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Rosemary's Restaurant

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Rosemary's RestaurantRosemary's Restaurant
BA SCORE
99
world-class

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 5.11%
Taps: 2
Bottles: 50
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

8125 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89117-1986
United States
phone: (702) 869-2251
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Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%

2 days of obligatory work dinners leaves me concerned that I won't be able to do the voodoo that I do, well, you know, questionably. But I had a plan. It started with calling all involved to meet at the big horse in the lobby for 6:30, then upon walking outside, when the man says "How many?" I say "Four". Once safely inside, I confide in our cabbie our destination, 9.31 miles away, keep low, don't look back, the escape complete...

Coming off the interstate, it's a light after light after light after light long stretch down West Sahara Ave; a two lane each way road full of every fast food and chain restaurant you've heard of and not, plus porn and pawn shops galore. Very reminiscent of Westchester County's Central Park Avenue (minus the porn and pawn), Jay names this place "New Yonkers". The neighborhood dropped off quickly, "dodgy" I think the polite word is, and the naysayers started razzing me about "how trusting I should have been having found this restaurant on a beer website" and "whether they're going to find our bodies or not". It didn't help the cause that the restaurant itself is nestled in a strip mall. Seemingly not off to a good start but let me tell you, they gave me a rash of shit in the cab all the way here, but were apologizing by the time the apps were down.

There's an "L" shaped bar with a tower of two on the end seating a baker's dozen just inside the door, and a side room around the bend holding a half dozen+ tables and a wine room to the back back. The main dining area to the rear holds 20 tables of various sizes and shapes in a simple room. Yellow sponge painted wall uppers over gray border lowers with trim, vivid paintings, cloth fabric shapes over the drop lighting fixtures, an old beaten up corner cupboard serving piece, and a 6 seat counter looking in on the kitchen (Jay says "Sushi style bar", he might be right) to the rear with the same drop lighting and some small track spots,

2 taps (Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale & Chimay Cinq Cents), and 28 bottles; more than half of them Belgians (Orval, Piraat, Duvel, Rochefort 8, Saison DuPont, Tripel Karmeliet, Troubadour Obscura, Wittkerke, Westmalle Tripel, Poperings Hommel, 2 offerings from Chimay and 3 offerings from Lindemans), the other ½ a mix of Lagers (Celebrator Dopple, Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell, Stella, Schonramer Gold Fest) and Ales (Gavroche, Hopf Helle Weisse, EKU 28, La Fin Du Monde, Maudite, Samuel Smith Nut Brown, Weihenstephaner Hefe, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale). I started with a draft Firestone, then a Saison DuPont with dinner, and then a Rochefort 8 with dessert.

Tony took great care of us from the get go. I don't think I've ever been dealt such great service anywhere, ever. We were immediately served a free app, something, I don't know what, but wonderful. All the items on the menu have wine and beer recommendations, very nice. We all went with the price fixed 3 course meals (app, soup/salad, entrée, and/or dessert). I had the Hugo's Texas BBQ shrimp with Maytag Blue Cheese (crazy) slaw, Jay the wild mushroom gratin with jumbo lump crabmeat, and Jimmy and Bill the Foie Gras Freudenberger (which they both deemed "phenomenal"). For the entrée, we all had the Maytag Blue Cheese glazed New York Strip, which came with 2 strips of applewood crazy bacon on top. I had an excellent rice, bacon, black eyed pea and chive side. Really, the food was perfect. Hey, I get a dessert and that will be the cinnamon ice cream, and then Tony served us a gift dessert, being truffles, just awesome.

A truly humbling experience for my 3 partners in dinner crime after the way they were talking smack about me earlier. An absolutely, positively amazing dining experience here. I know this is going to be difficult for you, but you need to simply pick up your chips and walk away from the blackjack table (you were getting your clock cleaned anyway), leave the casino and get off the strip for dinner tonight, Rosemary's needs to be experienced.

slander, Apr 11, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of Yuiop
4.35/5  rDev -7.4%

CLOSED July 2011.

Too bad, since it was a great place to match beer with great food.

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Yuiop, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of alpineclimber
4.65/5  rDev -1.1%

I went to Rosemary's on a tip from Hoser.

