Roost

4.8
114 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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    Mon - Fri 4:00 PM - 9:15 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 114 people are saying
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Jacob
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Houston and my go-to recommendation for virtually everyone I know!

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LoriR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Roost. Always great food, lots of variety. Servers are friendly and always have good suggestions. Casual, fun atmosphere.

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vipMarthaK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 3 course meal with larger portions than I had thought. Will be going back many times.

MJ
MarkJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and people

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DanielaG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! The food was amazing and unique. I really enjoyed their bread service appetizer! Quaint and personal. I will definitely be coming back and recommending to friends!

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Corbin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect ambiance, delicious food, good atmosphere. It was great for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Service was fine, restauarant ok but quite simply the worst food I’ve ever tasted.
Escargot very earthy, well presented but tasted foul.
Cauliflower ok ish
Duck -a joke... looked gray... swear it was cooked in microwave and seared in a pan.... unbelievable

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BeckyR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As farm-to-table establishments do best, the veggies were the star of every well-conceived and comforting dish we tried. Dinner with friends lasted 3 hours and I had truly missed that experience.

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GlenR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I don't get to go out too often with our two little boys at home, but no matter the occasion nor our desire to try out new places, we always find ourselves back at Roost. Every trip is novel and fresh while still giving you a couple standbys (I never ever skip the cauliflower or the bread service) for some familiarity. Chef Kevin is a perfect representative of Houston's diversity with his infusion of flavors from around the globe, and he is an awesome host as well. If you haven't checked out Roost yet, it is an absolute must if you are in the Houston area!

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LoriR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night. Small, a little funky, really creative menu. Roost never disappoints with great food and atmosphere and super friendly wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and such a great experience as always! I have tried almost everything on the menu and it never disappoints! Appreciate the service and the food always!

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vipFreddyW
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific meals, and a special night for us to introduce some great friends from out of town. Andy took great care of us!

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MarcoF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the service to the food. Great experience.

JM
JoiM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, creative menu locally sourced and prepared to perfection. Great service to boot!

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Jaie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I visited for our NYE dinner tradition, and this place was outstanding, hands down! I’d been disappointed most of 2020 with most of the restaurants not meeting food or service expectations, but this visit imbued hope for 2021. And the mussels — I mean, seriously. Not to mention the menu changes out every few weeks and they use locally sourced ingredients. Can’t get better than that. We will definitely be back!

JB
JenniferB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost is always our first choice. We have never been disappointed.

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AmirAli1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

MJ
vipMJFtx
Houston
127 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for New Years eve. Server was helpful and attentive, food very tasty. I do recommend. Just a reminder there is no liquor here, only beer and wine.

JM
JoiM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Roost never disappoints! The mussels on the current starter menu are maybe the best I have ever had. And I’ve had a lot of mussels around the world! I had scallops and my husband had the duck for dinner. We will be back!

JB
vipJenniferB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Great ambiance!

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vipjunior
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our new favorite restaurant

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CarlaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost has a lovely cozy dining room and the staff was very attentive. We ordered from the Holiday Tasting menu and it was fabulous. Thanks for a great evening out.

JM
JoiM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Roost! Their scallops were delicious, and the burger never disappoints when I am really hungry. Their wine list is also fantastic and their menu changes about every 8 weeks. We always come back for more,

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HollyS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and ambiance. Food was perfect. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service and food

JM
vipJanM
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish and cheeseburger were delicious! We look forward to going back and trying some of the other very delicious sounding menu items!

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vipBrynL
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem that continually refreshes its menu every 6 weeks, Roost is a delight. We had a fabulous meal on Saturday evening, tables spaced appropriately for social distancing. I enjoyed the prix fixe which was a terrific value with all three courses, a glass of wine to start and a glass of prosecco or coffee with dessert--all for $50. Highly recommend and encourage foodies to reserve now!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad here for an impromptu Thanksgiving dinner and we both ordered from chef’s tasting menu. All food was delicious, but coconut shrimp salad was by far my favorite dish!

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vipRielRavingReview
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Roost! The menu is always amazing, stellar service and so quaint.

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JulianaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service, good value. Will definitely be returning soon!

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vipScarabsan
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem

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Stephan
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. All around great experience.

ML
MatthewL
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, warm, inviting space.

HP
HaapP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond reproach, the service was flawless, and the atmosphere could only be rivaled by a smokey bar with a singer that would be the reincarnation of Billie Holiday. Needless to say, a visit here would be only regretted if it was missed.

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ZackB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost is a go to and always love going there! Dolores was fantastic as usual and the food didn't disappoint!

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vipFreddyW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Loved the new Bibb lettuce salad and the pistachio crusted Gulf fish!

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vipschneiderr
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been in awhile, due to COVID. They had set up tables outdoors, besides the normal picnic tables they usually had. We sat outside. Our waiter was great and very helpful. Friendly, but not too friendly to be annoying. Food was as delicious as we had remembered. Bottle of sparkling rose was not overpriced and we really enjoyed. it. It was a lovely evening. Can't wait to return.

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AyseS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner, had the birthday boy stunned with how wonderful everything was. The food was delicious, the interiors were gorgeous (almost reminded me of a converted house), and the drinks were superb! I also love how they change their menu every 6-8 weeks! So every time you go you can get something else!

Also, it was a relief that they don't sing to you!

FAQs

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

Roost is rated 4.8 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Roost does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://iloveroost.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.