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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
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Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,196 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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
99% recommended
American in Houston

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,189 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
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
90% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Houston

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
3,885 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
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
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Houston

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,270 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
94% recommended
Italian in Houston

State of Grace

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
1,545 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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
92% recommended
Most Booked in Houston

Yauatcha Houston

$$$$·Chinese·
Galleria / Uptown
1,091 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
89% recommended

Seasons 52 - Westheimer

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,432 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Good for a Date
  • Seasonal
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
93% recommended
Healthy in Houston

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Houston

$$$$·Seafood·
Galleria / Uptown
2,097 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
99% recommended
Seafood in Houston

Damian's Cucina Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,267 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
95% recommended
Italian in Houston

Masraff's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,833 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Houston

Grotto - Downtown Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
707 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Business Meals
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
93% recommended

Killen's STQ

$$$$·American·
West Side
940 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended
American in Houston

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

$$$$·Contemporary American·
W. University / Med Center
802 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
88% recommended
Contemporary American in Houston

Bloom & Bee

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
531 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Houston

Osso & Kristalla

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
297 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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
91% recommended
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Poitín Bar & Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Heights / Washington
295 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
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
86% recommended
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Rainbow Lodge

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
2,851 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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
100% recommended

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
1 review
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
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