RND Corner Grille

4.4
408 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
RND Corner Grille is a classic American restaurant and bar that features freshly prepared food, a classic bar menu and superior service. Modern and classic design elements allow for an energetic bar area and casual, but elegant, dining experience. The “R-N-D” name pays tribute to our location, which is located in the historic Round Corner Drug building in Lawrence, Kansas.
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KJ
Denver
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was extremely slow and the restaurant was out of 4-5 menu items. They were even out of coke! Who has heard of such! No salmon, crab cakes, short ribs, the list went on and on. Probably took over 10-15 min to get our cocktails and the place was empty. We have dined here many times in the past since our daughter has been at KU but sad to say this restaurant has really deteriorated. Our server told us we had to order our dinner when we were enjoying our wine and appetizers. It was very awkward. We suspected she wanted to go off her shift. Probably will not return to RND

L
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We always enjoy the atmosphere here. We were a little disappointed in the service on a Saturday night. We weren’t there at a busy time and our food still took forever. And very disappointed at the amount of Salmon on my Salad. Brussels sprouts are amazing!

JN
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were Sat at a terrible table by the door with blinding sun straight in my eyes. Despite having a reservation waited 15 minutes for our drink order, ordered a 45 dollar bottle of Napa Merlot that was in fact a 10 dollar bottle (so it tasted like garbage). This is perhaps partially Napa’s fault for lending there name to crap wine marked up 500%. I ordered a strip steak rare. I was brought out a grey moist thing without any charing if it was lightly boiled.

One of these strikes on its own would have been tolerable. $140 dollars later I was asking myself why did I bother with this establishment.

RR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been here several times. Unfortunately, it was a busy evening and we waited a long time for our food. Once we got it, it was cold. Steak was overcooked, but cold (was supposed to Med Rare; came out well done). We gave feedback to waiter. He told his manager who was very nice and accommodating and comped our dinners. Staff and manager did a good job trying to remedy the issues. Will try them again.

DB
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can always count on high quality food at RND. This was my first time to do a weekday lunch and the menu had many good choices at very reasonable prices.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. Our server was very green, left my beer empty for quite a while. I asked for an app, he automatically gave us the $30 version and not the $15 one, which is what I wanted. He was not very attentive and looked to be more interested in the host. Food however, was on point.

DC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night we had THE BEST time! Everyone was so helpful and courteous. Our server Olivia was so fun and had many great insights into the new menu which we absolutely loved! Kudos to the Chef also- everything we had was amazing and trust me- we tried ALOT of the new menu last night. Thank you for a great evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We we waited on by a lovely young lady, Olivia who treated is like we were the only group in the restaurant. The food was quite good and the prices commensurate with the generous portions.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun dinner destination to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or special event.

TG
Kansas City
41 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Enjoyed having a table at the window seeing Mass.

s
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sometimes their seasoning is a bit tame. Otherwise, no complaints. RNDCG serves consistently good food. In a city without a French restaurant, I very much appreciate their delicious and reasonably priced Steak Frites. The bar knows how to make a cocktail and the wine selection, while a wee bit pricey, is pretty well curated.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Brunch was great- the chilaquiles is outstanding! My family enjoyed their pancakes and a short rib sandwich. Of course the tater tots are not to be missed! Service was good but I think our server forgot to shower.
Overall great food and atmosphere

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant and will visit it again when we are back in Lawrence.

F
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The portion sizes are good for the price but it doesn’t matter if there is no flavor. Chicken pot pie was bland. Pork chop had two pieces of carmelized onions and one piece of mushroom. Expect a lot more from this establishment. Not busy for a Friday night.

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RND is my favorite restaurant in Lawrence, KS and basically the area, Topeka included and Overland Park area of Kansas.

The staff is skilled and extremely polite and attentive. The food is great and consistent. I had friends from Topeka and Phoenix in town and everyone loved their meals. I really enjoy the place.

