Facebook Reviews: average 4.7 out of 5 stars current to January 2019.
Google Reviews: average 4.3 out of 5 stars current to January 2019.
This was the ideal place to relax after a visit to the Museum District. The romantic ambiance, excellent service (merci beaucoup, Noël) and delicious food was top-notch. The tender blackened catfish I ordered was seasoned and grilled just right, the pecan crusted chicken my husband had was delicious. Quiet enough for relaxing as well as conversation. Don’t forget to try the breads and desserts served from their pastry shop. The carrot cake slice we shared was HUGE and oh so yummy, delightful when accompanied by an espresso or americano coffee. Our new favorite downtown restaurant! Note: even though a week night, the restaurant filled up quickly.
Google for Business review, December, 2018
5 out of 5 stars:
"The waitstaff service is unobtrusive and excellent. The Raven has extensive menu selections from which to choose. The chicken vegetable soup is, in my opinion, the best in Houston. The fried oysters were perfectly breaded and gently fried. Truly divine! The avocado and crab salad is to die for. Delicious large avocado filled with fresh crab meat topped with corn chip points that is a must have. The portions are large and unfortunately I had no room left for the exquisite deserts. Snappy service, great food – it does not disappoint. Highly recommend."
Google for Business review, July 5, 2018
Voted 2017 favorite neighborhood American restaurant by members of NextDoor.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars and awarded their Certificate of Excellence as of December 2017.
"With exemplary service and a relaxing atmosphere, The Raven Grill is one of the best places to have a quiet lunch in West University. With daily specials and fresh bread baked next door, you can expect nothing but fresh ingredients and top notch grilling. I highly recommend any Houstonian shopping off of University to stop here and have lunch."
Google+ review, April 2017
"The menu is varied culturally with lots of different influences and heavy on the seafood, very Houston. If you are looking for an excellent representation of Houston's food variety and excellent service I highly recommend it."
Google+ review, December 2016
"Always lovely. An experience one would expect in Manhattan right in the midst of the lovely university neighborhood."
Customer review on Facebook, June 2016
"5 stars. The food was amazing...the pecan crusted chicken and fresh grilled vegetables out of this world. My husband had the sirloin steak with grilled corn and garlic mashed potatoes which were superb! The wait staff is possibly the best in Houston!"
Customer review on Facebook, February 2016
"Local gourmands flock to this open-kitchen restaurant for a post-work glass of vino or a candle-lit dinner of comfort food classics like the chipotle-honey glazed bone-in pork chops topped with black bean salsa. $$."
Houston Magazine, April 2015
"This tribute to Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem and the nearby elementary school bearing his name has taken flight as a neighborhood haunt. The pot roast, featuring chuck that is slow-roasted with burgundy, herbs, garlic, rutabagas, turnips and tiny onions, is also something to crow about."
The Houston Press online
Best Damn Restaurant" Read
crow its a neighborhood sleeper, a triumph due
in no small part to its varied and reasonably priced menu,
nice patio and very friendly service.
someone who eats out seven days a week, finding such a gem in
my own neighborhood is a dream come true.
The Houston Chronicle
Whine & Dine
much to like, from the spare but attractive dining area to the
outdoor patio to the good, basic food at fair prices.
dessert is so good it takes every ounce of restraint that I have
not to lick the plate clean like a dog.
The Houston Press,
atmosphere is nicely casual with Sunday coat-and-ties seated next
to Old Navy cargo shorts and Pea In The Pod maternity dresses.
Brewer says their favorite is The Raven Grill enjoying the
good menu, weekly specials and friendly staff.
The Houston Chronicle
Whine and Dine
it opened, The Raven, a favorite hangout for lunch, for after-work
drinks or a glass of wine at the bar, for dinner or for Sunday
Ann Criswell, Food Editor
The Houston Chronicle