The Best Brunch Restaurants in Houston

The OpenTable Team

Houston's food scene has been hitting the mark these days. From gourmet places serving decadent meals to cozy homes dishing out Southern comfort food, diners can find it all in this Lone Star city. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. In a city known for sausage gravy, gigantic steaks, and fried chicken, it gets hard to know where to start, but when looking for the best brunch spots—this list has it covered.

Restaurants:Grace's, Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston, Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Italian, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, Downtown, River Oaks

Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,551 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
It’s hard to make a list of where to go for the best breakfast in Houston without including Grace’s, the casual elegant dining spot founded by Johnny Carrabba. He set out to start Read more
96% recommended
American in Houston

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,232 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Brunch
Quattro at the Four Seasons Hotel serves one of the best breakfasts in Houston. It features a menu of bold, authentic Italian dishes with a local flair and the ambiance is a warm, Read more
84% recommended
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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
4,171 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Located on a wooded retreat on Houston’s Buffalo Bayou near Memorial Park, Brenner’s Steakhouse is a perfect setting for an amazing dining experience. A lovely escape from the cityRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Houston
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Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,462 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Located on the lower Westheimer strip, Sorrento Ristorante offers a complete Italian experience for those missing the tastes of Italy. They serve sophisticated, creative and contemRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in Houston

State of Grace

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
1,837 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
State of Grace opened in the classic, refurbished Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center and chef Bobby Matos invented a fabulous menu blending Southern, American, Latin, Gulf Coast, GerRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Houston
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Seasons 52 - Westheimer

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,622 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar with a seasonally changing menu inspired by the idea of a local farmers market. The restaurant sources the freshest ingredients and uses ruRead more
92% recommended
Healthy in Houston

Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Houston

$$$$·Seafood·
Galleria / Uptown
2,416 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House in Houston is one of the best places to get fresh Florida Stone Crab. They source it right from their own fisheries on the Gulf of Mexico soRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Houston

Damian's Cucina Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,448 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Damian’s has been serving authentic Italian cuisine for over 30 years and has a worldwide reputation as one of the city’s best restaurants. The interior is rich and lavish yet stilRead more
93% recommended

Masraff's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,926 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Masraff’s on Post Oak Blvd is a casually elegant upscale restaurant owned by Tony and Russell Masraff. The restaurant has quickly become a local favorite with delicious American cuRead more
92% recommended
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Grotto - Downtown Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
829 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Inspired by classic Southern Italian cooking, Grotto is the place to go for the best brunch in Houston featuring veal, chicken, seafood, and housemade pastas. The restaurant itselfRead more
87% recommended

Killen's STQ

$$$$·American·
West Side
1,078 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
If you’re looking for an excellent steakhouse to hit up for brunch, check out Killen’s STQ. Chef Ron Killen, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu, is in charge of the kitchen and he has aRead more
91% recommended
American in Houston
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Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

$$$$·Contemporary American·
W. University / Med Center
830 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Monarch is a posh, fine-dining restaurant with a terrace serving refined New American fare in the trendy Hotel ZaZa. The atmosphere is fun and lively and a great spot to head for bRead more
97% recommended
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Bloom & Bee

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
648 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
Located in the Post Oak Hotel, the Bloom and Bee is one of Houston’s most opulent brunches. Take a seat in the gorgeously decorated dining room and peruse the menu of options made Read more
88% recommended

Osso & Kristalla

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
358 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
If you’re heading downtown to find the best breakfast in Houston, check out Osso and Kristalla, a contemporary Italian Trattoria run by the owner of the Houston Astros. The brunch Read more
96% recommended

Rainbow Lodge

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
3,223 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Rainbow Lodge is Houston’s perfect blend of fine dining and lodge-style relaxing. The 100-year-old log cabin is a comfortable but refined setting for succulent wild game including Read more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Houston
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Liberty Kitchen Treehouse

$$$$·American·
West Side
176 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
The Liberty Kitchen in Memorial City is a modern American restaurant that serves up bold, rich dishes with unique twists on flavor. The brunch here is serious — they go heavy on deRead more
84% recommended
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Dish Society - San Felipe

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
3 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Kid-friendly
  • Creative Cuisine
Dish Society is one of Houston’s trendiest brunch spots. The restaurant has a lot of character and draws in a fun and lively crowd. They have an outdoor seating area that is perfecRead more
100% recommended

Yauatcha Houston - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Chinese·
Galleria / Uptown
1,167 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Yauatcha is a Chinese dim sum teahouse that offers a unique dining experience in a beautiful, open space fit for couples, groups, or families. The menu has a wide selection of tradRead more
86% recommended
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Poitín Bar & Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Heights / Washington
296 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Tucked away in Sawyer Yards, this brunch spot offers a down-home Southern menu with a twist. Options include dishes like BBQ Shrimp and grits, hand-cut Texas wagyu on Texas toast sRead more
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