MW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

It's June and the fall/winter menu is still being served. We love RND. The food has always been good in the past, service and bar are always outstanding. The steaks we had on 5/31/19 upset our stomachs, and were bland. We had indigestion and sour stomachs the next day. We won't be back until the menu is updated. Do not recommend at this time due to out of season menu and iffy food prep w/our most recent meal.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All was good

TC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Overpriced, average meal. Nice ambiance/setting. Disappointed for the price.

MB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation celebration! RND accommodated our group, with a couple of add one at the last minute. Food and service were excellent. One of our favorite restaurants in Lawrence.

R
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for dinner with a group of friends. We we promptly seated and were attended to immediately. Wonderful drinks and food. We will be back!

AN
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certainly enjoyed our dining experience at RND. We will definitely be back.

CT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

An exceptional meal at a restaurant that clearly has high culinary standards. Excellent beer and wine list, attentive service. The risotto with acorn squash and pesto was out of this world! If we lived in Lawrence, we'd be regular diners.

m
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kristi Lopez, the general manager, is a rock star. She sets the service mindset for the rest of the team. Mother's Day Brunch was quite a delight. Our server was friendly and responsive. The bacon buttermilk pancake was a tasty guilty pleasure. Loved the Make Your Own Mimosa flavor with variety of juice options. A Lawrence winner!

RT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

server was not attentive, he is not a professional waiter. Food looked good but had no outstanding taste. ambiance was good; like the space and music. overall consensus not worth bring mom on mothers day. she was not impressed. no management peraonell came over to ask about our meal and experience. Problems with this Resturant seem to come from the top; management apathy, food quaility and service.. all fixable?

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner with daughter

AJ
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was slow. Took about 15 minutes to get a drink every time we ordered. Food was mediocre. Better restaurants in Lawrence for you money

BB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are always excellent. We typically go for the Sunday brunch but the other times we have been there everything is consistently good.

MW
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here for Easter. My husband and I with our 20 month old son. I was nervous to bring our little one because I saw somewhere on here that they weren’t kid friendly. I didn’t think that was the case at all. The food was delicious, perfect Easter brunch. Loved the tater tots appetizer and got Mac and cheese for my son even though it wasn’t on the morning menu.
Our waiter did a good job, and the manager made sure to stop by and make sure we were happy. Also cool that this place has been around so long. I did end up taking my son outside early because he was starting to get loud and it seems like a nice place, but didn’t feel like the staff judged us for having a toddler along at all!

RR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and experience was good, but was told that the Meatballs were a favorite, but they were very dry

CP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

There were 4 of us and everyone commented that the food was not seasoned well. It had no flavor

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our Mom’s Weekend Brunch

m
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Lawrence gem! Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. So good we went three times over the weekend.

OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We are delighted that this is the sort of restaurant that does not offer A-1 sauce for its steaks. They are too good to need it. Some customers might taste better with A-1 sauce, though.

SE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious meal, and the service was very good. unfortunately, we had a reservation and still had to wait 45 minutes.

D
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful meal at RnD. As a wine snob I really appreciate they keep the red wines at the right temperature, so they have a nice coolness about them. This is my go to restaurant in Lawrence.

GM
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific atmosphere, our waiter was very personable. The food came quick and it was so very good. We will be back, a neighborhood gem.

SR
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been to Lawrence in awhile, and a friend recommended RND highly. She was right! Nice yet casual, good menu, and one of our favorite wines was half price. WIN!

D
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet evening with very good service. My new go to restaurant in Lawrence.

J
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

We were at a table that backed up to a large party and the women were rude and obnoxious and kept their seats out and I was bumped by the services at least 20 times
Not a good experience, they should not have seated anyone at our table

OT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this place! Everything was top notch. The food was superb and our service (Tyler) was excellent. The GM even made visits to the tables to check in on her customers. Will definitely be pack whenever in Lawrence. Perfect evening!!

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