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About Lucille's

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.

5512 La Branch Street
Houston, TX 77004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Global, International, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Hours Of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: Lunch - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday Dinner: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 568-2505

Website:
http://www.lucilleshouston.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the lot directly across the street.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Williams

Private Party Facilities:
Lucille’s offers many options to satisfy your special event. Our facilities and location allow us to accommodate any event size. For more information and to discuss how we can make your event a time to remember please give us a call or send a message.

Private Party Contact:
our Private Dining Coordinator, Chakii Birdwell: (855) 400-5341

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Special Events & Promotions:
Please indicate if you would like the Restaurant Weeks menu or regular menu.

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Lucille's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (43)
Great for Brunch (41)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Creative Cuisine (30)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Good for a Date (30)
Casual (29)
Special Occasion (26)
Fun (24)
Cozy (23)
Authentic (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Live Music (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
People Watching (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This is a great new find. The atmosphere is delightful. The food is unique and delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Great southern food with a modern twist in a fun setting. The Brussels sprouts with a sunny egg on top are the best sprouts I’ve ever had. They are so delectable I thought they were cooked in bacon fat, but the delightful owner/chef Chris said he uses healthy canola oil.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great Atmosphere!!! Food Is DELISH.... Band Is Awesome

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quick Bite
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Didn’t get sitting until about 1:10 for a 12:30 reservation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed the live music atmosphere more than the food. Fried green tomatoes were delicious. French toast with fried chicken was tasty and crab cake benedict was interesting. Seating is very close to the bar so not ideal for an intimate date night. Adult only menu, however staff will adjust for your little ones.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service and experience!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was very delicious. The oxtails with grits was a unique dish and went well together. Reservations are highly recommended.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our 4th dinner at Lucille's and we try different things each time. We are always pleased with the innovative cooking combinations and flavors. This time was great as expected.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lucille's really felt like a great little corner of excitement, and open to all different types of dress, occasions, and personalities. Such a fun place to eat delicious food, which was rich and flavorful without feeling too heavy or decadent. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lucille’s never disappoints; food is superb. Great place to brunch for family and friends. The croissant French toast and wings are a game changer.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excelente lugar con una gran variedad de platillos que se ven cocinados con amor y experiencia, sabores únicos, presentación extraordinaria y la amabilidad de los meseros lo hace muy superior.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a treat! I've been here for date night, pre-theatre dining, lunch with colleagues and brunch with girlfriends. It's been on our rotation for years now!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Tapas, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We get her as often as we can but that's only three to six times a year. The owner is very friendly and professional as is the waitstaff.
Food is unique and tasty.
We were so glad to see the Pork and Beans back on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

MY FIRST TIME AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS AWESOME! THE LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO WAS AN ADDED BONUS....GREAT FOOD...GREAT STAFF....GREAT SERVICE...I WILL BE BACK!

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, People Watching, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great atmosphere, great band, staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Also, the food is extremely delicious.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is my second time visiting this establishment and they have still managed to leave a great taste in my mouth. This place is amazing.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful food and cocktails, and fun atmosphere!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lucille’s combines an attractive space with a very friendly staff and excellent Southern fare. Beginning with their out of this world dinner rolls, which are an appetizer unto themselves, the Fried Green Tomatoes, and Shrimp and Grits all with added and updated takes on these Southern classics, my meal and several others I’ve had have all been wonderful. The entire team makes you feel welcome and comfortable. No matter the occasion Lucille’s is a no-fail excellent choice.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our first visit and for the most part it was great. There was an issue with the fried green tomatoes actually being fried Ted tomatoes but the Mgr resolved by removing item from our bill. Our server was awesome. The food was prepared quickly and served while still hot. The other issue involved being seated where people constantly passed to go the the restrooms - with narrow space for them to walk. I think that customers with reservations should have better seating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good atmosphere. Small but cozy. It was Sunday and there was a live band so it got a bit noisy but not unbearable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I recently read reviews on this gem and decided for my 40th birthday why not try it. It was worth going to it. I loved the view the ambiance the attention to detail and the service from our server Gary. It was an awesome time and was a very unique place. We will definitely be going back again.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent southern cuisine, nice space and very friendly service.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went to celebrate my mother's birthday. There seemed to be live music playing as we walked up, but it wasn't inside and we never found the source (as different music was playing on the speakers inside). The portions were huge, and the flavor was great! definitely a cool place for a southern brunch, lunch or anything in between (the brunch cocktails were tasty as well)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food, service and ambience were fantastic and made my mother’s birthday brunch so memorable. Having the chef and owner present was also a real treat and seeing the kitchen in action bringing out beautiful plated dishes made our experience so memorable. Everything we ordered was perfection. Thank you Lucille’s!!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Appetizers were good. Service was excellent. Whole fried snapper was not appetizing at all. The entres needed seasoning. There was no seasoning in the macaroni... a little fresh ground pepper would have been good. The collard greens were overlooked. Collards should be lightly sautéed in a little olive oil...not boiled in water. They were out ofthe oxtails.

