Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel

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Local favorite, Cultivated F&B is ideal for a power breakfast, business lunch or social evening. Sophisticated and intimate, Cultivated allows for highly attentive personal service in a cozy setting. Feast on the sumptuous sophisticated contemporary American cuisine from our delicious Crab Cakes to our signature warm croissant bread pudding accented with brandied cherries, fig confit and caramel sauce. Now serving USDA Prime Filets.

Located in the heart of Houston's theater and financial district; it is an easy walk to all live performances downtown.

Previously Bistro Lancaster.
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 17 hours ago

It was a pleasure to serve you!

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OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan was great

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 17 hours ago

We appreciate the 5 star rating. Many thanks!

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KB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cakes were fabulous!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 17 hours ago

The crab cakes are diving. Thanks for the rating!

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JW
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very good experience. The desserts were specially yummy.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 17 hours ago

It was a pleasure to serve you!

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OB
Houston
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time back after remodel.

Good menu, try the deviled eggs, great concept

Early dinner before AIDA

Will be back.

Complimentary parking with dinner has gone away..

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded 6 days ago

It was so glad to have you back!

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TC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and delightful in every way!

BS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Great food, but our server was appalling. 1. No explanation of the menu or specials 2. We had to ask for our wine glass to be refilled 3. We asked for the desert menu, but it failed to arrive. This guy had a huge attitude..

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The updated menu was excellent.
Great place to go if at the opera, theater or symphony.
Recommend: reservations.

M
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ruby trout special was fantastic. Filet was cooked perfectly and perfectly seasoned. The sauce for the salmon was also excellent. Great place to go before the theater or a show.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 10, 2020

We appreciate your comments and feedback!

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C
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE love the restaurant since it was redone. We are long time supporters of the Lancaster and the restaurant--coming to the opera for many years. Food, service, ambience are all better than ever.

I had the special of the day--last Friday--the Ruby Red Trout--it was divine. Only small suggestion is that I wish the plate had been heated more. I guess i concentrated too much on the fish at first--but many of the side veggies were not warm--though good.

Others at the table had lamb chops and the Airline chicken. They were both successful. I ordered the pot of coffee and, though the coffee server was beautiful, the coffee was weak.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 10, 2020

What a treat to read your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to serve you and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our delicious menu.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a nice dinner with an old friend from out of town. It was a Monday night which made it quiet. Service was prompt, courteous, and friendly. The food was very tasty and every bit was cooked perfectly. The calamari was perfectly breaded and seasoned with two sauces to dip. My friend thought the American Kobe burger was one of the best burgers hw has ever had. My chicken breast was done perfectly and was moist. The Old Fashioned I had was perfect. This was my second time here and I will be coming back again.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 10, 2020

Wonderful! Many thanks for the review!

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TC
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Had it not been for the poor service, I would have given them 5 stars. Our waiter was not very good. We had a table for four, we had to hunt the waiter down to order our a bottle of wine after we first got there. We ordered appetizers as our guests were running about 10 minutes late. When they showed up we ordered another appetizer and the waiter looked at his watch. I asked if there was a time crunch and he said he was trying to get us out of there quickly to make our theater time. I advised we were not going to the theater and that we were in no rush. It was my daughters birthday we were celebrating. Then he seemed to disappear for awhile. We were ready to order and thought we might need to hunt him down. The restaurant was very busy so we tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. He had zero personality. Ok got that off my chest. The food was wonderful. I had the filet and mashed potatoes which were delicious. My husband had the lamb chops, daughter had the scampi and her friend had the short ribs. Everyone thought the food was excellent. It was good enough to give it another try in hopes of getting better service.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you for your comments and feedback. Our sincerest apologies for your less than favorable experience. Rest assured that we have discussed this with the staff that was involved and we hope to make it up to you on your next visit. Please contact me directly for your next reservation and I will personally take care of it for you. Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director

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Y
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and quality service. Loved the ambiance too!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 3, 2020

We are thrilled that you had a delightful meal!

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H
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Most of the meal very good (smoked salmon, scallops, grilled salmon). Only downsides; sautéed spinach way over salted, and side of mixed vegetables way too much oil.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 3, 2020

We appreciate your comments and feedback and have made note of this.

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RL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

When we arrived to celebrate our anniversary Oscar recognized us and told us he was going to 'take care of us'. It was soon apparent that Oscar wasn't merely greeting us, but really meeting our needs over the next two hours. Starting with superbly crafted martinis, through a delicious three courses and ending with a new and delightful Porto we were marvelously 'taken care of'.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 3, 2020

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your experience with others online!

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BH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaraunt was recently remodeled & was very nice. The staff was exceptional. The Food & Beverage Manager was very considerate & hospitable.

The fiod was great & served promptly. Very nice atmosphere for an enjoyable visit while eating.

Would recommend.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review and thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B!

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ME
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to dine before opera.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

Yes, many patrons enjoy a night at the Opera after dining with us. Many thanks!

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t
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef at Cultivated F & B has done it again! I had the red snapper special, such a treat!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

Patrons love our snapper. We are thrilled that you loved it too!

