Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel

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$31 to $50
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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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RH
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

lettuce on chicken plate was yellow,

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere great wine and food. excellant service. We will be back

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on March 19, 2020

We are thrilled to know that you had an excellent dinner here at Cultivated F+B. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The noise level was unpleasantly high. I guess you need to keep groups from congregating at the bar. There were 15 guys, more or less, just standing near the entrance end of the bar. Our waiter was very nice, and efficient.

KB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff!! They are knowledgeable and energetic.

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

We appreciate your compliments to our amazing team here at Cultivated F+B. Many thanks for dining with us.

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TM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely time dining with friends before the theatre. Our waiter was wonderful. We all loved the "new" look - - since the flood. Our food was delicious! 2 of us had the salmon _ YUM! Perfectly done. The deviled egg-stravaganza was superb!

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

How lovely to read your wonderful review. We are thrilled to know that you had an amazing dinner here at Cultivated F+B. Many thanks!

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A going away lunch for a co-worker who was retiring. Perfect.

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

We love to read reviews like this. It was a pleasure to serve you!

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B
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First visit, did not disappoint despite challenges with transformer and water issues that affected most downtown restaurants. My friends and I had a lovely evening and the hotel is a perfect 20 step walk from Jones Hall. Great concert, wonderful meal. Wish they had a greater variety.

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

Thanks for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to serve you.

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SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Restaurant has great ambiance attached to a beautiful hotel with amazing art work. Lovely place to dine after enjoying entertainment at Jones Music Hall or the Hobby Center -- walking distance from both. Great selection of cab wines including Cakebread and Camus.

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

What a treat to read your wonderful review. We had a great time serving you!

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to go for date night, or to enjoy a meal, lite bites or dessert if you'll be attending a show at the Alley, Wortham, or Jones Hall. Very cute and classy spot.

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

Wonderful! We are thrilled that you chose Cultivated F+B!

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JA
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite pre or post Alley play eating establishments. It feels old school in its ambience and service. Plus it's a great way to watch Houstonians walking about among all the theaters in the area.

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

We appreciate your loyalty and we love putting a smile on your face. Many thanks for recommending Cultivated F+B to the online community.

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A lovely room with GREAT GREAT art!!!!!!!!!

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

Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B! It was a pleasure to serve you!

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m
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, but service was very slow, much slower than normal. Since we ate there pre-symphony, were concerned about making the show. To make up for the slow service, they did comp a glass of wine

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

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We addressed this with each team member involved and we thank you for your understanding.

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A
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, & ambiance were
fabulous! It was rather crowded with
a pre-theatre crowd, but we didn’t feel
hurried.

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

We are thrilled that you had a fabulous evening at Cultivated F+B!

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TC
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious with attentive and professional staff. Highly recommend!

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

Thank you for recommending Cultivated F+B!

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f
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a beautiful setting! a perfect place for an early DELICIOUS dinner before a concert or play. we loved it!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star rating!

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H
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very dissatisfied with service at this hotel 4-5 years ago & vowed never to return. Attend plays & theater’s downtown & this is ideal location for overnight stay. This was first time back after remodeling & understand new ownership & management! I cannot say enough about changes that have been made! Excellent!!! My compliments to all as the service, food, and total hotel accommodations was excellent!
We will be back!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 25, 2020

We are honored to have you back and we are especially thrilled that loved your dinner at Cultivated F+B.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 17, 2020

It was a pleasure to serve you!

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NO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for near-theatre dining. Enticing menu, excellently prepared and presented. Attentive and friendly staff. Adjacent the lobby of the Lancaster Hotel. We are frequent diners when in Houston.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 25, 2020

It was a pleasure to serve you and we thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B!

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OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dylan was great

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 17, 2020

We appreciate the 5 star rating. Many thanks!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening and a wonderful meals

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 25, 2020

And it is always a pleasure to serve you!

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KB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crab cakes were fabulous!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 17, 2020

The crab cakes are diving. Thanks for the rating!

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JW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on February 17, 2020

It was a pleasure to serve you!

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OB
Houston
64 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
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 on February 12, 2020

It was so glad to have you back!

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TC
Houston
13 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
38 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
23 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
6 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
40 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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