...will give lucilles again maybe for brunch or appetizers only ..

Tags: Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service! My family and I had a great time at this restaurant. I have been here several times and I am never disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was my 5th time dining at Lucile's. One person in our party had an issue with her food which was immediately rectified by the owner. I would suggest tinted windows or some type of covering for those seated in the area by the fireplace. By the end of our brunch, two of us had to move as the sun shone directly on us.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Brought some friends, including a senior citizen, for Sunday brunch. It was their first visit, but I was sure they would enjoy it. Everyone enjoyed their meal which included the Chili Biscuits, Fried Green Tomatoes, Catfish and Eggs, Butcher Burger, Standard (2 eggs, bacon, braised greens because they were out of potatoes), and Croissant French Toast. Each dish was well prepared. I was told the Catfish was "the bomb!" The Sunday Jazz band made the meal even more enjoyable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Too expensive for what it is. Menu very limited .

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was great. Ambiance was fantastic with live jazz. Southern food at its best. Loved it.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I really want to like this place. This time our experience was not so good. Unreliable food. Chris was not there so the shrimp and grits was not up to par. Flavorless and swimming in a broth with no flavor. Often we order a wine bottle from the list and is not available. Service was good. They put us a no show on open table even though we told them we had an open table reservation. Distracted, lack of attention to details? Not sure. Concerned that the current culture is catching up with some of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Lucille's is a wonderful place for brunch. I love eggs benedict, but I am often disappointed. Lucille's had a special eggs benedict with smoked salmon that was wonderful and different. The salad that came with the dish was a wonderful accompaniment. My friend ordered the green eggs & ham and was very pleased with the herbalicious omlet and the pork belly.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I truly enjoyed this restaurant. The food was probably the best tasting since I moved to Houston. I will definitely bring my fiance' so he can have the same, if not, better experience I had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delightful brunch

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our first time at Lucille's after trying some dishes at the Taste of Texans event. This place does not disappoint! Wow!!! A must do! What a enjoyable and delicious experience at Lucille's! We started with the Fried Green Tomatoes and Chili Biscuits that were both unbelievable! Then we had the Shrimp and Grits, Scallops, Collard Greens and Mac and Cheese! Everything from service to food was outstanding! A must go to and go back again and again!!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The good was great. We went there on a Saturday and the live band really put the icing on the cake. I will be back!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service and food was great!😋. Will definitely return and recommend Lucille's to my family and friends.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome place! We love going there for Sunday Brunch. There is always a fantastic live jazz band. Sometimes inside and sometimes outside. Kids are welcome as well.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time and brunch was delicious. How do you make asparagus taste so good? Everything was prepared very well. Drinks were great too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

So delicious! Cozy, warm, friendly ambiance with a diverse and well-dressed clientele. Enjoyed every bit of our romantic Sunday brunch: spicy/sweet strawberry-and-serrano woke punch, fried green tomatoes, watermelon salad, shrimp and grits, croissant french toast with fried chicken wings...inventive and beautifully presented food that is Instagram-pretty to look at while still keeping all the soul and depth of flavor I would dream of in a neighborhood Southern restaurant. Staff and regular visitors alike were fun to talk to and very sweet. This would be a perfect restaurant to take out-of-town guests to give a feel for true Houston, especially if you're making it an event by visiting any the amazing art, science, or history museums and parks in the area. The location is ideal, and the food is both uniquely Houston and absolutely delicious and sure to please, whether one is impressing a hard-core foodie or one's "I only eat food I recognize" picky aunt. The only thing we don't like about this restaurant is that it's in Houston instead of where we are, three hours' drive away--otherwise we'd be there regularly! Jealous of folks in Houston who can be there all the time.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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