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: 7138684444x
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou reviews from OpenTable diners
264 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (202)special occasion (198)romantic (182)great for outdoor dining (90)fit for foodies (76)neighborhood gem (72)notable wine list (70)good for groups (62)great for brunch (51)vibrant bar scene (45)hot spot (32)late-night find (30)great for lunch (15)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Exceptional
    SteveO
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Hard to rate. I wanted to check all the above. Thank you for an exceptional Aniversary. Have already sent to all friends about how nice your restaurant is.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • October 3
    Impressed
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Enjoyed wonderful food and location. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!!!
    Austin
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was my girlfriend's birthday and they treat her like a queen. They even came by to address my girlfriend's allergy to shell fish and made appropriate accomidations. It was fantastic and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brenner's on the Bayou
    Eclectic8
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Lovely place in a nice side if the Buffalo Bayou. The combination of the charm house, the lighting and the closeness to the bayou makes this a unique peaceful place...
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal filet
    wtxcook
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The filet was fantastic. Crispy exterior yet still mid-rare interior. Well seasoned but not over-powering. Brussels sprouts that came with the rack of lamb were some of the best I've had as well. The only reason we docked the ambiance is that there were a lot of arrogant and high-and-mighty conversations around us about how awesome people thought they were.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kelly
    dineout
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As always, our food was delicious and service was ver good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    Gayle
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This restaurant was prettier as Rainbow Lodge. MUCH too loud, bad music in the background, food not good at all. The server was extremely attentive, but that cannot make up for all the other negatives. The grounds are beautiful, but the atmosphere is killed by loud groups, and the dress code was not, obviously, in force outside. This is not a romantic spot, for sure. Nor is it a great business dinner spot because of the noise level. Our dinner companions said the steak was tough, and the salad was bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brenners Steakhouse for dinner
    Scubist1
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I was in love with the old Rainbow Lodge which was a predecessor of Brenners Steakhouse. The Rainbow Lodge was so good and downright classy that it casts any successor in a poor light. Last Tuesday night when we dined Brenners was very noisy, the food was excellent though portions were small and prices were high. Service was attentive and excellent. The wine list was excellent although prices were too high. When I made my reservation I had requested a table close to the fireplace - this request was accommodated for which I was grateful. We had a pleasant, though expensive, night which was a little saddened by the comparison with previous wonderful nights at the Rainbow Lodge.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and unforgettable
    Cynn
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I was celebrating my anniversary and everything was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange Encounter
    BrunchBunny
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was my third time to Brenner's on the Bayou and the service this time was sub par. This was my first time sitting outside at the lounge and attending for brunch, and there were long delays with being greeted, our order being taken, receiving our food, and the worst delay was receiving our checks. Not sure if the wait staff was new or inexperienced this day, but it seemed rather odd to me considering I had such great experiences the past two visits to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday brunch
    MonHay
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is a awesome place for food and special occasions or just because you deserve it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome DINING Experience
    Mrbarnes2u
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Waitstaff remarkable, food is wonderful and overall the dining experience was the best I've enjoyed so far in life. Love love love this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We booked to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary as it is one of our favorite places. As usual, the food was excellent and the service very attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Justok
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Me and my wife came here a year or so ago for a special brunch invite. We loved the view of the wooden area during the day. When we visited on the 17th of Sept for an Anniv dinner is was sort of wet and dark for dinner so we didn't get the view we were expecting. No fault to the restaurant. Presentation was good and service was ok. I ordered the Hanger steak (medium). I believed it was over cooked. There wasn't but maybe a slither of pink to be found in the folds of the meat. Our server was cool, not great. I have better service elsewhere when eating somewhere for the first time. I would try something else if I go back but I cant say how soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The landscape around this restaurant puts it in the top league before you start. The menu has some interesting twists. At our table we chose main courses of duck and of wild boar. Both were excellent. The wine list however exceeded the wine cellar in that one of the wines I chose was out of stock. I had set out to contrast some bottles from neighboring vintages. The wine waiter understood what I was trying to achieve and came up with two other neighbors in the same theme and in the same pricing. Very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening
    Robert
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We hada truly great evening. The staff was friendly and cordial. We are consistently impressed with our visits there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for anniversaries!
    Romantic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I went here for our 6th anniversary. Brenner's has great food, and the ambiance is very romantic. The staff is world class and very attentive to your every need!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion!
    Arya
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I wanted a unique restaurant for my boyfriend's birthday and this definitely fit the bill! It's romantic and upscale, the surrounding grounds (park/bayou) make you feel transported to a different city if not state! I really liked the two-floor layout of the restaurant with wooden staircases and beams. Very pretty. The food was absolutely delicious, too. We had salmon and duck. The duck was amazing! Also some puff thing for appetizer - delicious!! And, having 3 people serve you definitely hit that glamorous note that I wanted. However, all of this comes at a stiff price. I wouldn't come here for a regular dinner (if you can afford it, than by all means!) but for a birthday I was more than happy to splurge.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Jakhad
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I could not combine my bar bill and restaurant bill. I needed a combined bill for claim purposes. I requested multiple times to either combine the bill or I will pay the bar bill at the end with the food bill. But they would not even let me move to dining table without paying the bar bill. Pathetic service and rules. I don't know if they thought I was going to run away or something.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Awesomeness
    Pearlandphil360
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    23 year anniversary dinner with adult children was fantastic. First time there. Saw on open table. Wife had steak and lobster and I had the stuffed quail. Appetizers were awesome and great drinks. We also had a martini before our wine and drinks were served "as dirty as the bayou". Our server Theresa coined that phrase and that started the beginning of a fantastic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Captainc
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was not our first time visiting Brenner's On the Bayou and it won't be our last. We got everything we expected, from the wonderful food to the service to the ambiance. We love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Perfect
    JCB9
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This has grown to be my favorite restairant in Houston. We used it last year for our wedding anniversary. This year was a milestone birthday. When my daughter walked in for the first time on Saturday night she exclaimed "Oh wow." That about sums it up. Food was excellent, service was impeccible and there's no place like it in Houston for atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived up to it's reputation
    Jbonstott
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I visited for the first time on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly, the bevy of servers was continous , my Quail appetizer was delicious and my wold Boar was incredible, especially due to the sauce! Even my Latte was perfect. Management came by twice at least. I told them we had 1 hour fifteen minutes and they got us out in time but didn't rush us at all What more could you want? It met our ever expectation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Celebration Restuarant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The servers are very friendly and attentive to the customers. The food is awesome. We started with salad. I had the Caesar and my husband ordered the house salad with the herb vinaigrette dressing. He was very impressed with the flavor of the dressing. For entrees, I had the salmon with crab and artichoke topping on it. The crispy outside and tender inside of the salmon was delicious, and the topping just enhanced the meal. My husband had the steak and rock lobster tail. The coffee toffee bread pudding and apple strudel finished off our meal perfectly. Since we were celebrating my husband's birthday, his dessert came with a small candle and "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on the plate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BayouDisappointment
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    For the money paid and based on the reputation of Brenner's, I was very excited about experiencing the new location on the bayou. We received terrible, unprofessional service. Food was spotty and portions were small. Will say the vegetables were exquisite, but the main dishes were hit or miss. Would recommend having a drink at their outside bar. Nice atmosphere. Would not recommend this restaurant, unless you are going for happy hour on the patio.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate