Ruggles Black Restaurant

4.7
536 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
188 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service !!
Great Food !!

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T
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was great! I enjoy high energy places, but our table was awkwardly placed between the bar and entrance to kitchen. Other than that, delicious!

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L
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Parking not that great. Food exceptional

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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience! Crab tower was amazing!!

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LG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never Disappointing! Love the food, love the service! In addition to being creative and flavorful, the Keto and Paleo menus are unique offerings, even in a city the size of H-town!

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a
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and wine as always! Service mildly slow tonight, but no complaints.

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Houston
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of healthy options. Chad took really good care of us and made some great suggestions as well.

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Shreveport
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely AMAZING!!! First time there. Everyone from the hostess to the bartender to our waitress (Amethyst) were all very welcoming and the food was hands down some of the best I’ve ever had!! Highly recommend! Portion sizes are very good...I was able to bring home half my dinner and half of my dessert! I had the Keto Lemon Garlic Mediterranean Chicken and my parents shared a pizza! Don’t forget to make a reservation! It’s a VERY popular place, but totally worth the wait!

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JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Paleo food was amazing! The ramen wasn’t so good and was not cooked with a hard boiled egg as stated.

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RG
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food exceeding expectations. Many options for keto and Paleo lifestyles. They make you feel like you're not in a diet!

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ER
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food. Burger toppings were different and the taste was excellent. $71 lunch for two with no beer or wine. I would recommend to try during lunchtime as it wasn't very busy.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I are on a ketogenic diet and have been looking for nice dinner places with keto menus ... everything on this keto menu was phenomenal!!! We were stuffed when we left - and still in ketosis. We both had several keto cocktails and tried the keto bread, tacos, pepperoni pizza, and Nutella pie. Yum!

Only complaint is that I wish I knew the macro breakdown of each dish so that I could have tracked ... many ketogenic people rely on that.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall Great!

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WK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ruggles Black became our most favorite restaurant in town. Although very busy the staff is very welcoming and attentive. Living a paleo life the options in Houston are not great. Houston’s wonder-Chef Bruce Molzan is crowned the King of Paleo for so many reasons. The creations of unbelievable flavors and choice of guilt free treats are wonderful. I never could really enjoy desserts. But the paleo cheesecakes make me look forward to the dessert.

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m
Northern MI
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Small and somewhat crowded but good vibe and lots of diverse food options

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food, but pretty pricy!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Ruggles Black and it’s become our favorite spot for a nice delicious fun dinner in Houston. If the weather is nice the patio is wonderful and at night the lights add to the patio or inside dining experience as well as it’s all glass. The food is so special as it’s a fusion of flavors from different cuisines. Really can’t say enough about the Paleo and non paleo options for all courses. There’s nothing like it really in all of HOUSTON. It’s world class is the best way to put it in our opinion.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding and lots of choice for Keto diet

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RD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! I love how they cater to all needs. They understand food & how to make it taste unique.

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DK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Amazing food. Amazing service. Highly recommend the butternut squash soup the short rib tacos. One of my favorite places. Save room for dessert!!

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JH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fun, unique restaurant with a wide-ranging menu and a cheerful ambiance. The humus tray was excellent. We split a salad and an entree and that was more than enough to eat. The prices were quite reasonable.

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Houston
188 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food incredible !!!

Service outstanding !!

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C
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be back to try something else.

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R
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A couple of times, reservations have not been honored. Last time I fussed at my husband to hurry up because I did not want to be late for our reservation but when we got there they didn’t even have a table ready for us. Great food and drinks. Their KETO menu is delicious. We have tried it all.

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RC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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MH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to the cocktails to the amazing food, it is all an amazing dining experience! I had a Ketotini, their healthier spin on a lemon drop martini. Oh so good! Then there is the crab tower! Unbelievably delicious and fresh! Jose, our server, was wonderful and attentive. My second time here, and I look forward to many more visits!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a thrill to eat at Ruggles Black! All of the staff is incredible, and it’s obvious everyone loves their job!

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f
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great flavorful food! I was a little worried that Paleo and Keto would lack flavor and I was wrong. I will definitely go back

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience here!!! My husband had the Lamb and I had the jumbo lump crab green curry with spaghetti squash.. both dishes were soooo amazing.

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Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for about a year and tonight I just realized that you can request items be prepared as whole 30 options. This is fantastic news and makes me love this restaurant even more.

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s
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu is too large to pay attention to detail. Creative and healthy menu options but quality has gone down(pink tuna and shrimp didn’t seem fresh)The food tastes good but the prices are too high for the casual atmosphere and quality

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G
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and awesome. How the pizza is gluten free is beyond me. Thanks!

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K
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, almost too many options to choose from - and so many paleo/Whole30 type options. Only complaint is ridiculous parking situation - nearby restaurants have commandeered nearly the entire parking lot (Taco Cabana, really??) to detriment of Ruffles Black patrons.

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KG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best seafood ramen I’ve ever had.

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G
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Too much hot seasonings in each dish, without informing patrons. Advised server that did not want so much hot seasoning....brought soup out with chili oil poured on top.

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VH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always pleasantly surprised by the menu at Ruggles. Some of the Keto & Paleo offerings are a little weird for me, if welcomed by those who subscribe to that....but their menu offers something for everyone...pastas, meats, fish, veggies. The flavors and textures of their food is simply outstanding. The portions are generous, and there is always something new. Staff are knowledgeable and attentive. The bar is fun, indoor seating very comfortable, and when the weather is nice the outdoor seating is better than many in Houston. I would suggest some sort of wall on the backside patio which is in eyesight and earshot of the highway....it would really improve the ambiance of the tree-covered booths and tables there. I will sit there, it's fine....but would be much nicer for a little effort and expense. Always recommend!

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LM
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful evening! We will definitely be back!!!

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f
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everyhing was great except the noise level. Had to shout in order to have a conversation. Awful!

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P
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice place for outdoor dining but the chairs need to be a little taller (felt like a little kid). I had the spinach stuffed chicken. Delicious dinner!

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JF
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant!!
The food is delicious. We ate outside on the patio and it was super nice. the Waitstaff is fun an friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

We will keep coming!!!!

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