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Rosemary's Thyme Bistro
Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosemarysthyme.com
  • Phone: (202) 332-3200
  • 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 (202) 332-3200

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Great sidewalk patio with very good food and prices. Service is always good. It's one of our favorite neighborhood dinner spots."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "As always, excellent fish dishes here. A neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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. "
    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 "
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Wonderful food and excellent service! Never disappoints. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The restaurant propose several dishes of the mediterranean cuisine at an acceptable quality."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The dual offering of dorade and tuna was great as usual, as is the house salad and the artichoke pizza. Fine neighborhood place"
    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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Usual fine meal, pleasant surroundings. The blackened tuna was overcooked, but the salmon and angel hair pasta were great"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had the worst waiter in the restuarant. no personally. The other waiters seemed engaged in there customers"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "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! :)"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This restaurant consistently offers a pleasing dining experience--very good food, good service, pleasing atmosphere, decent value."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is always a good, reliable and pleasant place to take visitors in the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Terrific ethnic food in neighborhood restaurant and bar with comfortable, sophisticated ambience, interesting menu choices well prepared, and great service. Greek/turkish/middle eastern flair. Unusual and numerous menu offerings with wide variation in flavors. 3 out of 4 entrees were great, one ok but not as special. Loved the specialties including babaganoush, hummos and tomato appetizers with wonderful pita chips, chlcken Ikender (?sp) in great tomato/yogurt sauce, well spiced and grilled salmon with veggies, and good lamb shish. Service was fun, attentive and informative. Decaf coffee amazingly hearty. We are considering a large party in the private room for 50 plus. Would like to enjoy the large patio in the summer."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "In the DuPont Circle area but a bit off the beaten track. A bit more relaxed and less pretentious than other places I could name. Interesting mix of Italian and "Mediterranean" (seemed primarily Turkish) food."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Very unusual and delicious food. Our server was absolutely perfect, and gave wonderful descriptions of items on menu. Would definitely return to this spot when in DC again!!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Clearly these folks are trying to break into the foodie scene - every dish has at least one outrageous ingredient that makes you think that the chef must be brilliant. Alas, however, they are simply creating the staples and throwing in one completely inappropriate ingredient into every dish, such that each makes you think "this would've been fine if they had left out the xxx." As I read the menu, I kept thinking "this looks good" until I read the description and thought "who needs feta in their spaghetti?" or "why must I choose between lime juice and pomegranate on my salad?" I suspect that this could be a fine goto restaurant for reliable comfort food if they would stop trying so hard to make it onto the front page of Foodies Monthly."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We dined at Rosemary's our first night in the city and had to repeat a second night before we went home"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
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