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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 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.626onrood.com
  • Phone: (970) 257-7663
  • 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: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, Organic
  • 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 (970) 257-7663

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great Meal as always. The best restaurant between Denver and Las Vegas. Don't miss it if you are anywhere nearby."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My wife and I both ordered the pork tenderloin. Best tenderloin we have ever had!! We would definitely return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always great food, and the atmosphere at 626 is great. Menu is always changing with great choices and specials. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Amazing Food,Wine and Ambience! we will be back again!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Enter with great expectations--you won't be disappointed. Our guests from India were amazed at the offerings."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant with great food and awesome wines by the glass. Would go back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "first time wonderful restaurant; food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back again."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service is superb. Food is fantastic. Great vibe in this restaurant. I would say this is one of the top restaurants in the state."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Meals are always delicious . Menu changes regularly. Fresh fish entree will never disappoint. Conversation is easy. No shouting, no straining to hear."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We ate here with friends following the Tour of the Moon bike ride. The dinner was fantastic and the bar staff was amazing. Our dinner was so good that we actually came back the next night. It will be our go to spot next year after the Tour. If we lived closer, this would be our regular spot."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Great atmosphere, complex flavors on the menu. Promote sustainability and local farmers."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "We came to Grand Junction from Denver, to go to the much anticipated Palisade Winefest. We went to 626 to celebrate our 16-year wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we were promptly greeted with a smile (and a menu with our names on it and wishing us a happy anniversary),then taken to a table inside the very-crowded restaurant. It was too loud for my me so I requested an outdoor table and that was the perfect choice. Dominique was our waiter who had a wealth of knowledge about the food and wine. He was fantastic! My only complaint is that the portions are very small for the price and I thought $20 for a glass of one of the better pinots was a little excessive."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Absolutely the appropriate choice to refuel, relax, restore after a bike race. Discriminating, organic, locavore food fuel for physically-depleted bodies. The wine selections were spot-on, as well. I wish this restaurant was in my city! Well-done; my congrats to the (female) owner and her partner chef. This is a high-culture dining experience in a non-resort Colorado town. Lucky residents!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Every time I visit Grand Junction I make time to dine here. I took clients this trip and they loved it too! The staff is very knowledgeable about the food, preparation and also about wine pairing recommendations. Overall great experience with amazing food choices!"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Great, reliable restaurant in Grand Junction. The food is always imaginative and delicious. I had the grilled peach caprese salad (lots of peaches and just a few shreds of mozzerella, but when asked, the server brought more) and my husband had the spinach salad - very fresh. We had the grilled shrimp and beef roast entree. The shrimp was light and flavorful, and the beef dish, while a bit dry, was a hearty and delicious dish - perfect for a rainy day. A bit pricey, but we always end up here when on the Western slope."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Went on a review that food was good and was not disappointed. The menu had many interesting and current interpretations on beef lamb and fish and the portions were good (not too big not too small). Wine list was nice but servers lacked knowledge and some bottles were unavailable. Nonetheless this was a hit and would highly recommend."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Excellent as always!! The only problem is that there are too many delicious items on the menu, it's hard to decide what to get! We will be back as soon as possible!"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "626 is our go to for fantastic service and food. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 9/17/2013