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Ruggles Black -West Alabama, Houston, TX

Ruggles Black -West Alabama

4.7
4.7
258 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 21 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 258 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    American

  • Houston

    Healthy

  • Houston

    American

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  1. DB

    DavidB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We were getting together with some friends and the weather was great so i wanted outdoor dining. I was a big fan of Ruggles in Montrose years ago before it closed down and also liked Ruggles Green in City Centre so wanted to check it out. Menu is very unique with Keto, Paleo, and CBD infused food which I’ve never seen in a restaurant. Place was small and loud, but I really liked the vibe. Felt almost like a club or upscale hotel bar vibe. All that said, service wasn’t great. There were some very large parties and it seemed there weren’t enough wait staff. Those who were working were very inattentive or just trying not to go out of their way. They would walk back and forth and not look down to the point you had to raise your hand to get their attention. Two of the tables around us complained about how long it took for someone to get there after being seated. Food kept coming out to the wrong tables. Service definitely leaves a lot to be desired but I will definitely return. Unique food, great vibe, and great location. Maybe it was just an off night for service. I’ll give ‘em another shot.
  2. s

    sabrinad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Ruggles Black!!! Excellent service and food!
  3. VB

    VictorB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Food and service was great. It was so loud in the restaurant I couldn’t have a conversation with my date.
  4. J

    Joylene

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooooo good loved it. Definitely recommending to my bellas for girls nights!
  5. T

    Tash11

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my sister’s birthday and Ruggles Black did not disappoint. Thank you so much for accommodating us. The service was GREAT and the food was absolutely amazing!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good was incredible. The new location is fantastic. Not as crowded and beautiful inside. Strange that it’s $5 for valet when there really isn’t an option elsewhere. You would think the food price covers that. Felt a little rushed through meal but they were very busy. Staff was super attentive and friendly, I’ll definitely go back maybe some time less busy so it doesn’t feel so rushed.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It can be hard to find gluten free options and even harder to find fried gluten free options. The fried GF calamari was AMAZING. Loved the service, GF menu, ambiance, and service!
  8. e

    elaineb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is very good - lots of healthy choices but uncomfortably loud and service a little annoying . Some people like to enjoy a cocktail and appetizer without being bothered multiple time about ordering the remainder of the meal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Many options for gluten free and keto friendly diets. The service appeared a bit slow, it took us a long time to get our orders in, but the food was delicious, especially the curry shrimp appetizer. Portions are generous. Ambiance is modern and interesting, the noise level was high. I was a bit annoyed by the “compulsory” valet. This is not unique to this restaurant unfortunately. Why do we allow the valets to close off the closest parking spots to the restaurant where you would not need a valet? Instead, a useful service would be to provide an option to take your car to a less convenient location and retrieve it for you when the convenient parking spots are already occupied. That would be a service, this is a nuisance.
  10. A

    Anjali

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    We were reserved for 8pm, didn’t get a table till 8:30pm and that too we didn’t get a table inside.A bit dissatisfied
  11. AA

    AndiA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. Don't think healthy food is boring...this restaurant dispels that notion totally. I have NEVER seen a dessert offering like that......ever!!! Scrumptious. Only drawback was noise level - wish it had been lower.
  12. TL

    TLT13

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The shrimp curry pasta was some of the best I have ever had. Although the menu is dirt specific (keto, paleo, etc) it is all delicious!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Went to celebrate my birthday. The ambiance was good but it was super loud. We could t
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as usual
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great ambiance. The food was SPECTACULAR, to die for, just out of this world delicious and definitely a level above many of the other fine dining restaurants in Houston. It’s noisy but it’s a reflection of the high energy and positive vibes. Can’t wait to go again!
  16. MM

    MichaelM

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best fish I’ve had in years. And it was still hot when served. Only negative was noise level quite high
  17. LL

    LaurieL

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I only ate half my salad and was very disappointed to see that they put the three takeaway desserts in my bag and that half completed goat cheese salad was not in there! I was looking forward to eating today. very disappointed and feel like I should get a certificate for that goat cheese warm salad. Also there was no paper towels in the women's or men's bathroom at 2:30 when we were leaving
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place
  19. R

    Robby

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was varied and everything looked great…ordered off keto menu and food was amazing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Not a fan of the tuna tower. Worst I can remember having. Husband liked his Caribbean chicken salad. It was much better. Prices are very high. Brussels sprouts on app menu were $17. Lol Had to pay five dollars for valet when the parking lot was empty at 11 AM on a Thursday:(
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really packed and table was pretty small and a lot of people but overall good ambiance, good food, waiter was great. Great vibes overall
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love that they have Paleo items specified on the menu. I have MANY food allergies and must eat Paleo, so I love it! Plus they way they layer flavors is amazing. We drive an hour to eat here.
  23. D

    Disappointed

    Houston

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very disappointed in the new location! It was SO loud, we could barely hear each other across the table. It was also so cold that my daughter asked for her dessert to go, so she wouldn't have to stay a minute longer. Also, the wrong ticket was given to me to pay and the service was very slow. Got the impression we weren't important to the server.
  24. BC

    BrittanyC

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a colleague for a business lunch and was supremely impressed by the offerings and the quality of the food we had. The bridal sprouts were some of the best I’ve ever eaten!
  25. BH

    BillH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always good food! Bruce has a unique talent for making anything keto taste great. The staff is consistently kind and prompt as well.
  26. ML

    MargaretL

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The entire menu is fabulous! It's hard to choose from the menu since there are so many items that sound so good. I will keep going since it has never disappointed. It is rather noisy, but other than that, it is wonderful!
  27. BM

    BoyMomTex

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    Melinda

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Food was fine.
  31. r

    restaurants2explore

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around
  32. R

    Redparker

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, awesome waitstaff (ask for Leonard, he’s the best), and wonderful environment. Have been before and will be back again!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service awesome service great service ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  37. 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!
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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Ruggles Black -West Alabama is rated 4.7 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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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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