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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.
Posted by Shelli on 01/12/2013
This place is in my neighborhood and I have avoided going there, but a friend suggested it. So, I decided to go. Big mistake. We were there before the dinner hour, and had a few drinks at the bar until they officially opened for dinner service. When we were seated finally, we were away from the windows, which was preferable, and seated in a crowded area in the away from the windows. (We were only about the third party to be seated. We were there and the room was practically empty). We didn't complain. We were seated and waited a full fifteen minutes before pointing out that we had not been approached by anyone. Not even water was offered. The dining room was in full swing, and everyone was being served, but us. When I brought this to the attention of a server nearby, she offered to put our order, but we still had no server for the rest of the evening. We watched everyone to our left and to our right getting service. We were sitting with people seated less than an inch away on our right and our left, this seating was tight and yet we were being overlooked. I placed an order, then canceled it. They charged me anyway and I had it taken off. I earn my money and I think others should earn theirs too. Rosemary's will not ever get anymore of my money. I pass them on a daily basis and I will never so much as go in for a cup of espresso. Disappointing service, and just subpar management. They won't stay in business if they continue to have such a dismissive approach to their customers.
Posted by KC on 12/27/2012
Cannot understand what the hype is all about. We see ourselves as relatively fair-minded Manhattanites and on the mature side. The patrons here seemed young as did their servers. Maybe we're getting fussy or is there a lack of experience at this establishment? The service tonight was similar to that of many other reviewers - rushed, rude and without much style. The wine and food were little better than an Olive Garden. My partner is of Italian heritage and could not find the pasta in the minestrone, which, by the way, required a knife to further cut up the vegetables so that a spoon could be used to consume it. What's the impressiveness re: this place?