Lucile's Creole Cafe

★★★☆☆
  • 275 S Logan St

    Denver, CO 80209

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  • 303-282-6258

About Lucile's Creole Cafe

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 7am - 2pm;Fri. - Sat. 8am - 2pm

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The turkey gumbo is quite good, and the breakfast I watched my vacationing friends eat at 12:30 p.m. seemed to hit the spot. I highly recommend going for the house-made strawberry jam alone.

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★★★★☆

The turkey gumbo is quite good, and the breakfast I watched my vacationing friends eat at 12:30 p.m. seemed to hit the spot. I highly recommend going for the house-made strawberry jam alone.

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I first went to Lucile's in Boulder and loved it a couple of years ago and was ecstatic when they opened one in Denver. It was packed on a weekend for brunch, but the wait-list moved quickly and the food was wonderful (though not cheap). Definitely a great and fun brunch spot and overall a very good time.

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★★★★☆

I first went to Lucile's in Boulder and loved it a couple of years ago and was ecstatic when they opened one in Denver. It was packed on a weekend for brunch, but the wait-list moved quickly and the food was wonderful (though not cheap). Definitely a great and fun brunch spot and overall a very good time.

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We love Lucile's Creole Cafe. When you want a south of the bayou brunch or lunch, this is the place to be. The waitstaff is always attentive regardless of the crowd. Arrive early, though, because seating is limited and you may have a long wait. The wait is worth it, though! The building is quaint and atmosphere cheerful with yellow paint. Always nice for a Sunday.

4
★★★★☆

We love Lucile's Creole Cafe. When you want a south of the bayou brunch or lunch, this is the place to be. The waitstaff is always attentive regardless of the crowd. Arrive early, though, because seating is limited and you may have a long wait. The wait is worth it, though! The building is quaint and atmosphere cheerful with yellow paint. Always nice for a Sunday.

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This is one of our favorite brunch places in Denver. Get there early as there is likely to be a wait. Food if authentic New Orleans fair, including beinets, slaws and hashes. Fun and casual.

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★★★★☆

This is one of our favorite brunch places in Denver. Get there early as there is likely to be a wait. Food if authentic New Orleans fair, including beinets, slaws and hashes. Fun and casual.

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The food does all the talking at this venerable bastion. Between Boulder and So. Logan, I've spent many a morning enjoying trout and eggs, benoits, and the many other masterpieces this place puts out. Keep up the excellent job and get a parking lot.

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★★★★★

The food does all the talking at this venerable bastion. Between Boulder and So. Logan, I've spent many a morning enjoying trout and eggs, benoits, and the many other masterpieces this place puts out. Keep up the excellent job and get a parking lot.

Pros: Benoits

Cons: Parking

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Do your wallet and your stomach a favor - avoid this place. After ordering breakfast, a drink and tipping, I ended up paying about $26 for grease and a watered down bloody mary. The food was heavy and after tasting my friends meals, everything had the same relative flavors even though we all ordered totally different things. If you want $2 bloodys/mimosas and food not soaked in grease do yourself a favor and forgo this place for a visit to the Hornet for weekend brunch in the same neighborhood.

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★☆☆☆☆

Do your wallet and your stomach a favor - avoid this place. After ordering breakfast, a drink and tipping, I ended up paying about $26 for grease and a watered down bloody mary. The food was heavy and after tasting my friends meals, everything had the same relative flavors even though we all ordered totally different things. If you want $2 bloodys/mimosas and food not soaked in grease do yourself a favor and forgo this place for a visit to the Hornet for weekend brunch in the same neighborhood.

Pros: Location, idea

Cons: Parking, food, service, dirty, expensive

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I was recommended to check this place out for breakfast. From the outside it looked so cute and nice, then when we got inside, the female indifference was well, just to cool for us. The waitress was more interested in being everyone's best friend instead of actually listening to what we wanted.
The eggs benedict was less than perfect, the bloody mary was watered down, and we were given the same biscuit 2 times after we said we only ordered one.
Nothing special,
RK

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★☆☆☆☆

I was recommended to check this place out for breakfast. From the outside it looked so cute and nice, then when we got inside, the female indifference was well, just to cool for us. The waitress was more interested in being everyone's best friend instead of actually listening to what we wanted.
The eggs benedict was less than perfect, the bloody mary was watered down, and we were given the same biscuit 2 times after we said we only ordered one.
Nothing special,
RK

Pros: Decor

Cons: Attitude

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I actually saw a server balancing 4 glasses of water with one of them propped up under her chin...WUH? Was my first time there. Food was good but service was mediocre at best.

