Lucille's

4.5
1762 reviews
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Comfort Food
Ben and Chris Williams are endeavoring to continue their Great-Grandmother's legacy and carry it forward by sharing their love of family and food with the great city of Houston, Texas.

As culinary art curators of a cozy, welcoming environment paired with progressive, unpretentious food the Williams brothers offer Lucille's to the Museum District. They deliver the culinary art history of Southern cooking, and progress our palettes with infusions of European gourmet techniques.
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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good was great, drinks were decent. Our waiter, Frank, was awesome. Attentive and provided helpful commentary regarding menu items.

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KC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From the music to the food, Lucille's exceeded my expectations. Jazz music really set the upbeat swinging tone for my group brunch-- great group. The mimosas were great and I loved the size and offerings on the menu! So original and exquisite. Looking forward to coming here again.

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TG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amaze balls!!! Service a little slow to start. But super friendly and helpful!! Extremely noisy!! But it was a Saturday Jazz brunch!!!

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I visited this restaurant for the first time to support Black-Owned Businesses. I heard nothing but good things about the restaurant in general. Upon leaving I found out that my car was damaged in a parking lot that they endorse this lot for their customers to park in. Someone broke both of my windows in my Luxury car that has cost me $2034 to repairs. In my professional opinion endorsing a parking lot that you are aware that is not being maintained properly shows negligence on the part of both parties.
Dine there at your own risk! Risk of having to pay for more than just a meal but possibly repairs as well.

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PS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We took our friends to Lucille's and had a wonderful lunch to discuss our travels.

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CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and a good place to go to listen to live music. It’s worth trying again to try more dishes.

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for the first time on Father’s Day 2019..The food came out extremely quick. I understand limiting time slots but I think an hour was not enough time to savor the food. A 2 hour minimum would have been better. We ordered and the food was on our table in 5 min.. wasn’t enough time to enjoy the experience..

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DT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch. The food was nicely prepared; loved the music!

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L
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had heard so many good things about this Restaurant decided to go for Father’s Day brunch. I had made the reservation a month in advance. While walking to our table by the restroom the hostess informed us that we had one hour eat! Wow. I have been to many finer restaurants for Valentines, Mothers Day, etc. I have never ever been on a time clock. I can under if we didn’t have a reservation but that was not the case. Food was good not over the top. Music was too loud couldn’t even hear our conversations. Will not return.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, food was served quickly. We enjoyed the food, although the grits in the shrimp and grits could use more flavor.

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MW
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucille’s was delightful. Easy, mostly shady was from Hotel ZaZa. Warmly greeted, friendly service. Wonderful food and enjoyable wine selection. The whole crowd appeared quite comfortable and conversational. Look forward to taking friends next time.

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AF
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucille's is one of our favorite places to dine. Food,drinks, service and atmosphere have always been great!

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MT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Lucille’s! Everything was perfect. Couldn’t be better. Try that pie! <3

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FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately a large party meant that we were largely ignored but the food is delicious and everyone was nice.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had late lunch with friends at Lucille's recently; drinks, chili biscuits, entrees, and service exceptional!!!!! Fried chicken best ever, oyster BLT and fried oysters exceptional. Portion size very adequate. A gem in museum district

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SP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I grew up in the South and Lucille's food brought back some fine eatin' memories. While the chef's take is a bit different, a bit more sophisticated, the basics of each dish held true to tradition. The greens were the best I've ever eaten and the pork 'n beans entree had me swooning! My husband ordered the fried red snapper with maque choux and raved about it. We sat next to a couple who ordered the yardbird and they told us the mac and cheese on the side was "beyond description." Our server was well-versed on the wine list and the menu and there was a real rhythm to her service which meant we never waited for food or drinks to drop. This was our first visit but will definitely not be our last. Can't wait to take out-of-town guests to Lucille's!

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FAST SERVICE,INCREDIBLE FOOD,FREE PARKING, A WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE AND STAFF IS WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE AT LUCILLE'S. 5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!! WILL BE COMING BACK 2X A MONTH!!!

