Ritual

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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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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re regulars here because we love it so much. Always have a great experience!

t
Houston
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Loved the lamb chops! Good drinks too - have some liquors that most bars don't have. A bit loud for conversation but still fun.

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Houston for a conference and Ritual was recommended by locals. The food was great and the atmosphere was laidback but still high end. Definitely recommend the angry bird and Texas picnic board! Accommodated a table of 7.

V
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food per usual. Thank you Gabe and team for the great brunch experience!

K
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Louis R. provided excellent service and menu recommendations. The food was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

We had a reservation at 8:45pm. We arrived early at 7:45pm and alerted the hostess that if a table were to open early that we would be ready. We were seated at 10pm!!! Yes, that’s over an hour past our reservation.

J
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is top notch. My wife and I had the pork belly app and followed that with the Texas Tour of four different steaks. Great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We met for our friends priesthood ordination celebration and it was a great place to meet with great friends, celebrate, and eat delicious food!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, but I was very unimpressed with the food and service

TC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had and outstanding meal. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We’ve already told all of our friends about our experience and know that they will will be planning a trip soon. We will definitely be back in the near future.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was even better! We had an awesome meal and the best waiter, attentive, made great recommendations. We will definitely be back.

RF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I have visited Ritual for a birthday 2 years in a row and this year was not up to par at all. I had to send my boyfriends steak back three times after asking for medium well it came out rare. The brusselsprouts were cold and the wait after placing your order was horrible. There was no compensation after all of that on a $150 plus tab.

E
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. The pork belly appetizer was amazing and full of flavor. Service was extremely slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My mom, daughter and I had dinner and I wish I could say that it was a yummy experience. I have been to Ritual before and the food was delicious but it’s been a while. I am sorry to say that while the service was excellent, the atmosphere warm, fun and inviting, the food quality was disappointing. I had the lamb chops which were beautifully presented but in all, offered about three bites of lamb. This surprised me because frankly, I just expected more, especially for an over $30 entree.

My mother ordered the pork chop which was generous in size but very dry and tough as an old boot! It was actually hard to even cut. The Ritual staff offered her a different entree which she accepted (boneless chicken breast, grilled) but it was also very dry. In fairness, Ritual comp’d her meal but in the end we just wish her original meal had been edible; she would have happily paid for it.

My daughter ordered the salad with steak. She requested the steak be prepared medium rare. Some slices were medium rare while others were simply rare.

My family and I enjoy the many great eateries our city offers. Our minds are open and our palates ready to try new things. This was just a big surprise and disappointment, especially for all three of to have meals that were not up to standard.

Was it an off night? I hope it was and that Ritual is back on their game, as I am writing this.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was good, but the service was awful!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We usually have a great experience but this time was way less than average. Not typical though

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for my mom’s birthday, it’s become a tradition to come here every year. We absolutely love it and we’ll be back again next year.

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Overall the experience was good. However it could have been a great experience if our waiter who actually happened to be pleasant would have told us we needed to order brunch items by a certain time. We assumed as long as we ordered by 3 we would be alright. Turns out that was incorrect so needless to say our experience was drinks and appetizers.

f
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for Christmas Eve Dinner three years ago and we were pleasantly pleased with the subtle changes made! Enjoyed it very much!

Q
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was excellent.

JC
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful date thanks for the attention and care on our requests!!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful service

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Full gluten free menu.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the fact you could talk and could hear

KB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been twice and both times were very good. Love all the different dishes and all the waitstaff is very nice from the hostess to the servers. Well done.

W
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute card left on our table

EH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Our second time visiting Ritual. The food was just as good this time as last, which is to say excellent. For a place not billed as a steakhouse, they make a mean Filet. The only comment would be to note on the menu the shrimp many folks, including one in our party, have the trait where cilantro tastes like soap; had she known that, she would’ve gone in another direction.

The service, however, was almost a 180 from our first visit. We had an amazing server the first time who guided us through the food and beer menus with personality and aplomb. Our server this time didn’t come by the table until we’d been seated fifteen minutes, and it went from there. He also screwed up one of the drinks in our first set and never got the second set of drinks to me and a friend (we had to cancel the order). He also didn’t seem to know the menu — when asked about an entree he couldn’t answer a clarification on ingredients. He wasn’t rude about any of it necessarily, but he sure didn’t seem too concerned about how frustrated we were.

Despite this, we’ll probably be back. The food is good enough to give Ritual a third try, and we’ll just hope we get service like our first visit.

JD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I enjoy this place quite a bit, but this particular meal wasn't great as my chicken was a bit burnt and carbon-y tasting. Overall a nice place though.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good.

Wish they had the redfish for lunch. They changed the menu. But overall. It was good.

S
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We checked on open table that we were celebrating a special occasion and moments later got a call from the restaurant asking what the occasion was is they could celebrate properly. We told them we got married the day before and they had a beautiful card addressed to the bride and groom when we arrived! So sweet and special!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

When we were waiting to be seated two separate groups were seated before us because they complained to the hostess and manager. The first couple complained that they shouldn't have to wait the 25-30 minute wait time because there were plenty of tables open, so they were sat right away for some crazy reason. The second couple complained that it wasn't fair that the first couple were sat prior to everyone else just because they complained... So they were also sat right away even though everyone else in the lobby was there even before that second couple! Pretty ridiculous. The waitress was also very slow. Won't be going back. Too many other great restaurants nearby to give our money to that have way better customer service.

RJ
London
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great steaks and service

AT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific, service was terrific. If you’re looking for a place to go for a romantic dinner, don’t go here on White Linen Night. That was our mistake, can’t speak on the atmosphere on regular days.

P
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was a cool brunch. Food was just okay. Service was slow, even with a reservation. Nothing spectacular about the food, but the drinks were good.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting with friends. Great food and ambiance.

RN
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, it arrived promptly on a busy day, too! The whole menu looked incredible. Pretty fair prices for the brunch as the experience was really enjoyable.

CK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This was our first time here, and we'll definitely be back. The boudin corndogs were tasty, but lacked the spice that I expect from a good boudin. Our group ordered a dry-aged ribeye, Wagyu flank steak, redfish, and chicken fried ribeye, and all were delicious. The chicken fried ribeye is a MUST!! For dessert we went for the pecan pie and were blown away - one of the best I have had.

C
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t believe I haven’t eaten here sooner! The food was delicious. The service was impeccable. The portions were huge. And the drinks were fresh. Will definitely be coming back very soon!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday date

CB
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thx! Service was great

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