Houston >Food & Dining > Lucio's Byob And Grill
905 Taft St, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.758349 -95.385747
Monday-Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm Monday-Saturday, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Neighborhoods: Fourth Ward, Central
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Join us each day for our Express Lunch- Appetizer Choice of: Soup du Jour House Salad Entree Choice of: Strip Steak Sandwich/Bavarian potato salad Seafood Risotto Cake w/ champagne beurre blanc Dessert Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee Berry Compote $18 excludes beverages, tax & tip
At Lucio's, one of the big draws is that you can BYOB with a corkage of just $5. Get the crab cakes with mango salsa to start, and the U10 scallops with butternut squash risotto -- always good, and even better with your own wine.
Delightful at lunch, the service is as excellent as the meal. Perfect redfish, creamy butternut risotto. Perfect business lunch near downtown.
The menu at Lucio’s concentrates on seasonal and fresh local ingredients. 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.
Lucio’s continues to be one of our favorite dining spots in Houston. Ask for Robert or Steven for consistently fantastic service. I've recommended Lucio's to friend's looking to try something new, or those seeking an intimate venue to host a birthday dinner or special date. I always look forward to returning to sample Executive Chef Rick Guerrero and Sous-Chef Brett Maesch’s latest seasonal menu.
WONDEFUL TIME!! – 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!
Best Crab Cakes EVER! – 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.
Best BYOB Restaurant in Houston – Amazing food (I always go for the fish entrées) 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!
Great service and food – 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.
My favorite restaurant in Houston – 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.
Best BYOB in Midtown! – 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!!
Average, Overpriced Restaurant – 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.
Our favorite place – 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~
Great Service, Great Food, Great Atmosphere – 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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