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Review of Rosemary & Sage

Rosemary & Sage
Ranked #29 of 83 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 1, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by a local. I was looking for a romantic spot where conversation and good food went together. We sat at the bar for a before dinner drink, but ended up sitting there for dinner as well. The calamari appetizer was a generous portion of a spicy mix of calamari rings and peppers in a lite sauce. Plenty for two. My date had grilled salmon and I had filet served with spinach over angel hair pasta. both dinners were top notch with fresh ingredients. Service was not rushed and unobtrusive. We'll return to try other menu items.

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Thank piperpug
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Usually Trip Advisor steers us in the right direction. While the restaurant has a lovely ambiance and upscale friendly waitstaff and owners the food is lacking. A few changes using quality ingredients and classical techniques of cooking will make a deserving 4 or even 5 star rating.
The Champagne sauce and Picatta sauces were thickened with cornstarch and I detected no richness from reduction or butter. The filet of sole and chicken were fried in reused or old vegetable oil. The roasted tomato and garlic soup tasted like a salty bowl of vodka sauce- inedible. The Parmesan cheese was thick shreds of hard tasteless cheese at first I thought I was eating cellophane noodles but then detected a hint of flavor. The salad dressing was too thick and acidic. Pasta served with one of our dishes was just boiled pasta without a hint of oil or butter?
Cutting corners to save money or using cornstarch for health reasons at home is one thing. But when you walk into a classy restaurant and pay high prices you expect fine dining.
Use butter, reduce sauces and cut down on the salt. Locals seem to dine here.

Thank montemarg
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Love this place. Always make sure we dine here when in the area. Used to live nearby, know Nancy, and are so happy Rosemary and Sage such a success.

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

In October, we went to Rosemary and Sage for dinner with friends. Our friends are both "foodies" and know good food when they have it. Well, one of them actually said "This is one of the best meals I have ever had!" We all felt the same way. And besides wonderful food, the service was above par. Especially of note was "Eilis," who made sure we always had our water glasses filled, our bread basket replenished, and took care of all our needs. Overall, a wonderful culinary experience - highly recommended.

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Thank Marialina D
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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

This ia an all around great restaurant frim food to wait staff...Eilis was a new young girl worming there...she was a pure GEM.

Thank Donald H
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