Around RowHouse this week...

This coming menu is all about what I'm hungry for now.  I'm so excited to bring it to the plates.  Deeper flavors, lots of layers, yet still hopefully not heavy.  Whether or not you are a fig fan, I think we are going to show off this little gem in a couple of beautiful ways.  Let me know what you think.

I think this past week, I finally had my sigh of relief and the "aha moment" when I felt confident my new kitchen crew was thru stage one.  I love seeing people gain confidence, and or decide this isn't the right place for them.  This restaurant is a forum of growth and creativity and I believe we are entering into out next and maybe most awesome to date dimension.  I can't wait to see what transpires and how this crew will win your hearts and appetites.  Thanks for allowing us to have growing is a pretty good show from my vantage point, despite the often wrinkled brow, I am still enjoying myself.   Thanks for all the hugs, the back pats, and the thumbs up.  We are here for you!

Have a great week.   Thanks for being here!

blast from the past, 2nd year crew of RowHouse, 2008

Our  menu Oct 22 - 25, 2014

  • Salad:  Greens, Oranges, Walnuts, Goat's Cheese, Roasted Onion Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Lentil and Carrot
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Beet Gratin with Sauteed Kale (or Brussels Sprouts)
  • Entree 2:  Seared Sea Scallops, Pear Butter, Butternut Squash and Spinach Risotto
  • Entree 3:  Slow Braised Boneless Beef Spare Ribs with Dark Beer and Figs, Roasted Potato and Fennel
  • Dessert:  Chocolate Brownies with Cranberry Compote (Gluten Free)
  • Dessert:  Apple Crisp with Cinnamon Whip Cream
  • Dessert:  Butternut Squash Scones with Fig Preserves

Our  menu Oct 15 - 18, 2014

  • Salad:  Radish and Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Cilantro and Yogurt
  • Soup:  Potato Corn with Jalapeno Oil
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Tomato, Zucchini, Eggplant, and Polenta Stack
  • Entree 2:  Pecan Crusted Mahi Mahi, Celery Cream, Smashed Peas
  • Entree 3:  Sliced Beef Tenderloin, Plum Butter, Worchesterchire Vinaigrette, Sweet Potato and Sausage 
  • Dessert:  Pumpkin Cake
  • Dessert:  Plum and Cranberry Compote in Pastry with Whipped Cream
  • Dessert:  Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Granache

Our  menu Oct 8 - 11, 2014

  • Salad:  Romaine, Cucumber, Artichoke Hearts, Black Olive, Croutons, Dill Vinaigrette
  • Soup:  Butternut Squash with Sage
  • Vegetarian Entree:  Leek, Mushroom, and Goat's Cheese Frittata with Sweet Pepper and Corn Salsa
  • Entree 2:  Seared Salmon, Shallot Pan Sauce, Sauteed Greens and Radish
  • Entree 3:  Port and Mustard Glazed Beef, Smashed Root Vegetables, Sauteed Greens 
  • Dessert:  Pumpkin Bread Pudding
  • Dessert:  Plum Upside Down Cake
  • Dessert:  Flourless Chocolate Cake with Cointreau Glaze

Dinner at RowHouse is $43 per person.  Our Tasting menu includes a sampling of every item on our menu for the week. Please feel free to choose only one of the entrees and still enjoy the other courses.  We are also happy to make portions more "modest" if you would like.  We do our best to accommodate food allergies and dietary restrictions.  

When making reservations please know the house has three levels and many unique dining rooms. The main floor is handicap accessible, but the top floor and garden level do have stairs. We try to honor table and floor request but are not always able to do so because of limited space for large groups. If you have a specific table or room you'd like, please let us know when making your reservation and we will do our best to make it happen. We are contantly looking for ways to make your evening with us even better.  One of us is on staff at RowHouse Wednesday through Saturday from 2 pm to Close.  We return calls Wednesday through Saturday in the order received.  

We have a lovely winelist, Premium Liquors, awesome cocktails, and great beers.   Wine and Alcohol cannot be brought in to the restaurant as of April 1, 2011


Some of my local favorite places to eat.....


  • Tumptim Thai: I can't say enough good thing about their food. Yum!
  • The Blind Tiger: I come from beer people. This is good beer.
  • New City Cafe: Hip, uptown food.
  • Chez Yazu: Beautiful, intimate and so French.
  • El Mezcal Topeka Boulevard: Staple: once a week at least.
  • The Celtic Fox:  Give me a Smithwick's
  • Quniton's: Great sandwiches and an amazing tap selection. Love the new bistro burgers! 
  • The Burger Stand:  College Hill Area
  • Encore: Lawrence Secret:  get the Vegan General Tsao's Chicken"
  • 715:  Lawrence - One of my favorite restaurants 

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