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.***
An awesome night with friends! This has certainly turned into THE place to be, so I am glad I had a reservation. There was a celebratory atmosphere in the restaurant last night. The food was awesome as usual. We had Angry Shrimp and the gravity defying Crab Tower for appetizers. And I had braised short ribs, instead of my usually Seafood Curry Ramen. It was fall-off-the-bone delicious!
First time at this restaurant and I had a great time. Would recommend!!
The music was a little too loud, otherwise no complaints.
I had the crab tower appetizer, which was superb. But my entree was not good -the chicken masala pasta- it was overcooked and the seasoning was not that great. My husband did enjoy his lamb burger. The place is super cute. Noise level is very high, hard to hear your dinner companion. Overall, I feel there was a lot to be desired and the price was high, especially for my bad pasta.
7pm on a Friday was extremely crowded. Hostess was visibly flustered. Food was amazing. Worth the wait.
From beginning to end a great evening with friends. Our server (Paul S) was exceptional - he was engaging, spent the right amount of time assisting and his explanations of the menu were spot on.
Paleo and Keto selections outstanding
We were grabbing lunch to end a multi day birthday celebration. The restaurant was pretty packed for the lunch crowd, we arrived about 15 min prior to our reservation time and had to wait until our reservation time at 12:30p to be seated. Once seated food and drinks were solid, flavors awesome, presentation on point. Once settled into our drinks and menu we begin to immensely enjoy our server. Will definitely visit again
Visiting Houston and had dinner with family
Food & drink is always outstanding.
Crab tower- my favorite.
Bear in Houston
Bruce always does an amazing job at making every dish AMAZING! I'll be back and I'll bring friends!
Yumo crab tower!
My wife loves this place. I took her for her birthday and she and I were very pleased with our experience. Great service and even better food.
A lot of the menu is overpriced (especially the drinks), but it's all delicious and great for people eating paleo.
The food was great, but the whole experience seemed very rushed. We were in and out in 40 min and spent $240 for 5 of us. If I am going to spend that much, I’d rather it be a little relaxed pace of a dinner.
The food is amazing...and healthy. Love this place. Great seasoning. Highly recommend.
For such a small footprint, this place delivers a big punch. The interior is elegant, and not stuffy. The menu has lots of selections, but I ALWAYS order the curry ramen. The waiter was attentive, but not overly familiar. The place was packed, but we did not have to wait long since we made or reservation on the fly literally as we were driving over. The crab tower and angry shrimp are amazing appetizers. One last touch that really made us feel special... one of the owners greeted us to make sure were having an amazing evening. I have to admit, it made me feel like a celebrity.
Went for my wife’s birthday. The food was amazing, service was excellent. One of the best places I’ve been, will be going back.
Really cool ambiance. Lots of food options. They showcase a tray of desserts at the end.
Amazing flavors and KETO too! They’ve done an amazing job at making all their food taste amazing!! I’m a regular now!
We had a couple birthday folks celebrating. Our waitress was great. The food was outstanding. Great mixture of culture in the dishes and the food has immense flavor. The beauty is they make decadence without the guilt. Plenty of dietary options to please anyone and I mean anyone.
This has made my favorite list
I will begin by saying that the place was quite noisy- a restaurant trait I do not generally appreciate, especially when spending 125 for 2. This is par for the course at Ruggles , however. Their Montrose area restaurant was much the same way. The Owners apparently like a bustling, mildly rowdy scene, but my irritation with the dull roar may have been enhanced by the fact that we were close to the bussing area and the service crew made a big racket over there.
The ingredients are of high quality and well prepared; ie; what you would expect at Ruggles. This takes the place a long way. Personally , I am not much on the "Paleo" or"Keto" dishes , but my wife is so I went with it . There was plenty to eat, however; I really thought the waiter was going to stroke out when I asked for a crust of bread. He seemed to regard me as a hopeless old tool after that.... Oh well.
My biggest beef is the fact that the restaurant employees a "Garnish Man" when the food comes out of the kitchen. I watched him. He was energetically dousing the fresh plates with unknown liquids and powdered spices from large dispensers. Most dishes got the identical treatment - be they fish or fowl. There is apparently a sweetener employed because the food was sweet- a kind of asian cloying tart sweetness that worked well on the gulf shrimp app, but not, for my taste, on the roast 1/2 chicken.
You get the idea. The food is good and the servers are above average in attentiveness and intelligence, but the place is off on a frolic of its own so order carefully and beware the garnish station.
The food is always fresh, tasty and keto friendly. Every morsel a party in my mouth. Did I say tasty? Kudos to the chef for his creativity and consistency!!
Food is incredible, wait is very minimal, and the service great!
Pie was amazing!
Had a friend in town from Sarasota, Florida. This friend worked for the State Department and has traveled all over the world. I thought Ruggles would be a nice threat. She was absolutely thrilled with the food, service, and ambiance of the restaurant. I could not have picked a better place to have a wonderful late lunch on a Friday afternoon. I had the perfectly cooked Lamb Chops. She was absolutely blown away by the bread pudding.
Ruggles Black is a can't miss!!!!!!
Nice to have a designated Keto menu, including dessert choices. The Keto snapper was excellent...cooked perfectly! The keto lemon cheese cake was so good, ordered an extra piece for later at home. My second time here and I will definitely be coming back.
Great Service !!
Great Food !!
I took my husband for Father's Day here to celebrate because it was recommended as Keto friendly. My husband is a strict keto diet with other dietary restrictions but does not want to make a fuss out of it when we go out to eat. The menu was extensive and did have a keto and paleo menu. The concept of this restaurant is great but I think they should reduce the menu and focus on making excellent dishes instead of a lot of dishes. I also think the wait staff should ask at the beginning of the meal if their are dietary restrictions since the restaurants caters to those people.
The waiter seemed to disappear quite a bit. Also the waiter could not answer ingredient questions when my husband was trying to find a dessert that would fit his restrictions. The lack of knowledge by the waiter made my husband opt for nothing because he didn't trust his knowledge.
All in all, I don't think we will return. Again, it is a great concept but needs to be refined. The food was just ok for the price.
Love this place! This is our second time going. I’m on Keto and they have an amazing Keto menu, desserts and even cocktails! I would totally recommend this place to anyone, on Keto or not.❤️
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!
Parking not that great. Food exceptional
Great food, service and ambience! Crab tower was amazing!!
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!
Great food and wine as always! Service mildly slow tonight, but no complaints.
Great selection of healthy options. Chad took really good care of us and made some great suggestions as well.
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!
Paleo food was amazing! The ramen wasn’t so good and was not cooked with a hard boiled egg as stated.
Delicious food exceeding expectations. Many options for keto and Paleo lifestyles. They make you feel like you're not in a diet!