Lucille's

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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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TC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish fry and shrimp & grits are exceptional. Our server, Joshua, was very attentive and continuously checked on us. The bread pudding completed a great dinner experience for my wife and I. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met some friends for brunch. Our server was amazing, he was on top of our good and drinks. Since my guests were first timers they brought out the chili cheese biscuits. They were ok. We also had the fried green tomatoes, which were FIRE!!!! Food was great and my out of town friends were pleased.
If you park across the street and pay $5 make sure to tear off the bottom park so they can validate your parking. I didn’t notice but my friends did and were able to get their $5 back.

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Portion size for the price paid did not seem consistent especially with our appetizer. Not a deal breaker though

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

Alright alright

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Was a little upset they were out of the Duck & Macaroni at 8:45pm on a Saturday. The food was cooked well but the portions were small however the waitress was nice enough to take care of the drinks for our inconvenience.

CJ
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Lucille’s has done it again! The service was excellent, the make a heck of an old fashioned and then food was just off the charts. It’s no wonder this is one of my favorite places to dine.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited one of my dear friends because she had never been to Lucille’s. We were able to put in our order quickly and chatted while waiting for our food. We split the mimosa carafe, chili biscuits, and the baked Mac and cheese. I ordered the oxtail omelet and she had the chicken fried steak. We loved every bite and sip! My friend enjoyed her experience at Lucille’s and I’m so glad! I love sharing my favorite food places with my friends and Lucille’s is no exception!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I made a reservation for 4 on this app. Upon arriving at Lucille’s we were told they could not seat us until the rest of our party arrived even though we had a reservation. My husband pointed out an empty table for 4 to me and said that’s where will be sitting when the other 2 in our party arrive. We were told we could wait at the bar although there was nowhere to sit at the bar. We patiently waited near the host stand. Fortunately, our friends arrived about 8 minutes later. As we were being shown to our table (the same one my husband pointed out) the hostess told us they have a 1 hour time limit per table at Sunday brunch. This put us in a bad mood and a damper on the whole dining experience. We felt we were being rushed. The food was wonderful and our waitress was on top of things. If we had not been rushed, I’m sure we would have spent another $150.00 on cocktails after we ate while we visited with our friends, but we were rushed out and the whole experience was spoiled.

C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I've wanted to try the restaurant for a long time and decided to take my sister for her birthday. We were seat quickly but it was very hot in our section. Our cocktails weren't very good. Our entrees were alright, the best thing was the cornbread.

SV
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit; we'll be back and we'll be telling friends!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We will go back!

t
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lucille's is fun for brunch. Usually packed so make sure you have a reservation . Everything is wonderful. Fried chicken is a must. Fried green tomatoes sublime. Chicken fried steak was perfectly crunchy with delicious gravy and sides.The croissant French toast is not to be missed. Fun music and a lively crowd make for a fun time.
Definitely will return.

CS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the hip vibe and the quirky take on Southern cuisine.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I very rarely leave a review, but I felt compelled to brag about the experience my girlfriend and I had at Lucille’s. We went for Sunday brunch at around 11:00AM. We had a reservation and were very promptly seated. The menu was small, but with good variety and all the items you could want for Sunday Brunch.. all with a Southern twist. We had the Southern Benedict and the Croissant French toast, and both were Outstanding. We also had a couple of beverages, the French 75 and a peach Bellini. Those were also really Great. The service was excellent and our food and drinks came out in a third of the time you’d expect for a busy brunch crowd. I can’t recall our waitress’ name, but she was very friendly and did an excellent job waiting on us as she was always nearby but never intrusive. The price was a little on the high side, but more than worth it in my opinion. The only negative, if you can call it that, is that the jazz band was a little loud for our table since we were seated nearby. It made conversation a little difficult.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first time here, and I keep coming back and bring friends to try it out for their first time. Reliably delicious and service is great.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! Great service!

LK
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Place is hopping, loud and fun

L
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very flavorful and delicious. I got the chicken and waffles, both are literally a must try. The band was amazing as well.

LD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Sunday brunch. There was a full house and yet the service was excellent.

L
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lucille's is a great museum district go-to spot for creative southern comfort food. You can't go wrong with the Yardbird, a consistently perfectly fried chicken entrée. My only complaint this time was the scanty pour of the wine I selected ($13 glass), when I saw the bartender being much more generous with those sitting at the bar. It is a bit on the pricey side for the portions, but the flavor is worth it.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great I had a great time

PR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good but should have been hotter. Our waiter was awesome (i wish i could remember his name). The music was nice (we were there during Saturday brunch but made it hard to hear each other).

