Ruggles Black Restaurant

4.7
1133 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lorena did the best she could do. I appreciate her service. The place is quite small and the new spot that opens next week should definitely be bigger. Food was amazing.

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LisaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish from appetizer, to the salad,entree, and showstopper dessert was artistically prepared, but fresh, flavorful, and delicious.Service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service were unbelievable. The house music was very vulgar. Had the restaurant been full, it may not have been so apparent. Radio-edit would be more appropriate for restaurant setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is always so different and great. They also added some new wonderful bottles of wine which we enjoyed tremendously. I heard they are moving very shortly to Alabama Street, we will continue to keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service started out slow but improved throughout our dining experience. Food is amazing, very flavorful and an enjoyable experience. Having a specific diet it is often challenging to dine out and this restaurant makes eating out a relaxing, yummy and stress free dining experience. I’ve never gotten sick after eating here. Drinks were also really good. Great price for quality. The creme brûlée was actually one of the best I’ve had in Houston, the consistency, texture, and the depth of flavor just perfect. Will be back

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PhylicaG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Huge portions. Service was a little slow but we also had a big group. It’s definitely tight in there but overall I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I made a reservation for 8 and they put us at a table for 7 with no way of adding another chair. Fortunately, someone from our party dropped out but we would have been screwed if they showed up.

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vipKathy
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

It was so noisy we had to leave to talk. Will never go back prob.

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liv477
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food was OK, but not great. Service was acceptable. Music was so terrible and completely inappropriate for a dinner setting (like bad nightclub music), especially when they are charging $45 for a steak, that we had to ask them to change it. They did not. Ruined the atmosphere and distracted from conversation.

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ChristopherB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere once again. Ruggles Black is one of our favorite restaurants.

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MissMacie
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I’ve been here number just times. I wish my server surprised my friend with a birthday candle ontop of ice cream or something even though she doesn’t eat sweets it would have been a kind gesture.

The hostess should’ve reminded the server of the special occasion.

I don’t know why I go back for birthdays. I had my birthday dinner at your place and didn’t get a birthday gesture or greeting from the server either. Where I go elsewhere 95% of the time they wish the birthday recipient a happy birthday and provide a small dessert even if I had to pay for it I would’ve been fine With it In ruggles.

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Ladiibyrd
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A girlfriend and I went after work to sip, eat and chat. Great atmosphere, waitstaff and of course our appetizer (CBD guacamole), drinks (sangria and lavender lemonade) and entrees (short rib biryani and fish/chips) were BOMB!!!!

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HappyFamily
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met friends for dinner on a Saturday night. We sat outside and the weather was cool. They provided a heater for us, which was great. Pros: extensive menu, that is keto and paleo friendly, delicious and creative food, nice wine list, huge variety of desserts with keto, paleo and vegan options, beautiful food presentation, friendly service, and we never felt rushed. Cons: pretty pricey, we sat right under a music speaker and sometimes it was difficult to hear conversation. We will definitely return for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Please bring back the shrimp and grits. It was my favorite.

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VanessaM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you were a fan of the original Ruggles, Ruggles Black will not disappoint. The flavors are still unique and unmatched. Wide selection. I will be a repeat customer for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Family get-together

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again the food and the service was a 10 tried something new and that was your lamb pizza and your short rib pizza they were both out of this world. Thank you again for a great experience ever

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nnekao
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service and atmosphere was great but the food was okay and a bit overpriced.

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vipNicole
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Marco, was just awesome. He was very personable and service-focused. We sat outside on a very nice night and enjoyed excellent wine. The menu is huge. I got the salmon which was delicious. I can’t wait to go back and try other options! I highly recommend trying this place!

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vipTBAckley
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!! Keto menu is fabulous! Enjoyed everything we had - crab tower, brussels sprouts, Keto beef tenderloin fajita tacos, baked goat cheese salad, pistachio snapper (AMAZING!) and the giant pork chop. Sat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Leonard was a very attentive and knowledgable server! A little pricey but totally worth it!

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vipSissy
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great!!

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KariP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind staff members and delicious food!

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Rena
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dinning there, the food was great, the service was great and I love the Keto, Paleo, and CBD menus. The parking was a little confusing because there were lots of signs saying parking for the restaurant next door coming in off the street. We sat outside and the lighting was nice, and it was a little noisy due to traffic on the feeder road but it wasn't bothersome at all. Just make sure to spray on Off if you plan to sit outside. I plan to try everything on the menu since I do live a low carb/Keto lifestyle and they have unlimited options.

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vipPattvisiting
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the scallop appetizer, pepperoni pizza and dessert. Everything was delicious. Fun patio and plenty of parking. We will be back!

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AliciaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since the moment we arrived we were treated amazingly. Hector recommended setting up our large party outside for less noise and more room. Megan and him helped with the tables and setting us up. Our server Emdi (hope im spelling it right) shortly came to our table and everything was done better than expected since they were able to accommodate 2additional unexpected friends. Drinks and food were great. One of the bartender also came to our table to make sure everything was going smooth. Highly recommend it.

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RhondaL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Restaurant was beautiful and the food was good. However, the menu was way overpriced. $15 on average for one taco is a bit much.

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ShelleyM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keto menu is great and food was delicious!!! Would definitely recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruggles is always amazing. All the fish dishes are exquisite!

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CourtneyV
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER disappointed. Love love love this place. The brussies are TDF!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My once a month treat and you didn’t let me down. My usual waiter Gio was off for the evening and the waitress that waited on us wax’s exceptional. The white chocolate bread pudding was amazing. So

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caroled
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place to meet friends to share delicious, always original food and a cocktail in a unique, eclectic atmosphere.

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VickiRadachef
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and food was spectacular ... 2 appetizers, 5 plates, 2 desserts ... all exceptional! The only negative was the extra large bday party next to us ... it wasn't horrible, just made it a little noisy and took away from what would be the normal ambiance. Look forward to visiting Ruggles Black again soon!

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Chesswriter
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall I like this restaurant. My server was very sweet but the service was painfully slow. Didn’t like that we were charged for every refill of iced tea. Every restaurant offers free refills of iced tea so that was annoying.

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vipBill
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent

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vipNeighborNearby
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a business lunch--excellent service and great variety on menu. Especially good for guests whose eating preferences and food requirements are not known. This restaurant accommodates special food needs and requests impeccably. Also, easy to find for folks not familiar with the city. My first choice when hosting out of town guests. Persons from other places, even other countries, always remember this restaurant and want to return.

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CLBJMR
Houston
3 reviews