Lucienne - Hotel Alessandra

4.8
147 reviews
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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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Houston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hosted small birthday dinner party for my wife there. Just girlfriends. Prominent lawyers and physicians. I live in Houston. Houston is a food town. The food served was the best hotel kitchen food we've ever eaten. As good as any high-end dining venue in Houston, Texas.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I am not sure if there is new management, but the food has changed. The lobster roll was heavy on the mayo and light on the lobster. The risotto was okay. Overall, it was an okay meal. I have been going to this restaurant for downtown business lunches.

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MM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing Staff And Food! Pulpo, Crudo and Wine prices are the standouts!

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GH
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here on a quiet evening, just before a national holiday. We got outstanding service and the food was excellent. The dining area is elegant, relatively quiet, which leads to easy conversation with your dining companions. Thankfully, there are restaurants like Lucienne, to allow a civilized dining experience.

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E
Houston
167 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent service, we all had the tasting menu. It was do good, tasting menu serving size was plenty. We enjoyed all the dishes. The service was excellent, Alvaro was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. It was a nice surprise to us, they gave us champagne to toast our friends wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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ST
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

That staff is very accommodating and the food is excellent. Not too pricey for the area. Everything is exactly what you’d expect from a high end, high class restaurant.

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LI
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 5 course menu is absolutely fantastic. Expect smaller portions than your normal restaurant (this is all about the experience - if you favor quantiy over quality this may not be a good fit). Had the frogs legs, foie gras, octopus, pheasant and chocolate moelleux. Service was impeccable. Presentation of each plate was attentive. My server went out of his way to get me the wines I preferred for pairing. While the restaurant is located on second floor of hotel Alessandra., this not your typical hotel restaurant. Ambiance was very quiet with only a few tables with other business travelers ( I was here on a Wednesday). The seating is comfortable and has a formal area (modern setting) as well as a more casual area including high chairs and bar stools, with full view to the kitchen through the glass panes. Price range is on the higher end ($75 for menu, $120 for menu and wine pairings). Expect to pay $100 a person.

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R
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent service and food. The decor is stunning

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be back! Lovely restaurant in a charming hotel.

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P
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

4th sampler course was a joke. I’ve never seen a main course portion so small.

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s
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated anniversary here. Service was outstanding. Had the 5-course tasting menu and everything was delicious! Nice gem of a restaurant.

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M
Houston
103 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. The scallops, steak, and short ribs were all well-prepared, well-presented and delicious.

The ambiance was also great. Will come back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were very pleased with the food. All courses were delicious! The drinks were also just right. This was our first time here. Will definitely return!

The ambience could be a bit better, perhaps some light music in background to minimize speaking noises? From tables adjacent.

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H
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing hotel! Ambiance of Lucienne is very nice! Service was first class!

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DW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the space, quaint and elegant. Amazing service and great food pairings.

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BD
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, fabulous food and service. We did the six course wine pairing. Had to take some food home because it was too much! But really wonderful. Quiet atmosphere, perfect for conversation.

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FG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, presentation, flavor, great service and atmosphere

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K
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our 23rd Anniversary and we had the whole dining area to ourselves! It was nice and calm and quiet where we can talk and have to yell at each other to hear. The service was great, the 6 course meal was fantastic!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations. The 4 course meal is ample and terrific value.

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OT
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing culinary experience backed by superb service. This restaurant and the hotel attached to it are a no-miss if you are ever in Downtown Houston. Best place close to the Toyota Center. Enjoy!!

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ES
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. I was really surprised that it was not busy. We had a lovely time talking and enjoying each other’s company while the different courses were prepared and brought to our table. We will definitely be back.

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JM
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It’s a great business lunch location. The food is fabulous. I just wish the service was as good as everything else. When they aren’t even crowded you can’t find your waiter.

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k
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious food. We did the 4 course tasting menu and every course was superb. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

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GP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Foood is ok. It is pricey

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A
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was not adequate for price of food/quality of food. Wine was never refilled, table never cleaned between courses. At one point my date asked for his plate to be taken away and waiter, with empty hands, replied “I’ll get it in a bit.” Service was severely lacking in attention. As well courses were never explained when served. We were not provided a tasting of the bottle we bought; glasses were served full pour. When asking about individual course sizes, all that was said “it’s a usual 4th course size,” which is not at all helpful. There was a major lack of knowledge of menu. Usually not something I pay attention to, but when you’re paying $300 for two people, then the expectations of quality service are high. Sadly we will not be going back.

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PS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are lots of nice looking restaurants in Houston but the food is not always up to par. Ambiance & the food at Lucienne are exceptional! Loved that the service was friendly so even though you are in an upscale restaurant it doesn't feel stuffy. I am vegetarian but everything I ate here was simply delicious. This is one talented chef! Looking forward to going back there again.

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ML
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

May need to put more staff especially on special occasions

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JD
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the chef's food and wine pairing!!!

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VT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

This place aims high but falls short of its aim. I ordered duck - staple of french cuisine, and it was under-cooked and just awful. I would not recommend it

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JM
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It's such a beautiful place. I just never understand why when you are the only table in the restaurant at 12:30pm that you can't get great service. Noone else but our 3 person table and we still had to signal to the waiter to get anything. I will certainly go back because I love the food but don't expect great service. Maybe they needed to be busier.

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J
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue—- excellent food choices

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PB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My food was delicious! I had the mushroom soup, pasta and apple tart, it was fabulous.

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JM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner. Service was fantastic. Can not say enough about how good the food was.

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DE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not have been better!!! The food and service were top notch. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and timely. Overall, a fantastic dining experience!!!

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SH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, attentive staff, amazing food. All around perfect experience.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and excellent service! Lovely, serene decor. Will definitely return!

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

The food wasn't good at all. I had the Waffle & fried chicken sandwich. My fries were lukewarm and I wasn't particularly crazy about the fact the chicken were chicken tenders rather than just a boneless chicken breast. My girlfriend had a hamburger and I could tell by the look on her face she wasn't impressed. Her fries were lukewarm as well. And when we ordered we were the only ones in the restaurant. I wouldn't return to eat here again.

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K
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is a bit eclectic. The menu is interesting and some creative combinations of foods and flavors.

The service was very good

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D
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We had New Years Day brunch.

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HN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The new year menu was nothing compared to the pre-fix menu that they had . We went with loads of hopes because we had loved their pre fix menu before, only to be disappointed..

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