RowHouse Restaurant

4.9
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
168 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Steps from the Kansas State Capitol Grounds, the once dilapidated historic site at 515 Van Buren St. was transformed by Owner and Chef, Greg Fox, into a fine dining venue. Greg is a native Kansan who is inspired by his roots. He draws from being raised in a family of cooks and bakers—along with his culinary experience in New York City and Nashville—to bring something unexpected, yet familiar, to the table. He and head chef, Anna Springer, serve up dishes made with equal measures of love and finesse—and you can taste it. The Evening prix-fixe "tasting" menu is seasonally driven and changes weekly, it's also available a la carte and able to be tailored around your time and budget. Many of the menu items are made with local ingredients—often from the RowHouse garden. We also now offer an exciting lunch menu that has something for everyone's particular palate. RowHouse strives to create a welcoming experience that cherishes its history and deliciously evolves. Join us!
What 168 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Quiet
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
CF
ChrisF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Row House has never disappointed me. Unique, high quality food in an intimate environment. The menu changes on a weekly basis.

MV
MillValleyGirl
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Entrees were over cooked. Zach, our waiter, was quite attentive. Wine pairings were perfect w/the food in each course, even when the food fell short. Dinner started with 3 great courses all 4 stars, and ended on a down note with the final 3 courses, none of which was better than 1 star. The vegetarian course of mushrooms had a texture problem because of tough, unmassaged kale. As stated, the salmon and beef tenderloin were both over cooked or unevenly done. The beef was tough. The dessert, a trifle with candied bacon, was a total failure of texture and flavor. Nevertheless we like what they're trying to do here and will give them 1 more try. But we will probably listen to friends and go to Chez Yazu before trying RowHouse again.

L
Larlee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the imaginative food: so many flavors, beautiful presentation and varied mouth feels. wonderful to have a restaurant where the food is better than what I can make at home.

CS
CarolS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual. We come every time we’re in Topeka.

MZ
MattZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked for a “romantic” table for Valentine Day. We had our own covey with a curtain- very nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beetstrami sandwich is absolutely delicious!

DD
DaniD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Chef's Dinner! We were pleasantly surprised by each dish and enjoyed every bite!

J
Jesse
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was well prepared and presented. We were especially impressed with the staff's politeness, kindness, and helpfulness.

JE
vipJohnE528
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

loved the building and proximity to the KS Capitol. Food was delicious.

KA
KAIF
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time dining at RowHouse. Both times have been a great experience. The cost is somewhat high which keeps me from dining there on a regular basis, but for a special occasion I highly recommend it.

MS
MarkS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience for us at Row House!

SH
SeanH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great service, good food, and a nice atmosphere

JH
JennyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highlight of our trip to Topeka! The food and service were both exceptional and one of the most special dining experiences we have ever had. Highly recommend!

j
janeg
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful presentation, comfortable seating, great wait staff.

BN
BillN
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

LD
LeslieD
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Row House was about 4 years ago when we stopped in Topeka. This time we were on our way from Colorado to Indiana and made sure we had reservations to stop on our way home! It didn’t disappoint! Everything was excellent. The mushroom soup, beef tenderloin, and butternut squash tacos were especially good. So were the cocktails. We love the intimate atmosphere of the house and the staff is so warm. My husband now has two of Greg’s cookbooks and loves them.

TD
TaraD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for lunch. Amazing food and staff with perfect timing.

ME
MikeE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy dining experience with an excellent menu. The ambience heightens the pleasure of this fine dining experience.

AT
AnnieT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. It is our number one place for celebrating and for evenings with friends. I buy all of the owners cookbooks.

RM
RandallM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch! The portions were just right. The tomato dill soup and the ham and cheese sandwich were excellent. The ambiance was perfect! A wonderful experience

DR
DebraR
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The RowHouse never ceases to amaze and delight with it's wonderful ambiance, delightful staff and delicious, creative menu!! Truly an incredible Topeka Treasure!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was great!

