Ritual

4.6
870 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
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with some unique options and combinations. Great drinks and good service. This is my third time and it continues to be a favorite.

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t
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Crab Benedict was just the best. Will be back!

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MK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was incredible. Being vegetarian is hard to find filling meals. I got the garden plate and it was delicious. A mix of all kinds of yummy roasted vegetables with different flavors and textures over a bed of creamy risotto. I took at least half home with me it was so filling. And GET THE APPLE PIE. Melt in your mouth delectable.

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n
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were amazing. However, we sat on the patio which was very loud and noisy as you could hear cars passing by continuously.

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LB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough about entrees and service!! So impressed!
Only struggle was how loud it was! Made conversation difficult but food was well worth it!

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JL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took my sister here for brunch. Waitstaff was amazing!
We liked the mimosa options. Free valle parking. Unique place.

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TH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife is gluten and dairy free. Waiter was knowledgeable about options she could have. She had the lamb and Brussel sprouts and liked them.
The Pork Chop was great.

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

Excellent food and service, will definitely be back

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PB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, food, service, atmosphere!!!! All of it.

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E
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ritual was absolutely incredible. We started with the hush puppies with jalapeno jelly. They were crispy and the jelly was sweet and spicy. Next we got the breakfast mac and the ritual benedict. The breakfast mac was one of the most incredible meals we have ever had. It was creamy, full of flavor, and cooked to perfection. The ritual benedict was hands down the best eggs benedict we have ever tasted. It is served on top of two fluffy biscuits and the hollandaise sauce was flavorful and creamy. If you have not been to Ritual, make your way there. We are looking forward to return next Sunday for brunch again!

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WB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool dinner place in the Heights! We went for NYE dinner and the place was crowded as to be expected. The service was great although the kitchen and bar were backed up so drinks and food took a while to come out. We got the hushpuppies for an appetizer and they were just okay. The hush puppy itself didn't have much flavor, honestly I don't think there was any salt in in it, but the sauce was good. We got margs on the rocks to drink and these were not good at all. I think it was just tequila and lime juice, no agave or sweetener. Margs are not on the cocktail menu, however, so this may have partially been our fault. My husband and I split the meatloaf and a side of mac and cheese and let me just say, the mac and cheese is perfect. The mac is creamy, not greasy and stringy, and the pasta they use is perfect for collecting all that creamy goodness. The meatloaf was good, but the mash that came with it was just all right. All in all, the mac and cheese made the meal and I'll be back just for that! They also have a great brunch with reasonable prices and good brunch cocktails!

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Ritual for two different occasions - a business happy hour and then a dinner date. Ritual has a great ambience and the service and food both times was outstanding. Great small plate choices (recommend the boudin stuffed jumbo shrimp) and the Big Bird Grilled Chicken Sandwich.

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, cozy atmosphere; great beer selection; high quality food. The smoked short rib was incredible.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is expensive relative to its competition. The steaks were done nice and the meat quality was there but it still left you with a nothing special feeling for the high price. The sides were generous but again just so so. It appears to be super trendy with a high end young feeling. They seemed to struggle with what was on the cocktail menu as far as selection. Our companion had to make 3 different selection from the menu before the liquor he wanted was available. Too many choices in the heights to settle.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and service seem to have gone downhill since my last visit about a year ago. Could have just been an off night though.

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D
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Stuck to the "small plates" due to wanting to sample on my lunch date with my daughter. Menu was very interesting, and what I ordered was "different". Sourdough hushpuppies were excellent. I had a shrimp remoulade small dish I can't find online now (good), and the "Chicken Lollipops", which were a "no". Daughter's lamb burger was overspiced.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fried chicken sandwich was delicious, interesting combo of flavors. The fried okra is also great.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food was a blend of comfort and creative.

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E
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family visited this restaurant after church on Sunday. The restaurant has valet parking that's complimentary but we gave our valet a nice tip. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The ambiance of the establishment is very nice. Our server was friendly and provided great service. The food was delicious. The coffee is outstanding. My daughter who is a picky eater enjoyed herself. I would highly recommend this place for a Sunday Brunch.

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JG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner at 9:15 on a Saturday night, with no wait. Ordered the filet which was cooked to perfection (medium) and very tender, the Denver (also ordered medium) wasn’t quite as good, a little on the tough side. The scalloped potatoes were good but the asparagus was definitely the standout of the two.

Overall, the ambiance was great, service was top notch and the food was pretty good. We’ll be back to try some of the different entrees soon.

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HH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I randomly picked this spot for a friend and myself to try for the first time and I was not disappointed. Very nice decor. Great drinks, food and service. I will definitely be coming back.

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RF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ritual 😊 the menu is versatile and appeals to all people, they carry my favorite cab made by a local master sommelier Guy Stout, and the beet salad is the bomb (I like to add chicken). Ask Daniel for the “Raquel special”. Head next door to Ready Room after for a nightcap.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Waiter wasn’t personable at all, bad attitude, not very knowledgeable about the drink menu. Seemed like he wanted us to hurry to order so he could get out by closing time. We both ordered medium steaks and they were bleeding.

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1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was my birthday, they ran out of T-bone steak offered me porterhouse but would not allow me to get it for the price of T-bone.

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BO
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Only minor complaint was the "soft" lettuce in the house salad (roughage). Not my favorite type of lettuce, but hey... that's just me.

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MM
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is always fun, servers have always been fun and entertaining, and drinks are great. Food is just okay. It never impressed me as much as I had hoped. I really disliked my lamb burger I tried this time. I love lamb but the flavors were just offputting. The picnic board is good but the flavors of any of their food never feels properly balanced. I keep going back and trying new things because I always have fun- the atmosphere is great. I do wish the food was better.

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food at this restaurant. The menu has so much to offer. Everyone was more than happy with their food. The staff was very friendly. Ambiance was casual. Definitely going back to try more food.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

My gf and I went for my birthday dinner Sunday night. The waiter took our drink order but said the bar was backed up so we didn't get our drinks for 30 minutes or so. The food was good but now my debit card has 3 extra charges on it from the restaurant. I plan on calling them after work and asking what gives?

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M
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Very cold inside and steaks were cold also. Have had several good experiences here in the past but this was not one of them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go to place for brunch. They have amazing biscuits that I could live off, which are only surpassed by their delicious mimosas

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JD
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was really sloppy her buttons on her shirt where unbuttoned exposing her belly her clothes looks so oiled just not a good experience she didn’t check on us she seem preoccupied

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a hidden gem. From the complementary valet, greeting at the door, and overall ambiance, you are sure to have a time to remember. There are so many options to choose from. Whether you're vegetarian or meat lover, you will definitely find something to please your palate. 5 stars!

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RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food choices. Highly recommend the aged beef. Mac and cheese, too!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came in for brunch, great service, very good food, great beer selection.

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Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The location is great if you’re going to see a band at Fitzgerald’s next door. Service was good and overall no complaints. Thought the good was moderate.

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Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love their filet with their homemade worchestshire sauce

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience and loved it ....food was excellent and service also....Russell is the waiter to ask for ....he was just perfect! Will go back for sure....

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Odd menu items. Uncomfortable seating. $9 for a small cup of French fries. Had reservations, and got there 20 minutes early. Half the restaurant was empty, but they made us wait 20 minutes to be seated. Stuck us in the back facing a wall. Service was mediocre. Not a place I would recommend or go back.

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The ambiance is great. However, the food was not good. I had the breakfast mac and cheese. It didnt resemble any flavor of mac and cheese. It tasted more like gravy and noodles with meat in it. The mimosa pitchers are tiny and very costly.

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