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Posted by Veronique on 03/31/2015
Walking around The West Village and decided to try Rosemary's. The place was very busy but seeing some of the food on our way to the table made me excited to order. Everything tasted really fresh and made with care. Loved the special focaccia with home-made ricotta, and my fusilli alla napoletana with pine nuts, and pesto was delish. Though the portions are on the smaller side, the food is very rich and satisfying. Salted Carmel Gelato was unbelievable. Can't wait to return and try some more stuff!
Posted by Chelsea NY on 01/28/2015
Food was oily and salty. We went for lunch during a snow day when many places were closed. Menu was small. Sausage panini only had a few crumbles of sausage, was very salty and extremely oily both inside and out! It tasted like old frying old which the bread smelled of. My guess is that it had to have been rubbed in old oil before it was pressed. The spread inside was also excessively oily. And it was was drowning in cheese. Not good! - Shrimp with jalapeno, ginger, scallion was also excessively oily. The shrimp were soaked in olive oil which ruined it. Without the oil bath, it might have been ok. Nothing at the nearby table looked much better. And it was pricey!! I liked this place better when it was a card and gift shop!
Posted by Roberto on 02/24/2014
This place is a GEM! Chef Moses brings delicious to the table everytime, with perfect ambiance as a companion. So good, I asked if we could get in his kitchen and have him make us a sandwich.
Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 01/11/2014
Went to Rosemary's for the first time yesterday, and the food was outstanding! It was a cold, rainy day and the restaurant was only half-full at 1:00 pm; the hostess kindly seated us at a nice table away from the door. The four of us ordered two focacce to share, and both -- a mozzarella and a goat cheese -- were lovely. But the pastas really stood out: my chitarra alla carbonara was one of the best I've ever tasted, and my friend's linguini with preserved lemon and chiles was so good that I almost grabbed her plate away. But a warning: excellence comes at a price: lunch, with two glassses of wine, came to over $50 apiece, which is pretty hefty by any standards!
Posted by Aesthete Junkie on 10/19/2013
Stopped in for an early dinner. Was in the neighborhood for a casual date with a friend and decided to check it out instead of Kingswood, which I love. The wine list was impressive, I ordered a glass of the Montipulcino. We were pretty hungry, so we decided to order a few appetizers to start with. We had the tuna and the tomatoe and basil focaccia. The tuna was prepared with a slight twist that was surprisingly tasty. However the focaccia was just thick slices of unseasoned Italian bread and cold tomatoes and pieces of lifeless basil thrown about. It wasn't even warm and prepared like real focaccia. After complaining to our server, he suggested he take it back to the kitchen and have them "warm it up". For entrees we ordered the spinach ravioli special and another pasta dish. The portion for my ravioli was quite small and was not warm. However, my dates dish was well seasoned and prepared like a traditional Italian dish. The sauce complimented the pasta well and the portion was substantial. For dessert (the options were lackluster and few) we took a chance on the chocalate semifriedo w/strawberries. It was extremely hard to taste because it felt like it had just been removed from a deep freezer. So disappointing. However, to put a quite bizarre twist on the whole evening I noticed my ex was one of the waiters. I kept noticing him and my server talking and looking over at our table. Even the young bus boy kept staring. So finally, I politely asked our server to have him come over. You could tell my ex was very uncomfortable and quite embaressed, but obliged and came over for a polite hello. As far as the service goes, the staff wasn't as professional and mature as a lot of restaurants of the same caliber. The waitstaff constantly congregated in a huddle by the service station and bar, and obviously did not want to be there doing their job; servicing the customer. Even our waiter didn't stop by the table to check on us often. The dining room itself is gorgeous and had the right amount of ambiance, however there's no reason for me to dine at Rosemary's again. Especially when you have better options like Lupa, Ill Bucco, and Peasant.
Posted by Local GV on 06/15/2013
This place is great! We live in the area, I've been 10+ times, and the food is awesome. They grow veggies on the roof, there are plenty of great options, and it's a nice scene. The only issue is they don't take reservations so people on this site clearly voiced their waiting time frustrations through bad reviews... I'll keep coming back.; just during the week when yes, it's easier to get in.
Posted by Bill Vant on 04/17/2013
I dropped in about 6pm this afternoon with two guests and the restaurant was less than half filled. The hostess put the three of us at a table for thirteen even though there were quite a few open tables for four. I asked to be moved and was told (by the manager) that we would have to wait 20 minutes for a table of three to open. Luckily a table for three opened up and we ordered shortly thereafter. The portions were ridiculously small and really over-priced. For example, my $10 draught beer came in an 8 ounce glass! I'm now at home eating leftovers from last night filling my empty stomach. I expect this place won't last long. I'll never go back.