Alert alert! Museum District does brunch and it’s fantastic! I always like to change up my brunch routine and try out new spots in town and having never ventured near the Med Center for my weekly Sunday mecca, I was more than excited to put Lucille’s on my need-to-brunch-there-stat list.
Known for Southern comfort food, Lucille’s finally lured me in thanks to a promotion from the Houston Marathon Committee advertising complimentary biscuits for race participants. I was not about to pass up free carbs….that was until I saw the Fried Green Tomatoes on the menu!
Located a block away from the Children’s Museum, Lucille’s is a cozy restaurant with a shaded back patio. It’s easy to find and there ample parking across the street. For brunch, I ordered a Bloody Mary, Fried Green Tomatoes for an appetizer (vegetarians don’t eat the chili on the free biscuits) and the Veggie Eggs Benedict.
Despite not being on the brunch menu (only mimosa and sangria were listed) the Bloody Mary was decently priced ($6) and was nice and spicy– just the way I like it.
The Fried Green Tomatoes were out of this world. Honestly, I’m so inspired by the dish, I want to try to make them myself! They were crunchy and crisp with nice breading and an aioli sauce that had a surprising little kick to it! The only downside to the dish was that there wasn’t more of it!
My Eggs Benedict plate was equally impressive. The biscuits were topped with lentils, collard greens and sweet potato–the most innovative combination for a vegetarian Benedict that I’ve ever seen in Houston! Plus, the eggs were perfectly cooked with just the right amount of yolk–you’d be surprised with how many places get that wrong. Also it was served with a fresh, light frickase salad and vinaigrette, which is a 180 from the typical heavy fried potato side that usually accompanies eggs. I do love me some breakfast potatoes, but the eggs on the plate were so filling, it was nice to balance out the dish with something lighter.
The Crab Cake Benedict was plated similarly and looked equally delicious.
Natalie got the Croissant French Toast with the spiked berries and wings. After consulting Yelp, this seemed to be the most popular dish on there so we couldn’t not try it out. The French toast croissant was aaaahhmazing and plenty filling. The bite I tried was absolutely buttery and delightful! Natalie liked it so much she recommended not even needing the added wings.
What’s great about Lucille’s (in addition to the food), is that its location makes it a perfect stopover before spending at day at the museums or Hermann Park. It’d be a great place to bring out of town guests who want to enjoy some good southern food and a bit of Houston culture. Although we sat indoors, the patio outside also looks relaxing and enjoyable if the weather is nice. Lucille’s is a must add to anyone’s brunch list!
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