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Rowhouse Restaurant

$$$
American, International, Contemporary
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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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of a Kind Gem in Topeka, KS

RowHouse has a creative, changing menu that almost demands the 'tasting menu' (some of everything). When you reserve a table, it is yours for the night. The food is casually paced and always explained so you know what your are about to taste. I don't think there is a cocktail that Jamie can't do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2013
Don T
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

RowHouse has a creative, changing menu that almost demands the 'tasting menu' (some of everything). When you reserve a table, it is yours for the night. The food is casually paced and always explained so you know what your are about to taste. I don't think there is a cocktail that Jamie can't do perfectly! Our group of four have... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is an outstanding restaurant and it's hard to believe it is in Topeka, KS, which has very few up-scale restaurants. It is located in a 3-story Row House which is historic and very unique. They do have hand-cap accessibility. For this dinner, we were seated in the basement in a nice booth. As other reviewers have said, the tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Well worth it! Make a reservation. We got lucky and got on the patio on a lovely evening. Be prepared for a long dinner. Lots of time for talk, good food and wine. It is a tasting restaurant so what is on the menu is what you get

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Everything is amazing. The only complaint is that the seats are not very comfortable. All the dishes were served at the perfect times and it is a very clean place to eat. Definitely going to be coming again.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

While vacationing in KC, we decided to take a drive to the Eisenhower Museum (which is splendid, by the way). I decided that a stop in Topeka for dinner might be interesting, and after a little investigation discovered the RowHouse. We were not disappointed. Every course was delicious and beautifully presented. Two members of our group have dietary restrictions, and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Topeka has many chain restaurants and nicer local places are not as common but the Row House would be a hit in any city but in Topeka its easily the best in town. It is in a historic row house downtown that was owned at one time by one of the state's first governors. You can order off the menu... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

a regular night, a special night, a celebration night, any night - Wednesday thru Saturday - This is the place to go! Food is amazing, service is impeccable, and the decor is warm and cozy! Greg and his staff dish out a delicious 5 course sampling, paired with the perfect glass of wine (optional). If you decide to go with... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

My husband and I tried Row House for the first time recently. We were blown away by the experience. The building itself has a historic past and since we were visiting during the last dinner service, our server was happy to give us a tour after the meal. Next time we plan to request the main level window table (one... More 

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Raytown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Food and service were excellent. Contemporary American tasting menu at a supreme value. Meals of this caliber in Kansas City would be at least 150.00 per person and it was 37.00 for the entire 6 course tasting menu. Everything was very fresh and house made. I would go back.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Tasting menu was delightful. I very much enjoyed the variety. Ambience was perfect. My dining partners were pleased.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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?