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One of my new favorite places! The first time we came here was last year around November i think because it was Houston Restaurant Week. We read the reviews and decided to give it a try! Im so glad that we did. The restaurant is located in the museum district, its not that big, but enough space for their business, but eventually they will have to expand or relocate. For an appetizer we tried the fried green tomatoes, awesome! We were nervous to try them, but they really tasted good. Then for entrees i just got the chili biscuits and my friend got the friend chicken with greens and mac n cheese! The best!!! I begged for her mac n cheese! Its some of the best i ever had. Chicken was good too! The chili biscuits were small but good flavor, it was just enough for me. All around great atmosphere, friendly employees, and delicious food
As I sit here in the sun (35 minutes), no waitress, I decided to start my review. This brunch experience was tiring and demotivating. Our waitress was absolutely horrible. I never leave reviews nor do I ever get up and leave a restaurant. No organization whatsoever: table after table kept sitting and waiting to get refills for bottomless mimosas and water (we waited for 20 minutes and 35 seconds before getting a refill). We decided just to walk to the bar whenever we needed refills; after all, we are paying for it.
We asked to speak to a manager and no one showed up--so after 18 minutes of waiting, we asked for the check and decided to leave. I would never recommend this restaurant to any friend or foe. I will not visit again, I'd rather learn how to cook and slave over the fire before setting foot back in this establishment. That says a lot. Here's to my first ever review after eating out every day in Houston for the past three years. April 3, 2016. The worst day ever.
My daughter and I tried this place out today. All I can say is awesome. com. The atmosphere, the decor, the service, the Food! Our server (Janice) was great! We had the bottomless Mimosa 😆. I ordered the hot cakes with the wings and side of collard greens(delicious ). I'm not the bread pudding, person, but I devoured it. I will definitely be back.
The service and atmosphere seem nice, and the soup and salad were fresh and tasty.
However, I wasn't expecting to spend between $25 and $30 a plate for the entree AND to have small serving sizes.
I'm basing the small serving size on the sizes of the soup and the salad...I didn't stay for an entree.
I was prepared to spend the $30, but when I spend that much on dinner, I want to know that I will be full at the end of it.
I went to Lucille's today for the first time because of Aces of Taste. If you haven't heard of them you should check them out, especially Houston Foodies! My husband and I went for brunch. We both had chili biscuits, he also had the french toast and chicken wings. I had the shrimp and grits, which had more broth than I am used to but it was amazing!
Also, try the bread pudding :)
The fried green tomatoes were the BEST! I loved them. The hot rolls were super good... though I had to ask for butter for them. The crab cake Benedict was ok.. I have has better. And the burger my boyfriend has was so-so, he said. Nothing super special. The atmosphere was great, and also it did get super busy around 11/12 -- so go early for brunch on Sundays.
This is a very nice spot for a small gathering of friends. I enjoyed brunch and the menu was very unique. Fried green tomatoes, wings and waffles and green eggs and ham were great. The grits were excellently done!
Great place for a low key happy hour or southern meal. It's been several years since I've been here, but decided to stop in yesterday for a few drinks with a friend who was staying nearby. We decided to try two different drinks each, which were $3 off regular prices. All were delicious! We then split a plate of fried green tomatoes, which have a perfect kick to them! Unfortunately I had dinner plans, but will definitely return soon for dinner!
The food is classic southern food with a thoughtful, kick ass twist, and the wine is where the comfort ends. I love the food, but I hate that yet another Houston restaurateur intends to insult our intelligence by putting cheap unknown wine on the list to confuse it's customers.
Came in after taking my 5 year old nephew to Ghostbuster Day at the Children's Museum. Upon entry I advised the hostess I wanted a patio table. She took me to a table inside. I reiterated outside. The server ran into my nephew, and told the hostess why was she seating us, no apology was given. The server didn't say hello. I said it first. No name was given. She just gave me a spill about the kitchen will be closing and they were suppose to close 3 min ago but Go Ahead and Order. Lol Don't Do Me Any Favors. The door said Saturday Brunch stopped at 3pm. It was 2:50pm. I politely got up and advised her, I work in the industry and that is not how you greet a table. ( She was a caucasian female). Please train your servers on proper etiquette and friendliness. This was my third and last visit.
This is some GOOD stuff!!!! The presentation was on point! The atmosphere was great! The music was awesome!!! Absolutely loved it.
Go straight for the Tarrant County julep as soon as you sit down, it's amazing. The fried oyster appetizer is unique and very good. The second try the flatiron was cooked just right. The scallops were good quality and cooked to perfection. The service is good.
visited here with girlfriends for HRW dinner. sadly, the items we wanted to try were sold out when we came for 730p dinner. that defeated the purpose of really wanting to try quite a few things from the menu but nonetheless...we all enjoyed the items we tried. it wasnt soul wrenching soul food but it was cute for an upscale approach. the venue is very cozy and feels like home. if they brought in live music, it would be a really nice place to have drinks and dinner. the service was also great. overall id recommend it for southern flare dinner that has a great ambiance.
The hostess did not ask us about outdoor seating, but it has excellent outdoor atmosphere that is easy like Sunday morning.
No, seriously they had a three man band playing some old jazz tunes, very friendly and collaborative staff, and the food came out pretty quick.
The band is there every Sunday as long as the weather is between 60 - 90 degrees.
We had Green Fried Tomatoes. 5 stars.
I also tried the Veggie Eggs Benedict, it was about 4 stars.
I can not wait to try the other two.
My friend had the croissant waffles and wings, he said it was good.
Chili biscuit appetizer👌 sangria👌 French toast with wings ok. The French toast is on croissant bread, so this already sweet dish becomes even sweeter, but the chicken was delicious. Our waitress disappeared after we ordered and we didn't really see her again until we paid. I heard a live band out back as we left, i wish the hostess had told us they were there, we would have sat outside. Other than that, the overall experience was a 3.5 out of 5.
