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

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

  • 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

    DRESS CODE IS BUSINESS CASUAL
    Shorts, flip flops, tank tops or hats are not permitted.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • 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: 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.
    NO SELF 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
Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou reviews from OpenTable diners
261 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (193)scenic view (191)romantic (183)great for outdoor dining (82)neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (78)notable wine list (73)good for groups (60)vibrant bar scene (45)great for brunch (42)hot spot (32)late-night find (27)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Great Brunch
    anyday
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Enjoyed the dining experience for brunch on Sunday. The food was very good and the staff is friendly while still being professional. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all in the details
    AMJ83
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    When making the reservation, I requested a table with a view for my parents anniversary. When we arrived, everyone from the hostess,server, kitchen staff on down wished my parents a Happy Anniversary. The Hostess greeted them with Happy Anniversary (unprompted) when taking us to our table. The server greeted them the same when we sat down. The kitchen staff wrote it in chocolate on their dessert plates. The restuarant gave them an annivesary card. It was so nice of all of them! What each of them didn't know is that my father was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and we all really wanted this to be a special dinner for my parents. Their attention to detail made their anniversary dinner that much more special. The service was top notch as expected. The food was wonderful and the restuarant was beautiful. But the attention to such a small detail written on an online form that carried through the entire meal meant more than anything else they could have done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food was excellent. The person who assisted us with our wine selection gave us excellent service. Our server, however, was inattentive - did not come by to ask us how we were doing, did not pour our wine, did not bring us our check. It was very disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brenner's on the Bayou: Worth the Price
    Breezy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I went to Brenner's with my boyfriend for his birthday. Our table was ready for us early, and the hostess and waitress greeted us by name. Everyone who waited on us was pleasant. Our water and wine glasses never ran dry, and our food came out without having to wait very long. I got the soup du jour: a delicious chicken broth with mushrooms and spices. We both settled for the 6 oz. filet mignon, which was wonderful. I got mine with the cognac peppercorn sauce on the side. Loved the service; it wasn't too intrusive, but our waitress was always there to answer our questions or inquire if we needed anything. I highly recommend this spot. I just wish we had gone when it was lighter outside, but the bayou is still charming at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Perfect - Best Steak in town
    MarcD
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Title says it all great steak, surf n turf, cool ambiance, competent waiters, All good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dinner at Brenner's on the Bayou...
    OpenTableDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We enjoyed a terrific dinner at Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou last night. We arrived early for our reservation and grabbed a drink at the comfortable bar, near the fire place. The bartender was friendly and helpful. Before we finished our first drink, the hostess let us know that she was able to seat us (much earlier than our scheduled reservation, which I really appreciated). She brought us to a very nice table, downstairs and the dining began. The waiter and sommelier took great care of us and the food was wonderful. We had a borscht soup with meat, which was perfect, along with a salad. For Entrée's we had the Colorado Rack of Lamn, which was cooked perfectly, along with the Wild Boar Maple & Balsamic Chops. Both were delicious. Our wine was great and reasonably priced. All around perfect dinner in a comfortable setting. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite a steakhouse
    xxyyyxxxyyy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I really enjoy dinning at Brenners because of the ambience but the steaks are not to a high enough standard for advertising themselves as a Texas steakhouse. We had a party of 4 and only 1 of us fully appreciated the quality of the steak served. Brunch here is very good though
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence Customer Service
    Artie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service, food and atmosphere was excellence. I would return and recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and romantic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The location and the facility are great, food just so-so had Ribeye it was thin, tough and fatty not really a good value and the pork chops were two tiny chops on a huge mass of mashed potatoes...Pork chops were tough to eat..Oscar topping two tiny pieces of asparagus...Salesman/waiter pushed for appetizer order before we even had a chance to look at the menu, its all about the sales and rushing you through here.. Always trying to sell the 3 piece appetizer and the soufflé...Waiter seemed disturbed that we did not order fast and took our time to order wine, cleared away our bread plates while we were still eating bread when the meal came...Food not really worth the price but it is a nice venue and we ignorned the rush job, took our time and spent 2.5 hrs at the table which also annoyed them as I think they want you in and out in 90 mins..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BR girl
    Eatoutalot
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I can't say enough wonderful things about Brenners! The service, the food, the ambiance were all exceptional ... I highly recommend it for a nice evening out.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    Ruffus06
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    You can always count on Brenner's On the Bayou for a great evening! The food, the service, and the location is always superb.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with a view
    Audge
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    With a great view and truly neat decor, the food just settles in nicely. Dessert had a few fresh twists, which was nice also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    sealander
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This restaurant is located on Buffalo Bayou in a really nice setting. We went there with friends and really enjoyed the atmosphere and had a great meal. I ordered the lobster bisque and my wife ordered the Texas quail which was very good and that was followed by the crab cakes benedict which we enjoyed. The wait staff was excellent and the timing of the food delivery was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Jhou
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    You want to take your special lady to a gem, this is definitely the place. She can be in the city of Houston and not know it because she will feel as if she is dining in the middle of a rainforest. The vibrant lights and soft music will take you back to the first time you laid eyes on her. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food along with great views
    Greatlysurprised
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything I ordered was seasoned perfectly and tasted great. You can't beat the ambiance. Get there before it gets dark to truly appreciate the view. Perry's and Flemings has good food but Brenner's has great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Houston standard
    gourmayVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The old Rainbow Lodge revived as Brenner's. Brenner's has always been good, and this sister restaurant now a part of the Landry's group maintains the same good selections with the Rainbow Lodge ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time at the Bayou
    golfmjs777
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    First off, I must say I love the ambiance here. The view and how the restaurant is, just makes it a great place to come to. The food is fantastic and the staff is friendly as can be always checking on you and doing what a proper staff should do. I will def. be back here in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food;diverse menu;funsetting
