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Roost Houston, Houston, TX

Roost Houston

4.8
4.8
311 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Taking his passion and the experience he gained staging at Picholine in NYC and Madrona Manor in Napa along with his work at Brennan’s, Haven, Soma and most recently as consulting Chef for Saint Genevieve in West Ave, at 26-years-old Kevin Naderi opened his first restaurant, Roost in December, 2011. Roost’s 50-seat space is cozy and unpretentious amid walls paneled with old shutters and Edison-like light fixtures fashioned from gutter drains. Roost’s rustic and diverse menu is revised every three weeks, inspired by local availability of farm-fresh seasonal ingredients and flavors of the world including the American south, Asia and from the Middle East, taking advantage of Naderi’s Persian heritage. Says Naderi, “I’ve taken a little bit from everywhere I’ve worked. It’s a good showcase for what we do.”

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 523-7667

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Special request only

  • Private party facilities

    Private room for 12 to 20 people. Fully customizable. Please call for information

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross street

    Hazard St.

  • Parking details

    ride sharing apps highly recommended. limited immediate parking with available street parking where found

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Offers

  • 30% off ALL WINE AND BEER!

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Enjoy 30% off of all wine and beer, including wine cocktails, from 4:00-6:30pm Tuesday through Friday and ALL DAY MONDAY! With added patio seating and our wonderful quaintness, any one can enjoy an escape from Houston's crazy hustle and bustle in the cities favorite bistro. Join us today!
  • 30% Off All Wine & Beer

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    Enjoy 30% off of all wine and beer, including wine cocktails, from 4:00-10:00pm every MONDAY! With added patio seating and our wonderful quaintness, any one can enjoy an escape from Houston's crazy hustle and bustle in the cities favorite bistro. Join us today!

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What 311 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Houston

    Contemporary American

  • Houston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Houston

    Contemporary American

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  1. V

    Victor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Small intimate setting.
  2. w

    went2dine

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from Andy…so enthusiastic and helpful and welcoming! Food excellent…every dish fresh, flavorful, and interesting! My first time to visit Roost but won’t be my last.
  3. SS

    SaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We happened to drive by a few weeks ago and thought we should give it another try and we were thrilled that it was just as good as it was before. All there menu is rotates with the seasons, and we still loved it. It is a small place so defiantly get a reservation but the people were just as good as the food. Come hungry and leave both happy and full.
  4. b

    brownpaper1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great over the years! Best small dining room in Houston...
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Amazing experience. Food was amazing, service was amazing. Definitely will return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the bomb! The food was outstanding and the service (Andy) was top notch. We will definitely come back
  7. FL

    FoodLover

    Houston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food at Roost is always excellent and Andy is a fun server. The atmosphere is rustic, which is charming. The menu changes every 6 weeks or so, so there are always options we haven't tried. Great place!
  8. AF

    AlinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food selection. Friendly atmosphere. Not crowded.
  9. s

    shoregirl

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoy Roost. The food never disappoints! Always a full house and unfortunately with that comes noise in a small place. Plus, on a hot amd steamy Houston evening it was warm inside. Still, totally worth the food.
  10. D

    Delighted

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Our group of 6 was seated quickly. The wait staff provided great service and recommendations. The food was great - all 6 of us really enjoyed our food. The only negative was that as the restaurant filled up, the noise level eventually made it difficult to hear conversation at our table.
  11. MM

    MichelleM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Love the atmosphere, staff is welcoming and helpful, and the food is yummy. The fact that the menu is updated periodically is a bonus!
  12. HS

    HemiSam

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We made reservations for a Saturday evening and our entire experience was a wonderful one. We were greeted and our server, Carla, was fantastic. She helped guide us through our choices with her thoughtful experiences with the food directly. Made a real difference for us. The food was wonderful. We chose the bread service (decadent start) and the three course meal. I'm not a cauliflower type person but it was very good as was my wife's salad. Her was Warqa was shockingly good given it was more veg centric...super delish and satisfying. My fish and shrimp were very good. The bread pudding...hallelujah! Will definitely be back...
  13. S

    Sarah

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had not been to Roost in over 10 years. I am so happy to rediscover this charming neighborhood restaurant with a delicious seasonal menu and great wine. The service was wonderful and on a Monday it was very quiet and great drink prices.
  14. BT

    BrockTravis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We have been going to the Roost for years. Excellent food.
  15. SM

    SteveM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as always! New menu was great, gumbo was delicious, bread service was yummy as always. Service was outstanding! Wonderful evening!
  16. NB

    NinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love bringing my parents to roost whenever they change the menu every 6-8 weeks. The clientele is friendly and kind and the food and service is amazing.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday!
  18. DD

    DavidD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding cuisine. I will definitely be back.
  19. RD

    RalphD

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A bit disappointing. Lamb was tough. Ravioli was drowning in cream. The Brussels sprouts and bread were pretty good though. Had been over a year since I’d been there. Won’t be back.

