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

A Colorado original for over 10 years, 626 on Rood...Seasonal American Dining & Wine Bar is Grand Junction's 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 (3-5:30), "Portion or More", and Dinner Menus every day beginning at 3PM. Delicious vegetarian and gluten free items are always available.

626 Rood Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday 3:00-Close
Social Hour Daily 3:00-5:30 Featuring Drink and Food Specials
Full Menu 3:00-Close

Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas Day, Super Bowl

Cross Street:
Seventh St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 257-7663

Website:
http://www.626onrood.com/

Executive Chef:
Theo Otte

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Featuring our take on the Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner as well as favorites from our Portion or More and Dinner Menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Featuring our regular menus with some special surprises!

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Special Occasion (25)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (10)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great date night. Fresh Oysters inexpensive, with a wonderful shrimp polenta and pear salad.

Fresh fish of the day was grilled to perfection and paired well with suggested wine.

A relaxing enjoyable dinner made even better by an attentive server.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely meal for a night on the town. Our server was excellent and had great information regarding the entrees and appetizers. Would recommend to a friend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding ! The menu is incredible. Wine selection is great. Can't miss this experience. Great use of local ingredients by the season.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Servers excellent, food excellent--local and creative, wine list extensive. My happy place in Grand Junction. Only downside is lack of privacy at tables--no booths.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching, Happy Hour, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This exceeded our expectations. Great food. We all had something different and we were all delighted. Highly recommend

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Best meal I've ever had in Grand Junction. Service was pleasant and attentive, almost too attentive, but in balance, very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great Gem in an Grand Junction! Food is fresh, drinks are great and service is Awesome.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We always enjoy 626 but a recent evening to celebrate three birthdays was outstanding. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was stellar and the wine was wonderful. A little noisy, as they were busy, but we stayed late and enjoyed good conversation as well as good food. The pumpkin chipotle soup was a perfect entre to our meals.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vegan
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We found 626 online before our trip to Grand Junction and decided it would be the perfect place to celebrate our parents 80th birthdays. It was that and much more. The service from Kirk was outstanding as he was very knowledgable about the offerings especially for one of our guests who has strict dietary restrictions. He helped make it a wonderful night for all in the party.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food, everything we had was superb, a notch above. The wine tasting menu was fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Outstanding fine dining and at a fair price. In my opinion the best in Grand Junction.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a terrific birthday dinner with outstanding service! I would absolutely recommend it and will return!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good food and a nice wine list with a locals vibe, off the main restaurant row of main street but worth the extra block's walk.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This is one of Grand Junction's little gems! It's a refreshing modern cuisine spot. You may be surprised the service and expertise of the owners and staff! They are fabulous!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Organic, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very special place and plenty of very special clients. Creative menu with very unique twists on flavor and healthful selections. You would me mistaken if you believe this place is unaffordable, and you can spend your entire food budget if you wish. So do go, and plan to enjoy yourself. 'Cause you will!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was horrible not worth the money. Service was okay. I would never go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Remarkable find-great,creative food. Absolutely lovely waitress who was super knowledgeable and fabulous wines. Really worth going to this lovely restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Hands down, this is one of our top restaurants throughout the state of CO! We come to Grand Junction each year and our highlight (besides the CO Monument!) is always coming here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a group of six in town for an event, and went to 626 for dinner. The place was quite busy, but the service was excellent through our meal. We enjoyed the food--great preparations on the lamb, steaks, paella, etc. The wine list is extensive--we tried the wine flights, which were excellent, as well as an old Tuscan Merlot (it was great). I highly recommend this restaurant. Just make sure you have a reservation on the weekends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good food and cocktails with GREAT service. Interesting menu but limited vegetarian options and price was a bit pushy. Will go again

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Love this restaurant! Food is creative, fresh and delicious. Our server, Angie, is top notch. Will return again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had the macaroni and cheese with lobster, a raw yellow tail appetizer, a seasonal salad, and the lobster tail. We did not like the paella. The service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went for dinner for our anniversary. The meal was exceptional and the server was very knowledgable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I had the fish special with side of perfectly grilled vegetables, it was delicious. I don't live in Grand Junction but my wife and I look forward to eating here several times each year as we pass through. The staff is friendly: we arrived early and the bartender Laurie was very helpful discussing food options while we waited for our table.
The only negative is that I ordered a basic vodka martini; a traditional martini Is simply gin or vodka and dry vermouth. This restaurant does not stock dry vermouth but will make a martini using a Bianco vermouth which is much sweeter. Unfortunately they do not tell you they can't make a martini, they just make their version and serve it. I should have sent it back but tried to salvage the taste by asking for another shot of vodka to dilute the sweetness, for which I was charged another $10.50. I ended up paying close to $28 for the worst martini I've ever had.
I look forward to eating here again but just won't order a traditional martini.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything was wonderful, only ding I can give the experience from a foodie perspective was that the greens were a little thin & wilty. Heat of the summer I suppose.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The best food in Grand Junction, hands down! Hate how close you are to other diners. No privacy. But love the food!

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Good food with a good wine selection. A little loud though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The cherry reduction sauce was wonderful with the rack of lamb. The grilled peach caprese salad was a surprise treat. Our server was helpful in picking out a local wine to compliment our dinner choices. And the chocolate de Sade was worth the calories. Would go again if closer to home.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had another phenomenal experience at 626 on Rood. We were celebrating 4 summer birthdays and they even personalized our menus! The seared foie gras was delicious as always! And the cheese plate is a must order! The lamb was top notch! The Marlin was the fish of the moment and was cooked to perfection. The pecan pie for two was enough for the 6 of us! The wine flights are always great. Our server and all staff are so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The owners Brenda and Theo really have hit it out of the park! We travel from Wyoming to eat here and go out of our way when traveling to come through Grand Junction to eat here. We brought 4 people from Wyoming with us his time. We will continue to bring people to your restaurant and we will be back! We can't wait. Thank you for an amazing experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Casual, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very good food. Slow service. Inferior wine list.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food and service, as always, were exceptional! We've also identified several tables that we would prefer and the staff suggested that we advise them at the time of our next reservation and they will try to accommodate our preferences.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Took my son out to dinner, and we really enjoyed the food and the vibe. Our server was very pleasant and attentive as well.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent and enjoyable food - well presented and explained. The cappuccino was a bit weak in taste - the only bit left for improvement. The surrounding neighborhood was not standing out but the experience even more of a surprise

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great overall experience! Food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Our work team has chosen 626 to dine on special occasions. We have also recommended it to our out of town co-workers. Every experience has been wonderful. From the intimate setting, to the helpful staff. Everything is first rate. The food is delicious, adult beverages outstanding.

Our group took 3 hours to eat and we never felt rushed or ignored. Well done 626.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We live in Telluride rather than Grand Junction, otherwise this would be a weekly visit. The food is innovative, probably the most creative in Colorado. The wine service Is excellent with reasonable prices, good selection and service available as flights, glasses, half glasses, carafes and bottles.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Amazing! Service and food were excellent! A must stop if visiting Grand Junction.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Amazing service, excellent food! Great outdoor ambiance and welcomed our dog on the patio.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very good in every way except my reservation was made with a reference to my wife's birthday but there was no acknowledgment or even a free dessert offering. A bit disappointed. Also, very loud with tables very close to one another.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Always impresses me. Brenda does an excellent job with food and creating a customer-focused atmosphere. Curtis was a great server, always positive, entertaining and knowledgeable. Wine list is solid, local ingredients are outstanding and the menu always seems to have something new. Went with the foie gras and marlin, along with a fresh tomato salad with shrimp... can't go wrong.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Organic
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