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Limewood Bar & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1667 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Experience a vibrant, casual gathering place with bay view patio seating, showcasing regionally-sourced cuisine. A kitchen inspired by Bay Area artisans is complimented by a spirited bar offering house-crafted cocktails and a well-balanced wine list.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 843-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joseph L. Paire III

  • Private party facilities

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions private dining is limited to outdoor dining only for private parties and with a maximum capacity of 24 people. To explore our outdoor options please email us with your information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Private party contact

    Limewood Bar & Restaurant: (855) 576-4107

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Cross street

    Domingo at Ashby

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,667 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Most Booked

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  1. JA

    JayAugustin

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jeannie Alvis, the property Concierge elevated our dining experience in such a meaningful way and we were truly touched but her commitment to our experience. We are very grateful. I used to be sort of the Fairmont family and Jeannie reminded me of why Fairmont such an amazing company.
  2. LB

    LorraineB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Birthday. For the only restaurant in such a lovely hotel this was a big disappointment. You would expect a better menu and better service
  3. O

    Outstanding

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for making my friend's birthday so special!
  4. k

    kathleenag

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is very professional and friendly. Food was great! Will return
  5. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Not very busy, would have appreciated a little more accommodation from the House when requesting a table with a view. Was told that the inside table by the window was reserved and we "would not be done in time to sit there". Seemed a little odd since it was a beautiful day, no one appeared to be waiting, and there were 4 tables open outside. Instead, they sat us by the kitchen. When we left the 'special' table had still not been sat. Here's a tip for the restaurant: If you want to move a party through a meal, get their drinks and food to them quickly. Then your guests can also get on with their day and you can give your special table to more than one party per day. For future diners: the beautiful dining room that faces the Bay has been closed and they only offer a bar & grill with limited views.
  6. JK

    JoyceK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous views of San Francisco and the Bay with open air freshness. Friendly and helpful staff with delicious offerings of food and beverages.
  7. M

    Muriel

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Wish I could give a better review. Plus--good environment. Lively but not too loud for conversation at our table. Service was fine. Scallops were good. Cons--Pork chop and bucatini NOT good. Food not at all worth the cost.
  8. TZ

    TrishaZ888

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Not sure of his name but he was the hostess on Tuesday night maybe Francisco? He was absolutely incredible friendly funny just made our experience great
  9. HJ

    HeidiJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time and everyone was super attentive. Thank you for making our anniversary so wonderful.
  10. GS

    GlennS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. Great food. Prompt service. Fantastic view from the patio.
  11. OD

    OneDave

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for my birthday before going to a concert at the Greek Theater. The views across the Bay and of the City are unparalleled. The service, presentation, taste and quality are spot on point. This is the first time I have been here and I do not expect it to be the last.
  12. JD

    JDeats

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We arrived and once we have our reservation name we only waited a few short minutes until we were seated. However once we were seated service was subpar. We had to ask for coffee, we had to ask for someone to take our order, we had to ask for utensils and napkins, we have no idea who our server was supposed to be because it was impossible to make eye contact with anyone as they seemed to intentionally not a look at the guests. Thank goodness for one waiter who occasionally did look around and came each time I waved. The sweet potato duck condit arrived and was good, needed hot sauce which came along with butter and jam for my friend's salmon dish about 20 minutes after we received our food and her toast half gone. Host and food was good but service staff definitely overwhelmed and under trained. Won't go back.
  13. GL

    GregL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Repeat customer, have enjoyed Limewood many times and always pleased with the service and the food. And the Berry Bubbly is the ideal beverage to complement the food. Will return again
  14. SO

    ScottO

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, service, and view were top notch. Standout was the smash burger and the fries that came with it were some of the best I’ve had. A little pricey, but it’s at a pricey hotel so to be expected. View of SF across the bay was cherry on top.
  15. M

    Michele

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, beautiful views and great service keep us coming back as often as possible.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great way to kick off an anniversary brunch in the bay!
  17. ND

    NikkiDe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service was excellent and the view was perfect. From the moment we walked in, the host and hostess were very welcoming and out waiter was funny and kind. Absolutely the best and can’t wait to go back.
  18. BT

    BretT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I had a overnight stay at the Fairmont. The menu was minimal, drinks were just so so and food was very expensive and nothing special. I would suggest just come for the view and a glass of wine
  19. RS

    RhondaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    If you are looking for a restaurant with an elegant vibe, top notch service, excellent food and reasonable prices, Limewood is not it. My partner and I, who were celebrating an anniversary, were escorted to a wall with no view, even though there were plenty of window tables with a view. When I asked to be moved, they agreed. Some of the food was excellent, but not worth the price, i.e. asparagus (probably 4 x the price of market) and tasty scallops (3) for upwards of $25. The Sauvignon Blanc tasted like it had been open for at least a day and was tasteless. The champagne was very good. The bucatini pasta was just so-so. Dessert tasted old. A lemon meringue tart should not taste like it's been in a refrigerator that is too cold. The service was excellent. But, the treatment to us upon entering was less than satisfactory. Was it because we are two women? We'll never know. Up your game!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. However I booked this reservation almost two weeks ago and requested the outdoor patio. The hostess said that it was more of “a request” and put us at a huge booth indoors for just two people. There were 8 empty tables on the patio and they wouldn’t let us sit out there. I noticed a table of 6 people that they put on the patio after we sat down. Pretty disappointed about that since it was our first time in Berkeley and I was excited to be on the patio with my wife to enjoy the view.
  21. MS

