Limewood Bar & Restaurant

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850 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.5
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3.7
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vipQueenie
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience with out of state visitors at this very unusual time to try entertaining anyone. Thankfully the restaurant staff was appropriately cautious, but welcoming and generous with their time and expertise. Experienced a wonderful lunch, which our guests will remember fondly. The view is unsurpassed, the food beautifully presented and delicious....what more can you expect!?

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipMATRIXOWNER
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for date night and to get consistently great service and food.

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Oleanna
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant was quite crowded and extremely noisy, to the point where my friend and I had to make an effort so speak loudly to hear each other. The noise changed the whole experience. The last time I was at Limewood, it was delightfully quiet.

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nicknamerequirementsredic
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Particularly great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms birthday and our server went above and beyond to make us feel very special. She had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic! Thank you limewood!

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vipEllenM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was friendly but very slow. Most of the food was good, but there were misses like the eggs were barely warm and the toast was burnt so much that it should not have been allowed to leave the kitchen in that condition. Also, the coffee was so strong that I could barely drink it even after putting large amounts of cream into it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The views from this location are incredible, the food is always great! The service is very good and friendly. One of the Hidden Gems in Berkeley

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vipstandard
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Great location, very attentive service, and really terrible tricked out, badly executed food. My dinner was buried under green garnish, shaved raw carrots, and pitifully undercooked pasta. The best thing we are was the oysters- as there was no spiced cashews or walnuts, pickled grapes or onions and no cheese emulsion. Chef- please simplify!

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vipKarenJ
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Berkeley. Great ambiance, and attentive service. The food is good and well-presented. I keep coming back here and have enjoyed each visit!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was breathtaking. The staff was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My meat could have been hot instead of warm. I think the restaurant precooked the steak. It was still very good. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SuzanLaw
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was exceptionally good. However, the service felt rushed. We had a glass of champagne before lunch and our entrée was served almost immediately. We were halfway done with our meal before our waiter realized we’d been served and asked us if we wanted any bread.It was our anniversary and we were anticipating a leisurely lunch. Even with dessert and espresso, we were done and the bill was paid in under an hour. On the plus side, staff I realized it was our anniversary and wished us a happy one. When our dessert was served, it came with a complementary piece of white chocolate on which happy anniversary had been written.

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OaktownMomma
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was amazing, personable, and attentive. We went for drinks and dessert. The pot de creme was excellent, cheesecake good. Two desserts, two glasses of wine, tax & tip was around $70. Very nice ambiance for a pre-Valentine's Day outing.

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vipbiztraveler
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and loved the variety the addition of the bar menu provided. Great service.

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vipjimk
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food and service but if you pay $700 for dinner they should discount you parking by more than $2 buck. Just cover it. That kind of thing annoys all sorts of people

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vipfernandod
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and customer service! And very tasty choices ...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not so great service. Wasn’t impressed with the food

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vipBethS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu and food. Price point on the higher end. Friendly staff and good service. Great view from the restaurant.

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AlexC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We used to come to the Claremont Bar and Restaurant for years for the ambiance and great views more than the food. But recently, the new design has even taken that away. This is on top of the fact that food is incredibly overpriced, underwhelming, and limited in option. Cocktail was well done and server was fine but shocked that any non-corporate purchase card buyer who would willing throw money away for a subpar restaurant masquerading to be a high-end establishment. Now diners can not even see the views of the city anymore when the patio is closed due to the paneling and types of windows in place. Sadly, this is a huge disappointment now and do not expect to return.

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vipGardener
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot to remind server, would have thought it would be in our reservation notes

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday party. Excellent experience!

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LuisaH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was delicious and drinks were really good!!!
Place was BEAUTIFUL AND VIEW AMAZING!!!

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RichardM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Halibut overcooked. Bland service, very noisy

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mpym
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful setting. Our food was very good but very slow coming out of the kitchen.

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Leslie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here several times for brunch, but this was our first time having dinner. It was tasty, and the view is just as spectacular at night as it is during the day. Wine is excellent as are the cocktails.

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TRichardson
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, view is amazing, and the service is delightful!! Definitely one of my favorite places in the East Bay!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Small selection of dishes, and waiter seemed a bit short with us, not as inviting as I would have liked. Some of the dishes were amazing and some were mediocre.

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vipLiza
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were seated next to a very noisy table— only four people making enough noise for 10. Would be nice if restaurant had a way of dealing with those who are so inconsiderate. Hostess kindly let us have our coffee in the bar. She was great.

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JulieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take a client. The servers during breakfast are lovely and allow you to have a quiet and slower-paced experience if that's what you request.

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vipkasac
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limewood has definitely the best view to be had in the Bay Area -- all the way to the Golden Gate. However, we chose to go there for brunch, and the fact that the orange juice wasn't freshly squeezed was the first clue. The menu was aimed at a moneyed crowed ($22 for a burger that wasn't even Wagu?), and there were no omelets, not one, and when we asked, were told they didn't "do" omelets. Settling for eggs and bacon, the food (which did arrive quickly and hot) was good but could be purchased for a quarter of the price elsewhere. But then, of course, there wouldn't be the view. So compromise and choose what's important for your breakfast experience.

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vipEna1
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

M was so accommodating and helpful. She explained the dishes and coaxed me to try something different and I’m so glad I did. When another waiter noticed we both had on dark slacks, he offered us black napkins.
They made my birthday lunch extra special!!

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vipJebrde
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance with good food and great views, service was okay, will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff knowledgeable about food and helped me customize my order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time, felt a tad rushed but it was New Year's Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall, we had a good experience. I’d definitely return again, thanks.

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vipoxfordstreet
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Overpriced and soggy eggs Benedict, obviously reheated in a microwave.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got together with 6 of my young cousins for brunch -
The food was delightful, service efficient and we could actually hear each other talk. Really great time

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viptapbirds
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

There was a VERY limited menu at 1:30 pm. Basically, the only lunch item was a hamburger, everything else was breakfast. Also, it took a long time to be served our food. However the hamburger WAS good.

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Limewood Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

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