    Roost HoustonResponded on March 18, 2022Ralph, we truly apologize for the faults you experienced. we are in a transition period when it comes to some kitchen staff and we are trying very hard to train and also put out a great product. Hopefully we can have you visit in the near future and try to regain your trust. Thanks so much for the honest review and we are definitely going to look in to improving these items.

  20. w

    weyus

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Roost is a great neighborhood spot. Unassuming, delicious food, very good service. A real gem.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great and service is excellent!
  22. LH

    LHD10

    Houston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality food and service. I thought that the meals were made from scratch, with fresh ingredients, very tasty, flavorful and well cooked. Interesting menu (that changes monthly) and wine list. Our waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and kindly replied to our questions about the menu and wine. Besides, she and the cooks went above and beyond to accommodate dietary restrictions, which is well appreciated. Nice atmosphere, with a kind of European vibe with its pros (lovely, cozy) and cons (could be a bit cramped for some people I guess). It can be difficult to park in this area.
  23. k

    klgl

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I like the restaurant overall. However, our waitress disappeared for a long time after she dropped off the check. I noticed she was just standing by the kitchen window talking to the staffs. She went to another table but never checked back to us for over 30mins. Once I noticed the issue after patiently waited for her. I took the check with our credit cards to her at the bar. When she bought our charges back she also forgot my leftover togo. I saw the other waiters were more attentive in general during the whole dining experiences as well.
  24. RS

    RaphealSienteSe

    Houston

    260 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    260 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    Great food and decent service, but the parking situation is horrible!
  25. CM

    CassandraM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and new menu every few months
  26. KW

    KimberlyW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. This place never disappoints.
  27. CT

    ChicagoTransplant

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were taken upstairs to wait for our table to be clear. When we were seated and our wine order taken, it took forever. Server said it was because they’d run out of wine glasses. Then she brought us glasses, and we didn’t see the bottle of wine for at least another 5-10 minutes. Food was pretty good, though the grits in the shrimp dish were basically water. The corn pudding dessert is ruined by the presence of corn nuts. I can see how there are items on the menu that would bring locals back for midweek meals, but this is not the place for a “we only go out to dinner without our kids once every few months” kind of place.
  28. RR

    RielRavingReview

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Roost delivers an amazing menu and experience. The Oysters Rockefeller dish is absolutely stellar, and one of our favorites so happy to see it’s returned on this menu! We loved the steak. The lamb shank and rice was savory and comforting, the shrimp and grits were light and flavorful and the fish was delicious. You can’t go wrong with this spot! Highly recommend!
  29. SP

    StacyP

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit to Roost won't be my last. I highly recommend the cauliflower starter. I would order two or more if you have more than two people at your table.
  30. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As expected and delivered, the food and service were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed everything during our meal and would recommend Roost to anyone that has not yet been there, you will not be disappointed.
  31. JH

    JamesH

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but excellent food and ambiance in a relatively small space. Small candles at each table are a nice touch. Almost every table was occupied when we were there but interestingly it didn't seem crowded. It's a good neighborhood restaurant with a pared-down menu.
  32. DR

    DaniR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance were excellent. I took a point off bc we ordered coffee and were charged 2.50 for each creamer/ half & half. Have never been charged for that before.
  33. H

    Houstonian

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great experience on Valentine's night. Our waitress was excellent. We had a food allergy question and that was quickly and effectively communicated with the chef. So, I would highly recommend Roost to anyone who wants a wonderful meal and yet quiet enough that you can have great conversation.
  34. BG

    BrianG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid meal as always, and the menu is always changing which is very impressive because the quality never changes even though the dishes do. Bread service and cauliflower are staples and never disappoint.
  35. FL

    FoodLover

    Houston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant has a rustic exterior which had led me to believe it was a hamburger-type joint. Far from the truth! The menu is varied with excellent choices of entree (the menu is changed every month or two - I forget which). My wife had the octopus and wants to eat there every night now because it was so good. We shared a terrific salad and I had the almond crusted fish (redfish this particular night). It was also excellent. We will be back!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Made a reservation - tried to seat us at the bar. Waited over 30 mins, the staff were very nice.
  37. S

    Spyros

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice off the beaten path joint. Wife loved the duck and I had redfish. Both excellent. Reasonable price. Could probably have a few more wine choices but the Chardonnay we had was just fine, not high end. Will certainly return!!!!
  38. T

    Tambon

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A lovely neighborhood restaurant with yummy food.
  39. G

    vanG

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Small farm to table restaurant near Montrose. The menu rotates every month or so, with the exception of a few staples - like the bread service that we tried and really enjoyed. We're looking forward to going back and trying the cauliflower menu item that's also a staple and trying out something new.
  40. f

    fredw

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always good ......................................

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Roost Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 523-7667.

Roost Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

Roost Houston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Roost Houston

1972 Fairview St Houston, TX 77019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hazard St.

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    ride sharing apps highly recommended. limited immediate parking with available street parking where found

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 523-7667

  • Catering

    Special request only

  • Private party facilities

    Private room for 12 to 20 people. Fully customizable. Please call for information

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