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About Rio Ranch Steakhouse

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.

Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday 3:00pm - 10:00pm,
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Briarpark

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 952-5000

Website:
http://www.rioranch.com/

Executive Chef:
San Hemwattikit

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rio Ranch Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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4.0

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4.0

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (155)
Great for Brunch (134)
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Neighborhood Gem (90)
Kid-friendly (51)
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Romantic (33)
Notable Wine List (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Scenic View (6)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Authentic (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Been going to RR for years. Not impressed with the new menu items or increase in brunch price for special occasions. Otherwise, a great place.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Love the Brunch!! Great selection of food and custom omelets....

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Whenever I'm in Westchase area I try to stop in and eat at Rio. Imma steak potato guy and Rio always gives me a great meal.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Buffet selection was limited and food was luke warm (at best).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for Easter brunch. We enjoyed the traditional breakfast items, plus made to order omletes. The prime ribs, mashed potatoes, ham, and much more was delicious. The only comment was the salmon was a little dry. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I was truly disappointed in the Easter brunch! I made my reservations for my Family two weeks in advance so they knew we were coming. They sat us at a table in the middle of the room with Nothing on it all the other tables were decorated with salt pepper sauces etc. we sat at the table for 10 minutes nobody came to us we had no idea what to do or how to get started with the brunch. I had to go to the hostess and ask Twice before she finally went and found a waitress the waitress came and said she had no idea we were her table. I had to ask TwiceAagain if we could have salt and pepper and things just like all the other tables. I was very upset that I had to ask Four times for us to feel like we were welcome and wanted. Someone came over and somewhat tried to make up for it and say they wanted us happy so they brought us all Mimosa's even though none of us really wanted them. The first thing I got was an omelette and I guess because they had to go so fast the whole bottom part of my omelette was still half raw. For the price and excitement I had for my girls to be home from college and do this special for them and it not be special was so disappointing!!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Rio Ranch is our favorite go to Sunday Brunch place. It's always excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This is the third time we've gone to this location for a special occasion Sunday brunch and we continue to have a positive experience! Family/kid friendly, great food and nice service. It has a real Texas ambiance!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We had an 11am reservation for Easter Brunch. When we got through the line to check-in, we discovered that someone had taken our table. The hostess/manager was doing his best to get the situation corrected, but we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table. We ended up being put in a corner (two tables being put together to accommodate our party of 5) and then having to search for the manager to let him know we had not been seen by a server after being seated for about 10-15 minutes.
We were disappointed this year by the buffet selections as well. Last year seemed to have a larger selection of items and did not seem to be as "chaotic" by everyone arriving at once. Based on the price of the buffet, we do not feel we got the same value as last year.
That being said, the manager did his best to make up for our bad experience with our table/reservation issue by comping our beverages and then taking 20% off our bill. This is the reason I'm giving a "fair" or "good" rating rather than a 1 star rating.
This was my father and his wife's first experience with Rio Ranch and their Sunday Brunch and unfortunately, it was not a great one.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Lunch menu is expensive for what Rio Ranch offers. What you would expect from an in-house hotel restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Enjoyed Sunday Brunch. The food was wonderful. The buffet area really needs a staff member to monitor and clean/wipe up the area for drips, fallen food, maintain better/neater serving utensils and utensil holders. The waiters were very good and love the crispy bacon!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 19, 2017

I took my wife for brunch. I have to say the hostess looked overwhelmed. She said "Hi" and nothing else we stayed by the host stand for about 5 minutes till she point us and singed us to follow her, here when I said "I have reservation" very unprofessional hostess. On the the other hand our server was great very informative and the food was great.

