About Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge
Houston, TX 77074
One of Houstonia magazines 50 Best Places to Eat in Houston, Lucy Restaurant and Lounge celebrates the roots of humanity in Ethiopia - which you will find in our food, art-gallery, and festivities. We are family-owned and operated with friendly staff, delicious food and drink, and a great atmosphere!
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm.
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am.
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews
Unable to make up our minds, we ordered the vegetarian sampler and the meat sampler - way too much food for two, but all was tasty. Most remarkable were the collard greens: they were very good, but cooked without any bacon - the best collard greens I've ever eaten.
My husband and I absolutely love this place. Our favorite is the Curry Basil Chicken. I love the atmosphere, the music, the culture and the staff is always friendly. Great for date night, groups and they have a side for the family and kids too. I definitely recommend Lucys
This was a great evening out for our extended family and a real eating adventure. If you have never eaten Ethiopian food there are no utensils, food is pickup with Ethiopian bread (Ingera). The food is spicy and delicious; it is a great evening spent with friends. I recommend eating in the lounge which has low tables and after dinner coffee is a real treat.
One of the best place I have ever eaten at. I was very impressed. The food was so fun to eat and was delicious. I wanted to eat more but I was so full. They give you a lot of food for the price also. The service was amazing. Everyone was very informative and answered all my questions. They also came to check on us often. Overall, I would very pleased with the service and the food. Would def. come back!
I had my birthday dinner here. What a wonderful experience! Kudos to to staff for making my party of twenty completely satisfied and happy! Everything from the service to the absolutely delicious food was truly remarkable. Would do it again in a heart-beat! Thank you, thank you.
From the entrance to being seated, my wife
and I were recognized by each employee. Suzanne, manager, welcomed us shortly afterwards. Service was timely. The meal was exceptional.
A most enjoyable dining experience! Highly recommended for anyone wanting authentic Ethiopian food.
Fantastic food and service. It was romantic yet causal enough for family with children. The food was authentic and was spiced to perfection. There was a wide range of dishes to choice from. Exceptional quality, you could tell the food was prepared fresh. I recommend Lucy's to any once that loves spicy, authentic and delicious cuisine. The prices were also very reasonable. I hope they don't change a thing.
My favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Lucy is reliably good! I bring all my friends and family here to have a great meal and often a new experience. Have eaten Ethiopian food since childhood. This is flavorful, with generous portions and a clean and inspired ambiance. It feels authentic.
The restaurant itself is gorgeous, with a luxurious lounge full of soft chairs and couches as well as regular tables and chairs. The staff was friendly and attentive, the food was great and the portions large.
We were intrigued by the honey wine and got some — excellent decision, it's divinely sweet. I got the sampler platter because I wanted to try everything. It's a stunning amount of food, all of which is great. I especially love the gored gored.
The food, atmosphere, and customer service is superb. This place is truly a family-run business, that makes their customers feel like family, too. We will be regulars here. If it's your first time, get the veggie platter with or without meat. You won't be disappointed. Also, if you consider yourself a coffee lover, nothing beats the feel of an authentic coffee experience, from the country of coffee's origin. Lastly....honey wine....need I say more?
It's been awhile since we previously visited this place and we were pleasantly surprised to see a lot of improvements. The food was well prepared and served on much bigger platter than the last time. The place looked cleaner and the service was great. Our guests who tasted ethiopian cuisine for the first time and were not much into spicy food, loved it.
This was my first Ethopian dining experience and I really enjoyed the lamb dish. It was a nicely spicy dish with brown rice and a salad. I invited a guest and he enjoyed the curry chicken. The overall dining experience was favorable and we enjoyed the college basketball games Sunday afternoon via the mounted flat screens. We will be back.
What can I say? The food was barely "OKAY," and certainly nothing to tell your friends and family about.
Yes. It's authentic. The owners are from Ethopia. Friendly and truly nice people. But I felt the food was underwhelming and the menu a bit "programmed."
I'm glad we experienced this cuisine. But doubt it will be a repeat performance.
We dined at Lucy after reading numerous outstanding reviews. Lucy definitely delivered! The ambience is wonderful - warm and inviting. We wanted a romantic evening with an awesome dining experience and we were not disappointed. We went on a Thursday night. Mind you, even though there were huge TV screens on the other side of the room with football and soccer - the noise level was very low. There were also a couple of groups dining - no distractions at all. With all of that going on, most restaraunts fall short on service. Not Lucy! Our waiter was exceptionally professional and friendly. He was patient with us in explaining each dish in detail. And while some reviews stated that the food delivery was slow, our dishes came to the table rather quickly. We started with honey wine and sambusa. The sambusa was fresh, crispy, and tasty. For the main course we had beef, lamb, chicken, split peas, lentils, cabbage, and collards greens. The taste buds at our table were dancing!! The portion sizes were more than ample. For dessert we had tiramasu. DELICIOUS! I'm leaving out a lot of wonderful details. Give Lucy a try and you won't be disappointed. There's also a lounge section with a dancefloor. Our waiter stated that a jazz trio performs on Saturday nights. Can't wait to visit Lucy again!
I had a very nice dinner at Lucy's. The price was reasonable and the food was good, but not great. I had a lamb dish, which tasted good, but the meat was not flavorful enough. The jalapeño margaritas were delicious. I wished that the entree would've come with a few vegetable side dishes, or that there were more combo platter options for a single diner.
Dinner was delicious. We shared a large platter for groups. For the cost. we felt that there could have been more food on the platter but everything on it was wonderful. We loved the explanations and especially learning about the bread. We'll return but order differently next time, hoping there is more food!
Had been wanting to try for ages....it was worth the wait! It was my first experience at an Ethiopian restaurant so I don't have a frame of reference for exact comparison. All I can say is that the food was great. Completely enjoyed the shrimp watt -- spicy but not overwhelmimgly so with unique and intriguing flavors. Also had a side of collard greens that was to die for. The place was empty at lunchtime, which I can't really understand. Service was very courteous, informative and prompt. Will definitely be back!
It was my wife and I first time eating Ethopian. Our waitress was great! She made great suggestions. The food was flavorful and filling. Drinks were delicious and nicely made. Owner stopped to say hello and gave us a little tour of the establishment. Will be bringing a large group with us next time for a more traditional short table meal. Really enjoyed the experience.
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