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About Brennan's of Houston
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.
Houston, TX 77006
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
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
Jackets Preferred - NO Shorts, Flip-Flops, Torn Jeans, Beach Wear or Athletic Wear will be Seated
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Street parking is available but limited. Valet parking is recommended.
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
Private Party Contact:
Linda Pham: (888) 605-1087
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
Brennan's of Houston Ratings and Reviews
Friday lunch service was very busy and service was terrible. Waiter had too many tables. We were forgotten about many times. Even the Bananas Foster was not warm because he didn't take the time to fix it properly and burn all the alcohol down. I've never had a bad experience there before (its one of our all time Houston favorites) but I don't know that I would ever go back for lunch service again.
The 2 servers assigned to our party of 4 were completely overwhelmed by a larger table they were taking care of next to us. As a result we had long waits for service. We finally cancelled our desert, which took forever to even be able to cancel, so we could finally pay and leave. The disappointment here is that we were celebrating our daughter's 16th Birthday.....
My family is from New Orleans and miss the original Brennan's there, but have found a very delightful replacement in Houston. Each year when family visits we make a special trip to Brennan's or visit on special occasions . Service is as wonderful as the food, especially when cooking at the table. Worth the trip!
We celebrated the eighty-fourth birthday of my Mother-in-Law with her two daughters and my Brother-in-Law, and one of her grandchildren. It was a delightful occasion, outstanding wine list, world class cuisine, and talented service.
In this age of restaurant operators pushing folks thru the doors with food prepared off-site and warmed in the restaurant, loud music in the background, and wall to wall televisions, this is a welcome respite.
Keep up the great work!
Service is typically excellent. However, we felt that we were rushed. Food was generally pretty good. The fish for the gulf fish pontchartrain wasn’t good, the rest of the components were very good. We’ve been there 4 times in the last year. Time to take a break, will be back again in the future
During a four day business trip to Houston, I decided to go to Brennan's of Houston on my last night. The last time I'd been at this restaurant was in 1982 or 1983, when I used to get into Houston a lot for business. Believe it or not, it was every bit as good as I remembered it.
It's lovely to eat an unhurried meal in large comfy chairs. We had terrific service from Fred Jr. (whose dad also works here) and great wine advice from Marcus. Although there was a minor snafu with my dinner order (receiving the Shrimp Chippewa instead of the Diver Scallops and Cavier that I ordered), the staff made things right by also serving me a small portion of the Scallops (an impeccable and complex preparation with creamed corn risotto, marinated beets, red radishes - and grapefruit.) Since the Shrimp had been beautifully prepared table side (and was delicious with cognac, sun dried tomatoes, and cream over goat cheese grits), I could hardly complain. My companion had the Gulf Fish Pontchartrain and loved every bite.
We shared a delicious chocolate pecan pie for dessert - and then came the real treat: a tour of the kitchen lead by Fred Jr. Honestly, I was in heaven getting to see the back of the house, and was thrilled that three of the chefs signed my menu (including the executive chef and one of the chefs who had been there since 1982!)
This was an evening to remember and by far the best meal I had in Houston!
Brennans has been one of our favorite "go to" special occasion places for many years. This time it just came up short, and we were disappointed overall. It was our wedding anniversary, and I asked for a table in the main dining room, which we had. Usually we are seated at one of the tables with the taller chairs. However, this time we had a table along the wall shared with the entrance corridor -- it was noisy and crowded. Our waiter did not seem familiar with the menu and could not answer some basic questions. I ordered seafood gumbo for a starter and was disappointed that it was mostly oysters (which I don't eat). I commented on the dish when it was set down and asked if there were oysters in it, the answer was just a very few. He did not offer to bring me something else or gumbo without oysters. I kept it and picked them out (7 in all, which I don't consider just a few in a cup. We had to ask repeatedly for beverage refills. The waiter at the next table offered the guests some specials that were not on the menu -- one of which I would have enjoyed, but we were not given that opportunity. By then our order was already submitted. Dessert (usually a highlight for me) was a "fall" selection -- nothing great. I ended up with the benigets with café au lait anglaise. I tried to get more info from the waiter but was unsuccessful in finding out what it was -- essentially I knew but just wanted to know if the café portion was served hot or cold and to drink or eat with a spoon. He just kept saying it was a dipping sauce. Since I wasn't wild about any of the other choices, I ordered that. Actually I enjoyed it and was glad that was what I selected, but I do expect that the waiters in a restaurant with the reputation of Brennan's to be able to give more knowledgeable answers to questions about the food and more responsive to the client's concerns and requests. Am sure we will go back but next special occasion may branch out and try another restaurant.
Fantastic food, but the staff seem to focus on managing each table instead of the restaurant as a whole. Our service completely fell apart after the appetizers due to the arrival of a large party in our room of the restaurant. The party (13) was far too large for the space (maybe 10'x 40-50' and definitely arranged for small parties), and given how the staff scrambled to rearrange tables and that the party complained about waiting an hour, this didn't seem like a party with a reservation. They proceeded to occupy all of the staff's attention and make it impossible to carry on a conversation. Timing of service was off for the rest of the night, and a major error made with dessert.
Great food, but if this is the norm for service here, this can't be a great restaurant.
Brennan’s never disappoints. Herb crusted chicken and Brennan’s salad were delicious. Pecan pie was also very good. Portions are large. We went after 1:30 and the business lunch crowd departed shortly thereafter. We were never rushed and service remained attentive even tho the dining room became almost empty while we were dining.
Came here for anniversary meal. Initially had a hard time finding it because there were ambulances near the entrance, but once we finally made it inside, I could see what all the hype was about the ambiance. They seated us in a secluded area with large high back chairs. Diver scallops were quite tasty. Lemon meringue pie was amazing. Definitely worth the drive for a special occasion.
Birthdays for my husband and his best friend
Drinks were forgotten, late and one reason for tardiness was "looking for a martini glass"????
Service was hit and miss
Very very disappointing
My office had been there the night before and everything was perfect
713 591 2318
As usual, the turtle soup was amazing. Was a bit disappointed with the quail; however, the red beans and collard greens were excellent. This is truly a Houston gem and honestly much better than the New Orleans Restaurant. Thank you for a great dining experience.
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