Rosemary's

Restaurants, Italian West Village
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The bambini at Rosemary’s are treated to their own menu of Italian delights like cheese bread with house-made mozzarella and focaccia ($6) and penne with marinara ($9). On cool days, a half grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup will warm those tummies and prepare them for a yummy bowl of gelato and sorbet ($6). Be sure to grab some Italian cookies for the trek back home ($4).

By: Jay Cheshes

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Venue name: Rosemary's
Contact:
Address: 18 Greenwich Ave
New York
10011
Cross street: at 10th St
Opening hours: Breakfast: Mon-Fri 8am-11:30am; Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm; Dinner: Sun-Thu 5pm-11pm; Fri & Sat 5pm-midnight; Brunch: Sat and Sun 10am-4pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St
Price: Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V
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Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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Joining the craze of farm to table, everything about this place screams healthy, delicious, fresh & new. Portions are pretty generous so for a group of 5 we ordered about 6-8 entrees & we all split. A great selection of drinks topped off with the staffs knowledge of what pairs well with what. While you wait for the dishes to be prepared, take a stroll upstairs & visit the rooftop garden where they gather all the herbs & vegetables that will soon be on your dish. Its a great way of eating healthy.


Great for a date, or to come with a group of friends- Fresh pastas and great ambiance (lots of potted plants, high ceilings, lights strung up, and cute tile floor). Great for Brunch or dinner. I really love the lemon pasta- It's super refreshing for a hot day. You can order this for brunch or for dinner. The uovo en purgatorio is great for brunch- I always ask for extra bread to help mop up the tomatoes and the egg yolk. Reasonably priced as well (woo!)


Fun fact: You can go up to the roof and check out their garden where they grow a variety of herbs!


If you want to make a night of it, head next door to the Happiest Hour for some great cocktails. 


I really like this place and would recommend it for a date night or for meeting up with a group of friends. It has a lovely interior, and if you can't get a table, sitting at the bar can be really nice. Their cocktails are great and the food is also good. 

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I recommend this spot for date nights, meals with friends, and taking your out of town relatives; all of which I have done!


Whatever the weather, rain, snow, sweltering heat, and everything in between, Rosemary's guaranteed wait time is always worth it. Although the restaurant is small, there is always a space to grab a glass of wine or an Aperitevi if you don't mind a little invasion of your personal bubble. 


Once seated for dinner, you may be overwhelmed by the options of appetizers, focacce, pastas, and more. Let me help you out with this. The Focacce is a MUST! Whether you choose  just 1, or 2, or all 4, you wont go wrong. Personally, the focaccia taleggio tartufi is to die for. But then again, I am as partial to truffle as a truffle hog. Another favorite, and everyone I have taken here agrees, is the octopus salame. At first this sounds odd, after all I normally associate salme with deli meat, but if you like octopus, it will not disappoint. As for your meal, the house made pastas are usually something I cannot turn down, but if you are looking to cut some carbs (after already indulging in a focacce or two), then the Secondi options are equally as blissful on your tastebuds.


On top of the great taste you may be delighted to hear that Rosemary's uses herbs and produce in their dishes from their very own rooftop garden! If you want to learn more about this, I'd suggest heading over to their website, where they highlight their CSA shares program, and even have a live webcam of the rooftop farm.

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There's always a wait at Rosemary's, but that's never a problem. With several awesome bars on the street, and a pretty great wine/beer/wine-based cocktail bar in-house), there is plenty to hold you over. I love that Rosemary's is one of the insightful restaurants that offers to text guests when their table is ready, leaving a clear entry way (different from the many no-reservation restaurants with angry patrons pouting around/crowding the front door); I recommend staying close-by though, as they give you a 10 minute warning and then give your table away (thought they have been lenient with me on this in the past, bumping me back to the top of the list when I was ready).


The open floor plan and high ceilings make this feel more like an LA restaurant than NYC, which is refreshing. During the winter months, there is a Christmas tree on the roof that is definitely worth checking out. All of the food here is great - I tried the lamb, chicken liver ravioli and focaccia last time - each dish better than the last. 


An awesome spot for a dinner out with friends.


I live across the street to Rosemary’s so saw it set up, open and then noted the success that came, almost immediately! To be honest, I steered clear of it for the first few months as pretentious staff and over the top lines outside just made me roll my eyes every time I walked by it.On the occasion I did go in it didn’t feel like they had their act together from the service side of things but the food was good.

I’m pleased to say that these days Rosemary’s has got almost all areas locked down pretty tightly the food is great, for dinner or brunch, the wine is good and very reasonably priced and the staff have improved considerably, particularly the hosts!  It is always full and buzzy, but now there are no crazy lines and you can usually get seated within half an hour if not less.


This is a cool restaurant, with good food, good wine, good service and good music. What's not to like?!


If you want to go somewhere and be FED, Rosemary's has you covered. Check out the inventive octopus salame, housemade orecchiette with rapini and sausage, and lemon ricotta bombolini for dessert. Great date spot too. 


I have mixed feelings about Rosemary's. The ambiance is beautiful and the concept of fresh, locally sourced ingredients is on point. There's always a wait for a table (they don't accept reservations), and I thought because it was a Wednesday we would get lucky with a table for 4. Nope! It was an hour wait. We each had different pasta dishes, and while they were very good, they were not the best I've had. There's no many other great places in the city (that don't charge $5 for an iced tea). I don't know if I would go to Rosemary's again. It's pretty, but looks fade.