It's just okay. My friend took me for my birthday. I ordered the chicken and pancakes. My daughter ordered the Croissant french toast and chicken. For the both of our meals, 2 orange juices and a side of potatoes, it was $53.00. Overpriced. I honestly felt like I could get better pancakes at Cracker Barrel for a whole lot cheaper. Our waitress was pretty good. She did serve cold coffee and without a spoon but corrected it when asked. The standout of the meal was the potatoes, they were great. The disappointment of the meal was the fried chicken. It is fried in like a pancake batter instead of a straight flour batter. I did not care for it, and like many other reviewers have said, there was no seasoning on it! They need to change their recipe. When the batter is pulled off, you should be able to see specks of Lawry's, Slap your mama, Tony Chacere's. something!!! They should use a flour batter and fry the wings in lard or peanut oil. The result should be a airy but crunchy crispy texture not a soft pancake batter texture. I know, if I know it all then why don't open my own restaurant right? I don't know it all, but I know fried chicken like Hispanics know tamales and Chinese know Chinese food. In my opinion, this place is way overpriced for the quality of food. You would not have to drag me back kicking and screaming, but I would not make a second trip.
Found this place from a Google search. Had the fish fry and it was very delicious! Very generous portions, seasoned very well. Definitely recommend.
My husband and I enjoyed a well prepared southern meal at Lucilles. He had the steak and oysters with potatoes and broccoli and I had the smothered rabbit with collards and mashed potatoes. The food was well excellent!!! Loved the ambiance and we will be going back soon.
Wonderful fried chicken "Yardbird" and great ambiance. .loved the jazz playing in the background. They had a well-stocked and great looking bar but our group did not take advantage at lunch. .but a well above average menu....from scallops to chef prepared fish of the day..Ox tail and bone marrow..this is not just any restaurant.
OMG this place is so good. I'll be back this weekend. Absolutely wonderful service and the food is unbelievable.
Great food and atmosphere. Can be crowded and possible wait times of 20-30 minutes. It's worth the wait. Fantastic for brunch. Not the cheapest of places. Service is excellent and friendly.
I'd give it 10!!! As full-time RV'ERS, we've eaten @ many restaurants all over the country, but enjoyed Lucille's the most! The food was outstanding & our server, Taylor, was very efficient & friendly!
These guys came out to our event and everyone LOVED the food and service! The BBQ Brisket sandwich is delicious. Great texture and great sauce. The mac and cheese, peach cobbler and what someone called "the best chicken strips I've ever had" made quite an impression. Thanks for coming out. I highly
I love this hidden treasure! My friends treated me to a birthday dinner here at Lucille's and it was soooo good! The food and service are both remarkable.
The food was tasty. The service and servers were on time. The decor was nice. I sat by a beautiful fire place. I will be going back.
The ambience inside and on the patio is outstanding. The food was flavorful and well seasoned. Comparable to "Marks" or "Tony's" on Kirby. Very nice. The only negatives: the staff was more pretentious than the guests (minus EJ, shift manager, he gets it, class act); The appetizers and starters are plated nicely but not functional and; Bartender made a lousy martini, however, I sensed he was new. I'll definitely be back.
When I say I HAD THE BEST MAC N CHEESE I mean I had the BEST! The service was phenomenal. I unfortunately forgot our waitress name but she was very knowledgeable on what we should get. The Fried Green Tomatoes are soooo good! I forget what sauce they topped it with but man do yourself a favor and order you some! Step on in you out of towners! You will not be disappointed with this Southern full of goodness food!
We ordered fish, bird and bone marrow. Really tasty. Just the bread come with bone marrow is too oily. The spicy drink is good too
Great service and food. I get the croissant French toast and either sangria or garden drink. They never disappoint. Also they accept reservations via open table app.
My wife and I went here for a Sunday brunch at 10:30 am. There were empty tables, no line to sit down, but we were reminded before we sat down that we only had the table for 90 minutes. There was still no line when we left an hour later. We heard other customers get told this too, so it isn't like we were being singled out as potential campers, it's a policy!
So we felt rushed before we sat down. Hurry up and choose what to drink, eat, hope it comes out fast, scarf it down and get out before you're kicked out.
Ordered drinks, appetizer, and meals within 5 minutes, because if we didn't would we have had time to eat it?
Fried green tomatoes were great! (also the only reason they get 2 stars instead of 1). Shrimp and grits needed salt, garlic, anything? They're pretty confident in the chefs because there is no salt or pepper on the tables. If not for the sliced sausage on top it would not have had any flavor. Did I mention I was eating fast? Wife's crabcake benedict was good (I didn't try them but she says so).
Mimosas were empty for 20 minutes, but water refills were really fast.
I feel like if they drop the 90 minute seating policy, it would have been much better. Maybe I would have asked questions about what we were ordering. Or had time to read the menu through.
There are a lot of GREAT brunch spots in H-town. This (to me) isn't one of them.
This place is gross. Heard so much about how great the food was so gave it a try. Wasn't impressed at all. I order the steak and eggs. The steak was like eating leather and when I informed the waiter about it, he offered to bring me something else. I then ordered the wings. They were so bad I could eat them. Absolutely no seasoning on them. I will never go back to this place. The only positive thing I can say is the music was good.
The atmosphere was cozy. The food was really good. Everything from the chicken to the lemonade. The crust on the chicken was different, it was a good mixture of sweet and savory. The only thing is that we brought our children, and it can get pricey when you start adding side items like bacon and eggs. Overall, I would come back.
Just finished the Tour of Italy at Lucille's. Great atmosphere and friends. Amazingly so, the white wines were better than the reds. The pairings were great, even though I could only eat a few bites (wheat allergy). Will definitely return...reservations for the 4th.
Fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere! We had the butternut squash, fried green tomatoes, collared greens and cornbread; all delicious!!!! There was live jazz music too! I really wanted to give this place 5 stars, however, we didn't have the most attentive waiter and spending so much time waiting for them to unapologetically check on us really detracted from the experience.