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CW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was lovely but very drafty, especially by windows. I know those old buildings are difficult to climate control. Everything else was wonderful.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We appreciate it!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opera visit. Server was amazing and the chef shared a risotto. Excellent.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

We are thrilled that you had a lovely dinner!

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SS
Central Texas
39 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent; by-the-glass wine selection very good.

Service a bit slow for a theater-district restaurant. We made our reservation plenty early and it was a good idea.

Quite small and cozy; would not show up without a reservation on Fri/ Sat nights.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We have addressed this with our team and hope to serve you again soon.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have eaten here many times. Food is very good, and it is very convenient to Jones Hall. On this occasion, the service was interminably slow. I suspect some of the wait and/or cook staff did not show up for work. Those who were there appeared to be trying their best.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

We thank you for your patronage. We experienced unexpected business from Chevron Marathon and theater events on this particular day. We apologize for your less than favorable experience on this day. I would love for you to contact me directly for your future reservation. Again, thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B. -Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director

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JW
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for dinner before the symphony on a Saturday night.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

Yes, many guests enjoy dinner at Cultivated before enjoying a show in the theater district.

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OT
Houston
117 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, our before performance meal was wonderful. They were very busy since it was the weekend of the Houston Marathon. But our food was not delayed and we got to the theatre in plenty of time. We have already made another reservation.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 28, 2020

Many thanks for sharing your experience with the Opentable community!

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C
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The experience was very nice as others have been in the past. Location is just s few blocks from Hobby Center. Enjoyed lunch before a performance.

C
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the restaurant for a pre-concert dinner on a Saturday evening. We had a leisurely dinner sharing a starter of dates rolled in bacon followed by a steak and a rack of lamb as main courses. The food was of excellent quality and cooked to perfection. The wine selection was adequate and good value for money. All in all an excellent start to a wonderful evening.

NO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small bistro off the lobby of the Lancaster Hotel, F+B offers fine dining in the heart of Houston's Theater District. The setting is comfortable and staff are knowledgable and attentive. The menu offers choices for all tastes and culinary preferences. The most recent evening we were there the kitchen offered a grouper special, excellently prepared. The F+B crab cakes have been a long time favorite. Service is prompt, making F+B an excellent choice for dinner before the theater.

U
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! Atmosphere was pleasant and quiet. We will definitely be back.

m
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I wished to take her mother out for a birthday dinner. We chose Lancaster F&B. We have taken coffee there after a couple of shows, but never had a meal. The food was good, service was good, alittle higher then we were expecting, but overall a good night.

M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Well worth a visit.

A
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre-symphony meal of bacon wrapped figs to start and lamb chops (medium rare) with broccolini and roasted baby Yukon Gold potatoes. Finished with the cheese plate (on the main menu as an appetizer, not on the dessert menu) and camomile tea. Pricy, but well presented and served.

A bit loud, mostly because of a party of 5-6 next to me with some cackling individuals.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, just had a very loud group next to us, not restaurants fault

b
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

F+B was very good. We had dinner before theater on a Tuesday late afternoon. The restaurant was quiet, food very good, and the service attentive. The figs with bacon and blue cheese were very good a nice meld of the flavors -- nothing overpowering. I don't like blue cheese but really liked this appetizer. We both had the roasted half chicken with vegetables. Very moist and flavorful.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 10, 2020

We are thrilled that you loved your appetizer and dinner. It was our pleasure to serve you!

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JB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience with European guest. But sadly surprised having to pay $18 dollars for valet after a $300 plus meal.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 10, 2020

We appreciate your comments regarding our restaurant valet charge and will continue to evaluate our pricing policies.

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M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff who work hard to make sure all goes well. Fresh tasting food and an historic venue, but I miss the horse picture in the lobby!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 10, 2020

Thank you for your comments and feedback and thanks for choosing Cultivated F+B.

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CP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Cultivated F+B at the Lancaster many times over the years. It has been consistently a top notch experience and we always look forward to the next time. In addition to being a pretty hotel, the staff and the service have always been above and beyond what we would normally expect. Alan Levine is an excellent person to work with for everything we need!!! Thanks to everyone for making our event a very memorable one!!!!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 7, 2020

We appreciate your loyalty throughout the years and we love serving you each and every time. Many thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with OpenTable and the social media community.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 10, 2020

Wonderful! Thanks for the review.

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B
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service , and very cognizant if theater start times . Great place and even post since the huge renovations.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 7, 2020

We are thrilled to have serve you. We appreciate the 5 stars! Many thanks.

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A
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I appreciated the level of service from the outstanding staff.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you, kindly. It was a pleasure to serve you!

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TT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have had dinner here three or four times in the last six months. The food has been consistently excellent. On our most recent visit we had sea bass, the Lancaster salad, the tomato soup, and a caprese salad. Everything was delicious, but the tomato soup was truly outstanding. The room is light and bright following the recent renovation.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on January 7, 2020

We appreciate your loyalty and we can't thank you enough for your ratings. We strive to provide the very best food and service each and every time. Many thanks!

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