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Limani, Chestnut Hill, MA

Limani

4.3
4.3
213 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Please call or email for menu information.

617-545-0000

chestnuthill@limani.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 545-0000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 213 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

    Mediterranean

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  1. F

    Fashiongirl

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent menu and delish food. A bit expensive but very good quality and nice ambience.
  2. MR

    MitchelR

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Major orders failed to make it in.
  3. S

    Stef

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined at Limani as a party pf 4 last night. Its a very pretty bright and contemporary redesign of the space. Unfortunately the experience didn't live up to our expectations. I really do hope they get it together because the food was quite good. Our server was good, sweet and apologetic- as many things went wrong during our meal. First our cocktails took a long time and when they did come, only 2 came out and one was incorrect. Then a good 10 minutes later another came out. Eventually the last one and the corrected drinks came out but it was honestly a good 20 minutes. The explanation was that the bartender was backed up but the restaurant was not full and the bar did not appear very busy. Its not comfortable when only some at the table have their drinks, When the apps came they were good- 2 avgelemono soups and one grilled mushrooms. After another long wait our main courses came which were very good- halibut, loup de mer, moussaka and pastitsio. However we ordered 2 side dishes and only 1 appeared but after we were done with our main courses. We mentioned that they never came and the server came with just one of the 2 and we told her it was too late. Really not ok to have to ask for your food and receive it after the main courses were eaten. For a fine dining experience I have to say it was definitely lacking. If a manager had stopped by to check on us or explain or apologize we would have felt better. I am not looking for "free" food but the offer of a drink or dessert would have been nice. It left us feeling frustrated and disappointed. Also someone broke a large glass near our table and the glass went flying in large and small pieces. No one rushed to clean it up or ask if it hit anyone. The staff walked over it or pushed it away with their feet. I've never seen that before. So all that said, this is a restaurant group with experience in fine dining and high prices. They have a lot of work to do to be successful and I hope they do pull it together.
  4. SP

    SoniaP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Amazing restaurant! Loved the food, service, and overall experience. One of my favorites in the Boston area
  5. F

    Foody

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I tried Limani when they first opened and it was a nightmare! 3 hour dinner, baking in heat with no air conditioning and the time it took for everything to get to the table was excruciating. Figured it was a good idea to give them another shot 5 months later. Bad decision. Took 15 minutes for someone to come to the host stand, then even though I had a reservation they tried to seat me at chairs near the bar, chairs around a coffee table, not a dining table. Anyway, after saying no that we'd like a dinner table like our reservation was confirmed for, it took the manager to clean and set the table himself. Once seating it took 10 minutes to identify our server. He brought water and ran away before we could order drinks. Once we were able to flag him down we ordered our drinks and apps (purposefully ordered apps incase we couldn't find him again). Then drinks came (because I grabbed them from the bar myself) and then 20 minutes goes by and I need to waive down the manager and ended up putting in the entree order with him. After all that, the next two rounds of drinks I had to physically get up and order with the bar tender and then again, had to physically get up and grab the drinks. Then the waiter comes over after all of that and says, "would you like dessert" - DON'T waste your time. Sidenote, the restaurant was filled with smoke, clearing poor ventilation system.
  6. AK

    AntoineK

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    They try to justify the cost but they may not have their act as polished as they want to believe it
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Sadly Waiter seemed more interested in World Cup than us there were only 4 parties total at lunch
  8. a

    ack1

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, authentic Greek cuisine, fresh seafood; should advertise more, update the signage to showcase what it's all about, can improve on the Greek wine front. Will go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Greek salad was amazing. Tomatoes tasted like those in Greece. A little expensive though. The grilled fish for two was very tasty. It takes time to grill it. The value was good. The fish was wild and shipped from Greece. Good value. Grilled calamari small and tender. I would say that this is one of the best seafood places in the Boston area. But if you can not appreciate high quality seafood, then go to legal seafood for half price. The service was excellent.
  10. MC

    MegC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Lovely place. Great cocktails! Expensive but worth it for a treat.
  11. C

    Cathyb

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a terrible experience this time, I’m a regular there and I liked the place and the food, until recently I invited important people for lunch, we ordered their lunch special as always but this time the food and service were terrible. The portions are half in size now, food came late and cold, I was so embarrassed inviting my friends there. They had a private event and everyone was busy serving them and left waiting for food, drinks and bill. Will never go there again.
  12. A

    Aldarob

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food, excellent service and all around 1st class dinner. All 6 of us thought it was a terrific meal.
  13. b

    bryan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, real authentic Greek experience. Can't wait to go back!
  14. LL

    LisaL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view, the food and the service were all 5 star. The tzatziki was the best that I have ever had- including my own!
  15. WT

    WorldTraveller

    New England

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious dinner with very good service. Seafood entrees were excellent and Greek appetizers were perfect balance of filling and phyllo. A great addition to the Chestnut Hill neighborhood
  16. J

