Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Located in the heart of Houston's theater and financial district; it is an easy walk to all live performances downtown.
Previously Bistro Lancaster.
We went for a birthday celebration before a show at the Alley Theatre. The food was first rate. We had the bacon wrapped figs and deviled egg appetizers, chef inspired tacos, a dinner salad, and the filet mignon. Everything was fresh and delicious. The buttery tender filet was especially good! We finished with the bread pudding for dessert. Chef Huerta made the rounds to ensure we were happy. We even took a celebratory picture with him.
What a treat to celebrate with you for the birthday! Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B!
The Lancaster Hotel and Cultivated F+B were both exceptional experiences! Food was fantastic and the service was impeccable!! This is the most personal service we have received in an establishment in a very long time! Top quality every step of the way!
Wow, reading reviews like this make our day. We love pampering our patrons and we are thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us.
Great restaurant. Food is amazing. Awesome prices. Bright and perfect for an afternoon business lunch!!! I highly recommend.
Thank you for recommending us to the online community!
Food and service was very good. Décor and the large windows make for a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant is welcoming and inviting. Great bar area.
Wonderful! Thanks for the review.
They have GOT to get more help during the theater rush hours. Great restaurant but unacceptably slow when they know their business is dominated by theater goers on a schedule.
Our sincerest apologies for your less than favorable experience. We do not take it for granted that you chose our restaurant and we hope to make it up to you. Unfortunately, we had to operate without some key team members and we received many last minute reservations. Please contact me directly at 713-228-9502 and I would be glad to make your future reservation and take care of you myself. -Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director
Insufficient wait staff -- even for a half filled dining room.
Hello and thank you for your comments and feedback. Our sincerest apologies for your less than favorable experience. We have reviewed our performance on this night and have addressed this with each team member and will not disappoint you on your next visit. Again, thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B. -Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director
We went to dinner before the theater. While the staff was nice they were over worked and need help. Everything was slow or just inconsistent.
The salmon dish was good. The chicken was dry and just not good. Wine list is small but reasonable.
Not the level of service or food quality you expect in Houston.
Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B and spending your evening with us. We appreciate your comments and feedback and we do not take it lightly. We have addressed this with our team and we will be certain to make this up to you. Please contact me directly for your future reservation and I will gladly assist you myself 713-228-9502. -Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director
Spent the evening at the Lancaster to attend a play at the Alley. Started with dinner followed by the theater. Great food and a wonderful place to stay.
Wonderful. Many thanks!
Ordered the Mediterranean meatballs for appetizer. That was very good. The braised rack of lamb was very good. The potatoes and broccolini that came with it were bland and lifeless you might say. My wife said her vegetables were of similar fashion. Said the Sea Bass was good though. Service was good but not excellent. Overall give it a slightly above average rating with above average $$$.
Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding your experience with us. We will take all of this into consideration and will discuss further with our staff. Again, thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B.
Easy to make reservation, friendly staff, excellent service, menu similar to pre-flood, excellently prepared. A little loud but otherwise a fine dining experience in this theatre district boutique hotel.
Many thanks for the 5 stars! It was a pleasure to serve you.
I had planned a date night with my husband and had tickets to see "Murder on the Orient Express" at the Alley and booked a table at the Lancaster for 6pm. We got to the Lancaster rather early and had a nice drink at the the bar and enjoyed the salted cashew and almonds nibblies. We were seated at a corner table and I enjoyed the roasted tomato and basil soup with the lobster mac and cheese for the main course. My husband loved aha tuna for the starter followed by the rack of lamb. We shared Key Lime pie and a cup of excellent coffee. I like to treat myself to dinner before a performance at the Alley and this was just perfect.
Hello and thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your appetizers and dinner selections and we can't wait to serve you again soon.
The perfect restaurant for pre or post theatre. The service, food, and atmosphere were wonderful.
Wonderful! We are so very glad you enjoyed it!
Apart from the loud bar scene behind us, everything was spectacular!
Thank you for the 5 star review!
Cultivated F&B was just so so. We had the bacon stuffed wrapped figs for an appetizer. the blue cheese flavor was entirely missing, the bacon was soft and undercooked - overall a big dud. For entrees, we tried the braised short rib tacos and lancaster salad. The tacos were good. The short ribs were tender and flavorful. The avocado, mango slaw and other fixins complemented the tacos nicely. The Lancaster salad was not great -- just not very flavorful. The dressing was not well incorporated, so kale and frisee were rough. The chicken could only be described as 'mealy'. The service was cold. I wouldn't dine there again.
Thank you for your comments and feedback. We will certainly be reviewing your critiques with our team. Many thanks.
It was good but not outstanding. Fig and deviled egg appetizers were great. Tomato basil soup, french onion soup, and salmon entree were good, but crab cakes had too much filler. Service started very slow with no one taking our drink order for more than 5 minutes. After we finally received drinks, service improved. It is convenient to the Alley Theater and Jones Hall.
Thank you for your comments and feedback and thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B.
Great food (steak, vegetables, caprese salad and caesar salad)...and we are picky about our steaks! Do wish they had a bit broader spirits selection. Perfect spot for pre-theater/symphony nights.
