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Rose Water

$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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787 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215-1210
+1 718-783-3800
17:30 - 22:00
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small local restaurant in Park Slope with superlative tasting food. The portions are small by American standards, but perfect for a multi-course meal. All four diners cleared starters and mains without a scrap left on the plate. Those who had dessert also ate everything put in front of them. Highly recommended for that special dinner.

Thank Daniel O
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you're looking for a great brunch, look no further than Rose Water. From enjoying the cozy space to the last sip of your coffee, this place delivers every single time. I like to enjoy the afternoon having some coffee, enjoying a great assortment of homemade breads and spreads. They have made this a possibility and all I have to... More 

Thank PieceofPiee
The Hague, The Netherlands
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189 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It is smaller than you think so you want to make a reservation. The food is good and elegant and a nice sort of European quantity, no doggy bags needed. We've been here a couple of times and the quality is consistently high. Weekend brunches are overcrowded, we've only been for dinner.

Thank travelblom
Annapolis, MD
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240 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Although Rose Water had been in Park Slope for decades we only recently tried it for weekend brunch. One very appealing factor is they open early which accommodates the early risers in our family and gets us ahead of the rush. On the two occasions we dined there we just about tried everything on the menu and it all was... More 

Thank napman
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The wait might put you off but it's worth it! Had the lamb chilli followed by pancakes, both brilliantly done, well presented and yum! Portion sizes are European, so little goes to waste! Do recommend and will visit again when in Brooklyn.

Thank Kubair A S
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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189 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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?