Very welcoming, great food, great music, great staff, great location, and great service. I loved their grits the best I ever had. The only negative is that the pancake batter was messed up and our pancakes were burnt. The manager came over right away to take care of it and asked what I wanted as a replacement. Considering the rest of my party had their food already the food came out quick and hot.
Wonderful restaurant a bit hidden in the heart of the Museum District. Specializing in Southern fare, with a rich historical background, they're nonetheless willing to experiment with new things and very accommodating for dietary restrictions. I enjoyed a happy hour with a group there; the restaurant has a semi-private alcove that's great for groups, as well as a private dining area upstairs.
This is not a very "southern" place (and I've lived in / dined in South and North Carolina for almost four years). The shrimp and grits didn't have any flavor. The shrimps were nice, fresh and juicy, but the flavor just wasn't there. The eggs Benedict was also bland, and the side salad that it came with was bitter. It seems that the locals get the fried chicken, so that might be better than what we got.
Live music was way too loud
Long wait time if you don't have a reservation (so make a last minute reservation if needed or they'll take a long time to seat you)
Has vegetarian options
Trendy place. Creative dishes inspired by comfort food. Let's be clear, it's not a meat and three kind of place.
Friend green tomatoes were perfect. Chili biscuits were different, glad I tried them. Scallops did not disappoint. A bit pricey but a fun detour from the normal chains.
The fact that people are calling this great southern food is appalling and laughable. I expected to taste the best soul food and it was a total miss. The only reason I am giving this 2 stars is because the fried green tomatoes were delicious! That's the ONLY thing I enjoyed from this restaurant. The shrimp & grits were a miss and the flavor was off putting (if you want amazing shrimp & grits go to Dish Society)
I love the ambiance and the food here is makes my tummy smile. Food here never goes to waste. Let me not forget the bartender Raven and his crafty mixes satisfies the palate and keeps me lit every time.
It's a nice place. Food was excellent. Service was great. You need to try it
My first time here was when our company had our holiday dinner and I must say I definitely will be returning. Their menu is catered towards southern comfort.
We had the fried green tomato, butternut squash, collard greens and mashed potatoes as the sides. They were well seasoned and left me wanting more. The fried chicken was superb, lightly breaded and had a great crunch! The chili biscuits were phenomenal and a must try. My favorite was the smothered steak. Perfectly cooked medium rare tenderloin with duck fat gravy.
I would like to come back again and try their famous butcher burger that all my friends rave about.
Nice Eclectic Atmosphere. A Change from the usual Dining Spots. Didn't see Live Musicians. Thinking it was a Jazz Bar Type of Dining Spot.
Several Large Parties in Dining Rooms. Helpful Waitstaff and Management interacting with Dinner Guest. Fair Service. Nice Serving Staff. Delicious Food, but Pricey Dinnertime Fare. Lunch and Brunch Menus are available with more affordable options.
Ample Free Parking across the Street from Restaurant.
Good Spot for a Special Occasion or just to Sample some Fusion Soul Food.
Loved it! Tiny place close to home. Chili biscuits, while not what I expected, were delicious. Little pillowy biscuits with a bit of actual chili and covered with melted cheese. I had the shrimp and grits. The grits were perfect and the sherry tomato sauce gave them a unique flavor. My fiance thought the boiled shrimp were boring and should have been blackened to set them apart. But they were big and cooked well so no complaints from me. The jazz on Sunday morning was also a nice addition. Only recommendation I have is to make reservations if you go on a Sunday after 11am.
Great place. Good shrimp and grits the collard greens were the best I have had in Houston. If you are doing Sunday Brunch the Country Benedict was a total winner. Burger and fries was good though the fries (creamy inside and crisp on the outside) needed a little more seasoning. Very good Fried Green Tomatoes. Again...get the collard greens.
We had no idea what we were walking into when we stepped into this place, we had just been at the museums all day and needed a bite to eat. The food was absolutely outstanding the scallops were amazing and the chili biscuits for one of a kind. I really like to open truss ceiling inside definitely had that southern flavor I would highly recommend this place to anyone that wants to have a quality meal and isn't worried about prices. The waiter was an extremely awesome guy as well.
Was told there was a 20 minute wait. The restaurant has an inadequate waiting area, so we went outside, where it's less congested. After 20 minutes with no contact, we went back in to make sure we weren't skipped. Inside, there were the same people waiting from 20 minutes earlier. Some of them had arrived before us. When I asked the hostess about our status, she explained that we we're third... behind two groups with reservations. Clearly that would be longer than 20 minutes, so we left. 45 minutes later, we received a text that our table was ready. They should have been honest about that wait time from the start.
If you are expecting home style dining go somewhere else. The staff was fantastic and the food was good but definitely not a mom and pop diner as some reviews would suggest. That being said it would be a great place to visit sans children.
Wonderful service! Loved the atmosphere (relaxed, intimate, romantic). The food was not only well presented, it tasted fantastic. I got the Ahi tuna salad. I was a bit disappointed that they did not have a selection of beer on tap but the cocktails were delicious. Great place to go on a date.
Service was not the best. The food is great. Need to educate servers or wait staff on proper etiquette. The drinks were Awesome. The bar tender gets 👍👍💥💥💥💥💥!
Update: Second visit yesterday (Friday lunch) and this place just gets better. We couldn't sit outside - that's just for weekends, apparently (Lucille's, please consider extending that to Fridays too!) - but the indoor section was lovely, and the food is just WONDERFUL. Fried green tomatoes, scallops, chili biscuits, all complete winners. Lovely friendly service and a drinks menu that was almost impossible to choose from. I'd add a star if I could :)
Original review: Yes please! Got invited to a last-minute brunch and wasn't sure what to expect at Lucille's, but it certainly wasn't a glorious big sitting space out back with shaded seating, kitchen garden, and covered bar area. What perfect place for late-March brunch! Our party of four tried four different dishes and a number of drinks, and there wasn't a dud amongst them. Service was attentive and friendly and there were so many fabulous-sounding items on the menu that it was hard to choose. Highly recommended!
