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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.7
4.7
2292 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Elegant, award-winning steakhouse serving dry-aged prime beef, seafood & exceptional wines.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 658-1995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Velardi

  • Catering

    Call Pappas Catering at 713-952-9782

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Piano player in the Bar from 7 PM to close

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,292 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the piano bar, the food and our waitress - all were outstanding!
  2. RB

    RoyceB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    This was our first visit to this location and we were really disappointed in the service. Our waiter was very nice but not attentive. We waited quite a while before we had to flag someone down to at least get us a cocktail menu. Our food was delicious but we have always had excellent service at the Galleria location and was just expecting it to be better than it was. I had to ask someone else to refill my wine and he never even checked to see if we needed a refill on our coffee…..
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience! We were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. The staff, food, ambience, everything was perfect. Could not have asked for a better dinner. We ordered dessert to go and they brought us chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary, which was very much appreciated and made the dinner even more special. It is not very often that a restaurant makes you feel special and attentive to your every need. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
  4. M

    Marjy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jerry!!!! He was so kind! The whole staff was amazing. The food was a pleasure to look at it and to eat. It was pricey but 10000% worth it. 11/10 I recommend the place!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and wonderful food. One of my favorite restaurants in Houston.
  6. BM

    BobM

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I go to Pappa Bros Downtown, it is a first class experience from beginning to end. From the time you walk in the door until the time you leave, it is an excellent experience all the way. Highly recommend.
  7. DO

    DORAM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service and food is always outstanding!! We love to go to PappasBros
  8. RR

    RonnyR

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Allison (I think) served us. Disappointed that we were not in the main room. Steak was good not the best.
  9. LO

    LONGHORN91

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and loved the pianist playing in the bar.
  10. KM

    KelseyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for our 2 year anniversary and told them ahead of time when we made our reservation. They put us in a back room which was quieter and made us feel so special! The food was phenomenal and our server, Jantel, was amazing. Absolutely recommend!
  11. LH

    LauraH

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Peppercorn steak and the filet DUO was very good. Lobster bisque was one of the best I’ve had. Service excellent.
  12. SO

    SerdarOmur

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very delicious food and friendly staff. Prime New York steak was really prime. It came wiard that my bottle of wine was opened away from my table and cork wasn’t presented with the bottle.
  13. NC

    NatalieC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to this location for my birthday and the service was great! The manager and servers were professional, friendly, knowledgeable about items on the menus. Appetizer, lobster deviled eggs were a hit! The tomahawk was delicious and my main entree the broiled salmon filet with sides of mashed potatoes and creamed spinach exceeded my expectations. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  14. a

    amandaw

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Too expensive for what you get. Pappas was not what it used to be.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience! Food and staff were amazing.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner with delicious food and wine. Julie, our server, was outstanding. Will definitely ask for her next time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything went as planned. My steak was not up to par but everything else was perfect. So I’ll take it.
  18. RR

    RRHopp

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and I would visit again. However the Valet has terrible customer service. Unbelievable how such a great restaurant could have such a terrible valet service
  19. PP

    PaulP

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience.
  20. AL

    AlfonsoL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is excellent. We requested to replace a steak for another one with no pepper and we were not charged for it The place is pricey but top quality. Nice for special occasions We loved the classic decoration. It has the English or New York feel in houston
  21. JP

    JoshuaP

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have NYE dinner here. Called last minute and they were still able to get us in. Service was impeccable, food was Devine and just all around a really great experience!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for New Years Eve 2022/2023 and they had the pre-fix menu. The selection was varied and well suited for the evening. The service staff was very attentive, polite and helpful. The food was delicious and savory; the reviews for this restaurant are well established and earned.
  23. SM

    SharonM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I had a screaming baby next to us. When you pay that much for a new years dinner, I would have preferred to be seated awY from babies. Other than that, everything g was perfect. Glen and Francisco were the best!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steakhouse in downtown Houston. Great ambiance, excellent wine, great food and amazing deserts. Great spot for anniversary dinner!
  25. WT

    WarrenTJSr

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our first time there, but will not be our last. Wife and I shared bacon wrapped scallops, both had house salads, duo fillets, and all was delicious. We brought home a slice of cheese cake. Everything was cooked to perfection, seasoned very well, and perfectly portion. Restaurant was nice with a great atmosphere and the wait staff was outstanding. Tentative but not too much. We enjoyed.
  26. US

    UptownSaxman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food, drinks & customer service were exceptional!
  27. BM

    BeckyM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service!
  28. BZ

    BillyZ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fanstastic evening. Service, Food, Ambiance all great! Not enough places still have good live piano. Great bar atmosphere
  29. g

    guest

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service by John was perfect, the wine list is incredible, the Sommelier was knowledgeable and helpful in selecting a wine, the food was perfectly cooked, the ambience is exactly what you would expect from a five star restaurant, and the noise level in the restaurant quite so you can enjoy conversation with other people at the table.
  30. G

    Gabriela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been here a few years ago, and remembered thinking how amazing the steak and crab Mac and cheese was. Went back for my anniversary and it was just as amazing as I remembered!
  31. JM

    JulianM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    The server was so useless never came and check up on our food or us we were missing a lot of stuff and kept blaming the kitchen when it’s his job to make sure all of our food was there absolute let down.
  32. SB

    SuzannaB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful dinner on such a special night - Christmas Eve! Incredible service and delicious food.
  33. SN

    ScottN

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Christmas Eve family dinner. Top notch service all around.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas date
  35. DW

    DennisW

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Steak was undercooked, a little tough, and had to be sent back! Did it care for the creamy spinach! Spent over $500 on the meal and was disappointed! After attending Pappas Steakhouse for several years, my last three trips have been a disappointment!
  36. PD

    PaytonD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is my favorite steakhouse. The service is always on point, as well as the food. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and was very enjoyable.
  37. HT

    HadrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was outstanding. It was like there was nothing he didn't know about the menu. Friendly.
  38. m

    morristhecat

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ordered strip medium and it came out medium rare. Debt it back and it was rare and tough. In their the steak was 2” thick. We are a little but could not get past the rareness and toughness.
  39. M

    Mark

    Columbus

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, inviting atmosphere, well prepared drinks! What an awesome restaurant.
  40. RE

    RichardE

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Meal. Perfect Steak

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2292 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

1200 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Velardi

  • Entertainment

    Piano player in the Bar from 7 PM to close

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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