As the saying goes, everything old is new again. And today, Davis Square’s iconic Rosebud Diner was reborn as Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar. Serving up comfort food from around the country, with some global flavors folded in for fun, this laid back space comes to the square courtesy of the Alpine Restaurant Group, the same folks behind neighboring D-Square eateries The Painted Burro and Posto.
This sure-to-be hotspot is currently serving up dinner Monday through Sunday – otherwise known as daily – and lunch weekdays. A weekend brunch is also on the way. The menu, overseen by Chef/Partner John Delpha, includes down-home meals arranged by fun categories like “Share or Don’t” small bites, “Between the Sheets” sandwiches, and larger “Tasty Fried Goodness” plates. There’s also a nostalgia filled bar program with numerous barrel-aged cocktails including a privately selected Four Roses bourbon, numerous canned beers, and 20 or so brews on tap including a Belgium-style pale ale from local Night Shift Brewing.
Best of all, it’s apparently not just for the the oh-so-hipster-ville crowd. According to Joe Cassinelli, owner of the joint, “We’re looking to bring a casual restaurant to Davis Square where guests can be just as comfortable taking the kids in sweats after a soccer game as they are toasting the weekend with friends on a Saturday night.” Kids? Sweatpants? In a Somerville restaurant? How refreshing. (I’m being serious.)
Looking forward to checking it out…with the kid in tow.