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“Superb food for the soul!”
Review of Lucille's

Lucille's
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Ranked #55 of 9,011 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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...

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.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021

We weren’t aware we were required to have a reservation for indoor seating. Sucked to have been seated outside in the cold with a 2yo.
Hostess was very adamant no exception could be made. This alone made me want to go elsewhere, but we were hungry, so we made it work. (The mimosas helped)
Our waitress was very sweet and attentive, the food came out in a reasonable amount of time but it was the farthest from what we expected. The catfish and shrimp w/ grits were lacking flavor, to say the least. I ordered the shrimp with grits and the flavor combinations just didn’t work well IMO. Aside from the shrimp not being seasoned.
My wife ordered the catfish and also said it lacked flavor.
We ordered the sweet potato waffle for our little one and it was awesome! I made sure to remove the birds eye chili’s before giving it to her.
There’s definitely a lack of kid friendly options, so I wouldn’t suggest this as a “family friendly” place.
It was nice but not enough to recommend or return. We still ended up having to eat somewhere else after spending $130...

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 6 January 2021 via mobile

Delicious traditional southern cuisine with a touch of modern influence. Great service and nice setting.

Date of visit: January 2021
2  Thank LaloGG
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Reviewed 29 October 2020

We had a date night with another couple and really enjoyed our visit. We made our reservation for 6:30 and were seated immediately. COVID guidelines in place therefore staff had their masks on. We started with appetizers of friend green tomatoes and the brussel sprouts. Both good dishes, not overly seasoned but I am used to a little spice with my FGT and these were not spicy. Main meals, the smother steak which isn't your typical southern smothered steak. It was a strip steak cooked to order with potatoes and it was very good; Braised oxtails were tasty but the portion size could have been bigger. Fish and grits and shrimp and grits, both tasty. I preferred the fish over the shrimp. The shrimp could have been grilled more, would have been great with blackened seasoning. I feel like the price for the first 2 dishes was fair however the price for the shrimp and grits was a bit high. Unless the shrimp are colossal sized, but these looked like medium size shrimp (maybe 4 pieces), same with the fish & grits. Overall we had great service and we would return again. Drink prices average for the midtown area.

Date of visit: October 2020
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2  Thank FASW2017
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