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About Rosemary's Thyme Bistro - Clifton

Welcome to Rosemary's Thyme Bistro, your friendly neighborhood restaurant. We hope you feel at home with us and enjoy our hospitality and efficient service. Please be assured that all our dishes are made from scratch, prepared with the freshest ingredients available, and offered at the best value. If it’s anything less, please let us know.
Try our house specialty fresh pasta, aged prime steaks, daily fresh fish, delicious starters, pidés and kebabs. Experience Saturday and Sunday brunch at Rosemary’s a popular event in neighborhood. Come often, bring friends for a casual dinner, or celebrate your special occasions with us. Bon appétit!

5762 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA 20124
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 502-1084

Website:
http://rosemarysthyme.com/VA/index.html

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro - Clifton Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (186)
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Kid-friendly (74)
Good for Groups (67)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Special Occasion (25)
Notable Wine List (14)
Romantic (13)
Casual (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
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Healthy (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Rosemary Thyme has a great selection on their food menu. Everything we've had here is been excellent. Their pizza is outstanding as well as their wraps. Great place to try out!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We meet up with some good friends (a couple) every several weeks. They recommended this place. The waitress was really awesome; my husband likes sweet tea and they don't offer it on their menu but she made some specifically for him! My chicken caesar wrap was the best I've ever had ~ it was such a huge portion, though, that we could have shared it! Everyone in the place was really friendly and kept stopping by to see if we needed anything. I highly recommend this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Always a good place to go in the neighborhood. Reservations not usually required.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Not your run of the mill, rerun menu; it has interesting dishes with international flair. Everything tasted amazing! The wine was also minimally marked up for a restaurant which was very nice. The interior is not fancy but the menu makes up for that for date potential. We will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Uncharacteristically, the service was terrible during this visit. Our waiter was completely inattentive, opting instead to constantly chat with a lady customer sitting at the bar, rather than keep an eye on the tables he was serving. I literally had to go to the bar to get his attention at least twice during our meal when we needed something.
Also uncharacteristically, my lamb was not prepared as I wished, and I had to send it back.
We are regular customers and very much enjoy dining at Rosemary's Thyme. We expect that the problems outlined above are anomalous and will not recur.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Seating always available. Friendly wait staff. Extensive menu with multiple Mediterranean dishes.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2016

The pizza we ordered was great. Our server was not attentive. She did not check on is to refill our drinks except when she served our pizza.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2016

As always, the food was great. :-)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Nice little bistro with a wide range of menu options. We went there for the Turkish choices, and were pleasantly surprised. The oven they had helps with authenticity. We will go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Rosemary's Thyme is the perfect neighborhood restaurant. The staff remembers you, and you remember them from visit to visit. The wait staff is always well trained. All items on the menu are very tasty and presented well. However, the menu never changes; ergo, I wish they would develop the practice of offering daily specials to complement their standard menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Surprisingly good food, great service, really.
Very enjoyable!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Delicious food, pleasant wait staff and friendly atmosphere. My friends and I enjoy dining here!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Great off the menu brunch with lots of options. Portions are very generous and the food tasty! Service was a bit slow at times, but well worth the wait. Although I have lived in the area since Rosemary's opened, this was my first visit. Not sure why, but I will definitely go back to try out lunch and dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Simply put: a good neighborhood restaurant, with good food at a reasonable price!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Our church has come several times when we do a group brunch after church. The food is good, the service is sometimes slow but the servers are always friendly and pleasant and do their best accommodate all the numerous requests that the group has. It is definitely a group favorite.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Consistently excellent food and service. Their brick oven pizza is outstanding. The crust is like a cracker if you like thin and crispy. Very friendly staff as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2016

All food was good,fresh,flavorful.options for light or hearty appetites.Great service too.We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Two of our three dishes were bland; kitchen was horribly slow. Wait staff was very nice and apologetic. Not up to my past experiences where the food quality was better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

They were completely overwhelmed by the mothers day crowd. Food took over an hour to arrive, waiters were frazzled and the

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Horrible service during Mother's Day!!! We made a reservation and were promptly seated. The service declined from there. Our waitress took our orders and was very polite, but then we waited (and waited and waited) for our food. Our waitress, another server and the manager came over to inform us that our food would be out "soon" We waited almost an hour for our entrees. Meanwhile, other diners that arrived after us received their food. Our food was comped after my husband spoke with the manager, but there weren't any initial plans to compensate us for the horrible service. We've been to Rosemary's several times (including Easter), so we know this was a fluke day and will return, but probably not for a holiday.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2016

First time visiting Rosemary's Thyme and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The menu is extensive and all of us had a difficult time narrowing down our preferences......so many delicious options to pick from!! Our salads (small) were generous, fresh and delicious. We all had pasta dishes and all were wonderful. A special shout out to the house-made fettuccine. Marvelous!!!

Our server was attentive but not intrusive, and quite knowledgeable about the menu.

