Lucio's BYOB & Grill

★★★★☆
American Continental cuisine in a comforting yet upscale dining atmosphere, concentrating on seasonal and fresh local ingredients.
  • 905 Taft St

    Houston, TX 77019

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  • 713-523-9958

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Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
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Good atmosphere and good service.

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★★★★★

Good atmosphere and good service.

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The menu at Lucios concentrates on seasonal and fresh local ingredients. The menu changes often at Lucios, but many of the high-quality ingredients (extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables, etc.)

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★★★★★

The menu at Lucios concentrates on seasonal and fresh local ingredients. The menu changes often at Lucios, but many of the high-quality ingredients (extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables, etc.)

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People like me, who frequently spend their evenings haunting vast, baroque dining establishments, puzzling over crowded, multipage menus and gorging (or trying not to gorge) on remorselessly similar variations of foie gras or molten-chocolate cake, often dream of escaping to a certain kind of restaurant. This imaginary restaurant is a neighborly place, tucked on an out-of-the-way street, where waiters aren??t excessively fawning and the prices aren??t excessively high. The room is big enough not to be poky, but not so big that you have to shout to be heard. There are no trendy circular lampshades hanging from the ceiling, no freakishly large flower arrangements sprouting to the sky. The food is various but not busy, and prepared in a way that highlights the ingredients instead of the vaunted skills of an egotistical chef. It??s a restaurant, in other words, where one would be happy to dine on a night out with a date, spouse or close friends who know and appreciate well-prepared food made with quality ingredients.

Lucio??s, which opened not too long ago near the nondescript corner of Taft and Dallas Streets in Montrose, is this kind of place. The modest little restaurant occupies a couple of rooms, with a recently-constructed outdoor deck for eating and sipping wines. The beautiful and creative works of local artists are on display throughout the establishment and are for sale. Lucio??s strikes a perfect balance between being both comforting yet upscale.

If all this sounds a little precious, well, that??s because it is. Lucio??s is already a favorite haunt of delicate, food-obsessed souls who murmur over the quality of the goat cheese and spinach leaves in the goat cheese salad or the interplay of seasonings coating the sesame crusted Ahi tuna seared to perfection and served with a savory side of wasabi mashed potatoes and fresh spears of tender asparagus.

Lucio??s isn??t especially glamorous or inventive. Which is precisely the beauty of it. Unlike at some of the city??s other high-minded, ingredient-conscious foodie palaces, however, the menu here is presented casually, within the context of a familiar culinary tradition, and it??s relatively cheap. It??s the kind of straightforward, unfussy food that would send you into paroxysms of tourist glee if you came across it at a trattoria in the hills around Treviso, for instance. Service is generally prompt, attentive and friendly without being intrusive. On past visits both of our wait staff, Richard and Steven, were personable and competent, providing exceptional service and advice.

Of the starters I liked the blackened ox heart with spaetzle and aji the best, and would have ordered another plate or two if my cholesterol-fixated wife hadn??t threatened to grapple me to the floor. I also enjoyed the beef carpaccio laced with truffle oil complimented by a chiffonade of greens. Before the heftier courses arrive, it??s also possible to indulge in Lucio??s crab cakes drizzled with chipotle cream accompanied by a chive-mango salad, and a variety of other starter dishes designed, in high fashion, to be admired as much for their beauty as for their taste.

Unlike with the majority of brawny, overstuffed American fare restaurants these days, the menu at Lucio??s concentrates on seasonal and fresh local ingredients. My dry-aged ribeye complimented by a roasted garlic tomatillo chimichurri and accompanying stacked potatoes was cooked just as ordered (rare) to melt-in-your mouth perfection. My wife??s sesame crusted Ahi tuna lightly coated with a sweet and sour glaze was paired with savory wasabi mashed potatoes which I greedily ??shared? with her.

The menu changes often at Lucio??s, but many of the high-quality ingredients (extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables, etc.) are constant.

We loved the desserts, which are unfussy and agreeably sophisticated. There was a creamy, perfectly wobbly goat cheese panna cotta infused with honey complimented by a brush of huckleberry sauce. Perhaps best of all was the strawberry tart?featuring Chambord and a delicate macerate of strawberry lemon cream that we opted to enjoy with a carafe of Lucio??s richly flavorful French press coffee (Lucio??s also offers a variety of specialty teas.) Taste these desserts delicately, like we weary gourmets are taught to do, or do the natural thing and devour them whole.

No review of Lucio's would be complete without mentioning that because patrons can bring their own wines for an extremely reasonable $5 per bottle corkage fee, our dinners are always at least $50-$100 less (if not more) than a typical night out with two to four adults.

