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Rowhouse Restaurant

515 Van Buren, Topeka, KS
785-817-6052
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Ranked #2 of 308 Restaurants in Topeka
Price range: $28 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012 via mobile

The setting is very cool. A row house turned into a restaurant in two floors. The tables are too close and at times do not allow a private conversation without being overheard. Food is good but not as good as the waiters and the chef think! Wine service was a disaster especially when I asked for a decanter. I got... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

My husband and I have eaten at the Rowhouse several times over the past few years. Each time we have gone, the service and food have been fantastic. While the servings are much smaller than what you get at chain restaurants, we still leave feeling full (but not stuffed) after enjoying several courses. We love how fresh and flavorful the... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

Greg Fox always provides new and interesting dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients. This is the place to go if you want a change from typical restaurant menus.

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Midwest
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

It is my favorite restaurant on the planet. Greg Fox is a culinary artist! The food is to die for. We have visited this establishment many times and have NEVER been dissapointed. Our latest visit in February to celebrate Valentine's Day was incredible. If you ever find yourself in Topeka wondering what in the world people do for enjoyment here,... More

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Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This is the first time I'm reviewing Rowhouse, even though I've eaten there a number of times. Each experience has been exceptional. This past September, my husband and I tried to get in at the last minute but the restaurant was full. The staff suggested dining on the rear terrace, and so we watched the sun set on a beautiful... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

I went to this establishment mainly based off reviews and ranking from here on tripadvisor. I'm a meat & potatoes type guy, so this place wasn't exactly my cup of tea. That being said, I can certainly appreciate the effort the chef put into our meal. We went on Wednesday, which is the "sample day." For a set price (I... More

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Cross River, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

After several nights of eating steak at local chains, I decided to try tripadvisor's #1 rated restaurant in Topeka. I was not disapppointed. I did not have a reservation. However, the staff was all too happy to seat me at the basement bar suitable for 2 people maximum. It was a Thursday night and the Rowhouse was packed. Jamie, the... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

The owner Greg Fox has done a great job of renovating this rowhouse into a swanky restaurant. Everywhere you look you see little things that Greg has done to make this place a comfortable & welcoming place. I would recommend the sampler which is a sample of ALL the items that Greg's serving that week. I believe it cost $39... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

My wife and I ventured to Rowhouse for our anniversary dinner. We had very high expectations for the restaurant, and it delivered. The Chef uses fresh, local ingredients to create a weekly menu. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service was also top-notch. A bit pricey, so I'd reserve this place for special occasions (unless you can afford to go... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

After reading the reviews we decided to try this place during our stay in Topeka. The appetizer, entrees and desserts were very good. The salad was probably the worst thing they served but it was still good. Overall a great experience but have to give 2 warnings to people...the food portions are very small. One member of our party is... More

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