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Rosemary Bistro Cafe, Washington District of Columbia, DC

Rosemary Bistro Cafe

4.6
4.6
222 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-5961

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries please contact us directly and we will discuss our Private Event options and ensure we are following health guidelines. We can have up to 20 people, however, it must be a family event only.

  • Neighborhood

    Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 222 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Neighborhood Gem

  • District of Columbia

    Contemporary American

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  1. DC

    DCGourmet

    Washington DC

    338 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    338 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Rosemary Bistro Café and dine there a couple times a month. This restaurant serves classic French Bistro cuisine with a slight twist. Wonderful neighborhood gem. Highly recommended!
  2. M

    Mills

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been going to Rosemary since it opened, and generally love it. It' our go-to bistro. Unfortunately, the prices (food and wine)have gone way up, like a lot of places. My husband said his steak was tough, but the rest of us were happy.
  3. A

    Anonemouse

    Washington DC

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rosemary Bistro is a neighborhood gem. We three had lunch there, seated under the big oak in front of the building since we preferred to dine outdoors, choosing to ignore the street traffic. The food was delicious and cheerfully served. We'll be back!

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded 3 days agoWe're glad that you enjoyed your lunch! Thank you so much for the kind review!

  4. G

    Gwinkz

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. The service was great. The French Onion soup was outstanding. I will look forward to going again soon to enjoy another meal there.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded 3 days agoOur French Onion soup is a classic! Thank you so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again as well!

  5. AL

    AmyL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful casual, neighborhood restaurant with delicious food. Highly recommend mushroom risotto, fish entrees, Rosemary Bistro burger.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for the lovely words. We're happy that you enjoyed dining with us!

  6. g

    gigi

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fish was perfectly cooked. Bread is delicious gazpacho was authentic and excellent

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for this kind review! Glad you enjoyed our gazpacho!

  7. BD

    BrianDespard

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Considering the glowing reviews, this was a disappointing experience. The restaurant was quite quiet but the service was inattentive and indifferent. We were left waiting while the waiter chatted outside and there was no follow-up to check on the dining experience. The mussels arrived luke warm to cold. The vegetarian pasta was tasteless. A Duck entree and a mushroom dish were good, and the deserts were tasty. Maybe we dined on an off night, but the experience really makes one question the veracity of some of the reviews.
  8. A

    Atir

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Love supporting local restaurants

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for supporting us! We really appreciate it!

  9. CL

    ChristineL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions in the past year. We have been for lunch, dinner and once we just went for coffee and dessert (and they were busy) and we are always greeted warmly. The staff is attentive and the ambiance is casual and relaxed. We are never rushed here, which is reminiscent of our experience in France! The food is lovely, I tend to go with their fresh fish specials and I have never been disappointed. My husband gravitates toward the heartier meat based entrees and enjoys them. It is possible to eat lighter here for lunch or dinner by combining their soups, salads and other starters. I recommend this restaurant highly! We have eaten both inside and outside and have found both comfortable.
  10. r

    rsquared

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is not just a neighborhood gem, but a real destination for excellent food in a pleasant atmosphere and with excellent service.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on July 21, 2022We greatly appreciate your kind review!

  11. a

    abcpoet

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food prepared with care and imagination. Mussels mariniere were bland (no salt, pepper, or enough acid in my opinion) but were fresh and correctly cooked. (Why not serve them with lemon wedges?) Vegetable risotto an appealing mix of textures and flavors. Napoleon salad consisted of grilled squash and greens and a faintly sweet vinaigrette with pickled onion. Gaspacho a blend of fruit and vegetable.
  12. FN

    FancyNancy

    Washington DC

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Girlfriends lunch out on a beautiful day. Very nice setting and our waitress was wonderful. The dumpling appetizer was a bit salty. Two of us got the Chicken avocado salad. One got the grilled watermelon feta special. Both of us thought the chicken avocado salad was nice but the chicken was very dry. Our friend loved the grilled watermelon. Definitely will go back and try some different things.
  13. g

    gigi

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious. Sitting outside pleasant except for the occasional noisy truck. Perhaps Sunday or dinner would have fewer trucks

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on July 21, 2022We're glad you enjoyed the food! Thank you so much!

  14. MF

    MichaelF

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is hands down my favorite place! Not just because of the food but because of the staff. Food is fabulous too! My husband and I love it .

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on July 17, 2022We appreciate you both! Thank you for stopping by!

  15. NV

    NoVADiner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    One of my favorites! The best in my book for neighborhood eateries.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on July 17, 2022We're glad to be one of your favorites! Thank you so much for the lovely review!

  16. DM

    DanM

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were quite surprised to discover this little gem not far from where we live in NW. The fennel salad and chilled pea soup appetizers were delicious as were our entrees. The hanger steak was surprisingly tender as was the filet burger. The service at our outdoor table on a busy weekend was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on July 17, 2022We're glad you enjoyed our food and service! Thank you for coming by and for the kind words!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy comfortable setting. Easy to hear and be heard . Food was very interesting , well prepared and excellent service
  18. Z

    Zelda

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful day and so we decided to dine outside. Rosemary Bistro has added outdoor tables in a pleasant setting. We enjoyed the food and had excellent service.
  19. DC

    DCGourmet

    Washington DC

    339 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    339 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful French bistro-style cuisine in upper NW DC. We love this restaurant--the mushroom sauté and hanger steak were fabulous, and for dessert, don't miss the Floating Island!

