is our go to place for any occasion. It’s the first “Fancy” restaurant that we took our daughter to and has never let u last down.

A nice wine list and a wonderful menu. Although the dessert menu this time lacked chocolate, it was a delightful meal.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

For our 57th Anniversary we had another couple join us. The table I requested (quiet corner) was spot on. Service was impeccable. Our shared two appetizers were simply delicious. Each of us loved our entrees as well. The end of the evening we, again, shared two desserts. Yumtious!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Innovative dishes that will tantalize, unique attention to quality, beautiful presentation, fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Delicious food and drinks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Two of us are vegetarians, and all were pleased with the options, even though somewhat limited. The service was attentive, and the waitress got one dish wrong so she comped it, which was generous. There is an interesting combination of an informal menu with a fairly formal but comfortable feel to the restaurant, which we all liked.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Lovely restaurant with a varied menu. We especially enjoyed the vegetable tart and lamb and pita sandwich when we shared several dishes. Lalime also offers a nice selection of wine by the glass.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I love Lalime's. It is so quaint looking from the outside, like just another cute little home in the neighborhood. Once inside, it is a pleasant surprise how elegant and cozy. The menu is seasonal, always something different, but something for all pallets. It is always delicious, perfectly prepared, and beautifully presented. The unique custom cocktails are fun to try. Save a little room for dessert, because they are another delightful surprise, even if you are like me and don't usually care about the dessert. They are perfect.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I hadn't been to Lalime's in a while and I have to say that I was underwhelmed by the food. Nothing wrong with it but unexciting.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Been going to Lalimes for years. This is a neighborhood gem...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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