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Lalime's Cafe

1329 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94706-2450
+1 510-527-9838
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (6 reviews)
“black cod” (2 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1329 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94706-2450
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I invited family for a birthday celebration. We were eight people, including a toddler. and sat at a long table with a cloth divider on both sides of the table. The service was superb and the food lovely. The restaurant never got noisy! We had...More

Thank Natoma519
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went for a special occasion that included a baby. They were very accommodating putting us in a very pretty room and having high chair ready. They know their wines and guided us in our choices. The shared appetizers were the only disappointment. Not so much...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Everything has meat. Only options for vegetarians at dinner time are dessert, bread, salad or the noodles. Noodles have been tried by us and acquaintances , we came to same conclusion, not known for the noodles! They have no flavor, it's like you boiled noodles...More

Thank Juliet K
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Dinner menu is limited, but quality of entrees was outstanding. Service was attentive but a bit slow. However, the bench seating is extremely uncomfortable and not conducive to an evening of fine dining. The owners have really crammed in the number of tables and booths...More

Thank Rainbo1
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Excellent food; I had a perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth ribeye steak and a Ceasar salad that was made with a freshly marinated anchovy. The service was friendly, attentive and efficient. There were some new staff who looked a bit confused about who ordered...More

Thank Howard F
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent choice of unique dishes served at a lovely converted old home. Scrambled eggs with asparagus and mushrooms. . Excellent. Also Shrimp and Grits with a fantastic sauce. Will return as more inviting dishes to try.

Thank MsLBL
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Lalime's had just celebrated its 30th year in Berkeley started by Haig and Cindy Lalime. Under Executive Chef Anthony Paone, Lalime's menu is a eclectic union of American, French, Italy, Mid-Eastern, Mexican and even a bit of Asian. Every dishes are in tapas-style and meant...More

Thank connie l
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Halibut was well-cooked and interesting. Service very good. Noise level was high but ebullient. Would go back again.

Thank shulie2017
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food was good, but the portions are absurdly inconsistent. My appetizer and entree were both huge, but my companion got the short end of the stick. Her $14 baby beet salad was tiny; so too the $14 beet greens and mushrooms; her $23 Steelhead...More

Thank sarabseth
Reviewed 17 December 2016

MENU / FOOD - Excellent seasonal options, with great standards as well. Chef is creative. SERVICE - Mixed at best. Regular bartender is amazing and appears to act as overall quality control person, along with a long-term coworker. Wish the Maitre d (if that is...More

Thank russandmarti
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1329 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94706-2450
    (Northside)
  • Public Transportation: Ten minute walk from the North Berkeley Bart stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-9838
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