Very Popular and Very Good
There’s rosemary and rue. These keep
Seeming and savor all the winter long.
Grace and remembrance be to you.
— William Shakespeare (“A Winter’s Tale,” Act 4, Scene 4)
The food at Rosemary’s is wonderful. It is a very popular place that does not take reservations. Arrive early or be prepared to wait, any where from 30 to 90 minutes to be seated.
A fabulous idea is the roof top garden, that is open for diners to tour. This fresh source of herbs and vegetables serves an environmental need: creating green space and using rain water.
Rosemary’s is named for owner restaurateur Carlos Suarez’s mother. The comfortable interior was styled by Dekar Design. Salvaged materials were used to transform a former card store, re-purposing vintage farm equipment for mirror frames, transforming floorboards of an old bicycle factory into tabletops and using lanterns from a municipal building in France for lighting.
Open Monday to Friday, Noon–4:30pm; 5pm–midnight; Saturday & Sunday 5pm–midnight
Favorite Dish The fresh pastas and focaccia with fresh rosemary, of course! There are 40 Italian wines for $40 per bottle or less, as well as a reserve list of more expensive bottles. There are plenty of wines by the glass.
Address 18 Greenwich Avenue, at the corner of West 10th Street
Directions Take subway trains A, C, E, B, D, F, or M to West Fourth St. Walk up Sixth Avenue (that is, with the traffic flow), turn onto Greenwich Avenue; walk to the corner of West 10th Street and Greenwich Avenue. Or ride the #1 to Christopher Street. Walk up Seventh Avenue South (that is, against the traffic flow) to West 10th Street. Turn right on West 10th Street; walk to the corner of West 10th Street and Greenwich Avenue.
Phone (212) 647-1818
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