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Jul 28, 2008 06:08 AM

Rosemary's Las Vegas

How difficult is it to get to Rosemary's if you are staying on the strip without a car? Is it just a short cab ride?

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  1. The most difficult part of the process is waiting in the cab line at whichever hotel you are staying! It's about a 15 minute ride, depending upon traffic. The staff at Rosemary's will call for a cab to pick you up when you're finished with a dynamite dinner there.

    1. With the recent increase in cab fare approved by the Taxicab Authority, plan on spending about $40, without tip, each way.

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      1. re: Eric

        Okay...I'll probably cross it off the list at this point.

        1. re: Janet from Richmond

          I think it would take quite a bit longer than 15 minutes to and fro; Rosemary's is a good ways from the strip. At about the same price point, you might think about Bouchon in the Venetian....

          1. re: Janet from Richmond

            Don't give up just yet. You can take the bus and get dropped off right at the strip mall.

        2. Pardon my cynicism, but why Rosemary's? We were there for lunch the one and only time two summers ago and found it only mediocre. Perhaps we are spoiled. If you go and enjoy it, please tell us what you ordered.

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          1. re: grantham

            I've also eaten there only once, but enjoyed it a bit more than you did. I thought the food was very good, and at a very reasonable price. However, to me Rosemary's is more of an interesting historical note than anything else.

            Less than a decade ago, Las Vegas was a restaurant wasteland. Rosemary's was one of the few bright spots, and undoubtedly deserved all the acclaim it got. It was a big fish in a small pond. In the last few years, dozens of very good restaurants have opened. I'd now place Rosemary's somewhere below my top 20. I suspect it's as good as ever, but as a tourist it's not worth the long trip.

            I don't mean to sound unduly harsh. Rosemary's deserves the credit it's gotten, its prices are relatively low, and it's one of few such places that exist off the Strip. If I lived on the west side of town, Rosemary's would probably be a regular haunt.

          2. You can rent a car in Las Vegas pretty cheaply for one day....less than the round trip cab fare.

            Even with all the new "celebrity chef" restaurants in Las Vegas, I still think Rosemary's is notable. They have excellent food, great service, an attractive dining atmosphere....and you don't have to take out a second mortgage.

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            1. re: JoeyH

              Good call on the rent car. Less than cab fare 1-way. Plan a day exploring and shopping out west, and finish it off with a great meal at a great hang with great service.

              1. re: JoeyH

                Rent a car to go to Rosemary's? It's good but....

                Larry summed it up well. It's a good option if you are in the area or if you are a local trying to avoid the strip.

                There are so many amazing choices in Vegas though. For a visitor to Vegas, I can't imagine going to back to Rosemary's at the expense of trying something new. Actually, some of us come to Vegas more than willing to drop some cash on memorable dining experiences. I'm looking into a 2nd mortgage for my trip in December.

                1. re: climberdoc

                  So -- now i'm second guessing whether I should keep Rosemary's on my list of places to eat in Vegas........ We will have a car anyway, so is it worth the trip or not????? And if so, is it better to go for lunch or dinner???

                  1. re: lorishea87

                    If you have wheels you would be a fool not to take in at least one meal at Rosemary's. Go for lunch... the prix fixe is arguably the best fine meal deal going. Go early in your trip as chances are good after experiencing a meal and reading the rest of the menu you'll want to return for dinner.

                  2. re: climberdoc

                    I would not rent a car to specifically go to Rosemary's, but that is because I drive to Las Vegas. :D

                    A rent car will be about $35 or $40 for a day. A worthwhile investment to get the hell away from the Strip and check out all that is going on out west. There's more than enough to keep one busy all day, and Rosemary's would be the obvious choice for dinner on the way back into town. And even if Rosemary's was the sole destination, you'll still spend less including the car tab than at one of the name places on the strip, and chances are you will have a much better overall experience.

                    1. re: ThaGroovinGourmet

                      I've gone to Rosemary's two or three times a year, just about every time I get to Las Vegas, and have yet to be disappointed. The joint offers the best value in town, with an imaginative menu, deft execution and superb service - and has been doing so since it opened. To me, consistency is important. When I'm popping $150 or so (with wine) for dinner for two, I'm not prepared to excuse the occasional off-day, and in my experience Rosemary's doesn't seem to have any. The only problem for visitors is getting to its distant location in the west end. But it's no problem for me because I always rent a car, the better to get around town while avoiding The Strip and its mostly overpriced restos. And this time of year, you can rent for less than $20 a day for a compact car, including all the punishing extra charges. I find Alamo and Dollar invariably seem to offer the best rates on their websites.

                      1. re: juno

                        I totally concur, juno.

                        The Strip is always a crapshoot. Rosemary's rarely if ever disappoints.

                2. does it matter if you go to Rosemary's for lunch vs. dinner????

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                  1. re: SUNTAB

                    Both! Go here & print lunch promo & $25 off dinner coupons. And go hungry.

                    1. re: vegasjlt

                      would it be too much for one day to do Rosemary's for lunch when they opened at 11:30 then Craftsteak for dinner around 9???? Also,is there anything else to do over by Rosemary's --- we'll have about an hour to kill before our reservation.

                      1. re: lorishea87

                        That's probably enough time between meals. But, Rosemary's gives you plenty of good food. The 3 course lunch is such a great deal that's probably what you will end up doing. Red Rock canyon is fairly close 20 mins? You can do a quick scenic drive & back ($5 fee for offical scenic drive or just check it out from SR159