The Rosemary & Thyme

4.7
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603 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Rosemary & Thyme!

Downtown Sarasota American Bistro serving traditional and contemporary dishes with an emphasis on healthy options. Savor made-from-scratch selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with fresh ingredients from regional farms.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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vipGailM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Sarasota! We were very impressed. Now we know why it has been so hard to get a reservation. The Carona Virus kept people away, but we took a risk and are glad we did. Everything was wonderful!

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vipSkeeter
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Pam was outstanding and made sure we were informed about the different items on the menu prior to our making our selections. Everything was perfect and just how we wanted it to be! The cuisine was divine as always! We will be returning soon! Many thanks George for an excellent dining experience!

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JASIII
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a wonderful dining experience at Rosemary & Thyme. The food was delicious, the service friendly and appropriate, and the eclectic atmosphere delightful. We enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return again with friends and family.

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JudyR
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Teddy was a wonderful server- enthusiastic and informative. Food outstanding- black grouper and scallop dinners. Split a Caesar salad which was plenty. Wish we’d had room to try one of their desserts - they looked wonderful. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience

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STEPHENB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! We wanted to have a special evening and The restaurant provided it!

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vipSandyK
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent outdoor dining experience for four of us.

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vipLauraS
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has become our go-to place. We sat outside this time and it was just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One our favorite restaurants. Food and service always top notch.

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MARYB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and drinks excellent! love the staff...Jeff, Scott, Alvin and waite staff particularly Georgiana [too many to mention].
the best is George.....he is really hot, hot!!
always have a lot of fun.

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vipDick
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very attractive interior, plus a nice exterior area for dining. Parking is not easy, but can be found.

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Jacynthp
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, waiter, Liam, was excellent in every way, and we were in the far room essentially by ourselves which was great.

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RobertG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely, attentive service. Shrimp cocktail not good at all, small, watery shrimp. Swordfish was tasty, but did not match its description on the menu at all.

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maryk
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, the server knew the menu & specials well, the food & wine was top-shelf. All delicious

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ChristineL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We introduced friends to a dinner at Rosemary and Thyme and had a wonderful evening. Everything was great especially the service!

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vipLaurieS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food was fantastic. I tried a new fish, Amber Jack, and it was so good. My companion had a fabulous shrimp/pasta that was prepared so well. Waiter was helpful and knowledgeable about wines.

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vipRobK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite go to restaurants in Sarasota. Not only is the food wonderful, the staff works really hard to insure a good experience. Thank you for another good meal!!

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nellies3rd
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth visit, and has been consistantly great in every way! Going next week.

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ChrisH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration was amazing! George (owner) went above and beyond for my special day! The food was excellent (duck and steak dishes), calamari and drinks were excellent as well. Great service by all the staff members. Very attentive and welcoming.

Thanks Rosemary & Thyme for making a great birthday memory for my 42nd with friends and family!!!

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EttaR
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food is always excellent. The wait staff were attentive and accommodating. We always enjoy our experience.

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ketz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

I ordered the chicken special, described as barbecue. The dish was totally unacceptable in quality, preparation and presentation. Had it not been for large group we were with and time pressure by restaurant to be out by 7pm, I would have sent it back. It was a very large piece of chicken, closer to turkey size, undercooked, bloody at the joint, and covered with a sauce that looked like it was just spooned out of a jar, virtually tasteless and unappealing.
This would have been insulting at a fast food chain restaurant. Shame on Rosemary and Thyme!

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bethe
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambiance, location, ease of parking and of course the food - all top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were wonderful and the food was excellent! I needed to add 2 more guests at the last minute, and the very graciously accommodated me.

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vip2old2playgames
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant! The food was excellent - lots of fresh seafood that the chef prepared with skill and flair. Great salads, great appetizers, expert service. Apple pie a la mode is unusual and delicious. The bar tender makes special drinks for those who are adventurous. The restaurant is pricey, but not as much as some others and has much better quality.

A note about service: We had reserved a table for six at 7:45. The prior group of diners were very slow to leave. Our party had drinks in the bar, but the prior group at the table was dawdling. When the host was able to seat our group, he was very apologetic and treated us all to a nice glass of wine. It was a good response to a situation beyond his control.

I would go back anytime.

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vipHerbR
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant. We frequent R&T often.

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vipjulester
Naples
86 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in I knew we would have a great evening. The staff was friendly and attentive. All of our dinners were exceptional! Four out of the six people in our group ordered seafood which was outstanding. The other two were intrigued by the liver dish, and said it was the best ever. We can’t wait to go back again!

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vipPatfloridanj
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had an early reservation - 5:00 pm. The best surprise was that we were able to park in front of the restaurant. I love this restaurant, however the parking is a challenge.

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SharonK
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Rosemary & Thyme before a show at a nearby theater. Our server was attentive (but not overbearing) and the food was amazing. I had a red snapper and crabmeat dish that was one of the best meals I've had out in a long time. Prices were not cheap so this would not be a frequent spot for us but highly recommend for special occasions (and those who are comfortable at this price point). Don't miss this spot!

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AlainC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great cuisine,and good service,when the room on the right is full,the noise level can make conversations challenging.

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The meal was only average at best and fairly pricey. I ordered one of their signature cocktails and it came in a tall glass packed with ice. It became so diluted that you could not taste anything. I ordered the tenderloin with fries. Wife had the Osso bocco which was just average according to her. The tenderloin served was the end piece which is certainly not a cut I would serve for a 35$ meal. They do know how to cook asparagus however.

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vipandrewr
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service, while excellent overall, was a bit rushed and unnecessarily so

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vipSandyP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all around as always! Seared Scallops with Risotto and fresh vegetables cooked to perfection!

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susiq
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great night out with friends we hadn't seen for a year. Our server was great, we were not rushed at all which was nice as we had a lot of catching up to do. Restaurant was busy, but we were able to have a conversation without have to yell over the noise, as has been our experience in other restaurants. Great happy hour, had their signature martini which was very tasty. Great food choices, good menu. Food was delicious. Overall a just a great, fun night.

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vipPatches
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jeff and staff makes a dining at Rosemary & Thyme just an evening out a most enjoyable experience. Service is there when needed, absent when not. Food is par excellence and value is outstanding. What could anyone ask or expect any more. Feel so confident to take my guests to R&T without any concern and that they also would become fans of this eatery.

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PaulM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience. Our new favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from out of town

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Attentive server. Best salmon since moving to Sarasota from San Francisco. Vegetables not overcooked. Pleasant, peaceful surroundings, well appointed table and linens. Quiet enough to converse easily.

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Nancy
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Eight of us came for dinner after a show at the Florida Studio. All was good except that the Caesar salad was under dressed and my husban’s pork chop was under cooked. Every thing else was great

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viprebucfan
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice find in Sarasota. Service and food is outstanding!

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RSF1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with great selections on the menu. The staff is very attentive and helpful.

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The Rosemary & Thyme offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 955-7600.

The Rosemary & Thyme is rated 4.7 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

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