Ritual

4.6
938 reviews
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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. Ritual is now available to book for events, parties, and more!

From 3 until 5 p.m. every day, Ritual has a limited dining menu available. Please join us for Happy Hour 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday for incredible drink specials on beer, wine & cocktails!

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Houston
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the romantic feel of the place. Hayden was our server and was EXCELLENT! Attentive, polite and informative with his recommendations. His opening spiel was perfect and very storytelling - truly enjoyed it. We had the tasty steak and redfish that I will return to have again. Thank you for a perfect night!

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Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to express your positive experience you had while dining with us. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again. Saul Gonzalez Special Events Manager

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so delicious and my husband loved the beer selection. Will definitely be going back!

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SG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant itself is beautiful, the outside seating is covered and not too croweded with tables. The Saturday brunch was delicious. I look forward to going again!

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JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justin was amazing and made our experience perfect! Food was great and his recommendations were excellent. Will be back soon! Thank you!

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b
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great atmosphere!! Definitely a prime spot for date night!!

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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked on open table, checked in with hostess, they didn’t mark our reservation as arriving, and they were out of shrimp

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KA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch! Food and service was great. Hayden was a great server.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The bartender, Devon, was a phenomenal hostess; we really enjoyed the drinks and the highest level of customer service that she offered. The food lacked seasoning and one of our dishes came out room temp (it was supposed to be freshly sautéed green beans)! Over all, the experience was nice. Pros: Slamming music, great ambiance, and dynamic, attentive bartender. Cons: Food lacked seasoning and room temp. fresh item.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good, nothing great. The place is pretty cool though

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VF
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

nice venue
slow start, nearly left as at 15 min. after seating - no hello, no waiter, no water, no menu
after this things looked up, and thereafter things went well. pleasant waiter, reasonable food, good drink, would repeat.
unclear what was up as it was not that busy. ? bad weather

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and the experience was fantastic. The butcher board was perfect for a table of 4. The wine was tasty and at a good price point. The only little complaint i have is that for $6.00 an ounce for wagyu steak, I expected it to be more tender. It was a ribeye cut, the taste was great, but frankly it was pretty chewy even for a regular ribeye. All that said, I’d go back but order a less expensive steak. I just don’t think it was worth it.

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MP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, professional service, and super cool vibe. Loved our birthday celebration dinner at Ritual!! They had a birthday card on the table signed by the staff when we were sat, and threw in a free churros dessert that was terrific.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only issue, if you could call it that, is that every time I eat here, no matter where I sit, there’s a draft blowing down.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife, father and mother came here on a Sunday evening for a family dinner. The restaurant is located on the corner of Studewood St. and White Oak Dr. and they offer complimentary valet! 😁

Our server’s name was Nu and she was a very polite and generous host.

We started off with a dozen of raw east coast oysters. They were delicious. It came with the standard horseradish/cocktail sauces but it also came with a house smoked fish dish that was superb!

I had been eyeing the menu all day in anticipation of this meal and had my heart set on a steak so, that’s exactly what I ordered. A 24oz 30 day dried bone in ribeye. It was perfect. I requested it rare and that is exactly how it came. The meat was moist, tender and melted in my mouth with every bite.

My wife ordered the Angry Bird which is a deep fried half chicken, with a cayenne pepper baste on top of a cornbread waffle with maple syrup and house pickles. She said it was delightful and even brought home leftovers in a to go box.

My mother ordered a 10oz filet which was perfectly prepared to her specifications (medium well). She said it was an amazing steak.

The one downside of the meal however, was my father’s order; the roasted parmesan cauliflower with a side of shrimp. As delicious as it looked, he commented that the dish was cold and that he was not impressed 👎🏻.

He informed our server Nu and she offered to have the kitchen prepare him another one but, we ended up settling with it being removed from our bill.

The ambiance of the establishment was right up my alley; with basketball games on at the bar (just within eye shot) and a great music selection (80’s classic rock like Africa by Toto).

Cold roasted Parmesan cauliflower aside, Ritual is definitely worth checking out.

