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Lucille's

4.4
4.4
1838 Reviews
$31 to $50
Comfort Food
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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Global, International, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 568-2505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Williams

  • Catering

    Lucille’s offers many options to satisfy your special event both on site and off premis.<br /><br />Our catering services can accommodate any event size.<br /><br />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 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

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot directly across the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

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What 1,838 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. LS

    LindseyS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, friendly service, overall really happy. It was the perfect birthday dinner spot. Especially loved the chili biscuits, fried green tomatoes, Mac and cheese, and shrimp & grits
  2. DJ

    DemarcusJ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would definitely go back, the decor is nice and the service was great...
  3. RA

    RAHJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great... loved the band
  5. DA

    DavishaA

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation experience
  6. LS

    LizS

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 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.
  7. AA

    AnthonyA

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch was spectacular. Ambiance was great.
  9. FG

    FoodGem

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    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!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  11. NR

    NadineR

    Austin

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great updated Southern/soul food
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great every time! Great place! Fab environment! Love it!
  14. SB

    ShelleyeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there it was really nice. Calming ambiance, waitress very pleasant, food delicious.
  15. TC

    TrudeyC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  17. TC

    TonyC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 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
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Alright alright
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 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.
  23. CJ

    CharlesJ

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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.
  26. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  27. S

    Skee

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit; we'll be back and we'll be telling friends!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! We will go back!
  29. t

    txpeach

    Houston

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 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.
  30. CS

    ClaireS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the hip vibe and the quirky take on Southern cuisine.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food! Great service!
  34. LK

    LeslieK

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Place is hopping, loud and fun
  35. L

    Lady678

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  36. LD

    LisaD

    Houston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Sunday brunch. There was a full house and yet the service was excellent.
  37. L

    Luvjoy

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great I had a great time
  39. PR

    PestoRomey

    Houston

    7 reviews

    3.0

    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).
  40. D

    Danette1265

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.

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Lucille's is rated 4.4 stars by 1838 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    W. University / Med Center

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Global, International, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot directly across the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Williams

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (713) 568-2505

  • Catering

    Lucille’s offers many options to satisfy your special event both on site and off premis.<br /><br />Our catering services can accommodate any event size.<br /><br />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 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

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