Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway
Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brennerssteakhouse.com/original/
  • Phone: 7134652901
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael Scott Castell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Contact Tammy Nelson for special events at (713)465-2901

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wilcrest
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Self parking is available in addition to the valet.
A word from Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway
A Houston Tradition since 1936, Brenner’s Steakhouse is known for exceptional steaks, a warm atmosphere & personalized service. We have collaborated with Mrs. Brenner to re-create such favorite dishes as German Potatoes & the incomparable Apple Strudel, while adding an Australian Rock Lobster Tail, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes & other wonderful new items to the menu. To accompany your meal, Brenner's offers a diverse wine selection, winning the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence yearly since 2004. Brenner’s also features outside dining in an exquisite garden area, surrounded by waterfalls & a gazebo. Always the recipient of numerous culinary honors, Brenner’s was named Best Vintage Steak House by the Houston Press & Best Steak Restaurant by the Houston Business Journal.
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Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (126)romantic (92)scenic view (90)notable wine list (60)neighborhood gem (53)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (35)great for outdoor dining (24)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (12)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Go for food and service alone
    PenquinVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was outstanding as always - my rib eye was cooked to my specifications and the soup du jour was dynamite. My companions would probably respond likewise if they were replying to this review. Once our server understood that we were planning to have a quiet leisurely celebration he backed off of constant hovering BUT he was right there when we wanted something without being obnoxious! This is a real plus and shows the training that the servers have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    SeekingGreatFood
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    From the lobster bisque to the tenderloin to the creme brulee, the textures and flavors were top notch and I would highly recommend it. The service was also excellent until the sales pitch at the end of the meal for their "club card" ? to use at all of their commonly owned dining establishments. Seemed a little cheesy and needy for a restaurant with food of this caliber and at this price point. The other drawback was the musty smell, dated decor and lack of intimacy sitting literally back to back with the table next to us. All of the negatives are easily overlooked because of the food and I will return over and over for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steaks Ever!!!
    Rinkey
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Lump crabcakes were exceptional. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We chose from the Distinctive Dining menu on this visit. These are just as good as the Dinner menu. I had the Soup de Jour (Zucchini/Asparagas Soup), Chicken Lorene, and the Pecan Ball. My husband had the Salad, Salmon, and the Apple Strudel. We loved everything including the wine that we allowed our waitress to choose for us. Loved the waitress...she was poised, professional and very polished. We go to Brenners for almost every special occasion. It can be a little pricey but definitely worth every single dollar. We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slowwwwwwwwww
    LHD1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Waited 10 minutes for the table. Slow service, inexperienced waiter, unavailable when needed. Told them we were celebrating a birthday, MINE, also included on the reservation. They did nothing special. Have always loved this place, but based on this past visit, I will not be back for a long time. What is it about serving women diners? All of a sudden you are treated disrespectfully because they figure you won't tip them as well as a man? That evening it was very obvious, we were in no way demanding at all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, ambiance, and service.
    BAHF
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Brenner's Katy Freeway is one of my favorite restaurants. It is a little pricey for lunch, but not when you are doing a "special occasion" lunch. Food quality is consistently excellent and service is consistently excellent. The landscaping and water features outside provide a relaxing and pleasing backdrop for a wonderful dining experience. Consider splitting lunch entrees if there are two of you and you want to share some of the wonderful side dishes and split a tasty pecan ball (definitely enough for two). The au gratin potatoes melt in your mouth and the fish and the sauteed spinach (light oil) I ordered were prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our visit to Brenners was very good, we were in Houston for the wisconsin vs LSU football game and were looking for a steakhouse to take the family for a special meal. While just a little on the spendy side for deserts and drinks, the food was wonderful and worth the 35 plus dollars for a steak.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Fine Dining
    letsgo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent place for fine dining. The food is fresh and taste great. Combine with excellent customer service. The crab cakes and bread pudding are a must have.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary At Brenners
    Buzz3rd
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was very excellent. I think our waiter John was excellent. The other wait staff were courteous and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Wonderful
    KatbrownVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We are never disappointed here. Everything is consistently wonderful. Our beefsteak tomato salad with Gorgonzola cheese was delicious and steaks were cooked perfectly. Desserts were decadently good as always. Try the new lemon tart--it's out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Houston Restaurant
    Mmmmgood
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and service was excellent. It's nice to see that the staff is trained to pay attention to detail. I really loved the lobster bisque best in town in my opinion. Even though Brenner's is part of a chain it didn't feel that way. We look forward to coming back and dinning there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but noisy
    Vbaby29
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We came for the restaurant weeks deal The food was excellent but as the restaurant became more busy the noise level went up considerably and became difficult to have a conversation without shouting.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressed the Boss
    globalpilot
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My manager is based in London and was visiting the Houston office this week. While he's no stranger to Houston, this was the FIRST time that he had been to Brenner's. He was absolutely pleased with the dining experience from the atmosphere, to the wine selection and on to the quality of the food. The remainder of the party were equally impressed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, but . . . .
