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“Extremely mediocre, overpriced, tasteless”
Review of Limestone Grille

Limestone Grille
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Ranked #8 of 35 Restaurants in Fayetteville
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Burdick Street
Transit: Centro bus
Description: The American Arts and Crafts Movement blossomed at the turn of the 20th century on the tree lined streets of peaceful villages in upstate New York. The movement was a personal and architectural revolt against the ornateness of the Victorian style. This Movement sparked a period of design characterized by simplicity, honestly and integrity. Here in Fayetteville, Leopold and John George Stickley created Arts and Crafts furniture using innovative construction techniques which have endured as hallmarks of the Movement. The Craftsman Inn is dedicated to these Craftsman ideals. Look around, the designs that inspire the building, the chairs and tables, the lighting and pictures, all evoke that ideal. Our Limestone Grille was launched in 2008 as the heir to our more stately Craftsman House. The Limestone reflects the 21st century evolution of these concepts as once again a desire for a simpler, truer,more authentic approach becomes prevalent. Our dining room and lounge reflect clean, Mission style design but with warm colors, classic furnishings, and contemporary appointments. Our service staff and bartenders provide friendly yet attentive service, knowledgeable without being presumptuous, helping to create the sense of relaxed comfort we all seem to miss so much of the time. That end result is what inspires us to do the best we can.
Syracuse
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Extremely mediocre, overpriced, tasteless”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stopped by because the nearby Carrabba's had too long a wait (even with the "call ahead).
The restaurant is comfortable with Craftsman style furnishings (it is attached to the Craftsman Inn). The roasted vegetable salad was nicely presented, but tasteless. The seared ahi tuna tasted funny, not rotten, but not good. We returned it (the waitress was pleasant about that) and ordered the Mediterranean flat bread pizza-also not too good.
The special ($22) was chicken marsala-it comes with a salad. It was ok. The chicken pieces were a bit dry. The fettucine bolognese was decent.

Overall, other than the inedible tuna, the other dishes were not bad, but not good either. Bland, tasteless, and pricey given the mediocre quality.

Next time we'll have to wait in line at Carrabba's.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank syracusenewyork
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A good breakfast option in a city with few of those”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

We make a point of eating here for breakfast when we visit Syracuse. We find that while Syracuse has many good dinner spots, most of the breakfast places that are recommended are crowded, drafty and loud. The Limestone is a reasonably priced breakfast, served in a relatively quiet room by pleasant people. The tables could be cleared a little quicker once they are vacated (the two next to us were dirty the whole time we were there, although there was a large crowd in the private dining room who may have been a drain on the staff).

I like the food here and find it reasonably priced for a sit-down place.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank schplinky
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Rochester, New York
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“Yuck! Worst ever!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I can summarize this place in twenty words or less; Terrible food, ever worse service, extremely overpriced. THIS PLACE HAS NO REDEEMING QUALITIES.

If you are very, very hungry, and don't mind waiting extraordinary periods of time for thawed frozen foods, then help yourself. If you object to any of these qualities, then go somewhere else.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank nyrocker T
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DeWitt, New York
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545 reviews
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“Large, tasty dinners but a little pricey”
Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We ate on a weekday evening when the restaurant was not very busy, and the service was good. Some others have complained that it took a long time for their meals to be served. Perhaps that's more of an issue on crowded days, but that was not our experience.

Our French onion soups were excellent, and served in very large crocks. Had we known the size of the servings, we might have adjusted our dinner selections.

I had the lamb kebabs and they were very good. The lamb was tasty but not seasoned as much as I expected from the menu description. The green bean side was quite nice though the rice pilaf was nothing special. The soup and salad that preceded the main course conspired to satisfy my hunger after one skewer, so I brought the other generous skewer home. Needless to say, we skipped dessert.

The dining room was a bit dim for my preferences, and the seat in our booth seemed a little low relative to the table height. These were not significant enough to deter us from returning in the future.

The prices for some menu items seemed a bit high, while others were about as expected. But in either case, this is not an inexpensive place to dine.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Joe H
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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“food is so-so”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Limestone Grille is very conveniently next to the Craftsman Inn which made it a nice place to meet traveling friends for a drink or a bite to eat.

DINNER - We stopped in for dinner after getting settled at the Craftsman Inn next door. The dining room was very busy so we ate at the bar. The service was very good. The barmaid was friendly. They have no beer on tap and a limited selection of bottled beer. We had a couple of beers and ordered a light meal. My husband ordered a salad and I ordered a wild mushroom bake. The salad was okay. The mushroom dish was very disappointing. The mushrooms were in a sweet sauce which was close to revolting and the pastry was rock hard.

BREAKFAST - I wanted to eat light and ordered a bowl of oatmeal. It was ridiculous. They gave me a large salad bowl full of oatmeal - enough to feed a family of four.

BRUNCH - We attended a brunch in the meeting rooms which was really a breakfast buffet. It was okay. The sausage was good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank DianeCips
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