Why Come Here? Affordable West Village hot spot, roof-to-table dining (sort of), rustic atmosphere
For those unfamiliar, Rosemary’s is a new Roof-To-Table dining hot spot in the West Village. Yes, they have a large garden on the roof which you can visit. And you’ll have plenty of time to visit it too while you’re waiting for your table. We arrived with a party of 3 on Monday a little after 6 PM and waited an hour and a half for a table, despite being told it would just be “a few minutes.” Luckily we were early enough to snag a seat at the bar, which was completely packed (including the standing tables) with a typical West Village crowd by 6:30.
Other than the frustrating waits, Rosemary’s has all the makings a go-to spot. The casual farmhouse atmosphere is charming, even while teaming with people. The menu is wine bar-esque, with a large selection of small plates and a few pastas and secondis. A decent sized wine list prices all bottles at a mere $40. Our server was very helpful in explaining the menu and setting us on course to order the right amount of food. And as a final treat there is a kumquat tree as you exit, where you can pick your own and eat it. Just be sure to let it ripen first, unless you’re looking for a sour patch kid, extra sour.
Here’s a rundown of my favorites from the menu. For more reviews and photos, please check out my DishEnvy page.