Ronin

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372 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Ronin features elgant farm cuisine with a constantly evolving menu. Set in the beautiful, newly-renovated historic Ice House on Main in downtown Bryan, our restaurant shares an open-air kitchen with our dining room, floor to ceiling exposed brick, and hand-built, suspension tables made from wood salvaged during renovation.

Our menu is updated daily, based on what we have harvested from our garden during that given week. Our farm is located just seven miles from our restaurant. The climate and changing seasons play a major role in what we serve. It is our intention to always provide a variety of menu options and to accommodate any dietary needs.

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Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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b
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered the chicken fried steak as heard it was amazing and my husband had had it before. It was chewy and very disappointing. Everything else was very good!

KT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ronin is the right amount of fancy and approachable in a beautifully renovated historic building. The wait staff is friendly, informative, fun, and professional. The flavors are spot-on and fresh and the overall experience was absolutely lovely!

MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service.

ET
East Texas
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ronin is a wonderful experience! I recommend it to everyone I know. The food is delightful & the service is always amazing. I recommend the fried veggies, chicken fried steak, & ending with the soufflé.

RS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambiance of the evening we had at Ronin. It was a celebration dinner with 9 at our table. The very long tables were filled the whole night, we think there was a large party going on. Overall I think the food was lacking a little bit for me - $25 for a brisket sandwich is just a bit unreasonable. The service was great though and dispite the price point, I would recommend it for the ambiance alone.

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aggie Ring Day!

DD
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My party felt the bread was overpriced and needed more flavor. Also, two of us ordered the grilled shrimp salad with pepper dressing. The dressing was much too hot (spicy); it overpowered the rest of the ingredients and actually caused our mouths to burn! I felt some adjustment should have been made, since we found the salad to be less than enjoyable. Our server, Dylan, was excellent - courteous, pleasant, and attentive.

We would return to Ronin, but be very cautious about what we order.

C
Houston
110 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first visit! Charm, Charm, charm. We had Sunday brunch. I ordered the shrimp salad, which was very tasty--probably six big shrimp and yummy veggies, with a nice Green Goddess dressing. My husband ordered the quiche with an added side of bacon. He found the quiche more flavorless than he had hoped. Perhaps more herbs would help? I think it was sort of vegan or vegetarian--don't remember, but he wasn't very enthusiastic about it. For dessert, he had the homemade ice cream--which tasted really special. I ordered the other offering--little pods of pastry with butterscotch drizzled on top--I think with a nice ice cream in the middle. I found the little pastry pods awkward to pick up and not very flavorful. Just ok.

Thanks though--and we will come back again.

MS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, Jacob and the entire experience!

SR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Ronin for the first time. Really enjoyed our meal.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An awesome dining experience all around!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Bad service, nice people but overwhelmed. Food was not good also the best part was the bread

JR
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and creative. The drink list was really great too. I loved the ambiance and the space itself a ton. One of the owners helped us at the bar and was incredibly personable and really took care of us well. Basically, this place had everything going for it, other than the service from the other waitstaff and the timeliness of food delivery. We ordered a bottle of Chardonnay which ended up sitting out on the table for 15 minutes before it was opened and served. We waited a long time for our food. At least 45 minutes if not an hour. The group next to us was seated prior and still hadn’t received all their entrees by the time we stood up to leave. I really think this place has the potential to be excellent overall, and maybe on a non game weekend it is. But this overall experience was lacking solely because of the service issue. Keep pushing for excellence because literally everything else is perfect about this place.

MG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience ! 8 of us celebrated 2 birthdays and the evening was delightful. Perfect ambience; superb, patient, knowledgable and observant waitstaff -- none of us had to wait for ANYTHING; she was on it! The menu options and food itself ; spices, textures and presentation were favorable --just not enough of "IT" on the entree serving for the price. Our reservation was at 6:30 on Friday night and by 8:00 the inside noise was unbearable for conversation. Not because music playing loudly maybe just because there is no buffer to absorb. I will go back !!

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fresh and unique menu! Everything was delicious. Excited, passionate staff. Love the creative architectural re-use. Hanging farm tables for 40! Who does that? Only Ronin. I have to find the time to get to the Farm next time i'm in Bryan.

