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Limewood Bar & Restaurant

4.3
994 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 994 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The menu choices were limited. There were more offerings of appetizers than entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was beautiful, great staff and food

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AlexandraF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The worst service we have received probably ever at a restaurant! Our Waiter John literally came up to us and asked "What do you want"? when taking our order. He had his arms crossed the whole time and made what should have been a special evening out with my husband into a very uncomfortable experience that we couldn't wait to leave. Another table actually got up and left due to his lack of care and service. It was very unfortunate & felt the whole Claremont Hotel in general has gone downhill.

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KENL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server made the night special. He gave great recommendations.

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AmberA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Brunch with my Father and arrived a little early. Outdoor seating while we waiting was provided. Great service, friendly staff. Easy outside dining with great view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Attention to detail. Promptness. Over service. Was race a factor?

JB
vipJBCal
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the COVID protocols, the Limewood did an amazing job of making us feel welcome, serving amazing food, and creating a beautiful ambiance. I will definitely be back!

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KaraM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very limited menu, food was just okay. Desserts weren’t great. Limited selection of hard alcohol. With covid we sat in a parking lot. Not worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Limewood! Our waiter was kind and the spacing of tables inside felt safe. As usual food was amazing. So glad to have this restaurant back.

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vipPaular
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Very limited menu
The whole fosh was not completely cooked
Overpriced
Need to invest in outdoor heaters on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Food was late due to getting wrong order. Appetizers were never placed u til after dinner arrived.
Outdoor heating lamp was supposed to be turned on but it wasn’t until second time we asked. It wasn’t done intentional just careless.

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vippickyeaters
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very little for vegetarians- not too impressed with the food in relation to the price. The rockfish was excellent. The fried chicken was mediocre at any price.

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vipApple
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous drinks! Limewood doesn't have a long menu, but I enjoyed the shrimp & polenta dish as a starter and then the hamburger with cheese - both great dishes. But the drinks really stand out. A good time for the four of us.

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PoonehK
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

ordered Lox and Bagels..came without cream cheese....asked for a side of cream cheese but was informed the restaurant does not have any!!!!????

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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Chris
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing brunch and dinner experience at Limewood. Our servers were both awesome. Robert and Jacob both did outstanding jobs. They made our experience memorable and fun. The food was exquisite. We were very impressed that we were able to meet the Executive Chef. We will definitely be coming back and cannot wait to plan our next meal at Limewood.

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vipDanTer
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the patio with the amazing views and martini in hand. Add to that great service and yummy smashed burger.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was good but the tent wasn’t up to your standards. I know it’s covid but it wasn’t what I expected

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vipShadow
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I expected more from the food. The menu was limited and the entrees were not very special. Almost all choices were heavy and not very healthy. I got the pasta with crab and it needed salt and a little kick. The waitstaff were friendly and the view terrific! High prices for not so special food.

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KarinaC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I think the menu need to be have a little bit more choice!

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vipVanessa
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful!! Lovely warm evening. Made for a great place to take out-of-town friends!

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CindyM
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, friendly servers, enjoyed the smashed burger (guilty treat!). Thanks!

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PatriciaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breathtaking views with balcony dining. Excellent service and appreciated the “special “ offerings for brunch. Food was top notch.

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LoisG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My soft scrambled eggs with salmon were the peak of creamy perfection. The French toast was luscious as was the burger. However the frittata was too dense and under seasoned.

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CMac
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was horrific: reservation wasn’t ready, after we were seated, the waiter did not ask for a drink order for 20 minutes. He didn’t have a drink menu to show us. He couldn’t have shown less interested in servicing us. I ordered the pear and arugula salad which was inedible because it was so saturated with salt.

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Bebe88
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I really hesitate to criticize restaurants and servers, especially given all they've gone through over the past year. However, Limewood's service was so exceptionally bad that I figure it's worth recapping the experience. My brother drove up from Southern California for his 30th birthday, and I thought it would be nice to treat him to some beautiful views and dinner. The evening started off great, Limewood carefully followed social distancing protocols, the porch was beautiful, and the hostess hospitable.
It was the service that made what should have been a nice evening memorable in the wrong way. The server was actively hostile, pointing and not using full sentences, standing behind us to talk, answering questions gruffly, and seemingly getting angered by our presence. At one point we discussed how could order drinks ($18 cocktails) in a way that wouldn't further upset him. The food was bland and overpriced, but I would have been happy spending the hundreds of dollars if we'd felt welcome. Unfortunately, we could have gone to 7-eleven and for just as good a meal and a better experience.

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vipAmoore
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance and views of the Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge.

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vipLauraJ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Gosh - we really looked forward to last night - first time in 6/months we felt safe enough to go out as a family.

There is so much potential - great views - big outdoor tent - but alas, service was super nice but dishes just built up on the table - shrimp in the polenta appetizer were undercooked (oh not good). And whole thing was cold. I had a great half chicken dish (reasonably priced at $30) but my husband had a pasta and crab dish for $50 that was maybe a cup of pasta and 1 tablespoon of crab - crazy. Our teenager had a really great burger and a decent price (expected for lime wood/Fairmont).

We are so grateful for staff etc... but hey, pick up the ridges and put a 3 actual crab legs on top of the pasta - then. Just fine.

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Paul
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you like delicious food and dining alfresco with a panoramic view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, this place is for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Get rid of the smash burgers, they were dry and misshapen and make a regular juicy burger. Green beans were overcooked; vegetable frigate was bland.

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BrendaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Beautiful setting - I felt the staff was not prepared for the number of guests dining there that day.

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ManasiT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Very very limited options for vegan and Veg food. I would say 2. And they tasted HORRIBLE!

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Sofia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Awesome views! and even better service!

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VirgileM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Love the place and the view, but we got disappointed by the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Server was awful. Very slow. We were the only table that had not been served food (there were only 3 tables out in the tent). The server took about 30 min to get our wine and then poured the first glass spilling on table. Noticed there was cork in it and fished it out with a fork. Then we drank it and sat for almost 45 more min before he came back to offer another bottle. I’m not sure why he was so slow bc there were no other tables eating. We prob would have ordered several bottles but bc he never came back we ended up leaving and going somewhere else. For the price we paid, it was not worth it.

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vipVladC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent whole grilled fish, very good dessert. Good quality wine by the glass.
Beautiful views of San Francisco.

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OaklandMom8
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was incredible. We had brunch on the patio and enjoyed the exquisite views. The new menu used the finest ingredients and dishes were superbly prepared. And the brunch cocktails were excellent too!

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vipSNET
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful location and great service! The food was amazing.

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AmyG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Poor service, poor heating on patio and food overpriced and very limited menu.

would not return or recommend.

MR
MRNR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Seating arrangements were not called out in advance

FAQs

Limewood Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 549-8585.

Limewood Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 994 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.