My bi-continental roommate just received his first round of funding to launch his hi-tech start-up so to celebrate we went to Lime on Market Street. A few parking spaces are reserved along the wall across the street in the Thai Restaurant parking lot. For those of you not from San Francisco, it's hard to describe the sheer joy at finding an available reserved parking spot! It elicits high-fives, fist pumping and various other unprintable exclamations.
Self-described as “1960's era modernist”, walking into Lime is like walking into George Jetson's home. Glossy white chairs and banquettes and oval shaped shiny white tables line the wall of the dining room and face a low white marble bar. The front lounge area is dotted with round and square ottomans along the perimeter and a floor to ceiling window of pink glass create a surreal view of Market Street.
We kicked off the evening there with the obligatory bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne in honor of our other continent... Lime serves a seductive array of “tapas” that span the range of cuisines and flavors from Mexican to Japanese to good old American. By the end of the evening, I need a wheelbarrow to roll me out. I wanted to try as many of the dishes as humanly possible and I think we pushed the envelope with that goal but it was delicious and we anticipated each dish with much anticipation. Funny, I didn't realize just how much food we ordered until I wrote this! I was so full by the end but managed to indulge in a delightful dessert of “lollipop” cheesecakes dipped in white and dark chocolate. Cheesecake and chocolate...life is good!
delicious little fish tacos on soft corn tortillas with a creamy avocado mousse and salsa.
perfectly crispy beef quesadillas with mango-strawberry salsa.
tuna "nachos" of sorts. tuna carpaccio with fried wontons.
my favorite. grilled sea bass in a perfect lettuce cup with a creamy miso sauce.
the ultimate confort food, grilled cheese and tomato soup unplugged. the soup is served cold but the grilled cheese was perfectly grilled and gooey.
porcini mushrooms and goat cheese adorned this prolific pie.
these were incredible. there wasn't much meat left on the bone when i was done. served with a tangy tzatziki greek yogurt sauce, delicious!
darling bite size cheeseburgers. mine was cooked well done but John's was perfectly medium rare.
cheesecake lollipops dipped in white and dark chocolate.
2247 Market St (Noe/Sanchez)
San Francisco, CA 94114