At Rosewood Café in Tacoma’s Proctor District, the floor-to-ceiling, accordion-style windows have been pushed aside, tables have been rolled out onto the wide sidewalk, colorful umbrellas have popped up, and pots of flowers announce spring’s arrival. Whether you sit inside the charming restaurant, or outside, the vibe is the same — relaxed, friendly, and inviting.
One of the most popular ways to start a meal here is to order the warmed brie appetizer, a crusty baguette served with a creamy wedge of warmed brie that’s been slathered with honey, a touch of white balsamic vinegar, and toasted pecans — then nestled on a plate with fresh fruit. Next, the black sesame chicken spinach salad is a good choice for a light lunch, accompanied by a refreshing glass of wine or one of Rosewood’s selection of microbrews or ciders. If you’re looking for more hearty fare, try the spicy Alfredo shrimp pasta or the pulled pork, smothered in a tangy barbecue sauce on a brioche bun, accompanied by a spicy coleslaw. rosewoodcafe.com