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Sun, 2/25
10:00 PM
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Booked 8 times today

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

454 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Mediterranean, Turkish
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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
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Phone number
(202) 332-3200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Erdogan Dogu
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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.
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Private party contact
Mumtaz Durmus: (202) 332-3200
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Cross street
18 & S
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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.
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Public transit
Dupont Circle Metro-North Exit
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 454 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We took advantage of the outdoor seating on an unseasonably warm evening in February. Food was good - service was great. We took up the table for a long time - without drinking - and they were still nice!

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The restaurant used to be solid and a good value. Quality has gone down. Service subpar.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always has been our favorite neighborhood place—great food, great service, great people!

vipDCnewbie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day without the up-sell and pretense; just flavor-forward foods with healthful portions in a setting where you don't have to shout to have a conversation; knowledgeable, attentive servers and no pressure to turn over the table. A mezze menu and full-plates, reasonable wine selection.

RaviD (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place for a date. Nice atmosphere and great service! Lots of vegetarian options.

DDPK (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the setting, the low noise level, despite a busy Friday evening and the delicious food, mostly of Turkish cuisine. We will go here again on our next trip to DC

vipCABH (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

A favorite when I lived near Dupont Circle, I had not been in a number of years. The place is still great, with an interesting menu, very good food and service.

Jack (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Our dinner at Rosemary’s Thyme Bistro was pleasant. The wait staff were polite and helpful. The meal was good and I would go back.

ceebee (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

I always enjoy Rosemary's Thyme! Health, interesting menu and a lovely staff who always try to accommodate our requests. It's a pleasure to support a neighborhood bistro!

vipVictor (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was bland and uninteresting. Nothing special at all and I'm surprised this place has survived. Found a hair in my salad but they apologized and gave us free desert. Won't come back, don't recommend it

vipSopranofortissima (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

We were in DC for vacation and I was trolling OpenTable and saw Rosemary's Table. One of the better priced sit downs in DC that's available on OT for sure. The wine list was short but the Chardonnay was delicious and my husband enjoyed the Great Lakes beer. The food was delicious, we started with hummus which was fabulous and also really enjoyed the complimentary bread and oil dip. I got the lamb kebab with rice and veggies which was so delicious. My husband got the adnam (sp?) kebab and it was also so delicious (I snuck a bite or two). Both meats were tender and full of flavor. The caciki sauce was definitely homemade and tasted fresh. Overall it was a great time, definitely recommend sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful dc nights!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Came for Saturday brunch. Had the pide, which is essentially a Turkish pizza, with spiced ground beef and two over easy eggs on top. It was delicious and enough for two people. Had a side of strawberries, which seemed pricey for basically 4 or 5 sliced berries. The restaurant has a casual neighborhood feel, and was not crowded at all.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

One of my favorite date spots in DC while living no there several years ago. When visiting I always make sure to return to the spot with my hubby. Ambiance and food are great!!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

We had a very nice time. The stuffed mushrooms are a delicious appetizer. I had the spinach ravioli with tomato sauce. It too was a hit. Our waiter, Borga was friendly and attentive. The happy hour beer and wine selection from 4-7pm is not bad. I would definitely come back again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a nice dinner with friends in this neighborhood gem. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. Neat spot.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Food and service were both very good, and value, too. The parking was quite a distance away, about 5 blocks, and the lot closed before I returned, creating quite an inconvenience.

vipCommanderO (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Great for brunch. The eggs Benedict were outstanding.

EmZ22 (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Granted it was a busy night, but our waiter was definitely not at the top of his game. We waited a long time to order and a very long time for the food to come. He didn't tell us that they were out of the item that one of our party had ordered until he brought the other people's dinners. By that time, we'd waited so long that the person didn't want to order anything else because she didn't think her dinner would come until everyone else was done eating. Then when we got the check, they had charged us for the item that wasn't available. The food is okay, but the chef is very heavy-handed with the herbs. I get it, it's Rosemary's Thyme, so herbs are their metier, but a sense of proportion and balance would have been very much appreciated.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on May 30, 2017

Excellent food, casual neighborhood setting. We went at 4:00 and skipped the Happy Jour menu because the dinner choices sounded so fabulous. No one was disappointed.

vipHATTIE (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Perfect casual brunch. Enjoyed meal and staff great