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Ruggles Black -West Alabama, Houston, TX

Ruggles Black -West Alabama

4.7
4.7
232 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (832) 582-5690

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 232 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    American

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  1. BM

    BoyMomTex

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service!! Great recommendations. Great food. Great drinks. Everything I’ve ever tried here is great.
  2. M

    Melinda

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and I love all the gluten free options. There is never a question on the menu of my options for that. Chef Bruce is a master at making gluten free taste amazing!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is outstanding. The chef/owner really understands the importance of contact heat on meat and bold flavors in the salads and sauces. Presentation is unique and quite affordable for fine dinning. The atmosphere is energetic but the elegance of the chandeliers and artwork pull it all together. The chef checked on our table which is always a bonus. A plethora of solid dessert options. Nothing negative to say about this place! Looking forward to trying more items from this extensive menu.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Food was fine.
  5. r

    restaurants2explore

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around
  6. R

    Redparker

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, awesome waitstaff (ask for Leonard, he’s the best), and wonderful environment. Have been before and will be back again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great options for people seeking paleo or keto dinning options.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food and drinks are good. Our server unfortunately was not attentive and that lead to long wait times. We actually left without desert because we waited over 30 minutes for her to bring the dessert tray out for us to look at. It was not not a great experience and therefore we won’t return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want amazing food made from quality ingredients and want great service, you really need to go here! Keto legit! Had the crab tower and keto loaded pizza. Both phenomenal. I hear the scallops aka Problem #7 are fantastic and can’t wait to go back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service awesome service great service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible culinary experience! The flavors in the food were outstanding. Excited to see a menu full of Paleo and Gluten Free offerings! We are going back to dinner with our family tonight so back to back dinners. A must experience for foodies and those wanting healthy yummy food options!
  12. CR

    ChrisR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a first date. Will definitely be back!
  13. KM

    KelseyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had a terrible experience here, unfortunately. We had to wait 45 minutes for a table, even though we had a reservation. There were other patrons that were upset with the situation as well. We witnessed managers fighting with staff and the whole restaurant seemed in despair. The food was not good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We sat unacknowledged for almost 15 minutes, despite the fact that at least 3 servers looked at us. Therefore, we left. I hope the next discerning customers fare better.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ambiance and drinks were good. However food/meat was over cooked. Service was slow. I have had previous experience where the food and service was better so this may have been a off day.
  16. CP

    CurtisP

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sauces on everything on the menu. My favorite is the Ribeye Steak.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friend’s birthday and retirement.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every minute of this experience
  19. C

    Christine

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ambience and food was great. Waiter was a little off.
  20. RW

    RonW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for two.
  21. SL

    SakibL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We had a 7:45 reservation but didn't get seated until 7:55, then didn't have our food order taken until 8:15. They were super busy and could tell the waitress was struggling with keeping up. After the food came, things were a lot better and the food was delicious. Bad start to the night but good finish.
  22. CM

    CMDJ

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great central meeting spot for friends. Lots of great and tasty food options. Friendly service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friends came in from out of town
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Appetizers, cocktails and entrees were exceptional as always. It’s nice to have a restaurant that caters to alternate dietary preferences/needs and consistently executes amazing flavor profiles. We had a bit of hit and miss on the desserts which was sort of disappointing after such a great meal but I would still recommend 1000%. Our family has always loved dining at Ruggles and I hope Ruggles Black concept is here to stay.
  25. RH

    RHETT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is literally our favorite restaurant in Houston! We’ve been eating here for a solid 3 years, have enjoyed the paleo, keto, traditional menus and even followed them to their new location. We miss them on Sundays! But they are there every other day if the week. Chef Bruce is a true artist!
  26. LD

    LadyDi

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends have been telling us to go to Ruggles--a long ago favorite of ours. And it is better than ever! The salads are huge and great to share; the wedge salad was superb. Oysters with caviar were delicious, but the bread pudding is to die for! We have sampled bread puddings all around Houston and when traveling the world--this one is the world's best! So creamy and different with the raspberry sauce. Everything Chef Bruce does is a bit different and a lot better than other leading restaurants. Kudos to the chef! However, it is noisy and sitting outside might be a good idea if you would like a quieter setting. We went early to avoid a lot of noise, but this place is busy and noisy even at an early hour.
  27. m

    marys

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. Very consistent. Extensive menu with something for everyone.
  28. l

    lancbou2017

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New location is outstanding. Great service. The Ahi Tuna appetizer is excellent.
  29. TM

    TaniaM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! The angry shrimp and pistachio crusted snapper never disappoint!
  30. h

    hsdine

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new location still has the charm of the old one. The food is still great. Highly recommend. Everything I’ve ever had has been delicious.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Food as was the old Ruggles on Westheimer. My wife & I have been going to Ruggles Restaurants for 20 years. Always excellent food. Bruce is a fantastic Chef. Service could have been better. Our waiter was not attentive as he should have been considering we spent over $250 with friends. Prices have risen significantly & the entre & the amount of vegetables diminished to atleast 1/2 compared to what the use too be.when on Westheimer & Montrose.
  32. KD

    KathyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, delicious cocktails, baked goat cheese salad was excellent. Jose was our server, he's 👍 great
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  34. DD

    DarylD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dining experience. We’ll definitely be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely my Favorite place!!! It’s fun, upbeat & the food is a exquisite!! Go !!! You will Love it 🥰!!!!
  36. DB

    DaleB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Would highly recommend......
  37. CC

    CourtneyC

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, highly recommend. Go!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! There is such a wide variety of food options I will definitely be returning with everyone I know to try them all! There was also an abundance of deserts to try, which is great since many places only have a small selection. The restaurant decor and ambiance is beautiful. My boyfriend and I even had the pleasure of the chef coming by our table. It was very evident he is passionate about the quality of every aspect of the restaurant.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family reunion
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The atmosphere was beautiful and Unique. Great for a date night.

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Ruggles Black -West Alabama is rated 4.7 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 p.m.


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Ruggles Black -West Alabama

2245 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098-2436

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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