Brennan's of Houston

4.7
2588 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Since our 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Brennan's of Houston has evolved into the city's premier destination for memorable dining served with true Southern hospitality.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:45 PM- 10:00 PM
***HOLIDAYS*** NO online reservations taken, call in only.
****DRESS CODE****
Jackets Preferred - NO Shorts, Flip-Flops, Torn Jeans, Beach Wear or Athletic Wear will be Seated
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Phone number
(713) 522-9711
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Joe Cervantez
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Private party facilities
We know that each event is special and at Brennan’s, our mission is to make your event a great memory.
From 10-150, we offer several dining rooms to accommodate your party size as well as full restaurant buy-outs.
Ballroom-seats up to 160: One of Houston's oldest and most distinguished private
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stuart
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Parking details
Street parking is available but limited. Valet parking is recommended.
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Entertainment
For weekend diners, Brennan’s Creole Jazz Brunch remains a four-star tradition among Houston's Sunday brunch enthusiasts. The air is filled with an abundance of tantalizing jazz music and the fragrance of fresh flowers; southern mainstays and twists on classic favorites are graciously served in sun-filled dining areas.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2588 People Are Saying
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CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food! No treeđź‘Ž. Used shuttle to matinee Nutcracker, took an hour to get picked up afterward and have my car delivered from valet! Poor ending to a good day. Won't do that again.

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R
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Terrible service, we were stuck upstairs in ugly dining room with no decorations. One of the waiters looked like he was on drugs. Party of six celebrating my birthday. We had to ask several times for drinks, not everyone served courses at same time. 3 people got their desserts the other people’s desserts came after flagging a waiter down and they finally came back after we had finished ours. Food was wonderful , though.

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TS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennen’s is a classic. The food, service and value are beyond compare.

We’re always trying to find a new/interesting place is Houston, and when we go to Brennen’s we always leave wondering why we don’t go more often. It’s a special place, but it’s not “special place” expensive. Check your diet at the door.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great Andre was one of our servers. He was well knowledgeable about the menu

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e
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited for our Christmas Dinner - great food, service and ambiance!

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D
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails...always spot on!!

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L
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My women's group goes to Brennan's every year for our Christmas brunch. Never disappoints!

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DD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Went for annual holiday lunch with a friend. The place was full of people celebrating the season. The food was better than ever. Had the Brennan’s salad with sliced filet minion on top which they made special for me off the menu. Bread pudding soufflé and bananas foster were exquisite. Service is always outstanding. Great place to go for any occasion or for no occasion. Been going here for 30+ years.

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place reminds me of the
Classic restaurant scene of San Francisco
That no longer Exists. You want to
Find unique boutique calif wines , go
To Brennan’s in Houston

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A
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another terrific meal at Brennans. Great food, superb service. Very nice for a special occasion. Highly recommend.

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Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere! Save room for dessert!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very good. Always enjoy the ambiance at Brennan's, comfortable, pretty and quiet. Food selection was good, but preparation not very.

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s
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our co worker out for a Christmas lunch and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit. We were greeted with Christmas Bells, seated promptly and our waiter greeted us immediately. We were not rushed. Our food was just amazing and we took our desserts to go. Just the perfect afternoon!

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JW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very pleased when I eat at Brennan’s whether it is brunch, lunch or dinner. My favorite restaurant in Houston.

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CD
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good - as usual. Since it was a the holiday season - the restaurant was crowded and conversation high, but we could hear the people at our table. Food took a while to come - but understandably it was busy. Make sure you don't have afternoon meeting if you go for lunch.
Couldn't wait another 15 minutes for our bread pudding soufflé, even though we ordered at the time we placed our food order. Felt is could have been ready. Next time. :-)

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JE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Houston for more than 40 years for my wife and I. Food and service is always excellent. We know many of the servers by name and always enjoy interacting with them. Great for special occasions or if you just want a great meal in an elegant setting.

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HP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our lunch at Brennan’s, especially the .25 cent martinis at lunch!

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KM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten at Brennan's many times over a number of years. While I believe much thought is put into their food items, they are hit and miss. My companion loves the turtle soup so that alone is enough to bring us in for our annual Holiday Lunch. This visit was, by far the noisiest I have ever experienced at this location. That said, we often are seated in one of the smaller dining areas and this time we were in the large space - and it was impossible to carry on a conversation due to the surrounding loud talk. As to the food, the lobster bisque was very good and my pecan-crusted was excellent but the star was the small but tasty corn accompaniment. My dining companion had a different fish dish which looked great and which she indicated was very good. Service was, as always, excellent.

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PY
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s never fails to delight. The service as well as the food is fabulous. The waiters are solicitous without being obtrusive. The menu is varied; the amount of food is just right. If you like coffee, Brennan’s is fine.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night if celebrating

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JT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated my mother to a terrific dinner before heading out for a concert. As usual the food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. Aaron, our server was great.

