Located at 116 South Main Street, in the heart of downtown Lombard is the simplest of all types of home architecture and the most distinctive, a white Colonial style house. “To be true to precedent, the floor plan of this beautifully built 1920’s Colonial is rectangular and the rooms square, traditionally, this house cannot help but be dignified, genial, beautiful and it is a proven home with lasting appeal”. Known as The Alice Gray House by the Lombard Historical Society, this home’s most recent use was The Lombardian Newspaper Staff offices.
A Public House is a place for friends and neighbors to gather to enjoy good food, libations and company. This house is now a Public House!
ROSEMARY and JEANS is a family friendly restaurant with a space and a menu for everyone. It is accessible, with bike racks and a parking lot and just steps away from the Metra station, Lilacia Park and The Library.
As you enter to the left there are three separate dining rooms that flow beautifully together with sunlight and warmth -The Parlor, The Back Room and The Porch. The Pub is a small space to the right where cocktails and cold beers are poured. The wine selection has been thoughtfully chosen and customized to meet our regular guests’ expectations. A large single stall bathroom with infant changing table is also accessible through this space.
Upstairs you will find meeting and gathering spaces! That’s right, downtown Lombard’s first restaurant to offer dedicated PRIVATE rooms to host your next event. The Lounge has a small Pub style bar space and comfortable lounge seating to accommodate groups of 10 – 20 people. The beautiful glass door can be closed for maximum peacefulness and privacy for your group. But wait! There’s more! There is an outdoor deck off this room where on a beautiful day you can dine privately, al fresco.
Just on the other side of the second-floor landing is an open space that is so versatile, you can host your company luncheons, your bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, sports team dinners and birthday parties. We estimate that this space can accommodate up to 40 people. COMBINE both rooms for a larger private event! There are 2 bathrooms on this floor. And finally, there a true outdoor dining area that wraps around the south side of the building.
We are Matt and Tracy Nelson. Matt grew up in Lombard with his parents and four siblings. Jean Nelson, Matt’s mom recently celebrated 50 years living here in our fantastic town. She is grateful every day that she lives here in Lombard and we are too! Tracy Nelson was raised on the Northwest side of Chicago, where the love and experience of great food was passed down from her grandfather, Attilio Panattoni to her father, Eugene. Eugene was in sales but had the dream of opening his own restaurant someday. He spent countless hours writing recipes and menus with hopes to some day make that dream a reality. Tracy has been in the food service industry since she was 15 years old and has worked in restaurants in Arizona and downtown Chicago as a server, a bartender, a manager and general manager. Matt and Tracy cannot think of a better place to make Tracy’s late father’s dream come true. This restaurant is a tribute to our families and it couldn’t be more fitting that it is in a house. We welcome you and your families to our house!
We are located steps from Historical LILACIA PARK in Lombard