Lucille at Drury Lane

4.3
599 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
Lucille is a classic American restaurant featuring traditional cuisine with a modern influence. Including a captivating design and well-rounded menu, Lucille offers guests an exciting dining experience, no matter what the occasion. From dinner for a special event to a glass of wine and charcuterie before a show, Lucille accommodates all diners. Open for lunch and dinner, and featuring á la carte and pre-theatre menus, there is something to satisfy all palates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday Lunch 11:00-2:00
Thursday Lunch - 11:00-2:00
Thursday Dinner - 5:00-8:00
Friday Dinner - 5:00-8:00
Saturday Afternoon Tea - 3:00-5:00
Saturday Dinner - 3:00-5:00, 6:00-8:00
Sunday Brunch - 10:30-1:00
Sunday Dinner - 4:00-6:00
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Phone number
(630) 530-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Spring Road and 16th Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary Valet parking and self parking for guests
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Entertainment
Saturday Afternoon Tea, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 599 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

I was never so disappointed! My husband and I have had subscription tickets for years and always made it a point to eat at Drury Lane before the theatre. It is so convenient and we loved the monthly choices and delicious food. I brought a friend on Saturday night and we chose the beef medallions (old name?). I was actually embarrassed that I had brought her! The meat was tough, the gravy cold, and the salad limp and smaller than I remember from last show. I didn't mind the slight increase in price when you became Lucille, but the theatre menu now never changes, the service was less than great (I get it that times have changed, but a big tattoo on a forearm can easily be covered by a server if you roll down a sleeve...especially when charging like a 5 star restaurant!), and the food was not worth the price. (The young waiter also got our drink order wrong JB for Jim Beam, but that happens once in a while.) The dining room was also half empty. I realize when a show isn't great, you won't fill the dining room but I think your prices have cleared the room! and hosts or hostesses NEVER mention that you have a theatre menu! Another telling sign is that all of the wait staff that was there for years has also disappeared. I'm afraid that we won't be back. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area that are delicious.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Convenient for pretheatre but food is mediocre and undertrained Service crew kept trying to remove food plates while we were still eating. Salad as a meal was unappealing and rather small- portioned.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My friend and I had dinner prior to seeing the play. I had a chopped salad that had bacon, avocado, and cucumbers, which was crisp and fresh. I ordered the bacon wrapped shrimp and grits and she ordered the adobo flank steak. The shrimp was well cooked and the bacon was crispy. The grits were creamy and had good flavor. I tried her flank steak, it was tender, not overcooked, and the mango salsa was a nice addition. We had coffee and shared tiramisu and chocolate cake. We could have easily shared one dessert though. The food was excellent. It was moderate noise level.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Atmosphere nice. Food was good, not fantastic, but pleasant. The choices on the lunch menu were few. I chose a bowl of tomato basil soup and a 1/2 chicken Caesar salad because that's all that appealed to me. I would have liked a chicken sandwich, but it was not offered. My friend and I shared sorbet, lemon and blood orange. It was refreshing, but tart. I would not recommend it. The waitress recommended a half salad since the full was more than anyone could eat. The 1/2 size was perfect for me.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Waiter or kitchen forgot my entree. Husband was served-not me. Prior to receiving entree ( after soup and dinner salad) waiter asked if we wanted dessert.??? He brought our stuffed potato which we stated we would share. For "dessert" they finally brought my entree. No time for dessert as the play was about to begin. Lucille is very inconsistent in food quality and service.

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Service was attrocious. Asked for iced tea refills 4 times to no avail. Food was just ok

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food and great service! And so convenient before the theater - we’ll dine here every time we go to the theater from now on.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

All food was delicious and high quality. However the coffee was too strong based upon several visits to Lucille. Air conditioning was too cold.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Love the setting, especially the cocktail lounge connected to Lucille. We had drinks before and prepaid for drinks and the table was reserved and waiting for us at intermission with our drinks. Great feature!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Pleasant evening with a pleasant waiter.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

It started out bad, they had no records of an reservation, they called the day before to verify the reservation. The food was very good. The service was slow.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' pre-show lunch.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Before theater brunch, was great.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Service was slow, order was incorrect until third try. Overall, not impressed with the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We always go to Lucille before Theater at Drury Lane. The food is great and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Due to a traffic accident, we were more than 15 minutes late and they understood and greeted us graciously and immediately sat us.
Love the menu because it covers every appetite from light to heavy and a wide range in pricing.
Food was delicious and only thing that could have been better was a not so tart lemon substitute for the Arnold’s Palmer I ordered...but I was forewarned. Also would appreciate a substitute for fries....they were good, however.
Dining at Lucille’s makes for a delightful evening at the theater.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Brunch has something for everyone, only one I know that has real carved to order turkey. Mini donuts also are made to order. There is also a place for the kids with food especially for them.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This was really great for brunch, we all had a variety of foods. And the food was very good.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Champagne Brunch was amazing!!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I've eaten here before. The issue is the food is very basic considering the prices. I can get over portions, those weren't a problem. But the food is very bland. The mac and cheese for example tasted like box Kraft Mac and Cheese with Italian bread crumbs. They could've used any type of cheeses but they didn't, it wasn't even creamy. We also had the shrimp and grits. Again, no pizzazz! Very little cheese in the grits, to shrimp was really tough, the bacon didn't make it better and bacon makes EVERYTHING better. The flank steak had nice flavor, but for $28 you could get a ribeye in most places. I'd rather try somewhere else next time.

