After being told there was an hour and a half wait at Blue Ribbon and over an hour at al di la, a group of four of us went to Rosewater. We arrived at about 8:45 and told to return at 9:30, at which point our table was waiting for us. I recognized the very gracious host (owner?) from the Grand Army Greenmarket and the coop, which I thought was a good sign.
We split a meze plate between us, which was all quite good pita, hummous, feta, etc. We were all very pleased with our entrees: a beautiful Niman Ranch steak (I can't remember the cut), haddock two ways (smoked and grilled), chanterelle risotto, and I had braised pork belly. The menu was as seasonal as can be as all of the dishes were served with autumn veggies: delicata and kabocha (sp?) squashes, pumpkin, celery root, kale, jerusalem artichokes, etc.
Our waiter and the owner provided probably the most hospitable and knowledgeable service I have experienced in NYC. It is a place that I feel very comfortable dining at and is very much deserving of our busisness. Total came to about $140 including tip with two glasses of wine.