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Limewood Bar & Restaurant

4.2
1108 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 1108 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for Father’s Day!

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123eat
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Father’s Day brunch- delicious, soft, not -too -sweet French toast. The No-frills smash burger, had a great tasting bun; wished there were more tomatoes and onions or other condiments for burger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very disappointed with the quality of the food given the price point. Server was not attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mario the server’s distain for us is palpable. He didn’t want us, there so we left. We are Asian. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it but it sure felt like it.
My elderly Asian mother ordered a wine. The server sighed and roll his eyes.

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Marionr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch on Saturday. The staff was very friendly, and we were given a table outside with a view.
All in all it was a very pleasant afternoon.

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TomF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great view, nice service, average food, way overpriced

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JoAnneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We had a reservation for the outdoor deck with a view that we had made a couple weeks in advance. Unfortunately, upon arrival we were told we were to be seated in the parking lot. After being shown to our table we opted not to stay and they quickly offered us another seat closer to the building at a fire pit. At least the view was better but it wasn't a real table and the food got cold quickly. Our waiter did a good job of helping us make the most of it and order the right wine.

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suem
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is good but since complete reopening post pandemic I had expected the food to be back to it's original quality but sadly, it was not. The menu prices has increased but the quality did not match the increase. The wait staff is also not as pleasant or efficient as it had been in the past. We ordered steak/frites, asparagus, branzino and ended with lemon tart. Nothing spectacular about any of the dishes but enjoyable nonetheless. The location and parking safety of the Claremont hotel was why we selected Limewood.

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vipRRamirez
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The view is amazing, but we were very disappointed with the quality AND the amount of food. We realize that prices have gone up overall, but the servings were incredibly small, much smaller than we're used to. And the quality was not as high as it used to be. I think I would only go back for a drink and appetizers, not a full meal.

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Cynth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiter misunderstood that we were sharing an appetizer and brought it and one main. He would have caught it if he ever came to check on us.

My water glass was also not refilled.
It did seem busy.
We finally had to hail him down to ask about the issue and ask for an order of bread.

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vipTheaterGoer77
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Reserved outdoor seating thinking we’d be seated on the deck and ended up seated in the parking lot parklet. Not my idea for a special occasion brunch.

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viplinda
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent. It's a little steep in price, but at least the quality and portions are good.

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vipyouarewhatyoueat
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

When we signed up for “outdoors”, we thought we would be seated on the terrace. Unfortunately, they created large COVID outdoor seating in the parking lot which were not nearly as nice. The food was average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The only reason we went to this restaurant was to enjoy the view I specifically called them and ask to sit on the patio but when we went there they said it’s not available. We even told them we can wait but they said no it will take few hours. We ended up sitting in a tent with no view and very bad service. Probably won’t go there anytime soon.

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vipGOliverP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Table of four shrieking women absolutely ruined the meal.

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AndreaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

We made this reservation requesting seating on the patio, which has spectacular view. This was the reason we came to this restaurant. We were sat in what they call the “bungalow” which is basically a tent covered section of the parking lot - no view. We were told that selecting “patio” when reserving just means outdoors. This is very misleading especially when people come expecting that their request to sit on the stunning patio is actually a parking lot. Seating options should be made more clear at time of reservation. The food was mediocre. We asked for no-dairy on the garden salad which came with yogurt - yes, that’s dairy!

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StephenM
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch was good but it should have been hotter. They should heat the plates. The fried chicken was delicious, the corn pancake underneath was tepid.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was poor. Had plates cleared abruptly before food was finished. It happened so quickly, we couldn't even respond. Generally felt rushed. Server wasn't knowledgeable about menu. Food was solid but not great. Would return for a glass of wine and oysters but that's it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We actually didn't stay for a meal. For us the parking lot structure was uninviting and both the drink and food menus were extremely limited and unappealing. Disappointed as we had high hopes and were staying at the Claremont so looked forward to the convenience of dining at this location.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Food tasted good, yet left us ill after eating. ruined the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Em, John, Laney and the staff are the absolute best!

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Docsalv
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server was very friendly and had a great sense of humor. However it took a very long time for us to get our food even though I just ordered a salad and my friend a frittata.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Don’t get the cauliflower entree!

