The Owner

John Tucker opened Rose Water in August 2000 with the hope there was a hunger in the wilds of Brooklyn for a restaurant devoted to Seasonal American cooking with ingredients from regional family farms. Thankfully, that hunger did exist, and still does.

Our Chef

Chef Bret Macris comes to us from Southern California where he spent many years at LA’s famed Campanile as Chef de Cuisine. He shares our commitment to seasonality and sustainability, and it’s reflected in his cooking – he works at enhancing the flavors of the great products that he sources, making certain not to overwhelm them.