Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.49mi
  2. Distance: 0.59mi
  3. Distance: 0.76mi
  4. Distance: 0.82mi
  1. Distance: 0.49mi
  2. Distance: 0.59mi
  3. Distance: 0.76mi
  4. Distance: 0.82mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.49mi
  2. Distance: 0.59mi
  3. Distance: 0.76mi
  4. Distance: 0.82mi
  1. Distance: 0.49mi
  2. Distance: 0.59mi
  3. Distance: 0.76mi
  4. Distance: 0.82mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (59)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Romantic (44)
See All
Good for Birthdays (44)
Business Meals (41)
Good for a Date (39)
Great for Brunch (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Authentic (31)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Sunday Lunch (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Cozy (22)
Fun (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Sort by
S
2083 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

If you request a reservation through Open Table be sure to request a table on the first floor. We were put in a room on the second floor with very little ambiance. I was disappointed to say the least. I was also expecting live music for Sunday brunch. Apparent we had just missed the live music at noon and caught one song just as we were about to leave.
As for the food it was OK. Everything tasted a little too sour: the turtle soup and the salad. The Eggs Sardou were too bland tasting. I needed to request some lemon to add tang which was missing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and had a great time. Great food and special desserts. Excellent bloody Marys too!

Good service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Always a wonderful place.
Too bad they changed the bread pudding recipe.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Sunday brunch...Turtle Soup and Eggs St Charles with speckled trout was absolutely delicious. Pecan pie was okay, but next time I'll get the bread pudding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Service was a bit rushed but food was superb

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite special occasion restaurants in Houston. It is a beautiful restaurant, service is impeccable, and food never disappoints..

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

The excellent quality of the food was exceeded by the exceptional service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Oh my God ! What an amazing dining experience. The service was top of the line paired with amazing food and deserts. We will highly recommend this establishment as well as make it our go to place.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently rock solid divine food and service. No gimmicks or bizarre concoctions you’ve never seen before just to make the foodie page. Leave with a smile of satisfaction. One of Houston’s Best, for years!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and excellent service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect in (almost) every way. Attentive, efficient, charming service. Delicious food. Attractive setting. Only problem was a nearby table of five drunken and obese women who screamed at each other nonstop. Disgusting and offensive to us (and to Brennan’s waitstaff). But the good outweighed the bad and we had a lovely time. Our waiter Valentin did a superb job for us. Several other waiters stopped by to assure our comfort as best they could, always rolling their eyes at the shrieking harridans nearby. No idea what Brennan’s could do about this other than be sure that whoever reserved that table of vulgar women is not able to arrange a repeat performance. We’ll be back. We loved (almost) all of it!
Bill Blackstone

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I never get tired of this restaurant! Love the food, the ambience, and of course the pralines! Please don’t change anything!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a reliable place for great new Orleans style food, service, and romantic atmosphere.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had friends from DC in town and wanted to take them here for their Sunday jazz brunch that we had heard so much about. We end up being seated in a small room upstairs away from the jazz band - the WHOLE reason we had come! We asked both the hostess and our waiter if the jazz band was going to come up to the room to play and they assured us they would make their way around the restaurant. About half way through our meal the jazz band comes up and plays happy birthday to the table next to us. They played one more song to that table that they clearly knew personally -their backs turned to us the whole time - before leaving. It was the whole reason we came to this place and with only about 2 minutes of music, it was extremey disappointing. I wish the hostess or waiter would’ve told us the truth when we asked because we would’ve just left. Sorry, I don’t count happy birthday songs to another table as entertainment for the room.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service4
value1

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was wonderful! My wife and I were well taken care of and the food was very well prepared.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Central Texas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding. We drove all the way from College Station and back just to have dinner at Brennen's and will most certainly do it again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good service and amazing food. The staff made the experience enjoyable... the bananas foster was a perfect way to end the meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

From Hostess to servers, everything was great! Native Houstonian and haven't been there in a very long time. Will not let that happen again. It was a great outing for all.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We were the first there for lunch. Our waiter and assistant were very attentive. They handled my family member who could not be pleased with a wine selection very well. The food was excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always great food and service ! Perfect before the theater too.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always wonderful for brunch, but have enjoyed lunch and dinner as well

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wally gave outstanding service, enjoyed him so much! Good cocktails, good food - a favorite for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Pre Alley show dinner was great: food delicious, service perfect and loved transport to the theatre! Definitely will do again. Have to try more of the new chef's creations!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

As always our meal was astonishingly wonderfull. The red snapper Pontchartrain was delectable—perfectly cooked and so deliciously enhanced by crispy oysters and crab. Our server Jeremy skillfully guided us in our selections and just the right wine as well as being perfectly charming.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Spicy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great menu with variety of special dishes, some creole, some not. Have to go with the turtle soup or wedge salad to start. Entrees range from steak to creole seafood. All of our entrees were excellent. Then the desert show with the banana's foster is a delight...not to mention this desert here is amazing. Add in the homemade beignets and you will not regret eating here. Lastly, the service is spot on. We had another wonderful meal and that's why we keep going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was superb--rich, flavorful, thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. The place itself is lush, comfortable and inviting. For a business meal, it works well because we can actually hear one another (unlike other more "hip" establishments). This is a Louisiana cuisine place, and there is nothing "nouvelle" about it. The wine list is very good if a bit over priced.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Everything was great except for the electroic reminder which said 11:30 instead of 12. Open Table can do better

Tags: Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Brennan’s has always been our favorite restaurant for Sunday Brunch as well as evening supper! Food and service continues to be 5 Star! Relaxing atmosphere with special attention to your comfort.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Was at the restaurant for Sunday brunch. Food was delicious, make sure to try deserts, my favorites are banana foster & bread pudding DELICIOUS!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were seated in the wine storage room. Very dark and uninviting. Servers seemed very inexperienced.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service2
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very romantic setting. Service was outstanding. I recommend it to others

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was impeccable. Our appetisers of Turtle soup and oysters were very tasty. However I was disappointed by my entree of almond encrusted trout. It was basically fried fish and I had still to find trace of an almond. I was also very dissatisfied to have to pay $20 for a small bowl of buttered angel hair for my daughter. The Bananas Foster redeemed the meal somewhat as did our charming waiter. However, to add insult to injury the valet was not satisfied with the $3 I gave him. I only had $20 bills, which I had to hand over when told the charge was $5. He then returned $15 in change and kept the original $3. Pretty much sums up our evening!

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Dinner was amazing. Our server described all the entrees we had questions about perfectly. His recommendations were awesome. The grilled oysters were fantastic. Just make sure you have extra bread so you can dip it into the extra bedding. Filet cooked to perfection. And the Bananas Foster prepared table side is to die for.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Terrific as always. One of the nicest places in Houston. Worth every minute of the evening.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food selection, quality and taste are excellent. Our waiter was Valentin and he is just fantastic. Brennan’s is good for any occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Brennans is always great. The speckled trout missed this time, but everything else was excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

An 11 on a scale of 10! Beyond excellent

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

One of my favorite Houston restaurants for special occasions! Wonderful food, excellent atmosphere. Service was a little off on a Monday night, but only because a large crown on an otherwise light crowd night. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food, the flavor, the presentation, the superior service from all staff members are simply upstanding--all excellent reasons why this place has been a Houston gem for 50 years! Our waiter helped make some incredible selections and provided more details for special events and menu details.

The tableside banana fosters was our absolute favorite!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.