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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Great for Brunch (29)
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Authentic (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Casual (23)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Fun (20)
Live Music (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant was not busy at all when we arrived (about 6:30) but the bartender took forever to take our order and make our drinks and then when we finally got them - 10-15 minutes later - literally, they were watered down. Then our friends arrived, he didn't even look at them so we went to our table thinking they could get a drink easier from our waitress. She was great actually, the only bright spot in the evening, but the food was nothing special and my husband said his burger was terrible. I've never gone for dinner before, only brunch, but I don't think I'd go back again for dinner at least. I'm not sure what happened - I've never been blown away but it's definitely not what it used to be.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lucille's is a great quaint place to have a great meal with family and friends, I brought my daughter for her 31'st birthday and she really enjoyed the meal and the ambiance of the place.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great vibe! Food was good. Mimosas were great balance.I️ thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best house band in Houston! Great cocktails, and a fantastic brunch menu. Very unique!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Weekend brunch is really busy, so a reservation is good idea. Even with a reservation, you are seated with a comment about "we're busy, so you have a time limit so we can seat other people, don't feel you can linger". Noise level is 4 on a 5 scale, nightclub dance type music playing over the speakers doesn't help. The food has been ok, nothing special. We really want to like this place, so we want to try a regular dinner during a weeknight, a try some nonbrunch entrees.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food wasn't as good as I remembered

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious! Charming! Can’t wait to return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was really good. We had a really good server and our drinks were good too. However, the food was okay. My friend got the fish fry. It was fried well but not seasoned. It was bland. I ordered the chicken and the sauce for the fried chicken was too sweet and pieces of chicken were really small. I don’t eat dark meat and two of the three pieces were dark. The chicken was fried well but the portion was skimpy. I would not expect the cheapest cuts of chicken to be that costly.

I will go again but I will order something different.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive server, little buzz but not too loud. Great tasting, reasonable portions. Live music, not too loud, good band. Nice crowd, food temperature right. Overall great experience, we will go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a terrific brunch at Lucille’s on Sunday - it had live music, lively crowd, excellent service and very good food. The menu was varied and reflected the Southern cuisine it specializes in - grits, fried green tomatoes etc.

We would definitely recommend, reservations are necessary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is an awesome place for brunch on Sunday. The food is off the hook good. The live jazz music is awesome. And the vib is wonderful. The service was great. This is our new hang out for brunch on Sundays.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It came as a recommendation from another 'self-proclaimed' foodie. The options were intriguing. We shared the chili biscuits which were delicious and it was on the happy hour menu. I had oxtails and cheesy grits and my daughter had fried chicken, potatoes, and greens. I love grits so if it's an option for dinner that will usually be my choice with the typical shrimp and I have also had them with catfish. This is the first time I've had oxtails as an option and I love oxtails. I love the homely feel. Our server was very sweet and attentive. The only thing that would change is the back area where were sitting. The space is so small I would put to tables side by side. It was my daughter and I and I felt like the couple next to us were on a date. I felt like we couldn't really have dinner talk until they left and tried hard to avoid looking at their table. But Overall we our taste buds were completely satisfied and I thought it was worth every every penny.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We highly recommend Lucille's, the food is excellent and the staff are very welcoming. We especially enjoyed the fried red snapper and the barnyard bird was outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

An cozy place with amazingly tasty honest food. This is our third time, and I promise to be back very, very soon.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic brunch with live music on Sunday. The food is fantastic, bring a group so you can try a little of everything. The watermelon salad is the perfect mix of spicy crispy arugula and sweet watermelon. The chili biscuits are perfect small bites and can't pass up the Country Benedict. What are you waiting for go now!

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I came in from Dallas to the Houston area and was looking for a great place to have brunch. I was very pleased with the whole ambiance of Lucille's. The whole staff was very nice and it was a cozy feel to the whole environment. All of the patrons looked happy to be there and we met some nice people as we were waited to be served. The band was very good are are an important part to the appeal of the what the restaurant seems to try to promote. They even walked among the customers and made us feel at home. It was southern hospitality at it's finest.
The food and the signature drinks were exceptional. I can't wait to go back to Houston. I will make this my go to place each time I go to visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our biggest issue was that the service was rushed. In fact, when we were seated, the hostess told us we had the table for an hour and a half. The server was trying to clear plates we hadn’t finished. As we sat for a bit after we finished eating, several people kept coming by asking if everything was all right...clearly wanting us to clear out. The place was crowded with people waiting. I get that they wanted the table. We had made a reservation and had hoped to enjoy brunch and conversation with out of town friends we hadn’t seen in a while. Add live music in a small space crowded with people, this was not a good choice for us.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Ambiance is calm, sophisticated but not stuffy. Staff is attentive but not overbearing. Food blows my mind!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent southern style kitchen with superb service. The right place to find authentic Houstonian atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, People Watching, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Yummy comfort food with nice vegetarian options for both meals and brunch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was amazing love it! I will recommend my friends and family to eat here!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent soul food comfort food.

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