Lucio's BYOB & Grill
Lucio's BYOB & Grill

Lucio's BYOB & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luciosbyob.com/
  • Phone: 7135239958x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Sjoberg & Brett M
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lamar
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Available Monday-Saturday



    Additional Parking Located Behind Lucio’s On Rhode Place
A word from Lucio's BYOB & Grill
Lucio's is New American cuisine in a comforting yet upscale dining atmosphere, concentrating on seasonal and fresh local ingredients.


Life is to be enjoyed, if you want to go somewhere to appreciate your bottle of wine and be reminded of the simple pleasures of life, this is it.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Lucio's BYOB & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (38)special occasion (26)romantic (21)great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (11)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great neighborhood Resturant. The food and service is always great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden treat
    TurtlexingVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    You might pass this one without noticing it, but you'll be glad if you don't. Great food, nice atmosphere, good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CoffeePleaseVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent food and service every time!!! I ordered the lamb and my husband had scallops and risotto....both were delish. Our waiter, Melvin, always treats you like you are the only customer in the room. When the weather is cooler, I plan to sit outside on the patio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    foodiefamily
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted a nice quiet place with great food. We had enjoyed eating here a few years ago and chose to return. The food was excellent and the presentation was beautiful. Service was very attentive but not imposing. We were also able to bring our favorite wine and only charged a nominal fee for corkage. Don't let the plain facade on the outside keep you away. The inside is very nice with white tablecloths and candle lit tables. This is our new favorite place and plan to return again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Bradley
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a reservation at another restaurant for my wife's birthday. Less than 2 hrs beforehand, we noticed some rather terrible reviews of the other restaurant, and in looking for a replacement, we found Lucio's on Open Table. They had everything in place by the time we arrived and even followed the Special Instructions to a tee. I wouldn't call it kid-friendly, but we were there at 6pm and they had a highchair waiting for my 1-year old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service are fantastic!
    diningduoVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The uys had the Tuna and the gals had the scallops...and everyone loved their dishes. The BYOW aspect is nice as you can plan ahead on what to bring. Not sure why the $5 corking as it seems that's just a token but it's lower than most places so it's hard to complain. The wine selection there is nothng to get excited about so I would BYO if I were you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've dined here several times and have never been disappointed! The food is prepared perfectly with beautiful presentation and the service is impeccable! I love that fact you can bring your own bottle of wine too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, with good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was excellent. Love the BYOB aspect, despite $8 corking fee. Service was extremely slow and inattentive. In a group of 6, so it worked out ok, but long periods of time with no check in from waiter, over 45 min twice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing dinner
    Wineandfood23VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have come here for a number of years and it has been a gradual decline in our experience over the last year. We love that you can byob and used to love the splitting of plates since a full entree is too much when we order apps and salads. Apparently the kitchen is now too busy to put entrees on separate plates and instead they send a separate plate out so you can portion out the entree yourself. Low class. We also were told there was a full house and we could not get new wine glasses for our second bottle of wine we paid corkage on. I wouldn't normally be too perturbed but the first glass was a rose and the second glass was a very expensive full bodied red. Sadly, we will think twice about another dining experience here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small well executed menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very good food with reasonable corkage fee, what could be better? Could not find one nit to pick!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    Mark
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We looked forward to Lucio's based on recommendations from friends. Although we appreciated the opportunity to bring our own wine, the food was expensive but was nothing special; they also would not accommodate a request for a side dish substitution. The crab "tower" was anything but-- perhaps an inch high? The service was also minimalist-- we accidently spilled some wine, but this was not acknowledged nor was any assistance offered. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Patty
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is my 3rd time eating at Lucio's. All three dinners have been very good.This visit I was with a party of 7. We had very good service and everyone enjoyed the food. I think most ordered the salmon and I had scallops. The waiter was accomodating when a few asked to switch the side dish that was normally served with the entree. Several of my guests had looked at the website ahead of time and were looking forward to ordering sea bass and bread pudding. Unfortunately these were not on the menu ... the waiter said they had not yet updated the website. I did not see Lucio's on the list for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Hope you'll consider participating! Also, fyi I love the BYOB option you offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite great this time.
