Lucienne - Hotel Alessandra

4.6
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$30 and under
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European
Situated on the second floor of Hotel Alessandra, Houston's upscale Mediterranean restaurant serving Continental European Cuisine. Executive Chef Jose Hernandez delights your senses with his French technique and one-of-a-kind spin crafted from 20 years of experience around the world.
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L
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual.

RF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and location. Service was great and the staff helpful and attentive.

DT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and an enjoyable experience with wonderful service.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like wow! Amazing experience and great foooood!

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this cuisine is what is meant by inspired. Fabulous flavors, creativity, and presentation. The staff is attentive without being intrusive. A gem of a restaurant.

MC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but the portions are small and underwhelming. Especially the Cobb salad. I enjoyed the lobster roll but it wasn't very filling.

The service was slow and we had to ask for our glasses to be refilled twice (water and iced tea).

L
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great as usual.

NP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious!!!

I would have like to have had a choice of other brunch options (regular brunch menu) but it was still delicious!

TL
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is purely a hotel restaurant and their “excellent” online reviews are very misleading

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner was great. Nice ambience- didn’t feel like a “typical” hotel restaurant.

OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress was amazing as the food Maria was great ! Presentation and the food was amazing

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant; the staff is very well trained. Best i have seen

f
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always. We love going here because they never let us down. The service, food, drinks, dessert, coffee were all great, even the valet people were polite and friendly.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was divine, the scallops were fantastic and the lobster cappuccino was one of a kind. The staff was amazing and very attentive. Loved the experience of the five course menu. Will definitely return.

BB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was bland... waiter wasn’t helpful... cauliflower soup was incredible, everything else was

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wide variety of choices. Excellent location for business lunches.

l
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so fantastic. Zero complaints! Waiter amazing. Amazing food. The lobster. Scallops. Truffles risotto. Steak. All delicious. Will keep coming back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The waitstaff were extremely attentive. We did the 5 course tasting menu and it was really average and nothing special as far as flavor. Pretty disappointing for this price point.

BN
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch on Saturday at Lucienne before going to a show at the Hobby Center. The menu is fantastic, it was difficult to decide which things to order because everything sounded great. We shared the lobster bisque, the truffled grilled cheese and the pumpkin pancakes. Loved them all. The interior design is beautiful and service was very friendly. Definitely recommend.

BD
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I eat brunch here almost every Sunday. The eggs Benedict are the best in the city, and the French toast is heavenly.

B
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

A group of 4 friends and I went to brunch at Lucienne prior to musical theater. I had read some very good reviews on Open Table. We were very disappointed. It was basically empty, except for a group of about 18 guests arriving and a table for 1. We were seated at a table for 8 rather than 2 smaller tables put together. In order to chat, we had to arrange ourselves on one end of the long table. No one came to give us a cocktail menu. We had to ask for someone to come over to take our order. I had Eggs Benedict with crab cakes. the crab cakes were heavily fried with a tough outer crust. My friend did not like her lobster panini. My other friend did not care for her raclette. One friend enjoyed her crepe. Again, after waiting for awhile for someone to come to the table and ask about dessert or whether we wanted the check, we had to ask the hostess to ask someone to come over. (I had put it in our Open Table reservation that we were on a schedule and had tickets to the theater.) We received our checks and the manager brought over complimentary champagne for our inconveniences. It was hard to understand why the service was so bad. The restaurant was empty except for the table for 18, the table for 1 and our table of 5. I think there was just one waiter. With as many great restaurants that Houston has now, we will not be back.

LT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here three weeks ago and my wife loved it so much that she requested to come back for her birthday dinner. We came back and liked it even more. We will definitely return.

BD
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I come here almost every Sunday for the eggs Benedict. I honestly believe that they make THE best eggs Benedict that I have ever had -- including in Paris. We always finish the meal with the French toast which is the most delicious EVER. We love this place. The food is consistently delicious and fresh. The service is always so friendly and helpful.

LT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away. We had almost three hours to kill between an afternoon play at the Alley and an evening symphony at Jones Hall so we looked for a new to us restaurant to try. The menu looked nice so we made a booking.

We went for the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. I took advantage of their offer to get two items from one section and one item from each of three other sections rather than one from each of the 5 sections.

Our taste buds exploded from the first byte.

We can’t wait to come back - so much so that my wife wants me to cancel her birthday reservation elsewhere and come back. We will return in three weeks!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucienne provided the perfect setting and meal for the celebration of the first anniversary of meeting my girlfriend. The interior design was retro chic, the service was classy, and the five course meal was the perfect amount of food. I would suggest you don’t drink before coming if you plan to have the wine pairings with dinner. Although we had an amazing time, we did struggle to keep up with the wines.

JM
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I really want to love this place and have been here for business lunches multiple times but the service after the meal arrives is non existent. Every time I have to find a waiter even on the floor to help. You can only see the chef in the back. It doesn’t matter how busy they are - after service they disappear. The food is outstanding. Atmosphere lovely. If crowded it can get noisy. Just not sure I want another business lunch there.

DA
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavors were outstanding. Go with the five course tasting menu to get the best experience. Francisco did an excellent job guiding us thru the options and making perfect wine pairings.

DB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant out of the five that we went to on Houston Weeks Menu. The service and food were excellent. You had the managers helping the waiters. That shows how they care about first class service. We have eaten at Michelin Star Restaurants. The Michelin Guide does not come down south to rate, But Lucienne in my book, would rate as a Michelin 3-Star Restaurant. Not to forget to mention; The valet was also top notch. After tipping the valet, my car was parked in the street. My wife had to go back in to use the restroom. When she came back out, the car valet came to the street and opened the car door for her; what great first class service. Thank you, Ladies and Gentleman. We will definitely be returning to your Five Star Hotel.

d
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the HRW menu. Food and service were absolutely outstanding. Bonus: reasonably priced bottles of wine. Definitely recommend.

h
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the room is nice. A great spot.

AS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful brunch. Filling but not heavy. Service was prompt and pleasant. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was perfect for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Looking forward to our next visit!

CC
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! LOVE this place! Food, service, ambiance - it has it all!

WU
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beautiful hotel lobby to the elegant Bardot lounge for before dinner drinks with downtown views then Lucienne's wonderful menu, great food, excellent service and attention to detail. Will be back downtown to explore more on menu. Thank you.

OT
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for HRW. Excellent place for a special occasion. Excellent service and perfectly executed dishes. No complaints

b
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and display! Service was excellent and I recommend the tuna as appetizer and pheasant or beef as entree. Definitely do chocolate mousse for dessert!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

5 course meal.... Took forever in between courses... Food was not great... Pasta undercooked... Lamb was inedible... Way overpriced

EW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I was disappointed by my visit to Lucienne.

Our waiter brought us only the 5-course tasting menu. It took some prodding of the waiter before he revealed that there was also an a la dinner carte menu AND a restaurant weeks menu. The waiter rolled his eyes when I asked him for the other two menus. He eventually brought the a la carte menu but never brought the restaurant weeks menu. The tasting menu was literally the exact same as the a la carte menu, just arranged into course categories. No one in our party had any doubt that the restaurant was betting on us believing there was only the one menu and committing to a long, heavy dinner that we weren't even in the mood for.

Both fish entrees served to our party were tasted and smelled fishy, as if it was not particularly fresh.

The waitstaff stuck us with Acqua Panna as the "still" water, without even offering tap water. They then switched the bottle out three times before we could catch a waiter to tell them we wanted tap the next time the bottle was empty.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Their servers were very attentive and check on you often. The food was also very good.

P
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good hotel restaurant. Interesting dishes and modern takes on old classics. Worth a try.