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

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A Colorado original for over 12 years, 626 on Rood...Seasonal American Dining & Wine Bare is Grand Junctions premier restaurant and wine bar. Working directly with neighbor farmers and ranchers, 626 offers creative, seasonally driven food. The wine list is every evolving, with over 40 wines available by the glass. Located 1 block north of Main street in Grand Junction, guests can enjoy Social Hour (4-5:30), Sunday thru Thursday & and Dinner Menus every day beginning at 4PM. Delicious vegetarian and gluten free items are always available.
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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My husband and I came here for a romantic dinner while visiting Grand Junction. We were excited to try this place based on the outstanding reviews, but we were both disappointed. I had a the cauliflower, which was not a substantial meal for $22 and was pretty bland. The calamari was the best part of the meal. My husband got the chicken but it was also not anything very interesting or special. For a $100 dinner, I wouldn't return.

626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for coming to our restaurant for a romantic night on the town. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not up to your expectations. The Roasted Cauliflower Steak and TCO Half Chicken have been two of the more popular items on our Winter Menu, with both items consistantly receiving positive comments from guests. Our apologizes that both dishes did not "pop" for you. Please know our service staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns.

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RJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The temperature on the meat is always rare. I've ordered things Medium, medium well and every time it's rare, very rare.

626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We are always happy to prepare our dishes to the liking of our guests, and we want to get the meat temperature right for you on your next visit. Let your server know of your concerns, and we will get the temperature dialed in for you. And as always if you ever have your dish not up to your expectations, please feel free to let us know. We will get it right.

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FA
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son, chose 626 Rood to celebrate his 22nd birthday. We are so delighted that he did! We made our reservations through OpenTable for five. At the last minute we needed needed to add an additional person and I spoke with Josh. Josh was very understanding and accommodating. The menu had a lovely message wishing our son a wonderful birthday! Patrick was our amazing server and he was super attentive and professional. The food was incredible! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and drinks! The evening and celebration could not have been better! 😊

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to for birthdays and special celebrations!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at 626 on Rood. We had been given a gift card to celebrate our 18th anniversary.
We were not disappointed..as former chefs we often are disappointed when we eat out and so do not do it often.
The tenderloin was like butter and as well as the skirt steak in my salad. Skirt steak is so hard to do to get it tender like that! Amazing! The greens were delicious as well as the candied beets. The lemon drop martinis were out of this world.
We can not say enough about our experience except that it was the best anniversary celebration we have had in a very long time.
Our server was amazing as well and I feel horrible that I cannot remember her name but she was fantastic. Her knowledge of all of the food and it’s origins were a plus to our experience.
Thank you so much...we will definitely be back! ❤️

B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great plant-based meal at 626. And our waiter, Patrick, was outstanding. Friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the excellent food!

B
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing New Year eve dinner! 5 star service every time . Top quality dishes .

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

JL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in NW Colorado. Not to be missed. Beautifully creative cooking, and for those who imbibe, an outstanding mixologist.

SP
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is spectator and so is the wait staff! I can’t recommend this place enough. I’m still thinking about my dinner 3 days later.

H
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Grand Junction, and best mac and cheese ever!

OT
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always top notch! The cheese plate of the moment never disappoints. Drinks were delicious. We both enjoyed the beer cheese soup. I thoroughly devoured the Patagonian Toothfish and my husband loved the Niman Ranch Prime Strip with strawberry Creme fraiche. Dessert is always a yummy treat and the seductive reds wine flight always delivers. A wonderful evening as usual from Theo and crew!!

JH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive service. Not a place to go if you’re in a hurry. Do try one of their flights of similar wines.

R
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best restaurants in Junction. Excellent food, service, and local wines. Don’t miss it!

BR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite place in town to eat! Never disappoints!

t
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience

OT
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. He was funny kind and provided great suggestions.
The location and food were Devine.

EB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine selections
Perfect mix of entre selections
Wonderful staff and service

SH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the cheese plate appetizer with the 3 choices of wine, called a FLIGHT. The waiter was knowledgeable and accommodating with food choices. Offering chicken instead of steak, and the chicken was so tender and delicious! Quite pricey -but would recommend for a nice date night.

