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Brennan's of Houston
Brennan's of Houston
  • Address:
    3300 Smith Street
    Houston, TX 77006
    Neighborhood:
    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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "True to Brennan family hospitality. Lovely birthday lunch for a lovely lady."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Fabulous tasting food with excellent service combined with one of Houston's only dress code enforced resturant. The Bannana's Foster is amazing and baked at the table!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Hosted 8 friends at Brennans for my birthday brunch. It was PErfect!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "As always, the service and food are excellent. Even during busy brunch times, Brennan's will not dissapoint you!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "As always Brennan's fair is fantastic, can't beat the wonderful selection, and impressive staff! 5 stars!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere! Food was superb! It was my first time there and it was a delightful experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I were sat in a room full of kids and people dressed inappropriately. The room had zero ambiance. The wait staff was average at best. Food was good."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We had the most amazing food and service this past Saturday night (8/23/14). We made reservations for 5 people at 6:15, but arrived early and enjoyed a cocktail at the bar. No wine/drink menu was offered to us, but we found one. We had a delicious house merlot! The food was fantastic, but the service was the best around. William took care of us and answered any questions we had. We didn't feel rushed throughout our meal and enjoyed a couple of cups of coffee with our dessert at the end of the evening. It was a perfect way for us to finish off Houston Restaurant Weeks!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My first visit to Brennan's even though I've been in Houston 30 yrs. Not a big fan of heavy sauces, so I was delighted that the corn & okra served with salmon was light & flavorful. Each morsel cooked to perfection. Perfectly seasoned. Outstanding, attentive service. Food served at perfect temperature. 3 course HRW menu was delightful. Including recommended 'libation'. 7 Veils - dont let the smooth taste fool ya'! I will definitely go back. Its pricey though, so only for special occasions."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "One the most pleasant meals one could ask for. Waiter was outstanding. Food was great. It could not have been better."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Brennan's is a Houston tradition. Although I'm not a regular there, it has been a special place that holds important memories. My first Brennan's experience was with my mother when I was a senior in high school in 1967. It was a special mother-daughter outing. Many years later, my husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there. This time, it was our 42nd anniversary, and Brennan's was our choice. It's very special and never disappoints. Great food, woderful service, incomparable atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant and amazing food. Dessert was divine!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Superb!! Service was excellent and the food was awesome! I highly recommend this resturant!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Excellent food, Wine List, Service and Atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "What stood out to me most are the attentive and friendly waiters. I'm looking at you, Thomas and Josh. The turtle soup was amazing and my filet mignon was prepared perfectly to my liking. The banana foster was mouth watering!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We went for a romantic dinner, and it was. The lighting was low and the ambience was quiet and refined. My husband got a flounder dish, but the plate came with red fish, and the fish was undercooked. Brennan's comped off his meal, dessert and soup!! They even admitted that the fish was red fish (they had run out of flounder and our server didn't know) and they admitted it was undercooked. It actually felt good not to be lied to, or made to think it was something we did or said......We love Brennans and always have, we would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Came here for our 1yr anniversary and the evening was nothing but perfect. The service was top notch and the servers took care of us, spoke with us about the lovely town of Houston! Good was fresh and had great presentation! They even made us a plate of praline cookies for our anniversary!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Atmosphere is good, everyone dressed nicely. Food not so impressive, good but not impressed."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. We arrived at the perfect time of day, just before the dinner rush. The experience was intimate and cozy. Loved it!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Brennan's has always been one of my favorite restaurants and it continues to be! We loved our food, service and ambience!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I don't get to visit Brennan's often, but thanks to Houston Restaurant Weeks, I got to enjoy turtle soup again."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This restaurant not only has delicious food and excellent service, but it has a fun atmosphere and is perfect for brunch. They cook the bananas foster table side for dessert and they have musicians that come around and sing songs for special occasions or just to bring a smile to your face. Highly recommend for a nice brunch or special occasion!!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Terrific Sunday morning brunch, ambience, food, service and all, including complimentary pralines"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have dined here numerous times and have never been disappointed. This visit we took our 9 year old daughter to celebrate her birthday and she was thrilled with the extra attention she received. We brought our younger daughter for her first visit to Brennans and she was tickled pink by the extra care being paid to her."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The French sauces, flaming dessert, and high-quality ingredients were all superb. One soup, the classic Turtle soup, was outstanding, but the soup du jour of corn and crab bisque was incredibly bland. The crab was high quality, but the corn was average and the bisque had no depth. We ate there for Houston Restaurant Weeks, so Brennan's gives a large portion of the check to charity."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Brennan's and it did not disappoint! The ambiance and decor of the restaurant was unlike I'd ever seen. It was a very regal Southern experience. The only criticism I have is that I was too full to finish my plate delicious food! I'll be back just to have a full serving of the incredible bread pudding!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "HRW brunch. Everything was perfect except my wife thought the crab bisque had just a touch too much flour making it thick. It was our first time here but it won't be our last. The service was attentive, professional and friendly. There was a large group sitting behind us that had a couple of kids that got loud, otherwise the ambiance was relaxing."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Houston. Enough said. Our friends recently moved to Houston from a small town in Canada, and we thought, "What better way to introduce them to Houston's vibrant restaurant scene, than to start them off with the best." We really enjoyed trying the Restaurant Week menu (what a deal!), had excellent service and enjoyed the wine, as always. Thanks again for making another celebration special, Brennan's!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent fare and service, generously porportioned and well presented. Lovely evening for all, even 2 year old. Will be back and highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have dined at Brennan's on multiple occasions for work celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, and "just because we like it". We have never been disappointed with the superb quality of the food and the excellent service. They go the extra mile to accommodate your seating requests when making the reservations and adding personal touches for special occasions (e.g. personalized desert plate, chefs hats, etc.). We highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I went to Brennan's with my boyfriend for Houston Restaurant Weeks Brunch. The food was fantastic, as I have come to expect. Always get the Turtle Soup... always. Their brunch options all sounded so good, but I chose the eggs benedict, and their hollandaise sauce is so creamy and delicious. And the watermelon on the rocks dessert was a perfect sweet, but light, dish to end the meal. Their waiters are fantastic and really want you to enjoy your full dining experience with them. Totally worth the expense for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "As part of Restaurant Week, I dined at Brennan's for the first time with two friends. It also happened to be my Birthday and the food and service were exceptional. I will be returning very soon."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The puntuality and dedication of service was phenomenol. The food was adequately proportioned and delicious. Our server Felix was great. He always had a smile on his face and made dinner feel special. We felt truly welcomed. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a true dining experience!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We took a friend to Brennan's for his birthday and it was so nice!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food, great service. The steak was one of the most tender steaks I've ever eaten, it could be cut with a fork. Will certainly be going back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We went for HRW lunch menu on a Friday. We chose the soup of the day (corn and crab bisque). It took 45 minutes to get the soup. Main course was not that different, took another 30 minutes after we finished the soup! Our waiter was good, very nice (not his fault apparently but who really knows?) and said there was a delay in the kitchen... To make up for us we got 4 deserts at no cost (pecan pie, bread pudding, lemon pie, chocolate cake). We were there for 2 hours during lunch which was unacceptable considering we were at our break from work."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service. Well done restaurant week menu"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We picked a perfect spot for our anniversary dinner"
    Dined on 8/14/2014