Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pappasbros.com/
  • Phone: 7137807352x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Bar open daily at 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Velardi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call Pappas Catering at 713-952-9782.
  • Entertainment: Piano player in Bar from 7:00pm to close

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Chimney Rock & Fountain View
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet
A word from Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
At Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, the focus is a total quality dining experience; in the food and wine the steakhouse offers and in the pristine service it provides. The steakhouse features USDA Prime, in-house dry-aged beef.

The award-winning wine list boasts over 3,500 selections and the cellars have an inventory totaling over 35,000 bottles from every major fine wine producing region in the world. Pappas Bros. received the coveted 2014 Grand Award, which is the highest distinction possible for wine selection by Wine Spectator. Pappas Bros. Houston has been a proud recipient of this prestigious award since 2010.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
358 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (288)notable wine list (206)romantic (166)fit for foodies (115)good for groups (87)hot spot (63)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (12)late-night find (12)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Nice dinner out
    tpungVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    as always the food and service at pappas was great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 for 2 so far!!
    RalphandAnna
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my second time there and the wait staff's recommendation and attentiveness is always spot on. 6 of us went on a Saturday night and surprisingly, it was not overly busy. We had a few drinks at the bar (great choices of Scotch) and our waitress checked us in and paid very close attention to our orders. Richard, our server, paired our steaks w/a great red wine. Steaks were ordered by all and all were properly cooked and extremely delicious. Mac n crab and deserts were superb. We had a great time...thanks to the great staff at Pappa's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak dinner and dessert
    MattInHouston
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Visited Pappas Bros steakhouse recently for a special occasion dinner with my fiancee. We shared the bacon-wrapped scallops as an appetizer, which were excellent. I had a ribeye steak, and she had the broiled salmon. The steak was perfect - I was impressed that they offered a caramelized edge independent of the doneness of the steak - really made the dish more special. She really loved the salmon as well. We also enjoyed the crab meat macaroni and cheese - delicious! Finally, I had the gooey pecan pie - my favorite part of the meal. The large toasted pecans are excellent, and the dish being served warm with a scoop of praline ice cream is truly awesome. I'll try to replicate it at home, but we'll definitely be going back just for dessert!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As usual, the food was excellent; almost decadent. The service was punctual, but the waiter seemed rushed. As he was trained, he had the script down but just seemed to be in a hurry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excelente carne texana
    Lauriano
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excelente carne texana, de um sabor e maciez inigualáveis, não é barato, mas compensa. Bom atendimento, apesar de ambiente super lotado.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great wine!
    Spurs1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great place for awesome steaks and wide variety of wine's. Service great, wait staff very friendly and professional. My second dining experience here and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, again!
    Doxielvr
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    thanks for the special placement in the dining car room as we had a guest that is hearing impaired and appreciate you granting our request. This allowed for conversation to go along with the great food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pappas Steakhouse
    Perfectcombination
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was great and our waiter Stephen did a superb job. The atmosphere was perfect: I was able to watch Monday Night Football and have a romantic evening simultaneously.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the BEST Steaks ever!
    Oliver
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had the best Ceasar Salad ever. The steaks are juicy and full of flavors, cooked to, almost, perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    RHH0906
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    August was a great server. Food was awesome as usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up...
    lanier816
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For the past 15yrs I've driven by this restaurant and imagined what it would be like to eat here; this IS the premier steak house in Houston. I took my wife here for our 7yr Anniversary, we started with the crab cakes (best I've ever had), I had the 18oz Bone In NY Strip, my wife had the Filet, we split the garlic mashed potatoes and crab macaroni and cheese, then finished off with the Turtle Pie. This place lived up to every expectation I've ever had about it, the service and atmosphere was second to none, the food was last meal worthy and there was zero rush to eat and go, we were told to pace ourselves and just enjoy the evening...that's exactly what I did, I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good birthday dinner
    AUDCVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful time. While the food and crowd was great it was the service that made it an over the top experience.... the waitress was extremely pleasant and genuine with her suggestions. The food is rich, flavorful and yes apparently one of the best steaks my husband has had (I went with the salmon and it was AWESOME too). Overall, a very very good dining experience and keeping in mind the price point I would have to say we will reserve it for special occasions only.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine over-charge
    JAYR
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My dining experience at this Pappas restaurant this occasion was severely shattered when reviewing my bill, I see a charge of $25 for a glass of red wine............one of my 3 guests ordered a 'house' glass of red wine and I was charged an unheard of price of $25. I have been in some of the finest restaurants throughout the world & have never paid more than $16/18 dollars for a 'house glass' unless otherwise specified or informed of the price by the server.......after asking my server why? she merely walked away from the table with my credit card & came back and stated......"she was paying for the $25 charge"................how convenient
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night
    PaulHill
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It was a real treat, from soup to nut, excellent night, Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pauly
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great dining experience. Might be the best steak we ever had. The staff was perfect, there when we needed them but allowed us to enjoy our dinner without undo interruptions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Slow service, restroom
    Taste101VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great food but the Service was unsually slow and the restrooms were dirty. It took over 15 minutes to get a dinner and drink menu. The drink took an additional 15 minutes. I never was asked for another one. The waiter was inattentive. I have been here many times. This was dissappointing to see things get this way. Especially since this is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks and sides in town
    seadoodude
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    we have been to many steak houses and Papas Bros. is by far the best in town. A bit pricy but great for those special occasions to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your trip is not complete unitl...
