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Ruggles Black -West Alabama, Houston, TX

Ruggles Black -West Alabama

4.7
4.7
310 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 PM


Booked 12 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 310 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    American

  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my wife’s favorite restaurant in Houston because of her Paleolithic dietary needs. It was her birthday dinner. We had two other couples with us, who had never been before. They were very pleased. The food is just delicious. Thanks Ruggles Black!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brussels sprouts appetizer is sooo god! The goat chees chicken was wonderful too. In reflection, the sauce in the chicken is similar to the Brussels sprouts sauce and I Wouldn’t order them at the same meal again. Overall top notch!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on a date. The food was fantastic. Our reservation (strongly recommend) was at 8:30 pm. Service was excellent however TOO fast. We felt like the table was being turned even though there was plenty of space. We were still on our appetizers when our main meal arrived and then again they started cleaning the table while I was still eating. We wanted an experience
  4. TS

    TorrenceS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice place, not very big and sometimes it seems like you are sitting on top of each other, but the staff is excellent and the manager very attentive! I would definitely recommend it someone else
  5. DY

    DavidY

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great dining option for groups to satisfy everyone’s dietary restrictions. The food is delicious!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The servers and water boys need to learn table etiquette. The food server would charge up to the table and interrupt our conversation to ask if they could remove our plate. It was awkward. We were in the middle of a sentence and were also not finished with our plates. They need to be trained to walk up to the table quietly and wait to be recognized. Then they can ask their question. As for the water boy, he needs to learn to take the glass from the table to fill up the water. He would pour while hovering the bottom of the pitcher over my plate. It dripped onto my food. I was done after that. Our waitress was fine and respectful.
  7. KH

    KeithH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A lot of great options available to consider. The food was very good. We really enjoyed the evening out with the family.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Started off rocky as we had to ask the hostess after 15 mins to send a server over. We were told they they had a new system and table numbers were confused. Cocktails weren’t great so next time we will order wine or beer. Food was amazing. Having my partner with dairy allergy, the variety is perfect. Please update the physical menus. They are awful. As someone who eats paleo and pescatarian, this menu is amazing!
  9. DN

    DNTTST

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food - fantastic Service - outstanding Music - too loud! Could barely hear the person next to me.
  10. L

    Lee14

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior all around
  11. DG

    DavidG

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was scrumptious but the noise was almost unbearable. Would really appreciate restaurants enabling conversations!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, beautiful space, perfect music and outstanding service!!
  13. N

    Nana6

    Houston

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Arrived for 11:30 AM lunch with my out-of-town guest. Was shocked that on a Friday afternoon with the parking lot empty there was a five dollar valet charge. As usual, the food is great here but I don’t know that I can endure the noise level while I’m freezing in this restaurant. The music is way too loud you have to talk over it and thereby you hear the next tables conversation trying to do the same. The decor is beautiful. The food is excellent and if this chef leaves I would follow him for a quieter atmosphere and dining experience.
  14. SR

    SaraR

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service very good. The restaurant was too dark. I don’t like it when I can’t see my food more clearly. It was also a bit loud. Tables fairly close together to where the conversation next to us was easily heard, music loud enough people were trying to talk over it, which just made the overall noise level a bit too high for comfort.
  15. K

    Kathy

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Cold And not very welcoming Prob won’t be back
  16. FH

    FredH

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food. A little loud.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant!
  18. KH

    KeronH

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the food and service
  19. BS

    BlkShp

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruggles never fails! Chef Molzan's unique burst of flavors in each dish are always a treat!
  20. DE

    DougE

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruggles Black is exactly what you would expect from the Ruggles brand. The food was exceptional. The service was quick and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere is nice but maybe a tad too cozy. On busy nights, parking could be a challenge.
  21. r

    restaurants2explore

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and server.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wear a jacket because the restaurant is freezing. Everything else is amazing
  23. T

    Travels2much

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Pricey but food is amazing. The service was OK, not great. My meal arrived 15 minutes before my friend's meal with no explanation. We had to follow up. That made for a very rushed dining experience. It is all valet - tiny, tight parking lot.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service — attentive, but not hovering, beautiful room, mixed review on food - loved the crab tower, kale salad and molten cake; didn’t care for the pasta.
  25. GW

    GloW

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Ruggles Black. Everything we ate was amazing and the Keto Margarita is the best I ever had. Does not make you feel like you are eating and drinking Healthily. Our waitress, Allison was the best. The chef came out and checked on every table. Even the valet attendants are super sweet. Great experience and I will be back soon as well as references to other friends.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in Houston Texas! The menu has something for everyone!!!! And the food is exquisite!! If you’ve never been ,do yourself a favor and go!!! You will love it!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing and the dessert selection is incredible. Great atmosphere and ambiance!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super nice
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose patio dining and it was perfect. Service and food was fantastic as always.
  30. JW

    JoanneW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. Attentive service and nice ambiance. Will be returning! (Toilets could do with a little maintenance, but overall ok)
  31. MF

    MichaelF

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  32. W

    Whathappenedhere

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. This place has really picked up the service after some struggles during/after Covid
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional! Thanks for making our birthday party so special.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner and service as usual. They do need to find a way to tone down the noise some. It was hard to have a conversation with my table mates.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emma was the best server!
  36. G

    Glutenfree

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was a great place for Gluten Free and other dietary needs. We had a lot of choices and felt almost could order the entire menu. Ambience is very nice. Food was good. We are still adjusting to Texas portions though. Make sure you bring a hearty appetite.
  37. C

    Chesswriter

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. My favorite restaurant. Fantastic menu with something for everyone.
  38. LR

    LoriR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had birthday dessert with you as we are keto eaters. Fortunately the weather was nice enough to sit outside because it was too loud to talk inside. As usual, the food was outstanding!
  39. b

    bretg

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruggles Black never disappoints … excellent food and service!
  40. GN

    GNKNOLA

    Houston

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!

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Ruggles Black -West Alabama does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats.

Ruggles Black -West Alabama is rated 4.7 stars by 310 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


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Ruggles Black -West Alabama

2245 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098-2436

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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