Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel

4.5
1072 reviews
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American
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 and Ribeyes.

Located in the heart of Houston's theater and financial district; it is an easy walk to all live performances downtown.
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JA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal before the theater. Would go back for sure.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was excellent. The price of the cocktails was a bit high. Overall we both enjoyed it very much.

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PK
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hotel has totally renovated the space, and it is beautiful! Dinner, service, food, everything was wonderful. Will absolutely go there again...

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on July 10, 2019

We can't wait to serve you again!

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JM
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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m
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the new look! Fresh, clean, quiet, sublime.
Food and drink is very reliable.
Cheers

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on July 5, 2019

We are thrilled that you love the new look! Thank you!

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PM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and well presented. Service was attentive, but an item on the order was missed. Overall a very nice lunch/brunch.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for your comments and feedback and our sincerest apologies for missing the item. We hope to serve you again soon.

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H
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on July 2, 2019

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.

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A
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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AP
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on July 2, 2019

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.

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MG
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious menu!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on July 2, 2019

We are thrilled you loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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FM
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful ambiance, excellent food! Very close to Alley Theatre

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 24, 2019

It was a pleasure to serve you!

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g
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dined before performance at the Alley, enjoyed dinner. Returned after for a nightcap in the bar. Enjoyed and will return.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 24, 2019

We can't wait until you return!

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VB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and thanks for the review!

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M
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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Responded on June 24, 2019

So glad you'll be back!

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JB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with the online community. It was a pleasure to serve you!

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I
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 21, 2019

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.

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DL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional food! Very friendly hostess, the chef accommodated my special diet needs, and helped us celebrate our anniversary with a beautiful dessert plate !

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 21, 2019

It was a pleasure to serve you and to meet your specific needs. Many thanks!

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DH
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and food! Close to the theatre and other sites of interest. Wonderful place to take children as well as adults.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with the online community. It was our pleasure to serve you!

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N
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Everything was amazing as usual. This is our “go to”place for dinner before the theatre and dessert after.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 10, 2019

We love our loyal theater patrons and it is always a pleasure serving you!

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b
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Salmon. Beautiful presentation. Very attractive newly redone venue!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 10, 2019

We are thrilled that you love the remodel. Our delicious salmon is a guest favorite. Many thanks!

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t
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant and food is wonderful. You can't go wrong with anything you order.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 11, 2019

We are thrilled that you love the food and the restaurant. Many thanks!

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M
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It's a great place to go for dinner before a show at Jones Hall. Menu is not over complicated and portions size are decent. They do get busy so give yourself plenty of time to eat and make the performance.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with the online community and thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B.

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KH
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was horrible. Ten minutes to be waited on. No ambiance. Very very loud!
Disappointed in the food. Crab cakes (their signature dish) were so so. I’ve definitely had better.
Terribly expensive. $38 for crab cakes.....really? Not worth the money.
My husband had the lamb. It was not cooked to order and tough to boot!
We will not return. Too many other excellent restaurants in Houston.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 11, 2019

Thank you for your comments and feedback.Our sincerest apologies. I invite you to contact me directly to speak about your dinner. 713-228-9502 -Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Manager

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S
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great, location is very nice and convenient for attending a performance nearby. However they were overwhelmed and severely understaffed that night. Simple requests like bread or condiments took multiple requests. At their price point you’d expect nothing less than an outstanding experience. You could see the staff were trying their best, but were stretched too thin between bar and tables.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 11, 2019

Our apologies for your less than favorable experience. Thank you for your comments and feedback. We hope we can make this up to you and I invite you to contact me at 713-228-9502. Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The noise level was horrible. I dearly love this place, and this was my first visit since the reopening. We were there for pre-theater dinner, arriving at 5:30. Three people, $300 later, and my eardrums were pounded. I felt like I was at a Rockets playoff game, the noise was so intense. What should have been an exceptional experience was a colossal disaster. So disappointed.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 11, 2019

The restaurant becomes full and lively, especially before and after a show. We are working to address the noise issue with better sound proofing. Feel free to contact me at 713-228-9502 and we can further discuss your experience. -Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director

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OT
Houston
198 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service !
Great Food !

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 10, 2019

We appreciate the review!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very nice dining experience. We always enjoy a dinner at the Lancaster when celebrating a special occasion.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

It was a pleasure to serve you!

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k
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were there for brunch on a Sunday and not offered the brunch menu. The lunch menu is limited, it was OK but not great. Our server did not come back by the table after delivering our food for almost an hour to check on us. The Bloody Mary was outstanding

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Hello Kristy - Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B and thank you for your comments and feedback. Unfortunately we do not have a brunch menu. After 11am we will offer our lunch menu and we will also offer our breakfast at that time. Our sincerest apologies for the lack of service from your waiter. We will address this and hope to make it up to you. -Allan Levine, Food and Beverage Director

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Everything about this restaurant was mediocre. Years ago, this was a nice place for dinner before the theatre. It was a big disappointment, especially at that price point. In a city filled with excellent restaurants, this one feels lazy and uninspired.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

We regret to hear about your less than satisfactory experience and we would certainly like to address this. Can you provide us with more details regarding your experience? -Allan Levine, Food and Beverage Director

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SD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation & birthday

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B!

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EH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in downtown Houston. Convenient for pre or post show dinner.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 10, 2019

Yes, we are conveniently located in the heart of Houston's theater district. We appreciate the 5 star review.

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H
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, great food, very convenient when going to Alley Theater, Jones Hall, or Hobby Center.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

We apologize for the mix up and we will be sure to honor your request moving forward. Thank you for your loyalty. It is always a pleasure to serve you. -Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director

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OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good was excellent, service too slow to get our meal,
It was s good evening

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for your comments and feedback. We appreciate the 4 star review.

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j
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our twentieth anniversary dinner at Cultivated F+B. It was where we got engaged and therefore already a special place. Keep in mind this is a small restaurant in a small (super nice) hotel. The food and service was top shelf. The waitstaff is attentive but not overbearing and you are close (walking distance) to the theater district.

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OT
Houston
198 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service!!

Great Food !!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 6, 2019

Many thanks!

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GP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Too loud so don’t plan on trying to talk while you

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 6, 2019

Hello - Thank for the 4 star review and for the feedback. Our restaurant is lively with the pre-theater crowd and many of our patrons love the vibe. We recommend dining with us after the theater crowd has cleared, usually after 7:30pm. Thank you for choosing Cultivated F+B. - Allan Levine, Food & Beverage Director

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OT
Houston
198 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service !!
Great Food !!

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review.

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JK
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Get ready for a delicious meal. We had excellent service and the food was fabulous (try the deviled egg appetizer) and the renovated restaurant is simply beautiful. The bill for one appetizer, one salad, two entrées, and sparkling water was about $130 - a bit pricey. Nonetheless a very enjoyable evening. The restaurant gets pretty boisterous after the theater lets out.

Cultivated F+B – The Lancaster Hotel
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thanks for sharing your experience with the online community. Yes, our restaurant is lively with the pre/post theater crowd and many of our patrons love this vibe. Thanks for the 5 star review. We hope to serve you again soon. -Allan Levine, Food and Beverage Director

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