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

This was my first time at Lucille’s and I was not disappointed. Amazing food, excellent service and a great atmosphere. I will definitely be back!

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

Food is just fabulous. Every single bite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot for a brunch! Amazing food as well! Definitely will be attending again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch with my girlfriend, great Jazz and even better Food... recommendations are a must.. people were waiting 45 minutes. But it was totally worth a 45 minute wait.

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o
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and music

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n
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch For The Stomach & Soul!!! The ambience was amazing!!!! The band was a crowd pleaser!!! Food was definitely a winner with me! Can’t wait to spend many more Funday Sunday’s at Lucille’s!!!

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JA
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tell people ... Lucille's is "Soul food ... recreated by a 3 Star Michelin chef". I LOVE this place. As I say, "If I'm in Houston ... I'm at Lucille's.

Sunday jazz brunch is killer!!!!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the restaurant is quaint and charming, the service was fabulous!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall it was a good experience. It could’ve been cooler in the back room where the heat from the kitchen and the patio combined to make things pretty warm. But at least back there we were a bit out of earshot of the way too loud jazz band playing just as we walked in for Saturday brunch. Neither the hostesses nor my friends and I could hear each other speak (scream) to one another over the band. Their music was great, it was just too large a band and too loud for so intimate a venue. We thoroughly enjoyed the bellinis and the food was good. I would absolutely go again...maybe an hour or so before closing when it’s not so crowded, busy and loud.

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JA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Always attentive staff.
The scallop appetizer had incredible flavor and texture. And despite wanting to order something else every time I go, I had the shrimp and grits again, which never disappoints.

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SG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only disappointment was that the same menu on the weekend wasn’t available - expected to get croissants eggs chicken and waffles etc...

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C
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I've been to Lucille's before and have not had an issue with the food. I ate the Fried Chicken plate and within an hour of eating became violently ill - which persisted throughout the evening and into this morning. Please check that the chicken is cooked properly.

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

Excellent food and ambience--quiet with tables engaged with their dinner mates. The waiter needed to be a little more learned about the food and offerings. But, he served us well and allowed us to linger.

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NN
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a busy Sunday afternoon for brunch. Thankful I had reservations as I was seated right away. The service was awesome. The food was scrumptious. I will definitely be back.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was great. The ambiance was nice & most importantly the food was delicious

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal at Lucille’s. Wait staff is always excellent and the food is perfect!

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T
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don’t miss the fried green tomatoes!! You’ll get 5 very large slices...enough to share, but you won’t want to. :-). We were sitting directly under a speaker (music) and we couldn’t hear each other. When we brought that to the attention of our server, he immediately arranged for it to be turned off completely. Perfect solution, and the 3 of us had a marvelous lunch.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance of Lucilles.
The staff was great and attentive and that's a big plus

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TS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Somewhat overpriced for potions and quality. Our server was attentive without being intrusive.

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BH
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My sister in laws and I came here for our Mother’s Day brunch. And everything was great, the service, the food, live music and even our waitress. The carafes, we had Phyllis it was very nice. As part of the Mother’s Day holiday. I ordered the fish and grits. The BOMB is all I can say it was perfect and I couldn’t not get the Mac n cheese. We are glad that we did. We will definitely me back.

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G
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good regional food. Service is excellent. Value is comparable to others in area with same theme. Problem is that noise level is too high to make conversation enjoyable. This will factor into our decision to return or not.

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed everything from the minute I walked in to the minute that I left from the pictures on the wall to the food that we ate the whole experience was wonderful I had the smothered duck my mother had the steak and my father had the yard bird all of it was very delicious very well prepared the food came out quickly my server Tanisha was very attentive our drinks stay field and OMG that bread pudding was literally to die for I will definitely be back.

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CJ
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately we were seated next to a table of 4 girls who apparently thought the restaurant was empty. Extremely loud.
Food was very good. Hopefully if we return, we have a better ambiance experience.

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