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The Museum District
0.5 km from Houston Museum District
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here when we were visiting family in Houston. The steak was excellent and can recommend with the corn break. We tried the bread pudding which for me was the winner. Service was excellent too

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2022

Went here during last week of restaurant weeks on a Friday night. Arrived promptly for a 5:30 reservation for 4. Seated promptly but no menus, water arrived about 15 minutes later. Had to ask for wine menu and dinner menu, they never brought special restaurant...week menu so we went online. Wine was prompt, took our order, 1st course salad but got one wrong, no big deal. Second course prompt and delicious gumbo, yummy. Waited about 30 minutes for main course and had to ask the waiter where dinner was since we observed those who arrived after us getting their main courses. Delicious dinner that we thoroughly enjoyed. Our plates where promptly cleared and we waited another 30 minutes for desert which again we had to ask for. Waited 30 inures for the check and had to ask 3 times for our check. The total dinner took 3 hours and while our waiter was very nice he was just inept. Too bad because the food was really good. Not sure we would go back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 August 2022 via mobile

Excellent food is relaxing atmosphere. Music was a bit loud but we could talk over it. Food was superb. Fried green tomatoes! The yardbird was incredible. The bread pudding with cream and berries was unlike anything we’ve had. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Lucille’s Restaurant in Houston was one of the most wonderful highlights of our vacation in Houston. Their southern dishes did not disappoint. We started off the meal with a watermelon salad dressed in a lemon ginger vinaigrette that makes you hope the chef has shares...the recipe in a cookbook. The cornbread was absolutely delicious as was the the smothered steak and fried chicken. This is a restaurant that needs to be experienced if you’re visiting Houston.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022 via mobile

This was our first time eating at Lucille’s and took us back to our granny’s kitchen. The food was exceptional and the staff was super friendly and so attentive. If you love soul food, run…don’t walk to this place. We will be frequent diners here...for sure. Can’t believe they have been open for 10 years and we just found out about this place.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2021

We ordered the Yardbird, Braised Oxtails, Smothered Steak, Lucille's Cesar Salad, Mac and Cheese, Chili Biscuits and Grilled Octopus. We spent $200. Our thoughts: the quality of food was subpar and rude service. The cut of steak was a poor quality, the chili biscuits-horrible and...similar to what can be bought at Sonic's or a fast food chain. Mac and Cheese was a winner and the only winner. I won't get too much into the service but just some issues were that we did not receive serving utensils for appetizers, had to ask for water refills for our plastic cups, and just overall bad/rude service. I'll let you use your imagination on the dirty bathrooms. I really wanted to love this restaurant. I was excited to visit the establishment but it definitely did not deliver. One and done!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2021 via mobile

Great service. Great food. We had the chili biscuits which were fantastic! We also had the yardbird (fried chicken, mashed potatoes and greens), the Mac and cheese, and the fried catfish and grits. The greens were phenomenal! Everything else was solid. The food also came...out piping hot which was nice.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 October 2021 via mobile

Wow!!! So very impressed with the food and the drinks. Being from South Louisiana, I always think we have the best food but this place has amazing food. The service is impeccable and the food is fab u lous!!!!! I’m so glad I tried it....The cornbread, octopus, chili biscuits, fried green tomatoes, and them oxtails is way pass deliciousness awesomeness!!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

We booked reservations a few weeks ahead of time, and we're glad we did. We arrived at opening, and there was already a crowd gathered. Despite everyone showing up at once, Lucille's was ready, and they got our food out to us quickly. Everything was...delicious. We were seated in the back garden, and music was setting up about when we were wrapping up. Seemed like a great atmosphere. Back to the food: we loved it. I had the Benedict and it was cooked to perfection. Not sure what everyone else had because we scarfed it down so fast. A great place for Sunday brunch!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

OMG! Same food I grew up eating in rural Texas, but better! Wait person, Linda, was great. Under normal circumstances, I’d give them five stars. But, some of their employees, most notably the hostess, disregarded my personal safety by wearing their masks below their nose...(which mitigates most of it’s effect). I’m disappointed that they don’t respect my desire to keep myself and my children Covid freeMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

I love Lucille's. So good I decided to come here for my birthday with some friends and family. The max is 10 people so be sure you cap your party at ten. The only negative I have, is when I reserved my table over the...phone for 8:00, no one told me the kitchen closes at 8:45pm. I thought that was a little harsh, because as I'm waiting for the rest of my party to show up, we have to rush to order. However, dont let that deter you, because the staff was super accommodating, friendly, and worked with me to make sure everything worked out fine. The food is amazinggggg. My fav are the oxtails and grits and my fav drink is Blacker the Berry. In all, this is my go to southern spot I'd like to frequency more often by planning ahead. Whatever you do, reserve a table and enjoy yourself.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Damn this was good food! We heard about this place in the Netflix series and traveled from California to visit. We ordered a lot of food. Pork chops were the best I've ever had so tender and very well flavored.. Mac n cheese was best...in my life. Fried green tomatoes were beautiful. Because this place is so far from home really wish the chefs offered a cookbook so I could share with friends at home. Thank you for a beautiful meal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

We waited 50 minutes to get our food while others around us who came in after us got their food. We had 2 very young kids with us. The manager was filled with nothing but excuses. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

A small house nestled in the museum district, dining there feels like eating with family. The decor is simple and sleek, with a welcoming vibe. The waitstaff was helpful and friendly to say the least. Joseph was our waiter and he was dynamic, personable and...he made us feel like the only customers in the world. We were celebrating our anniversary and we felt so special and celebrated. The food is SPECTACULAR to boot!! Everything we tasted was perfectly cooked and imbued with southern love and spice. I am still dreaming about the fried green tomatoes and the shrimp n' grits. The mac and cheese felt like walking through childhood memories. And the bread pudding was OFF THE CHAIN! Buttery, melt in your mouth delicious. Hands down one of the best restaurants in Houston, great story, excellent service, incredible food. Writing this review is making me hungry...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

Ordered to-go and they were helpful with suggestions to replace seasonal dishes and drinks no longer on the menu... but we found out about them 30 seconds before calling on the restaurant's web site. Hostess very friendly and food well packaged. The entrees were delicious....Hen and pork well cooked and seasoned. Both the Caesar and Watermelon salads were disappointing. Too much greens and not enough of everything else, and not enough care in selecting the leaves. The 1l cocktail-to-go option saved this review from being average.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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We did have dessert, and I recall being given a menu to see, though I don't think they have it posted on their website. I also remember that we shared two different desserts and both were sublime (tastebuds were dancing with... More
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I'm not sure about that but they are very accommodating and given some advance notice can work some magic.
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