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“BUT DAD! I'M STILL HUNGRY” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rowhouse Restaurant

Rowhouse Restaurant
515 Van Buren, Topeka, KS
785-817-6052
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Ranked #2 of 295 Restaurants in Topeka
Price range: $28 - $35
Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Topeka, Kansas
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“BUT DAD! I'M STILL HUNGRY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Yes, folks, it is an upscale restaurant in Topeka, Kansas. For the prairies, it's very good indeed. The owner is a friendly, personable fellow. I've been here four or five times, and I'll gladly visit again.

However, the portions are more for quality (quite good but not astounding) and presentation (very nice). One doesn't leave, despite the price, with a Thanksgiving meal feel of being stuffed to the gills. I suppose that's good, considering that too many Americans eat too much. However, an ex-college football player will eat his Rowhouse gourmet meal, prior to stopping by the McDonald's drive through before going home. Most of the mini-courses are very "mini". A 110-pound female will probably feel that the amount is entirely sufficient. Most men could easily pack away a few more ounces of everything.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Topeka, Kansas
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding quality food; expensive but a nice evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The Rowhouse Restaurant has a unique niche... the chef prepares his selected salad, appetizer, several entrees, and a desert for the evening, and for a set price ($37 per person when we were there) the guest gets a sampler size of each. Wine is extra but does compliment the meal. The food is of high quality and tastes wonderful. It is too expensive to be a regular outing but about once a year it will be a nice place to have a great meal. Probably best for adults and teenagers and not younger children. Reservations are strongly recommended. I would recommend this restaurant regardless of the location, but in the Topeka area, it is definitely a culinary "breath of fresh air."

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not too impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Portions are very small and service is questionable. Not overly impressed with the quality for the price.

Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“It's worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

My husband and I just recently visited Rowhouse for the first time, and we were very pleased with it. It's too pricey for us to go there on a regular basis, but it's worth it for the occasional treat.

We did have to sit quite close to a large party so at times it was loud and difficult for us to avoid overhearing everything happening at their table, but we still enjoyed a leisurely meal.

We tried the chef's sampling so we were able to taste each of the entrees and desserts, and I would recommend that to anyone who doesn't get the opportunity to go to upscale restaurants like this on a regular basis.

We're looking forward to our next night out at Rowhouse!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food, pricy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

Atmosphere is interesting, but too quiet for a casual dinner with a colleague. Linen table clothes and napkins. Dinner was $60 a plate with 1 drink and tip, not bad for the food but double what I expected based on other reviews and the area. Worth a trip if you're looking for a romantic dinner.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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