    ontheron
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Definitely a steakhouse worth visiting in Houston. We savoured the Porterhouse steak for two paired with the wild mushrooms and au gratin potatoes. So much so that I almost forgot mentioning the magnificent seared foie gras.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply The Best
    MudMan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Pappas' Steakhouse has a wonderful combination of perfect food and personable staff. This is a place you want to settle in to, showing up often enough to be remembered. In turn, you will remember the wonderful steaks and seafood. I strongly recommend the bone-in cuts for their additional flavors. The Porterhouse for two is carved table side, attracting just a little more attention in a place filled with the movers and shakers of Houston. Ask for a table with a telephone-it may still be warm from the latest Oil Bidness deal. Come early and enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Try a Manhattan with a Luxardo cherry. Suggested and served by a bartender who can be story teller, psychologist or sphinx depending upon your mood.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • filipina
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The air conditioning is some areas is very high and makes you uncomfortable during dinner. The sea bass was bad, it didnt had any flavor, and if you go with your friends and are the one who doesnt eat meat the menu for non meat eaters is very small with no good choices to have. The key lime pie was regular, also with a lack of lime flavor. The salad with tomato and onion and blue cheese used to be better now it was regular too. The meat and the crab cakes were pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service!
    OutEating
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We frequent Pappa's Steakhouse, have always benefited from a top-notch dining experience. Friday evening our waiter was entirely inattentive. We waited a long time to be acknowledged. We waited a long time for both our wine and food orders to be taken. Once our meal arrived, we did not see our waiter again. We had to ask someone to send him to our table as we intended to order another bottle of wine. By the time our waiter arrived, we had finished our meal. We were surprised and disappointed. With an $800.00+ check before tip, the wait-staff service made our evening far less than what we have come to expect and appreciate at Pappa's.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Epic Dinner at Pappas
    MARKYPAN
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Daughters 16th Birthday. Waiter was all over his game. New why we were there and what the special occasion was. Could not have been a more enjoyable experience....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous meal
    Lisaeg
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a wonderful time here and the food was fabulous. Our waiter was entertaining and knowledgable and gave great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, as always.
    Mike
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Not much to say. Enduring quality. Never had a bad experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great!!
    doxiemommaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband ordered the crab cocktail and added 3 boiled shrimp along with it which came with cocktail and remoulade too at his request. Always fresh and a huge portion. I ordered the Steakhouse Salad which is consistently good with its fresh ingredients of tender lettuce, oranges, roquefort cheese crumbles, thinly sliced green apple, red onion, candied almonds and applewood bacon all tossed in a mild vinaigrette dressing. We both had the special for the night which was Red Alaskan Crab Legs. Wow, they were awesome!! Served with clarified butter and lemon on the side. Dessert was equally fantastic.....creme brûlée and a scoop of praline ice cream with candied crushed nuts on the side. We always ask for Hunter because he's awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a reservation problem...
    WorldFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love this place, don't get me wrong. The food is always consistent and perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, service is top notch, and the wine list and bar service rocks. Pet peeve... 30 minite wait WITH a reservation. Always a wait, at least 10 minutes, running to 30 or some more in the last ocassions. I get it - you do not throw patrons out the door when the next reservation timely shows up (and you shouldn't), but it is clear that you over-reserve tables and just expect your clientele to wait for you. Revisit this policy, it is getting old and tired, and we love your food and service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable meal
    Nommonster
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Truly a memorable meal! Every detail, from the meat down to the cherries in the cocktails, was of the highest quality and perfectly presented. Our server, Erick, was fantastic! I will request him next time I visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always, but
    BuckyjayVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Have been coming to PBSH for 20 years. This night was almost no exception to their continued excellence. Seating was prompt, cocktails worth ordering, food simply excellent, best steak in Texas, (bone in fillet). But tonight, the service was slow at times, so only average service overall. Usually exemplary service. I'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak and wine I've ever had
    RIO84
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Everything about the dining experience was excellent-- steak, wine and service. The steak was cooked to perfection and brought to the table hot. Sommelier made great recommendations. I've been to a few steakhouses but this is definitely my new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks and service
    Bean
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went here for a birthday dinner. The steak (22 oz USDA prime porterhouse) was cooked exquisitely (medium rare). Gooey pecan pie dessert was decadent and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not The Same
    JVMinotti
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have dined here at least 5 times and usually find it outstanding! It should be considering for (2) 12-14 oz steaks (1 ribeye, 1 filet), 2 cocktails, 2 sides, and 2 cups of soup, plus tip, the tab was $240.00. The mushrooms were mooshy and one of the steaks wwas really really salty. Should have sent it back. Put down the shaker chef! Your steaks speak for themselves! Not sure what happened in the kitchen. Mac & cheese wih crab was really good and so were the turtle soups. The staff is excellent! Held our reservation for 40 minutes and the waiter was quick and attentve.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star Service, Food & Ambience!
    NeighborEatery
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    You can go wrong with a Filet Mignon and side of Roasted Mushrooms. It's always my go-to meal at Pappas Brothers. The counter is excellent for kitchen entertainment if you show up without a reservation. Everything is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The King of Kings
    Pevish
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Good management that focuses on pleasing their customers continues to shine through at Pappas Bros. I have lived in Houston for 17yrs and it's as good today as it was when I moved here in 1997. Going to Pappas Bros. is a special treat that I always look fwd to. The steaks are oustanding and perfectly prepared but don't shy away from the starters, the Hardboiled Lobster Eggs and Fried Oysters are not to be missed. Add the Lobster Mac'n cheese to your meal and you'll leave with a smile. Wine, wine and more wine, something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations met
    hatedit
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food and service! All staff that we Came in contact with were knowledgeable of products and very accommodating!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • swimmer877
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went there for our anniversary dinner and the food and service was fantastic! By far the best steaks we have ever had!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, great service
    MCM62
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The crab cakes were incredible and the sauce they are served with is outstanding... but for $20, the two of them were rather small. My dining companion and I both had the filet duo which was very good... although I'd have liked my steaks to be a bit warmer when they came to the table (something I did not mention to anyone because the flavor far surpassed the temperature issue) Thomas was our waiter and he was fantastic. He made recommendations, was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kimberly
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food & Service was awesome. Best French onion soup I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So much good!
    BruceWayne
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First off the Waiter was top notch. Best.Waiter. Ever! He was spot on correct in his descriptions and anticipated our every need including copious amounts of extra melted butter for our Crab and our steaks. The steak was fantastic. The Crab Legs were the Best I'd ever had - get them before they go out of season - worth ever ounce price. Fantastic ambiance! The entire staff made sure to greet my wife and wish her Happy Birthday...her desert was complimentary and it was so good as to be unparalleled! So if you eat here - be sure and check out the prices on the menu so you know what to expect and won't go into cardiac arrest. I budgeted a large amount and spent every bit of it. Definitely the BEST Steakhouse in Houston and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food. Disappointing Service
    Houstondiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As a frequent visiter to upscale steakhouses, I was looking forward to dinner at Pappas. The evening started with a 15 minute wait for us to be seated. This was unexpected since we arrived at our reservation time of 6pm. We were shown to the "tv room" which was even more of a surprise since we made the reservation with instructions for a romantic table. We ended up moving tables and the evening improved. The remaining service was decent. The food, however, was incredible. We had crab cakes and filets and they were both delicious. All in all, the evening was enjoyable. The service will keep me from going back in the near future, but the food will ultimately win me back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We ordered the NY strip steak and fried oyster appetizer. Oysters great but steak was grainy-maybe too much grass fed. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.