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Roost Houston, Houston, TX

Roost Houston

4.8
4.8
387 Reviews
$30 and under
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

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–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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What 387 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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    Contemporary American

  • Houston

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  1. LS

    LauraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost was a delight! A hidden gem in Montrose that I've been meaning to try and finally did when we took my niece for her birthday. It did not disappoint. Intimate setting, but relaxed. The food was a revelation, especially the beet and grapefruit salad, Bistro Fish (that night it was an excellent red fish), but the star of the show - Coffee and Donuts - coffee ice cream and chocolate donuts, a perfect ending. Highly recommend when you want good food at a reasonable price.
  2. MQ

    MomofQuatro

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding and our experience started off remarkable. As the night progressed and more tables were sat, service dropped off some and it got really loud. I love the intimate nature of the restaurant and the low ceiling. The cauliflower was my favorite and the dessert - wow! I’m GF so, I really appreciated the number of offerings that fit my dietary restrictions. Besides the service slowing some and the man at the table behind us keeping his chair pushed back into our table most of the night, it was excellent.
  3. EY

    EllenY

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin's new menu is inventive and very creative- we loved all of our choices. The staff is always attentive, knowledgeable and courteous.,
  4. j

    johannab

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and wine, and great attention from server.
  5. FL

    FoodLover

    Houston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wine prices are reasonable. Comfy intimate setting.
  6. L

    Lilly

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance are all phenomenal! Definitely recommend the giant pretzel and blackberry salad! But truly anything on the menu will knock your socks off.
  7. K

    Kathryn

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here with a group of friends and had a great experience! Service was great, our server was knowledgeable about the menu and very inviting. The food was incredible! We will be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Roost
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, always a wonderful experience
  10. IG

    IsmaelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for the first time to celebrate my husband's 78th birthday. They reserved the perfect table in the back. The food, service (Andy took great care of us!), and experience were wonderful and we'll be back!
  11. TB

    TerBer

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Roost - what a gem! Food was fantastic. Califlower is a must try. Intimate affair, attentive service, great wine choices. Will be back - highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Happy Holidays!
  13. NT

    NicholT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. Food is amazing. I love the rotating menu.
  14. T

    Teej

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was exceptional and our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and friendly. We will totally be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love it here!
  16. KK

    KevinK

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The pasta dish was mediocre and a big disappointment. The quail was excellent, but the rice was crispy-odd. The cauliflower, meatballs, fried oysters and redfish were all excellent
  17. VB

    VeroniqueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice family style restaurant, tiny place with only 17 tables and a kind and enthusiastic service. Portions are very generous ! We loved it, feels like a cool and cosy moment in the neighborhood
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bread service is awesome. It's actually a pretzel but would come here just for that.
  19. L

    Lucasd

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and even better food! Thank you to the chef and staff for a wonderful evening!
  20. WL

    WorkingLunch

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate restaurant. Delicious food. We will look forward to returning.
  21. WH

    WillieH

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always! Innovative menu! Consistently wonderful!
  22. MM

    MMMM

    Houston

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at Roost is always a great experience. I love the flavors and variety of the food. Everything tastes fresh and not overly salty, and the atmosphere is cozy and very Montrose. It’s a great place for a special occasion or to take out of town guests.
  23. Z

    Zabbazoo

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been following Roost on Instagram for a while, but we finally made it in to have dinner. We live in Dallas but have been drooling over what we see in photos, and a trip into town for the holiday gave us an opportunity to dine in. It was amazing! The tasting menu allowed us to try multiple dishes with nice wine at an excellent price. The famous cauliflower was tasty, and the meatballs were perfectly cooked. The fish and steak arrosto were basically perfect. The Basque cheesecake was one of the best desserts either of us has had. Service was friendly and attentive. We can’t wait to come back!
  24. J

    Jddel

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous farm to table food! We had the fried cauliflower, which was my favorite of the night, then the tasting menu with fish/steak. Both were super good but I think next time I would get all appetizers since they are all so good and want to try them all. The wine selection was also great, and the bottle we had (natural white from Italy) was delicious. Our server was also very helpful and fun! We’ll be back for sure!
  25. TA

    TreasaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I had the cauliflower, vada sliders, bread and red fish... all was very good
  26. T

    Tlee

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was so good, food was great and as we chose the chef tasting feature, we were able to sample several items and all were great. Love the small cozy atmosphere. Service was excellent. As the place is small I would recommend reservations to be sure you can be seated.
  27. AH

    AshleyH

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely evening and Carla our waitress was incredible. She had great energy and was attentive and friendly. Delicious food with a great vibe, Roost is a winner!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very well done. The place is quiet and doesn't seem to be get in get out type. The food was delicious and I love the rotating menu. I will definetly be visiting again after the switch up to see what comes next.
  29. w

    weyus

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food in an unassuming atmosphere with great service.
  30. AW

    AnnW

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost is one of our favorite restaurants. We love their regulars - roasted cauliflower and bread service as well as the seasonal ones they add. The staff is friendly and makes good recommendations.
  31. AW

    AnnW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, the service outstanding and the ambiance very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed everything.
  32. MG

    MarkG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant with awesome food and great service. Highly recommend.
  33. KW

    KimW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not heen to Roost in awhile, but was not disappointed! The cauliflower and giant pretzel was a table favorite!
  34. ZB

    ZackB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and recommendations. Perfect place for literally any occasion!
  35. G

    Gecko

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Roost is a neighborhood restaurant. I would not travel to eat here but definitely worth a try. Staff was very friendly. The fig chutney on the scallop entree was very tasty.
  36. RD

    RubyD

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service and ambience. Highly, highly recommend.
  37. a

    amhr

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  38. RC

    ReganCondon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Also love a good meal at Roost, service is always warm and attentive, food is always delicious and unique enough to keep me coming back. Every new person I bring here raves about the food and ambience. Not to mention, very reasonable prices for generous portions. Must try the cauliflower!!!
  39. YY

    YumYum

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our only complaint about Roost is the lack of parking, and no valet. It can be hard to find a parking spot in the neighborhood, and we had to walk quite far.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, as always. Love Roost.

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 387 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

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–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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