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on July 5, 2022Glad you enjoyed our hanger steak and mushroom sauté! Thank you so much for coming!

  20. MK

    MKob

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoy the service, the tastes, and the ambiance of Rosemary’s bistro. It is a delight to be there, not just because of the food, but because the service providers are so welcoming, making the atmosphere personal.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 30, 2022We appreciate your kind and thoughtful words. We're glad you enjoyed our food and service and hope to see you again! :)

  21. s

    silviah

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was good but overpriced

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much for the lovely comment, but unfortunately due to the inflation crisis all produce we are buying have increased in price, and we have had to adjust our prices to fit. We try to be as reasonable as we can but as you can see all prices increased everywhere at grocery stores, gas stations, etc, etc.

  22. BK

    BetsyK

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the BEST meals I have ever had in Washington in the almost 50 years I have lived here. Great service from Hassan…. Thank you!

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed!

  23. C

    Cat3

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch on the deck. The quiche was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive. A bit noisy due to Connecticut Ave traffic

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you for the kind words!

  24. DG

    DanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A superb restaurant, on any standard. Parking can be a problem, however

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you!

  25. CA

    CAMR

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good, not great, and it was a little expensive for what we got.
  26. EW

    ElizabethW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delish. Great service. Loved the duck and options

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed!

  27. JB

    JimBo

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a delightful al fresco dinner at Rosemary Bistro Cafe on Friday, June 17. The menu was interesting and presented us with some tough choices. The cocktail menu and wine list are compact but offer good options. The service was uniformly pleasant and upbeat. We lingered even after dessert because the experience was so pleasant. It is now on our go-to list. Recommended.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed dining with us!

  28. K

    christineK

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and attentive service.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you so much!

  29. HM

    HeatherM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant and one I frequent as often as possible. Great for lunch and dinner and take out. The quality of the food is excellent and beautifully presented. The waitstaff is friendly, helpful and delightful!

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much for the lovely review! We appreciate it and we're glad your time with us!

  30. DC

    DCDiner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    a neighborhood gem! Rosemary Bistro is a small unassuming restaurant with delicious, creative food, served in a casual environment. we sat outside and found the service and food to be excellent. The wild mushroom appetizer was delicious and i loved the trout with mashed peas main. I look forward to coming back many times to sample other menu items.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much for the lovely words!

  31. AD

    ADMR

    Denver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    i was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service. The restaurant is situated on the chic upper Connecticut avenue corridor. It's a good location. However, I was sitting outside, given the temperatures etc. The seating was all make-do-ish. It took me a while to find a spot that i was somewhat comfortable with. I was sitting right on the side walk and the street traffic and other noises were very much present the whole time. However, the food was excellent and so was the service.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 28, 2022Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed our food!

  32. KK

    KatherineK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, excellent service, a bit noisy as they could not accommodate us on the deck and we were on the sidewalk next to traffic. Otherwise a wonderful in town experience.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you so much for the kind words!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small, unassuming local restaurant with delicious and creative dishes (the menu descriptions don't do them justice) and excellent service.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you so much!

  34. MH

    MarkH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, food choices, and service all outstanding. Because the service is along Connecticut Avenue, noise level is high on the one hand (which is why I gave ambience only 4 stars). On the other hand, outside it is safe in these days of remaining COVID variants, and still protected from the elements by ample tenting. It's not a matter of "would [I] recommend Rosemary Bistro Cafe to a friend." My spouse and I already have recommended it to all of our friends. Plus, after dessert one can move across the street to visit Politics & Prose bookstore for a different kind of feast (another part of the ambience). 5 stars.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you so much! We're glad that you enjoyed!

  35. s

    saras

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Menu not too traditional and lots of choices. Casual plus good food with reasonable prices.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you!

  36. JV

    JoeV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was superb and the service was cordial. The noise level inside was reasonable. Outside, Connecticut Ave. is busy, but the curtain on the dining lane kept it easy to converse. We really enjoyed it.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you so much for the kind review!

  37. GW

    GlennW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable meal with sidewalk dining…almost felt as if I were on the Left Bank of the Seine!

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed!

  38. HS

    HarryS

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    the food and outdoor seating is great here. they do get crowded on weekends outdoors. We have eaten there three times in the last two months. this time two of our dishes could have been a little hotter but still a great place to eat.
  39. J

    Janice

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I enjoy Rosemary Bistro for its variety and freshness.

    Rosemary Bistro CafeResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you so much!

  40. l

    leahc

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    A fine neighborhood restaurant. Better for dinner than lunch. Lunch menu pricey.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Rosemary Bistro Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-5961.

Rosemary Bistro Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Rosemary Bistro Cafe

5010 Connecticut Ave, Washington District of Columbia, DC 20008-2023

Additional information

  • Cross street

  • Neighborhood

    Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, French, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-5961

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries please contact us directly and we will discuss our Private Event options and ensure we are following health guidelines. We can have up to 20 people, however, it must be a family event only.

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