My wife and I really enjoyed dinner at 626 on Rood! The food was excellent and our waitress was probably they best we’ve ever had!
Experience was ok. Server was very knowledgeable about food and beverages, but defensive after she asked what we thought about food and we shared our honest thoughts about one of the dishes we got. Burgers were excellent and cooked to perfection, pasta dish with scallops a bit disappointing... scallops tasted as they were seasoned with liquid smoke, completely overpowering their fine and delicate taste. Restaurant was very noisy, very difficult to have a conversation. Too expensive for what you get.
626 Rood has the most extensive wine list of any restaurant in GJ. The food is creative and focuses on local fresh items. one of the top 3 restaurants in GJ!
We dined outdoors near the restaurant's garden and it was lovely. The service was very professional and prompt - just the right touch. The food was even better. We had the meatballs and fried oysters for an appetizer and both were great. Mains were the Colorado lamb chops (you get to choose the portion size and two were fine) and the paella. The food was nicely presented and very good.
Loved the seasonal asparagus tart!
The service was great, but I was a bit disappointed we could not get a dish off the social hour menu during the designated social hour time (it was 5pm) simply because we were seated in the dining area according to our server. I was told I could come back and sit at the bar if I wanted to order off that menu...not quite the response I was hoping for obviously. Then, the children at the table next to us in the dining area received a social hour dish from the same server. I enjoyed the seasonal food (asparagus bisque), but thought the fish was a little bland on flavor. The squid ink pasta was quite good with the smoked flavor of the scallops. Overall, great restaurant for the area.
Wonderful waitress-very knowledgeable about wines-helped us select a perfect bottle. Delicious food. Visiting from WI-wish we had this restaurant near us.
We love this place and try to go every time we are in Grand Junction. The food is fresh and creatively prepared and very interesting. Originally we were placed between two really large tables but after about 20 minutes someone noticed and moved us without asking. Thanks! Loved our whole experience. Only 2 very minor suggestions, the waitress was not that knowledgeable on different wines and the dessert menu was missing major chocolate. We love you guys and will be back!
We had great food and incredible service. The owners checked on us and our waitress was excellent. If you are in Grand Junction this is a must eat at place.
The $1.00 oyster special on Sundays and Mondays and The wine flights are a great deal. All the dishes we had were excellent.
Curtis did a wonderful job of providing excellent recommendations and superb service.
As usual, 626 in Rood was wonderful. We don’t get to go here as often as we would like but every time we do, 626 is as good as the memory! We love the service here- we are always made to feel like the only diners in the restaurant and we cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Thanks for the lovely evening!
We always look forward to dining at this lovely restaurant, and have never been disappointed! The attentive staff, outstanding wines,and delicious food keep us coming back. 626 is our favorite!
We ordered the lamb with a cherry reduction glaze and it was fabulous. The atmosphere was lovely for date night. The cocktails were served in pretty glasses and tasted as great as they looked. The chef came to our table and gave us an excellent restaurant recommendation for the next town we were visiting.
Always a great evening of dining! Thank you Justin and Alisha for taking care of us!
We always enjoy 626, mainly for special occasions, as it is a touch pricey. The wine list is varied and the staff are knowledgeable and willing to work with the customer in pairing wine and the meal. My wife was excited about the little Happy Birthday touches 626 is willing to add.
626 on Rood is an excellent dining experience. We were in Grand Junction for a night, staying downtown, and didn’t want a run of the mill meal. 626 definitely delivered an awesome meal. We had the crudo, the sticky peach habanero calamari, the swordfish and the maple pecan pie. Everything was spectacular. My favorite was probably the calamari. I loved the wine flights. The only menu related shortcoming was the beer selection. It’s also pretty pricey for Grand Junction but I didn’t mind since the food was sooo good.
Quality and creativity of food was very good. The server was a bit too full of himself and detracted from the dining experience.
Another outstanding meal at this downtown Grand Junction gem. The food is fresh, flavorful, and inventive. We split the full rack of Colorado lamb which was cooked to perfection and accompanied by a creative cabbage gratin. The served made a great wine recommendation for this dish. We love this place and find reasons to come back often!