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TK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! I believe His name was Frank

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M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

WENT HERE FOR BRUNCH ON SUNDAY HOPING WE COULD TALK AND VISIT BUT THE NOISE LEVEL WAS QUITE LOUD. THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD BUT A LITTLE TOO SPICY FOR ONE AT THE TABLE. THE STAFF WAS MORE THAN WILLING TO CHANGE THE ORDER BUT SHE OPTED TO KEEP IT AND JUST DIDN’T EAT THE CHICKEN...CAYENNE PEPPER WAS TOO MUCH FOR HER. JUSTIN, OUR WAITER WAS ATTENTIVE WITHOUT BEING ANNOYING. VERY FRIENDLY AND DEFINITELY WANTED TO MAKE SURE OUR EXPERIENCE WAS AS GOOD AS IT COULD BE. I WOULD RECOMMEND BUT WOULD PROBALBY OPT FOR AN EARLIER TIME BEFORE IT GOT SO LOUD. RECOMMEND RESERVATIONS AS THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WAITING...WE HAD RESERVATIONS AND STILL HAD TO WAIT ABOUT 10-15 MINUTES.

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GC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Only downside was I paid $6 for a baby cup of orange juice. Chicken and waffles was dank tho

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MH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Ritual.

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T
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We will be unlikely to return to Ritual. The service was very slow and spotty. we were seated and sat fir quite awhile before anyone came to take our drink order or even acknowledge that we had arrived. Our salads came out before our appetizers with the explanation that they were "cold" and needed to be served first. I thought the meatloaf was awful: mushy and unpleasant.



too many other good restaurant choices to have to waste an evening at this place

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S
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and was so delighted we came back . Food was great and love the fresh juice in the mimosas. Jack was a great waiter and the hostess was very friendly.

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EG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had brunch at Ritual for two birthdays. We sat outside which was a charming spot. Started with Chicken Lollipops (sauce is amazing), Sourdough Hushpuppies and the Pig Mac. All three were great, my favorite out of the three is the Pig Mac but I recommend trying all of them. For my main course I had the Shrimp and Boudin omelet. Best omelet I've ever had, oh my! I would put that sauce on everything and love the concept! We had a bottle of white wine and champagne, I liked the wine list. Not too many options, just enough!

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JJ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wait service by Douglas was wonderful. However, the host, Shelby, was rude and short with everyone she seated while I was waiting to be seated. Her disposition was very off putting. Thankfully, we had a great waiter who turned our frown into a smile.

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IL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating a family birthday. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here for brunch, but boy dinner is where it’s at. From ordering beer flights to the Texas meat board we ordered, everything was great! Definitely will continue to come back.

+ complimentary valet parking
+ view of the butcher shop
+ unique restrooms

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! Everything we had to eat was delicious!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the experience was great. The food is always delicious, the service terrific and the ambiance inviting.

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HJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first time sitting outside and it was still amazing. The food was delicious, as always. Our waitress was super friendly and really made sure we enjoyed our time there.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated my ex-wife to brunch at Ritual for her birthday. We were also bringing along our 4 yr old special needs son. I made the reservation for us and made sure to let them know that this day was special because of my ex-wife's birthday. She does so much for our son and is a wonderful mother. I also called ahead to make certain that Ritual would be able to puree' foods for my son. I called and spoke to the manager, Saul. He was very accomodating. Chef Bao was nearby at the time and I was able to speak to both of them on speakerphone. Chef Bao assured me that he would be able to take care of our son's needs.

We arrived at Ritual and the ambience was wonderful. Saul, Chef Bao, and our server, Justin did everything they could to make our visit great. We had a wonderful time. and our food was excellent. We will definitely visit again.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited Ritual while traveling on business. I always try to find a local restaurant that is new to me. I had a wonderful meal from start to finish. If in Houston again, I will definitely go back!

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

Great place, will for sure be back

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f
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently delicious, and the atmosphere is great for people of all ages.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Have loved Ritual in the past. This time, the bar smelled a bit funky. Like the rags used to wipe down the counter needed to be washed in bleach. Bloody Mary’s were decent. Pig Mac appetizer was delish as usual. My waffle was super cold and flat. Disappointing. Coffee only OK. Entrees just so-so this time. Service outstanding! We had a great time despite the food not being up to usual standards.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David is a great server!!! He has a great personality!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing experience and great food. The drink selection, appetizers, main course, and dessert were all amazing! Had the filet and was cooked wonderfully.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and quality of food was superb! Our server took great care of us and we loved our experience! Great spot for our date night and will definitely be back!

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KB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch!

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NT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our second time there. Server was great. Food wasn't as good as first time. My Del Monico was good but my wifes entire lamb rack dish was not hot.

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G
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tony, our waiter, was the best. So friendly and knowledgeable. A pleasure.

The food is always great, but the menu could have a few more entree choices. Portions are very big.

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