There’s something about (Rose)mary. Last fall, we dined at Rosemary’s in the West Village. We couldn’t be more excited that Casa Nela brought its Italian culinary expertise and opened one of the best restaurants in StuyTown. Like its sister restaurant, Rosemary’s East features delicious Italian food, spectacular cocktails as well as an extensive indoor and outdoor dining. We are excited to share our outdoor dining experience at Rosemary’s East, one of the best restaurants StuyTown.
Best Restaurants in StuyTown: Rosemary’s East
Rosemary’s East is located in StuyTown (Stuyvesant Town) on 20th Street and 1st Avenue. Rosemary’s, one of the best restaurants in StuyTown, is part of Casa Nela, a New York City hospitality company founded by Carlos Suarez. Like its West Village counterpart, Rosemary’s East is also adorned with a green and white tented section. Its sidewalk dining is quite big with electric heaters for the late fall to winter. Rosemary’s Pantry will offer take-out pasta, burrata, sauces and olive oil post the pandemic. The restaurant is open from Sunday to Thursday from 5PM to 10PM and Friday to Saturday from 4:30PM to 10PM.
Best Restaurants in StuyTown: What to Order to Drink at Rosemary’s East?
Forgive me for I have ginned. We started with a round of Aperitivi including: Pink Negroni, Please Don’t Tell and Frozato. Our favorite was the Negroni, a gin cocktail with Lillet Rosé, Carpano Bianco Crème de Fraise, Orange Bitters. If you like Frozen drinks, we highly recommend the Frozato.
Let the good times Aperol. If you like Aperol, try the Pink Don’t Tell. This cocktail has Rosé Prosecco, Gin, Aperol, Grapefruit and Tarragon.
Chardonnay or should I go. We also sipped on the Chardonnay, with paired nicely with our mains.
Best Restaurants in StuyTown: What to Order for Dinner at Rosemary’s East?
Rosemary’s East specializes in affordable farm to table Italian cooking. The menu resembles that of Rosemary’s West Village, with some modifications. We started with the Calamari Fritti, Dipalo’s Buratta and the Eggplant Caponata. These three appetizers were a good combination. Squid pro quo. The Calamari was perfectly fried and served with an herb aioli. The Burrata was a rich and creamy magical ball of goodness, served with cherry tomatoes and basil.
I love you so mush. We also ordered the Mushroom and Spinach Pizza, the Branzino and Linguine. Rosemary’s is known for its pizza, and this white pizza was delicious. The crust is perfectly crispy, and the white wine, cream, house made mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, parmigiano make for a perfect pie.
Because I’m all about that bass. The Branzino was served with Salsa Verde, Spring Pea Leaves and Baby Artichokes. The Linguine was our favorite and served with Picked Chili and Parmigiano. Nothing is impastable. We also ordered a side of Asparagus. This Asparagus was amazing. Definitely order it for the table and kick some asparagus.
For dessert, we shared the Lemon Ricotta Bombolini and the Olive Oil Cake. Our favorite was the Bombolini These Italian donuts were fried, coasted in sugar and filled with Nutella cream. The Olive Oil Cake was served with Blueberry Compote and Whipped Cream.
This year, dine at Rosemary’s East in StuyTown because the pasta-bilities are endless. Rosemary’s is also a Founding Member of Safe Eats, a restaurant association created to provide both restaurants and their guests with clarity about staying safe when dining out. So head over to Rosemary’s East for some of the best outdoor dining and restaurants in StuyTown. Trust us, you’ll love their Italian food. You can also check out our Outdoor Dining section for more NYC dining recommendations.
A lot of people believe Italian food is tasty because there are a lot of ingredients. But they don’t understand that the reason why it’s tasty is because there are less ingredients than in any other cuisine.Gino D’Acampo