The restaurant is located far from the strip in a suburban strip mall. Upon entering the restaurant we were shown to our table by a hostess and sat at the table by two servers, wow that is what you call service. The beer menu is very good for a higher end restaurant that one would expect to only see a good wine menu. The beer menu can be viewed from their website. I ordered the five course beer pairing menu. Every beer and food pairing was perfect. I believe that it was six ounces of beer for every course, which does not sound like a lot but once you go through five courses its definitely enough. The service is of military precision, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is excellent, the cuisine is very refined. Rosemary's is definitely not your meat and potatoes type of joint, I found the portions to be of perfect size. It's not a cheap restaurant but you definitely get what you pay for.

alpineclimber, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of Redrover
4.45/5  rDev -5.3%

This was the highlight of my recent trip to Las Vegas. Unassumingly located in a strip mall, this place proves the old adage to never judge a book by its cover.

As you enter, you will see a cozy bar. The larger than expected dining rooms are located behind the bar room.

They have a large and well thought out beer list with an emphasis on offerings from Belgium or their US counterparts. They list a short description of the beer and the ABV. This was the best beer list I encounter while in Vegas.
The food is fantastic. I started with a BBQ shrimp appetizer that was served over blue cheese coleslaw. I then had the wilted spinach salad and then had a perfectly seasoned and cooked prime rib eye. Desert was more beer and a yummy crème brule.

Note they suggest both wine & beer pairings on their menu.

Service was incredibly professional and the meal was well spaced.

Pricey but worth it!

I really recommend you try this place!

Redrover, May 28, 2009
Photo of bigbelcher
4.45/5  rDev -5.3%

Located in a non descript strip mall. Inside though it is very nice, white linen table cloths. Pretty fancy. More of a restaurant than a bar. Bar has about 20 seats. Great happy hour special. Half price drinks and appetizers. A small but well thought out list of Belgian beers. Knowledgable staff. You can buy some discounted gift cards at costco, either locally or online $100 for just $80 that helps with the price, can be used for both beer and food. Awesome food. They do a fixed price dinner with either beer pairings or wine pairings. They also have really good bloddy marys-made with their own homemade tomato sauce for a change of pace.

bigbelcher, Apr 03, 2009
Photo of MiScusi
4.7/5  rDev 0%

A- Restaurant is dimly lit. There is a food bar where you sit in front of the Chefs that are cooking... very cool. There is a bar right in the front.

Q- In terms of beer, they do things right. I was served an Orval in an Orval glass and a Chimay Red in a Chimay glass.

S- They offer 5 star service. They will make sure you are always pleased.

S- A very nice beer list, put together thoughtfully to pair with their food. Lots of European brews on here, only a handful of American.

F- I'd like to see anyone ever complain about their food. I had the 3 course prix fixe meal, filled me up and then some. I was sorry I couldn't finish my veal tenderloin.

V- It's one of the more expensive restaurants, but a great time anyway. For price references, a bottle of orval is $12 and I think the Rochefort 8 is the same. Chimay Red is around $10 or 12.

MiScusi, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of Joe719
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%

A very expensive cab from the strip delivered us to this restaurant located in a small strip shopping center. We had reservations (a must) but arrived early and sat at the bar. I had a
Popperings Hommel Ale and my wife had a Manhattan. The bar tender was attentive and pleasant and was handling a full bar and lounge very easily. We were moved to our table and had 2 very helpful waiters, both top notch. Dinner was excellent with a pairing of 2 appetizers and the suggested Schoenramer pils then a fillet of beef with a great Cabernet. My wife had a fish from the evening specials and enjoyed her wine pairing as well. Desert and coffee then they arranged for a cab back to the hotel. We were able to share the appetizers, salad, and desert. It was Wednesday which is lady's night so her meal was discounted as well. A great evening for us both.

Joe719, Dec 14, 2008
Photo of hellomcfly
4.7/5  rDev 0%

Really great restaurant that gives good focus on quality beer. I consider Rosemary's to be one of the best restaurants in Vegas off the strip and I believe it has been voted the best restaurant off the strip by Vegas residents recently. They have a lot of Belgian or Belgian style beer and try to pair it up with the food which is pricey, but excellent. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the obvious upscale restaurant vibe. The food is certainly the focus here but they've done a good job offering good beer with it.

hellomcfly, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of Philby11111
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Stopped in here with my wife for a few beers and appetizers, based on other reviews and a desire to get off of the strip.