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NT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We have a tradition in our family of going to brunch at Brennan's and then seeing the Nutcracker ballet.
Unfortunately, this year we were seated in that noisy back side room set with tables too close to each other. The food was on par and service good but slow, which created a problem because we missed the
beginning of the ballet. Our reservation was for the same time as last year, and we had time to spare then.
We missed taking the shuttle Brennan's offers, which was not a big deal but did further delay us.

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MT
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch. Looking forward to bringing family here when they visit from out of town.

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RO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Pecan pie was not good at all. The flounder had maybe one bite of spinach and very little else beside fish and not worth $48.

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BF
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service outstanding as usual. Shrimp and grits as well as grilliards and grits were delicious and you can't beat the snapping turtle soup with sherry.

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NH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas brunch with a friend

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AT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Great Service! Great Waiter!

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i
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait Staff was very accommodating to my 7 yr niece and her Mother who is a vegetarian. Both loved the experience - our return to the bar after the Theatre - your staff prepared table side desserts. could not have been more enjoyable.

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AN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food & seevice! a must stop whenever you are in Houston!!

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T
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very nice. Got the table that I requested. Our waiter was ok. He dropped my husbands cc. He was a bit concerned bout other tables. We were not hi number one concern.

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AL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat at Brennan’s.

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C
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brennan's is a classic, tried and true you can count on for good food and good service. I make it a point to lunch there especially during the holidays!

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent , we have been coming here for a number of years now, service is always great, courteous staff make you feel you are special. Casey our server was just excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food we’ve ever had! The service was wonderful and we had the time of our lives!

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E
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I will start by saying our food was good. But our waitress was terrible. The guys who flambe' table side were very nice though! But a uncaring and unprofessional waitress really makes for a bad experience. This used to be one of my favorite places. I was disappointed and we had friends with us that had never been before so I was extra disappointed.

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My Wife and I had such a disappointing experience with Brennan's we left 15 mins after we arrived. The hostess was not inviting when we first arrived but she tried to make small talk while she lead us to our table, once we were seated that was the last time anyone spoke or acknowledged us. My wife and I sat at our table for several minutes before the waiter looked our way, he didn't smile, give a head nod, wave or make any gesture that would signal he would be with us soon. He just walked by our table and then arrived with 2 glasses of water. My wife asked him how he was doing and he just continued to walk off. We found it very strange that he didn't inform us if he would be taking care of us, if someone else would be with us soon, or answer my wife's question. He didn't say a single word. At this point my wife and I both start looking around to see if there is someone who will be greeting us. NOTHING. I looked at what time our Uber had arrived at the restaurant (7:08 pm) and compare it to the time it currently was (7:25 pm). We were seated fairly quick but I gave them the benefit of the doubt that we didn't get seated until 7:15 pm but still, 10 minutes after being seated, no wine menu and no greeting, we were starting to get a little frustrated. At exactly 7:30 pm the waiter who dropped off our drinks came back with a plate of bread and mumbled something about what type of bread he is serving on our plates and that it will stimulate our palates. Once the bread was placed on our plates he left again. It was at this point that my wife and I got up from our table and left immediately. We informed the manager leaning on the host stand what just transpired and to his credit he did offer to rectify the situation but there are too many restaurants in Houston who will go above and beyond from the start of your reservation to the end that we refused to stay. When asked how our evening went at Brennan's by friends & family, we tell them to dine at Sorrento's.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Brennan's before in the past and have always had an excellent experience in the food served and as well as table service. This trip did not disappoint either, my wife and I celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the tableside service. It will always be considered one of our best top notch restaurant choices in Houston.

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R
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Exceptional service.

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JJ
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit, and this time it was with my girls. We wanted to start a family tradition at Christmas. We are a generation of mother, daughter, and grand daughter. This was our first date and we wanted to make it memorable. So I thought this was a nice place to end our night. When I made my reservation thru Open Table. I requested a special table to dine. They had it ready for us, when we arrived. Beautiful tall gold wing back chairs and it was near the window, which made the night even special. The selection we chose was very good. The waiter and staff was very good as well. We had a wonderful time.

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l
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Brennan’s was perfect. It was my first time there and we were celebrating my birthday. The service was excellent. I felt so welcomed and appreciated. Food was excellent. The staff all wished me a happy birthday. I definitely recommend Brennan’s as a great place to celebrate a birthday and their brunch was devine! I had their famous turtle soup, Brennan’s eggs and bananas foster (which was absolutely delicious and they cook it right in front of you!)

All in all, great spot and I will be back! Oh and come hungry if you do the brunch special three course meal.

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