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

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cozy (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Extremely loud. Very small table. Tables very close together. Portions are small. Wine flight selections were good. Lamb was fatty.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always excellent food and service. Love this restaurant

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food great, but expensive. Portions are too large.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was outstanding, especially the Big Eye Tuna egg rolls. And the Bulliet rye old fashioneds with cherries marinated in brandy were perfect. The ambiance is convivial but not necessarily intimate. I think it's expensive--we paid about $160 for dinner, including 3 drinks and 1 dessert--but worth it for a special occasion, New Year's Eve in our case. Our only problem was with Open Table. It claimed that the time closest to 5 pm available for dinner was 3:45. When we arrived, the place was empty and tables were available until almost 5.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We got to 626 on Rood whenever we pass through town because the owners and their restaurant are true gems!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, great service as always. Could wish for a little more variability in menu,but there is a bit seasonally.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Another delicious meal at 626 on Rood. The Big Eye tuna egg rolls with wasabi creme fraiche were awesome! Highly recommended. We split the wagyu beef burger with a side of truffle and Grana Padano cheese fries and an order of paella. Yummy. Great wine list. We love to share a bottle of The Arsonist red blend. And we took a pecan pie for two to go! Late night delicious dinner for two. Tastefully decorated for Christmas/holidays. Brenda & Theo never disappoint!!! Love this place. Worth the 6 hour drive and an overnight stay!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Perfect as always. Great anniversary or birthday spot.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

626 on Rood is a great local place where they serve outstanding oysters daily. The oysters are featured at a discount on Sundays and Mondays. It is well worth visiting for a foodie. The wine list is impressive and features unique and wines sampled for here to for remote regions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was a great find. The food and service were excellent. We are anxious to also try Happy Hour and the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Another fabulous anniversary dinner here! The service and food are top notch. Love the wine flights and that cheese plate is no joke! The lemon lavender creme brûlée given to us on the house to celebrate was delicious as always! Can’t wait to be back! It was great seeing you all again.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for THANKSGIVING and the food was ok but not special. The stuffing/dressing was extremely oversalted. The food was just warm. The vegetables were a bit overlooked and I think Brussels sprouts might have been a better choice than broccoli which gets mushy when cooked too long. We each got a nice to go box which was appreciated. I will try eating there again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 8, 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 5, 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 4, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 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 2, 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 28, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 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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 (Denver)·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 20, 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 16, 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 15, 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 13, 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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 (Denver)·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 5, 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 September 30, 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 September 30, 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 29, 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 26, 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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