Lucio??s continues to be one of our favorite dining spots in Houston. I I always look forward to returning to sample Executive Chef Rick Guerrero and Sous-Chef Brett Maesch??s latest seasonal menu.

4
★★★★☆

People like me, who frequently spend their evenings haunting vast, baroque dining establishments, puzzling over crowded, multipage menus and gorging (or trying not to gorge) on remorselessly similar variations of foie gras or molten-chocolate cake, often dream of escaping to a certain kind of restaurant. This imaginary restaurant is a neighborly place, tucked on an out-of-the-way street, where waiters aren??t excessively fawning and the prices aren??t excessively high. The room is big enough not to be poky, but not so big that you have to shout to be heard. There are no trendy circular lampshades hanging from the ceiling, no freakishly large flower arrangements sprouting to the sky. The food is various but not busy, and prepared in a way that highlights the ingredients instead of the vaunted skills of an egotistical chef. It??s a restaurant, in other words, where one would be happy to dine on a night out with a date, spouse or close friends who know and appreciate well-prepared food made with quality ingredients.

Lucio??s, which opened not too long ago near the nondescript corner of Taft and Dallas Streets in Montrose, is this kind of place. The modest little restaurant occupies a couple of rooms, with a recently-constructed outdoor deck for eating and sipping wines. The beautiful and creative works of local artists are on display throughout the establishment and are for sale. Lucio??s strikes a perfect balance between being both comforting yet upscale.

If all this sounds a little precious, well, that??s because it is. Lucio??s is already a favorite haunt of delicate, food-obsessed souls who murmur over the quality of the goat cheese and spinach leaves in the goat cheese salad or the interplay of seasonings coating the sesame crusted Ahi tuna seared to perfection and served with a savory side of wasabi mashed potatoes and fresh spears of tender asparagus.

Lucio??s isn??t especially glamorous or inventive. Which is precisely the beauty of it. Unlike at some of the city??s other high-minded, ingredient-conscious foodie palaces, however, the menu here is presented casually, within the context of a familiar culinary tradition, and it??s relatively cheap. It??s the kind of straightforward, unfussy food that would send you into paroxysms of tourist glee if you came across it at a trattoria in the hills around Treviso, for instance. Service is generally prompt, attentive and friendly without being intrusive. On past visits both of our wait staff, Richard and Steven, were personable and competent, providing exceptional service and advice.

Of the starters I liked the blackened ox heart with spaetzle and aji the best, and would have ordered another plate or two if my cholesterol-fixated wife hadn??t threatened to grapple me to the floor. I also enjoyed the beef carpaccio laced with truffle oil complimented by a chiffonade of greens. Before the heftier courses arrive, it??s also possible to indulge in Lucio??s crab cakes drizzled with chipotle cream accompanied by a chive-mango salad, and a variety of other starter dishes designed, in high fashion, to be admired as much for their beauty as for their taste.

Unlike with the majority of brawny, overstuffed American fare restaurants these days, the menu at Lucio??s concentrates on seasonal and fresh local ingredients. My dry-aged ribeye complimented by a roasted garlic tomatillo chimichurri and accompanying stacked potatoes was cooked just as ordered (rare) to melt-in-your mouth perfection. My wife??s sesame crusted Ahi tuna lightly coated with a sweet and sour glaze was paired with savory wasabi mashed potatoes which I greedily ??shared? with her.

The menu changes often at Lucio??s, but many of the high-quality ingredients (extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables, etc.) are constant.

We loved the desserts, which are unfussy and agreeably sophisticated. There was a creamy, perfectly wobbly goat cheese panna cotta infused with honey complimented by a brush of huckleberry sauce. Perhaps best of all was the strawberry tart?featuring Chambord and a delicate macerate of strawberry lemon cream that we opted to enjoy with a carafe of Lucio??s richly flavorful French press coffee (Lucio??s also offers a variety of specialty teas.) Taste these desserts delicately, like we weary gourmets are taught to do, or do the natural thing and devour them whole.

No review of Lucio's would be complete without mentioning that because patrons can bring their own wines for an extremely reasonable $5 per bottle corkage fee, our dinners are always at least $50-$100 less (if not more) than a typical night out with two to four adults.

Lucio??s continues to be one of our favorite dining spots in Houston. I I always look forward to returning to sample Executive Chef Rick Guerrero and Sous-Chef Brett Maesch??s latest seasonal menu.

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I have a fabulous time every time I go to this place! The food is wonderful and atmosphere is very charming. It's located in an old house, which gives it a lot of character, and is BYOB so you can bring your favorite bottle of wine to have with dinner. To top it all off, the wait staff is great too and just adds to a wonderful evening.

I've been for casual fun nights with friends and more romantic dinners wtih my boyfriend. It's a great place for all occassions!

