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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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (83)
Special Occasion (83)
Good for a Date (68)
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Good for Birthdays (63)
Romantic (56)
Great for Brunch (53)
Business Meals (48)
Quiet Conversation (47)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Great for Lunch (40)
Notable Wine List (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Authentic (38)
Good for Groups (33)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Cozy (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fun (13)
Seasonal (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Spicy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Vegan (3)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Have great Sunday brunch with 3 courses meals.

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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Disappointing
Birthdays for my husband and his best friend
Drinks were forgotten, late and one reason for tardiness was "looking for a martini glass"????
(Unprepared?????)


Service was hit and miss


Very very disappointing

My office had been there the night before and everything was perfect

What happened?

Mary Bass
Partner
Spencer Stuart
713 591 2318

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food5
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service1
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vip
 (München)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always and great lunch or dinner.

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have a great time celebrating a birthday. The food was very good and the service excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was a very special birthday made even more special by this outstanding restaurant!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vegan, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great location for romantic anniversary or B-day for spouse.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love the 1-1-1 soups. Usually I cannot finish an entree but the scallops with caviar topping was delicious. I like the beignets as well. Very enjoyable meal

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Brennan's never disappoints. Had the grouper off the lunch menu which was perfectly cooked. Also enjoyed the fresh crowder peas as a side.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service and the food was excellent as always.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Place never disappoints.. Best special occasion restaurant in Houston.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I had a Chinese and Korean coleague along with a client to enjoy the waiter's recommendations.
Weall had the turtle soup that everyone enjoyed. The entrees were the quail, fried soft shell crab and grouper. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the experience.

The waiter recommedned bananas foster and I may go back just for it.

Tags: Business Meals
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food5
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value4

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great service and excellent food. I recommend this place on any occasion

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food5
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent service and food!

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food5
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Impeccable. Every time.

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great birthday dinner for Husband. This was our first time to dine at Brennans Houston and the service and food was excellent. I had the Turtle Soup Au Sherry, Shrimp Chippewa, Creme Brulee, and the Cafe Marcelino absolutely delicious. My Husband ordered A Wedge Salad, Tender Belly Tomahawk Pork Chop, and the Bananas Foster after he swallowed down his dinner he says "Man that's some good eatin". Jeremy M. was our entertaining waiter for the evening.
We will definitely be back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Celebrated friend's birthday at Sunday brunch.Food was superb. Seafood gumbo was the best I'very had in Houston. Able to have conversation without having to yell. Enjoyed the musical ensemble at tableside.
Service was a little lacking on this visit. Had to ask for ice tea refills twice. Also had to repeat request for additional biscuits.
Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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service3
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food so good

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Weekend brunch. Amazing food, large portions. All of us enjoyed immensely. I had the duck crepe, seafood cakes and banana foster. Others included Pain Perdu, Pork cutlet, pecan pie, cheese cake. and more all were equally delicious. Started off with fresh biscuit and muffin. Service was impeccable and the pecan pralines were amazing. We were thoroughly satisfied.

Definite recommend for a very special occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

The place was fabulous and expensive but I'll definitely be returning. Only complaint is there isn't enough parking and we had to park in a garage and walk. Other than that the place was fabulous!!!!!!!!!! Will return several times.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A little noisy in the upstairs room due to close proximity with others. I prefer downstairs seating for date night. Fantastic food and service as always.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Reliable top quality food and top quality service. Francisco and Megan were our service team and finished strong on making us feel welcome and special. Megan is an expert bananas foster chel as well. Brunch offerings and cake were strong. Not a place for someone trying to diet- too many great temptations.

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Brennan's has it going now. This is surely one of Houston's best!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We always go to Brennan's for birthdays. You can count on good food and service. We have a table we like too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The atmosphere is great for date night or a business meal.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Really nice wine selection

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The service and food was wonderful, highly recommend!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was all very good, the live music was really charming, but our waiter was clearly distracted. - He could not be flagged down when we needed him, and several times he walked away before fully hearing what we said, resulting in two drinks we didn't want, but got and paid for. As much as I love the bar and patio, I'm not sure I'd recommend the dining rooms. The slips are understandable when you're the only people sitting outside (though frankly, the bar service is always outstanding, no matter what), or when you're there for happy hour and it's packed, but without the extras (outdoor seating, happy hour pricing) I'm not sure I'd recommend dinner.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was as amazing as we have come to expect here. The Jazz Brunch is still jazzy. And the service was probably the best we've ever had here - and that says a lot because their staff is always on its game.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My wife loved her food. My food was good but the steak was under-cooked. I ordered a ribeye medium and it was cooked medium rare. I know it was a thick steak but when you charge that much for a steak you expect it to be cooked at the correct temperature the first time. This is the kind of mistake I would expect from a chain restaurant but not from a restaurant like Brennan's. I was very disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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food3
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I went to Brennan's for our wedding anniversary. Our table was adorned with a gold ribbon to show we were celebrating something special. The service and food and value is always amazing here, and it didn't disappoint! Though we didn't partake, the Houston Restaurant Week menu was available because Hurricane Harvey made dining out impossible!! After our dessert, a plate of pralines and fruit were sent to our table. I would recommend Brennan's for celebrations or brunch or just any time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was great. The filet was perfectly cooked and the bread pudding was fantastic. Our waiters and servers were friendly and helpful. The entire meal was quite enjoyable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great service and great food

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We came to Brennan's for HRW. Our waiter was great. He recommended the cocktails and answered all the questions that we had. Turtle soup was delicious and the filet mignon was superb, soft and juicy. Overall the meal was fantastic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Brennan's has always been an old favorite restaurant but we had a disappointing visit time before last and almost didn't return. This time they were open after Hurricane Harvey sooner than many other restaurants so we booked our anniversary dinner there. So glad we did because it may have been the best food yet. Chose from the restaurant week menu and the portions were most generous.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This Place is Excellent for any and all occasions. The food is phenomenal

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Brennan's does not provide acceptable handicap access from the valet drop-off to the front door of the restaurant. Otherwise, everything was wonderful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was a very nice experience. We celebrated our 2nd anniversary here. Everything was great. It is hard to come around GREAT customer service and our server Greg was beyond remarkable and helped make our visit better! The restaurant was so quiet and elegant which also lead us to enjoy our visit that much more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Absolutely awesome! We had a great experience. The drinks were superb and the 3 course meal was incredible finished it of with the always amazing bananas foster!!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Brennan's is my all-time favorite restaurant. Fantastic food, comfortably elegant atmosphere, top-notch never-stuffy service - - what more can I say? This is THE PLACE for fine, comfortable dining!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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