Ritual

4.6
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1099 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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KA
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and great food! Can't wait to come back.

LO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Time there for brunch and it was fantastic! The best grits ever.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was outstanding.

T
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was great.

SS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the table, we started with the barbecued oysters and split a wagyu steak. Amazing! I had an old fashion, the best in town, and my friends had cosmopolitans and scotch. My entrée was lamb; A generous serving prepared perfectly with lots of delicious vegetables. Others at the table had duck, pork chop, and short ribs. We finished with the sticky toffee putting (which was out of this world good), warm berry cobbler (which was also off the hook), and bread pudding. Our waiter, Brandon, did an excellent job and took care of us from start to finish. I can’t say enough about this restaurant and wish more places could take some tips from this excellent establishment. We are already planning our next visit.

WF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

First time to Ritual. The place looks great, the food was very good..our server though was inconsistent. He was not that knowledgeable , and encouraging. I have to ask him what are the specials or any recommendations. He keeps trying to push us out even though we were still eating our meals. Will try again, maybe we will get a better server.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

3rd time to eat here, not as good as the previous times. Don’t waste your time or money on the death by gumbo that’s brought out in a iron skillet, way to hot and doesn’t cool down due to the skillet. Quality of food and drinks are not like our previous visits. Will probably not return again. Thanks

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While the food was very good, it came to the table lukewarm at best. I don't know if it had sat in the service pass too long or what? A bit disappointing.

P
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It used to be a great place but something has happened to it. Food is still good and the ambience is wonderful, but service is awful.
One hour after being seated we were still waiting for the food. It took them more than 15 minutes to bring the drinks we have ordered, and they were wrong.
Only a few tables (5, maybe 6) were occupied and there were at least six people attending them. But they spent most of the time 'hidden' somewhere instead of serving the clients

S
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

LA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible. There was a bit of a wait between our appetizers and dinner arriving but it was well worth the wait once the food came. Can not wait to go back.

NN
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The booth they sat us at was the worst booth I have ever sat in. It barely gives you any room to slide in, barely no butt space and the back was angled very far back instead of straight up. The food wasn’t that great, they severely burnt my bacon that even the waitress was surprised that they sent out such a severely burnt piece of bacon to a customer. She didn’t initially see it because it was covered with salad. The music is played way too loud which of course customers have to really speak up to hear their company which really made things un-enjoyable since I couldn’t really hear what my company was saying most of the time. Definitely would not recommend this place or come back.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good for a dinner date, be sure to make reservations

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Foods always great. Service was a little slow but first time it has happened. Great food to pair with nice environment. The pig Mac is delicious and you can’t really say no to fresh oysters and delicious steaks.

RY
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and our waiter was very helpful. We were a little bummed that we had to wait until 8:00 for our 7:45 reservation, but it didn’t end up being a big deal. We enjoyed sitting outside and each table had a heater to keep you warm. Will be back!

OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great. Deliciousness.

RJ
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my mother's birthday at Ritual. We had a great time! She loved the redfish dish! The rest of the table had the red beans/rice, The Pig Mac, and Angry Bird. All were great! Will definitely return.

AC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we’ve had in years!!! We splurged and went with the aged Wagyu beef and lobster Mac and cheese and were in heaven! Leon our sever and Coco our bar tender were fantastic. Great night’

M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ritual! The service and staff are amazing. They’re super knowledgeable on the menu and make great recommendations. The food is always wonderful and it has my husband’s favorite meal in Houston (the short rib!). We went for Valentine’s Day and the special dessert, a boozy cheesecake, was incredible!

B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite, the atmosphere amazing, and the service was great.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Always good to see Gabe.

m
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Great food and our waiter was amazing. I wish I could remember his name. Looking forward to the next visit.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ritual was the perfect business lunch

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mara took great care of us. Service was exceptional.

TA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely an amazing place! The ambiance is awesome! The waitstaff is amazing. Leon helped us out mainly, and he wasn’t even our actual waiter. Our waiter had a very large party and a few other tables so Leon took care of us more. He was definitely on point. I’ll definitely recommend and be back to visit this awesome place again.

J
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday Brunch. Very pleased with the menu selection. Service was outstanding and food delicious and prepared exactly as ordered.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our server and the ambience were great, but the food was lacking on this visit. It wasn’t horrible, it just wasn’t exceptional.

AB
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The food was delicious hands up. However, the service or should I say the lack of service was the worst I have seen in a very long time.

MM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our friend got a totally different entree than what he ordered. He ordered a breakfast sandwich and got Mac and cheese and he didn’t want to say anything. The chicken and waffles was very dry and the gumbo was just ok. Food was not good enough to warrant the price. The Bloody Mary was good though.

F
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darby was friendly, energetic, and helpful, awesome visit

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s 21st Bday brunch! Everything was ahmazing!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

We arrived on time for our reservation and ended up waiting 30 minutes for our table. Once seated at 8:30 we waited quite a while for our waiter to show up. We ordered our appetizers and entrees at the same time, around 8:50. Two of our appetizers came pretty quickly but we had to ask our waiter for the other two, which came significantly later. From there we waited 45 minutes to get our main course. By 9:45 we saw people who had been seated before us leaving the restaurant. Somehow either out waiter or the kitchen royal screwed up our orders. Not a good experience and we will more than likely not be going back, too many other good spots in our area.

GG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service review took a hit because of two HUGE tables of 12+ people being in the restaurant with us. This made our food take quite a while to come out. Ritual doesn't seem equipped to handle two large parties at once but food, ambiance, and price were all perfect.

RR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found the pricing for the steaks very confusing and misleading. A member of my party wanted a steak but didn't realize that he was ordering a steak costing over $100 while the rest of us were ordering meals in the $35 range. Turned out very embarrassing for him and uncomfortable for me. Specials were presented by the waiter without any discussion of the cost. Again, embarrassing to ask. May say, "If you have to ask, you can't afford to eat here". May be true but, to get a surprise at the end may result in my never returning or never recommending this restaurant to anyone.

W
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love Ritual, great bartenders and wait staff, disappointed in the Denver Cut was tough. Food is always great here, Ill be back

PP
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic
Great service
Great food

AG
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great service and food selection. Good portion for reasonable price. Cane sugar fountain drinks is a plus.

YD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is a comfortable, nice looking space, but you have to be a meat eater to enjoy it -- meet section of the kitchen is a part of the interior and can be very intimidating. The food was simply wonderful. The service friendly.

DD
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lovely beet salad and breakfast crab cake Benedict. Drinks we great and our service was on point.

PD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had no idea what to expect. Food was excellent. Great beer selection. Solid wine and cocktails. Great service.

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