2
★★★★★

I have a fabulous time every time I go to this place! The food is wonderful and atmosphere is very charming. It's located in an old house, which gives it a lot of character, and is BYOB so you can bring your favorite bottle of wine to have with dinner. To top it all off, the wait staff is great too and just adds to a wonderful evening.

I've been for casual fun nights with friends and more romantic dinners wtih my boyfriend. It's a great place for all occassions!

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I absolutely love this place! My boyfriend and I celebrated one of our anniversaries here. We randomly chose this place after reading a couple of reviews. I called ahead to make reservations, but right before we got there a HUGE unexpected party arrived and our table wasn??t ready. In an effort to accommodate everyone we were asked to patiently wait. For anyone who has ever been there you know Lucio??s is a small place, making it a great date night for its intimate setting. We waited right in front of where the cooks are. They felt so bad that our table wasn??t ready that they provided us free appetizers while we waited, we also enjoyed our bottle of wine while we waited.

It was while we were waiting that we discovered our love for crab cakes. I am not a big fan of any seafood at all. I pride myself on being a steak girl, so needless to say trying the crab cakes was a huge experience for me. I took my first bite not knowing what to expect, and it was delicious! They were covered in a mango based sauce that made the experience that much better. The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful. We will most definitely be back again. Thank you Lucio??s for making our experience a great one.

2
★★★★★

I absolutely love this place! My boyfriend and I celebrated one of our anniversaries here. We randomly chose this place after reading a couple of reviews. I called ahead to make reservations, but right before we got there a HUGE unexpected party arrived and our table wasn??t ready. In an effort to accommodate everyone we were asked to patiently wait. For anyone who has ever been there you know Lucio??s is a small place, making it a great date night for its intimate setting. We waited right in front of where the cooks are. They felt so bad that our table wasn??t ready that they provided us free appetizers while we waited, we also enjoyed our bottle of wine while we waited.

It was while we were waiting that we discovered our love for crab cakes. I am not a big fan of any seafood at all. I pride myself on being a steak girl, so needless to say trying the crab cakes was a huge experience for me. I took my first bite not knowing what to expect, and it was delicious! They were covered in a mango based sauce that made the experience that much better. The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful. We will most definitely be back again. Thank you Lucio??s for making our experience a great one.

Pros: BYOB, great date night spot

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Amazing food (I always go for the fish entres) paired with your favorite bottle of wine - what else could you want? Never had ,nor heard of anyone having, a bad experience here. It can get full on the weekend (not a real big place) so bring an extra bottle of wine for your wait - love this place!

2
★★★★★

Amazing food (I always go for the fish entres) paired with your favorite bottle of wine - what else could you want? Never had ,nor heard of anyone having, a bad experience here. It can get full on the weekend (not a real big place) so bring an extra bottle of wine for your wait - love this place!

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Service, BYOB

Cons: Parking

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Food was very good, service even better. Nice setting, is casual but feels more. Appetizer's are great; crabcakes and LumpCrab; fish fresh and well prepared and presented. BYOWine is a great plus. Prices very resonable for the quality of food and service. Will go back until have tried all on menu, it was that good.

2
★★★★★

Food was very good, service even better. Nice setting, is casual but feels more. Appetizer's are great; crabcakes and LumpCrab; fish fresh and well prepared and presented. BYOWine is a great plus. Prices very resonable for the quality of food and service. Will go back until have tried all on menu, it was that good.

Pros: Service

Cons: parking

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I actually signed up for a CitySearch account just so I could give Lucio's the kudos it deserves! I am from Canada, most recently Montreal, and have found restaurant food in Houston underwhelming at best. Not so at Lucio's though...I rarely go out of my way to return to local eateries for a second go, but have been to this fabulous place 6 + times and counting! It is my go-to restaurant when planning get-togethers with friends, birthday parties, or just a nice evening away from my own kitchen. The food is delicious, and the staff is courteous and attentive beyond compare! I must also add that I am both gluten and lactose intolerant, and have never had a problem placing special orders here. I have even ordered "off menu" and asked the chef to prepare me special dishes on occasions when I've had cravings for certain ingredients, and have been catered to every time! The BYOB aspect is another plus. I disagree with other reviewers that food is overpriced as a result. In fact, I find Lucio's to be very reasonable; even more so because you're not paying outrageous mark-ups on wine.