OT
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's our first visit to this restaurant. Everything was excellent. We ordered calamari and foie gras as the appetizers and braised Waguy beef for the main. For dessert we ordered chocolate Marquise cake. The presentation of our dishes was nicely done, starting with the plates and silverware.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine list. Great vegan options too. A gem.

MO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to 626 on Rood for a date night with my wife. We had a great time. The service was super, the food was amazing and everybody around us was happy. We will definitely be back.

DD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot fora date night. We were in town for parents weekend with our college-age son. Outstanding wine list, much better than I expected (we ordered a ROAR pinot noir), great cocktails to start. Our son had the wagyu burger and rated it as perfection. I had the Niman Ranch strip, and my wife ordered the seared tuna. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable, definitely a spot we'll revisit when traveling to Grand Junction.

MS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable Al fresco dinner on the patio. We enjoyed the new special menu, sampling the small plates and sharing a large main. Service was excellent. Nice evening.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very original food but a little bit expensive for the location

D
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were looking forward to our meal, but came away feeling that 626 on Rood was overrated. My peach caprese salad was delicious, as was my husband's heirloom tomato salad. When it came to our main courses, we both ordered seafood, probably not the smartest thing to do when you are dining in the middle of the country. My husband ordered salmon, it arrived nicely prepared, but on the overdone side. I ordered the shrimp dish and was greeted with an unpleasant smell when it arrived, it also was cool to taste. The shrimp was probably past it's prime and should have been tossed. My husband ordered the cheese plate, 6 different cheeses, for dessert and said it was wonderful. I had the flourless chocolate mousse cake which was very rich, but I ate the whole thing. We know that restaurants make their money on sales of alcoholic beverages, but we found the prices for the wines over the top,

626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hello Diane, Thank you for leaving a review. Sorry your entrees were disappointing. The coho salmon is shipped overnight from Alaska, and we serve 10-15 orders a day. I apologize that your husband's was overcooked. With the shrimp entree, the grilled shrimp are served on a room temp buckwheat noodle salad. The shrimp should have been hot, the salad cool; perhaps the server didn't mention that ahead of time. We prep the shrimp daily, and apologize that your's seemed off. Appreciate the feedback.

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BB
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service, and it was very busy at the restaurant. Will definitely be back again.

VS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences to date!! Food was creative and amazing. Curtis was exceptional, and a lot of fun. His recommendations were spot on!!

P
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really outstanding, great use of seasonal products (peaches) and wonderful flavor combinations. Just a great experience

PC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

D
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at 626 Rood. We especially likes the tomato salad, but everything was great, including the service.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful little gem to find while traveling! Service was terrific and the food was fantastic. The lamb I had was perfectly done with well rendered fat, and the lavender flat bread was a combination I had never had but enjoyed very much.

OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite

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KP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the service and the flights of wine. Food is fresh and innovative. They spaced people apart so we could have great conversations without too much commotion around us.

D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This our second time at 626 Rood and both times ww have had excellent food. The service was slow mainly because each table's order is cooked when ordered. Otherwise the service was excellent. i love the unique combinations of food resulting in an unbelievable meal.
There was some confusion with my Open table reservation. Initially the reservation was confirmed but I then received a cancellation through Open Table stating the restaurant cancelled the reservation. A call to the restaurant fixed the problem.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to 626 twice. Both times were to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent both times. The blueberry martini is the best drink ever! Although it is pricey, I highly recommend, especially for those special occasions!

DG
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly good. We travel through Grand Junction every Summer. This is our first visit to the restaurant. I picked a few small plates including fried oysters and chili relleno en nogado stuffed with lamb barbacoa. Fabulous with a glass of Rioja. Will return

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Went for my birthday and was made to feel like a bother. Waitress made us feel rushed by checking in every minute. Tables are close together so you get to hear your neighbors conversation. Nothing about this place made me feel special expect I was get an over priced hamburger.

T
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food to fork menu, great preparation of each dish. Curated wine flights for every taste, beautifully presented, great service. We were a party of eight. The only slight improvement was a bit excessive wait for the food.

RJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curtis the waiter was incredible with wine and food suggestions. The quality of the dinner was outstanding as well as the wine. Very nice treat.

626 on Rood...Modern American Cuisine and Wine Bar
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Curtis is an amazing server, and he is always great to his suggestions.

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