    SandJFoodies
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Quail appetizer was great! Excellent menu choices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy your evening
    willBbak4more
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was our first time dining at Brenners and we had a phenomenal experience. We definitely will be back again sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    HoustonPickyEater
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Brenner's on the Bayou is always a nice place to eat and enjoy the scenic view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Bruncher
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We dined at Brenner's for Sunday brunch on a beautiful day. Our first disappointment was the dress of our fellow diners. At least half of the men were wearing shorts and flip flops! From Open Table, "DRESS CODE IS BUSINESS CASUAL..Shorts, flip flops, tank tops or hats are not permitted." Our second disappointment was the annoying waiter who seemed to be reading from a script. We came to enjoy the serene surroundings, converse with one another and enjoy the delicious food. We were rushed from the moment we sat down and the restaurant was never more than 3/4 full. Our meals arrived exactly six minutes after we ordered! The food was very good but our overall experience was less than excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a nice meal
    lindsayshu
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Brenner's was, as usual, a beautiful place to eat a great meal. We take out-of-towners here a lot when they come into Houston. It's a great location with great food and experienced servers. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthdaybest
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I are not well versed in "fine dining". However, we do love steak and he loves fish. The salmon he had was very fresh and delicious. My filet mignon was the best ever. I require red meat to be very well done (no pink). I am surprised how the chef got the meat done in the center with no pink and the filet mignon was still very tender and tasty!!! Usually I have the filet butterflied open to make sure it gets done, but not here. I loved it. I had a normal cocktail and even that was better than usual. After dinner we went outside and had a drink on the patio. The evening was comfortable and we enjoyed being outside for a while. Our server was very attentative. Thank you for making my 60 birthday celebration the best.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT place!!
    DWill430
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was a fantastic place for my wife and I. We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Excellent choice all around!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not fullfilling what was asked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    asked for table with view on gazebo and garden, but got exactly the opposite, ie. not a good view. asked for a flower/rose on table for occasion of anniversary and they did not provide. Even after bringing it up during ph-calls prior dining in the morning/afternoon, hostess could not and did not want to accommodate. Very bad. Somelier was outstanding and food/wine was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    KennyG
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went there for our 35th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. Building setting up was great. Good scenic view over the Bayou. Dinning area is not so spacious. We sat at a table for two by the window next to group table for 6 or more. Therefore it was a little noisy from the next table. Food was good especially their Appetizer set was excellent but my New York Strip was 'Well Done" against my requested "Medium Rare". We may go back again with our family sometime in future.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PHJ
    pete
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a great experience with my wife and 2 sons + their significant others for a birthday celebration. Followed dinner with a beautiful walk outside on the grounds.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Feelings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The ambiance of the place is perfect for a night out without the kids, which is why we were there. The service was great and the quail appetizer was excellent, however I've had better steak at Chilis. Bland and flavorless steak that was 40% fat and gristle, on a New York Strip. Had we known that Brenners was a Landrys establishment, we would've made a different dinner selection at the offset. Once we were informed of whom their parent company was, the poor quality steak was understandable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome
    ricklinda
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I proposed to my girlfriend at the resturant,she was blown away,by the atmosphere,the romatic lighting and the most of all the food. from the time we entered, to the time we left, the staff was courteouse,friendly and always smiling...thanks you rick
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special b day
    10PAYVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went for my wife's b day everything was excellent from valet to seating from appetizers wine dinner and desert. Pricey but worth it .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    superhappy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We were very impressed by everything and you guys made me look like a rockstar with my wife. It was our first time there and I was in charge of planning dinner for our fourth anniversary. Super FANTASTIC job, folks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply perfect
    cindiesueVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    another wonderful evening at Brenners on the Bayou. Beginning with cocktails on the patio, finishing with our favorite spot on the Landing inside overlooking the main dining room.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tom Fritsch
    Virage
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Brenner's is a Houston classic and the Bayou location offer superb dining couple with a lovely ambiance. I recommend Brenner's to anyone who wants to know a great restaurant to go to in Houston. Clearly one of our favorites. The Roquefort dressing is "to die for..."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!!
    Eric
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful time at Brenner's! We had some big inconveniences happen to us that night and it caused us to be extremly late for our reservation and you all were still kind enough to take us in. My wife and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary that night so thank you for a great romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perf
    Mamulovesbrenners
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Most amazing dining experience I've ever had. The atmosphere was amazing and the food was the best I've ever had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was a little slow and spotty. The food is very rich but delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find in Houston
    soonerdiners
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife and I were in Houston for a business/pleasure trip and luckily found Brenner's. The architecture and view was excellent. Large windows inside gave great views of the beautiful grounds. We had the quail appetizer which was very tasty. I had the buffalo ribeye--delicious. It was very tender and very well marbled. Not gamely at all, but very nice flavor. One of te very few times I have ordered a steak that was as good as I make at home. The only letdown was the desserts we ordered to go. They were not ad, but nothing spectacular. We had both the mousse cake and the crime brûlée. With four drinks and tip, our tab was right at $200.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb!
    Nolagirl
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Always great food and fantastic service. Never disappoints. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • okay but.....
    DaSccop
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Typical Landry property. Nice atmosphere/ decor and the food is expensive and only average quality. 44 for a steak I could have made at home much better. Crab and mac & cheese that was Velveeta mac & cheese plus a can of crab meat (half) and maybe a slice or 2 of Gouda to dress it up
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yolanda
    foodanista
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went for brunch after a small wedding outside . The atmosphere was quiet,you could have a conversation without speaking loudly. Our waiter was very attentive,food was hot and came out promptly. Portion size was good for the price. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet