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Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant & Lounge

By far Houston's nicest place to enjoy Ethiopian food, Lucy features three separate areas in its sprawling restaurant: a full bar, a standard American dining room and a more traditional Ethiopian one that encourages you to lounge on the pillow-laden floor while you eat. Prices are very reasonable, especially considering the amount of food you receive. And while there are some non-Ethiopian dishes for any in the group who aren't keen on the East African cuisine, the best stuff here comes out with a pile of fluffy injera bread: ruddy doro wat stew, berbere-scented kitfo and a vegetarian platter piled high with lentils, greens, cabbage and more.
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Lot available