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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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Diner Reviews
  • "went their for wedding anniversary...they took special care... thnx"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious especially the hangar steak was amazing and just right how I wanted it. Service was really great, our waiter always checking up on us making sure everything was good. They made sure my dinner experience was great. Definitely coming here again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Loved the restaurant atmosphere and setup. The staff was friendly/helpful. The food was great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My mom and I came here to see if it changed from the last time she was here. She said it got so much better. The food was great just big portions on the entrees if you get an appetizer. Wait staff was pretty decent, took a little while to get the check though. Overall it was awesome! Such a pretty place!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great for birthdays. I don't recommend the soufflé but everything else on the menu was fantastic. The appetizers were my favorite part. Audrey"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A groups if friends and I had dinner on the second floor. A great view of stormy skies, and food was solid all the way from drinks, appetizers and dessert."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Took my Hunnie for his Birthday Dinner and he loved it! He raves about the lobster tails! Great service, awesome view, and delicious meal!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was outstanding. I ordered the lamb chops and was very pleased. The prices are reasanobable for a high end restaurant ."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We have dined at the Brenner's on Katy Freeway, but this was a much better experience. The great food, location, light and vibe made for a great evening"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "7 of us went to celebrate a 30 th birthday and 40th wedding anniversary. Waiter was very attentive and gave us outstanding service. Food was very good, however, I was a little disappointed when my daughter-in law's steak arrived medium well when she ordered medium rare and very disappointed when my daughter's salad dressing arrived with a hair in it. Both were promptly replaced, however, two mistakes like this in one meal! I expect more of a restaurant in Brenner's calibar and price point."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The place is nice but extremely overpriced. Food was decent. The atmosphere is really cool. Just can’t justify $215.00 for two people! I don’t spend that at Flemings and I think they are much better than this place. I will say my girlfriend’s 6 oz. filet was one the best I’ve ever had. Our waiter talked entirely too fast and we felt like we were being rushed. However, Amber at the bar was fabulous! She made our evening…and a damn good martini ;-)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had an outstanding dinner and evening at Brenner's. The service, the great wine, and the dinner features are always just wonderful."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful. Great place to celebrate an anniversary. Food was delicious and service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I was fairly disappointed with our experience at Brenner's. Although the food was amazing, it was brought down by the ambience. We specifically let them know (in advance) that our visit was for an anniversary celebration. I was expecting a nice table for two, especially since I had also requested a nice view. Instead, they put us in the most crowded are of the restaurant, at a table for FOUR and I was facing a wall. I genuinely think that if you want to go to this restaurant, you should call to make the reservation. I think we were put at this table because we had used Open Table and we didn't call them."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Best crab cakes in town! And the chocolate souffle was out of this world!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fabulous dinner! The service was attentive. The views are amazing. Standout items - beefsteak tomato and roquefort salad, macaroni & cheese, caramelized brussels sprouts, jumbo shrimp, red snapper. Not so exciting - tomato tar tartin, sauteed spinach. We'd return anytime - it was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great time at Brenner's on the Bayou. The food was delicious. We had the appetizer trio (off menu) and the land and sea special, which was a filet and crab legs. Amazing!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have visited Brenners several times and each time we have been seated in different areas of the restaurant but all are elegant. We dined alone this time and we were seated in the upstairs area. Was unsure if I 'd like it but the view of the grounds were beautiful from our window seat. The service and food were excellent as always. I am not a big fan of beef, but when I want a steak I know that the steaks there will be perfectly prepared. Thanks again Brenners! See you soon."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • " I decided to make a reservation for 5:00 Fri. The young hostess told us we had to wait near the entrance. We waited & waited & saw her escorting others who had arrived after us. I noticed two waiters just gabbing & the hostess had disappeared! I asked them why we were still waiting when the place was practically empty & saw the team of waiters & our missing hostess were in a team meeting! Basically had to have a hissy fit , the waiter said we could go outside to the bar & have a drink, much needed by that time. We decided to try again for our dining table & a different hostess was very obliging. The meal was fine & our waiter was very attentive. The manager came to our table to ensure we were happy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We held a farewell dinner and it was perfect. Noise level moderate and we were able to hold conversations across the table of 6."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were not served bread and butter during our wait for the drinks. The service was good but not excellent. The waiter reached across my mother-in law to serve her instead of going around. The food was very good, but not exceptional. The setting and ambience is delightful. Overall, I give it a 4 of 5. It can be a five star restaurant with a few minor adjustments."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Took my elderly father here who uses a walker and everyone from the valet parkers to the hostess to our waiter went out of their way to be helpful. Food was just delicious. Steak cooked perfectly. Will return with pleasure."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a beautiful time for Father's Day, the brunch menu was outstanding and the ambience was great, we will be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Brenner's. Our party of four was seated at a table with a great view of the grounds, and the hostess brought over a tableside purse rack for the ladies. Our server acknowledged that we were celebrating an anniversary, and he provided outstanding service throughout the meal. We ordered two desserts to share, and each plate had happy anniversary written on it. We had a very enjoyable meal."