Great place overall. They really get the art of pairing great food and great beer, as an alternative to their excellent food/wine pairings. The atmosphere is an upscale restaurant (the prices reflect this) with a small bar area in the front. Service was friendly and inviting, we were underdressed so we headed for the bar. The attentive bartender said we would have been welcome in the dining area despite our casual attire.

The beer is Belgian focused, only 3 taps (Chimay, Blanche de Bruxells, and Muadite), with at least 20+ other quality Belgian/German bottles available in proper glassware.

Food was excellent but pricey. We had two "half plates" that averaged $13 each, but bread was included, and the bartender/chef gave us unsolicited complementary taste samples of an appetizer and desert.

Despite the high prices, if I were a local resident, I would probably be a regular customer, and that is the highest compliment I can give.

Philby11111, May 19, 2008
Photo of belgiumking
5/5  rDev +6.4%

Owners Michael and Wendy Jordon have a goldmine here that is largely undiscovered by the traveler to Vegas, but well known to the locals.

It is far enough from the strip that most conventioneers don't go there, which can be good if you are weary from the show floor.

I consider this to be one of the best restaurants in the U.S., definately the best in Vegas. Excellent food, always changing menu, beer infused dishes and beer paired diners (wine also). Head beer (and wine) guru Mike Shetler knows his beers and will lead you down the beer trail during your dinner.

I have eaten here over a dozen times and every time is an excellent experience. I recommend everything on the menu; but always enjoy the beer infused dishes paired with the recommended beers.

Enjoy!

belgiumking, Mar 18, 2008
Photo of riored4v
4.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Went here for a birthday dinner and ended up leaving extremely impressed.

We made reservations and once we arrived we were immediately seated. Servers and hostess were extremely friendly.

The appearance of the restaurant from the outside isn't all that impressive and the inside is nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. Seating is kinda tight, but it's still a very nice place and worthy of the high costs. These are the only reasons I gaive it a 4 on "atmosphere".

The staff was on top of everything. We were constantly waited on, cleaned up after, made sure everything was fine, etc etc. Was a nice change of pace.

Food was top notch. For $55 they offered a prixe-fix Dinner that was well worth the money. They gave us a little extra side since it was my birthday.

Beer selection was great. Very cool how they pair meals with beers, and the beers pair very well. I paired my Dinner (scallops) with their recommended La Fin Du Monde. Went together perfectly. They also serve all their beers in their appropriate glassware.

Overall, I would highly recommend this place to check out atleast once. For 2 of us, with drinks it was around $200, so be prepared to spend money. Very very worth it though.

riored4v, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of rousee
4.05/5  rDev -13.8%

This is another one of these places out on Sahara --pretty far from the strip. If you are staying on the strip and try to take a cab here its gonna set you back at least $35 each way. I always like to rent a car when I go to Las Vegas because it allows me the opportunity to get off the strip and check out a fine establishment like this.

Rosemary's, as the name would suggest, is much more of a restaurant than a beer bar but they really give beer its due here and it shares equal billing with the wine as far as matching up with the cuisine, etc. The decor is nothing too fancy--just kind of contemporary looking with soft colors. There is a bar area when you first walk in and then the dining room in the back.

I got a Gavroche--which I had never tried before and it was quite good and fresh tasting. You can check their web site if you'd like to see what else they have available beer-wise. I believe they do keep their website pretty current. The food was excellent and worthy of all the praise they have received over the years. We went for lunch at about 1:30pm and I gotta say--unless you want to take 90 minutes + for your dining experience --do not order the prix fixe lunch or dinner. We did and while it was all good and everything it took 2 hours to get out of here (for lunch!!) And the thing is--I cant fault the service at all. The guy was good and everything came out as it was ready--it just took forever to finish the whole experience.

So yes I enjoyed Rosemary's and would try it again but I will make sure that I tell them next time that I would like to get out of there within 60-75 minutes as 2 hours was just far too long for lunch.

rousee, Nov 05, 2007
Photo of frazbri
4.75/5  rDev +1.1%

My brother & I dined at Rosemary's on our most recent Vegas trip. The experience was well worth the trip. If you are a tourist and haven't rented a car, note that it's a $20+ cab ride from the center of the strip.

