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Roost Houston, Houston, TX

Roost Houston

4.7
4.7
351 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Taking his passion and the experience he gained staging at Picholine in NYC and Madrona Manor in Napa along with his work at Brennan’s, Haven, Soma and most recently as consulting Chef for Saint Genevieve in West Ave, at 26-years-old Kevin Naderi opened his first restaurant, Roost in December, 2011. Roost’s 50-seat space is cozy and unpretentious amid walls paneled with old shutters and Edison-like light fixtures fashioned from gutter drains. Roost’s rustic and diverse menu is revised every three weeks, inspired by local availability of farm-fresh seasonal ingredients and flavors of the world including the American south, Asia and from the Middle East, taking advantage of Naderi’s Persian heritage. Says Naderi, “I’ve taken a little bit from everywhere I’ve worked. It’s a good showcase for what we do.”

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2 people

8:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 523-7667

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Special request only

  • Private party facilities

    Private room for 12 to 20 people. Fully customizable. Please call for information

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross street

    Hazard St.

  • Parking details

    ride sharing apps highly recommended. limited immediate parking with available street parking where found

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 351 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    Contemporary American

  • Houston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

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  1. a

    amhr

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  2. RC

    ReganCondon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Also love a good meal at Roost, service is always warm and attentive, food is always delicious and unique enough to keep me coming back. Every new person I bring here raves about the food and ambience. Not to mention, very reasonable prices for generous portions. Must try the cauliflower!!!
  3. YY

    YumYum

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our only complaint about Roost is the lack of parking, and no valet. It can be hard to find a parking spot in the neighborhood, and we had to walk quite far.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, as always. Love Roost.
  5. J

    Janet

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous find! The food is excellent, and our enthusiastic server was very attentive. We had the salmon and the pork chop. Both outstanding flavors, beautiful presentation.
  6. RR

    RoostRocks

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost does it again! 30% off wine until 6:30 and some of the most delicious food Houston has to offer. The service is always top notch and love this little neighborhood gem!
  7. CA

    CAnn

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly waiter. We can see why the cauliflower has been on the menu since inception- amazingly tasty! So was the strawberry salad, the salmon, and the quinoa stuffed poblano pepper. The chocolate flan was the only thing that was not great for us- chalky and slimy. But maybe we are just not flan fans.
  8. B

    Bill

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Roost was packed on Friday night. The atmosphere was great, the service was on point and Faith helped us get a great meal for a resonable price. The bread was amazing and we shared the great steak. I will go back and reccoment it highly.
  9. KT

    KimberlyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was great!!! Low key place that focuses on great quality.
  10. A

    Aaaa

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner for HRW, we ate early so noise level was not bad. Get the donuts for dessert!
  11. SM

    SamanthaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute restaurant, great food, and yummy sangrias!
  12. JZ

    JerryZ

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Nice menu. Good food and service
  13. KH

    KarenH

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Everything but the chairs was great. My husband has a bad back and was extremely uncomfortable.
  14. MD

    MDK4

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great but was just too warm inside.
  15. SM

    SteveM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great farm to table smaller local restaurant. Wonderful service - Andy is the best! Bread service is always amazing. Mussels were fantastic! Wine list is small but excellent and affordable. Highly recommended!
  16. JB

    JayBarbH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Roost. We had a great experience. Our server Carla was wonderful. The fried cauliflower and bread service were super starters. The pork chop was really good. Coffee donut hole desert was a fitting end to a tremendous dinner.
  17. CT

    CassieT

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Tried this restaurant because of restaurant weeks. The food taste/quality, nor the ambience, justified the price.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was wonderful abs made the evening really special. Food was great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was great but I was sad to see that several of the items listed on the restaurant weeks menu online were not on the actual menu.
  20. KL

    KellyL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as always! Will be back again for sure.
  21. NC

    NoelC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there and we had the same waitress both times. She does a fantastic job. Food is great, service is on point and the ambiance is top notch
  22. CK

    CharlesK

    Houston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was wonderful, environment nice and service on the slow side. In all fairness, they may be short on staff. Love this restaurant.
  23. JT

    Jane77877Texas

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Went for restaurant week. Menu a little different than posted,but Roost had unsuccessfully tried to change it. One item out by 7:00pm on menu. But the server was perfect and the food was outstanding. Tables are a little too crowded so it was a bit hot. But still loved this cute place with outstanding food and service.
  24. JK

