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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!
Berkeley, CA 94706
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is ample street parking.
Ten minute walk from North Berkeley Bart
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Lalime's Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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