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Brennan's of Houston
Brennan's of Houston
  • Address:
    3300 Smith Street
    Houston, TX 77006
    Midtown / Montrose
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $31 to $50

Brennan's of Houston Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brennanshouston.com/
  • Phone: (713) 522-9711
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:45 PM- 10:00 PM

    ****DRESS CODE****
    Jackets Preferred - NO Shorts, Flip-Flops, Torn Jeans, Beach Wear or Athletic Wear will be Seated
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Danny Trace
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We know that each event is special and at Brenan’s, our mission is to make your event a great memory.

    From 10-150, we offer several dining rooms to accommodate your party size as well as full restaurant buy-outs.

    Ballroom-seats up to 160: One of Houston's oldest and most distinguished private party settings which may be divided into 3 smaller rooms.

    Little Room-seats up to 18: Great for an intimate group.

    Solarium-seats up to 40: Whimsical design perfect for casual luncheon.

    Courtyard Balcony-seats up to 30: Beautiful view of the Courtyard can be enjoyed from every table in this second floor dining room.

    Wine Room-seats up to 30: An elegant second floor working wine room.

    John Staub-seats up to 36: Named after the building's famed architect, this cozy room enjoys a fireplace and outdoor views.

    Terms of Endearment-seats up to 30: Named after the movie which was filmed in part here.

  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Wilker (713) 535-3380
  • Entertainment: For weekend diners, Brennan’s Creole Jazz Brunch remains a four-star tradition among Houston's Sunday brunch enthusiasts. The air is filled with an abundance of tantalizing jazz music and the fragrance of fresh flowers; southern mainstays and twists on classic favorites are graciously served in sun-filled dining areas.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stuart
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available but limited. Valet parking is recommended.
A word from Brennan's of Houston
Since our 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Brennan's of Houston has evolved into the city's premier destination for memorable dining served with true Southern hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "Overall, disappointing! We went to enjoy brunch, and the entrees of Eggs Brennan and soft shell crab were only marginally acceptable. The crab itself was large and full of meat; however, the prep (using some unknown coating) left me almost in tears. It was crunchy to a fault and tasteless. My guest started with turtle soup, and she claimed it was good. My app was a strange and almost bitter tasting avocado asparagus vichyssoise with lump crab meat. The traditional method of preparing vichy is my favorite soup on the planet, but this version was a strike out on three pitches. Desserts of bread pudding and lemon meringue pie were just middle of the road. One bright spot was the professional and unobtrusive service. Come on Brennan's!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "From the valet parking to the dessert always excellent. This restaurant is a must visit, for locals as well as out-of-towners."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was a wonderful evening. The patio took us back to New Orleans and provided a relaxing transition from a busy day into an expertly timed, delicious and thoroughly satisfying dinner. All four of us declared it our best meal in ages."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Truly enjoy Brennan's of Houston. Never have been disappointed. Staff make sure all needs are met and very attentive. Food is excellent and the chef even came out to make sure we were pleased with our food. Outstanding. Not to leave off the entertainment - Leo was fantastic and so engaging. Truly appreciate the experience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is my second time to visit and love the atmosphere and the food items to choose from. The pralines are outstanding and the waiters are friendly and helpful with choices. Great seafood choices and best turtle soup ever~~"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "great place. our waiter joe gave us a tour of the place after dinner. lots of great history as he told us of how the place looked before the fire 10 years ago. food was great. the three course meals were really quite a good value. it was worth having to buy a pair of pants so i could go. only packed shorts for summertime houston!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service, and ambience in a beautiful setting. Louisiana cuisine at its finest. Elegant and yet relaxing. There is nothing else quite like Brennan's in Houston."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The cooking at our redone Brennan's is nothing like the old one we loved. The New Orleans flavor is lacking. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Dinner at Brennan ' s is something to write home about. We were visiting Houston for a boys volleyball tournament and had eaten out with a very large group for 3 nights...total train wteck. Brennan ' s was quiet, elegant and the food and service were absolutely outstanding. I will be dreaming about the Harris filet and the bananas foster for a long time. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Took a friend here for her birthday - it was her first visit but she was familiar with the restaurant. She really enjoyed it. The main dining room is just gorgeous. The wing back chairs make for an intimate experience. Stellar service and of course the food was delicious. Looking forward to returning in the future."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The service was impeccable. If you plan on going to Brennan's, I eould suggest that you request Joe as your server. He portrayed thorough knowledge of the menu and was able to guide us in our decision. I greatly enjoyed my experience and will definitely be a return consumer!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the food is refined with unusual raw material. service is high level, huge harmchairs are so romantic and cosy.... perfect good restaurant"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "david anderson- "the wine guy"- made an excellent recommendation- we wanted a napa cab and he walked us through the list to the perfect bottle - turned out that a napa blend was the best choice and a great value marcelino is a one of a kind- he served us as if it were our last meal ever! so authentic, so personable"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything was great. Everyone, from the car hops to the hostess, bar keeper, and waiters were superb. The drinks, soups, and desserts were great. This restaurant is affiliated with that part of the Brennan family from New Orleans that has expanded into many restaurants. I have eaten at most of them, and the experience has always been flawless. The entree selections at this restaurant leave a lot to be desired, and do not come close to those at it's sister restaurants. I think management has tweaked the dishes to offer a Texas based menu. I'm sure from the number of diners at lunch Sunday that the menu is working. I guess I am spoiled by the New Orleans restaurants. Anyway, other than the entrees, our experience was great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Wonderful food and service. Excellent wine list and Dan Anderson is a very knowledgeable sommelier. Special occassions for sure, more often if you can!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We go to Brennan's 2-3 times a year and it is one of our favorite restaurants. But this visit was sub par. We were put on the second floor with the C team. The food was good but it was not the Brennans we are used to. And the dress code issues are a whole other matter. The lack of enforcement just ruins the atmosphere!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The wife and I were out for date night and Brennan's delivered a remarkable performance. We have dined at the Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans many times and Brennan's, which has a very similar menu, completely blows them out of the water. The wait staff pays every attention to detail, can't say enough great things about this restaurant. Definitely recommend highly!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Title days it all. The restaurant says "jackets preferred for men", but only about 10% complied. Noise level is high for an intimate dinner. Extensive wine list. Food & service makes overall experience worthwhile."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I always enjoy the food and ambience at Brennan's. It's been in Houston for many years, but the experience never gets old!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It had been 20 years since we had celebrated our very first anniversary at Brennan's as we had moved away from Houston almost that many years ago. Since we had to be in town on our 21st anniversary we knew Brennan's was the perfect spot. It did not disappoint in the slightest. The service was perfect from the host who congratulated us to the waiter who was both friendly and perfectly professional. The food was just as good as we remembered and maybe better since we could appreciate it more have dined all over the world in the last 20 years. Overall it was a wonderful experience and will be our choice for any special occasion when we are in Houston."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our waiter was exceptional....... Ordered the turtle soup, lamb chops and cornbread pudding."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was outstanding. Could not go wrong with any choice you made. The parlines at the front door were also to die for."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "from seating style to black napkins, to impeccable service, Brennans did not disappoint. Food was excellent, wine list impressive and new premises are classy and extensive."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We were disappointed in our latest visit to Brennan's. My wife's pecan crusted fish was over-cooked and my shrimp & grits had such an overpowering taste of goat cheese, I couldn't taste the sauce, elaborately prepared at the table."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The service was a bit off. Perhaps they were down a person or two? And seating in the area to the left of the hostess stand is loud. Too many hard surfaces. As for the main dining room for a quieter lunch."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Sunday Brunch can't get any better. The staff is informative and professional, the food is consistently great."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. All equals a fantastic business lunch."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "All the atmosphere of the original Brennan's in New Orleans' French Quarter, but better food and service, and less "touristy"- my favorite. Staff is marvelous "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Brunch at Brennan's includes a special menu that allows choice among a dozen dishes and appetizers and close to that number of desserts. Food is exceptional and the service could not be better. There were 3 of us and we dined alongside groups of as many as 12. All were served promptly and efficiently and made to feel welcomed. Live music with a travelling band visiting each table for a few moments adds to the ambiance. Very much a Creole Louisiana style restaurant with seafood, grits, pork and lots of sauces on the menu. Add this to your "must visit" places."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Excellent! We celebrated my daughter's 19th birthday here, and everything was superb. Food, Service, and overall experience were outstanding. Brennan's is one of Houston's best treasures."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had our Rehearsal Dinner, many birthdays and special events here! Nice lunch BUT they forgot we had a birthday and graduation event we were celebrating. I put that down when I made the reservation. The restaurant was not full. There were two other birthdays celebrated but our table was not acknowledged. Felt a bit forgotten. No big hat. Silly but that is the thing we look forward to the most. The second waiter was very attentive. Food was good as always but not the birthday jazz!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Service polished and attentive; food great. (We were kept waiting in the corridor for our table, then re-directed to the bar, sat down, then table was ready - slightly inept) overall a good experience, though."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great food Great Service and really fantastic service. Would recommend to all my friends who like cajun food"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The problem with Brennan's is they are so consistent - you expect great food and great service and you get it every time. I always keep Brennan's in mind for a special occasion or pre-theater."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Brennan's never disappoints - the food is fabulous, the staff is welcoming, the restaurant is beautiful. It's a comfortable restaurant to be in. Food is unbelievably good from steaks to blueberry glazed quail to redfish Pontchartrain. And the desserts!!!!!!! Lemon meringue pie, strawberry shortcake (with shortcake not sponge). My starter of Hill Country quail with dumplings was SO GOOD, I asked the chef for the recipe and he gave me his card - told me to email him. How nice is that? Never ever disappoints."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "what a lovely and elegant brunch for mothers. love the showmanship of the bananas foster tableside preparation. very prompt with the reservation. quick valet service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great Atmosphere, great service, outstanding menu!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Brought mom here for mothers day early! Was the best! Drinks and food great!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Went with some clients and had a blast. Wonderful meal and service. A memory to enjoy for sure. Not easy on the wallet though."
    Dined on 5/6/2014