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About Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

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.

1801 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish

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

Cross Street:
18 & S

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 332-3200

Website:
http://www.rosemarysthyme.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Dupont Circle Metro-North Exit

Executive Chef:
Erdogan Dogu

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.

Private Party Contact:
Mumtaz Durmus: (202) 332-3200

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

Rosemary's Thyme Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
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Good for a Date (5)
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Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Business Meals (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Toronto)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·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

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vip
 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New England)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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!!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·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.

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vip
 (Savannah)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great for brunch. The eggs Benedict were outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Perfect casual brunch. Enjoyed meal and staff great

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always love dining at Rosemary's!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2017

I love this restaurant and have been here many times. The menu is full of diverse and fresh offerings. Everything is reliably delicious. The service is wonderful. If you are in the neighborhood, this is a great place to grab a meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2016

The ambience was especially lovely for us, not only because the place is so attractive and the food delicious, but because when I asked for a quiet space, the large back room which is often used for private parties was opened for us even though there were only three of us. It was so quiet, and we could talk easily. The restaurant had to turn the heat on in the room for us, so they really went out of their way to make us comfortable. They were 1005 accommodating.
We'll be back!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Cozy, friendly, low key. Service, ambience, value get five stars, food four--Turkish cuisine works perfectly in a bistro setting. My one complaint is that salads tend to be overdressed, ingredients in certain dishes don't always marry. Still a wonderful place to spend an hour or so with your significant other.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2016

One of my favorite spots for a dependably good meal and friendly service! Great neighborhood dining without the noise and crowds!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Straightforward Mediterranean Turkish restaurant. The menu is classic Turkish-that is, very unusual for folks from the Midwest. The dishes were great, the happy hour wine special is unbeatable, and we have been there at least once a year for four years. For me it is worth the trip. By the way: If you order one main dish and one salad or appetizer for 6 people, you will have ordered far too much food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2016

very friendly staff who gave good recommendations for dining. Also, they did not push us at all

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Good outdoor seating that allows dogs. Yummy pasta and salads.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2016

A very solid dinner. Have been coming here for years, usually able to snag a table, even on a busy weekend night. Good service and pretty standard but good mediterranean food. Cheap cocktails are a plus, as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Dinner with family from out-of-state. The meal was delicious. The server was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The food and wait staff had all the positive distinguishing qualities valued in Europe.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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