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#138 of 1,168 American in Houston
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$12 - $30
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Mexican, American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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University Place
1.1 miles from Houston Museum District
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Reviewed September 11, 2022

I come to the medical center regularly from SC for health reasons and this is part of the trifecta of restaurants that I always get a meal. I'm pretty much addicted to their spicy grilled chicken and pasta dish I tried one of the enchilada...dishes this past time, but the pasta dish still wins! There are so many choices. The restaurant is tucked away. The service and staff are excellentMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

Babbby! Loved the atmosphere, playlist "background" music, server, GM- Mel, the most tasteful entree, dessert and drinks and service was exceptional. I am the new regular. I plan to frequent this establishment several times weekly. As the servers were walking by with other people's food,...I was in awe of the smell, presentation and satisfaction that each customer appeared to showcase. I live nearby and its like a hidden GEM to fast moving people like myself. Trust and believe, I have slowed down to observe the service, smell the mesquite flavors, listen to the "Benny and the Jets." Fun time today! I will be back tomorrow for the Turkey Burger and on Father's Day! I truly enjoyed my grilled Catfish, garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach! The GM Mel was so personable and friendly. Had to write this review. I do hope that you frequent this restaurant and see what I experience. Stop, look, listen, smell, taste and smile!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

The food was good. The service was excellent. Liked that you could taste the wine before you ordered a bottle of wine if they had a bottle open. Went on a Friday around 6:30 and didn’t need a reservation.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

Excellent seafood enchiladas. Lovely restaurant, excellent service. Very good food. Bread with raisin and rye in bread basket very good. Enjoyed seeing homes in area.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2021 via mobile

Menu and reviews were good so we decided to give it a try. Wife's and my food was very good. Peacan crushed chicken with grilled sweet potato wedges and green beans was very good. I had Cedar plank grilled Salmon with mashed potatoes and greens....Salmon was excellent and mash potatoes were also good. Brought out 2 types of sliced breads and butter while we waited for our meals. Both breads were tasty. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was the waitress didn't return for quite a while after bring our meals.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2020

Sunday's from 11am to 3pm, the Raven Grill offers a dleightful and delicious brunch menu! Indoor and outdoor socially distanced seating is available and offers a cozy and intimate 'feel' where the staff greet you as if you were their favorite customer they've not seen...in a while which by the way makes you feel like you're part of 'their' family. And in today's current environment, we ALL need that type of welcoming. The restaurant owners have been providing wood fire grilled menu items for over 22 years at the same location which is between Hazard and Woodhead off of Bissonet not far from Rice University, the Medical Center and Downtown Houston. So, this morinng I was greeted by Nevil, the manager and my server, Naoual where I ordered a cup of vegetable chicken soup which was perfect for this cool Houston morning, chicken tacos (flautas) on a bed of romaine, drizzed with a tangy tomatillo sauce and fresh pico de gallo. Flavorful, light,combinations that were simply a perfect start to my day. With coffee this was so REASONABLY Priced under USD 18. My complements to the chef, entire staff and management to making my 'solo' experience comfortable and welcoming. And to the owners, for assembling such a competent, professional and personable staff who are appropriately attentive. Thank you and Happy Holidays! I know I'll be back with friends! Eleanor Shifflette Houston Native (Vintage 1956)More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

My husband loved his steak salad, and my salmon and mashed potatoes was great comfort food after a medical center visit.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 2019

We have Sunday brunch at Raven about twice a month, and sometimes, like today, I'll meet a friend for a leisurely catch-up lunch. This is consistently one of the best restaurants that we visit in Houston, with warm service and food lovingly prepared with fresh...ingredients and a skillful understanding of what makes dishes memorable. You can never go wrong with any of the enchiladas, from chicken to sweet potato, and the fresh catch of the day selections are a perennial favorite. Dessert, you say? Raven has an incredible selection, and you will love the featured fruit tarts, wrapped in flaky pastry that melts in your mouth. Great wines and cocktails, excellent specialty coffees, and plenty of easy parking -- a miracle in Houston. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

We ate an early dinner at the bar after running errands all day. Our bartender/server was Francois and he was a lot of fun. Great stories to share. It was like having dinner AND entertainment, too. He made an excellent Lemon Drop Martini. I had...not had one of these in about 15 years, but he hit a home run with it. We split a small Caesar salad to start. I had the Cedar Plank Salmon, my favorite dish here, and the husband had the New York Strip. A great restaurant in a great part of town (where there are no other restaurants around) with lots of free surface parking.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

We visit this restaurant probably once or twice a month. I think it continues to get better with each visit. The service is always attentive and professional. The restaurant is busy, but quiet enough to have a nice conversation. Last night I had the Halibut...special. It was so good! My husband had the trout, and it too was delicious. My son had the blackened catfish and he ate every bite. I like to order the peanut butter pie, but didn’t last night, but I think it is the absolute best dessert in Houston! Raven Grill also has great coffee, and their cappuccinos are perfect. This is one of the few restaurants that reliably offer skim milk! (Thank you!). There is a parking lot, no valet but there is no issue finding space. A delicious and reliable alternative in the Museum District area.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

The Raven is located in a residential neighborhood but on a major street not far from the Texas Medical Center. The menu offers many choices, but today I selected the balsamic vinaigrette strawberry spinich salad with spiced pecans and feta cheese. Several toppings were offered...and I selected the grilled salmon. The combination proved to be excellent and the meal was completed with a generous slice of moist carrot cake. Hughly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

I have eaten at the Raven several times when in Houston on business and always have had a good meal in a relaxed atmosphere. I would return there again without hesitation. The food is often seasonal which I like and the bar is good.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

he group consensus was that the food was very good, the service was also very good, not spectacular, but solid enough to come back that's for sure. We really liked the atmosphere and it was quiet, so a real conversation could be held. The waitress...picked up my drink before I was done and the bar sent my friend the wrong drink Both of my cocktails were weak. The wine selection was very, very good and the prices were reasonable, for a restaurant. Lots of wines by the glass. So, when the hammer fell, I would say a “4/5”.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

We went there based on a friend’s recommendation. Noisy and small but I loved the “local”vibe. Good wine list, some unusual dishes—two of us tried the sweet potato and spinach enchiladas based on waiter suggestions. It was a good vegetarian dish but I would try...something different next visit. My adult daughter got the cheese burger and thought it was great. Creme brûlée was yummy but super small. Carrot cake was just so so. The desserts come from the bakery next door. Super nice wait staff.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

Raven Grill has been a consistent pleasure for years. We are always surprised when we go, which sadly has not been that often. Our recent visit reminded us of the freshness of the food (and generous portions!) and pleasant service. We will be back soon.

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Raven Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4