Found this spot in a random brunch article and the menu looked pleasing so we gave it a try. Glad we did as the staff was very friendly and helpful. Brunch drinks were great with a special shout out to Woke Punch (very spicy). A very diverse brunch menu ranging from multiple Eggs Benedict offerings to shrimp and grits or even a burger. We sat out in the back garden and in early spring this was a true pleasure.
Lucille’s was amazing! You have to get the fried Green Tomatoes 🍅 They were superb! My daughter had the French bread croissants spiked berries and wings. I had the fried fish with eggs & potatoes. The atmosphere was so cool 😎 It’s in an old home restored as a restaurant. Plenty of parking across the street & the Jazz band playing was out of this world!!! We will definitely go there again.
The atmosphere and customer service was good and the hostess was friendly. The food was beautifully plated, HOWEVER, we were so disappointed. Each of our meals were bland in taste. I had the shrimp and grits with no flavor. My husband had the french toast (at least that was good) and chicken wings, fried hard and missing the basics of salt and pepper. My son's pancake was hard and tasted like flour and water, no sugar or buttermilk. We've heard great things about the restaurant, so we were unpleasantly surprised. Perhaps it was an off day for the cooks on Easter Sunday. We would have liked to support this establishment, but unfortunately, we cannot and we have no plans to try it again.
Interesting drink menu. Brunch food was great. Service was good. Sat outside on a beautiful day. Nice and quiet neighborhood. Will be back.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Sunday brunch at Lucille's. The shrimp and grits were good, but I wanted a little more salt in the grits before added the reduction sauce. My fried green tomatoes were pure perfection. My husband was not crazy about his fish for 2 reasons. What kind is it...still a mystery and the corn meal batter is super light...which didn't allow for the chicken to be fried hard. Our drinks were great. We would most definitely go back just to try some other items
Great lunch spot with delicious food. The servers were friendly, attentive, and prompt. We opted to try most of the sides tapas-style and non disappointed: the chili biscuits were buttery and just the right spice, brussel sprouts were crisp and savory, and the baked mac and cheese was divine. Others in our party vouched for the shrimp and grits, too. Overall, a great dining experience!
The two best items that we tried were the fried green tomatoes and the chili biscuits. The service was great and we liked the casual homey feel. But we found the food a little bland for our liking. So good food but nothing mind blowing.
My bridal shower was thrown here in a private room upstairs. The room had its own restroom and the environment was truly private. The food was absolutely amazing!! Excellent!!! We had fried chicken wings, fried fish, French toast, greens, mashed and other potatoes, and watermelon salad. The staff was so wonderful and friendly. They were there to assist in any way possible. What a great experience in service. I was truly impressed and can't wait to take more people back with me.
Nice flexible menu with dishes that range vegetarian-like options to meat eaters, but availability depends on the time of the day, which limits you greatly. Creative dishes. Great Service. I wasn't impressed enough to return.
Came here during Sunday brunch but came a bit too early while the entertainment was still being set up. It was also restaurant week in Houston when I came by but right when they opened, the place was already teeming with customers and there was almost a wait for just one person at the bar. They were able to accommodate me quickly and put in my order.
I had the fried Green tomatoes as an appetizer which was great. The cornmeal crust was nice and crunch while being well seasoned. The little bit of goat cheese and hot sauce added nicely to the flavor as well.
For an entree, I ordered the shrimp and grits. This was unlike and shrimp and grits I've ever had as there was a light seafood broth underneath. The grits weren't soggy but also weren't too rich while being just the right amount of delicious. Shrimp were well cooked and absolutely massive.
Decor was extremely trendy but the lighting was a bit dim and was quite noisy. Staff was extremely attentive and friendly.
This review is in regards to brunch only as I haven't tried dinner. I had the fried catfish, greens and substituted the breakfast potatoes for grits. The food came out hot and fresh. Our waiter was very courteous and attentive. We went on a Sunday and it was packed so I do suggest making reservations ahead of time. They have a nice jazz band playing and the mimosas we're good also. Give them a try if you're in the area.
Hands-down one of the BEST restaurants in Houston. I have witnessed friends saying they just had the best meal of their life in this restaurant. Lucille's is well-loved for their fried chicken and shrimp & grits. I'm vegetarian, and everything I've tried has been excellent. Lucille's gourmet touches equal a pricey meal, but WOW, the food is so fantastic! Great vibes, reservations are the best way to go.
Omg! Where do I begin? The character and charm of this restaurant was very historical and inviting. I loved the old school photographs on the walls. It reminded me of my grandma's house. We had brunch and the food was absolutely fantastic. Chicken, greens, French toast and grits and more. The mimosas were very tasty and strong. The atmosphere and the customer service was on point. I will be returning next time I'm in Houston 🙌🏾
I was in town for a concert and was looking for a place to grab a good brunch. From the positive reviews online I was looking forward to eating here. I am sad to say the reviews were not accurate. When my party and I arrived, the place was buzzing and the hostess was a little backed up. Although she was backed up, she maintained her composure and kept a pleasant attitude. There was a jazz band playing that gave the place a feeling of being in a bistro in New Orleans and that was great. Once we were seated, we ordered drinks and enjoyed the atmosphere. The drinks were pretty good and the menu offered something for everyone in my party. Our waitress appeared overwhelmed and was not doing a good job of juggling her tables. My party and I were growing annoyed with our waitress' inability to handle multiple tables, so we asked a gentlemen passing by to take out order. The gentlemen, who we assumed was the manager or owner, came over and took our order; He was very pleasant so we felt a bit better going forward. Then our food came. I was a part of a party of 5 and everyone ordered something different. Everyone at the table was dissatisfied with the food. The shrimp and grits were bland and contained too much broth. The chicken wings had absolutely no seasoning, not even pepper, which made the wings taste like you were eating flour. The French toast was slightly burn and was bland as well. I had the pancakes which looked amazing, but when I cut into them, they were not cooked in the middle and still doughy. At this point, we all wanted to pay and leave. These place is great if you want to go somewhere to have drinks and enjoy a live band, but the food is unbelievably bland and depending on your waitress, service will be subpar. The live band and drinks is the reason I gave this restaurant this any stars.
