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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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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Creative very tasteful menu prepared by the chef

This restaurant is in an old "Rowhouse" and managed by its chef/owner. The servants are extremely nice and knowledgable about the menu they serve and the pairing with either a full or half glass of wine is an excellent gesture to have a delightful meal as a reasonable price. The bread is the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Jaap677
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is in an old "Rowhouse" and managed by its chef/owner. The servants are extremely nice and knowledgable about the menu they serve and the pairing with either a full or half glass of wine is an excellent gesture to have a delightful meal as a reasonable price. The bread is the best I ever tasted in the US.... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited the Rowhouse with friends while visiting Topeka. Loved the ambience and the overall culture of the restaurant. It's by reservation only and their menu changed weekly. Their creations are unique, ingenious, and spot on with pairing foods that most people wouldn't think of doing. You can try everything on the menu and have smaller portions or pick one entree... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Food is amazing.... They cook things I'd never thought of trying but it was all really really yummy....

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Wichita, Kansas
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The restaurant actually comprises of two or three floors in a rowhouse in the middle of a set of rowhouses in north Topeka; it is open for business 4 days a week. The menu is actually a set one with small samples of everything on it but definitely enough to fill you up! I particularly enjoyed the cold plum soup... More 

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Rowhouse is definitely a unique dining establishment. Our experience at the Rowhouse, which we had been looking foward to for a while, exceeded even our high expectations. We simply loved the tasting menu. We found everything to be light and fresh, and all full of flavor. Chef/Owner Greg Fox surprises you with some foods in unexpected combinations, which all... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A lot of people say they like this place but I don't think it is above average. The portions are micro sized. On the way home had to stop at fast food to get enough to fill me up. Won't go back!

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

RowHouse Restaurant is a one-of-kind local eatery. Owner / Chef Greg Fox always puts together a creative and flavourful menu that changes weekly. Located in one of the historic Ross Rowhouses, it is an intimate restaurant. Reservations are very strongly recommended... and when you reserve a table it is your for the evening. There is always a vegetarian entree on... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our favorite restaurant in Topeka. Menus are always creative and live up to expectations. You can check their fixed menu online, but I like to be surprised. Service is very good and they do not rush you, which makes for the perfect place to enjoy the outstanding food they offer.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We usually go to the Row House once or maybe twice a year. It is nice to try the different items that they serve but this is a place were you are getting a small bite (1 or 2) of each course and that is it. They have a good wine list and good food, but we know when we... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Total experience is outstanding - the food, the environment, the service, the crowd. Can't beat it in Topeka - or any city. It is so consistantly great. How many places does the chef stop by your table and visit - effortlessly.

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?