Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant
Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant (Ethiopian Yellow Pages) is an example of authenticity of Ethiopian food. Our experience cooking in the finest restaurants, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests.
Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Named after the fossil hominid discovered in Ethiopia, Lucy does things a little differently than most of its competition.
An appetizer of kitfo—the tartare-like raw beef—arrives in sandwich form, stuffed into a crusty baguette with lots of spiced butter.
Another house specialty, giro giro,features red-wine-marinated morsels of tenderloin in a flame-lit pot, further ignited by green chilies.
The traditional line isn’t lost—many families gather over blankets of injeraladen with richly flavored stews.
An evening at Lucy calls to mind its inspiration’s Amharic name, Dinknesh. Translation: You are marvelous.
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Had this place bookmarked and decided to finally give them a try a few days ago with another foodie! I enjoy this cuisine, although I must admit it took some time before I got to truly enjoy and appreciate it.
Located in an area with so many other options for Ethiopian food, I couldn’t help but wonder how do they even compete?! On a Monday evening, it wasn’t super packed so getting seated right away wasn’t an issue. There were a few other patrons. The space is cozy and intimate and there is some outdoor seating.
I enjoyed our meal. We shared the awaze lamb and beef tibs with a side of tomato salad and cabbage. For the most part, everything was tasty. I found the beef to be a little too dry, but it was still flavorful. I asked for extra awaze sauce on the side and I thought it would have been a tad bit spicier but it was still good. They bring a basket of injera with the meal and we ended up needing a few extras (no charge).
I like that they offer vegan options here. I have a friend who also shares a love for Ethiopian food so next time she’s in town, Lucy could be an option.
I would say they could improve on their service. Right after handing us menus, our server was ready for us to place our order and when we stated we needed just a few more minutes, she disappeared for like 20 minutes. This won’t stop me from coming back here again, but the overall experience wasn’t anything for me to brag about!