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Raven Grill

#247 of 7,034 Restaurants in Houston
#259 of 7,583 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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University Place
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1916 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
713-521-2027
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Raven is recommended.

Dinner here is consistently delicious. The service is great and there is a nice wine list. We had both the fried oysters and the jalapeño shrimp for appetizers. The jalapeño shrimp were outstanding. In contrast the oysters paled and were just ok. The better entree was the cedar plank salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Coco M
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Dinner here is consistently delicious. The service is great and there is a nice wine list. We had both the fried oysters and the jalapeño shrimp for appetizers. The jalapeño shrimp were outstanding. In contrast the oysters paled and were just ok. The better entree was the cedar plank salmon which my husband ordered. The other couple and I had... More 

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Ogden, Utah, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had dinner there (twice) last week while at a conference. The food was excellent. They certainly had the best vegetarian platter I have ever had.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although we were stuck at the Raven for dinner unexpectedly during one of Houston's sudden torrential rain showers recently, this establishment produced a great meal, with very attentive service (despite being understaffed due to the flood conditions), seamlessly. We were very grateful for the fine food as we watched out the window the occasional car/truck plow through the flooded street... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Ate lunch on a Wednesday around 1:30 and place was about 1/3 full. We ordered two entrees - salad with grilled salmon and grilled chicken sandwich. The portion of both meals was substantial and my friend enjoyed the salmon a lot but I felt that the chicken was over cooked and was very dry. Definitely disappointing. Our waitress was friendly... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here for lunch for the third time. Had the sweet potato and spinach enchiladas. Lunch partner had the shrimp etouffee. We shared the appetizer of jalapeno shrimp. We liked everything and look forward to going back to try other items. Our service was good too.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

....so I hate to rate them just average. Maybe it was what we ordered - I had a hamburger and fries and my husband had the shrimp etouffee . The dishes were good, but nothing fabulous. My fries were limp, the burger tasty. The others in our party seemed to enjoy the evening's special - chicken fried steak; one person... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I first went to this restaurant ONLY because it was 1/2 mile from where I was staying - I ordered the cucumber jalapeno margarita and the Thursday night seafood enchilada special - the first was unusual and amazing, and the 2nd was remarkable. It was a little Tex Mex but the freshness of the ingredients is what made it stand... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife enjoyed a salad and my friends tried the shrimp etouffee. In the past I have had the fried oysters which were wonderful and tempted me this time, but I'm working to knock off a few holiday pounds so I had the turkey burger. I love turkey burgers and The Raven Grill served me one of the best I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Raven Grill is a nice neighborhood spot. I enjoy coming in with friends and family for dinner and drinks frequently. The cedar plank salmon is one of my favorites! It is a must have if you like salmon. And the wine selection offered only seems to get more interesting and varied each time I visit. The only thing lacking... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to Raven Grill four times, had a different entre each time and totally enjoyed each meal. Interesting is the Sampler Platter which has about 7 different items, all good, and a lot of food (get a doggie bag). Fried oysters are one of my favorites. Nice desserts (if you still have room). Can be crowded on Friday and Saturday... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1916 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: 713-521-2027

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 to 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?