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About Lucio's BYOB & Grill

Lucio's is New American cuisine in a comforting yet upscale dining atmosphere, concentrating on seasonal and fresh local ingredients.


Life is to be enjoyed, if you want to go somewhere to appreciate your bottle of wine and be reminded of the simple pleasures of life, this is it.

905 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Lamar

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(713) 523-9958

Website:
http://www.luciosbyob.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Available Monday-Saturday
Additional Parking Located Behind Lucio’s On Rhode Place

Executive Chef:
John Sjoberg

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
At Lucio’s we are fully equipped to host your special occasion and private functions.
We offer a range of menu options and will customize each event to suit your parties’ needs.
Exceptional quality, great service and our welcoming setting offer the key ingredients for a memorable evening. For more information please call or email us at 713-523-9958 or eatlucios@sbcglobal.net

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Mon - Tue 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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Lucio's BYOB & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (11)
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Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

This is our second visit to this restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. You can take your own wine so this is a plus. Corkage fee is a bargain at $8.00. The food was excellent. The appetizer we had was the spinach dip with homemade pita chips which was to die for. Our main entrees were the pork loin & pork belly and my wife had the smoked duck breast plus a side of butternut squash risotto. The entrees were delicious, the duck was perfectly cooked. The dessert was the brioche bread pudding which we shared which was out of this world. Will definitely be back. This is a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding restaurant. Have make reservations to take several friends back so we cane enjoy. Love the food and the service was outstanding. The bread pudding was a great way to finish and end the evening. This was an evening for a birthday and the other couple had a great time and we all will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

enjoyed our 35th wedding anniversary there on 11/27. lovely evening. this is one of our favorite places..love the tuna the most. it was a very quiet night with only one other couple there when we were. but that worked just fine for us.
will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We can always count on Lucio's for great food and superb service. Inside dining is pleasant enough, but on a nice evening the patio dining is delightful. Lucio's has a small but reasonably priced wine list. However, customers should take advantage of the BYOB provision.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Have been to Lucio's several times. Food and service are always excellent. The BYOB saves a lot of money and ensures getting wine we like. Will definitely return.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lucios is always delicious. BYOB is great to keep bill reasonable.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went on consecutive evenings, the first night was great so we invited friends the second night and it was just as good, plus the waiter from the first night remembered us and that stood out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our second visit. The service was a little slow and we waited a long time for our meal, but it was great -- never disappoints. There was a little mix-up with the wine menu, as our menus didn't have the correct list, but the waiter quickly got us a current list. We found a good bottle to order as we didn't BYOB.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Just Fabulous! Great food, great service, enjoyed drinking a bottle from my cellar!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I found this restaurant through a travel zoo deal. I was trying to plan a special dinner to propose to my girlfriend (she said yes). The staff was extremely helpful and the food was spectacular. The scallops were amazing, and it was the best rack of lamb I’ve had. It was a very special night in a perfect outdoor atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great experience! Wonderful food, ambience and service. And the BYOB option is important.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Every one of our visits to Lucio's has resulted in an excellent overall experience. We had a party of four and all thoroughly enjoyed their three courses. The tuna was of extraordinary quality and the preparation was a rare sear that highlighted the quality and the flavor of the fish. Service was efficient and well versed in the menu and since this restaurant is a BYOB, he seemed very aware and appreciative of both of the bottles of wine that we had brought with us. All in all an excellent evening such that all of us agreed to return soon.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The experience at Lucios is always amazing! The food, service and ambiance. One of the best places in Houston!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is a great restaurant to go to before a show downtown. The service was great, the food was good and it is very close to all the theaters and sports venues downtown.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I ordered the rack of lamb and it was cooked to perfection. The meat had a wonderful flavor, was moist and just the right spices. For an appetizer, I ordered the crab cake which was also very good. It was served with tartar sauce and could have used a little more flavor, but at least it was mostly crabmeat and not breading. My dining partner ordered the hangar steak which he enjoyed just as much. The rack of lamb was a bigger portion of meat though, so I think he was a little envious. After dinner, we ordered the French press coffee which was also very good. I think the only criticism we would have is that for the casual environment and ambiance, the prices were pretty high. Also the cork fee for bringing a bottle of our own wine was pretty steep at $8, which seemed a little unfair - they don’t serve liquor.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great BYOB place! Only an $8 corking fee. Great food!

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lucio was a quaint quiet place where u bring your own wine. The food was delicious and an entree could easily be split. The bread was delicious. All the food was good. The service was quick and waiter was attentive. I would definitely go back there.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been going to Lucio' s for years. The food is always good and the BYOB is just a nice what to celebrate with friends when you have a special event.

The service is always very good. A very nice relaxed atmosphere for dinner with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Overall terrific experience. Will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Love Lucio's! Last night we dined on appetizers and desserts. We brought our own bottle of wine as their wine list is limited but features some first-class offerings. The crispy calamari was cooked to perfection and served with both pepperoncini butter and remoulade sauce, both delicious. The steamed clams and chorizo were flavorful and succulent. The cheese board featured three delicious cheeses including a sharp cheddar that was divine. And last but not least, we each had our own individual order of paper thin filet mignon carpaccio - too good to share. For dessert we ordered creme brûlée and bread pudding and ate every morsel. Although we dined inside last night, Lucio's offers a lovely outdoor deck perfect for dining in the fall. Our server Steven was delightful and knowledgeable. All in all, a great dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Everything was fabulous! The service & food were outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The staff was very attentive and responsive. Food was great. Great presentation of my hanger steak. It was cooked medium rare and tasted great. The Ahi tuna was well prepared. Pork loin was excellent, too. The brussel sprouts portion needs improvement. Overall, a great experience and able to converse without any interruption.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great evening! Perfect service by Steven. Tasty food to go with our wine. Well done.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great Food and Service! We ordered the Steamed Clams and Calamari for starters, Hanger Steak and Scallops, all were excellent. Will definitely go back.

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

The Filet Mignon was so tender. Service is second to none and the ambiance was very relaxing

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love this place! Excellent service and food. Went with a group of friends before going to a show and it was perfect, and so easy to get to the Hobby Center and easy valet parking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 3, 2017

First time here and will definitely be back. Strong recommendations from our waiter, food was excellent, service great. Thoroughly recommend - this place is a hidden gem that you should check out.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Had a great time. Food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Surprised my boyfriend with a creme brulee and one single candle. Thank you so much for making a birthday dinner so special. We hadn't been there for dinner in years, but happy to know the food and service is still great. Will definitely not wait as long to return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Service was professional and solid. Food was very good. Only issue was small portions.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Truly outstanding. We had 4 different starters and 4 very different main dishes so that we could taste each one. Nothing disappointed. The rack of lamb, filet and tuna tasted great and were cooked to the perfect temp. Only the salmon was slightly overcooked but it still had great flavors. Will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great service. BYOB was a benefit.
Staff very friendly.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always a treat to experience this great hideaway. Good always impeccable.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had a great meal with friends at Lucio! First visit for us but won't be last. Our waiter Melvin was a true Pro and was a lot of fun!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Lucio's has been in this location for a dozen years and this is our first time. The food was great!
Bring your own wine to save a few dollars on a full meal with libations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Had the Barbara with heirloom tomatoes salad and the scallops and risotto for the entree'. Both were outstanding. Also, Melvin, our waiter, could not have been better. This was my first time there and will be back. Also, LOVE to ability to bring your own wine in!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Very personal involvement by staff. Made for extremely seamless and smooth transition through our dining experience. Our server Sean took decision making away from us and convinced us to trust him. Great decision by us. He is a professional and took care of his customer. We highly recommend

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Delicious food. Great place to meet friends, relax, chat and enjoy wine that you can bring along.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent service and food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Small portions, crowded room, patio would be a better than inside

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