Holy Ox Tail and Bone Marrow .... if you don’t know, now you know. Stop here. It’s delicious. Highly recommend the “Chicken Fried Oysters” as they are an experience of their own. Grab the house favorite “pork and beans” for a pleasant (to say the least) surprise. Cheers!
Had a party of 7 and was in and out within an hour on a Saturday. The servers were very nice and the food was superb. We had the crab cake Benedict and the croissant French toast- both were amazing! I will definitely be coming back as soon as possible.
Ate here not too long ago and the place is neat with great service. I was hungry after walking a lot near Hermann park and surrounding gardens. The food did not disappoint and the drinks were good. Kinda hard finding a restaurant near that area, but this will now be a regular :)
Pretty good food. The service was average. The crowd is mixed. The only problem I encountered was that the menu stated that I could have my eggs cooked any style and I ordered boiled eggs only to be told that they didn’t serve boiled eggs. There’s plenty of room for parking.
Amazing soul food, cooked perfectly. The best hot rolls since my Grandma's. If this is the sort of food you're looking for, you won't do better than this anywhere in the world. I can't wait to go back!
Came for brunch. The front room is charming and welcoming. We were seated between the back of the bar and the kitchen in the back. The service was excellent. The food was done well but seemed to lack a little something. Just to pick a few nits: the mimosa wasn't quite cold, the bloody Mary was generous and had a great garnish and a unique horseradish flavor but somehow lacked bite, the Hollandaise sauce had perfect texture but hardly any discernible lemon flavor, and if there was any dressing on the salad greens that accompanied the main course, I couldn't taste it. On the other hand, the fried green tomatoes were indeed a treat, as others have noted. The poached eggs were cooked perfectly. All in all, we had a pleasant experience but not outstanding. Will probably give them another try, maybe for lunch.
Impressive southern taste! A little more expensive than I had expected, but a good experience regardless! Server was sweet and the cornbread and rolls were 👍🏻👍🏻
Very quaint. The food is DELICIOUS . The decor and ambiance are very nice. The waitstaff is VERY attentive. The prices are a little high but you pay for what you want. I will DEFINITELY be going back
This was such a pleasant surprise. The mood was relaxed yet classy, the waitstaff were nice, and the food was excellent. Plates are $20-30 with steaks around $40. The special was a smoked steak, which was a first for me and absolutely delicious!
We got here by pure chance, and ended up with the best meal we've had in Houston. Cozy atmosphere, wonderful service and excellent food. They also fixed a burger, off the menu, for my daughter. Highly recommended!
This is another great place to have brunch in Houston. It was our first visit and I must say... We really enjoyed our meal. Very nice group of workers.
Came here for my girlfriends birthday and it was SO FREAKING DELICIOUS. all the food was amazing. They had fried green tomatoes and they were superb. And they made my girlfriends birthday lunch special by giving her a free dessert at the end. It was awesome. I will be back to try all the drinks, that menu looked so good. Drool.
Nice atmosphere. We were with a party of 20 so the service was tremendously slow. The drinks were good and kept us occupied until our food came. There was a party of 2 seated at the table next to us and their food took forever. The waitress ended up comping all of the drinks for both tables to accommodate for the confusion of missing food and slowness. I would give this place another try with a smaller group to see if its different.
Great southern cooking! waitstaff friendly and helpful. Atmosphere also friendly. just a great place to go
Truly Southern Cuisine and Atmosphere. Brunch is definitely a treat for the weekend. Chef's featured catfish and grits is the perfect take on a traditional southern dish. Blackened catfish on stone mill grits with oxtail gravy. The Croissant French Toast is flavorful new twist on a old favorite. The atmosphere and staff make you feel right at home with the intimate feel.
We came here for an after work meet and greet social thing. Excellent place. It feels cozy. Wine menu was great, and the appetizers were wonderful. There's a lot to unpack here. I'll definitely be back.
Loved the atmosphere & the food & the service. Not inexpensive, but really good collards!! Chili biscuits were very good... Great idea!......Billed as Southern fare & it is sorta but not totally... Would definitely go again!!
The food was amazing and the customer service was awesome! It was a group of us and everyone was satisfied with everything. They explained everything on the menu and their Mimosas were just the way I'd like them to be; you have to try one!. They even had a live band for outside dining. I would definitely recommend Lucille's to anyone who wants to eat good and hear good music.
Absolutely unbelievable. Went for dinner tonight and the fried green tomatoes and bone marrow were incredible to start. Had the oxtail for dinner and was very impressed. Wife has the lamb pasta and it had wonderful flavor. Everyone at our table loved it!!! Will be back
This was our first visit to Lucille's since we were just visiting Houston for vacation. There was no wait when we arrived. It took our server a while to get to our table even though the restaurant was not full. When he returned with our drinks, we placed our order. My spouse ordered the pork and beans, and then the server said he forgot to tell us they were out of that dish for the evening. My spouse just ordered a salad at that point. I ordered the shrimp and grits which was delicious. We had to ask our server for drink refills. I'm not sure we would have gotten them if we hadn't asked because he acted surprised that the glasses had been sitting empty for some time. We would not likely return to Lucille's if we were back in Houston.
Refined Southern Comfort cooking ... soul food with a culinary touch. Greens grown in their own garden. Modern sharing concept encouraged. Bone marrow and oxtail a definite winner, subtle and outrageous at the same time. Wines a bit expensive for what they offer.
Grabbed an early lunch in the back patio.