JL
JaLo
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in interesting late 19th century row house. Great experience.

L
Luvseafood
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always uniquely made and delicious!

J
Jeff
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting, great service & fabulous food. A tradition with us. Worth every penny. Highly recommend. -Jeff & Laura Jacobsen

PP
PaulP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection every step of the way. Imaginative recipes, creative menu, gracious, warm & impeccable service, astounding wine pairings. Fine dining at it's finest.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I proposed this evening at this very unique restaurant where we had a wonderful evening! The Chef’s menu was an excellent choice. The food is delicious and presented perfectly. We had great service and even though you are seated close to others you feel private and can enjoy the background music while having an intimate dinner. We plan on returning for other special occasions.

AG
AndrewG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted at the door. Old historic building with lots of character. Climbing stairs could be issue with some guests so tell them before you arrive, they will accommodate you. Seated in a private room. Provided complimentary champagne because of our anniversary. Hostess was very friendly and timely in her service to us. Food was great. Presentation and flavor outstanding. Been going here for years and never disappointed in service, quality, and diversity of food provided.

CI
ChristineI
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Rowhouse feels like dining at a friend's house- comfortable but very special indeed. The ambience is wonderful and the food is phenomenal from appetizer to dessert; the staff is very friendly and helpful. I enjoy the chefs taste of all of the offerings the food is fresh and fun; it is my favorite place to dine!

KH
vipKevinH
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance delicious food fabulous service. We drove all the way from Kansas City just to treat friends to this amazing restaurant.

DM
DannaM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine with these incredible people in such a charming atmosphere. I really can’t say enough about how much I love the whole experience! They are so kind, and so accommodating of my dietary restrictions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, portions a good size - not huge but more than adequate (had a take home box). This was a particularly good menu, enjoyed the evening very much.

j
jleach
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible - best I've had in years. Service was great - we were greeted at the door and the servers were informative and personable. Had a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The perfect spot for a special occasion.

S
Sheryl
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner with our good friends! The atmosphere is so nice, and the Christmas decorations are very nice! The food was absolutely delicious, too! My friend and I had the sampler of all dishes and were so glad we did! We will likely make this a yearly tradition!

CW
ChuckW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with excellent staff, service and food.

MM
MMLinKS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Having dined at Row House multiple times in the past, this was a Lunch experience, which was new to us.
Both my wife and I had the 1/2 sandwich and Soup combination and it was more than satisfying.

I had the Tomato Basil soup which was a splendid blend of tomato bits and a wonderful cream sauce.
We both had the Grilled ham and cheese with was cooked to perfection.
Going to Row House is a treat and it is neither the fastest (although not slow at all) nor the lowest price. But in this case, you definitely get what you pay for and it is well worth every cent.

Quiet enough for a business lunch, or private enough for a couples escape.

If you haven't tried them for lunch, it is a MUST add to your calendar.

Greg and his staff always treat you as their favorite guest.

KH
vipKevinH
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found The RowHouse on line and decided to try for lunch. WOW, what a delicious Salmon salad, perfectly cooked, delicious mixture of flavors and not over dressed. The portion size was perfect for lunch. We had the pleasure of meeting the Chef/Author/Owner, Greg Fox and received a guided tour of the entire three stories of the late 19th century building as well as the kitchen. What a nice find in Topeka, KS. We live in Kansas City but can't wait to go back and try the dinner menu, I'm sure it will be worth the trip.

DM
vipDebM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t find better food anywhere, literally anywhere

AZ
AntonZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at RowHouse last Thursday on my birthday. We were seated right away and our server, Rusty, did a nice job of taking care of us. We had the Chef's menu with a testing of each of the menu items. You can tell that they put a lot of effort into their food and that everything is house made. It was all delicious. We really enjoyed the wine pairings too. Afterwards we were treated to a tour with a brief history of the building - lots of old time charm that you will never get from chain restaurants, even nice ones. This one is on our list to go back for another special occasion.

FAQs

RowHouse Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (785) 235-1700.

RowHouse Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.