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Lucille's Grill

B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 40.756787 -73.988448
nr. Seventh Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-997-4144 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, BBQ, Southern/Soul, Steakhouse
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

bbkingblues.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-1am; Fri-Sat, 11am-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.

Prices

$22-$39

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

In theory, it makes sense for a vaunted live-music venue like B.B. King’s to have an in-house restaurant. Lucille’s has both a pleasantly spacious dining room (separate from the main performance space, and filled with polished wood and comfy booths) and an agreeable-sounding menu of Southern-style comfort food (brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, “pit-roasted” chicken). But the food disappoints. Though the portions of fried catfish fingers and a barbecued chicken sandwich are massive, the fish fingers are lukewarm and slightly soggy, and the sauce on the sandwich is heat-free and sparingly applied. A side order of “spicy” red-pepper-and cabbage coleslaw is likewise gargantuan—it comes in what looks like a small tureen—and similarly tepid. It’s wiser to come for drinks and watch one of the top-notch local blues acts, like Sharp Edge and the Junior Mack Band, that play for free every night—and then head a few blocks east to Spanky’s for your barbecue fix.

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