    MahnazS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant does need some renovations. The food is okay, not very high class, and the presentation is just okay.
  22. BS

    BhawnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    liked the ambience and the view. Excellent service.
  23. SB

    SharonB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I have dined at this restaurant many times and most of the time it has been a pleasure, however, on this last visit the service wasn't attentive and was very slow. The restaurant appeared to not be extremely busy and staffed appropriately but the service did not reflect that.
  24. DD

    DiningDiva

    New England

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    What a disappointment! The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley used to have a wonderful restaurant that served a consistently great breakfast. Many options were available and all arrived at the table at the proper temperature with all of the condiments needed. Now, there are limited hours, a VERY limited menu . For example, with an order of eggs there is no toast available - only sour dough bread as a side order. The food, including the coffee, was cold and tasteless. Unfortunately, no other options are better.
  25. j

    jeffm

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was good, but there was no acknowledgement of our anniversary and they sat us in the back of the restaurant. Won’t be celebrating any special occasion at this restaurant again.
  26. j

    janice

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I recommend Limewood for the service (Francisco) was excellent. Meal was very good but priced high. I had Branzino, delicious with a small amount of sauce escovitch on the plate. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the ribeye. Ambiance is very pleasant. We went for our anniversary.
  27. KV

    KamniV

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service!
  28. M

    Mitch

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Wife’s birthday
  29. UC

    UsualCustomer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a great hangout. Definitely recommended.
  30. TS

    ThomasS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The View was spectacular. The Food was good. Especially the ceviche
  31. s

    scooterboss

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Loved the food, and the setting overlooking t
  32. DG

    DouglasG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I go to Limewood for special celebration dinners such as anniversaries and birthdays. The setting in the Claremont Hotel is beautiful, and it's wonderful to watch the sunset from our table. The service is friendly and attentive, and the food is terrific. The menu is limited, but there always are appealing options available.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Limewood is an upscale restaurant within the Claremont Hotel which is now part of the Fairmont Hotel group. The atmosphere is upscale casual and there’s a nice deck with a view of the Bay and sunset. Unfortunately there’s only one heat lamp that can be shared among maybe 4 tables. Everything was tasty though the menu is not large. Drinks were also tasty ; most specialty mixed drinks were $18 and there’s a variety of wines by the glass. We had 2 drinks, 3 mains, 1 shared salad and a bottle of wine and our bill was $300 before tip
  34. PV

    PrincessV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Great ambiance, overpriced food, but expected because you’re at a hotel. The food is good, not great or excellent—I wouldn’t crave it—there’s no stand out star dishes unfortunately. The asparagus appetizer literally came with 3 spears. Was comical.
  35. TK

    TerriK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Limewood would not take Apple Pay, nor my credit card which I had on my phone and with face recognition security. Limewood should update its policies and procedure so that it takes Apple Pay. I had to call my husband to bring my credit card which was a major inconvenience and a major obstacle for a good relaxing meal . Management was rude and non helpful
  36. PU

    PatriciaU

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Limited brunch menu. No savory dishes without egg. Food was nothing to rave about. Service was rushed.
  37. A

    Andy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had high expectations going in. Unfortunately, the food is so far away from being “normal’. Low quality “diner” experience at best….
  38. D

    David

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Fantastic view, friendly waiter. Food was very expensive even in light of the location. Our dinner took nearly an hour to arrive at our table. A side dish that we never discussed, nor ordered, arrived as well and was on our bill (we ate it and decided not to say anything). Our appetizer dishes and utensils were not bused and we had to request that the table be cleared 4 times. I do appreciate that the staff is overworked and likely short-staffed. Perhaps the restaurant should somewhat limit their seating.
  39. ER

    ElizaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Hostess gave us a once over:( My mother fell and we were seated again at a table that was the same exact one she fell from.
  40. S

    Swankie

    San Francisco

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere and wonderful staff for birthday brunch ! The view was awesome. Excellent servers who constantly brought us more coffee and ice water. Highly recommend delicious smash burger! Lemon meringue tarte was lovely as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Limewood Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 843-3000.

Limewood Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1667 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 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Limewood Bar & Restaurant

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Domingo at Ashby

  • Neighborhood

    Berkeley

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Wed 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joseph L. Paire III

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (510) 843-3000

  • Private party facilities

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions private dining is limited to outdoor dining only for private parties and with a maximum capacity of 24 people. To explore our outdoor options please email us with your information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Private party contact

    Limewood Bar & Restaurant: (855) 576-4107

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