    Rosetejas
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our hanger steaks was great as usual but the stacked potato was not. My wife's was burned on the bottom and mine was kind of greasy. Our waiter was just OK and did not really seem concerned though we eventually got a replacement for my wife's potato. Will not keep us from coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Very good food. Like the BYOB option. But overpriced given the many other excellent options in Houston.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was outstanding. Extra plus was that it was BYOB. Casual with beautiful food presentation. Some people were in jackets and high heels while others in Bermuda shorts and sandals. Tables VERY close together and the place is noisy but we were celebrating a birthday and having a good time so it didn't bother us. I would go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BYOB
    Shirley
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love dining at Lucio's! Our waiter was enjoyable and efficient. The food was good and we recommend this to anyone who enjoys having great food in a great restaurant and not having to wear a coat and tie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exquisite Service, Delicate Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Catered to my every request. Made my date feel very special. Treated us like royalty. Recommend to anyone seeking an elegant outing. BYOB.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service.
    DeeInHouston
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I chose this spot for the BYOB factor, and the reviews sounded decent. We had the calamari, (excellent), lamp chops, (also excellent), and the fillet, (very small and thin for the money, and slightly overcooked, but good). The brownie dessert was brought out for my friend's birthday, and it was so good, we ordered another one. We also had the creme brule, which was wonderful. Total bill for 3 people was $150. The only downside - I don't expect to see little kids at a place like this. There was one screaming baby and another who liked running around the restaurant. The dads did a decent job of taking the screaming child outside & coralling the runner, but why bring kids to an upscale place? Just my opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it!
    Gidg
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The outside and inside are nothing special, but the food is delicious. Small portions, but nice presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CoffeePleaseVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I'm regular here which is why I keep coming back. We took my in-laws here for the first time. Both loved the scallops and risotto. The creme brûlée was awesome. Of course our waiter Melvin is the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Cardinalbill
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I gave it a 'quiet' rating because we sat outside on a beautiful Houston evening. We had a choice of inside or out and went with the quiet romance of the patio setting--the inside was vibrantly energetic and elevated. Our waiters, and Melvin in particular, made the evening for us. We smiled and laughed every time he came to the table. And the way he handled a minor mistake with our food was a classic response from a well-seasoned professional. The food was terrific, from the crab tower appetizer to the tuna (really outstanding flavors) and the scallops with the squash risotto.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually good
    Shirley
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We have dined here more than 6 times and the food has always been great. This time two in our party ordered the Ahi tuna which is usually magnificent. This time both plates of tuna came out Luke warm with only a smear of watery wasabi potato. We were disappointed. This dish must be hot! I am sorry we did not complain and send it back. We will go again but not be so tolerant if that happens again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good neighborhood dinner spot
    MattPVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I visited Lucio's because it's walking distance from my girlfriend's place. Everything was good but it would be hard to say it's worth the money. The service was iffy but they were all very nice. I think there are other places you can go for better food in the price bracket but if you want a cozy, neighborhood restaurant where you can BYOB, Lucio's is a good choice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good job
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Most had lamb and all liked it :) we brought our own wine (which we love about this place-BBOB) but lots of good choices on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    galleriagirl
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had a great dinner, the waiter didn't rush us and we were able to have a leisurely meal. We started with the beef Carpaccio did not disappoint. The scallops were of course cooked perfectly and our goat cheese salads were nice. I love bringing friends here to experience the food at Lucio's. I've never had a complaint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My fav
    CoffeePleaseVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I'm a regular. Love the scallops and risotto. This time I had the filet mignon that was cooked just right. We shared the brownie dessert that was wonderful. Will be back next week with my in laws.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Quality recipes
    isee2
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food quality is superb and recipes are well chosen. Plating is elegant and portion sizes are appropriate and not excessive. We had a lovely romantic dinner. We support a restaurant such as Lucio"s allowing BYOB combined with their delicious food. Their food pairs well with fine wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best byob in Houston
    Localgal
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Loved it! Lamb was excellent and creme brûlée was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The BYOB is what sets it apart
    Passionatefoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were a party of 4 and all agreed that we enjoyed our overall dining experience at Lucio's. Food was good, particularly the sea scallops with risotto (the risotto was perfectly cooked, which is a rare find!) and the smoked duck breast. I wouldnt recommend the crab tower appetizer, which was a tiny flat square of crab with some avocado on top, not remotely a 'tower', and lacked flavor. The desserts were all excellent. We were disappointed that there were no nightly, off the menu appetizer or entree specials. What would bring us all back, over another neighborhood choice, is the ability to bring your own special bottle of wine to pair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 179 reviews are from the Lucio's BYOB & Grill reviews archive.
  • A hidden gem!
    Drea
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This place is great! First, the fact that its BYOB is amazing. We brought a nice bottle of wine to dinner (everyone we saw brought wine as well) which really encourages you to splurge since you're saving so much when you bring your own alcohol. Everything on the menu sounded delectable. As for what we ordered, the calamari was fried to perfection, the seared ahi tuna melts in your mouth, and the pork was full of delicious flavors. Our waiter was hilarious and had the best mustache. For how mouthwatering all of the food was, the prices were great and well worth it. Everyone was so nice and there's no doubt that we will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic bistro
    Steve
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food is great, and it's a superb place for intimate conversation. I also like the economy of byob; take a good bottle!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ggomezh
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, very nice patio, friendly service but they were just a bit too busy on a Sat night. Still great experience and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Houston's best (and BYOB)!
    JoeSHouston
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been dining here since near their beginning. We have consistently had great meals w/ superb service. We recently hosted friends here for our 25th wedding anniversary - it is that good. We have introduced many friends and they have made repeat visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Mother's Day Dinner
    foodfan
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My mother is hard of hearing so we needed a restaurant where she could not only enjoy wonderful food but also hear the conversation at the table. Lucio's didn't disappoint. We had a 6:30pm reservation on Saturday night. The timing was just right. Lucio's was quiet enough during our meal but was starting to liven up as we were leaving. The food was excellent as always. Our server was personable, polite and attentive without being overbearing. We love being able to bring our own wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return customer
    Trixnmor
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I love this place. The food and service are consistently very good, although it can get a little loud. I love that can bring our own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    Wenjoyfd
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My friends loved Lucio's. For appetizers, we had the crispy calamari and spinach dip w/pita chips. The Ahi Tuna, Filet Mignon and Sea Scallops were all delicious! The Roasted Butternut Squash is very good. Dessert - Chocolate Brownie's - Yum! Our server (Cory) was wonderful! It was nice to have BYOB! I have dined at Lucio's at both in the inside and on the outside patio - either one is great! I am already hungry for Lucio's BYOB & Grill ! We will go again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Interesting presentation for crème brulee. It was different from the usual ramekin. Enjoyed the apple slice.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Condescending, poor service
    SHouston
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Went to the restaurant for the first time looking forward to their BYOB atmosphere. Immediately started having attitude issues from one wait staff in particular criticizing our choice in wine. We were left waiting for a significant amount of time between courses and also also at the end of the night waiting for the bill. Their payment system doesn't let you split up bills and she tried to explain we could simply tell her how to split the amount on different credit cards which is fine. But when we asked if we needed to include the tip in that split amount or if we could add it after, she became very condescending saying "it's not complicated, just tell me how much." " and "you must not understand how credit cards work". Poor poor service
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lucio's is great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We are pretty strong critics of houston venues and lucio's is one of the best. Amazing food and friendly service. Outside seati g is great when the weather permits. We have celebrated anniversary's there and also just a more casual bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu
    Streak40
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My wife and I go to Lucio's a lot however this past time they were ruling out a new menu and food took much longer than usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.