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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We went for restaurant week on a Tuesday. The place was half full but the service was terrible. We were seated for 10 minutes before our waiter came, and as soon as he realized we would be ordering off the restaurant week menu, he barely came by again. Food was excellent though."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The turtle soup is the best, including compared to those in New Orleans. We had the shrimp étouffée which was perfectly prepared, not a slightly burnt taste one finds at other restaurants. The service was spectacular as were the 25 cent martinis. We were not rushed and had an enjoyable coffee. We passed in dessert, but there is next time!! I would recommend Brennan's to anyone."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The restaurant is quite equal to Brennan's of New Orleans. Our entrees were excellent. Our waiters were great and very attentive to our needs. We will definitely return in the future for another fine dining experience."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Celebrated my husbands birthday. Ambiance live music delicious delightful family time. Large round table so perfect for our group if 9. Noticed another one set for 12. There's only one best luxurious brunch in town. For the past and present and future. The valet actually called us to let us know we'd accidentally left a wrapped gift. Superb."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Consistency once reigned at Brennan's and that was certainly the case with the top tier quality of our drinks and food, but our server just couldn't get his sequences squared away. Our food was brought out, place on a servers hassock, then sat uncovered while our server chose to prepare bananas foster for a nearby table. Placing our food fresh and hot would have only taken 20 seconds max, but instead it sat for five minutes. Once we'd finished our desserts we sat for nearly 10 minutes waiting to get our check - while our waiter took several other tables orders and disappeared for five minutes - had I been sitting in corner high back table, I wouldn't have minded but we were at a cleared table in the center. He & his aide need work."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The ambience was fantastic. The food was great! My bloody Mary was so good I have to order another one."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Had their HRW brunch Sunday. Our server was new/nervous, but very nice. Most of us had the pecan crusted catfish. Had good flavor, but way over cooked. Great atmosphere, would definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We loved the food and the atmosphere. The service was wonderful as well. The restaurant had a New Orleans vibe and felt very upscale."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I would give five stars except for an odd menu mix- up. This is our first year for Houston Restaurant Month. We booked Sunday brunch early in the week and were probably among the first ten people in the restaurant. We were taken to an empty upstairs room that was clearly a "banquet" room. We asked to be moved and after some discussion, were. Then we were given the regular menu ( I didn't even know it was available for this special event ). Our drinks already ordered, they brought the special menus. A whopping $7 less than the full brunch menu. It did not match the online menu. Sigh. Still: it was all good. Misleading and clumsy , but good food. Excellent, actually."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My last experience with Brennan's was in New Orleans for brunch a few years back. I expected that level of food and ambiance and was disappointed It appeared it was a place to go if you wanted to impress someone with your choice of wine. The meal was good but was not worth the drive into town to eat there."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "As expected, Brennan's was excellent. Wonderful food, excellent service, very nice ambiance. An overall wonderful experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I drank lots of water the day I had lunch at Brennan's of Houston."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Had a wonderful time with my girlfriend for her bday!! It was her 1st time there & she lived it. Food was great (I've been before) & for me, being from New Orleans, it's good to have a taste of home!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "As always, Brennans never fails! Great food, great service...there's a reason why this place has been around for years with patrons coming back!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Wonderful service, amazing food, and perfect atmosphere for celebration dinner"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "If participating in HRW, please don't make the clients ask for the special menu....it should be presented front and center and 90% of the clients around us where ordering from this menu."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Lovely setting and amazing staff. Steak was delicious but some items on the menu were a little too new for my palette to have an entirely accurate opinion. I'd recommend this restaurant any day."
    Dined on 8/7/2014