Our guests love the salads and our amazing steak! We loved serving you!
Great meal before the theater. Would go back for sure.
We can't wait to serve you again!
The service and food was excellent. The price of the cocktails was a bit high. Overall we both enjoyed it very much.
This was a perfect pre-concert early dinner. Caesar salad was the best I'd had in a long time--be brave and try a bite of the anchovy filets on top! We split it and my companion gave me all his anchovies which I relished. Crab cakes were out of this world. The lamb chops were too rare for medium rare, but came back just right after our waiter was alerted. Service was excellent.
It was our pleasure to have you dine with us at Cultivated F+B! Many thanks for recommending us to the online community.
The hotel has totally renovated the space, and it is beautiful! Dinner, service, food, everything was wonderful. Will absolutely go there again...
We can't wait to serve you again!
Our dinner at Cultivated F&B was outstanding, as always! The food and wine selection are fantastic. It was quite busy, so our waiter was a bit harried, but we had plenty of time for a wonderful dinner before the show.
I love the new look! Fresh, clean, quiet, sublime.
Food and drink is very reliable.
We are thrilled that you love the new look! Thank you!
Food was excellent and well presented. Service was attentive, but an item on the order was missed. Overall a very nice lunch/brunch.
Thank you for your comments and feedback and our sincerest apologies for missing the item. We hope to serve you again soon.
Our waiter was very inattentive. We sat through most of our meal with no drink refill until another waiter basically shamed our waiter into bringing more tea. It would have been a much better experience and review were it not for our waiter. The other staff seemed to be quite on the ball!
Thank you for your comments and feedback. We have reviewed this with the team. Our sincerest apologies for your less than favorable experience and we will certainly make this up to you.
Such a great surprise. While I typically have low expectations for a restaurant in a hotel this was a new find for us. Food was great. Atmosphere was modern yet warm. We will go back.
We enjoyed a lovely evening with friends at the restaurant. The menu selection was excellent, the service was impeccable and the food was to our liking. A drawback was the Brussel sprouts as they were definitely not cooked correctly as they were hard as a rock.
Fortunately I had a gift certificate to cover the cost of the meal for five people.
As the evening went on as the place filled up the noise was quite disturbing as other diners were talking loudly.
The bottom line is that we enjoyed the experience at The Cultivated.
Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are aware of the lively atmosphere are we are working on this. Again, thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B.
Beautiful atmosphere and delicious menu!
We are thrilled you loved it!
At the beginning when not crowded, the service was acceptable. However when trying to get the bill and pay out it took over 20 minutes. Our server never checked on us throughout the meal. He never would make eye contact after we were served. The other hostesses and servers had to finish up his job. Food and overall experience for the first visit was average.
This was our second visit - both times pre-ballet on a Sunday at 12:15 pm (2 pm performance). Both times service was very slow but understandable the first times as the restaurant was packed. Not so this time and service was worse. Nice waiter but appeared to be the only waiter. I understand there are economics involved but it’s not an enjoyable experience as a diner.
wonderful ambiance, excellent food! Very close to Alley Theatre
It was a pleasure to serve you!
Dined before performance at the Alley, enjoyed dinner. Returned after for a nightcap in the bar. Enjoyed and will return.
We can't wait until you return!
Decor was lovely. Staff was very friendly from the valet to the waitstaff. Cheese board was delicious. I had the roast chicken and it was so-so. My friend raved about her fish special and my mom enjoyed her soup and salad.
Thank you for dining with us and thanks for the review!
Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back.
So glad you'll be back!
I had the Lancaster Salad and my guest had the Caesar with chicken. He said it was perhaps the best of its kind he'd had. My salad was inventive and hit the spot. The new decor is light and pleasant and service was attentive. A good option for tablecloth dining in the Theater District.
Thank you for sharing your experience with the online community. It was a pleasure to serve you!
Service was a tad slow but the food was outstanding. My friend and I both ordered steaks which were cooked perfectly and shared a side of grilled vegetables. More than enough food. No trouble getting a last minute table for a Tuesday evening pre Alley Theater.
Thank you for dining with us at Cultivated F+B. We love to put a smile on your face and we are glad you enjoyed your dinner.
Exceptional food! Very friendly hostess, the chef accommodated my special diet needs, and helped us celebrate our anniversary with a beautiful dessert plate !
It was a pleasure to serve you and to meet your specific needs. Many thanks!
Always great service and food! Close to the theatre and other sites of interest. Wonderful place to take children as well as adults.
Thank you for sharing your experience with the online community. It was our pleasure to serve you!
Anniversary dinner. Everything was amazing as usual. This is our “go to”place for dinner before the theatre and dessert after.
We love our loyal theater patrons and it is always a pleasure serving you!
Excellent Salmon. Beautiful presentation. Very attractive newly redone venue!
We are thrilled that you love the remodel. Our delicious salmon is a guest favorite. Many thanks!
Restaurant and food is wonderful. You can't go wrong with anything you order.
We are thrilled that you love the food and the restaurant. Many thanks!