ima means “lime” in Spanish. So as the name suggests, most of the dishes and beverages at Lima are either are prepared or complimented with lime in some fashion. Most notably in Ceviches, fresh fish dishes served raw and marinated in lime juice. A staple of South America, Ceviche is both light and healthy, and always bursting with flavor. Lime is also used in Caipirinha (the national cocktail of Brazil) and Mojitos to add zing to these traditional alcoholic refreshments. Even the butter at LIMA is infused with lime. Not surprisingly, it is also a personal favorite of owner Masoud A.
By design, LIMA was created for those well versed in food, wine, music and style. A hybrid restaurant, lounge and bar on three separate levels (with an outdoor patio open year round), Lima is uniquely suited for the casual connoisseur. Someone who enjoys the finer the finer things in life without all the pomp, pretense and political underpinnings of Washington High Society. A warm and welcoming destination to wine and dine, lounge and linger, in an unparalleled state of ease and comfort. This defines the LIMA experience. Whether it’s a get together with friends for drinks on the patio, an intimate dinner for two overlooking K Street, or a night of dancing to the latest club anthems, Lima has what you’ve been looking for.
Beyond, the dining room, Lima’s high standards also apply to the bar, lounge and patio, where service and style are paramount. Featuring cozy furnishings, LCD projectors, a new 40 foot bar and a pumping sound system, the lounge at LIMA will keep you going until 2AM on weeknights and 3AM on weekends. A place to relax, converse and bring on the night. Lima captures all the elements to make your evening a pleasant experience from beginning to end.
Taking the next step in LIMA’s evolution, and to better accommodate our guests, LIMA was recently remodeled to expand it’s vision with a new secluded bar on the dining level, more interior space, new modern restroom facilities on the levels, as well as new decor, furnishings, and on-premise boutique.