Rosemary's Thyme Bistro
Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosemarysthyme.com/
  • Phone: 2023323200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Executive Chef: Erdogan Dogu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a back room that can be closed off for private parties (with a separate entrance and restrooms). It is ideal for large birthday celebrations, rehearsal dinners, business dinners, or other special occasion. This room can seat up to sixty people.
  • Private Party Contact: Mumtaz Durmus 2023323200x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18 & S
  • Public Transit: Dupont Circle Metro-North Exit
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, we offer our customers free parking at Universal South Parking, located at the corner of Florida and 20th Street. Please ask your server to validate your parking pass.
A word from Rosemary's Thyme Bistro
Rosemary's Thyme Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. Our specialties include fresh fish, kebabs, homemade pastas and brick oven pies. The liveliest time to come in is during brunch or happy hour.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Rosemary's Thyme Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (26)neighborhood gem (23)great for brunch (13)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (9)great for lunch (8)romantic (5)kid-friendly (5)special occasion (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • My Pre-Race Go-To
    EBLizVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Rosemary Thyme has become my night-before-a-race go-to restaurant for their yummy pasta and perfectly cooked chicken. I love the atmosphere and am especially happy when we can make use of their outdoor patio. The service is always great, and unlike a lot of the neighborhood the almost always have reservations or table available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overwhelmed
    satxspVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service became overwhelmed when a wedding party arrived, causing patrons in the main dining room and outside area to be serviced by seemingly one server and two bus boys. We were not checked on for over 30 minutes after we received our food. Thankfully, the manager comped our meals and drinks
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First and last visit.
    kitkatVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I went here for brunch because it was close to the place I was headed for the afternoon. The outdoor seating was very nice, but the food was rather sad -- the chips with the huevos rancheros were soggy, and the French toast was burnt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    mrg123
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was my umteenth time at Rosemary's Thyme. It's one of my favorite restaurants in DC. My husband and I met friends for brunch, and we all were really pleased with our meals. While I love brunch, all meals at Rosemary's Thyme are delicious. They've never let me down.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slow service
    tj1708VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our first time there.the service was a bit sow.glasses didnt get refilled and they never ask for a desert.... Food was very good though.we had a Pide with türkish sausage the dumplins and lahmacun. Not special enough to return for a second time though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great sidewalk patio with very good food and prices. Service is always good. It's one of our favorite neighborhood dinner spots.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We enjoyed dinner here while visiting DC with our teenage children. The happy hour appetizer menu and prices can't be beat. I had the lamb burger, which was very good. Others had the brick oven pizza (very good) and the crab stuffed ravioli (also delicious).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where was the flavor?
    FoodFail
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Honestly, we were really looking forward to this meal but our entrees completely fell flat. The service was great but we will not be returning to a "mediterranean" restaurant that sells dry baklava.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just a nice place to meet and eat
    DCdiner
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was good, the service was even better, and they had a gluten-free menu waiting for me when I got there, due to the request I put in the Open Table request box. Rosemary's Thyme is a consistently good restaurant with outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    There were 9 of us and we were treated very well and the food overall was delicious. The Bruschetta was fabulous. I heard from a friend that the spinach ravioli was fantastic. They wish they hadn't shared it. My blackened chicken was perfect - the salad dressing on the salad was a tad bland and not what I had ordered. Our waiter was extremely attentive for a fairly high maintenance group he did very well!! I would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean Fare is Delish
    DCSDinesOut
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at Rosemary's Thyme. Their Mediterranean fare is consistently top quality, and it doesn't break the bank! This spot definitely qualifies as a neighborhood gem. Worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT BRUNCH EXPERIENCE
    1KTravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We dined at Rosemary's for the first time and had a great brunch experience. The server, who was very attentive, recommended the Pide (flatbread) and I had the Mediterranean with vegetables and egg. The crust from the brick oven was crisp and flaky and melded well with the delicious ingredients. My friend had the Turkish omelette and was also very pleased. Service and ambience in the outdoor setting was very pleasant. This is a very good dining option in the area and well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    My husband and I love this place. We come here with friends and out of town guests. Brunch is always spectacular. Highly recommend Florentine Benedict with smoked salmon, Mediterranean omelet, Tortilla Espanola, and the various pides served with poached eggs on top. Service is excellent. The place has been here for years and is always busy no matter what time of day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Brunch near Dupont Circle
    JanVa
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    There are so many choices for Sunday brunch near Dupont Circle, but here's a spot not to be missed. The food was great, the service superb, and the outdoor seating in a cute little neighborhood was perfect for a summer Sunday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 323 reviews are from the Rosemary's Thyme Bistro reviews archive.
  • jgronerVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    As always, excellent fish dishes here. A neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh...
    MCatVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service was horrible. Food is decent but nothing I can't cook at home. Coffee is mediocre for a brunch place. Waiter brought coffee and sugar but no milk and then disappeared for 15 mins. He did take the coffee of the bill when I told him I wasn't going to pay for it. The table next to us heard my complaint and agreed the service was poor. I could understand if they were busy but they really weren't. Nice to be able sit outside. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute Neighborhood spot
    brunchnut
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Came here for Mothers Day Brunch and sat outside. The environment was great and the employees were eager to help! I love cute outdoor spots for brunch and this place did not disappoint. I had the French toast on their homemade bread it was great! I will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediterranean brunch
    WidowAt56
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very nice menu with unusual Turkish dish, Pastirma pide, a thin pizza crust with cheese and seasoned cured beef - added 2 sunnyside up eggs. Delicious brunch. Lots of options for lunch, brunch and dinner. The outdoor terrace was nice with shades or without (we just asked the server to make it comfortable). I was glad to have a 10:30am brunch time. Reservations were easily made.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alfresco Dining with Friends
    crawfordDC
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our experience dining at Rosemary's Thyme was very nice. We were seated at a table outside near the corner, which was nice and out of the way of other diners. There were four people in our party with various dining restrictions - vegetarian, gluten-free - any everyone was able to easily find something to suit their tastes. Meze dishes came out bit by bit and were very tasty. One in our group tried the kebab and said it was very filling. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive without being on top of you. Overall, we had a great time and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Wonderful food and excellent service! Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good mediterranean restaurant
    rosariot
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The restaurant propose several dishes of the mediterranean cuisine at an acceptable quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little spot
    bmillz
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Made a reservation for a first date on Easter Sunday. I was nervous that the place would be packed, but it was fairly empty. The host was very friendly and even made me a drink while I was waiting for my date to arrive. Very nice ambience. We only ordered a couple of the small plates and some drinks, but it was all pretty good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a very pleasant experience
    Milena
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Even before I sit down the waitress asked me twice what I wanted to drink. My glass was dirty with lipstick. My husband quiche came burned, bread was old and although they had all that rush for the drinks they only brought them when we were almost finished eating. Will not come back, food is not good and place does not look very clean.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jgronerVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The dual offering of dorade and tuna was great as usual, as is the house salad and the artichoke pizza. Fine neighborhood place
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites!
    l1680
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I have been to Rosemary Thyme's Bistro multiple times for brunch. The food is always tasty and the service is good. Highly recommended for those looking to find a new place for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in the Dupont's Neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We found some great reviews about the restaurant and decided to go for brunch on Sunday. We really like the services and food quality. Then we book for my B-day celebration. Starting from the happy hour we met with a group of 14 people. Drinks were incredible and the bartenders just amazingly friendly. We stay for dinner and the food was very good with a touch of home-made that all people enjoy. The services was incredible good and all friends attending very satisfied. This is a must go restaurant by sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood gem
    TackyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Service was fabulous, and half price bottles of wine didn't hurt either. Four of us each ordered something different, and no one was disappointed or jealous of another's plate. Saw so much on the menu that I'd like to try that I'll definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    rnelliottVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Rosemary's Thyme is one of my go-to restaurants in DC for years. The food is consistently excellent and the varied menu means everyone can find something they like. To add to that be extended happy hour with half-price wine is not something to miss, plus getting there early means you don't have to wait for a table, which is common by 8 pm. Also, don't miss the deserts. They are consistently to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    NicoleMd01
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I have loved Rosemary's Thyme since the early 2000's. They remain consistent in providing a wonderful dining experience. The salads, entrees and desserts are wonderful plus the staff are present without being over bearing. Great for a date night or dinner with your book club.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usual fine meal, pleasant
    jgronerVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Usual fine meal, pleasant surroundings. The blackened tuna was overcooked, but the salmon and angel hair pasta were great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hunted for a place we had
    Cautious
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Hunted for a place we had not tried and this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was quiet and attractive; it was great not to have to strain to hear my companion - the noise level was very reasonable. I was disappointed my martini came in one of those triangular water glasses - which I hate, however the drink, despite the awkward glass was excellent! The food was good, I had a salmon dish that was good but not great, my friend had the scallops and was very satisfied. The service was good but slow, but we forgave that b/c it got busy shortly after we were seated. Overall the experience was positive and I would definitely try the restaurant again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food not impressive
    matt
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    went there for st valentine's dinner; fixed price meal. nice staff, timely service. but the food was just not up the price scale. chewing fillet mignon (!)... very generic food (and wine...). from what we had in the plates we couldn't identify much skill in the kitchen. they ran out of some of the desert choices; made no discount for it. if you like food don't go there; eat at home it will be better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner with friends
    preston
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had the worst waiter in the restuarant. no personally. The other waiters seemed engaged in there customers
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, but sloooow service
    ArlingtonGuru
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    The restaurant ranked high on many ratings so we decided to try something new before our play at the Keegan. It was a nice atmosphere and not too noisy. We got our menus fairly quickly and loved all the choices. The biggest issue was the incredibly slow service. More than 30 minutes to get our four dishes - a Med pide, French toast, huevos rancheros and an omelette. If the place had been packed, it might have made sense, but it was only about half full at 1:30 pm. The food was delicious once it finally arrived. The other issue was that there were a few folks sitting outside so the waiters had to keep going through the back door to tend to them. That was fine, but it was very cold outside and they kept leaving the door open!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very happy birthday experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I had my birthday dinner at Rosemary's Thyme. From the very second I step in, I had polite staff taking care of us. I had the dirty martini and it was so delicious! I originally had a table for 6 people and we all are deaf. Then I had two more people coming in unexpectedly however the staff was very accommodating. The waiter was not afraid to gesture and work with deaf people for their orders. The lighting was nice as well! My friends and I definitely had a great time and the food was amazing! We shared appetiziers and we ended up sharing our dinners as well. We JUST HAD TO try them all! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    tbcindcVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I never knew this was a Turkish place (one wouldn't guess from its name). I just ate a few very good apps at the bar. Nice servers, very attentive. Small-ish, but pretty diverse wine list with a few old world and a few new world wines. I'd definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still a gem!
    kittygm
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I used to live in DC 10 years ago and was recently back and out with friends who asked me to pick the restaurant I missed the most. It was a no-brainer! It was still awesome food, drinks and atmosphere. Go for the specialty items and you can't go wrong, they are especially amazing! Also, it is a fun location for both brunch and dinner which is rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant consistently
    bigfootdc
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This restaurant consistently offers a pleasing dining experience--very good food, good service, pleasing atmosphere, decent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Year's Eve Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    It was our first time dining at this restaurant and it turned out to be a great pick! Had a great New Year's Eve dinner here. It has a cozy, neighborhood feel to it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable
    CJR777VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    This is always a good, reliable and pleasant place to take visitors in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.