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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou
Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brennerssteakhouse.com/bayou/default.htm
  • Phone: (713) 868-4444
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Lounge opens at 5:00pm for cocktails Monday through Saturday

    Shorts, flip flops, tank tops or hats are not permitted.

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Braden
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact Rachel Price for Special Events at 713-868-4444

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Memorial Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Brenner's on the Bayou offers complimentary Valet parking.
A word from Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou
Situated in a wooded retreat on Houston's Buffalo Bayou, Brenner's Steakhouse offers an incredible setting for an unforgettable dining experience. Bask in the wonder of nature with our lush foliage & cascading waterfall. Inside, the dramatic two-story dining room features breathtaking views from every table. The rustic yet elegant restaurant, which formerly housed the Rainbow Lodge, boasts a stylish new decor, cozy cocktail lounge, wine cellar & spacious patio. Delight in our tender steaks & succulent seafood, while you toast from our award-winning wine list.
Our delectable menu offerings include original Brenner's favorites such as Crunchy German Potatoes & Apple Strudel, as well as prime cuts of beef & the freshest seafood.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Went Sunday night with my wife and 2 teenage daughters and was underwhelmed/disappointed. We arrived at 8 and got a nice table upstairs by a window. Took a while to get service and menus. Louder than I recalled although it quieted down when nearby diners left. But then I could hear (and feel) the floor creaking every time some one walked by! It's showing its age. Appetizers pretty good. Steaks pretty good but nothing special. Very small portion of lamb chops. Overpriced for what you get. Ordered a soufflé when we ordered dinner but waiter forgot to turn soufflé order in. He was kind to comp us two desserts, but really had my mind set on that soufflé. Wine by the glass was good. Typical Fertiitta restaurant."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We celebrated our 41st anniversary at Brenner's On the Bayou and it was perfect! The service was excellent as always and the food was delicious. We love the scenic views and atmosphere. I realized after I left that I had forgotten to give the waiter my "Landry Select" card. I called the restaurant after I got home and spoke with the manager who was very helpful in getting my points credited to my card."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I took my husband here for his birthday and he loved it! We both did! The service, food, & ambiance were exactly what I was looking for. We had expedited seating with reservations and there was a littke bit of everything on the menu (if you like seafood or steak that is). Excellent experience. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Perhaps I was expecting too much from Brenner's. Don't get me wrong, the food was "ok" and the server was polite. However, for the price I was underwhelmed by the food. And the loud atmosphere took away from ambiance for me."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the drink list was extensive and very good. We loved everything that we had and were impressed with the menu. The issue for us was the service was absolutely terrible. The waiter kept on trying to rush us through our meal (if I'm paying $200+ for a meal, I'd like to take my time), forgot to bring me a drink that I ordered, and was aloof at best. I'm usually willing to give restaurants a second chance but the service was so bad that I will not be going back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Service was first rate and food quality very good. Was disappointed in being seated by the bathroom despite indicating in advance we were celebrating an anniversary. Did appreciate special accommodation of route allowing us to avoid steps."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We know this is a great restaurant, but we went for Restaurant Month ("RM"). As soon as we said that, the waiter's attitude went south a bit. The RM menu was not anything special and the "steak" was not up to the reputation of this being a great steakhouse. Don't get me wrong...this is a fabulous place, but if they are going to participate in RM, they should train the waiters to treat you as well as a "regular" menu guest...and they should actually serve a steak with substance. We also had to order a vegetable from the regular menu, because the RM menu doesn't have a vegetable choice. Other places do. Our out-of-town guests were not pleased."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "One of the best steaks I ever ate it was cook perfect the way I wanted. The experience was great I can say for the price u pay it's all worth it . I didn't have a problem with anything from the time we arrived to the time we left. I would tell all of my friends about this place so they can have the same experience I did."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was top-notch, great place for a elegant dinner."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great service. We were put in the back corner of the lower room which made it hard to view anything, but made for a romantic private area. Waiter was highly enthusiastic and eager to answer our questions."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Wonderful waiter. Great table with beautiful view."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I love Brenner's Steakhouse and I decide to try it Zagat rated. A big mistake.I requested window table and a day and I was assured that table will be ready for my party of 3. On arrival I was escorted to window table for two.10 minutes later I've got some table inside sourounded by very loud people after happy hour. Service was slow it took more than good 30 minutes to get main dish after soup and appetizers. Comparine it to the real one service is awful. In real Brenner's everything is smooth and fuid - food, drinks, service, ambiance. Here we had bad service mediocre food only main and one appetizerswas good, rest was mediocre and/or bad. Got to the real thing for food and service and stay with the Bayou one for outside happy hour."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Although I can not remember his name- OUTSTANDING in every aspect!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Sat on a small romantic table on a platform as you descend the stairway. Flank steak with shrimp and grits was delicious. Afterwards the patio is always inviting and energetic. A favorite spot!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The Blue Bar outside is amazing - the Pear Martini is a must! For dinner the Center Cut Filet with the Oscar Topping is to die for and makes the meal! Andrzej was an amazing waiter and very knowledgeable on the dinner and wine menu - never rushed us and answered all of our questions and gave excellent suggestions. There isn't a bad table in the restaurant and no matter where you are seated it feels intimate and you have a gorgeous view of the bayou and surroundings. A true gem in Houston that removes you from the city life and gives you an oasis to escape."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "So glad I chose Brenner's on the Bayou. Our dinning experience was perfect."