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Rose Water

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American, Contemporary
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787 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1210
+1 718-783-3800
17:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 15:00
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Rose Water has a charmingly green al fresco dining area but it was a tad warm to eat outside. Our meal was everything we were hoping to have. It was local food freshly prepared, NOT microwaved, boxed, off the truck. Heritage tomatoes, chilled corn and melon soup, roasted peaches and hazelnuts, chicken leg confit, pork loin with chanterelles and shishito... More 

Thank Andromedagalaxy
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went there for a sunday brunch and it is definitly a place to go. The scones were excellent, the iced tea was probably the best I tried during my stay in NYC.

Thank hdb001
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had a mini family get together here-- my husband and I met our sons here during a quick trip to the city. The tasting menu was excellent! Fresh ingredients and new tastes! One favorite was watermelon, tuna, and jalapeno! We stayed much longer than we meant to and had a great meal ands fun visit!

Thank K H
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This nice little restaurant has ok meals and was recommended by a local. Our food was ok and seems to be stuck in the past. i would say you'd like it 10 years ago but they haven't kept up with the fast changing foodie world of Brooklyn. There are plenty of other places to visit first. The service was the... More 

Thank hugosampson
The Hague, The Netherlands
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Better known perhaps for brunch this restaurant serves a fine dinner as well. Portions are un-American on the smaller side but very tasteful and pleasantly presented. Nice staff too, a good find in the neighborhood. Not a lot of seating so make reservations (our Yelp reservation didn't come through so maybe better call the restaurant in advance).

Thank travelblom
Oak Park, California
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224 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Rose Water on Union Avenue in Park Slope was our choice for dinner with our daughter and some Brooklyn friends. Rose Water is a tiny little place with a small kitchen just off the entryway. They offer a seasonal menu of locally sourced foods and everything was delicious. The wine list is one of those that is carefully chosen due... More 

Thank jameslockard
New York City, New York
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

We had a lovely, great value brunch at Rosewater. The food was hearty and flavoursome, with some interesting options, and the service was friendly and efficient. As with many places, they don't take reservations, so if you arrive at peak time on the weekend you can expect to queue.

Thank km22_12
Putney, Vermont
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I've dined her quite a few times of the last few years and have had lovely experiences but must say goodbye now. The menu features "small plates, medium plates, and large plates." One would expect the food on them conforms to the plate size, however my dinner was a mouse sized portion lost in the middle of a large plate:... More 

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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Loved it! It's very small so be prepared to wait for your brunch. Worth it! Cozy tables and covered porch area. All the standard brunch fare but done right, like if your friend the chef was cooking just for you. I got the chicken livers with egg and home fries. Generous portion and delicious. The bread basket with flavored butter... More 

Thank dianeargie
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

We got in before the long queue. Enjoyed everything we ate. Pear Bellini was the big hit. I had the scrambled eggs, my wife had a vegetarian option. Coffee ok. Juice fresh. Pricey but very good!

Thank Mm94464

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1210
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-783-3800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?