Rosemary's Thyme Bistro

4.5
493 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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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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 493 People Are Saying
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JN
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

It wouldn't take much to make the food good, but that shortfall in effort makes a big difference.

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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mediterranean food, with friendly service!

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m
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite, go to places. Quiet and casual setting. Always friendly and prompt service staff.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff were friendly and accommodating. The salad was fresh and home made dressing was tasty. The entrees were amazing--shrimp entree and best spinach raviolo ever. Too full for dessert.

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HV
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was perhaps my 11th visit to Rosemary's Thyme. It is a premier place to take Hawaii's Congressional Interns with a guest speaker. The food is very different from that which we experience in Hawaii. The ambiance is perfect for our group. I plan to be back every year!

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P
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It calls itself a neighborhood bistro and .... it is!.. I found two dishes worth asking for the recipe - lentil soup and hummus - both of which showed an appreciative use of lemon to accent the food. The remainder of our orders shrimp and pizza were from a well-informed kitchen. A nicely done coffee-chocolate flan for dessert. Pizza crust was a little thinker than I like, but nicely cooked and good flavored ingredients. Wine was fairly priced with decent mid-range options. Our server was sweet and attentive.

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RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a great option for an informal Sunday brunch in Dupont. The food was tasty and the service very quick.

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SC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner at RT. The service was outstanding and the waiter went out of his way to help us order from the Happy Hour menu as it ends at 7 PM and we arrived at 6:45. House cocktail menu is unique and refined. Tapas and dinner menu items were outstanding and well worth the price. I will be back again.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I recently had brunch there on a Sunday morning. The place was quiet and relaxed, which was pleasant and allowed for having a conversation. We sat at a table by the large windows. Food was good and simple. Service was excellent. It wasn't too pricey.

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i
Miami
82 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. We were seven and each plate was delicious. Ingredients very well balanced, good wine at great prices. Service was great and conscious of allergies.

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoying the brunch or dinner at rosemary . Aylin is great as always with her service . Friendly customer service and great food.

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A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Has a reasonably priced and varied menu. All that we chose was prepared well. We opted to sit indoors unlike most of the patrons the evening we went, so we had the indoor seating area largely to ourselves. Conversation was easy under the circumstances, but that may not be indicative of what one might encounter if most of the diners were indoors. The staff was attentive and seemed eager to please. We will return without hesitation.

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P
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great atmosphere. You fell welcome. Tonight I had the bronzno with arugula. The fish was grilled and very flavorful. My colleague had blackened salmon on the Med salad. He said it was prepared very well, with good blackened spice. A very good meal for a good value in this neighborhood gem.

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KS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Rosemary’s for a bachelorette party. The staff was incredible, especially our server Eileen! We sat outside and enjoyed the neighborhood. The food was fresh and perfectly portioned. I loved the artichoke and mushroom pizza. We will be back!!

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SJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, delicious food. I had not eaten here in years and will definitely return for their tasty lamb and fish dishes.

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KG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for a Sunday brunch. It was very quiet and we got a nice outdoor table. The food was yummy. I had the Spinach Borek which was delicious and came with spicy breakfast potatoes and fruit. Others in my party had traditional eggs, meat and toast and were pleased with their choices. Attentive waiter and good coffee

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AL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Would definitely recommwnd it. Very casual, great service and the food was amazing!

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D
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed sitting by the window and the view outside. A delicious Sunday brunch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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r
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was attentive but not overly intrusive. Would recommend for anyone looking for a quick bite of the familiar prepared with an interesting twist.

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SH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the restaurant because they would let us dine with our dogs.

We sat on the patio, it was perfect! A beautiful DC evening.

Our food and our waiter were excellent.

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MH
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

College graduation

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TO
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were very lucky to have a large table available to us at Rosemary's Thyme: the wait staff handled our large party very well. I would definitely come back.

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s
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this cute restaurant and decided to try it on Mother's Day since there was availability! Delicious! The service was great and the food was delicious! My wife even ordered off the menu and the chef was able to accommodate her request. The serving size was just right and the food was well-prepared. We will return to this restaurant on one of our next trips to DC. Make sure to try the bruschetta duo! Reminded me of Italy for sure!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for friends to catch up, have a great meal, and people watch!!

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service, loved the dessert!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Man this place is amazing I’m not gonna tell you anything else because you don’t need to know anything else. If you like stuff on the menu it tastes good I don’t know what to tell you stop reading and just go already you coward

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KE
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It had been a while since we had been to this former fave neighborhood restaurant. We were very happy to see the new updates, decor and the food and service were excellent. We'll definitely be back again soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot. Food was delicious. Service was friendly. Ambiance on the outdoor patio was very pleasant.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were top notch

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Z
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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LM
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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LW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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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SH
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was sub par

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The ingredients were not fresh!

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RT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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CS
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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RA
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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