Brennan's of Houston
Brennan's of Houston

Brennan's of Houston

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brennanshouston.com/
  • Phone: 7135229711x
  • 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: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • 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 7135353380x
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Brennan's of Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
324 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (248)romantic (208)fit for foodies (153)great for brunch (150)notable wine list (121)great for lunch (91)good for groups (83)neighborhood gem (77)great for outdoor dining (47)hot spot (23)scenic view (17)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Exceptional, as always.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Although one always expects Brennan's to be the epitome of fine dining, it is truly an amazing experience to experience the incredibleness each time you visit. I appreciate having such a gem to share with out-of-town clients. Brilliant food, service and experience. Thank you for creating and maintaining such high standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brennan's of Houston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Really enjoyed our brunch. The valet parking staff was efficient and professional. We enjoyed our food, although the portion are really significant; we chose to eat salads for dinner! Our server (Eric) and the support staff were attentive, but intrusively so. We enjoyed the musicians as well as the quiet house music; that added to the truly pleasant experience. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, service, atmosphere- EXCELENT
    HoustonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Brennan's hits all the right notes. Every one of our dining experiences at Brennan's has been exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    DiningOut
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We heard great reviews from friends. Our experience was mediocre. We waited at least 15/20min for our wine and cocktails and the entree that was highly recommended was way too salty and heavy. I would have sent it back if I could. I don't foresee is returning to this restuarant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Rodney was an awesome server, who talked the kitchen into making me an off the menu appetizer that I had enjoyed during a visit last month. He also gave us quite a show for the Bananas Foster! Thank you, Rodney!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing establishment!!!
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Best food ever. This was my first time here and I will definitely be back for special occasions. It's pricey but well worth it once their good hits your lips!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brennan's Keeps Charm
    Princess
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The new Brennan's has managed to keep the cozy charm of the old restaurant. The service is great. The inside is beautiful. The out door patio is lovely. My only hesitation about the new Brennan's has been the menu. The current menu has a wide spectrum of selections, but very limited choices that I like and I usually end up picking the steak. Dessert are fantastic and the 25 cent martinis at lunch are the best deal in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Duck Duck Goose
    t628
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Our server, Thomas was terrible. He paid little to no attention to us (and his other table) the entire time, instead focusing on one table full of women celebrating a birthday. We asked for a couple minutes to review the menu, he came back 10minutes later. He rarely checked on our table to see if we were ok, to the point where the bussers were actually taking care of us and the sommelier filling our glasses. He was an absolute goose. As for the food, it sounds as if I was the only one of 6 that was disappointed with the food as my duck was overcooked, dry, and not tender. I've been to Brennan's on a few occasions and loved it; this was not one of those times.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming, old-style restaurant
    Jeanne
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is such a gem amongst the "new food" scene in Houston. It is what a restaurant experience should be. The staff are professional, polite and very friendly. We felt well taken care of and relaxed when we left. We were celebrating a 12 year old birthday and by the time the band sang to him and they produced a special Birthday dessert with chef's hat, he felt like a special Birthday boy! We love to celebrate special family occassions here as the food is fabulous, the ambiance is quiet and elegant and everyone is attentive to every need. And the new decor is beautiful! Thank you to Brennan's for being a beautiful tradition in Houston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service, Inconsistent Food
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife's meal was great, my meal was terrible. My plate was hot, but the food was cold. I sent it back and still received a hot plate and cold food with no flavor. Then I ordered a wine (pointed to it on their list and specified the year). When the bill comes the wine they actually served was 4x the price of what we ordered. When I protested their mistake. I was chastised by the sommelier for not paying attention. They ended up discounting the wine to 225.00. We eat dinner out 20+ times a month. Second time in 4 months we have received the wrong wine at a restaurant. Funny they never make a mistake and bring our a cheaper wine. Maybe I am naive in believing they are making an honest mistake. This is an easy way to goose the bill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best birthday
    Rosebud
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our sons 22nd birthday and it surpassed our expectations! Our niece joined us for the Chefs dinner and she said it best "the best meal & time I've ever had!" Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    sb23124567VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All the hype - all the disappointment Nice decor but the the service was sub-par & the food was average at best. For a restaurant of this caliber as was expecting more.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great. Fun.
    johnnymac555
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The pork shank was great. Always fun to be seated looking out to the courtyard to watch the weddings and goings-ons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    saintsgrlVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and impeccable service! The restaurant is quiet and intimate. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    hTown
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Haven't been here in awhile. Now I remember what I was missing! We had reservations but ended sitting in the bar because the service was so good while we were having a cocktail. The Ponchatrain is soooooo delish! Husband had shrimp & grits. Its cooked tableside! The cocktails are dynamite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old school
    brazuca
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Good food but too salty and pricey, it has a history but its culinary cant compete with Houstons new scene.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite!
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love this restaurant !! Food is fabulous!!! Service is perfect!! It is a very special place and makes the diners feel special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lively ambience
    dinner42
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It wasn't a romantic dinner for my wife and I as the restaurant was very lively, but ultimately we enjoy it. Food was great, both the starters and the main course. We were a bit disappointed by the dessert, however it could be as well because we're full. Definitely a place to go for southern recipes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor quality food in a nice setting
    KatKat
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was really not that good especially considering the prices. The service and ambiance was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still as great as in the past
    RWH123VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a gem that never goes out of style. Great service. Excellent food. Wish we could go weekly instead of for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had come to expect better
    bulterT
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We did not like the windowless wine room. I was told they did not have my reservation. food was cold by the time it reached our table. We waited 30 minutes for the check, even after I had requested the check.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Experience
    Fabforforty
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I dined at Brennan's with our friends to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We enjoyed the entire experience since it has been over 30 years since we were there. The couple that dined with us were equally pleased with everything. The food and the wait staff were excellent. The one minor comment I would add is I wish the bread had been warm, but that did not take away from our entire experience. Also, the band was an added touch that made it more enjoyable. We do plan to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It felt like I was in the French Quarters in New Orleans. The decor was relaxing and it allowed me to sit back and enjoy my meal. The food was very good as well as the service. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Sadly, no attempt was made to quiet noisy groups of people who never learned how to behave in a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tradition Continues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've never been disappointed at Brennan's. The food iand service are always outstanding. You can't go wrong ordering the turtle soup and Bananas Foster. My only minor complaint was that we were seated upstairs in a fairly sterile room. I prefer to eat downstairs in the main dining room for the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time patron
    simplysherry
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have heard only good things about this restaurant in the past few years. I am so glad that I was able to finally try this fine establishment for myself. I was greeted by the hostess as soon as I stepped inside and was shown where my table was located as I arrived about half an hour early and I decided to sit in the bar area and wait for my guests to arrive. I had a breath-taking view of the outside courtyard while I waited. Our server, Ryan, was the best. I look forward to dining here again in the near future. (the pecan pralines are DELICIOUS).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    Texantravelers5
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We visited for brunch during Restaurants Weeks and had not only a marvelous meal but a wonderful experience as well. Our wait staff was impeccable and allowed us time to enjoy a leisurely paced meal. We asked to look around a bit and were give a delightful tour after our meal. I highly recommend the wing back chairs, they are quite comfortable. My husband has never, I repeat never, spent 2 hours on a meal before. But 2 hours later he emerged from Brennan's smiling and saying what a wonderful, relaxing experience it was. There is hope for him yet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food and the ambiance!
    Ange
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was my first time at Brennan's and I loved the service from Eric and Keys. They gave excellent recommendations and the food and beverages were great. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. I eat out a lot so I will most definitely go back. My friend and I were trying it out for Restaurant Week and I'd heard great things about the restaurant, just happy it met my expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was OUTSTANDING
    BWnTX
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ordered from the HRW menu, which is an exceptional value. Filet Mignon's and Chicken entrees were delicious. Guests favorite - the famous Banana's Foster! Excellent dining experience had by all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • James
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Every bit as good as the original New Orleans location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad it was only lunch they ruined
    hb01VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had to ask for a valet ticket then they couldn't find the car when leaving. Inside, had to ask for right menus and give them back the dessert menus. Had to tell them what they brought was not what we ordered then wait with one person already served. Food was dry, fishy and the oysters were not flushed well. Everything was overcooked and over salted. Really poor considering their history. Brennan's is off my list.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place is great I loved the ambiance. Did not like having to dine upstairs not user friendly for elderly or handicap. Did have hair in food but wait staff was gracious and apologetic. Would dine there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    Peggy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Last week I had the turtle soup and grill added and grits from the restaurant week menu. This week I tried the green salad and the salmon for the restaurant week menu. All were delicious! Today I tried the Mississippi Mud pie and it is decadent! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biscuit
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very disappointed in filets, 3 of us had them and they were all very tough, not the quality we have become accustomed to at Brennan's. the rest of the meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kids Chicken Finger:
    RaeRae
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The kids chicken fingers, french fries and apple juice was over priced for a child. My daughters food cost as much as mine. We could have ordered a regular entree' for her because what we paid and the small portions was high way and consider it as robbery. Horrible to over price a child's meal as such. If I have to bring my daughter with me in the future, we will not return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DininGemVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Brennan's is a long-standing tradition in Houston, and despite some unforeseen events, has managed to stay among the top restaurants in town. We recently confirmed the high quality of his place. The turtle soup remains outstanding as is the escargots in crepes. My boneless ribey was superb, although my wife's filet remained rare even after sending it back to the kitchen to get to "medium-rare". Desserts were excellent, and they accommodated our special wishes with a smile. Certainly worth a return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Remarkable!
    Mkdishman
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I went to Brennan's for our 48th anniversary. It was absolutely wonderful! The restaurant is warm, elegance and they make you feel so comfortable. I can't say enough about the service, you did not want for anything. The food, was absolutely delicious, as always. As an appetizer, the Chef sent us a plate of seafood canapés for our special occasion, and also a plate of pralines (dessert) with Happy Anniversary on it. We are planning on New Years Eve dinner at Brennan's, can't wait!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • an awesome 1st experience!
    eatalldayandnight247
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    garlic bread was off da chain! turtle soup was actually very tasty. filet mignon was good, but that bananas foster and bread pudding was a done deal - foreals! only regret was...we should have came sooner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around!
    GulliverVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    True to Brennan family hospitality. Lovely birthday lunch for a lovely lady.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest of Houston's Fine Dining
    jcaynon
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Brennan's is fine dining at it's finest. It sets the standard by which I judge other high end restaurants. The food is excellent and the staff is helpful and knowledgable without being intrusive. I suggest the turtle soup (with sherry) and... anything else on the menu. I have never had a bad meal there. If the cost is prohibitive, try them during Houston's Restaurant Weeks. You get the Brennan's experience at a fraction of the cost.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.