Me entristeze tener que dar por medio de este medio mi mala experiencia que yo y mi marido tuvimos en este club anoche. Estabamos tan agusto hasta ayer de ir a un lugar que nos hiciera sentir como en familia sin tener que preocurme de la discriminación que nosotros los latinos estamos experimentado en este país, pero desafortunadamente no fue así.Ayer sábado hize una reservacion, llegue mucho antes de lo requerido para poder asegurar mi lugar, Estuve yo y mi marido ordenando bebidas a lo cual a la mesera se le olvido cobrarnos una bebida y nosotros le recordamos, le volvimos a ordenar otra bebida. cuando nos páramos a bailar y regresamos a nuestra mesa ya la mesera había dado a otras personas nuestra mesa según ella al "dueño". Sin notificación ni señales de humo. Ella procedio en darnos otra mesa la cual también ya estaba ocupada por que habían bebidas, cuando le pregunte si ya no nos moverían otra vez su respuesta fue " es que ustedes no estaban consumiendo bebidas"...lo cual es mentira, sin contar que se le olvido darnos la bebida que le acabábamos de ordenar! Muchas personas se dieron cuenta, esto nos causo una vergüenza terrible, a ningún cliente se le tiene que tratar así. Aparte que nos quitan la mesa, aparte que se les olvida la bebida, aparte que hacen falsos todavía tener que aguantar la avergüenza!! A este club no volvemos a ir.Que decepción nos llevamos, espero que a otras personas no les pase la mala experiencia que este lugar nos hizi pasar.
I am in agreement with other reviewers on several recurring issues including the service which can be slow, and the high prices for small portions of food prepared competently yet without real inspiration. The menu itself is also somewhat limited in choices, particulalry for dinner.Executive Chef Ryan Pera is the inspiration behind the kitchen of The Grove. One of the best times to visit the restaurant is during its famed Sunday Brunch. It is when the natural lighting is at its best and is perfect for a front seat to the weekend festivities downtown. The restaurant offers a variety of creative spirits that set the mood for an urban relaxed lunch. One of the only places in Houston to offer a Clear Spicy Bloody Mary, The Grove has recently added a Banana Margarita to its drink list, which includes herradura silver tequila and coconut crunch, accentuating a fruity kick to brunch.A word of advice –be sure to use the restaurant’s convenient and fast valet parking services when downtown is busy. Parking in and around the park can often be hard, if not impossible, to find, depending on the festivities going on at the time.
My friends talked it up. Saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't beleive I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go.My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me.Almost everyone in the place was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to fill the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. It tasted just fine though. The service was fine and the people were freindly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back.I give it 4 stars because the place was PACKED. We had to wait in line to be seated at 9am. During our meal it began to rain hard but people kept coming! It may not be my kind of place but apparently, it is for lots of others!
My friends talked it up...saying, it was a wonderful spot and they couldn't believe I hadn't been there (being a native Houstonian) so I decided to go.My take on it was that I was unimpressed by the drab uninviting exterior & interior, the smell of grease permeating the air, the leaning undersized tables that were cluttered with condiments, and the perfectly square dining room that held it's diners shoulder to shoulder. The place felt like it needed a good cleaning to me. Almost everyone there was overweight (including myself) which directly correlates to the type of food they serve. Remember when your grandmother use to cover the bottom of her cast iron skillet with oil to make eggs? Yeah...that's what ALL of the food is like. The service was good and the people were friendly (patrons and staff) but I won't be back.Though this may not be my kind of place, it apparently is for many many others. It was PACKED at 9am on a rainy Saturday morning so they must be doing something right. :)
A truly Greek culinary experience, complete with recorded Greek folk music! Our waitstaff person (Vicky) was quite attentive and equally paced the appetizers to entrees to dessert. No rush, no fuss... she's great. The food was phenomenal; began with their Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and Keftedes (homemade Greek meatballs)... wonderful but would ask for sour cream or Greek yogurt instead of their marinara side sauce...Then on to the entrée selection of Moussaka (referred to by many as Greek Lasagna)... equally well prepared and so very moist! We so prayed that we would (and did) have room for dessert- what else but Baklava (a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened (and held together) with honey, indescribably delicious). So, 1) Ask for Vicky, 2) Go hungry!, and 3) ENJOY! The only negative of this experience was they did not yet have their liquor license but by next month all will be just super. Hoping they will carry authentic Greek wines.
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.