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Raven Grill

#259 of 7,023 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
University Place
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1916 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love to eat at Raven Grill and would eat there every week if it were closer. Everything is fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced. I especially like the vegetable plate, but have tried fish, chicken, salads and Mexican entrees and enjoyed everything.

Thank tctravelgirl
Montgomery, Texas
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, very good restaurant., Went here after a book reading, then did the same again after another reading a couple of weeks later. Food very good, well prepared, well designed menu and available options. Wine list good, not overly expensive. Not sure why we stopped going here, but certainly a mistake not to be repeated.

Thank SPK1951
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the crab cakes and cedar plank salmon with a cocktail while sitting solo on the patio. The food was SO delicious! The patio was tranquil and the service perfect! Highly recommend this little gem!

Thank Tudalu
Bellaire, Texas
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

For the longest time I have resisted writing a review of the Raven Grill because...well...I't just as soon it not get any more crowded than it already is at peak hours. This has been a favorite of my wife and myself for years. During that time, there has been relatively little change in the menu. Why change a really good... More 

Thank HoughtonH
South Carolina
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233 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a great "neighborhood" restaurant. It has nice indoor decor, and covered outdoor seating as well. The menu has a good deal to choose from. The Cedar Plank Salmon was fabulous and very tender, not at all overcooked. I don't recall what flavor of margarita I had, but it was fabulous and definitely not watered down. Service was very... More 

Thank ModerationForMe
Boston, Massachusetts
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194 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

The Raven Grill offers fresh local ingredients and produces delicious dishes the next time you visit the Museum District and Herman Park area. This is a great weekday lunch spot or a weekend dinner choice. Clean, crisp, warm atmosphere with incredible foodie options.

Thank Bill H
Dublin, California
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339 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

I was taken here for a business dinner. The acoustics are good, so you can hear people speak. The wines offered are excellent. We share a couple of bottles of the Zinfandel - The Prisoner. They have many very good fish selections and some nice light desserts. I had the catfish and was very happy with my dinner. For dessert,... More 

Thank EveSp
Shaker Heights
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

New Year's Eve 2016 while at MDAnderson for treatment we were looking for a close By dining experience. We picked the perfect spot. Four people dined and each meal was close to a 10 on the rating scale. Trout was chosen this was wonderful..Scallops the second choice the only issue here was that the mushroom rosutto was sticky and mushy.... More 

Thank Judith R
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Ate lunch here with two co-workers based on their recommendation. We were promptly seated/served and everyone enjoyed their meal. One co-worker had soup of the day, a hearty beef and barley, while the other had a fresh Caesar Salad. I had the pecan crusted chicken and thought it was excellent. It was a large tender breast and the breading never... More 

Thank texasjtr
Houston, Texas
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This lovely restaurant is located just on the edge of Rice Village and is easily accessible. Have seen for years, but just decided to try on a whim and was not disappointed. The wait staff was knowledgable & attentive. Menu had a wide variety of items to choose from. Sampled three appetizers & enjoyed a lovely glass of wine. Will... More 

Thank marthag1947

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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