D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends for brunch. We started off with the Bellini Mimosas ... very tasty
Had the Fried Green Tomatoes without the goat cheese. Excellent.
Had the Lobster Benedict .. Excellent.
Great place ... love the food ... love the jazz music ... love the crowd.
My favorite go to place before trips to the museum.

D
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Horrible. Too noisy to converse. We could hear at least 3 conversations at the same time. Because of the noise level we will never return. The food was too costly for the level of noise we had to endure. We could even hear it outside as we were leaving. I do not understand how any restaurant can tolerate such as noise level that patrons cannot converse.

SP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, good food, good service. A little pricey.

BP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was tasteless. The signature rolls had no flavor. Must have forgotten the salt. Cornbread crumbly. Fried fish crust so hard had to peel off. Drinks were good

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything tasted the same and had a chili powder flavor

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was excellent, but not worth the atmosphere. We had reservations. They have a “the whole party must be here” policy, but they offer no space to wait, let alone sit. It was very noisy, impossible to have a coherent conversation. To top it off, they enforce a 90 minute limit per table. We won’t be back.

MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was phenomenal! I will tell anyone to go and dine there!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food! I wasn’t crazy about the cocktails. The Mac and Cheese and Shrimp and Grits are the best we’ve ever had. My husband liked the Pork -n- Beans, it wasn’t my favorite. We are looking forward to going back and trying more dishes. Wish they had more of a dessert selection, but overall, excellent.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food had great flavors, and the serving sizes were great. I shared small plates with a friend. The owner’s dad happened to sit next to us and sent over a catfish and grits plate. Very yummy. Love the blended flavors. I gave three stars for service because at first our waitress had an attitude. She didn’t remain salty, but I am not sure if it was due to Mr. Williams sitting next to us. We got there 5-7 minutes beforehand and asked where could we sit. She had said the restaurant is technically not open and to just sit at the bar (but no room). So, I look over and the host is sitting people as they walk in and it’s not technically 4pm yet. So we just sat at the bar once it cleared out no big deal. But somewhere in between there the ‘tude came. But I’m glad it didn’t remain. I still tipped and kept it moving. Nothing that would spoil a good meal. I’ll be back with other friends. I try to support.

KP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazing, this was my first time at Lucille’s so I was hesitant about the menu options but we literally had some of everything and everything was exceptional.

IM
Houston
82 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern cooking with a creative twist. We tried Lucille's for HRW. We had been intimidated by the Museum District location (Where will we park??) but for no reason. Lucille's is catty-corner from the Children's Museum and has a pay lot right in front. They reimburse the $5 parking fee directly from your bill. No problem!
The renovated cottage provides a comfortable ambiance. We sat near the kitchen and observed dozens of orders of chicken and waffles being delivered to tables. We shared the famous chili biscuits - tiny bites of filled biscuit topped with cheese. These were nice but not something I would order again. My friend had the HRW menu - spicy butternut squash, plus fluffy smooth shrimp and grits that surpassed every version he'd ever had before. My other friend sang the praises of the soup of the day - a lighter than air butternut squash bisque. I had the crispy classic fried green tomatoes, topped with dollops of goat cheese, served over a drizzle of spicy aioli. A dash of Lucille's hot sauce perfected this dish. The truffled brussels sprouts with sunny egg is a hearty side that rounded out the meal. There were many other things on the menu we wanted to try. The bar looked very nice and inviting. We will return again for dinner next time.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Parking is a nightmare. The manager and hostess were not on the same page about where to park. Neither one went out of their way to be helpful.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Jimmy the waiter was excellent until he was required to do double duty as waiter and bar tender. Seemed odd since the manager on duty could have helped serving customers more than he appeared to be. After 20 minutes or so we finally got the manager’s attention to get the bill.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!!!

K
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I have to say the food here was very good. The menu was pretty much southern comfort extremely well prepared. We had catfish and grits as well as shrimp and grits and both were tasty and fresh. The lemon pie is excellent as well as the bread pudding. Getting hungry just writing this. I may have to go back.

KW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is awesome, jazz brunch, and drinks were nice compliments. Highly recommend this place.

JL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and the service is friendly. They also have good, live music.

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