Rosemary Bistro Cafe
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Lovely evening on the street cafe of Rosemary Bistro. The service is attentive without being intrusive. Each dish was beautifully presented combined with each morsel being delicious! Looking forward to return this Summer.
I think they are pretty good and neighbors love them but I see some growing pains. They are taking on a lot of diners using the outdoor options and the service people seemed overwhelmed. Even the basics (bread) took time. I thought my steak special (ordered rare) didn’t seem to be great quality. It was a bit chewy and the sauce was unremarkable. I plan to try them again because they are in my neighborhood and quite popular. So maybe I just wasn’t lucky that night.
Belated Mother’s Day dinner
We had a wonderful Mother’s Day lunch!
We had an excellent pigeon with peas.
Food was ok but service needs much improvement. We did not get bread in our table which at the end was a good thing because my son’s croque madame was huge. The waiter was very accommodating and let me order the bouillabaisse from the regular menu even though they were only offering the brunch and Mother’s Day one. The coffee was one of the worse one I’ve had in a long time and it arrived without a spoon, when I asked for one she brought me a soup one. First time there, went because a friend gave a GC for it but I don’t think I will going back.
Best bistro ever! Loved Fred’s food, service, and atmosphere.
We were immediately made to feel welcome. We had taken carryout from this restaurant, but this was our first in-house dining at the bistro. It exceeded expectations.
a very nice addition to the neighborhood. Outdoor seating with umbrellas. Food very well prepared and creative.
Great experience. Chef engages with the customers. Sat outside so of course there is noise on busy Connecticut Ave but on what was such a beautiful day who cares!
The food is Amazing! It is a lovely place to dine.
Love this new spot. My salmon tartare was perfect and perfectly presented
It was a birthday lunch and without request we were brought a lovely little chocolate mousse on a festively decorated plate. We will definitely go back and I have already shared our happy experience with others.
It is nice to have Rosemary Bistro in the neighborhood. The outdoor seating set up is lovely. The food is good, as well as the service. This was my first time to dine here, but it won't be the last.
hanger steak was absolutely superb and perfectly cooked
Rosemary Bistro Café is a neighborhood gem. The cuisine is traditional French (e.g., French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Bouillabaisse, Moules/Frites), with an occasional fusion twist (e.g., Pan-Seared Dumplings, Pork Short Ribs).
We totally love this place, and dine here a couple times a month. The owner Frédéric is echt Français, jovial, and a wonderful host. The lead server Tim is a delight to work with.
Oh yes...the desserts...Floating Island and Tarte Tatin are both to die for.
I had the boullabaisse, a typical French dish from the South of France (Marseille, actually). What was missing was the rouille, a typical and indispensible ingredient for such dish.
It was also overpriced, at 26 $. The restaurant should not charge more than 20 $ for it.
The glass of Bordeaux red wine was also very stingy. It was more a half-glass, at best.
Food was perfect in taste and excellent in presentation. The service was attentive but not bothersome, and Fred was great!
Very good food and great ambiance. I only saw 4 people dealing with all the tables and that was a little bit too much for them considering they were also juggling takeout orders. For our first venture out to eat in over a year, it was a great experience! The food is quite good and we will definitely come back.
Absolutely love the staff here! They are so kind and welcoming!
Excellent food and attentive service - everything I look for in a good restaurant.
Awesome. Loved it.
Why did I not receive 100 points for booking on Open Table and dining here?
Our brunch was very good. The floating island is outstanding!
We ate on front patio of Cafe Rosemary, driven into the wind and cold by Covid fears. So the staff brought out propane heaters and we were toasty again.
And soon we were made even happier by Frederique's canapes,bouillabaisse, moule provencal (my favorite), and choice of wine.
Come soon before the traffic returns to upper Connecticut.
Excellent ingredients expertly prepared in a lovely setting -- lots of attention to detail --make for a wonderful experience. You can find a detailed review by searching Rosemary on john tanners bbq blog
First time -excellent food and service. Will be back. Great neighborhood restaurant.
Everyone was very friendly and accommodating the entire time. I love that the menu changes!
Great experience eating outside with good heaters. Excellent food
Thank you so much for the kinds words
Delicious food (baby arugula salad, steak frites, pear) and friendly, attentive service
Brunch was good but presentation of food lacking. Service fine and outdoor eating
For Outdoor lunch dining, it was a very good experience.
Don't know if I would choose it for inside dining- it's quite small, and might not be as satisfactory.
But I'd consider it - after the vaccine.
It’s our favorite French bistro in our area. Food is always delicious. Always consistent.
I think the staff and the chef go out of their way to make one feel comfortable. The food is excellent and inventive, with all fresh ingredients.
They have great heat lamps that allow for safe outside dining.
This new neighborhood restaurant is trying mightily. We sat outside under a tent warmed by a heater. The service was casual but helpful. The food was good bistro food; don't expect a fine French restaurant but my fish was well cooked.
Great service and food.
We are delighted the welcomed addition to Chevy Chase. The food was delicious and we hope to frequent this restaurant regularly!
This is basically the relocated, now-closed Petits Plats, with the same owner-chef and a similar menu, including very good boeuf bourguignon and duck confit. One suggested improvement is the wine list which, like a Petits Plats, is short and uninspired.
Great place for outdoor dining during this time. Food and drink is solid and staff are friendly.
We ate outside and they put a heater near the table. Lovely lunch with grandchildren.
Ordered take-out of squash soup....tasty but thin. I like it thick. Will be returning.
Very pleasant dinner on the porch. Made another reservation which I had to cancel due to the weather. Not ready to eat inside yet. Will be back soon. Bought delicious quiche at the market on Saturday and another dish I will try tonight. Will be there often. Hope heaters available to outdoor eating.
Rosemary Bistro Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-5961.
Rosemary Bistro Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.