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Like most men my wife is a notoriously bad at gift giving. So I made a point to reminder her that this year I would like her to put move effort into my gift and do something I like as apposed to something she would like me to have. And breakfast at Brenner's was to perfect beginning to a perfect fathers day. One that I shall remember for many years to come. Their staff was outstanding the atmosphere was wonderful and the entertainment was second to none. Thank you Brenner's this will not be my last visit."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I was not happy that we had to wait. I had made the reservation a month in advance and made sure they knew I had a toddler with me and would need a high chair. on the the day, when they called for confirmation, even then I reminded about my little one. I was disappointed that they made us wait and did not even put us by the window as we requested. WORST PART. It was a surprise dinner for my husband for Father's Day"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is a treasure in Houston, tucked away from the hustle of city life and set on the beautiful bayou. The food is fresh and delicious, and moderately priced. The service is great, though it can be a bit hectic when they are booked, due to the small setting of the restaurant and kitchen. Overall, an incredible experience, great for impressing visitors in Houston, or just enjoying a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with my sisters and grandchildren. The food was awesome , stuffed quail and spinach were well seasoned as well as the shrimp on grits and I was very pleased with the kids selections. We also took great pictures that will give us great memories. Our server Ricardo was very attentive. We were seated promptly at our reserved time. Also got to view a beautiful wedding at the gazebo. I didn't see a bayou though, lol."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The dining experience was a delight. From the outset, we were greeted warmly and taken to a nice table on the upper level overlooking the lower floor dining area. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. The food and service was wonderful. What a nice way to spend an hour or two! This was the first visit for my wife, and I was so hoping that she would find the experience a positive one. The evening was a total success! She loved the grounds, the restaurant interior, and the meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "For a group of 5, this was an excellent choice. Drove from more than 2 hours away to dine here for our 3rd time with close friends. The service was timely and informative. Our wine selection was predictable but the waiter suggested a boutique label that did not disappoint. The appetizers arrived in a timely manner and were nicely plated. The steak and lobster were prepared perfectly to our liking. A pleasurable experience for all. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Jason, our waiter, was very helpful and courteous. The food was prepared exactly how we requested and was delicious. We always enjoy the view of the bayou and the grounds. I recommend this place to my family and friends when they are looking for a special place to dine."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The staff was outstanding with their service. Our table server, Theresa, was simply lovely! She was very attentive and knowledgable, recommending wine and tasty treats. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be back again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "When ordering, we asked if the Brussels Sprouts side dish could be prepared without bacon/pork products and were told that it could. So we ordered them. They didn't appear with our main course, so we had to remind the waiter. Twenty minutes later he delivers them saying they had to be "remade" because they had been done with bacon. One taste and we realized they were cooked in bacon fat. The waiter insisted they were not and refused to take them off of our bill. I will never go back there again. The service was horrible, with bus people standing over us waiting for us to finish our courses. The place smelled of mildew."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My husband and I choose Brenner's for our anniversary dinner often. We love looking out onto the beautiful grounds as we enjoy the incredible food and service. It is wonderful being pampered for our special evening. We always know that Brenner's will never disappoint. The wait staff makes the difference. First rate. It is a little romantic get-away for us. I'm sure we'll be enjoying many more dinners there, and I've recommended Brenner's to many of my friends. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Because of its simply fabulous location, grounds, ambience and menu, Brenner's is one of our all-time favorite restaurants for any kind of special occasion. There was a very slight problem with the service on this visit, only from the seeming inexperience of our waiter that caused some delay in obtaining periodic attention or receiving the different food items or drink refills, but the night's management appeared to be providing our waiter with adequate help from others of the wait staff."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Has a very good and varied menu for a steak restaurant, with plenty of alternatives to the standard steak offerings, including smaller steaks like the 6oz filet. The side dishes were outstanding. The steaks were cooked exactly as we ordered. The wine list has a very wide selection, including outstanding items under $80 as well as a good by-the-glass offering. Can be noisy at times. Has a very large outdoor area with an outstanding view overlooking Buffalo Bayou near Bayou Bend. The service is competent and efficient. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Menu had good variety and the food was great. The wine was way overpriced; house selections at $15 per glass. Made reservation over one week in advance and still ended up stuffed in a corner behind the staircase. The table wasn't uncomfortable, but it was definitely void of any significant ambience. Service was good. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Brenners upholds the trademark food and service standards they set years ago in their first location. Our Open Table reservations were honored on time and with a great table for our party overlooking the bayou. Our entres ranged from shrimp and grits, to snapper, to their signature steak - delivered timely and fresh from the kitchen. The wine selection is deep and wel priced. Chris, our waiter was attentive without being intrusive and provided excellent appetizer recommendations. What's not to like!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I chose this place to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. As soon as we get seated, The server gave us the menu, but he did not give us an opportunity to browse the menu without feeling so rushed. The view was amazing, however, the food was overly hyped up for the price. For 4 people, we racked up almost $500 without any alcoholic or wine beverage. We had appetizers, salad, soup, 3 steaks, 1 salmon. I don't mind paying for the price if the taste of the food is out if this world. The food was nothing special! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our 2 couples rated "3 sampler appetizer" as tasty treat. Seafood entre was superb. Service was cordial, but a bit slow, although timing was during peak dinner period. Setting is excellent with magnificent views into the bayou jungle sphere. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014