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Limewood Bar & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
1598 Reviews
$30 and under
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 77 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 549-8585

  • 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 1,598 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Scenic View

  • East Bay

    Most Booked

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  1. EE

    EagleEye

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff and cooks. Sunset on outside deck is beautiful, but suggest hat or sun visor, and something warm when it cools down at dusk. They will provide a blanket for you if needed.
  2. JL

    JodiL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance! Loved the wine! Not many food choices…. Please add more. The potato salad was horrible.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very noisy place and food while tasty is priced high. Our server was excellent
  4. X

    Xpresso

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday -I have gone to this restaurant many times over the years, this was one of my favorite visits. The remodel is modern and inviting, the menu gives great choices but not overwhelming. The food was delicious and waitstaff top-notch!
  5. R

    Rosemaryshitake

    London

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food has definitely improved. But prices are really high. $42 for 3 scallops?!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started outside but it got a little hot, so we were allowed to move inside for dessert. Nice.
  7. NA

    NikkiA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the patio dining at Limewood and the weather was perfect. The service and the food was good.
  8. BH

    BillH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem! We love sitting outside on the patio on a nice day. The view is outstanding and the food is delicious. The menu has something to offer everyone with a nice wine selection and other beverage choices. This was our third time here and we will definitely be back! After our meal, we love to browse the beautiful and historic hotel.
  9. DC

    DavidC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was spectacular ... only surpassed by the quality of the food and the kindness of the service. I wish I could give the restaurant 10 stars! :-)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle and the rest of the staff provided outstanding service for our birthday dinner!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was very bad
  12. F

    Foxf1

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went for brunch. Sat outside with great view. Service was excellent. All staff seemed genuinely concerned about providing a great experience. Blankets available, parking validated. Food was good. Pricing as expected in an upscale hotel.
  13. ID

    IsabelD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, service excellent ——some shortage of bread as a side dish
  14. GG

    GourmetGal

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a window seat for three with a spectacular view of the skyline across the bay from us. Mario came over and greeted us. He had a great blend of personality, wit, charm, and attentiveness without being intrusive. We shared the salad, grilled asparagus, maitake (mushroom), and fried rockfish (be careful to order the hot sauce on the side!) as starters. Super delicious! Then we had the diver scallops and ribeye steak. I highly recommend the scallops; the steak did have a smoky flavor which our daughter did not like. For dessert, we shared the apple crisp and the lemon tart- both delicious. I would ask for a la mode on the crisp: we did! Yes, we did have leftovers which our college daughter scooped up! OK, one thing that could have been a bit better. I mentioned in my reservation and when being seated that it was my husband's birthday: there should have been a candle or some acknowledgement of this. Tiny bit disappointed. Also, at one point it became super noisy inside the restaurant where we had to almost shout. But, otherwise really great. The view was so lovely...sigh.
  15. S

    Scott

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service in a wonderful setting! Well worth the visit!
  16. c

    cherir

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience - very friendly service. They were a little overwhelmed but handled it very well and the food was great. A good value for fine hotel dining
  17. FL

    FoodieLove

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, fabulous service, fantastic ambiance—we loved every minute!
  18. JK

    JimK

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Received raw steaks that had to be sent back and re-cooked. When we finally received our entrées, they were just sloppily put onto the plate and missing most of the sides.
  19. JD

    JoanneD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The Mushroom omlete that I had wasn't worth the price paid. There wasn't much taste, I didn't like the cream inside it, I was expecting mushrooms and only got a few on top, Disappointing. My husband had the burger and said it was just a generic burger, he liked the fries. The view was great, no complaints with the staff or the atmosphere. I would only recommend Limewood for the view and not the food.
  20. J

    Jesse

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Over priced food and servers were rushing us out the door
  21. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place. Lively, energetic and fun. Food and service were exceptional. The menu is fairly limited, however. All in all , a very very good restaurant.
  22. BC

    BrandiC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a date night with my partner. Beautiful views of the city. Amazing food and cocktails
  23. CC

    CarrieC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I am a regular at The Claremont. The service is truly outstanding. Prices seem higher I guess because of inflation and that hotel padded pricing on food. The oysters are the absolute best. Portions are large and the kitchen is accommodating to some requests. This is my go to place to meet with girlfriends and a romantic date.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The outside patio only has a couple of umbrellas which means if you want to sit on the patio, you will be under direct sunlight. We came in to avoid the sun. Unfortunately, there was SO MUCH smoke, etc coming from the kitchen that I could barely breathe and my eyes were watering. We asked to move and the waiter was very very nice about it which we appreciated. I’ve been here couple of times and the service is really great.
  25. MS

    MScott

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food portions for brunch are very small and everything was served lukewarm. Overall, it was just okay.
  26. AW

    AriadneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Decent portions, would have preferred more food for the price and given that the meal was brunch. Would have liked a complimentary side, a dish of fruit or an egg, with my meal. Server didn’t seem to take much notice of us sitting on the patio. Our table was in the shade and it was quite cold.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall it was a great day - the waitstaff could have been a little more attentive. We needed to ask for beverage service but with a party of eight they did pretty good. The birthday girl had a great time catching up with friends so it was a success!
  28. 9

    969gl

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Went there with my 10 month old son and although we’d booked an indoor table, we asked for a table outside. They offered us the outdoor patio next to the car park which was fine. The service was great and we were seen to promptly. My only criticism was the Smash burger. It was pretty poor. The burger pattie was very limp and the burger only came with onions and a slice of tomato between two brioche buns. Expected better. Otherwise the service was good and the setting great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was surprised by a brunch menu on a Saturday.
  30. DM

    DorothyM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Loud, loud loud. Impossible to have a conversation and the food is overpriced. So many nice places to eat in Berkeley; It's a shame the Claremont can't do better.
  31. CL

    CherylL

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food (hot chicken sandwich and salad), great service and view across the bay to SF
  32. JB

    JeffreyB

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our evening at Limewood. From the drinks on the sunny patio to the dinner inside the ambiance was great. Service was excellent with helpful guidance on both food and wine. The food was delicious and the scallops were a standout. We can see why this is such a popular spot.
  33. B

    Bananaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely afternoon. Food, service and view all good!!
  34. C

    Cookie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The location is lovely and the view priceless. The wait person was processional and the food well prepared.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    $8 for a hot cocoa for a kid-served hot in an adult mug seemed a bit much
  36. F

    Fleur

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  37. J

    Jebett

    San Francisco

    74 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very limited and odd menu. Salad was terrible. No mention of happy anniversary.
  38. MK

    MargaretK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and food
  39. N

    Noni

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food since Chef Joseph Paire had come on board.
  40. CS

    CandaceS

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Hello. I was not impressed with the service or food at Limewood. The menu is small. The $55.00 steak was tough and it was plated with a ton of fries. Not even a parsley garnish. The rotisserie chicken was dry. The smash burgers were ok...I would suggest those if you go. The drinks were great and the view is lovely. Unfortunately, there are not enough unbrellas outside so you are essentially sitting in direct sun. However, you can sit and look at the view from the tables at the entrance to the hotel, taking your drink out there. Skip the food if possible. The server we had talked over me while I was making a request which seemed really rude plus he did not return to the table until we flagged him in so we could place our order. I guess it is hard to get well trained staff. Fortunately, my wonderful martini was soothing. :-)

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) 549-8585.

Limewood Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1598 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 77 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–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 7:30 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) 549-8585

  • 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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