Roost

4.8
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30 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Russian
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the place and look forward to dine there again.

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JBassett
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Super kind. They placed a sign at our table for our anniversary.

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GypsyH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always.....AHMAZING!!!!!

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CherieK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is a genius, crispy fried duck, pan fried chicken and dumplings, uber flavorful ribeye spectacular, this is one of the best restaurants in America let alone Houston

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is absolutely my go-to place for a nice night out and great food. I’ve been there about five or six times now, and it’s a cozy small place with a wonderfully put together menu that changes every few months, so there’ll always be something new to try. They also have a small but great wine and beer selection. For sure one of my favorite, if not, my favorite, places to go. Never been dissatisfied, always pleased. I highly recommend trying them out.

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KrisElle
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost is one of our favorite restaurants in Houston. From the food & wine, to the service, to the ambience, it is consistently charming and delicious. And thanks for always having vegetarian/vegan options! :-)

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Peggy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service; really good food that was different from your typical fare.

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VideurFinGourmet
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While amidst the Covid reaction.. Good meal, well served, quiet despite being a Friday night through prime time, relaxed European dining pacing. perfect for a group with a conversation interest. certainly will give it a go again.

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our server was just wonderful, didn't catch her name but she was very friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back!

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Candice
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chef was amazing he came out with every course and explained the item and the thought behind it ingredients etc! Wow!!

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vipDavid
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As advertised the restaurant was comfortable, cozy and intimate. The food was an excellent home cooked delight (and the home cook at my house is spectacular...). Andy was our server and he too was exceptional. We will be returning.

Oh, and Monday is happy hour all night.

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ClaudiaK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined at Roost over a period of 6 years several times and it has never disappointed. The food is always good, the wait staff pleasant and the ambiance casual and cosy. I think it speaks for itself when a restaurant survives that long in the Houston scene! (And that’s only when we started going, I don’t know when it originally opened) Please keep doing what you’re doing😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu selections are top notch! My favorites include the fried cauliflower and salmon tartare!

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LucyD
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's inside an old house with a 2nd floor, so it has a very cozy atmosphere, dimly lit. Food was very flavorful, and the menu rotates every season. They do keep a few of their staple appetizer items all year round. The mussels, roasted cauliflower, and the garlic cream soup was our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The famous cauliflower was really good (although pretty greasy) however, the bread service and dips it comes with were soooo good! There’s not a huge selection of food so my husband just got the burger (he knows what he likes and sticks with that) and he thought it was good. I got the roasted chicken and it was very good. They are a little overpriced but you get some great wine/beer deals for happy hour! Overall experience was great.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I like Roost, it’s heaven for H’Town Foodies and I like eating there with a small group. You can order lots of different items and sample your way through the menus. My most recent outing I was there with six others. When I started ordering appetizers, the bread and pickled veggies that I love the waitress keep on cutting me off and telling me that was to much food. The first round, plates were emptied and everyone got a good sample. So onto the entrees and it was the same deal. The waitress panicked and cut me off again. She also panicked after we had two glasses of wine each over the course of two hours and refused to serve any more alcohol for our own safety. Even started questioning who was driving and riding with who. It was the strangest and most obtrusive server experience I have had at a restaurant.....ever..!!! And it was a birthday for one of my guests and we brought a cake and was charged $3/person slicing fee? My conclusion is, do not go to Roost with any more then a table for four because it confuses them. And don’t go there to celebrate anything that involves a cake..!!

Amazing food but totally weird service.

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vipJGrib
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Roost is a cozy and most importantly delicious destination! It has a neighborhood, homey feel and the food is so expertly spiced. Wine bottle prices are fair and approachable. Andy is a wonderful server! We will be back!

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time to Roost, and both times the food was delicious and the service was great. The place is small so it can get a little noisy, but the ambiance is definitely worth it. We will be back!

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Erika
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing when we visit! The bread service is one thing we always order and then we try a selection or two from their menu as it rotates about every 6-8 weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating when we were running behind, incredible food and patient and attentive waitstaff.

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NuriN
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As with every time, it was amazing. Will I recommend to a friend? ABSOLUTELY.

Love This Place

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CharlesK
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The place is charming. Wait staff more than pleasant and helpful. Food was really just so-so, especially for the price point. I will give it another shot in a couple of months. Hope flavors improve.

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vipAntant
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for different occasions with very international crowd and energy.
Check for menu as they change it often

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Old favorites still good and new dishes great except for wings appetizer pretty bland.

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vipUDLH
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent service and excellent food. We went there for first time, loved the cozy, casual place. We will definitely visit again.

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vipJamesD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around! Food was impeccably prepared, cooked and plated. Service was attentive but not overbearing, helpful and fun! Be back SOON!

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Babeofbangor
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food did not meet our expectations

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Responded on December 31, 2019

we are so sorry we didn't meet your expected dining experience but we would love another chance! Roost has been around for 8 years with a rotating menu and we only use the freshest ingredients with everything made in house. please feel free to call us and speak to our owner to discuss any low points of the meal and he would love to correct the neglected areas and make up for it where possible. Thank you!

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vipCRAIGL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost is amazing. Our waitress was delightful. She was witty, attentive, but not hovering. The food was phenomenal. I highly recommend Roost.

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vipRielRavingReview
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roost is our favorite restaurant in Htown! With an ever changing menu, ridiculously talented chef and amazing waitstaff, this place is delicious while feeling at home. We look forward to many more years of eating at Roost!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu. Food was locally sourced and delicious. We will go back

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Roost is rated 4.8 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

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