Ritual

4.5
1184 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ken Bridge, owner of Delicious Concepts created Ritual, a restaurant designed to be a model of sustainability. Ritual is bound by its’ Texas roots and boundary breaking in its’ presentation of New Gulf Coast Cuisine. It’s extensive list of Butcher Cuts & Dry Aged Beef boasts the best quality of meat featured in the most sustainable program in Houston. A delicately curated beer and wine list compliments the local flavors emphasized on the menu.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1184 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRussellK
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Hate hate hate the app

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AshleyR
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for brunch The biscuits and gravy was really good. It had a nice kick to it. The bacon was good and crispy.

My husband got the French toast and said it was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Ordering from the app is a joke. Took 15 minutes to download and figure it out. Felt like at the airport. Not a nicer dining experience commensurate with the price of the food. I did all the work. Should have got cut of the auto 20% gratuity.

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vipDorcasS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was great, but the rest of the experience was negative. We had to download an app and provide our credit card number to even order. Why am I going to a restaurant if I'm going to get a takeout experience?
The hostess didn't tell us to have the paying person only download this app. then we had to re-enter everything to get all people on same bill. The expediter slammed our plates and setups on the table and stalked off.
I would prefer a more human experience. I want to share a human moment with my server - learn her name and tell her mine. Talk about what's good. All of that was removed due to the Roovy app.

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KayBee
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Aside from having to put my financial information into a little known app to order, the menu was very limited and not what was shown on the restaurant's website. If you decide to order more than your original order, another ticket will have to be processed.

The menu doesn't allow for substitutions so if you have allergy or dietary restrictions PLEASE GO ELSEWHERE! The carafe of mimosa tasted like pure juice, no champagne! My eggs were cooked wrong (I asked for fried hard but the yoke ran a bit), there was more fat on my brisket than actual brisket and my home fries (potatoes) were cold.

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vipMichaelB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The live music at brunch was fantastic. The band was world class.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

First let me say the food was good. My issue is with the fact that they no longer offer wait service and ordering at the table. You’re forced to download an app, not just scan a QR code and get a menu, but actually download an app and then put in your credit card number and create a login so you can even see the menu. Then every time you want to order something additionally, like say a drink, you must pull out your phone, log back into the app, and order your drink on the app. You can’t merely ask the wait person to bring it to you. We will not be returning to this restaurant as long as they are using this system. Very poor for customer service.

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vipTrugame
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good venue, over priced. Two entrees and a two drinks will run you $100 plus. That's no appetizers, desserts, etc.

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TeraS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The virtual ordering was awful....you should get rid of that! When you order a steak and food expect to get waited on not thru an app. Won’t be back until that goes away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service has become impersonal. Ordered via app, paid via app. Not for us.

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Delicious
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was amazing! A must have!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love music was amazing, the short rib is unbeatable

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Attempted to have a birthday dinner here but the service was atrocious. 3 tables total booked for the evening. The kitchen couldn’t handle allergy requests and sent out cold sides. When asked 2 different times for forks the wait staff was seen sweeping the floors. Ultimately gave up and left without paying for anything when determined the main dish was still contaminated with food allergy ingredients.

If this restaurant survives Covid it will be a miracle.

Extremely disappointed as we have had many wonderful dinner experiences here prior.

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Girlfriend
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had an exceptionally good time. Our waiter, a very nice young man assisted us at Table 3. Really had a good time.

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AlexA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food and drink menu was more limited than expected through the Roovy app. Would have loved to try some of the cocktails seen on pictures of menus from before Covid.
Each food dish had great aspects, but they also were lacking. For example, the pork belly appetizer was delicious, but the onion straws on top were cold and not crisp. Again, the food was delicious but each dish had some aspect that was simply underwhelming

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vipmassemail
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Wasn't sure what to expect, but when we got there, thought it was closed. There may have been a total of 4 tables occupied the whole time we were there. I did not like having to use an app to view, place our dinner order, and pay for our meal. We were brought bread plates for our appetizer, and never got a proper dinner plate when our food was delivered. We ordered the steak flight, which came out on a cutting board, and two sides. We ate our meal off the appetizer plates. The steaks were just okay; for the price ($60) I would have rather gone to a tried and true steakhouse. The mashed potatoes were just okay. The brussel sprouts were the best part of the meal. Probably will not be back.

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LeeP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food came right out and was delicious, and music trio was on point with the right mix of tunes.

