"Tonight, when Chef Ryan LaChaine opens his highly anticipated concept Riel, guests have much to look forward to. The 2012 Eater Young Gun’s concept has landed on “most anticipated” lists across the country, and a first glimpse at the concept indicates that LaChaine has more than lived up to the hype." - Eater.com

"A modern American restaurant — which draws inspiration from French Canadian, Ukrainian and Texan cuisine" - Houston Business Journal

"The Winnipeg native is weaving together Ukrainian comfort foods from his childhood with staples from his hometowns in Canada and Texas. Which is why Montreal style smoked meat with pickles is on the same menu as fried gulf fish karaage and possibly a rotating pierogi." - Food & Wine

"The eagerly anticipated new project from Underbelly and Reef chef Ryan Lachaine makes its public debut January 3 at 5 pm." - Culturemap Houston

"Have you been longing for dinner at a restaurant that serves cuisine based on the food of France, Texas, Canada, and Ukraine? If so, your wait is over, because Riel is scheduled to open this week in Montrose." - Midtown Houston Patch

"When Houston chef Ryan Lachaine opens Riel [...] the entire city is likely to line up to eat." - Esquire


"Chef Ryan Lachaine [is] opening a modern American restaurant that will focus on small plates, with a few larger dishes, in Montrose this Fall. It may sound like a familiar formula, but with this chef in the kitchen, it’s sure to be anything but." - Tasting Table

"18 Most Anticipated Houston Openings of 2017" - Zagat