    htc33
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Too loud for conversation. Needs sound absorption on ceiling.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cathya
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    They made us a special anniversary desert. It was romantinc. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience - all round
    SuziQ
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very good service from all wait staff, water was refilled without having to ask. The food was prepared excellently, and presented very well. Food was hot, and had flavour. Waiter recommended several items on the menu. The table and room were very nicely decorated with everything being clean. We had a great view of their back garden with waterfall. Overall, a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KPC234
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went for Restaurant week. The food and service were great and definitely plan to go back again. The only negative was the almost 40 min wait we had for our table even though we had a reservation Would recommend to anyone
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bewildered
    Wierd
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The restaurant was very noisy. We were seated in a very dark corner. My glass of Pinot Grigio was disappointing, after a few sips the waiter brought me a glass of Chardonnay which was better (at no extra cost). The lettuce in my wedge salad was stale, the bleu cheese dressing disappointing, the bacon a hard stick, the diced tomatoes not fresh. To my surprise, the second fork the waiter brought me for the main course had a small spider on a web crawling all around the tines. When I showed it to the waiter, all he said was "Oh, I'll get you another one". The fried shrimp and mashed potatoes were supurb!, but there was not a hint of a veggie. A kind of weird experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic anniversary dinner
    Tricia
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great service, as always. They helped us celebrate our wedding anniversary, reserved the best table with a view of the beautiful landscaping, and worked with my husband to have roses on the table. The food: high quality ingredients, delicious, traditional yet great. For something unique, I recommend the "chicken fried filet mignon," which was great! I usually order the traditional filet or ribeye (which my husband ordered), but this was intriguing, and I just had to have it. I ordered extra cream gravy, and it was foodie comfort heaven! The crab cocktail, one of my favorites, as it is pure lump crabmeat with a homemade remoulade on the side, was wonderful. For a change from the crime brûlée, I tried the lemon tart for dessert--delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, if seated in main dining room
    kmbake76
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good food, attentive staff. Gardens are beautiful. But dining room is borderline tiny and is noisy when full. Dining in the non-main dining room is unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Out waiter acted completely put out and was not friendly. They have removed several things from the menu, which was disappointing. My husbands steak was not good and daughters fried chicken extremely dry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks
    Lucas
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Quail appetizer was very good. Salads were good but ordinary. Steaks were outstanding, as were the sides.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful as always. Our new friend came in from Tyler, TX for the occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    valgirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everything was perfect. Our waitress was awesome as well as all the other employees. The bartender made the best old fashioned drink ever. The food was amazing. I will definitely be going back, thanks Brenner's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience ever!
    trendytiff
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The steak was worst than Saltgrass! I do not even have words for the service. I am in complete shock of our entire experience especially given how long the restaurant has been in business!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    mjm50
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Brenner's is always good and you never have to worry about the service. the food is always outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First timers
    Foodie2shoes
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife had been wanting to go for years, finally, restaurant month got me going. The salmon and service were top notch. I liked reading about the history, wow 78 years. Dessert was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't go Wrong
    SherryM
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was my 2nd visit to Brenners. Absolutely some of the best food you'll ever eat. The waitstaff are amazing and attentive. Wonderful ambiance. They offer specials. Well worth a visit! Or two! Or three!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I hadn't been there in years. Still have great steaks cooked perfectly. I really liked the back building. The hostess escorted us to our table through the garden area passed the stream. My girlfriend loved the evening out. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Verypleased
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went with two girl friends for a celebration dinner. We all had the 6 oz. filet mignon and it was wonderful - juicy, flavorful and tender. We had a side of asparagus. The asparagus were large, plump and beautifully prepared. We ended the meal with two apple strudels (house specialty) and one triple chocolate dessert. Both were very good and the presentation excellent. Out waiter and waiter in training were entertaining, as well as, attentive. The garden view was beautiful. I want to take my husband back for an anniversary celebration. It was a wonderful find. Thanks to all at Brenner's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildhog
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at Brenners and all of the staff wished us a happy anniversary. The food was outstanding and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alrigth place
    coseem
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Got a reservation for 9 PM. Got there, but still had to wait for 15 minutes. Visited the place for HRW. But the HRW menu was not directly offered and had to ask for it. The food was decent. Good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our second "traditional" visit to Brenner's for our anniversary. Our waiter Seth was great, very attentive and provided great service. As expected, our meal was nothing short of fantastic, Brenner's without a doubt has the BEST steak dinner in town, bar none! The crab cake appetizer was outstanding, and as East coast natives, we KNOW good crab cakes! Thank you again, we'll see you next year!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    enjoyable
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Have been going for many years and it its still as great as when it way family owned - the tradition continues
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Txtech08
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I were very happy with the service and food we received from Brenner's. Our waiter was absolutely outstanding. The food tasted wonderful. The atmosphere is small and quaint - perfect for a special date night. We enjoyed walking around in the beautiful gardens out back. You may also request to have secluded dining outside. I believe that you must make that request with your reservation. Loved Brenner's and plan to return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most horrible customer service
    Jojo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I read many reviews about how great this place was. Our server was very rude. She had an attitude the entire time. When the table was getting cleared, she replied with "in fine dining, there is silverware everywhere". As if me and my wife have never had a nice meal in our life. Very rude and slow service when she was only taking care of 3 tables. There was also no interaction as she did with other tables. Her name was Tracy, and I vow to never eat at that place every again, and if anyone asks for a recommendation, I would rather them go to a finer establishement such as Perry's or Flemings.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME BIRTHDAY
    RCRM
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his 50th. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing! It was just as amazing as I would have expected it to be!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Owls93VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Brenner's offers a nice scenery in the background and great service but the food was average and doesn't place on my list of top steak houses.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Bettikins
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Brenner's never fails to impress. Classy, high quality restaurant you can count on. Steak quality is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive
    BuffaloNY
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were visiting from out of town and traveling East on the 10. The building and landscaping attracted my attention so I goggled the name. Once I learned the history, it was a must visit. We had been looking for a genuine steak dinner and our experience exceeded expectations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.