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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.

3300 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77006
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

****DRESS CODE****
Jackets Preferred - NO Shorts, Flip-Flops, Torn Jeans, Beach Wear or Athletic Wear will be Seated

Cross Street:
Stuart

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 522-9711

Website:
http://www.brennanshouston.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available but limited. Valet parking is recommended.

Executive Chef:
Danny Trace

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

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

Brennan's of Houston Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for Birthdays (57)
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Good for a Date (48)
Great for Brunch (46)
Business Meals (45)
Romantic (45)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Authentic (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Cozy (26)
Great for Lunch (26)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Fun (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Casual (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Scenic View (4)
Spicy (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Love going here every time, staff and food are top notch. Thanks, for the hospitality. Can’t wait to see y’all next time.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

Has been several years since I have been to what I have always thought a special Brunch place. Was surprised at how full it was, which I think contributed to a high level of noise. We were seated upstairs and I don't think I would do that again. Until a large wedding party left, it was very difficult to hear somone just across the 5 person table.
Thought the meal was expensive. Brunch $60 per person for 4 adults and a 5 year old, drinks and brunch.
I like the ambiance of the ground floor so much, that the upstairs is kind of a come down. My daughter, whose birthday we were celebrating, really enjoyed it. That was the purpose of the occasion, so a plus there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Brennan's has been a household favorite since high school 40 years ago, and I still venture back for special occasions like my wife's birthday this week. Outstanding food and outstanding service. The sommelier suggested a simply awesome Napa cab to compliment our meal, and the tableside flambe entree & dessert were done with flair and ease. We'll definitely be back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Good as all ways. Keep up the good work . Rudolph was daring.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Brennan's is always great. Alex Brennan Martin, owner, always runs a great operation. It is New Orleans cuisine at its best. The staff is great, and the New Orleans food is wonderful. We have decided to make Brennan's a Christmas tradition every year. Of course, we will go there many times in between.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Brennan’s is exceptional! You will not leave disappointed. From the culinary artistry to the impeccable hospitality, you’re sure to experience the best Houston has to offer.

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great fun place to go. Excellent for and their Banana Fosters is the best in Texas!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I have been to Brennan's many times and I have never had a bad meal or bad service. Consistently among the best in Houston! The Gulf Fish Ponchatrain is incredible. Don't miss the turtle soup.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great evening with business colleagues. Easy to discuss business as the noise level was low. Valentine and Yolo,
Took great care and helped make our dinner a great one.
Many Thanks

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Came here for our anniversary for the first time, and it did not disappoint! We see why this is a Houston staple.

We had reservations in the evening on a weekday night. We showed up about 10min early and were immediately seated. Good start! We were greeted by two waiters who both took care of us during our visit. They were both fantastic and very attentive. They asked us some opening questions about why we were there and explained their offerings well.

Had the Oyster BLT as a first course, and it was great! We also shared a portion of the Gumbo which was really really good. Just the right amount of spice.

We ordered the Gulf Ponchatrain and Sugar Beef Rib - both were fantastic and filling but not over filling. For dessert, the bread pudding was a nice way to end the meal.

Overall we enjoyed our first visit to Brennan’s and look forward to visiting again for brunch & lunch and special occasions again!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Get the 1-1-1 soup demitasse, delicious. Our waiter knew very little about the wine menu but that was ok, they have a som but we didn't need one. Overall great food and experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a fun experience with music and good food and service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is my third visit this year. I always come for Sunday brunch and the atmosphere is very "old money". The food is always on point. My only criticism would be the waiter. He was very professional but also curt and short with my guests. Clearly he was professional, but obviously a bit annoyed with questions and anything that knocked him off his schedule. However, I would still recommend everyone try it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a great experiment!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was delicious!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This Houston staple rarely disappoints. Great food and service, but we were disappointed in where we were seated considering it was our Anniversary. They stuck us in a back room by the kitchen.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Brennan's does not disappoint. Always wonderful food, great service, and romantic atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

great pre theatre and consistently good food and service

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

For 30 years Brennan's has been my go to place, whether a nice business meal or any special occasion to celebrate. And it has never disappointed me. Fabulous food, wine, service and a very special feeling enjoyed by everyone. Keep the good times rolling!

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Used to be the best restaurant in Houston. Service used to be impeccable. No longer that way. Service was extremely slow and not up to standard of the restaurant. Had to ask waiters to refill water glasses, had to ask waiters to take dirty dishes from table. Waiters not attentive to the customers.Went there for a romantic night celebrating anniversary with my wife, they sat us upstairs next to two wedding parties. Very noisy. Food was OK, just not up to the standard of the old Brennans restaurant. So sad.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food quality, service
highly recommend for just about any occasion, there actually were 2 wedding parties there the nite we were

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

As always a wonderful place to eat and get together with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a great experience and one of my top choices when in Houston!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was fantastic, Service was very good. The only complaint I have was the Brunch online price was lower then the menu price and the charged price was even higher then the menu price.
They listed a burnch menu example which included the crab benedict as a mian course, so when I ordered it they failed to tell me it was an additional $16 on top the brunch price.

It seems they make up the prices as they go along.

But the Crab benedict was devine and the bread pudding was the best I've ever had.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a great meal with excellent service. Steak cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was amazing! There was a wedding taking place in the courtyard and it was beautiful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great flavors. Our guests, who were from Morocco, were very entertained by all the flambé & tableside fire dishes.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food as always was exceptional. I have always tremendously enjoyed the food and exceptional service. Unfortunately, the service in this instance was well below expectations and a disappointment for me and especially for my daughter. I took her to celebrate her new job. She had never been to Brennan’s and I looked forward to giving her the full experience. Sadly, service was poor and she did not get to experience what I have always enjoyed. It is the icing on the cake. Or should I say bananas foster. Anyway, I’ll come back to Brennan’s but I sincerely hope the total experience is what I’ve come to expect from your restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Friend’s birthday

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great meal eith my grandfather. Service was a little bit slow but gave room for conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Loved the ambiance and the food was great. I had the fish Opelousas and she had the filet (cooked perfectly medium rare). Had the wine Man’s recommendation for the Red blend and it was on point. We’ll be back soon!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food and atmosphere were exceptional. The courtyard is beautiful, made me feel like I was in New Orleans.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Felt like I walked into a NOLA restaurant. Absolutely LOVED the food, the ambiance, the service... all spectacular. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

staff was awesome...
food - the expectations are high, and the expectations exceeded!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was delightful and tasty, service personal friendly and pleasant, checked just enough not to bother us. Just an overall pleasant good meal. Only complaint is I ate too much :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service was great! I love this place.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.....

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

outstanding place to dine...lives up to its reputation for flavors from New Orleans.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always outstanding.

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