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Restaurant from the mid 70’s

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I am trying to remember the name of a restaurant that in the mid 70’s, was located along the northbound side of Loop 610, between Westheimer and San Felipe, on the top floor of an office building. I think the name of the restaurant started with letter “R”. 

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The restaurant was Raffles, a high pay grade fine dining restaurant. Raffles has restaurants, resorts and luxury hotels all over the world, but, not in Houston anymore. Don't know when it closed. Maybe when oil went south in the 70s and a lot of big companies folded or moved out of Houston taking a lot of Raffles' deep-pockets clientele with them. 

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7 hours ago, FilioScotia said:

The restaurant was Raffles, a high pay grade fine dining restaurant. Raffles has restaurants, resorts and luxury hotels all over the world, but, not in Houston anymore. Don't know when it closed. Maybe when oil went south in the 70s and a lot of big companies folded or moved out of Houston taking a lot of Raffles' deep-pockets clientele with them. 

Good memory, FilioScotia. I could vaguely remember the name started with an 'R' and had a double consonant but I knew it wasn't "Ruggles." :huh:

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There was also a Ruggles in the Rice Village at Rice Blvd. and Chaucer. I've visited Ruggles Black on Kirby between Richmond and US 59 a few times recently. The latter has some unique keto and paleo dishes but I am especially fond of their cocktails. 😋

 

I do not know if any of the restaurants were "related" but I would suppose there is some connection.

I believe I'm way to old and no longer so mobile as to be a yuppie. I am still a professional though, FWIW. 😊

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