Brennan's of Houston

4.8
2232 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.
Additional
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 2232 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JI
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Two Birthdays had Three soups,so good and the special appetizer plus Brennan’s special desert bananas foster. Yum, Yum

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SM
5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were celebrating birthdays and we had a great experience. Two of us ordered the quail and it was outstanding. The highlight was the bananas foster prep tableside. Overall, a wonderful time.

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RR
4.0Dined 4 days ago

Local seafood specialties like the Gulf Fish Ponchartrain were well cooked and seasoned. The bananas foster dessert made tableside was a memorable way to end the night. Overall, good food but a slightly disappointing ambiance due to the restaurant being very dead at peak dinner hour.

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JB
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Brennan's has been our go-to special occasion restaurant for over 20 years. It is consistently good and the service is outstanding. I noticed a few small changes over the years, but I will continue to go back whenever I have a special occasion.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Wonderful!

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T
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

A Houston institution, Brennan’s did not disappoint. Gumbo was excellent as always. Filets were perfectly cooked and delicious. Bananas Foster and Cafe Brulot for dessert were delicious and entertaining. Excellent selection of wines including many that are reasonably priced. We’ll be back.

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M
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I celebrated my 40th birthday and it was great. Had the g

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Visiting our son. We love Commander’s Palace in New Orleans so we were excited to take our son to Brennan’s. The experience was wonderful. It did not disappoint.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Super waiter and delightful atmosphere. Service always perfect. 25cent martinis were fun and loved our food.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Excellent menus and waitstaff. Brennan’s is a classic that excels every time.

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H
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

I expect a lot from one of our finest, if not the finest, restaurants, and it always exceeds my expectations. Soft shell crabs are in season. What a treat!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was very good as I’ve come to expect. We went on. Sunday night so crowd was limited. I felt this time the menu was smaller from past visits. Service was spot on. I had lamb chops. Very generous serving and cooked to perfection. Always start with snapping turtle soup and end with bananas Foster.

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c
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Superb - - better than the original In My Opinion.. Sauces
were quite fresh .. Wait Staff was highly attentive without
being too intrusive.

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D
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food was good. Ambience was just right. Surprise valet was only $5

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L
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Never disappoints! From the garlic toast to the bananas foster, this restaurant knows how to serve good food. As it was our anniversary, we called ahead to order veal tchoupitoulas tableside and they were exceptional! Our waiter suggested the crab cake appetizer which was pure crab meat. Turtle soup never disappoints. Then top the meal off with bread pudding and bananas foster for a real treat. With wine, the cost gets up there ($100+ pp). But for a very special occasion, you can’t do better!

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Q
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Brennan’s never disappoints. Beautifully prepared food, gracious service, lovely surroundings. So glad it continues in Houston.

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F
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Living in the San Francisco Bay area we have many fine dining choices and I would count Brennan's as among the very best we have experienced. My wife and I were in Houston on business and are delighted we discovered this wonderful restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. We are looking forward to our next visit to Houston and look forward to our next chance to eat here again.

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FL
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The service as always is excellent! Astor was very attentive and welcoming. The food is exquisite.

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C
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Fantastic jazz brunch on the weekends. You will be so full that it will be easy to cruise thru to dinner. Dress nice, no t-shirts and the like. Wandering jazz quartet starts at 11am. Just fun/classy all around.

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r
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Brennan's never disappoints! The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is fantastic. The hosts were very accommodating with our table request. We had a great time.

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RR
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Brennan's of Houston is a great dining experience. Be sure to try the turtle soup and banana's foster.

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AT
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We loved it. It was sophisticated yet accommodating and comfortable. Great date place.

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C
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent dining experience, as usual here.

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NC
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Everything was wonderful! The food and service were exceptional! Can't wait to go back!

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TO
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Brennan's is a classic. The restaurant is beautiful, smells wonderful and there is nothing on the menu I wouldn't try. Service is excellent, sommelier is extremely knowledgeable and it is a great dining experience.

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PA
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Waiter was fabulous and the Banana's Foster was a great experience. All the food was great. A great value for the 3 course deal.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Executive Chef Joe continues to amaze with his creole cuisine and Justin the Manager ensures a perfect dining experience. Thank you both for making our evening so pleasurable.

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MR
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I can't say enough about this Houston gem. Every detail is just a pleasure!

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MS
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Lived in Houston over 10 years and just never made it here until yesterday. It was fabulous! The food was light and fresh. My gumbo soup was so good I was sorry I only ordered the cup. I had a seafood dish with oysters, red fish and risotto. I am always teased because I always leave so much to take home. Not this time. Before I knew it I had practically finished it all. The remainder was dinner and re-heating did nothing to the taste, it was still great. I will be back!

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TT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great service, and great food in a comfortable setting.

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EF
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Outstanding service,and food was delicious. Felix the waiter extremely professional .

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OT
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing waiters! The amount of attention to us was exceptional. Manager was wonderful. You made our family feel special. Thank you!

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EG
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Fantastic service, setting, and quality of the meal. 10 out of 10

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T
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Very good. Excellent service, excellent food. Very friendly staff, makes you feel like an old time friend.

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DM
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

As always Brennan's was great. Visited with my wife and her brother/wife to celebrate our 32nd and 33rd anniversaries. Was excellent.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Fantastic as always

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TS
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Brennan’s never disappoints! Consistently great food and service. Always a great dining experience whether for business or pleasure.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Birthday celebration for family

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OT
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

A truly lovely meal, everything was perfect.
The attention to detail and service is fabulous!

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F
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My husband and I went to Brennan’s last weekend for a date night. The staff was very accommodating and welcoming. I am 8 months pregnant and requested their large wingback chairs for comfort and that is exactly where we were seated. Our waiter was very friendly and talkative without being overbearing. My husband and I had visited Brennan’s several times over the past couple of years but each time was for some kind of event and had a prix fix menu. Each of those times we left a bit underwhelmed for the price of the meal. However, this experience was completely different and we left very satisfied with the quality of the food and service for the price. We also enjoyed that this restaurant is very quiet and you feel like you can have conversation without yelling or the table next to you hearing everything you have to say. We will definitely be back!

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