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Very good everyday meals. The value for the money is high. Service was excellent. We enjoyed the time there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Outstanding Value
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food is always great, with very attentive service. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing, never rushed. Nice wines and delicious desserts!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Disappointing! Had been to Sunday brunch before and had been delighted with the food and variety. What has happened? Virtually every dish was cold and all six of us complained. The food would have been worthwhile if someone had bothered to keep it warm. The service was spotty. Arrived with a reservation, half the tables empty and the hostess took 15 minutes to work out how to seat six. Too bad. Used to be a fun brunch place.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2017

enjoyed our time there. food is great. service excellent.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Have ameays loved Rio great place and fantastic staff

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2016

We had a Christmas gathering for a number of Senior Ladies so ordering took some time. The waitress was so pleasant and agreeable. We had several changes or additions which is difficult but everything came out perfect. The food was great and they had some take homes. Dessert was decadent and everyone enjoyed them. Definitely give them a visit!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 11, 2016

We enjoyed the Sunday buffet. There was plenty of fresh cooked breakfast items. Yum yum.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We had Thanksgiving there and it was really super,

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2016

I go to Rio quite often when I'm in town. It's quiet has good steak and is in convenient location for me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2016

We went early afternoon and the food was fresh and plentiful. Great place we enjoyed.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Staff was attentive but reservation was not noticed somehow sp no table set up. People who got there ahead of me were seated at a temporary table which invovled waiting for large table to be set up. Food was quite good but service was slow. Staff very nice about letting us sit and visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Great food - cold, hot and fresh. Was enjoyable. We had a great time.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2016

The waiter not attentive and had to wait extended periods of time to get anything we asked for.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 25, 2016

We attended the Sunday Buffet. It was wonderful. We will go another Sunday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Only two tables occupied. So quiet. Food only fair and seemed to take a long time for being the only ones in there.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2016

Good fare, good service, and quick kitchen make Rio a great place for lunch. Under the radar location, means no fighting crowds. Get over the thought that this is just a hotel restaurant. Much better than you would think.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 7, 2016

i'm not sure how this place stays open, as we were one of two tables in the restaurant. The steak was good, but their prices are steep and we have so many good steak places in Houston to choose from. Also, the Caesar salad had way too much dressing on it and there were fruit flies buzzing around our food. I won't go back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 3, 2016

We went to Rio Ranch on a Sunday for breakfast. The food was outstanding. It was 20% full. We definitely will go back at our first opportunity.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 10, 2016

The steak salad was tasty, with just the right amount of dressing. The kitchen is run well as the food comes out at the right temperature. I wish they would vary their bread selection a little more, or tweak their recipe as the breads are dry. Otherwise everything else is done well

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 8, 2016

The food horribly bland with zero flavor. White Gravy tasted tangy. Overall, for the price of $50 per person for an all-you-can-eat buffet, I maybe ate a tenth of my plate because nothing was actually tasted great.

I have very many times for breakfast Monday and for them to have the cost $50 from $15 was ridiculous with the quality served.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 9, 2016

I often have dinner with a friend at RR. The good is always excellent and the service is courteous and quick. I would recommend RR to any steak lover around.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 27, 2016

When we booked on-line for brunch on Easter, the cost was listed as $30/person, but when we got the bill it was $40/person! The gratuity was high too. The food was good though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 5, 2016

The food @ dinner was not that amazing. My husband's teak was WAY over cooked. My chicken was as well. The salad was good as was his baked potato. Brunch the following day was very good!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 2, 2016

If you are located anywhere near Westchase and need a great spot for a business lunch, then the Rio fits the bill. Its location makes it seem like it's a hotel restaurant with a hotel food quality, but it far more than that. They have a nice menu of salads, steaks, chicken, fish and sandwiches. I have tried most items on the menu, all have been good and arrive at the right temperature. This is not fine dining, but business casual dining, and it's better than a chain like Bennigans etc. Service is quick and the staff well trained.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Our favorite place to go for special occassions and for a more upscale dining experience. The food is always perfectly prepared and the wait staff attentive and professional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 30, 2016

A friend of mine and me eat at Rio Ranch whenever we are in Houston. It is always delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2016

I have been here numerous times for business lunches. A varied menu, excellent wait staff, and other professionals sitting around, make this restaurant a perfect place to take male/female business associates.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2016

I have been to this restaurant a few times for business lunch's. The food is good, the atmosphere upper scale cowboy, and the menu varied enough to satisfy all parties. Excellent for business lunches.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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