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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Brennan's of Houston reviews from OpenTable diners
323 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (253)romantic (210)fit for foodies (157)great for brunch (151)notable wine list (130)great for lunch (94)good for groups (89)neighborhood gem (80)great for outdoor dining (53)hot spot (23)scenic view (18)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Dine like fine wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Besides the excellent service the ambiance was awesome. Celebrating the wife's birthday with family was special and our waiter made it a pleasant dining experience. The special birthday treat and recognition was memorable. The food was excellent and let's not forget the by your table bananas foster, muah, excellent. Would I recommend this place, you betcha.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not so great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was nothing short of amazing! But the service we received was definitely lacking. It took about 20 minutes to even take our order. It actually took a while to even get a menu. Maybe it was just a bad night for the wait staff. But I would definitely go back! The turtle soup is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre theatre dining
    LuvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had an early dinner at Brennan's before seeing a play . The food,service and whole dining experience could not have been better. Our waiter knew we were on a schedule and promptly took our orders and then delivered an excellent dinner to the table . My Turtle Soup was divine and the grilled Mahi Mahi was delicious . Best of all Brennan's provides a shuttle to downtown event venues . Our wonderful dinner was followed by a very relaxed ride in the shuttle to the door of the Hobby Center and then back to the restaurant at the conclusion of the play .Perfect evening !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice day date
    Msbusinesswoman
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was great. Service was little slow. We were disappointed that after dinner we could not have one more 25 cent martini at the bar. The bartender stated it was for the lunchro only yet when we were here just one month prior they allowed us to have a 25 cent martini at the bar since we had already eaten and purchased an entree. This left us feeling badly about our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic DInner
    LIZZYVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I took my husband for a nice dinner to Brennan's. The appetizer was very tasty as we ordered turtle soup. They also have a trio soup that let's you sample difference flavors of soups. It was then followed by the main courses and some pecan pie for dessert. We were very pleased with the attentiveness of the waitstaff. I would definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Brennan's has to be one of the top restaurants in Houston if not the top one. Great ambience, food is outstanding, and the service is usually outstanding. Our waiter was good, but we have had more attentive ones. We love the elegance of Brennan's and were a bit disappointed to see an individual at the next table wearing a baseball cap inside the restaurant and attired in blue jeans and a T shirt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our 1st Year Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We celebrated our 1st Anniversary there on Thursday night; they made sure we had a wonderful romantic table for two; the wait staff provided excellent service all night long and the management even took us on a tour of the wine storage areas and the kitchen areas. It was a perfect night and we will definitely fine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Brennan's delicious tried and true Louisiana classics are supplemented by creative regional seasonal specialties. The wine list has impressive breadth across regions and varietals. The service is friendly while remaining curteous and professional. This very well run establishment deserves its place near the top of Houston fine dining. I am already looking forward to my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BHANVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Brennan's - flawless as usual! Freshest fish, creative menu with new dishes based on seasonal produce as well as the dishes that made them famous: Turtle soup, shrimp remoulade, crab cakes and bananas fosters... all done to perfection. What could be better?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional in Houston
    teaTerry
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Brennans has one of the best duck dishes we have ever had in the world!! Half a duck very reminiscent of Peking duck but with a slightly sweet crunchy skin. The stuffing is like the fillings used in the primary duck skin pancakes in a really good Taiwanese or Shanghainese restaurant. The lobster enchilada appetizer was also exceptional. Desserts were so-so. John Ramos - the sommelier who's card says "Wine Guy" - was so gracious that he gave us a half hour tour of the kitchen - wow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Brunch!!!
    doxiemommaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Fantastic food and the best value in Houston!! Can't go wrong with anything on the menu!! Today had the Texas Quail Pot Pie, Cauliflower and White Bean Soup, Eggs Benedict, Texas Ratatouille Frittata, Pecan Pie and Ruby's Lemon Meringue Pie. Simply the best food, service and value in Houston. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good experience.
    LocalDiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was a very nice experience for a special occasion. (Sister's 60th birthday.). Our waiter was very patient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    realEhungry
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had high hopes for this place. Took my girlfriend here for her birthday with hopes of a nice night, but instead had an experience that left us with questions about the type of service provided here. I was told that as you enter, you're greeted and offered cookies. Neither of those happened. There were two other birthdays at the same time we were there, in which the other customers received extra attention and surprises you would normally see at restaurants. However, I guess my girlfriend and I weren't worthy of normal services. I read someone else's review concerning questionable service here, but I didn't want to believe it. Overall food was ok and we tried to make the best of the evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been a long time
    DrewJ
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I hadn't been to Brennan's in a number of year's, since before the fire. My wife had never been. As we finished our meal, we both remarked that it was one of the best meals that we've had in the three years we've been together. All parts of the meal were great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service, Good Food
    food4life
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Brennan's did not fail to impress. While the food was good, the customer service and atmosphere were oustanding! We recommend the Red Fish Pontchartrain and the White Chocolate Bread Pudding. Also the pralines are actually quite good and this is from a South Carolina and Georgia Pralines connoisseur. It is a great place for special occasions and it will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional, as always.
    blessedbe
    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 is Brennan's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Sometimes nothing else will do. Old world. Great service. Delicious food in a QUIET place. Did not have the turtle soup (apparently, everyone else does. Someone heard I was going to Brennan's & told me to BE SURE & have it). The soup du jour sounded so good, we went with that. Can't remember now what it was, but it was great. The whole experience was just really superb. Geoff Russell
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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.