626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar
626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar

626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.626onrood.com/
  • Phone: 9702577663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday 11-11

    Sunday Dinner 4-10

    Amusement Hours 4-530 Daily with $5 Wines by the Glass $1 off Beer and $2 off Sharing Plate Menu

    Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas Day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Theo Otte
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Brenda Wray 9702577663x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seventh St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar
Good Food! Good Wine! Good Life! is the mantra at 626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar. Grand Junction's premier restaurant and wine bar offers casual, yet elegant surroundings with an exciting menu concept. Located one block north of Main street in Grand Junction, guests can stop in and enjoy the sharing plate menu or a traditional dining experience with an ever-changing, eclectic, seasonal menu. Sharing plates of lobster mac and cheese, Ahi eggrolls, deconstructed shrimp taco or full entrée to include Black Angus New York Strip, Roast Rack of Lamb, House made Squid Ink Pasta as well as Sweet Potato Agnolotti, Vegetarian and gluten free items and fresh fish that is flown in twice a week from Honolulu. 626 features over 40 wines by the glass with the list done in "flights". Come for lunch and have a half glass! Burgers, organic salads, creative sandwiches are served six days a week. If you have a special request whether it dietary or occasion, just give us a call.
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626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)special occasion (24)notable wine list (18)romantic (17)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (10)great for brunch (6)good for groups (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Amazing
    chrism989
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food, wine,service all above average. Would defiantly recommend you will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Wonderful
    Polarmountainguy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    626 is always provides the best food, service, and dinning atmosphere. Without a doubt, 626 is the best restaurant in Grand Junction and the Grand Valley Area! I highly recommend it to all!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • liketoeatsushiVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is the second time we have dined at 626 on Rood, both times for lunch. We make sure we can enjoy a meal there every time we are visiting Grand Junction. Some people go to certain restaurants because they especially like how something is prepared, well, my husband saves his appetite for the 626 Burger accompanied by the saffron mayonnaise. This time I sampled the soup of the day, a chilled summer squash, very refreshing and added a spinach salad. We shared the All American natural hotdog and each had room for dessert. Definitely save room for the dark chocolate sorbet and the Lavender Lemon Creme Brulee. We will most assuredly come back again the next time we are in the area. I should also mention the service was excellent, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this restaurant
    1BuonGustoBobVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were passing through and spent the night in Grand Junction, having a quiet dinner at 626 on Rood! What a wonderful find!! We felt like we were dining in a fine restaurant in San Francisco. The food was outstanding. The entire staff was energetic and very service oriented. The Caprese salad was the best we had ever had, the lamb chops and the roast pork loin were cooked perfectly, the flavors of the preparations were creative and delicious. We ate every bite with relish. The homemade ice cream was the crowning finish, all I can say is I wish I lived in Grand Junction, we would eat there as often as possible.Great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in GJ
    Prguy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    626 on Rood is absolutely our favorite place to eat in Grand Junction. Fresh ingredient, great wine list, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely surprise
    TravelinTexans
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is the second time we have eaten at 626. Both times were a delight. The atmosphere is quietly elegant and the service is excellent - attentive but not intrusive. The food is fresh and much is locally grown. We had a crab appetizer this time that was tasty. My husband had the salad with duck breast both times and it was great. I had the spinach salad with Asiago. He had the steak, which was done exactly as requested, and I had the squid ink pasta (made on site) with scallops. Both were delicious. The wine selection is extensive and includes some local vintages. Grand Junction has some good non-chain restaurants, but we feel 626 is the best, and will continue to visit it each time we visit or are passing through.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 626 always a delight
    ponygirlprincess8
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    626 always delivers beautifully prepared meals and although the wait staff isn't old enough to be "impeccable", they are always well trained and very friendly. We love the menu choices, wine list and accommodating service at 626 and will continue to enjoy special occasion meals with them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect.