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★★★★★

I actually signed up for a CitySearch account just so I could give Lucio's the kudos it deserves! I am from Canada, most recently Montreal, and have found restaurant food in Houston underwhelming at best. Not so at Lucio's though...I rarely go out of my way to return to local eateries for a second go, but have been to this fabulous place 6 + times and counting! It is my go-to restaurant when planning get-togethers with friends, birthday parties, or just a nice evening away from my own kitchen. The food is delicious, and the staff is courteous and attentive beyond compare! I must also add that I am both gluten and lactose intolerant, and have never had a problem placing special orders here. I have even ordered "off menu" and asked the chef to prepare me special dishes on occasions when I've had cravings for certain ingredients, and have been catered to every time! The BYOB aspect is another plus. I disagree with other reviewers that food is overpriced as a result. In fact, I find Lucio's to be very reasonable; even more so because you're not paying outrageous mark-ups on wine.

Pros: Great food; attentive, courteous staff; accomodating to special dietary needs

Cons: Limited parking in front, but not a problem if you don't mind walking a little bit!

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I'm a regular at Lucio's and even when it was Annabelle's Diner....very conveniently located in the Midtown area. The owner, John, makes it a point to go around and visit the patrons. The waiter, Melvin, treats you like your family. The other parttime waiters, Cory and Jammer are very friendly and service is outstanding. I can honestly say I've never had a bad meal there. The chef is very accommodating to your diets needs and will cook to please.

My favorite dish is the scallops and risotto and the bread pudding for dessert is absolutely delicious!

What I love about this place is Lucio's does not rush you in trying to turn tables, they allow you to enjoy your wine and visit. This place is great for a first date.

Lucio's is a five star restaurant to me!!

2
★★★★★

I'm a regular at Lucio's and even when it was Annabelle's Diner....very conveniently located in the Midtown area. The owner, John, makes it a point to go around and visit the patrons. The waiter, Melvin, treats you like your family. The other parttime waiters, Cory and Jammer are very friendly and service is outstanding. I can honestly say I've never had a bad meal there. The chef is very accommodating to your diets needs and will cook to please.

My favorite dish is the scallops and risotto and the bread pudding for dessert is absolutely delicious!

What I love about this place is Lucio's does not rush you in trying to turn tables, they allow you to enjoy your wine and visit. This place is great for a first date.

Lucio's is a five star restaurant to me!!

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My fiance and I ventured to Lucio's the first time several months ago and then a second time last month. We just moved to the area and decided to try it out. The BYOB is absolutely a fabulous concept

We are usually not too picky when we are eating out because we both worked in the food industry for a few years, and my fiance attended culinary school in Cambridge and started a successful personal chef business before moving back to Texas. We have sympathy.

Trip 1 - I ordered the jumbo scallops with risotto and asparagus, and my fiance ordered the duck. My scallops were pretty good and so was the risotto. I tried a bite of duck and it was chewy and tasted a bit like ham. The waiter informed us that they cook the duck more thoroughly and cut most of the skin off because that's how their customers prefer, but my fiance attended culinary school and advised me that duck was supposed to be cooked with the skin and slightly pink in the middle (almost like a tuna steak). My finance then ordered the pork chops, which were definitely better than the duck dish, but fair at best.

Trip 2 - Two appetizers - the lump crab dish and the artichoke dip. I was highly disappointed with the crab. It was served cold with sliced tomatoes. BLAND. I didn't even have a 2nd bite. The artichoke dip, however, was AMAZING. I think that is probably the best dish we've had there. The bread it was served with was great and the flavor profiles in the dip worked very well together. I ordered the fillet mignon, which was pretty decent. My finance ordered the spring veggie risotto. The dish was prepared incorrectly - the chef did not use arborio rice, which is standard for making risotto. My friend ordered a blend of pastas, which was pretty good.

Their biggest drawback is using mediocre ingredients and charging a high price for their plates. Their food is very overpriced for what you get. I think they are trying to make up the lack of liquor through higher food costs to the customer.

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★★★☆☆

My fiance and I ventured to Lucio's the first time several months ago and then a second time last month. We just moved to the area and decided to try it out. The BYOB is absolutely a fabulous concept

We are usually not too picky when we are eating out because we both worked in the food industry for a few years, and my fiance attended culinary school in Cambridge and started a successful personal chef business before moving back to Texas. We have sympathy.

Trip 1 - I ordered the jumbo scallops with risotto and asparagus, and my fiance ordered the duck. My scallops were pretty good and so was the risotto. I tried a bite of duck and it was chewy and tasted a bit like ham. The waiter informed us that they cook the duck more thoroughly and cut most of the skin off because that's how their customers prefer, but my fiance attended culinary school and advised me that duck was supposed to be cooked with the skin and slightly pink in the middle (almost like a tuna steak). My finance then ordered the pork chops, which were definitely better than the duck dish, but fair at best.

