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“Great food very poor service”
Review of Lucille's

Lucille's
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Ranked #57 of 8,995 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Thank glens183
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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
Thank lotsohobbies
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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.

Date of visit: July 2022
Thank rosyjoesph
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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.

Date of visit: June 2022
Thank bekwilki79
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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!

Date of visit: November 2021
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