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the community table concept. We had a reservation for 3, but ran into neighbors and were able to have them join us.

MS
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner! Bringing our husbands back tonight 😊

MD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and the service was great. They were a little slow, but the food and ambiance was fantastic. A great option for something a little fancier in Bryan/College Station area.

NJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was such a nice change from our normal go-to restaurants. The atmosphere, food and decor was amazing. I love that they grow and raise all their ingredients!

TL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with tremendous service. Very innovative chef. Great wine list. Best restaurant in the BCS.

AF
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Ronin is always a nice experience, we have eaten here many times. It is farm to table and that means the menu changes often with what’s in season. Brian Light is a creative and skilled chef so you can plan on the food being great. This time I had the chicken fried steak and it was magnificent. My wife had the scallops and was very pleased with them as well. This is a place where the food is thoughtful and prepared with care. Portions are reasonable but not huge, perfect for my wife and I. We will be back again and again.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheese board appetizer was wonderful. Loved the variety of tastes and textures. Best divers scallops and sauce ever, and enjoyed variety of veggies with them. My daughter enjoyed gnocchi very much. Son in law didn’t like his shrimp tacos and beans, which lacked basic salt seasoning. Waiter was personable, helpful with wines and both fun and professional.

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

Our waiter Jacob was great in helping to add fun to our evening without being intrusive. Every bit of food was amazing. We especially enjoyed the cheese plate starter. And the interior of the building was way cuter than we expected. Ronin will definitely be our go-to for fancy date nights in the future!

LH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ronin is a Must! If you’re in college station/Bryan don’t miss out on the best dinner around. You can taste the freshness in every bite. Also the menu has great variety while being streamlined. The service was great and he wine pairing selections were impeccable. Don't wait. Go today!

AA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An honest farm to fork restaurant with great staff, a fantastic vibe and awesome food. All this in a historical, eclectic setting. Don’t let the location scare you, it’s truly amazing. Stop reading reviews and just do it!

CW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very eclectic menu. Extremely tasty and unusual flavor combinations. Can't wait to return!

GT
Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Wasn’t sure about a white wine, not too sweet and not too dry. Danielle went above and beyond accommodating my tastes by bringing me 3 samples. The Gruner Veltliner from Austria had a nice mineral finish.
Our meal was excellent!

TT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, as always!! We love Ronin’s!

k
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent spot for a date night or adults-only dinner. While the restaurant does provide highchairs, I would not characterize it as "kid-friendly". We were having a family dinner with 3 toddlers and a picky 10-year-old, and the combination of delicate stemwear and tight seating arrangements at shared tables meant the kids spent most of our time there running up and down the front patio. However the food was simply AMAZING and I was so impressed with our service. The wine and beer list is small, but well-curated and mostly local. Interior of the restaurant is gorgeous with a lovely farm-to-table atmosphere and vibe. Pricey yes - but you get what you pay for in quality. I can't wait to go back with husband for a date night and leave the kiddos at home with a babysitter.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love spending a date night here. Such a treat of an experience!

DH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Staff was friendly and attentive but it was difficult hearing them over the fairly steady din coming from diners seated so close together. I can’t help but think that my evaluation of the overall dining value would have been higher if I didn’t feel like I spent $150 to eat in a modified diner environment. Consider adding booths or baffles to modulate noise.

JA
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere, service !!!
Our new go to restaurant in BCS

CA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was welcoming, friendly, and attentive and the food was exceptional!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in an unexpected, and beautiful, setting. Everything was tasty.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super fresh food from the owner’s farm. Everyone was friendly and it’s evident they enjoy working there.

Y
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, I fell in love with the unique cheese plate & homemade pickles, jams, and crackers, and sourdough bread! The pastry chef makes the best souffle, this one was from special orange watermelon harvested this week!!
The service was amazing, very friendly people!!!

GP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant in a college town. Ronin could thrive in any major city. New go to resto when visiting my son. Cant wait to attend one of their farm dinner series.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun delicious menu

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A
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience. We're very glad to have a restaurant in Bryan that serves real food.

B
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding dining in B/CS

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