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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.
Houston, TX 77004
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is available in the lot directly across the street.
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
Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
Special Events & Promotions:
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Lucille's Ratings and Reviews
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)
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!!
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 ..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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