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Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

4.3
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
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 462 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food and service were top notch

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was excellent and despite getting crowded, we didn’t feel rushed. Very nice service.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful service, very good food. We loved the hummus and the dumplings (which are like a ravioli). We split a dual kabob (chicken and adana) and both were very good, though could have used a bit more veggies. We think we missed out by not choosing their flatbread, however, as it looked amazing! We'll be back to try.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We dine at the Clifton location frequently. Food and service is always exceptional so I did not hesitate to make a reservation at the DC location. Service was poor and very slow and the food mediocre. Very disappointed.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was sub par

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The ingredients were not fresh!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My wife and I shared the calamari appetizer which was a perfect starter. Rosemary's prepares the calamari in a tomato based sauce and cooked with spinach and garlic. It’s both a delicious dish and a welcome change from the deep fried version served at many a restaurant. The branzino main course consisted of two large pieces of branzino, light broiled and served with kale. The branzino was cooked just enough to leave it moist and mouthwatering. I enjoyed my margarita pizza, a regular favorite for me. In addition, the price of an entrée is reasonable compared to some of the more expensive choices that offer food of a similar high quality.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We have been going to Rosemary's Thyme for a number of years. Reliable and consistently good Turkish soul food. Was delighted to see that they are listed on Open Table. Day of the wind storm was not a time to be outside, but window tables are quite nice. Borek, Manty, Shish and Bronzini reliably first rate.

Half-price wine bottles during happy hour are a nice incentive.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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2.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Great for brunch. The eggs Benedict were outstanding.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Perfect casual brunch. Enjoyed meal and staff great

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was great and the staff was sincere and helpful with their recommendations. I could eat the burrata dish every night. Good neighborhood environment. We'll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Great brunch for my wife's birthday. Pides, great coffee, and excellent jams. Love the convenient location, great corner location with lots of natural light and outdoor seating. One of our neighborhood favorites.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2017

Not polished enough for business dinner, would be okay for casual meeting of friends. Small plates were great, but desserts were terrible.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a GLO (Girls' lunch out). Wonderful!!! It was relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Eclectic, wide-ranging menu with a Mediterranean twist. Bottles of wine are half price during happy hour, 4-7 pm. Service was a bit spotty.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2017

Very nice service and amazing location with lots of opportunity to people watch and the food was good

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2017

Good food right down the street from where we were staying. Make sure you sit outside and enjoy the patio.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2017

Delicious, authentic Mediterranean fare. Greek and Middle Eastern influences. We shared several meze and entrees. The seared tuna, lamb kabobs, calamari and bronzini were stand-outs! We arrived during Happy Hour (before 7pm) and received 50% off our bottles of wine. Service was attentive. We enjoyed a relaxed dinner sharing many plates. Lots of vegetarian options too. A wonderful restaurant for small groups or family get-togethers.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2017

I went on an unseasonably warm Friday night in February- so the outside was open and it was great! Unfortunately, I think it may be why service was a bit slow.

Despite it being slow, Miguel was an excellent waiter. Helped with recommendations, and just all around great guy. Food was excellent, margaritas were...um... potent.

I'll definitely make a return trip on my next trip to DC.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2017

It's gone downhill since we first started going there. The dishes got smaller and we had to wait 45 minutes for our salad, which is served before the entree. They also said they had no cheese today, not sure how that's possible...

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Always love dining at Rosemary's!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2017

The Mediterranean Pide was excellent. It was my first and won't be my last. I was skeptical about the eggs on top but definitely get it! Our server was friendly and made us feel welcome and answered all of my questions.

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