We arrived a few minutes early for our dinner reservation and sat at the bar. There were only two tap choices, Firestone Walker Double Barrel and Chimay Grand Reserve. The bottle list was slanted heavily towards Belgium, so don't expect many hop bombs. Proper glassware was used for all thier beers. Our table was ready before, we could finish our beers.

The dinner menu offers prix fixe meals and an option of the chef's five course tasting menu. Every menu item lists pairings for both beer and wine. Service was beyond great. Nothing seemed hurried, but anything we wanted was always there. I won't bore you with all the details, but will say I had one of the best meals of my life.

This is a fantasic choice for fine dining. The addition of good beer just enhances an already excellent meal. There is no doubt I would eat here again.

frazbri, Jan 29, 2007
Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.7/5  rDev 0%

I tried this place directly off of BeerFly. I got online and saw that you needed to make a reservation. I logged into the website and asked for an 8PM reservation and it came back as only having an 8:45 available. This place is obviously popular...so I made my reservation. I got my confirmation e-mail as well as a phone call the morning of my reservation.

It looked like a little bitty place from the outside nestled in a strip center. The picture on this site really looks like it. It is really nice on the inside, and I probably should have paid more attention to the decor than I was the beer menu. I got there early, so I had a drink at the bar which is just inside the door. They only had two taps, but they were good beers. They had Chimay Tripel (White) and a Firestone Double Barrel. I tried the Firestone, and was really pleased by the fact that the guy who served me talked about the process that the brewery uses to make the beer. I was able to have a nice conversation with him about that beer, as well, he showed me a Firestone 10 which was an anniversary beer they put out.

This place was great! I got to my table which was only one of like 20 in the little part of the restaurant I was in. I believe that there was a small other room off to the side. I was talking with my server about the recommended beer selections that were on the menu, and she was getting a bit lost on what they had and how to pair it with, so she brought the manager over. This was the guy who poured me the beer while I was at the bar, and it turns out the he is BJCP certified! He made some really informed recommendations as to which beers to have with each course of the meal, and they all went very well. He took my order personally and then the rest of the crew took care of the rest. They were all participating in the whole experience. I could hardly put a plate down on my table before they picked it up. The service was outstanding!

I am allergic to sea food, so the choices were a bit limited for me unfortunately. The New York Strip I ordered, though, came out incredible. Especially with the rare Firestone beer I had.

Overall, I would absolutely go back here. This is probably one of the most overall gratifying restaurant I have been to in a long time.

SkeeterHawk, Jan 17, 2007
Photo of atigerlife
4.85/5  rDev +3.2%

After going to this place, I really had to wonder why all nice restaurants don't try and match their food with beer. This place obviously treats beer with as much respect as wine, and for that it has my respect [and my money...I will go back every time I visit LV].

Place is easy to find and only about a 15 minute drive from the strip. Had to wait about 10 minutes after our reservation time for a table, but no big deal.

The atmosphere was too busy and noisy for a high end restaurant. Most importantly, our table was much too close to the other tables. It made it impossible to avoid the conversations of the people next to us. I understand it is a small place, but for a high end restaurant the atmosphere could be more relaxing.

Service was excellent. The waiter and the "bus boy" [I'm sure he wasn't, but not sure of his title] were very informative and responsive. The bus boy was in constant motion and quickly met our ever need. Obviously, this place puts a premium on service and has a very well trained staff.

While the beer selection is not huge, it is huge for a high end restaurant. One page of Belgians and another page of various brews. Menu lists a beer selection with each item, very nice. I went with a Hopf Helle Weise with the appetizers of BBQ Shrimp and the Carpaccio [not the menu selection, but I felt like drinking a Weise]. Both appetizers were excellent. For the main menu, I had the veal and the recommended Sam Smith's Nut Brown. Perfect match. My wife had the Crispy Bass, which had a very salty sauce [only negative].

Price fix menu was $48. Chef also sends out a free sample of something for appetizer and dessert, a very nice touch. Also, the beer was poured in the beer's glass and poured perfectly.

Overall, the best place I have ever been that combines excellent food with excellent beer. Truly, the only high end restaurant I know of that gives beer the respect it deserves. I highly recommend going to Rosemary's. You won't be dissapointed.

atigerlife, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of Gavage
5/5  rDev +6.4%

I am leaving my original review at the end since my comments are still relevant in 2006. This place continues to win awards for Best in Vegas for food. The menu still places an appropriate wine or beer selection for each dish. More interestingly, the Chef's tasting menu clearly stated $120 if you wish to include wine with each dish, or $90 for beer to be inlcuded. I have never seen a Chef''s tasting menu even consider beer, let alone state a seperate price for it !