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vipjenb
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

They now have a ridiculous 90 min max policy which makes wanting to go there not very attractive. Hard to bring friends there for a nice eve out when you have to rush through the experience. Terrible policy. Won’t go back.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It would have been nice to have been offered a paper menu.
I asked for outside, was told that afternoon via phi e confirmation that only fire pits were available. Then when taken to the table that was not at the window and had to ask for a window table. We passed an outside balcony with empty tables but were told we could not sit there. Crab pasta should have been with fettuccine and a creamier sauce.

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vipCatherineL
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great location with spectacular views, fog-willing. Good, limited cocktails, and was pleased to be able to request and receive a slight adjustment to my ingredients to fit my taste. The menu is limited to maybe 6-8 entrees, with only 1 vegetarian entree, so navigating dietary preferences and food sensitivities can be a challenge, and while the food was great, the portions were relatively small compared to the price, so we may not be back for food in future.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, elegant location to host a small business dinner. Service was excellent and food was delicious! Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED our experience! The Vegetable Salad was insanely tasty and M our server was the sweetest and funnest server we have had at any restaurant in a long time!

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BonnieW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Appetizers came after the entrees and the drinks were seriously
Overpriced.

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CatherineC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Glad they're open again.

Nice job using all of the space and still making it feel safe.

SD
vipStephenD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Buttermilk Pancakes & chicken. Will go back just for that

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We were given dinner menus and didn’t know until they took our order. The dinner selection was far preferable than the limited brunch menu. Service staff seemed overwhelmed and there was always a wait for anything. Our main server seemed annoyed with us simply ordering. My guess is that going back and forth from the kitchen to outdoors can be a pain. The food was so pricey, despite being incredibly basic. My Bloody Mary was flat without any kick. They were out of all dessert options except the lemon tart and sorbet. Our reservation was right when they opened, so I have no idea how that was possible. Bill was way too high for the lack of food and lack of service.

I mentioned it was my husband’s birthday in my reservation and he was also opening presents at the table. No staff said happy birthday to him. The little things could’ve softened the blow.

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foodie62
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The grilled whole fish (branzino) was excellent, and the steak frites and grilled asparagus with shitakes were very good, as well. Our server was very nice, but not quite professional/polished. Heat lamp (plus a blanket for me) kept us warm, but getting closer to the heat lamp meant facing away from the view, unfortunately.

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RosalindR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, beautiful views, terrific service. Try the lamb chop and prawn appetizers, the garden salad, and the lemon tart.

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donaldl
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Personnel greetings were friendly
They were very gracious in providing us with alternative seating. If you like orange juice you must order a glass

PS
PaigeS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great however our server was very rude, was not interested in serving us and continued to make odd comments. Had to flag him down every time and he had to ask us what food had already come out / needed to still come out. For a high-end restaurant, I would not go back and spend that much money on that little service.

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vipAnnie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I started off very unpleasant as I did not expect to have my hot water served in paper cup and lemons handed to me on paper napkins. That along was very disturbing. When I asked about it, I was only told it’s because of COVID but they didn’t know why either. If we were served with stoneware plates for food and glasses for water, why they cannot serve hot water in a cup and saucer?!
We’re recommended a Lemon Tart for dessert but it was unpalatable- flavors unbalanced.
The prices gone up so much and the food was just ok. It’s totally not worth it.
The only good experience was the lovely view and great wait staff.

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Jangleejat
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the place, and the terrace is one of our favorite spots but the cuisine is just not up to the mark. The menu is nice but the food is not well prepared. Last time I had the chicken and waffles and the chicken was very rubbery.. this time we had the salmon scramble and the eggs were not well cooked.

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Robin
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went for brunch and got a very nice table on the balcony with a view. My frittata was ordinary and a small portion size for the price. The salad greens that came with it were nicely dressed and very fresh. The side of bacon was smoky and tasty and generous. Service was friendly yet inconspicuous (in a good way). Would I go back? Maybe, but not for the frittata.

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RoyT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The menu leaves a lot to be desire. The chicken was dry. Nations has better burgers than my friends 25 dollar burger. No fish, no steak. Your new casual ambient is attracting the new uneducated America; twice the "F" word was mentioned. When told not to make so much noise, he responded "F, it's my birthday". The server's aprons need to be washed.
It used to be a wonderful place for an unforgettable evening.

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

Limewood Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 1108 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.