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.***
Delicious food and very generous portions. Busy place so reservations are much needed!
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.
We reserved a different table which was not available when we arrived so we had to take another type table. We ordered an appetizer and right after came the food so we had to eat both simultaneously. After that food was great
Wow. Everything was perfect! We shared the goat cheese salad and it was divine. Our server was knowledgable, helpful, and intuitive to every detail. It is a beautiful, fun, clean place. The food was fresh, well presented and we could tell attention was paid to every single dish we ordered.
The food at Ruggles Black is amazing. Anyone who thinks keto / paleo meals taste bland definitely needs to try this place. A wonderful meal followed by super tasty desserts...this has become our favorite restaurant.
Love this place!!!!
Our first visit to Ruggles Black and we will definitely be back. The food was very good - including the pistachio crusted redfish, crab tower & chicken stuffed spinach. The kitchen turned around our orders extremely fast - which our waitress said was normal for them.
Always YUM! Service was great and there's a lot on the menu to pick from, especially DESSERT! Small place, so always recommend making a reservation.
Our waiter Paul was amazing! He knew the wine menu very well.
I was thrilled to see an entire menu with a bountiful variety of creative, farm-to table selections in several categories, dedicated to the high fat, low carb requirements of keto. I'm equally thrilled to be able to report that Ruggles Black killed it. KILLED IT.
We started with the crispy Brussels sprouts, which burst with caramelized, punchy zest and a hint of sweetness. Other starters were deliciously saucy, garlicky butter Parmesan wings, dripping with beautifully complex flavors. And another bright star? The most amazing keto cheese bread... soft, moist, rustic in presentation, delightfully "carby" mouthfeel. Yes, hot keto bread in a restaurant. Believe it!
The keto pizza was truly artisan, topped with savory meats, fresh herbs and spices, resting on melty cheese and zippy sauce. The thin, crisp crust (coconut and almond flours) was surprisingly sturdy, allowing us to actually pickup the slices... like real pizza. WIN.
Of course, we had to try a keto dessert, right? But we couldn't go with just one, so we tackled the two that beckoned loudest from the menu: a light and fluffy cheesecake that tasted exactly like cheesecake, and the chocolate hazelnut pie, which was rich, creamy, dense, and decadent. We were sufficiently stuffed prior to these treats arriving, so most of it came home in a to-go bag. No complaints there!
Needless to say, I was extremely impressed (and quite giddy) with how well Ruggles Black executed on this keto menu, and I cannot wait to return to try more of it.
Loved the wide menu choices!
Trying to stay on Keto, and this restaurant makes it easy.
Loved the Keto Options. Dessert was wonderful! The food was fresh and came out quickly. Will definitely return.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Food and service were excellent, however seating was very cramped and because of that it was very noisy from neighboring guests
Wonderful Keto diet menu choices
Tons of mistakes in a plastic filled environment
Our wait staff helped select food and drinks. Fun and fab!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
The food and service were outstanding. It was very loud, that would be my only complaint, as the restaurant isn't very big.
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.
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.
Great Place.. The owner/Chef was very attentive...
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 !!
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.
Unique Cousine with Amazing Keto, Paleo, and Gluten-free Options
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.
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!!
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!
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 :)