Ruggles Black Restaurant
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.***
Great Food. Wonderful (and patient) wait staff. Amazing variety! Love it every time!!!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Service was unusually slow. Parking was difficult
Ruggles always delivers great food and service. The menu has many great options, including Paleo and Keto. Always a go to place.
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.
Everything that we ordered was absolutely delicious. Such an amazing selection of keto options and the desserts were to die for
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.
Great food! I love the paleo and keto options!
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!
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.
I always love everything about Ruggles Black. It is hands down my favorite restaurant in Houston.
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!
Great food and love the atmosphere!!
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.
Great food and extensive menu at Bruce Moltan's restaurant! Service could not be better!
Great women’s luncheon
Always have great service and outstanding food !
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.
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.
Everything was impeccable!
Great food (and large portions). The beet and pork belly salad was outstanding.
Lots of keto and paleo options. Server was very knowledgeable and attentive.
Absolutely incredible food. We will absolutely come back. A healthy twist, and so so tasty!
Best food in town! Seriously!
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.
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.
It was our anniversary
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
Love This Restaurant
The experience was excellent! Service and food exceptional! The atmosphere is nice and cozy .
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)
Delicious food and very generous portions. Busy place so reservations are much needed!
Come to Katy please!!! We drive 30-45 min just to eat here. Please bring this restaurant to Katy!!
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.
They kill it with menu and service
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.
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.