The beer list continues to grow, as there are a few Weihenstephaner selections and some different Belgians from the list below. All beer is served in appropriate logo'd glassware. You will get discounts for happy hour on the beers while sitting at the bar.

The interior of the restaurant is relaxing, and the service is phenominal. The food continues to blow away over-rated Strip restaurants. The three course meal is now $44.95, up from the $39.99 on my last visit. The homemade breads are killer (white-chocolate this time around).

I consider this to be the best beer-friendly restaurant in the country. You must visit.

**Original review 2003
This is one of Las Vegas' best restaurants by far and I visit it every time I am in Vegas. They have received numerous awards. Not cheap, but this is some of the most flavorful food you'll ever eat. What makes this a high ranking is the fact the menu is written with both wine and beer pairings, and we mean good beers here - Tripel Karmeleit, Chimay, Maudite, Blanche de Chambly, Celebrator Dubblebock, Hennepin, etc. This is an upscale restaurant that has an open kitchen to look into. Business casual attire suggested.

The beer is served in matching logo'd glassware, so you are getting the approriate glass for the style. The servers also ask if they may pour the beer upon arrival, and they take care in pouring the beer correctly. The guy named Chris (wearing a nice suit and not a bartender) in this restaurant is the beer version of the sommelier. He came to the table to discuss some of the other beer offerings after seeing me drinking a Tripel Karmeleit and asked if I was pairing the beer as suggested. Never had this service at a restaurant before.

The food is to die for. They have a new 3 courses for $39.99 which includes a choice from appetizers, soup/salad, entree and dessert. It basically gives you a free dessert matching the prices on the menu on a single basis. The cheapest entree is $17.99 and the highest (Bison steak) was $39.99. Signature dishes like Hugo BBQ Shrimp are great. If you like blue cheese, they use the best - Maytag blue cheese.

Gavage, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.83/5  rDev +2.8%

For those of us who long for a beer selection commiserate with the high quality of a 5-star meal, Rosemary's is nirvana.

I knew I was in for a treat when I passed the Chimay tap at the bar on the way to our table. The experience contiuned when I opened the menu to find not only wine pairings with each menu item, but beer pairings as well. As for the beers, they had a selection of about 10 Belgians (Chimay, Duvel, Westmalle, Orval), a few Unibroues, and a good selection of west coast microbrews.

The food is impeccable - if any menu items mentions the maytag blue cheese - order it. My wife has the roasted veal tenderloin infused with a healthy amout of garlic, I had the Sesame-encrusted salmon.

This is about a 6 mile drive off the strip - but well worth the trip to get away from the overpriced "celebrity-chef" haunts at the casinos where BA's would be forced in to drinking Heineken with their meals.

Also, they have a 3-course price-fix menu for $39.99 - a bargain for such a quality meal.

Rosemary's definitely deserves BA's patronage.

SunDevilBeer, Aug 15, 2005
Photo of bassoonoflunacy
4.88/5  rDev +3.8%

The emphasis here is on food and it does not disappoint. We ordered a menu of five courses with a beer pairing for each course. All the courses were very good and some were the best I've had. My favorite, I think, was the BBQ shrimp with cole slaw and blue cheese.

I was a little skeptical of the beer pairings at first, but they really did work well with each course. I experimented by trying some out of order and there really is a difference. With each new beer, the self-described resident beer geek, Mike S, told us a little about the brewer and beer type and had lots of great trivia. The beers: New Belgium Bier de Mars, Duvel, Maudite, Celebrator and an aged Gouden Carolus Noel for dessert. The last was particularly good. I'm sure that the assortment of desserts that it was paired with were very fine as well but the beer was so fantastic that it is all I remember.

This is a foodie's paradise. They have courtside seats right next to the kitchen. We watched as they prepared our food and scrambled to prepare a big order. The chef (Michael Jordan) and the extremely skilled staff were very friendly and were pleased to have an audience.

Look forward to going there again on our next trip to Las Vegas.

bassoonoflunacy, Jun 03, 2005
Rosemary's Restaurant in Las Vegas, NV
99 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.