Ruggles Black Restaurant

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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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OT
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Austin, where we have many fine restaurants. I don’t even eat Paleo. However, Ruggles Black is one of the very best dining experiences I have had in Houston. Try the Angry Shrimp, the Warm Goat Cheese Salad, and the Lamb Chops with Balsamic Cherry Reduction. Wow!

MH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and quality of food! My food was so hot when it arrived that I had to wait for it to cool down. Our server was excellent, so knowledgeable. Ambiance was delightful. Great experience, will be back

JL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! My husband and I eat Keto. I had my doubts about the keto pizza, it was awesome !
Brussels sprouts are great and the paleo fish n chips wonderful! I could go on and on. Never have we had anything we didn’t love there! Btw, Angie always takes wonderful care of us!

SB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paleo and keto menu is amazing. So many choices, so delicious and beautifully presented!

DR
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am so grateful to Bruce and his team of chefs to have compiled a menu that’s chock full of DELICIOIS gluten free, paleo, keto FABULOUSNESS!! I recently took an out of town girlfriend there for lunch and she wanted to go back THE NEXT DAY before she went home—-Incredible butternut squash soup!!! Thank you Bruce and to Andi Holt for introducing me to Ruggles Black!!

KS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is always superb at Ruggles Black. But the service continues to be lacking.
Our waitress didn’t even come visit our table the first 15 minutes we were there. I had to ask the hostess who our waitress was. In the end, it was the hostess who stepped up and helped us. But it still took well over an hour and a half for a simple lunch order. Plus, our drinks arrived after our food.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great!! Loved the food! Little loud and cramped. Hard to talk to others.

c
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot to dine. Great food always.

JP
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This still remains one the most unique and exciting menu's in town for lunch or Dinner .......I just wish they could serve breakfast too!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hat to the chef..the food is AMAZING!! The menu is exquisite.. dessert has the same level of excellent and our Waiter was on top of serving us to make sure our dinning experience there was wonderful. It was my first visit and I was extremely pleased. It's has moved into the top spot venue on my list. Can't wait to return there to dine. Keto too!!! Love it!!!!!

y
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some different and interesting choices in food - the lamb burger was very good as were the sweet potato fries. Interior design is comfortable but seating was close together. It was interesting to be sitting where we could see all the activity from the kitchen and how the chef made sure the food being served had all the final details before being taken to diners. Well done!

RC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Paleo keto almond flour fish and chips, chicken enchiladas best ever!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Too noisy and music too loud

d
Houston
92 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good Keto menu!! Always a favorite. Wonderful service.

JJ
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a successful shift and decided to go to Ruggles Black. Food is always great and service was spectacular!

MS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great ladies’ lunch! It was mostly quiet and great for conversation. Each of us could find excellent food to order despite our food plan differences.

k
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star....great time, phenomenal food, and wait staff. Only con....tables are cramped together....almost eating with the next table.....but the food and service made up for it.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and creative menu. Food was DELICIOUS!!!

L
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Houston visiting my family. I have known Chef Bruce for many years. He always goes out of his way to accommodate me and my family. The food was outstanding as always!

AW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was completely versed in Whole30 and helped us to order appropriately. Our seating was strange. We were outside with a table against a bench by a tree and my husband sat in a chair, but really it seemed like this was a walkway and table did not belong here. It did not seem as it they were THAT busy and we could have sat an actual spot meant for a table..... but The heating towers were nice and I liked the outdoor lighting. Food was very well done and presented! but $18 for 5 shrimp appetizer was over priced. that cashew queso was AMAZING and I loved that there pita breads were made with almond flour. We ordered the poblano shrimp pasta and chicken rueban pasta. Both with spaghetti squash noodles. Both were delish and satisfying portions. I will go back after I compete my Whole30 bc I want to try those paleo desserts!

JL
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and good service. The crab tower is a must try and the strip steak with teriyaki is also worth a go.

GM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here. Staff remembers your name and service is excellent. I always feel good when I’m there! Food is awesome! Super impressed by the lamb chops, brussel sprouts, and cocktails. Bottle prices are great too! Thank you Ruggles! I’ll see you soon!

AD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been there before, it was my first time. We were celebrating my girlfriend‘s birthday and she was really excited to go there cause she has gluten and dairy allergies. The whole experience was wonderful, but the slight detail that was forgotten was that we were there cause of her birthday. I put that on the reservation so that they knew why we were coming to dine there. But no one acknowledge or read the notes that it was her birthday. We had an amazing time the food, service... everything was great. We will definitely be coming back.

WS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The keto menu had a good selection. The food was very good with the exception of the keto bread. It seemed a bit dense and grainy.
It would be great if the menu listed estimated carbs, protein, fiber, fat, ECT.

AS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Whether going out for a special night out or just for a quick bite Ruggles Black has you covered. We went out for an early Valentine's date and it did not disappoint. I truely think the best part of the night was mainly in the knowledge of the staff for their keto menu past and present. We thought we were going to be the difficult guest asking for drink from 2 menus ago, but nope they not only knew the exact drink that i was talking about, the pink tout, but said that they were working on a new edition to it and it was amazing. Really they just blew me away. And as for causual, yes the price point and be a little high, but where else can you get a specialty keto works pizza with spiced lamb. Amazing just amazing!!

HT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We love the keto options and the food was amazing! The service was unfortunately, some of the worst I have ever had. It took 15 minutes from the time we were seated before our waitress even came over to say hi and take our drink order. We waited another 20 minutes for her to close us out and take our payment. I’m sure it was just a fluke but it was incredibly frustrating.

P
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gluten free crust pizza. Mussels and brussells were fantastic

d
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed with Ruggles Black. Love the atmosphere, food and staff. I will remain a regular diner.

LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Food is off the charts, service impeccable, great experience as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole staff did an amazing job accommodating our tiny bachelorette party of three! From the moment we arrived for a reservation, they enthusiastically showed us to our requested table, brought us everything we needed, and even suggested a personalized drink for the bride. The food, as always, was exceptional. A great balance between comforting and exciting, with the night ending perfectly with a white chocolate bread pudding. I will always come back to celebrate special occasions, or to take an ordinary up a notch!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was nice

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. So many option for Paleo and Keto eaters. Food was delicious.

C
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every item that each of the 5 people had at our table was outstanding! The brussel sprout appetizer deliciously served all 5 of us. The indian spiced salmon I had was unusual and wonderful. What a great place for healthier minded people. There are many beautiful gluten free desserts also. Reservations are recommended as it is not a very large place.

A
Houston
390 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good drinks and food! Service was also very serviceable.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant.

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruggles Black exceeded my expectations! I have been on keto for a year and have never seen a place with a full menu of things I could have. I’m in love! I wanted to go back the next day.

T
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food. Wonderful (and patient) wait staff. Amazing variety! Love it every time!!!!

WH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place! No matter what your diet restrictions might be, there are many suitable and very tasty choices, including their fabulous desserts!

I live in Kemah, but this is my “go to” place when I need to be in Houston. I have introduced many friends to this restaurant and everyone loves it!

MS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely, I would recommend this restaurant! The food is EXCELLENT and they can meet any dietary requirements that you need. There are paleo, Keto, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options on the menu. PLUS that staff KNOWS what is in most of the dishes. It's great for everybody! Only negative is the parking because there is a Twin Peaks nearby so all of the parking spots are labeled for certain restaurants. I think that mostly they want to know that you are not going to Twin Peaks and parking in front of Ruggles Black. I parked in an alternate parking spot and it was just fine. If in doubt, ask the hostess before you are seated.

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