Brennan's of Houston
The food is amazing. The serviceThe food is amazing. The service was not up to par- perfunctory, but not excellent. Overall, very good.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always!We celebrated Mother's Day with Saturday brunch and it was great. Food was excellent and service was nice as usual.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSeated in the overflow roomMy family and I have enjoyed coming to Brennan's for decades. There is noting like their brunch with the turtle soup! The only flaw in an otherwise fantastic Mother's Day brunch (a day early) was that we were seated in the banquet room upstairs rather than in the dining room. The room is nice, and I hosted an event in the next room recently, but it is not the same as being in the main dining room. We were disappointed when the large empty room began to fill with groups that were either underdressed or had many children. Otherwise, we enjoyed the food and the service. We will be back soon, but we will ask for the main dining room.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHistoric beauty!Overall a very good experince: Attended with out of town guests.
Interesting menu items, beauty of the restaurant, historic location, courtyard. winelist, experienced wait staff and management. Meal was excellent and Bananas Foster not to be missed!!
Will certainly be back again.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPut it on the Bucket ListBetween Houston and New Orleans this is probably my fourth or fifth visit to Brennan's. This time the food was very good but not outstanding. The service was impeccable. For men they prefer jackets, and from my perspective it's worth dressing up -- somehow it just adds to the overall experience (unless it's a humid day in the middle of summer). Brennan's is an institution; worth going at least once in your life.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful! The escargot crepeWonderful! The escargot crepe was amazing. Love Brennan's!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAnnual TraditionOnce a year, in the spring, I like to dust off the ranch dust, dress up and haul my man out for a really nice Sunday brunch. This was the second year in a row that we selected Brennan's for our outing and it was a pleasure. Friends joined us and I had asked for a quieter spot due to my boyfriend's hearing impairment. Our table was in one of the upstairs dining room and it really did help my mate to hear the conversation. I love the fact that Brennan's doesn't fool around with brunch classics and does it so perfectly. It was a really relaxing and satisfying event for all four of us at our table.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMixed bag of excellenceBrennan's remains the quintessential "special occasion" restaurant, but with a few missteps. The ambiance is luxurious and the service is exceptional. Most ordered the filet (one of the specials), and though mine arrived medium well as opposed to the medium rare I ordered, replacement was brought so swiftly, I hardly noticed. It was exceptional! Had a side of the goat cheese grits, and can't recommend them; very dry and lacked flavor. More salt and cream would do wonders. The crab that came with the filets was succulent. Mine was flawless, but my friend found a number of crab shell pieces in hers. I do not recommend the bread pudding, as It 's made like a flan and was much to floury. The banana's foster was exquisite, however.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI went to celebrate my mom'sI went to celebrate my mom's birthday with the fam. It was our first time here, recommended by a friend.
The atmostphere was great, the food was not as great as I've had for the price. It was different, but I would not rate it as "outstanding". I will have to try something different next time.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food. A greatOutstanding food. A great experience. The only disappointment was the Bananas Foster. A little undone and short on flavor. Overall, the experience was great.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionsThis restaurant is always a winner. The food is absolutely excellent. Anyone who is celebrating a special occasion will find this very satisfying. I plan to go again when it is a normal occasion. It is a bit expensive, but okay. Parking valet service is very good too.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Houston BrunchBrennan's is has done everything right. The atmosphere is perfect for fine dining and the best brunch in Houston. Service is courteous. There is a variety of food options for a large group. The chefs knock it out of the park!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe keep coming backNormally we do the kitchen table. But this time it was just me and my wife for an anniversary. Food and service were top quality.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 4 Special Occasions/PralinesI always enjoy Brennan's, and often choose it as the place to go to celebrate my birthday. The prices are pretty high, making the restaurant more suitable for special occasions. If you like pralines, skip dessert and grab a few small pralines from the tower on your way out.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food not overly priced.great food not overly priced. loved the banana fosters. would return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI absolutely LOVE Brennan'sI absolutely LOVE Brennan's Restaurant. From the service, the drinks, the food, and the overall atmosphere -- everything is perfect down the the tiniest detail.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice white tableclothVery nice white tablecloth restaurant with attentive, friendly staff. Food was good but a little high in salt. Enjoyed the history of Brennans.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff were marvelousThe wait staff were marvelous - attentive without being intrusive, and very helpful. Our business guests from Italy and France were impressed with the food, ambiance, and the physical aspects of Brennan's.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my mother-in-law'sCelebrated my mother-in-law's 82nd bday with a great Sunday Brunch.
Incredible service. Had a great jazz quartet sing at the table, which was just amazing.
Food was very good and the presentation very nice.
Felt the warmth of New Orleans.
Highly recommend Sunday brunch.