Trip 2 - Two appetizers - the lump crab dish and the artichoke dip. I was highly disappointed with the crab. It was served cold with sliced tomatoes. BLAND. I didn't even have a 2nd bite. The artichoke dip, however, was AMAZING. I think that is probably the best dish we've had there. The bread it was served with was great and the flavor profiles in the dip worked very well together. I ordered the fillet mignon, which was pretty decent. My finance ordered the spring veggie risotto. The dish was prepared incorrectly - the chef did not use arborio rice, which is standard for making risotto. My friend ordered a blend of pastas, which was pretty good.

Their biggest drawback is using mediocre ingredients and charging a high price for their plates. Their food is very overpriced for what you get. I think they are trying to make up the lack of liquor through higher food costs to the customer.

Pros: BYOB, Choice of seating (sometimes)

Cons: Limited menu, $$, serivce, tables are too close together

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We've been going to Lucio's since they opened. Melvin & Jammer and the entire staff are so warm & friendly and they remember your name, making you feel that much more welcomed, like walking into your best friend's dining room. The food is really good, though there are alot of menu items that I have not tried yet, mainly because I just love my favorites and haven't ventured out too far. The juicy pork chop is awesome, wrapped in proscuitto & stuffed with duxelle (mushrooms), the grilled tuna & wasabi potatoes are another favorite. The steaks are good and the spinach & artichoke dip is hot and creamy served with fried pita bread. Give this place a try. They will gladly accommodate a crowd so grab your friends, your favorite wine and enjoy this place~

2
★★★★☆

We've been going to Lucio's since they opened. Melvin & Jammer and the entire staff are so warm & friendly and they remember your name, making you feel that much more welcomed, like walking into your best friend's dining room. The food is really good, though there are alot of menu items that I have not tried yet, mainly because I just love my favorites and haven't ventured out too far. The juicy pork chop is awesome, wrapped in proscuitto & stuffed with duxelle (mushrooms), the grilled tuna & wasabi potatoes are another favorite. The steaks are good and the spinach & artichoke dip is hot and creamy served with fried pita bread. Give this place a try. They will gladly accommodate a crowd so grab your friends, your favorite wine and enjoy this place~

Pros: Friendly and accommodating, varied menu, BYOB, great value

Cons: Parking limited, no outdoor seating

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If someone were to ask me which restaurant I would choose if I wanted fine dining in Houston, I would say Lucios. The setting is comfortable and intimate and the food is outstanding. I've dined there at least six times and I've tried a wide variety of selections from the menu (except for the desserts). It's all been outstanding. Most of the entries are under $20 and two people can each enjoy a three course meal with coffee afterwards for under $80 with tip. Not bad in today's Houston restaurant scene. I'm not sure what Gloria M. (who rated it a 2-star) was referring to when she complained about the high prices and small portions. In my opinion, she's off base on both counts. Unless of course you're wanting taqueria prices or looking to gorge yourself on a 5,000 calorie meal.

5
★★★★★

If someone were to ask me which restaurant I would choose if I wanted fine dining in Houston, I would say Lucios. The setting is comfortable and intimate and the food is outstanding. I've dined there at least six times and I've tried a wide variety of selections from the menu (except for the desserts). It's all been outstanding. Most of the entries are under $20 and two people can each enjoy a three course meal with coffee afterwards for under $80 with tip. Not bad in today's Houston restaurant scene. I'm not sure what Gloria M. (who rated it a 2-star) was referring to when she complained about the high prices and small portions. In my opinion, she's off base on both counts. Unless of course you're wanting taqueria prices or looking to gorge yourself on a 5,000 calorie meal.

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My sister in law had been bragging about this place for months. When we finally met there to celebrate her birthday, I was somewhat disappointed. The atmosphere IS nice and the service as a whole was good, but the food was nothing to brag about, the portions were small and the prices were HIGH. Even thought it is nice to be able to bring your own wine, I probably would not go back, its just not my taste.

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★★☆☆☆

My sister in law had been bragging about this place for months. When we finally met there to celebrate her birthday, I was somewhat disappointed. The atmosphere IS nice and the service as a whole was good, but the food was nothing to brag about, the portions were small and the prices were HIGH. Even thought it is nice to be able to bring your own wine, I probably would not go back, its just not my taste.

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I went to Lucio's a few months back with some friends and my bf. We had heard good things about it and had to give it a try. We honestly called probably ten minutes before we got there to make reservations and it was not a problem. Then, we arrived we were immediately seated. We sat down in a corner table and admired all the neat artwork. Great conversation piece. We got the menus, and honestly everything looked so good it was hard to decide. I ordered the crab cakes which were phenomenal, the ahi tuna and wasabi mashed potatoes which were amazing and my all time fav creme brulee. Best I have ever had seriously, and I have tasted a lot of them. I loved the fact we could bring our own wine because a lot of places you get overwelmed when looking for a wine and usually they are ridiculously priced. I love this place, the staff is so friendly and nice (hard to find in houstons these days) and all around 5 stars from me. I would go back in a heart beat and anytime my friends ask me for dinner ideas I say LUCIOS!!

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★★★★★

I went to Lucio's a few months back with some friends and my bf. We had heard good things about it and had to give it a try. We honestly called probably ten minutes before we got there to make reservations and it was not a problem. Then, we arrived we were immediately seated. We sat down in a corner table and admired all the neat artwork. Great conversation piece. We got the menus, and honestly everything looked so good it was hard to decide. I ordered the crab cakes which were phenomenal, the ahi tuna and wasabi mashed potatoes which were amazing and my all time fav creme brulee. Best I have ever had seriously, and I have tasted a lot of them. I loved the fact we could bring our own wine because a lot of places you get overwelmed when looking for a wine and usually they are ridiculously priced. I love this place, the staff is so friendly and nice (hard to find in houstons these days) and all around 5 stars from me. I would go back in a heart beat and anytime my friends ask me for dinner ideas I say LUCIOS!!

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My friend and I visited Lucio's for the first time, on a Thursday night. The place was full and we didn't have a reservation, but we were seated within 5 minutes. Aaron waited on us; he was attentive, friendly, and fun.

She and I both ordered the Ceasar salads for starters. I loved the extra large parmesan shavings. The dressing had a hint of anchovy but did not overpower. For our entrees we chose to keep it light. So I ordered the crab cakes in spicy cream sauce with lump crab meat, and she had the ceviche. Best crab cakes I've had anywhere in town. So tasty, I didn't feel like offering my friend a bite after saying I would. Oops! She scooped up her ceviche without looking my way either so I guess we're even!

After dinner, we had the chance to meet Brett Maesch, the chef. He's down to earth, hip, cool, and like Aaron ? just darling. Brett, we really enjoyed your food. Keep these fabulous vittles coming, so we can impress our other friends.

Marlene

2
★★★★★

My friend and I visited Lucio's for the first time, on a Thursday night. The place was full and we didn't have a reservation, but we were seated within 5 minutes. Aaron waited on us; he was attentive, friendly, and fun.

She and I both ordered the Ceasar salads for starters. I loved the extra large parmesan shavings. The dressing had a hint of anchovy but did not overpower. For our entrees we chose to keep it light. So I ordered the crab cakes in spicy cream sauce with lump crab meat, and she had the ceviche. Best crab cakes I've had anywhere in town. So tasty, I didn't feel like offering my friend a bite after saying I would. Oops! She scooped up her ceviche without looking my way either so I guess we're even!

After dinner, we had the chance to meet Brett Maesch, the chef. He's down to earth, hip, cool, and like Aaron ? just darling. Brett, we really enjoyed your food. Keep these fabulous vittles coming, so we can impress our other friends.

Marlene

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The food here is excellent. The chef and owner are really personable and pleasant. I brought a medium-sized group here for my graduation dinner. We brought several bottles of wine that complemented the food well. I've been here a few times before and am always pleased every time. The soups are always great and I love the ahi tuna. Dessert should not be skipped either. You get the feel that you're in a neighborhood restaurant that is unknown to the outside world. The prices are great and the BYOB concept ensures you can really get anything you want and your bill won't hurt your wallet. Service is always very good and attentive. Keep it going Lucio's; excellent job!

2
★★★★★

The food here is excellent. The chef and owner are really personable and pleasant. I brought a medium-sized group here for my graduation dinner. We brought several bottles of wine that complemented the food well. I've been here a few times before and am always pleased every time. The soups are always great and I love the ahi tuna. Dessert should not be skipped either. You get the feel that you're in a neighborhood restaurant that is unknown to the outside world. The prices are great and the BYOB concept ensures you can really get anything you want and your bill won't hurt your wallet. Service is always very good and attentive. Keep it going Lucio's; excellent job!

Pros: food, location, BYOB, service

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Nice and clean place. Been there twice with group of 6, service has always been good. Owner and staff very personable.Food is excellent . Reasonably priced, great value. BYOB a big plus. Will recommend to all and visit again.

2
★★★★★

Nice and clean place. Been there twice with group of 6, service has always been good. Owner and staff very personable.Food is excellent . Reasonably priced, great value. BYOB a big plus. Will recommend to all and visit again.

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I really love the concept of Lucios (very much including the BYOB part), and I feel like they've done a great job for being such a new restaurant in town. The staff is very attentive and they defintely strive to achieve in all aspects of the dining experience. The food is good, but not great, and I sincerely hope they continue to work on making their dishes even better than they already are..... so that this place can stick around for me to patronize! Good luck!

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★★★★☆

I really love the concept of Lucios (very much including the BYOB part), and I feel like they've done a great job for being such a new restaurant in town. The staff is very attentive and they defintely strive to achieve in all aspects of the dining experience. The food is good, but not great, and I sincerely hope they continue to work on making their dishes even better than they already are..... so that this place can stick around for me to patronize! Good luck!

Pros: BYOB!, good food, reasonable prices

Cons: parking is a little tricky, but I can usually find something on the street

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Went on Saturday night with the wife and another couple - was not sure what to expect b/c normally I generally expect BYOB establishments to lack in atmosphere. The restaurant was well appointed, though nothing extravagant. We ordered appetizers, main courses and dessert and found all items to be very well prepared. The wait staff was attentive and helpful and the prices were very reasonable. Bring a bottle of wine (or two) and try it for yourself!

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★★★★★

Went on Saturday night with the wife and another couple - was not sure what to expect b/c normally I generally expect BYOB establishments to lack in atmosphere. The restaurant was well appointed, though nothing extravagant. We ordered appetizers, main courses and dessert and found all items to be very well prepared. The wait staff was attentive and helpful and the prices were very reasonable. Bring a bottle of wine (or two) and try it for yourself!

Pros: Good food & service - BYOB!

Cons: none really.....

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I love that this place is BYOB!!! They are friendly and accommodating (e.g. when I ask for substitutions they always make me a nice vegetable on the side). My favorite is the pecan-crusted chicken and a cup of crawfish bisque with a bottle of white wine I get to pick myself. Their entrees are very affordable, there were several around $10.
Also love the bread pudding!

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★★★★★

I love that this place is BYOB!!! They are friendly and accommodating (e.g. when I ask for substitutions they always make me a nice vegetable on the side). My favorite is the pecan-crusted chicken and a cup of crawfish bisque with a bottle of white wine I get to pick myself. Their entrees are very affordable, there were several around $10.
Also love the bread pudding!

Pros: Great Food, Affordable, Cozy atmosphere

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It is easy to see why Lucio's is quickly becoming a local favorite. When they say something is home made, they mean it! Everything is flavorful, from the juicy burgers to the melt-in-your-mouth salmon.
Try it and be thrilled!

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★★★★★

It is easy to see why Lucio's is quickly becoming a local favorite. When they say something is home made, they mean it! Everything is flavorful, from the juicy burgers to the melt-in-your-mouth salmon.
Try it and be thrilled!

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Right off the bat, let me tell you, the food is delicious! I am a vegetarian and they have a great variety of choices for me. My wife and I dine their at least once a week and I have lunch from their 2-3 times per week. They are very accomodating and I whole-heartedly recommend them.

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★★★★★

Right off the bat, let me tell you, the food is delicious! I am a vegetarian and they have a great variety of choices for me. My wife and I dine their at least once a week and I have lunch from their 2-3 times per week. They are very accomodating and I whole-heartedly recommend them.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

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Annabelle's is a cute little diner which we usually go to eat before sports events. You can bring your pets on to the patio with you! The inside is warm and comforting and the waitstaff is friendly as well. our favorites are the pita chips and dip and the veggie burrito! MY husband loves the crawfish etoufee as well. They have plenty of parking and the restaurant is very casual. Recommended to anyone who wants to BYOB and just relax and have a great time for a cheap price!

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★★★★★

Annabelle's is a cute little diner which we usually go to eat before sports events. You can bring your pets on to the patio with you! The inside is warm and comforting and the waitstaff is friendly as well. our favorites are the pita chips and dip and the veggie burrito! MY husband loves the crawfish etoufee as well. They have plenty of parking and the restaurant is very casual. Recommended to anyone who wants to BYOB and just relax and have a great time for a cheap price!

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This little gem has excellent seafood and pasta dishes at moderate prices. They have among the best crabcakes I've ever had. You can bring your own beer and wine too.

PROS:
CONS: street parking

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This little gem has excellent seafood and pasta dishes at moderate prices. They have among the best crabcakes I've ever had. You can bring your own beer and wine too.

PROS:
CONS: street parking

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Sign on outside of door stated open at 1100. We went by at 1100 on Saturday, and a worker came out and said they would open in 30 minutes. We came back in 30 minutes and he said it would be another 30 minutes. We asked to speak to the manager, and he went inside and locked the door. We will never try to eat there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sign on outside of door stated open at 1100. We went by at 1100 on Saturday, and a worker came out and said they would open in 30 minutes. We came back in 30 minutes and he said it would be another 30 minutes. We asked to speak to the manager, and he went inside and locked the door. We will never try to eat there again.

