I have heard mixed reviews for the recently opened Rosemary's restaurant and I decided I had to go check it out for myself. It has the same rustic countryside feel of their sister restaurant Bobo with exposed brick and many of their dishes served on wooden boards. What I love about this location is their beautiful exposed kitchen and their rooftop garden where they grow fresh vegetables and herbs. This factor really enhanced the experience of the fare, for as far as freshness goes, it doesn't get any better then that!
It was a really hot, humid and rainy day in the city this day and our appetites unfortunately did not lean toward their pasta or panini. The foccacia was recommend to us so we gave it a shot. It was a bit doughy, although the mozzarella and tomato were very fresh. I highly recommend the octopus! It's a stand out dish served in an interesting presentation, complimented by a sun-dried tomato and hazelnut gardiniere.
As for the service, we were well taken care of with our food served timely and I have to say their prices were very modest for a place like this in the West Village!
Rosemary's Enoteca and Trattoria is an enjoyable experience and even though is not ground breaking, I would recommend trying it at least once.
|Foccace Caprese $7|
|Beets with dandelions and hazelnuts $5|
|Radishes with butter, salt and thyme $5|
|Eggplant Caponata $5|
18 Greenwich Avenue
Serves Lunch & Dinner