We favor the Lime Lite over all the other “top” restaurants where we dine in the Fresno / Clovis area. The food is cooked to perfection and amply presented without the “California cuisine” squirts and squiggles one now finds in many of the newer cuisine establishments. The wine list is also exceptional for all tastes. The service, as always, impeccable. My wife had a seafood pasta special and I had a long time favorite, the hamburger steak, prepared beyond what a normal hamburger steak one would envision. It really should be named something more exotic, but, hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! A large serving of asparagus accompanied the mashed potatoes. It was so refreshing to have a vegetable other than the standard sliced zucchini / carrots / broccoli / cauliflower mix which most restaurants seem to serve today. Zucchini is cheap and I understand cutting costs, but it is extremely tiresome! Salad dressings are home made and the blue cheese is unbeatable. The toasted bread also adds something extra. I’ve noticed that this bread is now more like a firm sourdough than the original bread served under the old owners. Very tasty!
The Lime Lite’s ambience is enhanced by subtle lighting and quiet, meaning no TV’s in the restaurant other than two over the bar. This means one can enjoy the experience of the almost lost art of conversation without having to be entertained by electronics. The decor is what the younger set might term “old school,” but we happen to like it this way. Most restaurants today lack a certain charm for which places like the Lime Lite offer. The setting is romantic yet comfortably friendly. We are happy that the new owner, Brandon Smithcamp, saw something that worked and made no changes to the decor that is a winning combination with the food and beverages. In fact, the food is even better than it was before, in my humble opinion.
My only regret is that Clovis does not have a restaurant of the Lime Lite caliber, so we must drive further to satisfy our palates. Are you listening, Clovis?!
Oh, I would like to reply to some of the previous reviewers concerning old guys in their 50's and 60's hitting upon girls young enough to be their daughters. Though this may have happened from time to time, I have never seen this occur in all the years I / we have been enjoying the Lime Lite. First, however, being in that age group shouldn’t be something that is derisive. Some day, you young people will be that age. It is better to respect your elders than condemn them. Secondly, young girls the age of their fathers should know better than to hang around places catering to the older generation, so to speak, but, if they do so, they are old enough to drink and must take responsibility for their actions. Lastly, my wife is 16 years younger than I am [I am 67], but she will be the first to tell you that she picked me up. She likes being married to an older man. There is something to be said for wisdom and experience. So, young people, please maintain a sense of humor and be less critical of something you have yet to add to your resumé. Bon appetit!
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