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our 29th Anniversary and decided on Brenner's for dinner. It was VERY pricey, but everything from beginning to end was absolutely perfect. Service was extremely attentive, the food was delectable, and they even wrote on our dessert plate in chocolate wishing us a Happy 29th Anniversary. The ONLY negative thing I have to say is that on their website it says business casual. To me that means slacks/dresses, no shorts or tank tops or flip flops, and I saw loads of shorts, even one lady in her ripped leggings and tennis shoes..... I just didn't feel that some people were dressed appropriately for such a fancy place. Otherwise it was wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had an amazing brunch experience here! It is a beautiful place with great food. Enjoyed every bit of it."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I loved the place, loved the food. View was awesome but since i went at night i thought they could put a bit more lights in the outside so you can see. My waiter was pretty rude, no good manners"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent service excellent service and great ambience but the outside was just too hot to enjoy the outside viewing. we will be back when it is cooler"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Very nice staff, worst thing was getting home finding I was given the wrong dessert."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The staff here is super accommodating! Very willing to assist you in any way possible to make sure your dining experience is the BEST! Manager was very kind in helping my sister with her Rewards points on her Landry's card. Happy hour prices are great and the Parmesan & Herb fries are foodtastic! Patio seating is VERY nice and comfy! Must visit!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This was the first time I have eaten at Brenners and absolutely loved it!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful except we had a server in training .. food was slow to come and server messed up all the orders. ."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I love Brenner's on the Bayou one of my favorite places to fine dine. Taylor and his staff are awesome!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "What a great evening! First time to this restaurant . The atmosphere was beautiful, warm and homey. We had the view looking down into the lower dining level and out the back patio windows. The waiters were extremely attentive without being overbearing. The calamari was fantastic and the filets were cooked to perfection! If you love spinach, the spinach side was delectable! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and cannot wait to go for brunch!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Visited here during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Had the scorn and bacon chowder which was creamy with just the right amount of bacon. Had the steak,which was over cooked, but I did not send it back because it tasted good - it just was well instead of medium. The potato cakes had lots of flavor but looked boring with the brown color that matched the steak. My friend had the shrimp and grits and it was VERY colorful and full of fresh flavors with lots of vegetables in the grits. I wish I had ordered it! For dessert I had the apple strudel which did not disappoint - it was wonderful! Lots of apples and flaky crust. My friend had the chocolate mouse cake which was chocolately for sure but not too rich."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I would like to see them change their menus once in a while. It is always the same thing for Brunch, and it would be nice to have some changes occasionally, since I eat brunch their so often."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our waiter mainly ignored us, and we even had to wait an extremely long time to pay for the meal. The food overall was good except the steak was a bit too tough. I usually stop by Brenners a few times per year, but that may end after this trip."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Brenner's once again proved that it is an excellent choice for a memorable night out. Service is impeccable without being overbearing, and food was delicious!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food at Brenners, both meat and fish, are great but the service is below average, especially for this kind of restaurant,"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Good steak and great crab cakes. Nice view from the bar."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "excellent dinner. I would like to have had a table close to the window."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I visited Brenner's on the bayou to celebrate my Birthday with my Girlfriend, and was more than pleasantly surprised by the quality and level of service in the restaurant. The food was outstanding (and that does mean something in Houston) and the service was of a very high level. Next to the great food, the location is what sets this place apart from any other restaurant in Houston. It's is very nice to enjoy a nice drink after dinner while overlooking the Bayou. The fact that valet parking was complimentary, was yet another thing that made me smile. Overall, this is a great place to celebrate any special occasion."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I've been dining at the Memorial location for several years now and it never disappoints! The staff is always helpful and are very knowledgeable about their menu and wine selections. I've brought several of my clients here for dinner and they are amazed that this actually exists in the city. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and scenery, but the background music was very intrusive, suitable for a bar but not a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This is the first time we visited Brenners on Bayou since it was Rainbow Lodge. And too long a wait. Very good and attentive service made the food and wine even better than it was (which is great!). Love the variable options for dining throughout the building."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food is well prepared but the kitchen seems to have serious problems with timing. This has been disturbingly frequent. Tonight, I hosted a group of six. We ordered ONE appetizer in the Blue bar, the pretzels, at about 7:05. We finally went to our table at 7:50, still no appetizer. We finally got the pretzels at 8:05, nearly 45 minutes and two wait staff since we ordered. At dinner, we had to ask after our salads/soups took 20-30 minutes. Instead of creamed spinach, we were served sautéed spinach. Instead of Gran Marnier soufflé, we were served a Godiva chocolate soufflé. The food was very good, but pacing and basic order accuracy need lots of work."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We dined here for my parents' anniversary, and everyone left both satisfied and duly impressed. This is a true Houston gem. Everything was perfect!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was pretty good, but I'm not sure it was worth the price. The dressing on my husband's wedge salad has WAY too much bleu cheese in it, which overwhelmed the dish. His flank steak was excellent, though. I ordered the short rib ravioli and it was good also. Service was good. Next time we will sit on the patio - great bar out there. It was just too hot to sit outside during the summer. We will wait to go back in the cooler months."
    Dined on 7/26/2014