Amazing service and even more stellar food.
The shrimp and grits is the best I have ever had the fortune to eat.
The fried green tomatoes were flavourful and very deftly cooked.
First time here and likely the last. While the food was broadly delicious, the prices for what is received were fairly high. I had the $25 shrimp and grits and to receive four shrimp for that amount was nothing short of insane. The roux was tasty. This is likely to be seen as blasphemy but the chili biscuits were not worth writing home about (but enough to write about in a Google review as a low light). The bread pudding helped end things on a good note.
Comfortable and friendly "casual nice" neighborhood restaurant. Braised oxtail was attractively presented and delicious. Would gladly come back next time I am in Houston.
Got there about three, it wasn't crowded. The service here is friendly. This place has a good atmosphere. Menu is like a cafe in Indianapolis I liked.
Wonderful service and great food. The best grits in town and Huey was absolutely amazing very helpful and attentive. Upstairs there is a beautiful portrait of Miss Lucille. The drinks were really good and strong! The food didn't take long and I was in a big party.
My husband loved his lobster Benedict. The fried green tomatoes were okay maybe the strong flavor of the goat cheese threw me off. Fried chicken wings were too sweet for my wing preference.
Service is excellent even when they are busy. The staff was very helpful and observant. The place has a good feel to it. Menu is similar to a restaurant in Jacksonville I loved.
This restaurant is amazing! Great food! Great atmosphere! The croissant French toast with wings were incredibly delicious! This was my first time but it definitely won't be my last!
Lucilles was AMAZING! My wife and I were looking for a great place to start off our vacation and literally stumbled across Lucille's. The history and love that is in the food and the ambiance is fascinating and delicious. The chili biscuits are a must as well as the lemon pie. Everything was perfect.
Lucille’s is a nice little spot serving up Southern comfort food and great music. We visited for brunch and it was quite busy, I would recommend making a reservation. We went with the cheese biscuits and fried green tomatoes to start. Biscuits were not bad, but the cheese overwhelmed the flavor a bit. The green tomatoes were quite tasty as well but didn’t bring anything crazy to the table. The star of the show was the chicken and waffles. Crispy chicken, paired with a waffle that was crispy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside. The pepper, mint, and strawberry toppings provided additional flavor elements that took it over the top. The chicken fried was honestly quite plain and didn’t do much for me. Finally, the Mac and cheese side dish is a must have. Cheesy, gooey, and just a hint of truffle. Fantastically seasoned and baked to perfection.
Lovely relaxing spot between Museum District and Midtown. Food and the decor are both reminiscent and modern. Shade trees on the outside. Clean lines and warm tones inside. Friendly atmosphere of happy luncheoners.
Give the specials a try. I had the soft shelled crab sandwich with slaw and pickles. The crab was juicy and plump. You could tell the kitchen knew they had a good dish to offer that day. Pickles were house made perfection: crisp and tangy, tiny bit sweet. This place is good with vinegar. The slaw and salad dressing were also just right and light.
They offer reimbursement on the pay lot from them. If it's full you can find free street parking about 2 blocks up. Put on your inner loop lunch list!
Good Food + Great Vibe! I went there for a Sunday brunch, enjoyed the Grits and Shrimp, I know boring.. so what. My party had Ox tail omelets and Croissant french toast with chicken wings (the winning plate). All plates were tasty .. you know I had try them. Music provided by the jazz band to set the vibe for a perfect Sunday Morning in Houston.
Our dinner at Lucille’s was absolutely delicious! We are delighted to have experienced Southern cooking in this restaurant. The price is absolutely worth every bite. The service was great and we had a lovely time. Hope to visit Houston and Lucille’s again!
I checked out the Lucille’s and was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, service and food. I was not able to try a cocktail, but their drink menu looked terrific, so I am certainly looking forward to returning to sample some of their adult beverages in the near future.
All and all, this is a great place to eat and one to consider for a low key date or relaxed gathering of friends.
An excellent choice after a day at the museums or zoo. The entrees are varied and delicious. Chose the Gulf fish, which was a pan fried grouper. Pleased with my selection. Others in my group enjoyed the pork and beans and the fish of the day , a whole fried snapper. All excellent. Topped it off with coffee and bread pudding. Service is courteous and attentive. We will be back.
I went here at the Lucille's Restaurant yesterday and I found out that it was a decent place to eat. The interior was spotless. I like their menu because it was easy to choose the best food. My order is served fast and presentable that's why I want to visit the place again with my family.
My fave brunch spot when I visit Houston. Was excited to see Antony as he has been an excellent server at Lucille's for forever. Haven't had better pancakes yet. I love love love the fried green tomatoes. The band was great as well as the hostesses.
💙💚💛🧡❤️LIVE MUSIC 🎵
🎻THAT BAND CAN PLAY!!!
The environment is nice, classy like. Perfect for a brunch date with your gals or date! The only drawback is limited menu items. Other than that I absolutely love this place. And will be returning.
Thanks for the hospitality
Came here for brunch, As I walked to the door I hear music playing people laughing and conversing. The place sound happy as I walked through the door it was a happy place. Got my table ordered the Brussels and shrimp and grits. The Brussels came out looked amazing tasted even better. Just as soon as I finished the plate my grits came out. Wonderful southern plate that was loaded with flavor. I will be returning.
The service was amazing. The atmosphere was incredible. And the food is great. I had the chicken and waffles and they were literally the best waffles I’ve ever had!
What can I say more about this place, really? A calm, cozy atmosphere with great "innovative" Southern dishes. "Innovative Southern" may sound like an oxymoron, but this is why Lucille's shines. Try Hock Reuben, for example, and feel how this German-inspired American sandwich becomes a intriguing Southern dish with a hint of Korean flavor. Absolutely beautiful.
