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.***

THANK YOU
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

j
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Overall, it was a mixed experience. The food was very good. The service was fair due to being understaffed on a busy evening. The restaurant is too loud. It was difficult to hear the server or each other. This place has a lot of potential, but it could use some editing of the menu and a revamp of the space.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome recommendations and tasty food.
A place where the owner stops and says hello, makes sure you are having a good time and is genuinely thankful that you are there.
I have been here on business luncheons and a first date as well,
The staff is over the top with service and makes you feel right at home.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Service was unusually slow. Parking was difficult

TP
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruggles always delivers great food and service. The menu has many great options, including Paleo and Keto. Always a go to place.

w
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

No point in having a reservation. We were given one of the worst tables in the restaurant when I requested a booth ahead of time. Overcharged for drinks we didn’t not even order.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything that we ordered was absolutely delicious. Such an amazing selection of keto options and the desserts were to die for

C
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation and put that we would have an infant in a car seat. The restaurant is a little tight, so I wanted the hostesses to know in advance that we would need the extra room.

When we arrived, they said they only had outdoor seating but quickly sat us at a very large booth. We felt pretty special- it’s definitely a power table! Our server took great care of us and the hostess and manager checked on us multiple times.

Everything was wonderful. Thank you for being so accommodating so us new parents could have a nice night out with our little one with us.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! I love the paleo and keto options!

H
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The services is always good and the food was amazing, as always! The crab tower is to die for! My favorite restaurant in the Houston metro!

MD
Anchorage
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food, well executed. Had an early dinner on New Year’s eve and restaurant was short staffed so service suffered pretty considerably. Cramped seating as they worked to accommodate too many diners at once. I’m sure it’s better on a normal mid-week night.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love everything about Ruggles Black. It is hands down my favorite restaurant in Houston.

O
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with friends. Several people in the group had dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, etc) so this was the perfect place to accommodate everyone and the food is consistently fabulous! Service is also always exceptional!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and love the atmosphere!!

C
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, the service is exceptional. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. The food, however, is the real star. And if, like me, you are on a Keto or Paleo diet, they have a full menu of items (including dessert!!) from which to choose. This is not a big restaurant, and it's not in the most visible location, but the food is well worth the find. You will not be disappointed, and there's something for everyone.

R
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extensive menu at Bruce Moltan's restaurant! Service could not be better!

MS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great women’s luncheon

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great service and outstanding food !

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Seating for reservation was very poor.
Was sitting by a refrigerator that people kept going in and out of shouldn't be a table there.

PK
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Keto menu. I had the chicken enchiladas and chalupa's and both were very tasty. The enchiladas are wrapped in a keto friendly tortilla, and have a sauce that is very good. I travel to Houston several times a year, and Ruggles Black has become a "must do" every time I am here. This is the best Keto and Paleo friendly restaurant I have found in Houston.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was impeccable!

A
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (and large portions). The beet and pork belly salad was outstanding.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lots of keto and paleo options. Server was very knowledgeable and attentive.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. We will absolutely come back. A healthy twist, and so so tasty!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town! Seriously!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’ve visited this restaurant a few times in the past, have also bought gift cards as Christmas gifts in the past. It’s always been a nice experience including tonight. The only downside that happened was I ordered ceviche as an appetizer and the waiter brought it with my meal, even though I stated we’d like to “start off” with the Ceviche as our appetizer. Obviously something didn’t register or he forgot, I don’t know.. He didn’t really come by to check on our table very often at all. The gentleman that filled our water glasses came by more often.. maybe he should train to be part of the waitstaff. This wouldn’t stop me from visiting again though. I just would make sure this particular person not be the one to serve our table.

OT
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing if you’re dealing with food allergies or restrictions. They take it very seriously (as they should!) but make everything delicious.

MH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary

KR
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loud but good atmosphere, service good and food was good, dessert was awesome, a fun place.

Tables a little to close together for my liking but still had a good evening

KK
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love This Restaurant

RN
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was excellent! Service and food exceptional! The atmosphere is nice and cozy .

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat for individuals who follow the paleo diet! Lots of great dish and dessert options! The paleo cheesecake and coconut ice cream are amazing!!! Great little date night place too as the restaurant offers a very romantic cozy vide! We got the Ruben pasta and it was fantastic!! (“The pasta” was actually zucchini squash not pasta!!! I loved it)

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very generous portions. Busy place so reservations are much needed!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come to Katy please!!! We drive 30-45 min just to eat here. Please bring this restaurant to Katy!!

JG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistent and I think unique. The grilled? Vegetables are to die for. They seasoning is Spicy, but not too, especially for me and my wife who do not routinely seek out spicy(hot) food. Everyone we have introduced to it has loved it. I always make reservations and prefer the booths in front for noise level. It is our favorite restaurant in all of Htown.

C
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They kill it with menu and service

DP
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Never got seated. Overbooked and so poorly managed the manger did not know people were not being seated. Reservations were not acknowledged and tables not set aside. Took walk-ins at the same time. Coolers right at the door which are accessed by staff around people waiting for tables. Tables that were sat waiting 15 min for a server. Waited over an hour for a 8:15 reservation finally had to leave. Very uncomfortable experience no place to wait.

e
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was overworked, covering too many tables inside and outside and as a result the service suffered greatly.
We are big fans of this restaurant, so we will come again. Hopefully this is just a fluke.

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