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Rio Ranch Steakhouse, Houston, TX

Rio Ranch Steakhouse

4.0
4
232 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Welcome to Rio Ranch, Texas! We invite you to enjoy our one of a kind Cowboy Cuisine featuring Mesquite Grilled Steaks and Seafood.
From our scrumptious Sunday Breakfast Brunch to our private dining rooms, Rio Ranch has something for everyone. Rio Ranch is perfect for business dinners, family celebrations, romantic dinners or just a casual get together.
We feature a full service bar, patio dining, a romantic fireplace and cowboy hospitality and service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 952-5000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We have Private Dining Rooms available for 10 to 200 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Cross street

    Briarpark

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JL

    JudyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    You don't put chicken fried steak gravy on Italian raviolis, I was disgusted. The bread was good and was the salad. Wont go there again.
  2. G

    Gordo

    Houston

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We have been going to Rio Rank since it opened in the late 90’s or early 2000’s. We went there this time based on nostalgia as we have not been there in the last 10 years. The food was average buffet fare. Our original reservation was accepted by Opentable for 10:00 am brunch. We were contacted by the restaurant saying that they only offered Mother’s Day brunch starting at 11:00 and could we come at 11:30. I asked then to allow us to come at 11:00 and they said that 11:30 was the earliest and that they had been trying to get in touch with me for the last two days about the timing. This last statement was a lie as I had not received any previous calls. When we got there at 11:30, much of the offerings had been picked over and the food was overpriced. Not going back.
  3. RM

    ReneeM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was amazing server. Great food! Atmosphere was good
  4. SM

    SteveM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my wife had a valentines dinner and the whole experience was Great from the wait staff to the food the restaurant it self was extremely nice.
  5. T

    Texascoco

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    My selection, which was Chicken Fried Steak with a side of brussel sprouts was delicious. However, the rest of my party who had an array from wings to enchiladas to chicken sandwich, all complained that their food was cold and flavorless. The waiter was very attentive but not enough to go back again.
  6. SP

    StephanP

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Last minute Valentine's day reservation, pleasantly surprised by the decor, service and food. Definitely a do again dinner choice.
  7. S

    Scubyd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rio Ranch is set in Texas country style. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable of their offerings. Everything came out quickly and was delicious. Their bartenders are also very friendly and attentive.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food. good service. could put more shrimp on the mango bbq appetizers but it was good either way. had the smothered steak and the chicken friend steak, both were great.
  9. AR

    ARJU

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been to Rio Ranch multiple times for business meals. Last visit was excellent, steaks were perfect, waiter was friendly and funny. Didn't get the feeling of being rushed through our meal. I will be back, for sure.
  10. P

    Petreforde

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We all found the menu somewhat uninspiring ... i had the $17 chicken enchiladas which are far better at any $10 TexMex joint . My guests ordered salads and burgers. They all had custom requests for their salads (blue cheese dressing, lives, parmesan cheese etc.) and no one got what they ordered. The one hamburger ordered was large and well cooked but boring.
  11. C

    Cooker72

    Houston

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    An old favorite of ours did not disappoint! We arrived about 11:30 on Saturday....could choose Breakfast Buffet or Lunch....we had both! It was late for the buffet, as it closed at noon...food was still plentiful, but not as hot as it should have been, but still good! The made to order omelet was awesome! Biscuits were a bit hard....as were the cinnamon pastries! My husband had lunch....Chicken Fried Steak....and it was great! Service was very good! Several people checked on our needs often! Love the decor of the restaurant!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience having brunch at Rio Ranch. Service was excellent, and food was superb. Thank you to the staff that served us!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. And excellence service!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    I've been coming here for easter Sunday brunch for many years so I thought we'd try it on just a regular Sunday for brunch. We wont be back.
  15. BE

    BigEater

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Steak was overcooked and flavorless. Side (mashed cauliflower) tasted like a TV dinner dish and was about the same size. Salad was fresh but tiny. Wouldn’t be so bad but that was $40x2??? Also, place was empty which should have been our first clue. I rarely leave negative reviews but it was that bad.
  16. LB

    LadyB

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our monthly lunch group had our annual Christmas dinner there for,the second year. It was super, the wait staff attentive, efficient and friendly. Overall, everyone was pleased.
  17. DL

    DL27

    Houston

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Two of us ordered the chicken fried steak and we were not impressed. High cost for the bland, tough meat with a ton of breading. I haven’t been here in over 20 years. Sad to see that’s not a highlight of the menu anymore. The other 4 seemed to line their meals just fine. A sandwich, salads, and the pork sliders.
  18. DN

    DateNight

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Went for Thanksgiving lunch. Food was meh for the price. Ambiance was lack luster as the restaurant could use a refresh. They sat us right next to the buffet line so it was noisy. Dessert was cold and tasted like the refrigerator. The most upsetting part was the 20% automatic gratuity that we were not informed of when we made the reservation over the phone. It’s a buffet. I’m tipping the waiter 20% of my over-priced meal for getting me a tea? Won’t be returning.
  19. JO

    JOANG

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for long time friends to meet, eat and chat! We will be back!!
  20. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    After eating several years at Rio Ranch, I was back in town to take my Aunt for her 85th birthday brunch. She selected Rio Ranch and I was initially excited, however, it became disappointment quickly. The service was fair but inconsistent with follow-through and the food was either cold or empty and when asked to get more or when more would come out there was no definite answer. The cost has always been more than surrounding restaurants but the service and quality of the food have met that expectation. I will not at any time in the future return nor would I recommend this establishment to friends or co-workers when in Houston. Respectfully, disappointed
  21. SE

    SaraE

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful (Emily!). There was a nice variety of quality food on the brunch buffet. I loved the omelette station!
  22. BB

    BobbyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a great experience, the food was delicious, and much to choose from, the price was very reasonable. By the time we left we had already decided we would be coming back, the Sunday brunch buffett was plentiful. Very satisfied!!

    Rio Ranch SteakhouseResponded on August 5, 2019Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We look forward to having you time and time again!

  23. v

    vyrgrl1

    Houston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the filet mignon, 6 oz..with the Brussels sprouts. Yummy..cooked excellent. My husband and nephew liked their choices too as there was none left on their plates. Always a nice place to eat. Wait staff and hostess friendly and professional.

    Rio Ranch SteakhouseResponded on August 5, 2019Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit with us. It is great to read that you are a loyal guest and our staff treats your right. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

  24. M

    Mary

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    No happy hour in the restaurant you have to be in the bar. Ordered shrimp salsa, it was basically a REALLY SWEET Salsa withe a few shrimp and pieces of avocado on on top. Could not finish it was not tasty. Ordered the wings. They on the other hand was delicious. Our Bartender Brandy was wonderful and FAST!!! Always kept up with us and refilled our drinks quickly.
  25. I

    Isaac

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I went for the Sunday Brunch Buffet and I was not a fan of the food. The flavor was very bland and the selections for a brunch were not very good. I will not be returning.
  26. AD

    AmyD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    When we checked in, the front desk could not locate our reservation even though I had made it days ago and had it on my phone. My son had to show them our name on their screen. Then, they sat us at a table with only 7 chairs for a party of 8 with a high chair. We asked for 2 booster chairs when we arrived and even put that as extra info on the reservation. We had to ask 2 more times and then ask a manager to get them. The restaurant was not fully busy at 11AM. Then no one waited on us. After 15 minutes and no one coming to ask what we wanted, I went to the bar to place an order for 3 mimosas. The bartender was quick to respond. Eventually, a waiter was assigned to us and once we got him, he was excellent! Food was wonderful as always! This was not our normal experience when we come here on a Sunday morning. Hostess station was truly subpar.
  27. DD

    DinibgDiva

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Wonderful environment for breakfast & fellowship with family. Small or large parties can be accommodated.
  28. NC

    NinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely friendly. Charlie (our waiter) even assisted in directions for our Lyft driver pick up. The food and decor was excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food and good service
  30. c

    cacsgltx

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been dining here ever since it opened many years ago and every time has been a great experience.
  31. MD

    MarieD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We definitely have a choice for celebration brunch. When our mood is casual Rio Ranch is our “ go to” for quality food and chill room. One can dress up or sundress for Rio Ranch brunch. One of the best Belgian waffles, prime rib and eggs Benedict (truly). A great mix of breakfast, lunch, fresh salads and fruit offerings. Decent deserts offerings. My only negative - friendly service, kind and helpful...simply not too attentive (should not take 30 mins or multiple requests for drinks). Assuming they are understaffed. We will always return.
  32. DJ

    DebraJ

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations at this restaurant for brunch to celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom, nieces and nephew. The greeters were extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was so fresh and delicious. I loved the egg and waffle station as the person making the eggs made mine just as I requested. The waitress was very attentive and kept us happy. Looking forward to going back.
  33. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The waitress was terrible! We hardly saw her the entire time, we put the card to pay the check and she came to the table 1 time but did not take the card and we didn’t know she hadn’t taken the card we had signed and left the tip on the receipt and we walked out she came chasing us saying we didn’t pay! Had she been doing her job and paid attention she should have known we waited 15 minutes to get the check back so we thought it was done! It was very dead in the restaurant as it was only 9 AM on Sunday so there was no excuse for her to not pay attention!
  34. VT

    VanessaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and so was the service. Will definitely be going back!
  35. MM

    MartiM

    Houston

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Terrible food. Lousy selection. Hotel food. Our waitress was good.
  36. AB

    AricB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The steak was not good. It was covered in a greasy sauce and tough. Service was good.
  37. m

    mallen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Extremely disappointed with the entire place. I was looking online for a place to have my honey's birthday dinner with family. I chose this place because it was centrally located for everyone. I scrolled through the website and seemed to be a nice steakhouse. When we arrived I was completely disappointed. I made reservations online, we show up and are the only people in the restaurant. Appearance of the place was extremely disappointing, service was poor, appetizer sampler plate we ordered was were burnt and salty and the food was okay, but definitely not worth the price.
  38. TG

    TedG

    Atlanta

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food
  39. KL

    KimL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Very quiet restaurant so we were able to talk across the table. Service was spot on and food was delicious! Will definitely be back!
  40. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was fantastic. They provided us with a basket of white bread and cornbread. There was one special for the day but I wish they had a lunch portion and priced menu option. I ended up getting the salmon as it was Ash Wednesday and it was the dinner price. Luckily for me it was grilled to perfection so I had no problem paying for the quality. But it just cuts down on my frequency for eating at Rio Ranch. Overall, great place for a business meeting. Had food options for everyone.

FAQs

Rio Ranch Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 952-5000.

Rio Ranch Steakhouse is rated 4 stars by 232 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Rio Ranch Steakhouse

9999 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77042

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Briarpark

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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