Our Short History

How we’ve started our restaurant.

Who’s the ideal person to show you round a new city? Someone local who shares your interests, right? Right. That’s it: the insider’s view of a city, from people like you.

When you’re travelling, time is precious. You want to get the most out of it. Instead of some trendy, overpriced diner on a crowded tourist street, you want to find that hidden gem of a neighborhood restaurant. You want to explore; you want the adventure. And now, you have a guide.

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar is readying to remodel a shuttered tuxedo retail store around the corner from the market and a couple of blocks west of the Palms.

Lucy is the common name of a specimen of A. afarensis, a direct ancestor of modern day humans whose ancient bones were discovered in the town of Hadar in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression. Lucy is estimated to have lived 3.2 million years ago and is the first homonoid skeleton to be discovered. She is the missing link in the evolutionary spectrum showing the deep roots of our species in the African continent. Our restaurant and lounge celebrates the roots of humanity in Ethiopia – which you will find in our food, art-gallery, and festivities. We are family owned and operated with friendly staff, delicious food and drink ,and a great atmosphere. Please stop in to eat, drink, relax, and have fun. We’d love to have you!