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