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BriD
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was tasty, but I felt it was way over priced.

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LaurenA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Blah. That about sums it up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would prefer returning to full service as opposed to Roovy. Many other restaurants are doing full service. It’s a better experience.

JW
JohnW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, except ordering through the app.

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Leena
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service! Thank you T for the great conversation and customer service.

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vipHoustonDiner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We knew the food was good, on this visit, we enjoyed the Roovy ordering system and way the team of servers implement it.

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AndreW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, location and great service. Food was delicious!

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MelodyT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Ritual! Our party of four had the gumbo, brussel sprouts, pig mac and Ritual burger. Everything was fantastic and the ambiance was excellent. Our server was friendly and had great recommendations. Will definitely be back!

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Marie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We got the avocado Benedict toast & the hash. And I would highly recommend both. Will definitely be back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

There were maybe 10 noodles in the mac we ordered. The kitchen should have been embarrassed by how oversauced it was. The crab cakes were mushy and gross. Bad food. Won’t return.

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Ritual's covid measures remove the waitstaff from the dining experience, they drop off your food and avoid interaction. You order and pay through an app so no questions about the food, no daily special, no service period. The food was good but the service was horrible. Most restaurants have normal service with precautions Ritual has taken it too far, ordering at the counter would have been better than the experience delivered. We should have left when we were seated, had no idea we would be actively avoided by the staff and talked down to when trying to ask questions or have simple service.
The one bright spot was our server who was on day 4 of employment trying his best to help, unfortunately his mentor and management were discouraging interaction. An app does not replace wait staff!
Very disappointed

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Rudy
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Portions are great and well presented. You'll need to use their app for ordering and paying. This is a little unusual at first but works once you understand how to use it. If you are expecting a constant waiter then you might be disappointed. Parking is free valet or park on the street.

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vipHou2wine
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were on point as always. But now w/ covid this owner has you download an app, place your order from the app & pay by the app. A lot of work on your end when trying to be serviced while visiting w/ friends. Just was a bit annoying to do

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible Service. What Service ? You have to order off a App. Very sketchy. Not the same place it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Roovy ordering system not ideal for this restaurant.

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JeffD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Went for date night- great job at social distancing tables, temperature checking upon arrival, and mask regulations. You order and pay all of your food and drinks through an app, which meant that your only service is essentially your waiters being food runners. But they were all very friendly and helpful. The chicken fried chicken was good! Had an amazing gravy. The burger was not very impressive- the meat was good, but the bread was sub par and not soft but was more dense and hard. The cheese wasn’t very good either. The fries were pretty good but all in all just plain ol average fries! The side of green beans were very average and not special. We also had a side of balsamic Brussels sprouts, which had great flavor, but they were very wet and not your typical balsamic Brussels because they weren’t crunchy. We finished off with their cookie ice cream (like a pazookie), but our cookie was hard as a rock. Our server told us that that is just the way it comes. Not gooey or really very edible.

Overall it wasn’t bad.... but it just wasn’t good. I loved their beer selection and ease of ordering, but I don’t think I’ll come back. But who knows, could have been an off night for them!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sadly our experience was very underwhelming. The food was just ok. For what we paid it sadly did not impress.

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CourtR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I love Ritual’s food and ambiance, but this last time was leaving a bit to be desired. The music, not the people since it was early brunch and minimal persons were seated, were so loud we could hardly hear the table conversation in the resturant. We also had to ask several times for water and coffee refills. Granted, they had just moved to the Roovy app for table service so maybe they were trying to work out the finer details on checking on customers. However, it was definitely not the brunch experience my husband and I wanted to share and had come to expect from Ritual with his mother. Hoping next time is better!

BJ
BeatriceJW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love it, as always!

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vipThomasI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The food was outstanding as always. But they have replaced wait staff with an app. The app would be nice for a counter service restaurant like Paulie's, Torchy's, Velvet Taco, Gatlin's BBQ, Truth BBQ, etc. But we go to Ritual to have a nice sit down meal. The hostess spent more time explaining the app than it would have taken to take our order. Very disappointing for any place expecting more than a $20 ticket.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at this establishment. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was very welcoming and friendly. We can’t wait until our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Super safe and cool application to order food/drinks and pay easily!

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vipRUBA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was totally awesome and the sun room was a delight to dine in.

FAQs

Ritual offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 203-5180.

Ritual is rated 4.5 stars by 1184 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.

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