    Julio

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent but we waited to long for the dessert witch they remove from the check
  17. EL

    EmmanouilL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place with a lively-sophisticated vibe in Chestnut Hill... really good fish and Greek dshes. I recommend it for people who are looking for an alternative to well established high-end restaurant chains in Chestnut Hill such as Legal Seafood, Capital Grille and Davio's.
  18. G

    George

    New England

    101 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Greek food? Only a pretense! None of the dishes resembled authenticity. They were only given Greek names. The Moussaka was nearly un-eatable; Giouvechi was not really Greek. The lamb shank was un-cooked and the orzo was a separate dish; Total disappointment.
  19. J

    Jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, everything was fantastic from the quality to the various options. The service was high quality as well, the waitstaff was attentive and continued to check in, water glasses were always filled and the management was knowledgeable, helpful and engaging. The Boston area is in need of more restaurants like these that feel trendy yet high class and offer high quality (and largely healthy) food. I would highly recommend and will be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and decor!
  21. D

    Davishoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good food. Service could be better considering the cost.
  22. S

    Stephanie

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. You cannot find more authentic food of the highest grade. The seafood in particular is outstanding. We are already planning our next visit within the next two weeks. Delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Had a reservation and still had to wait 25 minutes. This happened to multiple parties. Was told it would only be a few mins. Manager was rude about it. Instead of trying to appease an upset customer he decided to argue with us to tell us he couldn’t make people get up and leave. Extremely unprofessional. Restaurant consultant did comp an app and dessert which was appreciated. Octopus was over cooked. Zucchini chip appetizer was the best thing and we ordered a lot. Not super impressed with food quality.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A little pricey . Food delicious but our entrees were not served at sane time . Appetizer which they suggest are good but just placed at Different times and no fine service. Manager stop by was good !
  25. L

    Laurie

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sophisticated atmosphere, wonderful freshly prepared food with ample portions, authentic Greek menu, attentive staff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great atmosphere. Will definitely return.
  27. RS

    RSKretch

    New England

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Superb food and attentive service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just moved here and are trying out various restaurants. I’m very picky when it comes to restaurants. The apps were slightly over done but main courses were perfect! This is unusual because most restaurants have great apps and half decent main. This is probably my fav in the area. I will go back again soon
  29. ED

    EDWARDF

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was helpful and encouraged us to try something new. We were not going to get dessert but when a neighboring table got the baklava, we couldn't say no to trying it. Wonderful!
  30. SG

    StevenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal with great service Loved the appetizers
  31. F

    Fenway

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Sophisticated yet casual atmosphere. Rebecca prepared us a terrific cocktail (Aphrodite) in the entry level bar. In the dining area we shared several appetizers for our dinner. Tasty combination of eggplant chips, spreads and roasted mushrooms. Next visit Im definitely ordering the octopus!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was FABULOUS, thank you!
  33. T

    Teetee

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Lamb chops were tender and perfectly cooked. Mediterranean ceviche tasty!
  34. e

    eat2live

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This was our first time visiting. The waiter was new and didn't understand how the bar worked. The wine by the glass was not clear and limited. The side dishes were also very limited and was not a good match with the food that was on the menu. We would definitely give Limani another try but a lot to improve to compete in this market. This is a big facility to fill with happy patrons!
  35. CX

    4520CapeXY

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I've been here 4 previous times--it was busier than I've seen it and lots of snafus with our meal. Going to chalk it up to a "bad night."
  36. F

    Fashiongirl

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good but could do a better job with when each plate comes out. Very delicious food.
  37. JS

    JamesS

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. My wife and I started with some special cocktails then started with fried zucchini and eggplant chips with tzatziki sauce. Finally we had Loup de Mer (branzino) and lamb shank with orzo. Both dishes were deliciously prepared. Our server, Maria, was excellent and pleasant. We finished up with walnut cake and ice cream. Everything was superb.
  38. TP

    TamaraP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    I’m not one to write reviews but after my experience at Limani, I needed to share. The ambiance was nice and the food was good, but the service was terrible. It look almost an hour to get our first round of drinks and we had to constantly flag down the server for water refills. As someone who as worked in the hospitality industry, I want to give the staff the benefit of the doubt & the opportunity to make things right. After we still hadn’t gotten our drinks after 50+ minutes, I excused myself that go to the ladies room but instead went to the host stand and asked if there was a manager working that I could tell about our experience up. The hostess assured me that the manager would come over - and I saw her approach him immediately after, but the manager never came over to discuss. The food was good - but absolutely not worth the price point. There are too many other great restaurants, we won’t be back to Limani.
  39. M

    Mimster

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous. Sat at the bar which I highly recommend. Great decor, definitely a scene. Real Housewives of Chestnut Hill.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent food but way too noisy..

FAQs

Limani offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 545-0000.

Limani is rated 4.3 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Limani

33 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Greek, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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