    JKM79

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My wife and I each enjoyed 3 of the 4 dishes we had. 2 of the 4 were excellent (starter - melon gazpacho, and mains - stuffed poblano pepper w/ mole & salmon). Unfortunately, according to our server, the kitchen was understaffed and we waited 30 minutes after finishing our mains for dessert. Others who were seated well after us had finished and left while we were still waiting for dessert to be served, which left us feeling a little frustrated. We may try again outside of Restaurant Week when it's a little less crowded.
  25. MP

    MarkP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for the first time and loved Andy our waiter. Very informative and kind. We had the cauliflower and bread for appetizers and we all loved it. The chili mole was the best entree of the night as well as the bangers and mash. The place was intimate and elegant. Definitely recommend Roost to everybody!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service! Will definitely be adding this to my rotation of places to frequent!
  27. KD

    KathleenD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost is always on our to-go places when we visit Houston. Great food, cozy ambiance and great service.
  28. J

    Jaylo

    Houston

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had dinner here first day of HRW. Came back to one of our places we’ve found over the last year in the city. Had the cantaloupe gestapo soup for course 1 of the special HRW menu. We were forced to have this choice as we don’t eat crude so we were a bit apprehensive about cantaloupe soup, but WOW we loved the taste. Next up was the famous fried cauliflower, a must have for one of us and the other chose the strawberry salad which was misnamed as it had a few thin slices of fruit and a lot of butter arugula, would stay away from this unless you like the greens. Dinner was salmon and the butchers cut steak ordered medium rare, and we must have waited 30 minutes for the course to be served, but we were enjoying our wine and not rushed, so it was fine. Carla kept coming by to see if we were ok and told us of progress on the preparation, but it was a bit longer than we would have liked and the place was maybe half full on a Monday night. Salmon in the okra tomato stew was great cooked to perfection, the medium rare steak was the end of the cut and so well done it was almost impossible to cut. Having waited we were going to just keep it, but since we couldn’t cut it, we sent it back. The next one was back on 5 minutes and was perfectly medium rare and nice. Desserts were the best, coffee and donut holes of course and the dark chocolate flan recommend by Carla. Maybe hiccups that day due to day 1 of HRW, but still enough goodness and great calm and quiet place we had a nice evening just the 2 of us.
  29. m

    meg4nit4

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Roost while visiting Houston from Taos, NM.
  30. JG

    JGrindal

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and atmosphere. We had the fried artichoke hearts, bread service (pretzel), roast chicken and dumplings, and the burger. Honestly, everything was perfect. The pimento cheese with the bread service was maybe the best I've ever had.
  31. KN

    KyleN

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the creative menu items and cozy atmosphere! Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. We will surely make our way back to Roost soon.
  32. w

    weyus

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roost is a great restaurant. Fantastic food with no pretense. What more can you ask for?
  33. JF

    JenniferF

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly the best meal we've had in ages. Every course was delicious. Summer tomato salad, crab cakes and pasta were amazing. The donut holes for dessert so good too. I love that they change their menu every couple of months. This placer just gets better and better.
  34. LD

    LisaD

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server was excellent as was the food. Always is. Was so noisy though that we couldn’t talk across the table without raising our voices and the temp was a bit high in the restaurant. Overall, always enjoy coming here as we are never disappointed with the staff nor the food.
  35. HH

    HotinHouston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Roost. Our waitress was very helpful with suggestions which we took. The food was delicious. The service was was excellent. My only criticism was the restaurant was very hot. I know they've asked for businesses to keep their thermostats at 78, but it was very uncomfortable.
  36. GH

    GypsyH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andy was amazing. This is truly my favorite place in Houston! The food is just so good. I’ve never been disappointed!
  37. PM

    PeterM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and the service really stood out. Carla was very friendly and knew that menu backwards and forwards. She’s got a good palate. The food couldn’t have been tastier with the chicken saltimbocca a pleasant surprise (and the summer tomatoes with cucumber tzatziki.. and the crab cake). We will be back soon!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Really good food, good wine and amazing service! We will def be regulars here!
  39. DM

    DebbieM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable experience! Excellent food, service and atmosphere!
  40. V

    Victor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance. Small intimate setting.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Roost Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 523-7667.

Roost Houston is rated 4.7 stars by 351 OpenTable diners.

Roost Houston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Google Map for Roost Houston

1972 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hazard St.

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–9:45 pm Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    ride sharing apps highly recommended. limited immediate parking with available street parking where found

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 523-7667

  • Catering

    Special request only

  • Private party facilities

    Private room for 12 to 20 people. Fully customizable. Please call for information

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