Ruggles Black Restaurant

4.7
495 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mixing all these ingredients is so exciting for Houston’s wonder-Chef Bruce Molzan and his partner Neera Patidar!
The concept and food at Ruggles Black is modern and fun: a fusion pushing Indian, Asian, and American flavors to whole new boundaries in terms of taste, but keeping it accessible in terms of price.

Ruggles Black is THE place to be for conscious eating foodies, as Bruce “The King of Paleo” cooks his amazingly delicious treats with local ingredients from farmers, while embracing the Paleo principles.

***PLEASE BE AWARE THAT FROM 3PM - 5PM DAILY MENU OPTIONS WILL ONLY INCLUDE PIZZA AND SALADS.***

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious, festive family dinner. All of our food was great! We highly recommend Ruggles Black. The meal is healthy and tasty, and the ambiance is so inviting.

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l
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great choices for food allergies, outdoor seating faced the parking lot. Service and food were good, would have liked a better outdoor experience.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely worth trying. I found the menu a bit overwhelming with all the choices and I don;t have an appreciation or understanding of Paleo and Keta diets. That said, the food was outstanding - well portioned and tasty. Service was so-so (food came out too fast and too close together and we were never asked if we'd like a 2nd round of drinks). Outdoor seating was nice but there were more flying bugs than I normally experience at other restaurants when seated outside.

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DG
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with quite an extensive menu. There were so any yummy sounding options. Service was well-paced. On an evening with lovely weather, request a table out on the patio.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food all around plus a Keto menu which was helpful and the reason we came.

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G
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service I are amazing. Every dish is delicious and beautiful. We try to go whenever we are even near that part of town

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NS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to dinner at Ruggles Black the other evening. We were thoroughly impressed with everything from the ambiance to the food to the service. In fact, so much so that I returned with a friend for lunch a few days later and she too was totally impressed. She's already planning a return visit for us with our husbands. Kudos to the crew of Ruggles Black!

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PD
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another amazing dinner at Ruggles Black. Keto pizza was great and guilt free! Service great as always

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MT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The server was very inattentive. Dinner took 3.5 hours. It was just me and my one friend. The server kept passing by our table and deliberately avoiding eye contact. We could not get his attention to take our order, order dessert, or get the check. Food is pricey. Would not recommend.

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place!! Food was unbelievably delicious as always!! Tried a new cocktail that was delicious also! I’ll definitely be visiting here again!

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LT
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Houston. We visit every time we come to Houston or Galveston. The Paleo and Keto options are plentiful and taste amazing. We haven't found a restaurant that serves Paleo and now Keto that can come close.

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CG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a birthday lunch on a weekday. 7 people and very nice. Our food didn’t arrive at the same time but our server was very attentive.

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c
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruggles Black never disappoints. The oyster appetizer is one of the best oyster dishes in the city. Beet and Pork belly salad was also incredible. Great menu items to choose from. It’s hard to decide on what to order. Paleo and Keto items full of flavor! Everything has a 5 star presentation. We will be back soon!

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I typically have a great experience here however this time was very different. We had reservations for 8pm and didn't get seated till 8:45pm. I had booked an indoor table & they tried to sit us outside.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Waited over thirty minutes for a table when we had a reservation. Understandable that a table might not be available right away but ridiculous wait when u have a reservation.

Keto food was good, love the Keto menu. Rest of the normal people food was great.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very attentive to our needs. Food is excellent but leave room for dessert!! You do not want to leave without devouring their deliciousness.

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JJ
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Had lunch there, food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I held a family Birthday at Ruggles Black and everybody had a great time, great food, and great service. My total family values the "paleo" choices on the menu and will all return simply to enjoy healthy/great tasting food.

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CS
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service; the hostess could have more attentive and not given our table away while in the bathroom.
Our server got us another table quickly! He rocked :-)

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F
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exciting menu and delicious food! Very diet friendly, especially if you’re following Paleo or Keto. Highly recommend!

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HH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife tends to shy away from trendy terms like "paleo" so she was somewhat skeptical. It was an overall outstanding dining experience and she can't wait to go back. The outdoor setting was lovely on a beautiful evening, the service was highly professional, and the food was superb. It is an added bonus that we can walk to Ruggles Black, weather permitting, from our nearby apartment in Upper Kirby. We had just a bit of sticker shock on the bar tab portion of the bill, since we didn't have any exotic drinks, but other than that, no complaints at all.

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Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the butternut squash soup and snapper tacos! Everything here is great. The food is served hot and service was perfect.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is consistently good here, and the head chef is always visible amongst his guests which is lovely.
So lovely to have a Keto menu. I hope more items can be added.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extensive menu of innovative and exquisitely tasty food.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lunch for our soon to be retired Boss. It was beyond exceptional! Our first of many visits.

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FM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always delicious!

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PL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu was incredible and the large portions of excellent food were great. Seevice was fantastic and the chef came to our table to make sure we were pleased.

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KH
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of the best food I have ever had in my life!! So many options for gluten free/ dairy free, paleo and keto. My only complaint is it’s pricy and though my waitress was awesome she didn’t tell us about some up charging a on some menu items we ordered. I will be back! Awesome chef quality food!

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WM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Keto and Paleo paradise. You won't believe food on your diet can taste this good..

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P
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Music too loud - a little 'softer' would make visiting easier.

I am pleased that Bruce always comes over to greet me.

Excellent food - I have brought so many friends to 'discover' Ruggles Black.

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AG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. The only reason I gave 4 stars was because it was freezing in the restaurant. I don't mean cold...I mean freezing and it was blowing right on our table. Loved everything else about the dining experience.
Even when the restaurant filled with people, it was still cold!!!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at dinner loved the food selection and it’s KETO Friendly

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food and decent, but not stellar, service. The table where we were seated was in a very odd location in the middle of the restaurant under a drippy vent. Had the rest of our party not already been happily situated would have asked to be moved. Other than that food great!

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CH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great menu for paleo/Keto practitioners. Lobster tacos were to die for!!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

5 stars is not high enough for their menu selection and innovations.

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ML
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My first visit was better than my second. I enjoyed the Keto Lemon fish more than I can say, but this round I had the Keto shrimp zoodles. There were not enough zoodles to justify the name and I left feeling underfed. I had the keto chocolate hot fudge sundae both visits. The first visit it was perfect. The second visit the ice-cream was so hard it took my guest and I both to cut it will a spoon without upending the dish it was served in. I like this restaurant and believe it is better than my most recent visit suggests, therefore I fudged the stars between my impression of this visit.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal at Ruggles Black. They never disappoint! The savory cheese brulee is a must try.

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JB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food selection. Loved it!

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LS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent!!!

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