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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
8:30 PM
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Lalime's

4.2
2279 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, French
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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

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Phone number
(510) 527-9838
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Paone
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Northside
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Parking details
There is ample street parking.
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Public transit
Ten minute walk from North Berkeley Bart
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2279 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanM 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We've been eating at Lalimes a few times a year for thirty years, delight in the varying menus, and this was one of the best. Every dish we four tasted was perfect. The server was extraordinary: patient with our slow and soft-spoken 90 year old friend. When asked if a vegetable side dish might be available though not on the menu she arranged with the chef to provide the kale and squash side that would ordinarily only have been served with a specific meat dish on the menu. We'll keep coming

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WeirdHarold 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We dined at Lalime about two years ago and the food was fair. However, the service was horrible. So we hadn't returned. We decided recently to give them another try and it was a disappointment! First it was a cold and windy day so naturally we were dressed for the cold weather. When we arrived and were about to be led to our table no one offered to take our heavy overcoats hats and scarves. My wife ordered a caesar salad which had no croutons and one slice of anchovy and it turned out to have NO dressing, none. I had to remind the waiter to bring my glass of wine I requested to arrive with my dinner. Needles to say we are crossing Lalime off our list. This is sad because Lalime used to be such a great dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful dining experience every time! Great cocktails, nice wine by the glass options. The winter salad had nice contrasts with the bitterness of the lettuces and the mild sweetness of the vinaigrette. The beef was done perfectly with a fantastic sauce and perfectly cooked vegetables and potatoes. We finished our meal with the apple galette with vanilla bean ice cream which had a nice sour creme fraiche base under it. Overall a delight, and besides, its a great place to see Mark and Joann Roberts!

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vipbonvivant 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious halibut!

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vipMuncher 
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Past meals at Lalime's were delicious. This timethe food came out cold for one of us — it happens.

More significantly there were only small amounts of food with rather bland taste. Server was inexperienced and not very helpful with questions. All in all, a disappointing dinner. Maybe it was just an off night for everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

lalimes is always fun, always first rate, frequently unusually excellent and occasionally out of this world. the cocktails are always a treat. and they have a very unteresting wine list.

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chez2d 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lalime's is one of the best places to eat when you want to have space to talk...and not listen to loud music! Food is excellent, bar is great, staff always helpful and friends. A neighborhood gem.

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vipBW77 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Always has been, always will be.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lalime's has always been a solid go to restaurant but this last visit fell short. Maybe because it was Valentines day and they just didn't seem to be ready for the crowd. We had a 5:30 reservation so you would think the service would be more timely.

They much have added tables to the already crowded main dining area. The wait staff had to struggle to get the food to the tables as there was no room between them.

The five course dinner selections were great but the soup course arrived late and a few degrees below lukewarm. The waiter was way to busy and just seemed interested in just moving the people though, maybe they over booked?

Anyway it was a bit disappointing but we'll be back.

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jj5800 
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very busy Valentines Day dinner at Lalime’s was not as refined as regular dining usually is.
Descriptions of preset menu options looked delicious. But upon arrival at table, portions were small and dishes were less than described...
Service was very slow unless one had earlier reservations.

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