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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

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (34)
Comfort Food (33)
Good for a Date (29)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Casual (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Cozy (19)
Fun (18)
Live Music (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Authentic (14)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Bar Seating (9)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Had Valentine's Day reservations at Lucille's and they didn't disappoint. Great food and I'm happy that the vegan option was available (delicious). The atomosphere was amazing with the live music and champagne. I highly recommend Lucille's and will be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Lunch was good not great. Service flagged at the end when we had to find the server to give us the bill. Nice to be able to park across the street.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The ambiance was nice, the server was polite, and the live band was extremely pleasant. However, the fried chicken was the worse! The batter on the chicken came apart like large Lego pieces and the texture of the chicken was very gummy, as if it were boiled instead of fried.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday brunch. Very lively place. I had a reservation and we had to wait about 15 minutes. That was the only downside. Great brunch!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Met friends here for Sunday brunch recently. They had an awesome live jazz band, delicious food, and friendly service. I’ll be back.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I enjoyed the food and service of the restaurant. However, I was seated next to a group that was loud and complained the whole time. I left ahead of schedule.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, Lucille's does not disappoint with its creative bar & dinner menu. On a busy Friday night, however, all the servers and bar staff seemed to be on the B team - inexperienced and fumbling! All were friendly and polite, but weren't quite "with it." Took too long at both the bar and our table for our orders to arrive, and took seemingly forever to get our tab. Management needs to step it up in the service department to be on par with the food & drink.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lovely evening.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food presentation was good. I had the shrimp and grits and my employee had the chicken fried steak. The CFS was very nicely plated and he said he really enjoyed it. The shrimp and grits was good but not unique. Service was good. I will return as I want to try other dishes and The restaurant was unique and cozy.

Tags: Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I met two friends at Lucille's for brunch on Saturday. This was our first time to go. The weather outside was ugly/raining but Lucille's was cozy on a dreary day. We had a carafe of bellinis, fried green tomatoes and crab cakes benedict - all were delicious! Our waitress was nice too. We'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

What can I say ... “When in Houston, I HAVE to go to Lucile’s!”

Southern chic??? Soul Bistro??? YES, and more.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The band was too loud to hear your waiter or table guests but besides that wonderful experience.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Incredible brunch with really nice people. Good place to hang out all day. I will be going back! Music Sunday morning was great. This place is not quiet.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Brunch at Lucille's left our group disappointed. To be fair, the food was good and the ambiance was perfect for a Saturday brunch. However, the service didn't leave us very impressed. One of our party members was running about 15 minutes late. Prior to her arrival, the waitress informed the other two members that they could only accommodate us for 1.5 hours. Even with the late arrival, we paid our check in about 50 minutes. Perhaps due to the comment, we felt rushed. The waitress, while pleasant, kept interrupting us every couple of minutes to see if we needed anything. It was clear we were just chatting and enjoying our meal. It definitely appeared to us they were trying to flip tables very quickly. In the end, our waitress also forgot to bring us our leftovers.

All in all, you can have a better brunch and service elsewhere.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 12, 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 4, 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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 (Houston)·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (Houston)·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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 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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 (Houston)·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 21, 2017

Wonderful food and cocktails, and fun atmosphere!

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vip
 (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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 (Houston)·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 15, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 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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