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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Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Keto Options. Dessert was wonderful! The food was fresh and came out quickly. Will definitely return.

TS
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I met a friend for lunch and the service was great and the food was fantastic. It's not a cheap lunch but the food is really delicious and well thought out. I had the beef short rib tacos and we split the Brussels sprouts appetizer. Everything was great.

B
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We should have stopped after the scrumptious crab tower but no, we asked to see the desert tray. There were so many choices and we zeroed in on the chocolate coconut cake with ice cream. Excellent food , service and value.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun and interesting menu with so much choice! Paleo, vegetarian and more. It was pretty noisy when we were there and I thought the ramen ordered was a bit sweet.
All in all a great place. If you like fried oysters, they are great!

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food! Such a huge selections. I have never been anywhere in Houston that had such a huge paleo and keto selection. Wish there was one in Katy by our home. It was a bit small and when it started to fill the people waiting on a table kept bumping into us. A reservation is a must. We will be back.

TD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent, however seating was very cramped and because of that it was very noisy from neighboring guests

JP
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful Keto diet menu choices

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Tons of mistakes in a plastic filled environment

E
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant

OT
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our wait staff helped select food and drinks. Fun and fab!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never got to dinner. Had a reservation time of 8:15pm for 4 people and a toddler, arrived at least 5 min before our reservation time. Our table was not ready. They don't have much space to wait inside, so waited outside in the heat until 8:45. At that point, table was still not ready, so we called Coppa Osteria, they had no wait time so we canceled with Ruggles and went there. Ended up having a fantastic experience at Coppa as usual. Ruggles needs to do better with reservations if they dont have an area for guests to wait comfortably.

R
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing cannot say enough. The KETO menu is delicious. They also have a very extensive Paleo menu. The servers are helpful and attentive. My ONLY complaint is the reservations. The fact that I make a reservation using Open Table and the table is NEVER ready...ever! And unfortunately I am not the only person in the situation. I was standing in a group of 4 parties all who said they made reservations and they were not honored at the reserved time. This is so upsetting because I always arrive promptly for any reservation I make at a restaurant. I feel it is respectful to all involved from the servers, the owner and the next party assigned my table. Yet this restaurant does not feel the same way. I understand sometimes unforeseeable circumstances arise and you cannot control the situation but this has happened several times. Maybe they should stop taking reservations and just do a walk-in service?

S
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy! Food options for the ‘guy impaired’! I had paleo friendly wings, kale salad and molten lava cake that was the best dessert ever!

NS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Felt rushed from the moment we walked in. Asked to have appetizers brought out first...all food came at once. Obvious they were trying to turn their table. Been a regular customer for years. Won’t be going back.

CC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like the atmosphere. Great menu with lots of options and biggest dessert tray in town! Good for groups or just a couple. Nice lighting. Our food was great as usual and our server was fantastic! Will definitely be back.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. It was very loud, that would be my only complaint, as the restaurant isn't very big.

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

We loved everything about our food and overall dining experience at Ruggles black! Their menu is impeccable and service was on point. Our server was super sweet and extra accommodating to ensure a perfect date night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For trying somewhere new, this was a great choice. Food was delicious, great drinks and service was AMAZING! I highly recommend the lamb, samosa pizza and bread pudding.

CP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place.. The owner/Chef was very attentive...

P
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surpassed all expectations! I booked this place to celebrate my husband bday and the overall experience -ambience, creative palate of flavor, presentation, table service was outstanding. They offer huge variety of dishes for ppl with dietary restrictions. Highly recommended !!

CG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

There were 6 of us for lunch (and a small bday celebration). The server took our drink order and delivered the food but never returned except to drop the check. One item had not been delivered which was rectified but we were never once offered additional drinks which was odd since we had ordered cocktails.

HP
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique Cousine with Amazing Keto, Paleo, and Gluten-free Options

a
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I’ve always enjoyed coming and the food (although pricey for what you get) is good, Saturday night was disappointing. We had a 7pm reservation and were not seated until 740. No apologies from hostess or owner. Server was nice, but we felt a bit rushed.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So I do not usually write reviews however I have to write one for this awesome restaurant!! So I am currently on the Keto diet and my anniversary was coming up and my husband wanted to take me out to dineer and with every suggestion he made my answer was no because they did not cater to my Keto Diet needs, low and behold, i am a member of a Keto Diet Facebook page and i saw one of contributors mentioned a restaurant right here in Houston that caters to people who are currently on the Keto Diet. I immediately googled and found out more information and I immediately fell in love with just the photos that was posted. This was a must try restraint for me. I did try it and I did not regret it!! I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again. The ambiance is impeccable, the service beyond my expectations, the people just so friendly, it a must try!!

JA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so delish! Went here for a Girls Night Out. Im on Keto so really looked forward to the keto menu. The keto wings were awesome as an appetizer and I really loved the Dr. Sleiman's Snapper Dish, soooo goood! Will definitely be coming back. Bruce the owner was so sweet and I had such an awesome waiter who knew everything about every dish! The food and service was worth the wait!

M
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambiance and our waitress was attentive and informative. The Keto food was YUMMY. I do think it was a little pricey but you get what you pay for here :)

JG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience with exceptional service. We will definitely be back.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great time.

m
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great and has many keto options. We come for those items.

QS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was kind of slow due to it being packed, but it was worth the wait as the food was great.

d
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Short rib & roasted veggies were very good & filling. Keto Nutella Pie was rich & decadent. I’ll definitely be back.

PS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks and service at always!!! Thank you for a great dining experience!

T
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great meal and enjoy dining here. Highly recommend it.

PJ
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I wish I knew our waiter's name because he made our dining experience great. The food is very good but when you add in excellent service it takes it to the next level. I requested something special and he accomodated me with no issues. He was always there to check on us but didn't hover. I wish all servers were like him!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily made dinner reservations for 5 via Opentable. Opted for patio seats. Turned out well since now cooler 8pm for Houston summer Sat. Our waitress Yessica was very nice & competent. Everything we ordered came out quickly & delicious! Will eat here again!

P
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

By "ENERGETIC" I really mean WAY TOO LOUD.
Music must be lowered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SB
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this food. The flavors are excellent and they have a Keto menu, most especially they have Keto desserts. I do wish they would add some new things to the Keto dessert menu, but still they are there. The regular dessert tray is unbelievable! If you haven't been here yet, especially if you are keto or paleo, you are missing out!

PK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is perhaps the best Keto and Paleo restaurant I have visited in Houston. They have many different and varied menu items for both...in fact, they have full and different menus for both Keto and Paleo. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. The food was excellent...simply outstanding. Had a blackened snapper that was perfect, and a Lemon Cheesecake for desert that was superb. Two items to know: 1) You need to make a reservation or you may not get seated for hours. Reservations are seated first and the place is very, very busy at lunch and swamped at dinner! 2) The only other thing was that it was a little pricy. The current food was excellent but most items are pricy. It would be nice to see some lower priced selections on the Keto and Paleo menu too, so I could afford to eat here more often. Loved the place.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First time I get a slightly disappointing experience. Nutella keto pie was not the standard quality. It was served at room temperature, therefore it was moving to a more liquid phase. I was afraid that it was left outside for too long, and therefore when it was brought over it had melted. We also finished our dinner abruptly when a lady started smoking right next to the patio. My friend never got silverware or a napkin, until the end of dinner, because we asked. Other than that, service was excellent.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Terrible experience. Never back again

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