by Regine Theim on
To be fair, I am finishing this review a nearly a year after I started. I was responsible for organizing a group outing of about 10 thirty-somethings. Good rateclubs reviews, word of mouth and a building I had admired made it my choice for the night. We were heading out early (babysitters were being paid) and when I called was assured we'd have no problem getting a table... I gave my name anyway. Rest assured, despite being all but empty, we waited for about 40 minutes. No problem, good bar, good bartender. Drinks were had. They tried sitting us at two tables - remember, it was EMPTY - and when we asked to move to a table that could accomodate our group, the hostess started arguing with us. She then went over to talk to a waitress and pointed at us, which was sweet because then our waitress totally sucked for the entire night giving us attitude. The food OK at best, the staff utterly horrible, can't think of a reason we'll go back. Everyone in the group was shocked. As a side note, I was working with a conference in Philly that had this place on their list of "places to check out." My experience was so bad I got it pulled.
by Reena Veles on
You'll know you've found Lime when you feel like you've landed a role in Alice in Wonderland, looking up at their gigantic solid brown door. You'll see through the tall windows a florescent purple, almost blacklight-like color, shooting throughout the restaurant. It's located in the Castro, so expect the playful vibe of the castro which is apparent in the decor, the music, the theme, the food, and the waiters/waitresses. My own waitress was wearing a white wife beater, short shorts, and white fishnet stockings - fun! Make reservations in advance! I made reservations on opentable and all my first choices were gone. I was able to nab a table for 2 for sunday brunch though :) I firmly believe the high is due to the after effects of bottomless mimosas! And i fall victim just like everyone else who has been to this hip restaurant. It feels like I walked into an urban, flashy bar/club before noon. It starts to really feel like a club when you've thrown back several glasses of mimosas and the music and chatters of people around you starts pumping louder in your ears. They truly are bottomless mimosas - my waitress was quick to fill my glass and she succeeded in never allowing me to see the bottom of the glass. $7 for bottomless classic mimosas! YAY. you can also get pomegranate mimosas or bloody marys. They serve complimentary biscuits including a plate of butter, blackberry jam, and an orange marmalade. I'm a big fan of flaky biscuits and pairing them with the mimosas kicked off a great sunday morning for me.The Frittata ( which is like a baked omelette) came filled with zucchini, red peppers, caramelized onions, spinach and gouda cheese served with bacon and house potatoes. I personally couldn't taste all of what they claim to have put into the frittata. My bacon was fatty... but bacon is bacon. And I like bacon. Overall, it was okay. I've had better food elsewhere. The Grilled Ruben had pastrami gruyere with russian dressing and sauerkraut on rye bread and spicy shoe string fries that I stole from my boyfriend. It was oozing with their dressing and tasted oily but delicious! Perfect place to gather with friends for a good time. Around $42 plus tax and tip for my fantastic sunday brunch for 2! Stay tuned for the pictures!
by Robert D. on
You smell the smoke from the wood-fired oven when you walk in -- and it is sure to get your appetite going. I've eaten here 3 times and most dishes have been great. The pizzas are tasty, with thin, crunchy crusts. One real miss is the much-hyped calamari - seemingly lengthwise slices (rather than rings) from VERY large calamari -- the thickness means the flabbily-chewy interior overwhelms the crispy exterior. The waiters will try to push it on you -- eat your own risk. Only disappointment overall, though.