Limewood Bar & Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Limewood Bar & Restaurant showcases regionally-sourced cuisine. The menu highlights the best from Northern California's sustainable farmers, ranchers, fishermen, bakers, artisans and vintners.
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Sun - Thu 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Fabulous view from the outdoor deck, and delicious cocktails. Service was just OK and the food was disappointing. Everything was beautifully presented but each dish we tried was very under seasoned and bland; that didn't reflect the menu descriptions at all. We ordered several appetizers and they were overpriced for what we received, but it is in a Fairmont so a large bill is predicted. Glad we could go outside because the noise in the bar and lounge area made it impossible to converse. I'd say definitely go there for cocktails and the view - only if you can get a seat outside - and go someplace else for dinner.

DG
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a table with a view of the bay (nice!). Our server was friendly and accommodating. The food was very good. We had a lovely time.

RF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The location is great, the food was OK, the service could have been more attentive, but I would not return for the simple reason that we could not carry on a normal conversation because of the overwhelming noise of people yelling to be heard, kitchen clatter and other background noise.

J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here. The window table with a view of the whole bay is a nice touch. The food was simple but tasty. Not overly large portions for the money, but it's to be expected at a place like this. Service was very inconsistent. Our waiter disappeared for long stretches, didn't refill water or ask if we needed another glass of wine. When he did come around he wasn't exactly friendly. The atmosphere and food more than made up for it, but top-notch service really would have made this a perfect meal.

OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service

AG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were here for lunch
No special event it was about 5 minutes away from our place And they had their own parking
Which is already a leg up than most restaurants in the Berkeley and Oakland Hills area
Food was mediocre
But the view, relaxed atmosphere, the crowd, location, and off course parking makes the cost acceptable
The service was not bad. But for an upscale restaurant I kind of expected more
Its inside the Claremont Hotel which is a country club so a lot of the customers were members. So, they got more attention maybe because the service people knew them well
The views are great and I’ll probably be back if I had guests from out of town. Or if I don’t want to go looking for parking

K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We sat on the patio which was the only saving grace. It was a beautiful night. The food was bland. The service was barely tolerable. For the prices I don’t recommend. The Bar however was fun and the bartender Max was attentive and engaging.

EL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Location and view. Friendly reception. Great salads/ appetizers and creative main dishes. Luscious dessert.

L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time around at Limewood Bar & Restaurant and the restaurant was just as good as the first time. There are great views if you get a window seat and on a warm night outdoor seating can’t be beat.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strip was excellent. Service was superb

p
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice location, good views from Patio. Good food. Very enjoyable experience.

N
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some breakfast here before a spa appointment. Food was tasty and service was quick and efficient. Lovely place. Would definitely return.

b
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view coupled with a classy breakfast made for a great way to celebrate a birthday! The eggs were cooked perfectly, the service warm and friendly. It is s little spendy but a great spot for a treat.

LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, good food, lovely ambiance, but very loud on a Saturday night.

DW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Yes I would recommend the Limewood bar and Restaurant , the service was super excellant as the waiters were extremely helpful .
The Food was very salty, especially the fish.
the Salad was great , nice mixture of fresh olives and frozen grapes and romaine lettuce w/nuts.

MA
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating is the best!!

P
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Room was overly noisy, my food was overcooked, the menu selections were very limited, and the pricing was excessive. On top of that, they charged for parking. I would not go back. There are much better values and more extensive menus!

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This place is a jewel. What great views, the food and the people that work here are all very good and friendly, just wish they had more help with the service( it sometimes takes a while for your server to attend you, so you can’t be in a hurry) love staying at this hotel.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was bland
Service was good
Drinks were good
But overpriced for the food and drinks

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Limewood was an elegant lunch for us in a spectacular setting—one of the best views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline in the East Bay. The food was delicious and the service stellar.

DC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend, provided they can afford it! Thought a bit too expensive, maybe I am out of touch. But excellent food, but you just eat it and then gone , enjoyed for an hour -- pretty expensive.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated in a relatively quiet spot as we had hoped. Food was good.

EE
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious dinner with great service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful 50th anniversary celebration here. Treated like royalty!

AA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

We were glad to see some of the individuals we have known and befriended at the Claremont for decades.

Limewood is not Jordan's and like many of the clients who have patronized Jordan's for 40 or more years, we felt somewhat out of place.

However, thanks to our host, John and 3 other people we have known for many years, we relived some of our positive expreinces at Jordan's. John did what he has always done: a second-to-none welcoming greetings, service and warmth. Thank you, John.

The other workers who attended to our needs were professional, attentive, welcoming and warm hearted people. Thank you all.

Receptionists need attention. They are the first people clients meet when they come to the pricy eatery. They should be personally and professionally up to the requirement of the eatery. Yours need upgrade.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Nice environment. Overpriced for what you get. Not worth it. Have a drink and eat at one of the many other great choices around.

PW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would add outdoor heaters for when the fog starts rolling in. The service was tremendous.

OT
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Really overpriced and you have to pay for parking at the hotel
They need to fix these things for locals to come

L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch here. The food was great, the view was gorgeous, and the service was excellent. The booze was a bit pricey, but everything else was pretty reasonable. We'll definitely go back!

M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this place by chance when the restaurant we were planning on going to was closed.
What a find. It is located inside the Claremont Hotel.
The servers were wonderful as was the food. If possible get a seat by the window or sit outside to see a wonderful view of SF.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view. Lively atmosphere. Great food and service.

LS
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The waiter was quite pleasant but unfortunately today my husband and I are both sick.

KR
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal with great service.

N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to serveral fine dining restaurants and I feel this was a bit overpriced and the menu somewhat limited. There was a much bigger selection on the website menu which was a little deceiving.

Also, in the restaurant description, it did not indicate the restaurant was AT the Claremont Hotel. This was a little disappointing.

Overall it was a good experience but I probably would not go out of my way to go back.

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our dinner, the service and the view were amazing. I would have loved to have sat outside on the patio but it was a little chilly for our group. The dessert was a little lacking in flavor in comparison so I'd recommend skipping that and indulging on the delicious entrees instead!

NM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great view from the balcony. Service was very attentive and good recommendations.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & atmosphere! Please please, get a true divider from the restaurant and the semi private or not private room. Extremely loud & annoying!! Your restaurant and hotel should know better than to use a curtain for a divider with a large crowd
Our waiter was fantastic and the food superb

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful views. Great cocktails. A little noisy/echo-y. Romantic date night setting.

LD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant and great view! We have been there many times over the years. Great wait person and excellent service!! Highly recommended.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view, the service and the food is always so consistent.

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