Just the atmosphere I was looking for. Wait staff was incredibly knowledgeable. Good was amazing. Can’t wait to go back
Birthday. They print a menu with your name on it. The food is always top notch. The chef wrote out the dressing recipe for their special salad for my wife. Waiter Dustin was the best. Everyone made our evening fantastic!!
We always dine at 626 when we are in Grand Junction.
Our server was very attentive, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals! The Downtown Restaurant Week menu was great!
Nice staff, great food but seriously overpriced. Tables too close to each other so you can conversations going on next to you.
As always, 626 Rood has very good, creative food. Their wine list is the most extensive in the Grand Valley, and you can sample "flights" of 3 small glasses each. They are one of the few high-end restaurants in the Grand Valley, so their food and wine is pricey. That said, on Sundays and Mondays, you can get oysters-on-the-half shell for $1 each!
Oh, and if you are checking them out during the inaugural Downtown Grand Junction Restaurant Week, 3/19-3/25/2018, you must order from the special Restaurant Week menu to get the stamp on your Restaurant Week Passport.
Thank You 626 ! We’ve always had great dining experiences with you. But our daughter’s 21st birthday dinner was truly exceptional! Including a personalized menu signed by the staff was such a great touch, she will keep that to help her treasure the memory of a wonderful night!
First time there and the food was great! As a non-drinker I was a little intimidated by the “wine bar” part of the name but really glad I finally tried it. We will be back!
Loved everything!! Wish we could have had a booth versus the small 2 top but still enjoyed immensely ! Great server, Angelina? Ask for her. Clever wine flights and great calamari
Very nice place and the service outstanding.
It was very placent.
Love this place! It consistently brings a great dinner every time!
Just a great place for unpretentious yet fine dining. The food is excellent with the exception of the paella. It is tasty but not on par with true Spanish/Cuban paella. We will definitely return to explore other entrees.
Extremely loud. Very small table. Tables very close together. Portions are small. Wine flight selections were good. Lamb was fatty.
Drinks are amazing, as is the service. Food is ok, not quite worth the price point. My fish had no flavor, so I requested salt, and received these hige salt chunks that were useless as seasoning. They were literally crunchy salt bombs in my mouth, and very unpleasant. However, love, love, love the staff!!! They definitely pride themselves on top notch service!
We go out of our way to dine at "626" when we are in Grand Junction. The food is VERY special & we enjoy sharing a variety of taste treats, which the menu makes easy. The service is also very special & adds to the fun - creating an array of dishes that would flow well with one another, help with wine-pairing. It is a "special occasion" place for us, well worth the expense.
Always excellent food and service. Love this restaurant
The only thing that bothered me was a noisy birthday group but I think diners should be willing to put up with the occasional happy crowd. So good experience, very good wait staff and excellent food.
626 on Rood has the biggest and broadest wine selection of any restaurant in Grand Junction. The food is New American with an emphasis on local Western Colorado sourcing. The portion sizes and pricing attract an older upscale clientele. It's in the top 3 for my date restaurants in GJ.
Fabulous restaurant. Excellent menu of local and specialty foods, perfectly prepared. They did some special treatment for our birthdays with custom menu and lavender lemon creme brulee. The wine selections are excellent. The service was superb. My dietary restrictions are pretty extensive and our server knew the ingredients and how the food was prepared and recommended substitutions. I also like that dinner is available at 300pm. We traveled over an hour to the restaurant so it's nice to have an early dining option. I had the lamb and it was perfectly prepared. My friend had swordfish loin and it was excellent. The side dishes at 626 are always special. The cabbage potato gratin was fantastic and so were the roasted veggies. The kohlrabi and spaghetti squash were also excellent.
Food great, but expensive. Portions are too large.
The waiter was rushed and did not fully explain what was on the menu . Over charged us for our drinks. The fish special that my husband received was not lightly breaded in Panko as the waiter stated and it was cold. I doubt if we will go back . They sat us at a crappy table and served others before even taking our drink order. We will not be returning and will be telling our friends about our experiences.
This restaurant never disappoints. From appetizer through dessert, the selections are creative and delicious. And the wine selection is the best in town - collected into flights or singly for you to decide. The waitstaff is engaged and knowledgeable about the meal preparations and eager to help you make decisions. The atmosphere is comfortable and stylish. This is the gem of the Western Slope.