Today was my very first time visiting this restaurant. I made reservations for 12pm. I stood at the front door for a few minutes, there were 2 young ladies working as hostesses that did not acknowledge me so i seated myself at the bar. I decided to go back to them and let them know that I had a reservation but my other party hadn't arrived yet. They told me to continue to wait at the bar. When my friend finally arrived I told them that I was ready for my table and they told me that they didn't have any tables for two at that time and that we would have to eat at the bar. I thought that the whole purpose for making reservations was so that you would not have to wait anywhere to be seated. I think that the young ladies could have handled this a little bit better. But because I was there to have a nice meal with my friend I didn't make a fuss out of it. But it did not make a very good first impression for me for this restaurant. The food was great, and the servers at the bar were really nice so that is why I gave this place 3 stars instead of one. I'm not really sure if I would come back here, I don't like making reservations only to be told I still have to wait.
Came here during Happy Hour after the museum. The Caesar salad was very good, different with the corn bread croutons. Fried green tomatoes were awesome! Catfish bites and Truffle sprouts were awesome as well. Cool history of the restaurant on back of small menu.
PLACE IS AMAZING! DROVE FROM AUSTIN TEXAS TO COME HERE! BEAUTIFUL AND GREAT SERVICE, FOOD IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! ANTHONY OUR WAITER WAS AMAZING! (SORRY ABOUT CAPS LOCK BUT IT WAS THAT MIND-BLOWING EXPERIENCE!) THE JAZZ MUSIC... PERFECT!!!
Good food. We had a really good waitress. There was a "manager" who publicly chewed out a waiter. It was nasty. He wasn't even my waiter but I gave him a $20 tip I felt so bad for him. Kind of ruined what should have been a good experience. Probably won't go back. Lots of restaurants in Houston have good food.
I can't believe it's taken me this long to come here! Right when you walk in you are greeted by amazing staff into a wonderful setting. There was a southern vibe you could feel immediately. Then there's the food! Y'all this ain't no joke. It's hard to make me get excited about chicken and waffles but Lucille's does better than I've ever had in Houston. Be sure to try the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer too. This was the first of many visits to come for me here. I left feeling loved and full. Enjoy this gem!
Very nice small and intimate space for a fine dining experience that can take you to a serene place. The staff is quite nice and friendly and make sure to keep up with you despite having government officials present. It's also nice to see the owner cooking with the chefs. It shows that hes invested in the quality of the food and in his customers. Overall great place
My first time visiting Lucille's. The ambiance is amazing. They had a live band playing for brunch. The food was great, just a little overpriced. Our food arrived quickly. Can't wait to go back!
This place is nice and cozy. Great for a date or to meet a friend or a small group. There's a big space upstairs that accommodates bigger meetings. You'll have to park in the street or in the lot across the street. I often mention parking because it should be taken into account. The staff is usually friendly.
The drinks are good. I try a different one every time I go. The food is great, as well. I recommend going for happy hour and sampling food from the happy hour menu to give you an idea of what to expect if you order dinner entrees.
I cannot believe we did not know about Lucille’s until the stay at home order. We were looking for a southern brunch place and we usually went to Max’s Wine Dive or Hay Merchant but as one was closed early and the other is yet to open as of this post we looked around on google maps and found this gem. The service is great, the food is incredible and we were back 3 days later to enjoy their great food. I recommend to everyone.
So amazing the service the food the Chef/Owner really made us restaurant workers from New Orleans special!!!!! My boyfriend is a chef and I am a craft bartender and we loved it. The tastes, the amazing drink, the amazing hemp vodka so so good!!! Best southern food I have ever eaten and I travel and eat out a lot!!!
Yum! Fried Green Tomato, and Famous Chili Biscuit appetizers both fabulous. Shrimp and Grits, and the Hot Chicken Sandwich were to die for. Attentive, but not bothersome, wait staff. We enjoyed the Bread Pudding dessert so much that we ordered one to-go. Delightful atmosphere. Highly recommend.
I love brunch! This has to be one of my favorites. Everything was fresh! Awesome Mac and Cheese as well as the Greens were good. Service was awesome and drinks were great!
Now I’m not entirely sure of this was an off day for them because I was super excited to attend the restaurant based on reviews.
The restaurant was over capacity and not practicing social distancing standards at all. On their website they request you must have a reservation to ensure social distancing be adhered to, however, that was not the case at all.
The server seemed bothered and rushed, we sat for a moment before our drink order was taken. I ordered iced tea, when the server brought it to the table, it had black specs at the bottom of it. I asked for another tea and the server replied, “they’re all gonna be like that.” Didn’t apologize or offer me anything else to drink. He brought me another tea and it still had flakes in it. It took him a while to come back to check on us and his reasoning was “we’re really busy downstairs.” I completely understand that, but that is not my problem. Under staffed, as I noticed he was the ONLY server tending to the upstairs dining area, but why have him tend to customers downstairs too?
The food was ok, I got the Yard Bird, instead of mashed potatoes, I got the Mac and cheese. Collard greens were the BEST part of the meal, as I also ordered the hot rolls and they tasted like they were placed in the microwave, very dry and hard.
Now, I am willing to try the restaurant again, as I honestly believe it was a bad day for them, but this visit was lack luster as a first time guest.
The food, drinks and service was amazing. We sat a while before someone came by but we got to enjoy the live band while doing so. They had complimentary valet but we didn’t see it until after paying the $9 parking fee at the garage nearby so definitely check first. I can’t wait to visit again. I’ll most likely get the croissant French toast and Mac again.
Our server was kind and attentive- mask and gloves On Deck- and everyone enjoyed hot meals. I had gone one other time before, wherein the wait for the food was kind of long. Both times, the meals and drinks were Very Delishhh. Portions & pricing 👌🏿 (the dining space is a little tight)
The food was to die for, the servers were super hands on and we never went without. The vibe of the restaurant was elegant but still casual with the fun music. The drinks were also well thought out and the execution was impressive!
Our experience here was wonderful. I love the aesthetics and atmosphere. We were seated fast and served even faster. The food was delicious and our waiter Joseph made the experience even better. We will be returning for more.
