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Taps: 2 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
8125 W Sahara Ave
phone: (702) 869-2251
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Reviews by slander:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
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.
04-11-2007 16:09:15 |
More by slander
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
CLOSED July 2011.
Too bad, since it was a great place to match beer with great food.
Google the restaurant name and Las Vegas if you want to confirm the closing.
Rest of this post is filler (to meet BA requirement of 500 character minimum)...
09-21-2011 16:08:12 |
More by Yuiop
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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.
08-22-2010 00:06:46 |
More by alpineclimber
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This was the highlight of my recent trip to Las Vegas. Unassumingly located in a strip mall, this place proves the old adage to never judge a book by its cover.
As you enter, you will see a cozy bar. The larger than expected dining rooms are located behind the bar room.
They have a large and well thought out beer list with an emphasis on offerings from Belgium or their US counterparts. They list a short description of the beer and the ABV. This was the best beer list I encounter while in Vegas.
The food is fantastic. I started with a BBQ shrimp appetizer that was served over blue cheese coleslaw. I then had the wilted spinach salad and then had a perfectly seasoned and cooked prime rib eye. Desert was more beer and a yummy crème brule.
Note they suggest both wine & beer pairings on their menu.
Service was incredibly professional and the meal was well spaced.
Pricey but worth it!
I really recommend you try this place!
05-28-2009 19:58:13 |
More by Redrover
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$$
Located in a non descript strip mall. Inside though it is very nice, white linen table cloths. Pretty fancy. More of a restaurant than a bar. Bar has about 20 seats. Great happy hour special. Half price drinks and appetizers. A small but well thought out list of Belgian beers. Knowledgable staff. You can buy some discounted gift cards at costco, either locally or online $100 for just $80 that helps with the price, can be used for both beer and food. Awesome food. They do a fixed price dinner with either beer pairings or wine pairings. They also have really good bloddy marys-made with their own homemade tomato sauce for a change of pace.
04-03-2009 18:48:33 |
More by bigbelcher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$$
A- Restaurant is dimly lit. There is a food bar where you sit in front of the Chefs that are cooking... very cool. There is a bar right in the front.
Q- In terms of beer, they do things right. I was served an Orval in an Orval glass and a Chimay Red in a Chimay glass.
S- They offer 5 star service. They will make sure you are always pleased.
S- A very nice beer list, put together thoughtfully to pair with their food. Lots of European brews on here, only a handful of American.
F- I'd like to see anyone ever complain about their food. I had the 3 course prix fixe meal, filled me up and then some. I was sorry I couldn't finish my veal tenderloin.
V- It's one of the more expensive restaurants, but a great time anyway. For price references, a bottle of orval is $12 and I think the Rochefort 8 is the same. Chimay Red is around $10 or 12.
01-08-2009 02:16:24 |
More by MiScusi
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
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.
12-14-2008 14:21:09 |
More by Joe719
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Really great restaurant that gives good focus on quality beer. I consider Rosemary's to be one of the best restaurants in Vegas off the strip and I believe it has been voted the best restaurant off the strip by Vegas residents recently. They have a lot of Belgian or Belgian style beer and try to pair it up with the food which is pricey, but excellent. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the obvious upscale restaurant vibe. The food is certainly the focus here but they've done a good job offering good beer with it.
09-06-2008 14:44:04 |
More by hellomcfly
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$$
Stopped in here with my wife for a few beers and appetizers, based on other reviews and a desire to get off of the strip.
Great place overall. They really get the art of pairing great food and great beer, as an alternative to their excellent food/wine pairings. The atmosphere is an upscale restaurant (the prices reflect this) with a small bar area in the front. Service was friendly and inviting, we were underdressed so we headed for the bar. The attentive bartender said we would have been welcome in the dining area despite our casual attire.
The beer is Belgian focused, only 3 taps (Chimay, Blanche de Bruxells, and Muadite), with at least 20+ other quality Belgian/German bottles available in proper glassware.
Food was excellent but pricey. We had two "half plates" that averaged $13 each, but bread was included, and the bartender/chef gave us unsolicited complementary taste samples of an appetizer and desert.
Despite the high prices, if I were a local resident, I would probably be a regular customer, and that is the highest compliment I can give.
05-19-2008 06:31:31 |
More by Philby11111
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
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.
03-18-2008 16:18:09 |
More by belgiumking
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Rosemary's Restaurant in Las Vegas, NV