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“Elegant and Wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rowhouse Restaurant

Rowhouse Restaurant
515 Van Buren, Topeka, KS
785-817-6052
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Ranked #1 of 309 restaurants in Topeka
Price range: $28 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Topeka, Kansas
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“Elegant and Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It was a surprise to find this treasure in Topeka. In the basement of a row house is an elegany gourmet treat. Suggest you make reservations.

Visited November 2012
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Topeka, Kansas, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“How Wonderful!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We visited this fabulous restaurant for the first time and were VERY impressed! We were greeted at the door by the owner and invited by the hostess to have a seat at the "bar" to wait for a table to open up. After a short wait (we didn't have reservations) we were seated nearby. This is a "tasting" restaurant; you get a little of everything on the menu. This is not the place to go if you want gigantic portions (a,k.a national chains) but oh my goodness the food was out of this world!! The service was outstanding - we even got a tour of the place while we were in between courses. The menu changes weekly...we will very definitely be back!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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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“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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“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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