Best Ethiopian Restaurant Houston 2013 - Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge
Ethiopian restaurants are not often described as places "to see and be seen," but at Lucy it's hard not to scan the energetic dining room decorated in deep shadowy reds and soft lighting in hopes of spotting a celebrity (or being mistaken for one). You don't have to go hungry or broke while you stargaze, however, because this isn't some Los Angeles lounge with snobby waiters and lame food. Although its humdrum exterior hardly suggests sophistication, Lucy provides fastidious yesimir watt (red lentils in pepper sauce) plus some specialties like the banatu (chopped lean beef served with homemade cheese and a boiled egg). After dinner, you can even work off all that injera on the in-house dance floor, though sitting back with a Scotch and a dessert sampler (Baklava! Ice cream! Napoleons!) works, too.