The Rosemary & Thyme

4.6
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471 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. This is a real neighborhood gem and I will definitely be going back soon!

MB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for something close to Florida Studio, needed to make reservations to insure finishing in order to make 7:30 show. Also, needed quiet atmosphere for seniors, good drinks and excellent food. This was the perfect place!

T
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent welcome , clean and fresh table setting. Quick attention by wait staff. Delicious food and relaxing drink.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Osso buco was great. Chicken of day was dry

l
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had an early reservation so were seated right away. Our server was very nice and had some good suggestions.
The four of us all had different Entrées and they were all very good. I especially liked my Pork Shank. So tender the meat fell off the bone not having to use a knife.👍 My wife really liked her scallops and the other two people had two different kinds of steaks and said they were very good. We started with the appetizer of mushrooms served with a
orange marmalade/horseradish sauce. Excellent! Dessert was apple pie with the ice cream and Keylime pie. Both
were excellent.. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.👍

F
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant more than any and have never been disappointed. It is both a neighborhood gem and a go-to fine dining establishment. How can they be both? It's a mystery! See for yourself.

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s one of our favorite places in Sarasota!! The food is always great. The service (Mike) was attentive and courteous.

SS
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was exceptional! We enjoyed the meal in a very pleasant environment, and the service was top drawer. I liked the fact that the managers introduced themselves and were genuinely interested in our satisfaction. We also met the owner.

MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

over the top. variety of menu selections. great wait staff!!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food!!! Pricey, but the food is good and so is the service!

VR
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a positive experience. I like to eat outside because it’s quieter.

EM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice experience. Food was very good. Waiter was great..very helpful but not too pushy. Our reservation was ready with no waiting.
Free desert for our 15th wedding anniversary...a nice touch.
Nice ambiance, not too noisy. Overall it was a great place to celebrate our anniversary.

f
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful, as is the service! Thanks!

PM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Entrees were not tasty. Brisket was very fatty. Cost far exceeded benefit

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of three and we all had something different. Everybody loved their dinners. I had been previously when the had the three and four course prix fix menu and that was a great deal and experience. Now we are in season and the menu is a la carte. I really enjoyed the vegan entree.

J
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time in the new setting. Very appealing. Waiter had too many tables to cover, outside and in. Forgot to bring us a wine cooler and ordering was way too slow.
Made up by his knowledge of all of the food items and the food was hot and of excellent quality.
We will return.

l
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant. Everything about it -- the bar, the menu, the food, the service -- was exemplary. We can't wait to go back. Made reservations for my upcoming birthday. Just a jewel.

S
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on the patio. Could not have been more enjoyable.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, great selection , salmon was outstanding. Teddy the server was amazing . We will be back !

NT
Nashville
47 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here vacationing with friends. Our meals were fantastic. Service was excellent. No complaints what so ever. Enjoyed our dining experience! Short Ribs, Scallops, ribs, chicken all fantastic! Our server was Pam and she was fun and very knowledgeable about the menu.

VP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very personable from the people who greeted us to the waiter and busboy. Food was delicious. Everyone in our party of 6 had an excellent meal and experience.

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The short ribs were tough.

P
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have dined at Rosemary&Thyme several times and never been disappointed in the food or service. One of the top restaurants in Sarasota.

NY
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waiter was never around when we needed him. Some food was excellent - for us that was grilled swordfish, the fish of the day. The salad was very good. The accompanying sides might as well have been on a buffet line, not freshly made, not hot. Same for broth of mussels - just warm, especially after my long wait for a spoon. Grilled bread that came with it was not fresh. Sauce was sweet for my taste, but not a criticism - it might be perfect for someone else. The mussels themselves were very good. Definitely not a good value for the price. We were actually shocked that butter and side salad dressing was served in a plastic container you might find at a low end deli or fast food place. Certainly a poor choice for the pretty white tablecloth expensive restaurant.if I go back I’d order fish with salad, hold the rest!

M
Pittsburgh
40 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came prior to going to the theatre. The food and service were outstanding! The duck was the best ever!
I look forward to returning very soon.

SM
Naples
68 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we were very impressed!! Started with a warm welcome and chat w/George followed by very professional service by Liam. We were a group of 8 enjoying a meal before going to the theater and each one of us loved our dinner! My husband had the duck and he thought it was some of the best he's ever had! I had the chicken special...very delicious! The menu has something for everyone....very creative and delicious! We will definitely go back!!

OT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Rosemary &Thyme about once a month. Always EXCELLENT!

DR
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular! Food and service top notch!

s
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The correct ingredients did not add up to the correct end result. "Deconstructed beef Wellington" is not dried out puff pastry served on mashed potatoes with tenderloin. Listed wines not available nor we're grits on another entree. A 75 year old diner should not be greeted as "young man" by the server. Overall, missed by quite a bit.

F
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and this restaurant never fails to impress us.

A
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everything!

N
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rosemary is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota. My birthday celebration did not disappoint me. Service excellent , and my scallops were outstanding.

e
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for locals to eat especially before going to the theater.

JR
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience. We will be back to introduce friends. Fresh wahoo was excellent. The staff very professional Just as a restaurant experience should be.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She was very knowledgeable of the wine list as well as the meal preparations. Our dinner was very flavourful & nicely presented. We will return!

L
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very overpriced;merely adequate portion size;will likely not return.

A
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal on New Years Eve. Beautiful restaurant, very private and comfortable. Food served was amazing. Good experience over all ! Will be back !

B
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a New Year's Eve dinner with family, it was just wonderful. We sat on the patio and it was like being in a colorful fantasy land. Needless to say the menu was outstanding as was the service.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This restaurant used to have very good food until they separated the restaurant into 1 for breakfast and lunch ... 1 for dinner .... not sure what happened but the quality of the food is awful. The prices are very high for the quality . I will gladly spend $$$ for a good meal but this place charges top dollar for subpar quality . This was our 2nd try since the new place opened and the couple with us was their 3rd ! Neither couple will be returning to this restaurant to eat again sadly, as this place was a favorite ! The food used to be so good that I gave a $200 gift certificate to our home builder as a thank you for a great job. I am embarrassed to think he may he used it after the new place opened. I live in Venice and it’s over a 40 minute drive and was so worth the ride and money but not any longer. There are so many good restaurants in our area that I can’t justify the ride or the money spent ! This place didn’t go from very good to fair .... it went from extremely good to extremely poor ! Very disappointing !

O
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was decent. Hostess tried to seat us at a corner table that was by the door to the patio as well as covering half the door to a private party. Waiter noticed our disbelief in our facial expression and reseated us to a more adequate table. Service was rushed. We were overall disappointed as friends had recommended this place. Maybe go back and order small plates and drinks in the bar.