    Simpleisgood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Better than any dining spot in Denver or Boulder. Perfect from all aspects. 3 for 3 each time we head to Lake Powell we at there and no negatives. Best fresh fish, lamb and beef. The local produce, fruits and wines make it more special. Hope they do not fade into mediocrity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great Meal as always. The best restaurant between Denver and Las Vegas. Don't miss it if you are anywhere nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience
    Edwin
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have eaten at 626 multiple times and this time took some friends we dine with regularly who had not been there. We enjoyed our experience and will be back again! You can't go wrong with their foie gras and the fresh tomato salad was over the top, obviously highlighted by the fresh local heirloom's. The fresh fish entrée was cooked perfectly and really good. My wife had the squid ink pasta with scallops and was my favorite of the table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food in Grand Junction
    John
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Despite being tucked away on Rood downtown, 626 Rood is by far the best dining experience in Grand Junction. The food is absolutely amazing, freshly sourced, and attention to details make this a don't miss for the foodie or those wanting a top notch meal. Portions are ample without being large (or too small for that matter), and the staff make everyone feel special. Love this place, cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    Clyde
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have celebrated many of our wedding anniversaries at 626, but this year was exceptional in all areas. The fresh vegetables beginning with the salad through the main course were perfect. The wine selections that always include something new were also a highlight. Overall the evening was one to remember.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the avacado ice cream
    Foodiegirl
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The owner was behind the bar and seemed to work harder than anyone. Service was friendly, and informed. Did feel that being a single diner I was expected to sit at the bar. The wine was overpriced for a small pour.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grand Junction gem
    Edwin
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've eaten at 626 multiple times. Each time I go I'm not disappointed. They always have some new menu items and the preparation is always great. Their Pomegranate Manhattan is excellent! Lots of great wines by the glass too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    DrmickjrVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    This restaurant features innovative, well-prepared food, including small plates for sharing. Everything we tried was delicious. Great for wine lovers as they have a large and varied selection of wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding food
    futurz
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My wife and I both ordered the pork tenderloin. Best tenderloin we have ever had!! We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 252 reviews are from the 626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Not a better spot in GJ for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves this past Sunday for Easter brunch at 626. Food was delicious, service (as always) was fantastic and since the weather was beautiful we were able to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the sunshine. We love the fact that when we bring our 3 year old to 626 she can have a nice selection of well prepared "kid's food" instead of the typical fried food and burgers you find at other restaurants. She had grilled free range chicken with peas and carrots and since it was Easter they added some jelly beans as a treat for her. Quick tip...they do not offer high chairs or booster seats. So be prepared or you will end up holding your young ones while they eat.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - great location
    jerwee
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Always great food, and the atmosphere at 626 is great. Menu is always changing with great choices and specials.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our meat entrees were excellent--
    LateSeviceVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our meat entrees were excellent-- rack of lamb, pork tenderloin, and beef tenderloin. However, the beet salad lacked pizazz. We did not order from the tasting menu as it was not well-balanced. Our wine selection turned out to be just so-so, but to be fair we did not follow the waitress recimmendation. We have enjoyed their wine flights in the past.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Dinner
    Devilynne
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Amazing Food,Wine and Ambience! we will be back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I love coming to 626 on Rood for the ambiance, amazing food and if you are a "wine-o" you will love the extensive list of wines the Wine Director Brenda provides. This is definitely my go-to for special occasions. Love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the way Grand Junction gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Enter with great expectations--you won't be disappointed. Our guests from India were amazed at the offerings.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gourmet gem!!
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    What a find, driving through Grand Junction on our way back to Carbondale when we blindly made this reservation on open table. 626 on Rood, was not in the bustling old city area, but that didn't matter at all. The ambiance, decor, and details, down to the olive hand cream in their luxurious bathrooms, made this place worth our stop even if we had to go out of our way. Then the food and wine was served to perfection, leaving us practically licking our plates. From breads to dessert, the chef had our tastebud's full attention. We can't wait to drive the 2 hours to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 626
    tmorris
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This restaurant was excellent. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The menu was varied and inventive. The wine list consisted of flights of wine and also wine by the glass or bottle. We choose a flight to start off with ( three half glasses each ) , followed by a bottle of wine. Very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal
    denvergirlVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Good, not great. My salad was excellent, blueberry martini excellent. Lobster mac and cheese good flavor but very little lobster in the dish. The white cake was dry and flavorless. Others in my party enjoyed their food, so perhaps I just made bad menu choices.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in Grand Junction
    maude6971
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    626 on Rood is a gem. The food is outstanding and the wine list pretty great. I would recommend you stop in if your in the area. This is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Grand Junction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Lovely restaurant with great food and awesome wines by the glass. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best in this county
    sandy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our Experienced At 626 ROod Continue To Impress. The Food Is always Beautifully presented And Delicious. The Salads Are Always Fresh And The appetizeRs Are A Great Variety And So Tasty. I Enjoy Trying Different Wines, So The Flights Are Perfect. The Only Complaint I Might, No, Definitely Do Have Is We Never Have RoomFor Dessert. Next Time We're Starting With Dessert And Maybe Skip the Entree All Together.:). We've EAten There Several Times And Intend To Return There For Our 25Th Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best eats in GJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent and brilliant food and wine! Fresh ingredients, care for the food, and friendly service make this the favorite restaurant in Grand Junction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service, food undercooked!
    RaveVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Maybe it was the Valentine Day crowd that overwhelmed them. Even so, there is no excuse for slow service and then finally getting your meal not done the way it was requested. We were so famished by the time we got our meal it was too late to complain.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first time wonderful restaurant;
    gus2gusVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    first time wonderful restaurant; food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience
    Kris
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was outstanding, by far one of the best dinners. Wine selection and martini's are among the best in town. I highly recommend this restaurant for an evening out. Be prepared to spend some money, but you get what you pay for. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class performance
    bbally
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Service is superb. Food is fantastic. Great vibe in this restaurant. I would say this is one of the top restaurants in the state.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best restaurant in Grand Junction
    wirelessGJ
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Without question 626 On Rood is the best restaurant in Grand Junction and would be top notch in any city. There are always some real (not same as last visit) interesting specials. I often choose one of the fish specials that have clearly been brought in fresh and unique, like Calf sea bass, Wahoo from Florida, Hebi Shortbill Marlin from Hawaii (all checkout sustainable on seafoodwatch) . We also have favorites like the pistachio goat cheese and the duck confit appetizers. The wine flights are fun and provide the opportunity to find a new favorite. The dining area is small but the noise is average. In the summer the outdoor seating can be enjoyable. The wait staff is generally good although occasionally too informal (Grand Junction style).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, relaxing atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Meals are always delicious . Menu changes regularly. Fresh fish entree will never disappoint. Conversation is easy. No shouting, no straining to hear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I wanted to finded a nice place with great food that wasn't just your average steak house or Italian restaurant. It was my birthday and I wanted to go someplace where I could wear heals. :). 626 on Rood was great! The staff was very friendly and the food and wine were fantastic (I recommend the buffalo tenderloin and the beef roast!) I wouldn't say this was a nice quiet romantic place but we were seated in the corner and away from the couple tables that had 4-6 people. I would also recommend this place if you just want drinks and greats apps as there were a lot of people at the bar and they seemed to be enjoying their time as well. Overall this is a great place and I'm already looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rood - Amazing
    Tanglewood
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with 626 on Rood, our first time dining here. It's a fairly small restaurant but nicely done inside. We were waited on immediately AND our waitperson wished us a happy anniversary and knew the particulars of our drink order before even talking to us due to reserving on line with Open Table. We had an appetizer, salad and entree and each was perfectly timed. The striped orange marlin was out of this world! They surprised us with a lemon creme brulee which also was outstanding. Our only negative comment would be the "energetic" noise level. If you want a quiet romantic evening over dinner, this is not your place. At times we struggled to hear each other. We still had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    JJFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    What an enjoyable experience we had from start to finish. We had the non traditional Caesar Salad (not on the menu but they offered it) Excellent. Not a big portion but just enough not to spoil the entree. Had the trout with roasted veggies. It was a huge portion and we are glad we split it. The wine list is amazing. Our dessert was outstanding too… the chocolate pudding. Our server Tom was so knowledgeable and kept good tabs on us. All the staff and managers were so friendly and welcoming. We were well taken care of!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice menu
    Matty
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Great atmosphere, complex flavors on the menu. Promote sustainability and local farmers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wining and dining experience
    MichelleR
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    It was our first time in Grand Junction and I wanted a special dinner with an opportunity to sample some of the area's delicious wines. What a find! They have a great wine selection with local and not so local wines. The food was fantastic and so was the service. Our waitress was very helpful in helping me select a wine to drink with my entree. She was also a big help in assisting in a dinner selection-I really couldn't decide because everything sounded wonderful. My husband and I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.