Always a great meal and service. Everyone wore masks and there was ample outside seating. The croissant French toast with chicken wings for brunch with a coconut margarita was fantastic!
Definitely enjoyed my first visit here as did my mom who was visiting for the weekend. Went not long after opening for the day and was seated immediately with social distancing in mind. Server was quick and attentive and food was delicious. We split the scallops and okra with fried green tomatoes as our appetizer while I had the catfish and grits for my entree and she had the yard bird. We both highly enjoyed our meals and look forward to coming here again!
Let's start with the parking..whew, but understand! We sat outside under plenty of shade and breeze. Our server was great. Social distancing and face mask was practiced. Our food came out and was presented well. I had the chicken fried steak, fingerlings potatoes and asparagus, plus I ordered the mac &cheese. Food was great, the Mac & cheese need more flavor, but swimming in butter. We also ordered catfish and grits, great flavor and the a jus was light. Vegan options available on menu. Will surely be back!
Lucille's is a very warm and cozy resturant with plenty of amazing food. The fish and grits are one of my favorites but the chili biscuits are what made them famous. And for good reason too! They melt in your mouth and are so uniquely flavorful that you do not want to stop eating them. The sangria is well made. I always order a couple carafes because they do an outstanding job of blending fresh fruit flavors and wine together to make on tasty beverage. Just that alone grounds enough to visit but then there is the food.
I absolutely loved this spot. From the fried chicken and waffles to the drinks and live band on the patio. Nothing but good vibes and excellent customer service. I'll definitely return. Make sure you book a reservation and get there on time.
Very impressed with this place. Everything I tried was really tasty. The waiter said his favorite was the oxtail and second was catfish and grits. We went for restaurant week so I got the catfish and it was so crispy and delish! The bread pudding and icebox pie was also super tasty and don’t forget to get the fried green tomatoes that they’re famous for. Definitely will be coming back!
Excellent food and service, even out on the back patio when it was packed for Thursday night music. The oxtail was incredibly savory and tender (falls off the bone) but when I go back I will always get the truffle mac n' cheese... 🤤🤤🤤 It will change your life. We like the fried green tomatoes over the biscuits and gravy, only because the biscuits are tiny. Drinks were very good and they had a great mix of different variety of cocktails.
Our experience at Lucille’s today for brunch was outstanding! We sat on the patio, it was nicely shaded and the fans and mist were refreshing and made the dining experience pleasant to enjoy our meal outside. Jimmy, our server, offered wonderful suggestions including an off the menu monster tomatoes appetizer (a must try!). Antony was also super attentive and helpful checking on us consistently. The country fried benedict and oxtail omelette both exceeded our expectations, the flavors and execution of these dishes were impressive. I look forward to coming back in the near future to try the happy hour specials!
Excellent service with social distance within place of the seating area. Mask and gloves are seen throughout my visit by staff. Food had a great southern flare. Love my first visit.
Truly a neighborhood eatery.
I had heard so much about the famous Lucille's and I had been wanting to try it...and today I did.
I was not impressed with the food, but the service was good.
All I will say is....I tried it, but I will not be going back.
I am not sure if Lucille's has changed from what it used to be since the pandemic, but I felt the food was overpriced and not at all what I expected.
And by the way....the "Lucille" Caesar was supposed to be made with Bibb lettuce???...to whomever made my salad anyone that has looked at the food network or the cooking channel knows the difference between Bibb lettuce and Romaine....and the salad dressing was like water?...and can we talk about those cornbread croutons? What an odd combination on a Caesar salad and not a good one.
I can check this place off my list.
My first visit to Lucille's... I'm sold! What a nice find. The food was tasty, the drinks were refreshing and the music was so amazing. Perfect for a girlfriends meeting or a date with the husband. My waiter Jimmy was so cool!
A couple girlfriends and I wanted a nice patio for a Saturday dinner during the pandemic and this place did NOT disappoint. I really liked the vibe on the patio and the small garden they have on site. Social distancing was in effect in how they placed the tables.
We ordered the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer and individually ordered the oxtail entree, while others did a la carte scallops with Brussels sprouts, and catfish with macaroni and cheese, collard greens and cornbread. Everything was delicious. The service was also top notch. Somehow, our order was lost in the system and since our food was delayed, the server offered us a free round of drinks.
I will definitely return.
I've been coming to Lucille's for a few years now. i don't go often because I don't live or work in the area. When I want to splurge and want good, filling Southern comfort food I go to Lucille's. The drinks are also a wee bit pricey but they are always good (a few dollars more than I would pay on a regular basis for the same drink). The menu changes and is seasonal. If the weather is nice, enjoy the back patio!!
My one complaint is that they force you to valet now. I'm not sure if this a permanent thing or temporary.
HINT: Make a reservation if you want to eat there for a Sunday Brunch.
This was my sister and I, first time here. And making reservations was the best way. They sat us down right away. The food was wonderful and the drinks was superb. Jordyn, our waitress was the best. She was so sweet and patient. Thanks for the wonderful experience. This will be one of our girls' day out places to eat.
I wish I took a picture but I was too busy eating my lunch. Seated on the back patio, I ordered the burger and my friend ordered the chicken and waffle. The burger was amazing. With the crispy (yay!!!) bacon and very tart pickles on the perfectly done burger, I was in heaven. The fries were nicely done and very complementary to the meal. My friend enjoyed her chicken and waffle and commented that the sweet potato waffle was a great and tasty part of her meal.
Delicious! Fantastic customer service and ambience. Even with out little ones. Great staff!
Ooh the hot rolls and fried green tomatoes are a must have!!! Don’t skip it! Chicken and waffles were awesome I just didn’t get the peppers that it came with. Would love to see the live band we heard so much about! Thanks for having the mist and fans on! We appreciate it on a hot morning.
After hearing about this place off and on for a while, I decided to stop in with some friends for a late weekday lunch.
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