Plan to go back for dinner and check out the courtyard and bar area.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI Must Go backThe service at Brennan's was awesome! I loved the Shrimp & Grits and the Banana's Foster.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBrennan's food was wonderful,Brennan's food was wonderful, and the staff was extremely attentive. It was a fabulous birthday celebration with a visit from the chef and invitation to come to the kitchen. Overall, it was a delightful evening.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our 42nd weddingWe celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary and wanted a quiet romantic restaurant with memorable food. Being from Lousiana, we knew we couldn't go wrong with Brennan's! Excellent food and quiet atmosphere! The waiters are very accomodating and attentive. Make sure you try the Strawberry Salad and Bananas Foster (prepared tableside)!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you're looking for a gemIf you're looking for a gem of a restaurant, you've found it in Brennan's. I highly recommend it.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, Brennan's was wonderful!As always, Brennan's was wonderful! Perfectly prepared meals, beutifully presented and impeccable service!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to its billingHad a memorable brunch at Brennan's in early April. This is definitely a spot for special occasions-- we were surrounded by people celebrating birthdays and the like. That's neither a positive or negative. Service is formal-- a bit of a throwback-- but not overbearing or pompous.
Brunch is pricey-- between $35 and $40+ depending on the entree selection-- but was very tasty, if not revelatory. I probably wouldn't go frequently if I lived in Houston, but I would definitely go again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, we had a wonderfulAs usual, we had a wonderful experience at Brennan's. It does not rest on its laurels, it always has new, inventive food along with their classics. The service was excellent. They got us out on time for the theatre. Everything was perfect.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have always enjoyed Brennan'sI have always enjoyed Brennan's dining for special occasions with friends and family.
The downside of this visit was many people were dressed inappropriately for
dinner. Has the dress code been eliminated or relaxed? If so, it spoils the
gentlee atmosphere of your lovely restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best service we have hadThe best service we have had in a Houston area restaurant !4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in the area for aWe were in the area for a conference and had dined many times at other Brennan's establishments. We saved this location for our last night in town. Wise choice. We will have fond memories, now, of what had previously been a mediocre Houston experience. The food was superb, the service friendly and the wine choices perfect. Thanks for a great evening.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJersey Girl Visits BrennansVisiting from New Jersey for the NCEA Convention in April - food was superb as well as the service. Everyone was attentive without being overbearing, and a warm Houston welcome was had by all. A touch of New Orleans in Houston; made this Jersey Girl feel right at home!, The escargot wasn't too bad either.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely restaurant with exceptionaA lovely restaurant with exceptional food. The shrimp chippewa was excellent and the steak was outstanding. I loved the atmosphere, felt like being on the French quarter. The service was very attentive. This was our first time there, but I'm sure we will go back for a special night out.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service.Amazing food and service. Highly recommend the Oyster BLTs for the table to start. I had the gumbo, which is one of the best in town. Everyone else had turtle soup and loved it. You can't go wrong with dessert, but why go there and not have bananas foster?3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's my favorite restaurantIt's my favorite restaurant in Houston. Food is fabulous. Service is Perfect!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as always, classicWonderful as always, classic turtle soup to start and bananas foster to finish off every time we visit. We then try to choose something different for the entree. Never been disappointed here. Always take a few prailines "for the kids" on the way out the door.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dining in HoustonAlways an outstanding experience that is unrivaled by any other restaurant. I always recommend this restaurant to friends visiting Houston.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbience is outstanding -Ambience is outstanding - glich on survey wouldn't let me select that. One of Houston's best restaurants!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter a 20 year absence, theAfter a 20 year absence, the food is better than ever.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBrennan's is my go-to placeBrennan's is my go-to place for client lunches.....always oustanding3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBrennans is known for quality/consiBrennans is known for quality/consistent food and excellent service - every time! We had a wonderful dinner and then caught their shuttle to the theater. It was the perfect evening!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI aksked for a quiet tableI aksked for a quiet table and we were seated in the back a garden room. It was great. Our waiter Lockhart(? spelling) was superb! He was on top of everything. John who worked with him was excellent as well. The chef cooked our desserts table side and he was not only good but like all the wait sense were engaging and excellent.
The food was wonderful as well.The wine list was also great.
We will return and ask for the same wait staff.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEPIC Dining Experience!Had an AMAZING anniversary dinner. We were seated in the kitchen at the "kitchen table", and received exemplary service complete with wine-pairings. They created a custom menu for us, and the chef that prepared it brought each course and took care to describe it in detail to us. A truly memorable evening, we loved every minute of it.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways glad to return here.Food very good but not as wonderful as I remember it 6 years ago. Service outstanding. Note that jackets are required in main dining room at dinner but perfectly fine in "the other" dining room, in fact, I prefer it - quieter, smaller. Patio dining great in good weather. Had a great bottle of Pinot Noir that waiter recommended but it was pretty expensive (I'm sure, having perused the extensive wine list, though someone else was paying). Appreciated having a 3 hour dinner to catch up with someone I hadn't seen in 10 years w/o being rushed. I always get the 1-1-1 appetizer.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM