Our party of 8 first-timers had a good time at Lucille's on a fairly busy Friday night. We were seated at a semi-circle booth upstairs with one person having to sit in a chair on the diameter as it was nowhere near big enough for us to seat 8 people. However we appreciated the opportunity to sit in a circle rather than at two tables pushed together.
We started with a round of drinks including a few specialty frozen cocktails, a pitcher of beer, and a couple of glasses of wine. The options were numerous but quite overpriced. Also ordered cheese curds and spinach artichoke dip. The curds rival any in Madison (including those at the Old Fashioned) but our spinach artichoke dip came out as guacamole. Our server, when informed, was apologetic and took responsibility for the mistake and promptly had the spinach artichoke dip delivered to the table. Both the guacamole and the spinach artichoke dip were very good.
For our main course several folks ordered pizzas while two of us ordered the fried chicken tacos. The tacos were outstanding although, again, priced a bit high. The pizzas looked very good, especially the wood-fired rounds. We finished with one of each of the desserts on the menu which weren't anything to write home about. In fact the skillet cookie actually tasted as if it had been pre-made days earlier and there wasn't near enough ice cream included.
All in all, the vibe was cool albeit a bit on the noisy side. The decor and the historical building mesh well and a view of the capitol while dining is always a plus. We all responded that we'd return soon, although I might have to check them out during happy hour to take advantage of more reasonable prices.