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I really enjoy going to Annabelle's Cafe. You can sit inside or out, depending on your mood or the weather, and the waitstaff is super nice and attentive. I always go at lunch, and the hamburgers are awesome! Here's a tip, add guacamole...

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I really enjoy going to Annabelle's Cafe. You can sit inside or out, depending on your mood or the weather, and the waitstaff is super nice and attentive. I always go at lunch, and the hamburgers are awesome! Here's a tip, add guacamole...

Pros: Good location, Friendly waitstaff, Great food

Cons: A bit overpriced

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Last night and friend and I tried this place and I must say it was the worst food I have had in a while. The service was SLOW- the waitress obviously could carry only one item at a time. The salad greens were fresh but the dressing watered down- the entree was swimming in it's sauce and the veggies cooked and julienned beyond recognition. My friend's entree was 'canned' tasting. 2 salads- 2 entrees- bread and a brownie that certainly came to the restaurant in cellophane -All this with water...$50. including a tip! We won't go back... don't waste your $$!

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★☆☆☆☆

Last night and friend and I tried this place and I must say it was the worst food I have had in a while. The service was SLOW- the waitress obviously could carry only one item at a time. The salad greens were fresh but the dressing watered down- the entree was swimming in it's sauce and the veggies cooked and julienned beyond recognition. My friend's entree was 'canned' tasting. 2 salads- 2 entrees- bread and a brownie that certainly came to the restaurant in cellophane -All this with water...$50. including a tip! We won't go back... don't waste your $$!

Pros: location?

Cons: prices too high, bad food!, poor service

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We had a great evening dinner there last night. The food was creative, well prepared, and there was plenty of it. The cakes were excellent, too. They were eager to customize an order.

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★★★★★

We had a great evening dinner there last night. The food was creative, well prepared, and there was plenty of it. The cakes were excellent, too. They were eager to customize an order.

Pros: Tasty, great value, cozy

Cons: byob

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The service was slow, but the food was excellent(other than the pizza, it was more like pizza soup). I will definitly return.

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★★★★☆

The service was slow, but the food was excellent(other than the pizza, it was more like pizza soup). I will definitly return.

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Great food, interesting ambiance/location, but had a bad experience with the waiter. However, service is not everything, will definitely revisit.

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★★★★☆

Great food, interesting ambiance/location, but had a bad experience with the waiter. However, service is not everything, will definitely revisit.

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wonderfull food nice staff and lovly patio that you may dine with you pet at the table outside the seafood is outstanding

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★★★★★

wonderfull food nice staff and lovly patio that you may dine with you pet at the table outside the seafood is outstanding

Pros: great food, good service, dog friendly

Cons: short on parking

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Fairly aggressive menu for such a little quaint spot. Food was good, overall worhty of a return visit at some point.

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★★★★☆

Fairly aggressive menu for such a little quaint spot. Food was good, overall worhty of a return visit at some point.

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My wife and I visited this place as it was featured on 002 Magazine. While I commend the efforts of the owners to follow their dreams and start a restaurant, unfortunately I can not say the same about the food. For starters, I ordered a chowder, t'was just way too salty, had to ask for a lemon to cut the salt on my chowder (surprisingly, made it soo much better). Ordered grilled tuna after, it was a bit over cooked, and once again too salty. I can't help but reminded of the movie "Like Water for Chocolate" - the food must be too salty maybe because the chef is not having a good day at the time. In any case, the head chef can use a little lesson in cooking and maybe on plating. Overall, it's a good place to dine if you don't mind your meal a bit salty.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I visited this place as it was featured on 002 Magazine. While I commend the efforts of the owners to follow their dreams and start a restaurant, unfortunately I can not say the same about the food. For starters, I ordered a chowder, t'was just way too salty, had to ask for a lemon to cut the salt on my chowder (surprisingly, made it soo much better). Ordered grilled tuna after, it was a bit over cooked, and once again too salty. I can't help but reminded of the movie "Like Water for Chocolate" - the food must be too salty maybe because the chef is not having a good day at the time. In any case, the head chef can use a little lesson in cooking and maybe on plating. Overall, it's a good place to dine if you don't mind your meal a bit salty.

Pros: BYOB

Cons: Inexpensive

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The Food is amazing and service is very helpful. Entrees have a nice presentation and there is plenty to eat. You can tell that there is love and dedication put into preparing these meals. I have been there 3 times and have tried various dishes; they were all wonderful. If you love seafood- try the crabcakes - delicious!

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★★★★★

The Food is amazing and service is very helpful. Entrees have a nice presentation and there is plenty to eat. You can tell that there is love and dedication put into preparing these meals. I have been there 3 times and have tried various dishes; they were all wonderful. If you love seafood- try the crabcakes - delicious!

Pros: Affordable, Nice Atmosphere, Excellent Food

 

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