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

Lucio's BYOB & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luciosbyob.com
  • Email: eatlucios@sbcglobal.net
  • Phone: (713) 523-9958
  • 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 & Alex J
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a delightful evening.The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The staff was impeccable and the patio quiet and intimate. I did feel, however, that it was pricey. The eight dollar corking fee added to the bill made for an over sixty dollars a person meal much more than the $$ that Open Table has it down for."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The crab tower, heirloom tomatoes, lamb shoulder, and brownie were perfectly executed. My three companions also enjoyed their meals too. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've lived near this place for 6 years but hadn't been until last year. The 1st time I tried to go in September, the AC was out but had not bothered to call people with reservations telling them such...we left in favor of Hugo's. 2nd time, working AC and everything was fine but don't remember anything about the food or service that was stand out."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Excellent food & wait service, but there seems to be a new (or newly enforced) policy of ONE - and one only - glass per person for the entire evening, which is inconsistent with the concept of BYO beverages. Those expecting to pour more than one wine (or whatever) at a time should bring in their own glasses now. It would be very helpful if Lucio's management would publish this policy so that diners can be prepared to take care of their own stemware needs. While our waitress was apologetic about this situation, and very professional, when we brought to concerns and disappointment to management's attention, they were met with indifference and outright belligerence."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The patio is great, food is wonderful, but just slightly more expensive than it should be. Being able to bring your own wine is so nice!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I have no idea what's with all the rave reviews. Made a reservation for 8pm, got there at 8:05 they took forever trying to find my reservations, there was nothing inside open so we sat outside, it was kind of chilly and I was annoyed. There's literally 2 servers for the whole restaurant, it took them 30 mins just to get our order, water was barely refilled. It took forever for our food to come out, my bf got the duck which was just alright, nothing out of the ordinary. I got the Tuna tartare and I have had better fresher tuna at other places. Desert menu didn't even look appetizing."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The cheese plate was delicious, our entrees and appetizers were good, and we were the only ones on the restaurant on a Monday night. Highly recommend this place. It would be a great date spot."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "New outside patio setup is great for outdoor dining!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Lucio's is fantastic! We ordered multiple items from each menu and each was joyful and surprising. Sitting quietly behind Pass & Provisions, Lucio's pulls off a familial, neighborhood secret-kind of vibe; it's a fun, playful place that resists the temptation to be trendy. There's no two-story glass-walled wine cellars or exotic light fixtures dominating the room here, and likewise the dishes don't come with a dozen components daring you to Google them under the table. My King Salmon came on a bed of spinach with a parsnip puree tying them together, and right now I'm wondering if I've ever had more perfectly-cooked fish. Service is kind-yet-detached, which is perfect for me, but heads-up if you prefer yours more chummy or chatty."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was our first time to Lucio's and we will put it on the list of "go-again" restaurants. For this meal, we were in a bit of a hurry and so had only an appetizer, soup and salad. All three were very delicious and we left quite satisfied. I think, however, that OpenTable needs to reconsider their pricing symbols. This restaurant scored two $$'s but several items fell into the $$$ category. Maybe a hybrid system like $$-$$$, or $$$-$$$$, etc etc."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "One server ( who was trying her best ) for nine tables. Smoked duck that tasted like ham,and a very saltey chewie filet with sloppy presentations."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had a friend from out of town visiting and we wanted to go to a place that allowed BYOB. We could not have picked a better place. THis place is small but it is vary popular. Our friend had the Ahi which she said was some of the best she ever ate and she's from California where they have great Ahi. My wife had scallops and they were cooked perfectly. I had lamb shoulder, I am a fan of good lamb and this did not disappoint. The deserts are also not to be missed the bread pudding and warm brownie were the perfect ending to a great meal and a great time. You need to check this out in Houston."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite BYOB restaurants. The food is always very good and the service is very attentive. The menu has enough variety that there is something for everyone. We have gone here many times and will continue to be patrons."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Only reason not 5 star is that it took quite awhile for the food to come to the table after ordering. We were not in a hurry enjoying our bottle of wine, but the kitchen may be too small to handle a lot of orders at once if it is a crowded evening. Our waiter was wonderful, I think he knew things were a bit slow, so he brought us a dessert for free to share before bringing the check. all in all a great meal, the food was absolutely great, very tasty and cooked to perfection, and between the 4 of us we had steak, rare ahi tuna, and sea bass, all fantastic."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our dinner was fabulous! We each had a salad - house and pear - both excellent. Our entrees were the salmon and the sea bass - delicious, and we shared the apple tartin - so-o-o good. And a real plus for us - we can take our own wine. We will definitely return soon. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Booked a reservation with Open Table and requested a quiet corner... When I arrived, they had my request set up - perfect spot to carry on a conversation! Food was great and the service was above anybody's standards. Filet Mignon was cooked to perfection and delicious!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Lucio's BYOB has some of the friendliest staff you'll find in Houston. They make everyone feel welcome. The food is wonderful and the restaurant is casual and comfortable. Although they have a small wine list, they are more than happy to open your own wine for a small corkage fee."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "We ate there for the second time in a few months. We have been going there for years, but lack of ambience sometimes leads us to other neighborhood BYOBs. No longer. They have a new chef or at least a new approach. Food is now more sophisticated, refined, well-expedited. Presentation of entrees is more upscale. Menu is obviously trying to be something special. If the food quality we experienced was being turned out at a place that wasn't a total hole in the wall, you'd never be able to get a reservation here. I'd put the last two meals we had here up against anything else in the loop. We each had salads to start and ordered one hangar steak and one fish special. Both cleaned our plates."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "best calamari ever! we're from sf, have traveled all over the world, this calamari is melt-in-your-mouth amazing. fine dining, wonderful find; serving portions from appetizer to dessert are french-style...you can eat EVERYTHING on your plate & feel satisfied. nice blend of flavors too. refreshing to see an anderson valley cabernet franc on the wine list, reminds us of home. we highly recommend lucio's."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As much as I like Lucio's, the idea of showing up and being told they were too busy inside and we had no choice but to sit outside is a bit offputting. While our waitress was fantastic, the rest of the experience was disappointing and not up to the standards I expect here."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "usually enjoy every time we come to this restaurant, but learned my lesson to not come on a big night like valentine's night. Stick to a night where the kitchen isn't as crowded and there is not a pre fixe menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great place, good food! The Best is the service Melvin is a gem, he always makes our evening special!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great dinner experience and staff was excellent. The wine was perfect, because I brought it with me! I have been to Lucio's several times and have never been disappointed the Tuna is cooked perfect and the salads are the best. I will continue to recommend Lucio's to all my friends. Melvin , our waiter was the best and knew the menu like the back of his hand plus had great recommendations Get reservations."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 and the table was ready when we walked in. The food was good as it has always been. We especially like that this restaurant is BYOB although they also sell wine too. We had a great time."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Lucio's. First time we were highly impressed by the kitchen's attention to detail. This time less so. Maybe it was an off night."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Our evening at Lucio's was a lovely anniversary celebration. We were greeted by ne when we entered and wished a happy anniversary warmly. It was a cold Monday night and the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived at 7 pm. However the patrons soon arrived. We each had a glass of wine but if we had come with friends we would have brought a bottle. We shared the crab tower appetizer: pure crab with a delicious avocado mousse. My husband loved his duck breast and my hanger steak was cooked perfectly. For dessert we shared an apple tart. It was very good. We would definitely come back for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The atmosphere is quiet and romantic and the food excellent."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We had never been to Lucio's before and were blown away by the service and quality of food. We have definitely pegged this as a favorite and will be back!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This was not our first time here. We go for special occasions and invite friends to go with us sometimes. The food is usually outstanding but on this night there were a few flaws. Our first and second course of the night were excellent however the ribeye was not cooked to order and was very chewy. The sea bass was prefect! We can not complain about the dessert. We ate every bite. We will go back but we will make sure to check our meat before the waitress walks away. I believe they should ask us to cut the meat to see if it's prepared correctly before they walk away."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The scallops were perfectly cooked. There was a large piece of sea bass which was tender and fell apart with the touch of your fork. I'll be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The excellent food, dimly-lit ambience, and attentive service are perfect for diners who don't want to sacrifice good food for affordable wine, but prefer a step up from similar Italian BYOBs such as Collina's or Pizaro's."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "We were almost seated in the room with a party in progress but were eventually moved to another room thankfully as we felt very awkward. We ordered rib eyes that were so tough even then serrated knife had trouble cutting through the meat literally sawing back and forth so ended up leaving most of it. The service was terrible as all of the wait staff was waiting on the party in the other room leaving us in the other room without food for over an hour. We've tried this restaurant several times. The first time was excellent but the last several times it has been terrible so this will be our last unfortunately. You have to listen to your customer base if you want to establish a following and Lucio's just doesn't understand this."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Dinner reservation for two on a weekday. When we first walked in, we were greeted immediately. The room and tables appeared small. Open kitchen concept. More group tables set than tables for two. First thing that came to mind was keep elbows in and prepare my voice pitch/hearing. Nope, not the experience I had at all! We were given seating options. We chose the window by the front door. Normally, this would be thought as a bad decision, however, this was opposite. Great choice. Quiet. Romantic. +Calamari +Duck (x2) +Sides +Dessert. Food was great! Duck was moist, sweet, not gamey. We brought our own wine and champagne but they did offer a nice list. Service was good; did their jobs well. Very happy guest."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We had a decent time here. The food was good; I liked it because they are light on the seasonings. I liked the BYOB concept also and the atmosphere was nice. Overall, nothing spectacular, but a good place to eat."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "My wife and I love Lucio's. We like it partially for sentimental reasons, but mostly for the great food, service, and ambiance. This place is a neighborhood gem. The food and service our always incredible, and you can't beat BYOB. This latest time we had the Calamari appetizer which is lightly coated and comes with two great dips, the apple goat cheese salad which is a must-have, the rib-eye which was perfectly cooked, and the fish special which was described as "japanese equivalent of redfish" and it was excellent as well. We finished with coffee (french press) and the panna cotta. Every time we come it makes us want to make it a weekly tradition, the only reason we don't is the distance from our house."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Our office held its holiday party at Lucio's for the second year in a row. We had the outdoor space reserved in 40 degree weather. Yet only one heater was operational as they said they were out of propane. Yet, there were three empty tanks sitting on the deck. Knowing that they had about 40 people coming they did not think to exchange the tanks and when we complained about the cold they said we could move inside. We were told not to set our drinks on the tables. Yet, accidetally one empty wine glass was knocked off and broke. A waiter asked us to pay for the broken glass. I refused and told your manager that I will never be back there. I've worked at my company for 15 years and told the host not to expect me next year unless elsewhere."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "An excellent menu, with great just not excellent food. However, a great menu for foodies and conservative eaters alike. Seafood is definitely their best. Service staff is attentive and very knowledgable about menu and the Chefs thoughts for the day. I think it has surpassed Just Dinner as the best BYOB in Houston. Desserts are remarkable."
    Dined on 11/22/2013