Brennan's of Houston
Brennan's of Houston

Brennan's of Houston

  • 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: 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
325 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (259)romantic (201)fit for foodies (162)great for brunch (147)notable wine list (129)good for groups (102)great for lunch (97)neighborhood gem (77)great for outdoor dining (56)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (19)scenic view (17)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Always Great
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Have been going to Brennan's for over 40yrs and it never disappoints. It's good to see the same waiters and front people, like coming home. The food is so good whether it's a fish dish or the fillet Oscar which I think is the best steak in town. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I've traveled to houston numerous times in the last 7 years and now live here, and every time I come to this place I want to come back. Everything about it is good right down to you leaving and stuffing as many pralines into your mouth or pocket you can fit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was nothing short of amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I found this place by asking "OK Google!" where a good place for brunch was. I was not disappointed. It is a very formal dining setting, but luckily my normal attire is polo and slacks, but I was at the bottom end of the dress code. Other than that the food was simply exquisite. My date stated that the salad was the best salad she has had in her life. If you live in Houston or nearby you must try this place at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This is absolutely my favorite restaurant in Houston. The food is fabulous and the service perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100% focused on us...we were amazed!
    Tavares
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We didn't miss San Fran after visiting Brennans! The level of detail and attention to us was overwhelming and very welcomed. Thank you! From the moment we walked in, we were not only greeted with a warm salutations, but welcomed us to Houston. ...meaning they read my reservation comments, a plus and shock. The bar was awesome, and both tenders were so polite; one saw us taking self photos...he offered to photograph us inside & outside! The awesome seating, to a very skilled and polite waiter who rarely left our side. Then, the manager popped on over to greet us...great guy and very comfortable to speak to...ang offered great city tips! The entire dinner waa absolutely decadent and something we'll never forget. We found our repeat place... Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bobbie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful visiting with former Houstonians who were in town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not as awesome as I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    the food is ok...the service is below average. I'm starving due to the severely delayed serving and it is not even weekend. I expected a better service than this. The special occasion became ordinary. Even water and garlic bread were delayed. I'm seriously disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    CalitravelerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I was very impressed with Brennan's. The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful. The service and the good was amazing. The staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    Brennans
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    It was my husbands birthday and was so impressed with the service, ambiance and food! Will be back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WapIIVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Our group had brunch on the patio on a perfect Houston day! The musicians were a very big addition to our enjoyment and make this brunch a special event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Civilized Fun First Rate
    AnnciVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was a lovely evening. Food and wine were excellent (wine was very reasonably priced); ambiance was perfect for having a conversation. Always a great choice. Pricey though if you select the specials-that was ok with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I dined at Brennan's for my birthday this past weekend, and it was truly an amazing experience! My husband had the special (filet with crab) and I had the pork shank. I have to say, the pork was the best I have ever eaten! I would order it again and again (and my husband would as well!). The staff was fantastic did a wonderful job. Can't wait to find another excuse to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Del2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The entire dinning experience was outstanding. The staff made us feel special and was most helpful with their recommendations and descriptions of the menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SERVICE!
    Dedo
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Brennan's has the best wait service of any restaurant in Houston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!!!
    ElyseVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It has been years since my husband and I have gone there and now we wonder why we waited so long. It was nice to see so many non-shellfish items on the menu since my husband is allergic. There was plenty for me to choose from also....I am a vegitarian. Will go back first chance we get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal
    Gracecat
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Had the Redfish Pontchartrain... it was superb. Beautiful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    Juliejules
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We chose Brennen's for the location as we were meeting family from across town and a place where we could talk easily and a enjoy delicious meal. There were five of us and we all enjoyed our selections. The wine list was extensive and we had great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dine like fine wine
    texan4evr
    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
    Dhalker
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of Nola
    GolfDiner
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The ambiance of a night in old New Orleans French Quarter captured in Houston. No kidding. Its dat real ting cher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • 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
    WCR75
    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.