1
★★☆☆☆

I actually saw a server balancing 4 glasses of water with one of them propped up under her chin...WUH? Was my first time there. Food was good but service was mediocre at best.

Pros: B and G is fantastic

Cons: Service = Boo

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I came to Denver to visit friends and we stopped by Lucile's one Saturday morning.. it was awesome! the waitress was super cool, very friendly and paid attention to our special orders.. the food was delicious! the pain perdu is soooo amazing, and although we had to wait a little while, the bloody marys definitely tied us over. I wish we had one in Florida!

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★★★★★

I came to Denver to visit friends and we stopped by Lucile's one Saturday morning.. it was awesome! the waitress was super cool, very friendly and paid attention to our special orders.. the food was delicious! the pain perdu is soooo amazing, and although we had to wait a little while, the bloody marys definitely tied us over. I wish we had one in Florida!

Pros: Great Service, unique dishes

Cons: long wait, but well worth it!

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Never again, i drove a long drive to eat there with my family for me and my wifes 7th anniversary.
Mind you i was very hungry by the time I got there, at first the food was ok, my wife hated it.
Very high prices, service is poor,but main thing is the food did not taste to good at all. i have it sitting in my kitchen about to go into the garbage.-almost 100 dollars to waste. never will I go there again I also love cajun food but theres is the worst I have ever had.
My wife had a bad stomach ache after dinner wich lasted the next day at work for her.
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Never again, i drove a long drive to eat there with my family for me and my wifes 7th anniversary.
Mind you i was very hungry by the time I got there, at first the food was ok, my wife hated it.
Very high prices, service is poor,but main thing is the food did not taste to good at all. i have it sitting in my kitchen about to go into the garbage.-almost 100 dollars to waste. never will I go there again I also love cajun food but theres is the worst I have ever had.
My wife had a bad stomach ache after dinner wich lasted the next day at work for her.
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

Pros: nice bread

Cons: high price, bad food,poor service

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Went there over the christmas holiday with family from out of town. A little bit of a wait but not a problem with teh bloody marys and mimosas flowing. Plus, there is a waiting room upstairs with comfy couches, music and board games!! Food was fabulous. I had the Eggs Pontchartrain with trout and bernasie, - perfect!! The biscuits are huge and the homemade jam rules. My family wishes that tehy had sucha place in texas. Service was quick but efficient.

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★★★★★

Went there over the christmas holiday with family from out of town. A little bit of a wait but not a problem with teh bloody marys and mimosas flowing. Plus, there is a waiting room upstairs with comfy couches, music and board games!! Food was fabulous. I had the Eggs Pontchartrain with trout and bernasie, - perfect!! The biscuits are huge and the homemade jam rules. My family wishes that tehy had sucha place in texas. Service was quick but efficient.

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Enjoyed Boulder's Lucile's and took friends to the Denver restaurant. Wait not terribly long ~20 min. There were 4 empty tables outside (in the sun) and commented to hostess that perhaps they should put up an awning. Her reply: "There are lots of things we need to do". Ordered eggs benedict. The muffing was burnt and hard as a rock. Egg yolk poached well done. The waiter was a master at eye avoidence. Had to rapid arm wave to get his attention. Long delay in getting check then even longer to get it back as he had put it in his pocket and promptly forgot it. May be worth driving to Boulder but not Denver.

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★☆☆☆☆

Enjoyed Boulder's Lucile's and took friends to the Denver restaurant. Wait not terribly long ~20 min. There were 4 empty tables outside (in the sun) and commented to hostess that perhaps they should put up an awning. Her reply: "There are lots of things we need to do". Ordered eggs benedict. The muffing was burnt and hard as a rock. Egg yolk poached well done. The waiter was a master at eye avoidence. Had to rapid arm wave to get his attention. Long delay in getting check then even longer to get it back as he had put it in his pocket and promptly forgot it. May be worth driving to Boulder but not Denver.

Cons: food service

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If you want to go to Luciles at prime time on a weekend for brunch, be prepared to wait...and wait. Please note that Lucile's will not take a reservation and will not let you call ahead to get on a wait list. Never, ever ever! If Lucile's really wants to be "the nation's premier brunch restaurant", they need to realize that brunch is often seen as an event to be scheduled with friends in advance. Even for a special occasion with a large party...even when I offered a non-refundable credit card deposit...their manager was completely inflexible on the matter. As an alternative, she had the arrogance to suggest that we send somebody ahead 4 hours early to be sure we could get on their wait list for a large table at the time we requested. Their food may be good, but it's certainly not that good. We went somewhere else, since just about every other brunch place in central Denver takes reservations.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to go to Luciles at prime time on a weekend for brunch, be prepared to wait...and wait. Please note that Lucile's will not take a reservation and will not let you call ahead to get on a wait list. Never, ever ever! If Lucile's really wants to be "the nation's premier brunch restaurant", they need to realize that brunch is often seen as an event to be scheduled with friends in advance. Even for a special occasion with a large party...even when I offered a non-refundable credit card deposit...their manager was completely inflexible on the matter. As an alternative, she had the arrogance to suggest that we send somebody ahead 4 hours early to be sure we could get on their wait list for a large table at the time we requested. Their food may be good, but it's certainly not that good. We went somewhere else, since just about every other brunch place in central Denver takes reservations.

