The Best Brunch Restaurants in Houston

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.

The OpenTable Team
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
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,882 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
  • 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 ...

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95% recommended
Great for Lunch in Houston

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel - Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,229 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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, ...

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90% recommended
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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
4,664 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 city...

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89% recommended
Scenic View in Houston
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Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,726 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 contem...

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98% recommended
Romantic in Houston

State of Grace

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,210 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

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, Ger...

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98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Houston

Seasons 52 - Westheimer

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
2,837 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

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 ru...

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91% recommended
Healthy in Houston

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

$$$$·Seafood·
Galleria / Uptown
2,924 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 so...

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94% recommended
Seafood in Houston

Damian's Cucina Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown / Montrose
2,587 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 stil...

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92% recommended
Italian in Houston

Masraff's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Westside
3,211 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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 cu...

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97% recommended
Special Occasion in Houston

Grotto - Downtown Houston

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
955 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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 itself...

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92% recommended

Killen's STQ

$$$$·American·
Westside
1,201 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food

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 a...

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93% recommended
American in Houston

Monarch @ Hotel Zaza

$$$$·Contemporary American·
W. University / Med Center
817 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 b...

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84% recommended
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Bloom & Bee

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
848 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch

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 ...

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94% recommended
Scenic View in Houston

Osso & Kristalla

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
435 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual

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 ...

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85% recommended

Rainbow Lodge

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
3,757 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

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 ...

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94% recommended
Scenic View in Houston
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Dish Society - San Felipe

$$$$·American·
Galleria / Uptown
9 reviews

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 perfec...

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