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Lucille's, Houston, TX

Lucille's

4.4
4.4
2189 Reviews
$31 to $50
Comfort Food
Nestled in a 1920s mission-style home in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, Lucille's specializes in well-refined Southern cuisine with infusions of international techniques and flavors. The restaurant serves as a tribute to the culinary tradition began by Executive Chef & Owner Chris Williams’ great-grandmother, Lucille B. Smith, who was a culinary pioneer and successful entrepreneur who founded her own food corporation. Today, the Lucille’s team continues to pay homage to their namesake by replicating some of her most famous recipes while embellishing others to create innovative takes on Southern food classics.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 104 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Global, International, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 568-2505
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Williams
  • Catering
    Lucille’s offers many options to satisfy your special event both on site and off premis.<br /><br />Our catering services can accommodate any event size.<br /><br />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 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
  • Neighborhood
    Museum District
  • Cross street
    Metered street parking is available as well
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in the lot directly across the street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,190 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time at Lucille's. The food and service was amazing

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  2. CeCe

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heard nothing but great things about Lucille’s and finally decided to go and try it out to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Great food, good ambiance, and great staff. Will definitely be back!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the fried chicken, smoked mashed potatoes, and brussel sprouts. The ambience was nice, however, they were playing prince music with no variation. I would highly recommend them and hope to go again.

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  4. DatQueenCandace

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Lucille’s and am never disappointed. Was a really great vibe inside. My plus one inhaled the hot chicken sandwich. So, I am certain it was good and I had my usual - the Best Friends cocktail and french toast croissants with wings. We shared fried green tomatoes as an appetizer (which our generous server comped). The only thing that would’ve possibly made it better was outdoor patio seats so we could enjoy the live jazz.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was friendly, professional &attended to our party very well. The family was 8 people. Mom’s b-day, 4 of 8 out of towners, including myself who first heard of the business on a national news show a year ago. We sampled the menu 0/5: boudin balls 3/5, chili biscuits 4.5/5, fried green tomatoes 4.5/5,oxtails & grits 2/5, yardbird dark meat 4.7/5, catfish & grits 3/5, blackened fish 2.5/5, shrimp &grits 2.5/5, hot rolls 0/5, cocktails. The presentation was excellent, portion size satisfying. The boudin balls, oxtails, fish (I called it blackened but my sister ordered it so not sure of the name but it’s the one with the black eyed peas rice etc), rolls, not hot when they got to the table. The fried green tomatoes and chili biscuits were tasty. Come as small biscuits x4. Good for 4 people. The fried green tomatoes crisp batter & truffle sauce compliments their flavor. Boudin balls might have been better if weren’t lukewarm. Definitely not as flavorful as expected being from SE Texas and so close to Louisiana. Yard bird was flavorful, crispy, & collards over mashed potatoes were complimentary. This was the best dish we received overall. The oxtails were not seasoned enough/on the bland side and some parts were not very tender, but were the larger cuts so could have been phenomenal but missed the mark. 3 of 3 said it was not served hot, ‘okay’, & 2 of 3 who ordered it decided they would take it home to season some more, bake it, and see what happens…at $38x3, wanted more than so-so. The catfish appeared authentic, fried to good texture/crisp but again on the bland side, the grits were warm but not hot. The shrimp with the shrimp and grits looked so pale. Not a fan of tail-on shrimp in shrimp & grits and they look steamed, no sear, not much seasoning if any, while served hot, it was ‘okay’. The rolls were cold not good texture. $550 total spent. 2.5/5 overall due to hit or miss. Disappointed from Dallas me +2 daughters, Beaumont sis & mom, and Houston 2 sis&niece

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  6. ashleya

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re in Houston, this is a must! The croissant French toast was beautifully made and equally amazing in taste. Add the wings too bc they are delicious and fall right off the bone! Food came out super fast and hot! Love that! Will be back next time I’m in houston!

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  7. LorettaM

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely AMAZING. From the ease of reservations, to the INCREDIBLE food, and the hospitality....10/10.

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  8. Cynthia

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great staff and good food. A bit noisy but a nice evening.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my meal. However i went a year ago and in comparison the food is different. It was better to me last year.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good restaurant with a nice setting and decoration.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lucille's using the Order Online button. Lucille's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 568-2505.

Lucille's is rated 4.4 stars by 2189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lucille's

5512 La Branch Street, Houston, TX 77004

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Metered street parking is available as well
  • Neighborhood
    Museum District
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Global, International, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in the lot directly across the street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Williams
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 568-2505
  • Catering
    Lucille’s offers many options to satisfy your special event both on site and off premis.<br /><br />Our catering services can accommodate any event size.<br /><br />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 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
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