Pros: Unique, tasty food.

Cons: No reservations, long wait, and typical Boulder arrogance exported to Denver.

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The first time we went to Lucile's we were leary of the moderate to high prices. We then found out the price is worth the amount and quality of the food. Eventually on the 4th visit we were told we could do half portions which worked out well. My husband and I start with the beignets were are a comforting treat, warm, thick, sugary fritters. I get Hanks Eggs, a skillet with eggs, potaotes, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions and peppers and avocado. It has excellent flavor with just the right amount of zest. It comes with an enormous fluffy buttermilk biscuit. My husband's favorite is Farmer's Eggs, which he finds flavorful and spicy. It's busy on weekends after 10am but we are seated promptly if we go earlier.

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★★★★★

The first time we went to Lucile's we were leary of the moderate to high prices. We then found out the price is worth the amount and quality of the food. Eventually on the 4th visit we were told we could do half portions which worked out well. My husband and I start with the beignets were are a comforting treat, warm, thick, sugary fritters. I get Hanks Eggs, a skillet with eggs, potaotes, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions and peppers and avocado. It has excellent flavor with just the right amount of zest. It comes with an enormous fluffy buttermilk biscuit. My husband's favorite is Farmer's Eggs, which he finds flavorful and spicy. It's busy on weekends after 10am but we are seated promptly if we go earlier.

Pros: Delicious food, ambience is nice but I'm too busy devouring my food to notice!

Cons: Sometimes there's a wait late weekend mornings

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My curiosity got the best of me, I had always seen crowds in front of this place, and finally walked past and checked out the menu...beignets!! I raved to some friends at how they needed to try them, and we immediately made plans to go the next day, today.

I am confused now, as to why we had an hour and a half wait...the service was terrible and calling the food average is a stretch. Everything lacked flavor, from the beignets, to the various plates our party had...even the drinks. This Bloody Mary they rave about is a mix, and a poor one at that. the so called "fresh squeezed lemonade" is lemon water. I personally had their own "special" iced tea...it had flavor, but not a flavor I ever want to taste again in my life. If I order iced tea, I normally will drink 2-3 glasses...I didn't even finish one of theirs, and only drank more than half the glass simply because I got sick of waiting for my water glass to be filled up.

What I want to know is where these other people normally dine, those that are giving higher reviews? I found this place to be thoroughly disappointing. I don't mind the wait if the food and service are worth it...if I could give a negative rating, I would.

The ONLY bright spot was the biscuits and gravy, though they actually have the nerve to charge you for gravy.

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★☆☆☆☆

My curiosity got the best of me, I had always seen crowds in front of this place, and finally walked past and checked out the menu...beignets!! I raved to some friends at how they needed to try them, and we immediately made plans to go the next day, today.

I am confused now, as to why we had an hour and a half wait...the service was terrible and calling the food average is a stretch. Everything lacked flavor, from the beignets, to the various plates our party had...even the drinks. This Bloody Mary they rave about is a mix, and a poor one at that. the so called "fresh squeezed lemonade" is lemon water. I personally had their own "special" iced tea...it had flavor, but not a flavor I ever want to taste again in my life. If I order iced tea, I normally will drink 2-3 glasses...I didn't even finish one of theirs, and only drank more than half the glass simply because I got sick of waiting for my water glass to be filled up.

What I want to know is where these other people normally dine, those that are giving higher reviews? I found this place to be thoroughly disappointing. I don't mind the wait if the food and service are worth it...if I could give a negative rating, I would.

The ONLY bright spot was the biscuits and gravy, though they actually have the nerve to charge you for gravy.

Pros: Biscuits and gravy (but they charge EXTRA for the small bowl of gravy, it's NOT included)

Cons: too many to list. long wait, poor service, bland food.

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Amazing to have this kind of restaurant in Central Denver/Wash Park. It's a real treat to have their Chicken Robicheaux - on more than one occasion I've attempted to bribe the manager to open up the kitchen stash beyond the stated Tuesday special, but to no avail.

From pain perdu to soft grits to their heavenly biscuits (big, big) and beignets, this place has got it together, and in a place where 3 prior restaurants went belly up. My personal favorite is their collards (a true delicacy for those who shun them without trying them - think green eggs and ham, grownups), make with their own hamhocks, served with the requisite pepper vinegar on the side.

This place rocks, not least for the best bloody mary on the Front Range, but for the atmosphere which is inclusive of families w/ kids as well as a group of adults and everything in between. It tends to get crowded, so bring your patience if need be.

Cool waitress who did roller derby at night, too.

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★★★★★

Amazing to have this kind of restaurant in Central Denver/Wash Park. It's a real treat to have their Chicken Robicheaux - on more than one occasion I've attempted to bribe the manager to open up the kitchen stash beyond the stated Tuesday special, but to no avail.

From pain perdu to soft grits to their heavenly biscuits (big, big) and beignets, this place has got it together, and in a place where 3 prior restaurants went belly up. My personal favorite is their collards (a true delicacy for those who shun them without trying them - think green eggs and ham, grownups), make with their own hamhocks, served with the requisite pepper vinegar on the side.

This place rocks, not least for the best bloody mary on the Front Range, but for the atmosphere which is inclusive of families w/ kids as well as a group of adults and everything in between. It tends to get crowded, so bring your patience if need be.

Cool waitress who did roller derby at night, too.

Pros: Food, fun atmosphere. Great for 4 adults, 4 friends, or 4 kids.

Cons: Hmmm. Haven't got rid of the lighting from the last restaurant.

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I moved here from New Orleans last year and this is as close to Nawlins food that I have found. The beignets were huge, twice the size of Cafe du Monde, and very good. The Cafe au Lait, however, was not the real thing. I've never had one with an inch of froth on top, it was more like a cappuccino. I had the Pain Perdu, which was very filling. The andouille sausage was awesome, nice and spicy. My partner had the Creole Omlet, which was stuffed with meat and the creole sauce was just right. The restaurant was very large, so it's not stuffy. We enjoyed the Zydeco music and reminenced over the decor. We will definately come back and try the gumbo and etouffee for lunch.

2
★★★★★

I moved here from New Orleans last year and this is as close to Nawlins food that I have found. The beignets were huge, twice the size of Cafe du Monde, and very good. The Cafe au Lait, however, was not the real thing. I've never had one with an inch of froth on top, it was more like a cappuccino. I had the Pain Perdu, which was very filling. The andouille sausage was awesome, nice and spicy. My partner had the Creole Omlet, which was stuffed with meat and the creole sauce was just right. The restaurant was very large, so it's not stuffy. We enjoyed the Zydeco music and reminenced over the decor. We will definately come back and try the gumbo and etouffee for lunch.

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I took my husband here for his b-day. We waited 30 minutes for a table-the service was fine. The biscuits were really good, and so was the breakfast. However, I noticed that the breakfast items with eggs and potatoes were all similar variations of each other. My husband and I got 2 completely diff breakfasts but it came out looking the same. Like a big mish mosh of eggs and potatoes. But it was a nice treat-I might go back for lunch or take a friend for their birthday.

1
★★★☆☆

I took my husband here for his b-day. We waited 30 minutes for a table-the service was fine. The biscuits were really good, and so was the breakfast. However, I noticed that the breakfast items with eggs and potatoes were all similar variations of each other. My husband and I got 2 completely diff breakfasts but it came out looking the same. Like a big mish mosh of eggs and potatoes. But it was a nice treat-I might go back for lunch or take a friend for their birthday.

Pros: Good biscuits, ok food

Cons: busy, long wait, breakfast items pretty uninteresting.

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Brought family in from out of town - after seeing a write up in the paper - we accidentally drove by and had to stop. We stopped for the grits and were blown away by everything! The Ponchatrain Eggs benedict was fabulous. Don't miss the beneigts, share there huge! The biscuits can't be beat. You will leave full and very satisfied! Do not miss this place. Even if you are heading downtown for a night, it is worth stopping here to eat first! Can't wait to go back.

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★★★★★

Brought family in from out of town - after seeing a write up in the paper - we accidentally drove by and had to stop. We stopped for the grits and were blown away by everything! The Ponchatrain Eggs benedict was fabulous. Don't miss the beneigts, share there huge! The biscuits can't be beat. You will leave full and very satisfied! Do not miss this place. Even if you are heading downtown for a night, it is worth stopping here to eat first! Can't wait to go back.

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Families frequent this Washington Park cafe for beignets (deep fried fritters) and Louisiana-style dishes like crawfish etouffee, collard greens and Chicken Robicheaux.

 

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