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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Good for Birthdays (52)
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Business Meals (50)
Romantic (47)
Good for a Date (47)
Great for Brunch (39)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Notable Wine List (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Authentic (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Cozy (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Seasonal (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was terrible. For the price you pay, you should't feel rushed. Our waiter was clearly over his head and did not make for a pleasant experience. Brennans is a fantastic restaurant, however, the service was poor. Food was great.. experience was terrible.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

As always EXCELLENT. Love the attention to detail

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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a fantastic time!! We absolutely loved the music & singers that performed for us. The food was fantastic as usual. We loved the ambience of your restaurant too!!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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 (Austin)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was slow and waiter was inattentive. Food was good quality but the 2 fish dishes should have been hotter. They were lukewarm.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Overall an elegant evening. I hadn't been in awhile and wanted somewhere that I could talk without shouting. Not much had changed with the same standards on the menu. service was attentive and prompt. Nice wine selections and the Somm was knowledgeable. The beef rib was nice and smoky, the ponchetrain just ok. Shrimp roumelade fair. Overall I think the food just seemed outdated - it wasn't full on a Saturday I think they do brunch better

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We found the restaurant to be very old school. This we expected. Overall food was just Ok. nothing special. The turtle soup was good. Wedge salad was very average. Fried green tomatoes were tasteless and while there was a fair amount of crabmeat, it was small and shredded. Certainly not lump crab meat. The redfish courtbouillon was Ok but the sauce was very thin and the fish had a distinctive "fishy" tasting. The night was our anniversary. This event got us an ordered dessert (which we paid for ) with a Happy Anniversary script. Hostess was indifferent in our reception and our departure. Think this is our last visit, Too many better choices in Houston.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I was entertaining out-of-town clients and chose the restaurant for the historic character and it is a beautiful fine dining experience. So I had high expectation and was a little disappointed. Service was fine, but our table was rushed. Our entrees sat on the server's tray for about 10 minutes while we finished our first course. Major mistake. Other tables were dining at a more reasonable pace. The menu has only 2 fish dishes and both were breaded, I expected more options.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Elegant, enjoyable, delightful. Always a special treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was a dinner date. Service was great, food was great. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great service and food. The $100 appetizer was a little over the top and unexpected...Otherwise a great dinner and experience.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

We ate dinner at Brennan's on Sunday January 7th and it was delicious! I can't recall our servers name (older gentleman with a great sense of humour) and Troy.
The Autumn Pear cocktail was the best i've ever had and our meals were outstanding. Great service and amazing meal! No complaints!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 8, 2018

everything we had was great. smoked beef rib fell of the bone. pork chop was tender and the gulf fish was fantastic. banana foster was being prepared all over the restaurant. will be back

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Turtle soup and banana foster were excellent. Service a bit off - our wine did not come until after we were done our appetizer and my boyfriend’s entree arrived luke warm. We will give it another try b/c we like the ambience and soup so much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a lovely meal at Brennan's. Very original food, prepared to a high standard. Worth a trip.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I am from Louisiana, so a trip here is like “going home”. Perfect music, food & Southern hospitality. Don’t miss this experience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Live Music, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, Brennans sets the standard for food, wine and service. Great wine list with some exceptional wines and an excellent sommelier staff who uncover the hidden gems. And Marcelino is the best server in Texas. I always feel at home here, and the food is exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is a great high end place for special occasions. The food brings a different flare which is great. The service and food were great. Looking forward to returning for another special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and service as always. Always with a warm upscale atmosphere.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Enjoyed our holiday family gathering at Brennan's! Thank you, Thomas, for making the day special for all of us (including our 8-yr. old grandson!)

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Disappointing food service poor for cost not a good value for cost

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Going to Brennan’s for Christmas/birthday dinner for 3 years now and it has become our tradition and they never disappoint. Food is always amazing and we always get the bananas foster.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Not up to par for Brennan's, service was extremely slow and inattentive. Drink orders were mixed up, they were out of one of the Main entrees after waiter raved about it. We ended up getting the Dessert that came with one of the 3 course meals to go because we were so tired of waiting.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our waiter was awesome! He put up with some loud 50 plus ladies celebrating Christmas for the 10th year!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Have been coming here for over 45 years - Bldg is beautiful and menu is great. Service has declined with new generation of staff and sommelier and wine availability disappointing - settled for 4th choice. Seafood special - redfish with crab, shrimp, fried oysters was good except for oysters - cold, and diesely - terrible actually. Bananas Foster perfect and overall had a delightful 49th anniversary evening.

Tags: Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Dinner was FABULOUS from start to finish. We notified our waiter that we had to be out in an hour and a half and he saw to it that we had a great dinner without being rushed. Perfect place to go before the theatre.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We enjoy Brennan's and go there regularly - so, we'll chalk this visit up as an aberration from normal.

The service was, at best, fair. While the waiter was attentive, he did not get two of the appetizer and two of the main course orders correct. We had to ask for utensils on two occasions and for small plates on another to eat one of the dessert items.

The food was subpar. The asparagus was overcooked and poorly presented.

We'll go bac, but it won't be as frequently.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our annual Christmas lunch at Brennan's is a favorite for everyone!

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vip
 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I had not been there in awhile and it is STILL awesome!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great Christmas lunch. Food was wonderful, as usual. Loved the Bells!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This is our second time to this restaurant. Just as excellent as the first time. Thomas was our waiter and just treated us wonderful. We came here just prior to attending a play downtown.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Brennan’s usually has great professional service. On Tuesday this was not the case. Our waiters were inattentive, surly and rude. I have dined at Brennan’s on numerous occasions since the restaurant opened and I have never experienced this. Because we were in the holiday spirit we gave the usual gratuity which was not deserved. Upon leaving I asked one of our waiters to please smile. He did! Upon leaving there were others waiters standing in a line on our way out with what we perceive as “tip buckets”. We did not respond.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We went to Brennan's at the specific desire of the person who was celebrating her birthday. The birthday was mentioned on the reservation, and the waitress even noted it; however, there was no special birthday commemoration at all. Very disappointing, because this was a very pricey lunch!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always good . Very consistent with variety of authentic Cajun dishes. Service and recommendations from Robert are always excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I love dining at Brennan's during the holidays. Great ambience, food & service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our annual Christmas Brunch at Brennan’s was wonderful as usual. Love eating here with family, and not having to cook a big dinner myself! Food is always great and the brunch menu is great value. Had a really good glass of Pinot noir from the Oregon Willamette Valley with my wedge salad and pecan crusted redfish.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

My food was horrible! I been to Brennan’s many times, but that’s visit was a disaster. Server didn’t speak English so we ordered via the wine steward. Our waiter was more interested in something else. I’m sure it was “just a bad” night but I will think twice before coming again. That is sad.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service and cuisine

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have been to Brennan’s many times over the years and you just cannot get a bad meal! The food is expertly prepared. Joe Garcia was our waiter. When I say the word “ pro”, that describe’s Joe perfectly. Ambience, well, second to none!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service and food were both outstanding. Atmosphere and building are conducive to good conversation. Table-side flaming, bananas foster was a hit. Great ending to a great night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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