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

I have been here many times and I think they need to expand their menu. I did have a wonderful appetizer at the last visit, pork bits, excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Bridal shower

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The waiter's name was Zack he was very friendly and attentive. Adrian (General Manager) was visible and could be seen greeting the customers/visitors as well. Everything was so delicious and the food was at the right temperature except the "seasonal potatoes" which were to cold for my taste. The Seafood ceviche is always a go to item along with the fresh tortilla chips. I truly enjoy the atmosphere at Drury Lane and highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Had to beg for water

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The French room was very appealing plenty of space at our table. Food was delicious and right temperature and there were many options at the buffet stations. Staff was attentive.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The service was amazing and ambiance is spectacular. I was however a bit disappointed with the food and the lack of allergen notifications. Nothing is labeled with "contains....." or "free of. .." and no one knows. If you have severe allergies do not dine here. Great selection of food however the pastries were disappointing. For the price you pay I would expect fresh baked goods not stale or potentially frozen bagels, croissants, etc.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

It was very crowded and busy due to it being a Father's Day Sunday Brunch. Usually the service is much better and noise level less

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great! The food is always awesome. Lots of variety.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We came for Father’s Day and the food was delicious as always. Easily made reservations which were confirmed by Becky a few days before and we were promptly seated.

I would suggest implementing a dress code (shirts with collars, no jeans, no sneakers, etc.) I saw a couple of men in cargo shorts, sneakers, and one gentleman in particular who was wearing a cotton tank top with wide underarm holes and his bare chest showing. For the money we are spending, a semi-formal/smart casual dress code is expected to preserve the ambiance.

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I enjoyed my meal before the show. It was convenient and delicious

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Pre-theater, very good food though service was a little slow. They appeared to be short staffed!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We ate brunch here after seeing a children's show. There was a long line of people waiting to be seated, and the line queued at 11:20, but they didn't seat until 11:30. Our reservation was for 11:45, and we were at the end of the very long line. Service was spotty, because of the huge wave of guests, and the buffet tables were very picked over before they were reset. Noise level was quite loud, as there were many kids, and parents who did not police them well. Food was good. I recommend, only if chaos is your happy place.

We have eaten here before adult shows at night, and the ambiance then is quite refined, and the food is good, service acceptable.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Overpriced for average food
Was not told bill total includes gratuity

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had never been to Lucille before but were going to the theater and wanted the ease of not having the hassle of driving to dinner and to the theater separately. We were very impressed by the food, service and lovely music which added to the elegant ambiance of the restaurant. We would have liked to see a bit more variety on the menu, but we will definitely come back!

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

While this was not my first time at this establishment, it was my first time making a reservation for the occasion. The food is always great, the servers are always friendly, however the customer service is awful. I was called multiple times by the establishment days before the reservation; I unfortunately could not answer right away because I was at work but when I was finally able to pick up, the staff memeber angrily stated that they've been calling me all day and could not leave voicemails because my phone was full. I apologized for the inconvenience but was still met with hostility as I was asked to confirm the reservation. Once I did, I was rudely asked if I was aware the price per person was $40. I was extremely taken aback about the question. My family was offended by the question and it completely changed our perception of the management of the resturant. We will not be coming back.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Brunch, fruit was fresh and the trays were filled promptly. Pancakes and french toast seemed pre-made and under cooked, not freshly made and tasted flavorless, Sausage was also under cooked. Drinks were not refilled nor were we asked if we needed anything. Definitely will not waste time and money by repeating this experience.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The atmosphere at the Drury Lane Theater is lovely. The music volume didn't inhibit conversation. Our waitstaff was pleasant, professional, and efficient. The food came out sooner than expected. They typically cater to the crowd dining before the show, so have things timed well without making the guests feel rushed. The food was very, very good - well prepared, well seasoned, and cooked properly (not over or under). We are looking forward to returning.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Josh was our server and was very efficient. Enjoy the plays also.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

For the money, the brunch is not worth it. The price keeps increasing and potatoes, mac & cheese, veggies, rice, etc. were not warm.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Had brunch buffet after taking my grandchildren to the performance of Seussical the Musical. The food was very good for a simple brunch buffet- there was something for everyone with plenty of fruit and well-prepared foods and the make-your-own donut station quite impressed the 7-year-old. I am always happy with Lucille.

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