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Rowhouse Restaurant

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American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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515 Van Buren, Topeka, KS
785-817-6052
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An unexpected and amazing food experience!

This is a special occasion kind of place. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there. The food was amazing, unlike what I'd expect to find in Kansas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tammy M
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a special occasion kind of place. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there. The food was amazing, unlike what I'd expect to find in Kansas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Rowhouse is a unique romantic dining establishment in Topeka. Reservations are suggested, and you are welcomed, treated very special and get an opportunity to dine on the chefs limited menu. It's a 5 course meal that won't leave you stuffed, just satisfied. I recommend the wine pairings for a complete experience. You can try the tasting of the week... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We go here every year for our anniversary, and we are NEVER disappointed. The food is delicious, the service is perfect and the atmosphere is beautifully romantic. Highly, highly, highly recommend! The price is a non-issue, we expect to pay for being treated so well and served such wonderful food.

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Topeka, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are looking for something familiar.....this is not the place for you. If you enjoy fine dining, you will enjoy what the chef prepares for you. Your palate is in for a treat as you taste items from the creative menu. Out of the ordinary and exceptional. One of our local favorites for fine dining.

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Topeka, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

At $43.00 a plate this restaurant is fairly expensive for this area. Knowing this my wife and I went to Row House for her birthday. I must say that I have no regrets with paying $86.00 for dinner. The food was fantastic! We both had the "tasting" menu which gives you a portion of everything on the menu for that... More 

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Guymon, Oklahoma, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This was such a neat restaurant! The chef is so creative. I went with my husband several times and with my best friend as well... this is a lovely place to go, for great food and an atmosphere where you can really enjoy your company. Take my advice and experience this neat little place! -Don't miss this! -Not neccessarily for... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very good food at this small restaurant in a brick row house near the center of town. The chef is more inventive than most chefs in Topeka. Desserts were very good also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice atmosphere, good wine paring, excellent food with superb flavors. Staff was extremely polite and prompt with serving each course.

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Excellent meal for a special occasion - five courses for $43. If you want a hearty meal, you better skip this place. The portions are just the right size to be nicely satisfied at the end. A more upscale restaurant such as you would find in KC.

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Ellisville, Missouri
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66 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On an overnight visit to Topeka we made reservations at Rowhouse Restaurant. The restaurant, as the name implies, is in a rowhouse and has a quiet atmosphere. We were greeted like old friends at the door and seated upon our arrival. Our food was creative and delicious. We enjoyed the tasting menu with the wine pairings which are served as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Van Buren, Topeka, KS
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: 785-817-6052

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?