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Rosemary Bistro Cafe

4.6
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16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Rosemary Bistro Cafe is a restaurant based in Washington, D.C. that serves classic French-based cuisine. All our menu offerings prepared using the freshest ingredients. If you’re looking for a cozy dining experience in the D.C. area, come by our restaurant today.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 10:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 16 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.2
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4.2
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vipEvanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious French food. Great addition to the neighborhood. Good and affordable wines.

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vipKathrynM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This new restaurant on upper Connecticut Ave NW is well worth a look! The outdoor tables are well spaced and appealing, although the occasional truck on the street can make conversation difficult.

Lunch offers typical sandwiches and salads, all well prepared. The dinner menu is more French, with a wider range of appetizers and main courses. The dumplings appear at both lunch and dinner--delicious!

Floating Island is a classic dessert that I rarely find; the egg white meringue is a yummy contrast with the creme anglaise sauce.

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JulianneF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods exquisite, the service excellent! The best restaurant in the neighborhood.

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Sueandcharlie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and nice to be outside

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a new restaurant that we very much hope survives the pandemic. We had ordered takeout a couple of times and chose it for our first restaurant meal in DC since March. We sat outdoors and had a great meal, and when we said it was our anniversary, our dessert came with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate calligraphy around the border of the plate. Lovely.

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Bridgette
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Rosemary. The food is simple and scrumptious. My favorites are the Gazpacho, fresh and interesting, and the Vegetable Napolean, which is a delicate stack of roasted vegetables that melt in your mouth.
Service is professional and accommodating.
The outside atmosphere is like eating in Paris!

I highly recommend Rosemary!

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vipMikeA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful little French bistro. Even the baguette at 9:30pm was oven fresh. Americanized French menu but still authentically great and delicious. Rosemary is our little secret gem.

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vipGuido
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A welcome replacement for Terrasol. We had four excellent and two so-so dishes. The excellent: dumplings (really good), steak and fries, rugola salad with chèvre crostini, and isle flotatante (excellent). So-so: calamari and mussels (like everywhere now, small and dry; broth rather tasteless). Wine list well priced but limited.

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vipNeighborhooddiner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, so happy it moved to the neighborhood. One of the few places anywhere that knows how to make a rare steak.

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Crzctld
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Rosemary Bistro was a delightful experience. From the food to the service, this is a neighborhood spot that we keep coming back for more. This time I tried the seafood risotto and it was fantastic!

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vipSteveC
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant

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vipNewFan
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor patio with adequate social distancing. The owner is very personable and friendly. Small kitchen with limited menu selection. Food was good though not great. Nice neighborhood cafe to meet friends.

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moogoogaipan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Rosemary burger. Oh my god...it was amazing! The filet mignon melts in your mouth and the aroma of truffle oil...! I also had the beet salad and it was so pretty and unique. It’s almost like a little art on your dish. My friend had rockfish and she really enjoyed it, too. The food is excellent and the ambience is cozy. This will be on my “favorite restaurant list” for sure.

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Elained
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience at Rosemary Bistro. Authentic French food by Chef Frederique. We will be back often.

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Crzctld
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while! We went for Sunday Brunch outside and it was very clean and safe. The service was excellent and our server was great. I ordered the salmon tartare, the mussels with cumin white curry sauce with shallots and my husband had the filet burger. The food was outstanding. The salmon was fresh, the sauce for the mussels was amazing and my husbands steak burger sandwich was the best I’ve had. We can’t wait to go back and we are so excited for this new edition to the neighborhood.

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RobertL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had seen this going in during the main covid period, finally got to hit it for dinner this weekend and I was pretty impressed. We sat outside on their patio which was pretty well spaced out and the staff was very careful with covid prevention procedures. We started off with a very good house bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and the Tomato and Mozzarella salad and it was superb. Perfect blend of the oil and vinegar marinade and herbs. Tomatoes and Mozz were super. For dinner my partner enjoyed the salmon dish with shredded veg and it was good. I had mussels, I would only suggest wider bowls so more mussels could rest in the broth. Will definitely put this on the short list of places to visit for a french inspired dishes. Hopefully they will be open for brunches soon the brunch menu looks great!

FAQs

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 16 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.