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Raven Grill

1916 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645 (University Place)
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Ranked #384 of 7,217 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: University Place
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67 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I've been going to The Raven Grill for several years and the two most important consistencies are the quality/taste of the food, the excellent service and the polite and effective handling of small mistakes. Dining here is a no-brainer.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Place is nice enough. Service is good. Even though the menu does provide a lot of options, nothing really caught my eye. To be fair to the place, I have no specific complaints. Every thing is ...fine.

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Dallas, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Location is right in the neighborhood. All the homes have a lot of characters so worth a quick walk in the neighborhood if during the day. We made reservation for Saturday night and they were very busy. Food was great and there was no complaint from anyone in our group. They were very accomodating to kids. I have the Cedar... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Folks around us who appeared to be regulars seemed to come back for the salmon salad. I had the blacken tuna sandwich which was over done and quite dry, Nice topping of mango salsa and avocado, but could have used more of it along with some sort of chipotle mayonnaise or sauce on the toasted bun. Would not order again,... More

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Houston, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The Raven Grill is one of our favorite dining spots. It's located inside the loop near Rice Village, Rice University, The Medical Center, and the Museum District. We always have a superb meal here. My favorite is Cedar Plank Salmon. It's outstanding. My only complaint about the Raven is that they still permit smoking on their outdoor patio. We love... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband, son, a friend and I dined here last night. We chose it due to its proximity to the Miller Outdoor Theater. On the plus side, the food was good. I had a salmon salad and my husband the shrimp salad. Prices are modest and the food came out promptly. On the negative side, my wine order was forgotten,... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Raven grill provides a good casual dining experience with a strong focus on seafood. Reservations are usually required for groups of 5 or more, but 2-4 people can usually be seated after a very short wait. The food is excellent. my last visit was the tenderloin which was cooked to perfection. The drink menu is very good and their spicy... More

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Marco Island, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great restaurant with excellent service. Every time I have been here the waitstaff recommends items. They are always excellent!

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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I've been here for lunch meetings and lunch with my in-laws and it's just an all-around good place. There is something for everyone on the menu and the weekend brunch is good too! My favorite thing to order is the spicy shrimp Caesar salad and the French toast is delicious too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My wife and I make a special attempt to eat here when visiting Houston. It is located at 1916 Bissonnet which is near Rice University, the Museum district and a great mystery book store (Murder by the Book) that we also visit. We had lunch and dinner here with great service and excellent food. For dinner we had two different... More

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