Lucille's

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$31 to $50
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Sunday Lunch
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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RA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptional service from Jamie! Portions are satisfying. Great relaxed and rustic ambiance. Could offer more food options but overall great experience. Will be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great... loved the band

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation experience

LS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The short menu had a nice variety but all of it was a bit fancy for me. The other 3 people in my party greatly enjoyed their meals. We had the oxtail, the Gulf fish, the pork & beans, and the yardbird. The collard greens were fantastic.

AA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Lucille's for brunch with a reservation starting at 1:00 PM on a Sunday. They were very busy and I didn't get a table until ~1:20, but the wait was absolutely worth it. Every plate of food was delicious (I went with the traditional eggs Benedict with mac & cheese, my fellow brunchies had the chicken and waffles) and the mimosas were outstanding (a bit spendy at $27 per carafe but the quality of the orange juice and champs was worth it, you can get them for less elsewhere but at a commensurately lower quality level). Parking options were acceptable for the Museum district.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch was spectacular. Ambiance was great.

FG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I tried this restaurant for the first time to celebrate my birthday with my sister and a close friend. We had reservations but still had to wait awhile because of what seemed to be over booking. The food was good but the chicken wings with waffles were very greasy. Overall, the food was seasoned well and the portions were good. I was impressed with our waiter who didn’t write any of our order but got everything correct although it was quite a few selections. We definitely plan to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was my Birthday. We had to wait awhijecor our table though we had reservations.. They served me bread pudding for my birthday. The food was good.

NR
Austin
42 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful creative food. Had chicken and waffles and braised oxtail omelet for brunch. Both were fabulous. Great server. Will definitely try dinner next time we are in Houston.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great updated Southern/soul food

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time! Great place! Fab environment! Love it!

SB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there it was really nice. Calming ambiance, waitress very pleasant, food delicious.

TC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for brunch with my sisters and it was a wonderful experience. The ambiance, customer service and great food! Would definitely recommend.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

70th birthday for very dear friend. The service is always excellent. The fried green tomatoes are excellent, as well as the rolls.

TC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing. The food was superb! I ordered the hot rolls with chili (recommended by the waitress) it was delicious. We also ordered the Ruby Rose’ carafe, oxtail omelette, collard greens, and truffle Mac and cheese. Let’s just say it was some of the best comfort food I’ve had in my life. I took a 3 hour nap after brunch!

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Alright alright

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We will go back!

t
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Great service!

LK
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great I had a great time

PR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food4service4ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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