I can't believe this neighborhood gem has been just around the corner from our home and we've never been here before. We WILL be back, and bring our friends!!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The dining experience began with the server spilling a tray of drinks on my daughter and granddaughter. The drink soak my daughter clothing and my granddaughter's dance costume. Management apologized but did offer to pay for the cleaning of costume. Luckily my daughter bought a change of clothing for Granddaughter. The food was good but watching my daughter sit through dinner in wet clothing and my Granddaughter's disappointment in her wine soak recital costume made the food only fair at best. Just a bad experience around. Will not go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The food at Rosemary and Thyme is fresh and light. Even the pizza seems lighter. The wraps are tasty and the soups delicious. Always have a good meal here for a good price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2016

This is our new favorite place to dine. The menu is a bit pricey, however, the food and service make up for it. Their brick oven pizzas are outstanding. Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious crispy pizza next time to dine here. Love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Excellent restaurant. My husband had the brick oven pizza and I had the lamb burger. Both were wonderful. I believe this is our new favorite restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2016

We had a great experience. This was our first visit with the restaurant. They did not disappoint. The lamb shish dish was excellent.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 6, 2016

great local gem, certainly would go again without a doubt. love the fresh bread before the meal and the spices of some dishes are outa sight!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Rosemary's Thyme is one of our regular places, and seemed like a good choice for Valentine's Day dinner. We would do it again, but would stick to the regular menu rather than the specials. Things they do well, they do all of the time, like the pastas and kebabs. The beef special was sweet, and not in a good way. On the other hand, my husband's dry martini was the best he's ever had there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Wait staff was courteous and attentive. Food was phenomenal. Definitely go eat there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

One of our regular places to dine. The menu is excellent with lots of choices from light eating to a full dinner experience. Their Mediterranean salad is notable as is their Crawfish with Saffron sauce, but you cannot go wrong with the Branzino. Once you have dined here you will return I am sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2015

A discovery close to home and I am grateful. I'm a bit picky -- I don't like chain restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2015

I like the variety here: lots of Turkish dishes, some Mexican and lots of Italian. All of it was delish!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 19, 2015

The food was great and the service was nice and the lady did her best to explain the dishes

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 8, 2015

A great neighborhood restaurant. I especially recommend the homemade Tagliatelle Bolognese and their fresh bread

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2015

My husband is from Turkey, so when we saw a lot of the menu was Turkish, we had to check it out even though it was a drive. Unfortunately, we waited nearly 15 minutes for service, having to ask for one to come to our table after a couple sitting next to us who had arrived after were servied first. Also, our waiter did not seem knowledgeable about Turkish food, mispronouncing Çöp Şiş (actually pronounced chop shish). While the menu on the website spells most of the Turkish items with the accents, the one in the restaurant did not have the accents, and he pronounced it as it seemed to read in English, even after my husband had said it correctly when ordering. I'm not sure, but the waiter may have thought he was correcting my husband or he didn't pay attention. While the the Çöp Şiş, branzino, and, mussels meze were tasty, my husband did not think his adana kebab entree was authentic, tasting like it was made from pre-made gyro meat instead of freshly sliced döner meat. The lahmacun we shared was not bad, but while the waiter claimed to have given us all the accompaniments, they were not authentic as well, missing the tomatoes and replacing parsely with lettuce. While the restaurant is not completely Turkish, they should make sure their staff is educated about what they're serving, and with all the multiple authentic Turkish restaurants around town with better service, there does not seem much reason to make the drive again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2015

We have been going to Rosemary's Thyme Bistro since it opened and have never been disappointed. The food and service is always excellent and everyone is very friendly. We can't wait to see what their new renovation will reveal. This is a place that will find a place in you dining heart and you will return time and time again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2015

We made reservations for Mother's Day lunch in the mid-afternoon. We were greeted and seated promptly. The servers were very busy so another server took our drink order within a reasonable time period. After placing our order for lunch with our waitress- a salad, two sandwiches and pancakes - we waited an hour and 20 minutes for our food to be delivered - and then it came out one dish at a time over 5-10 minutes. Our waitress apologized repeatedly, refilled our drinks and repeatedly offered more bread. The manager came over once and offered to check on our order. She reported that there were 3 tickets ahead of ours (we had been told this same thing about 15 minutes earlier by our waitress). She did not apologize or offer anything other than more bread. She said that someone should have told us when we were seated that the kitchen was running about 45 minutes behind on orders due to the busy day. When our food arrived it was good but we we asked for boxes and the check and ate part of our meals but mostly just wanted to leave.
The restaurant did take 20% off our check and did not charge us for the iced teas and sodas. I was most disappointed that the manager was not more involved with making our dining experience better. I was dining with my husband and two teenage kids and since it was Mother's Day I did not want to have a negative talk with the manager but we left certain that we would never go back because of how unpleasant it was to sit in this restaurant for so long feeling very hungry and be offered just bread and drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2015

The food was good. Unfortunately they had a lot of customers and the kitchen could not keep up. We waited over an hour for any of our food to come out. The waitress apologized and did all she could and they did take 25% off the bill. Will go back, just not on a holiday.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2015

We have been going to Rosemary's Thyme Bistro for over 20 years. It is on of our local favorite spots to eat. Service is always friendly and good. The food is excellent and the wine list is not extensive but very adequate with very good selections to complement any meal you choose. We highly recommend this cozy bistro style local gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2015

Delicious food and affordable wine selections, attentive wait staff, and great ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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