Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.7
1659 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
At Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, we put immeasurable care into everything we do, all to provide our Guests a dining experience like no other. The steakhouse features USDA Prime in-house dry-aged beef. The award-winning wine list boasts over 3,900 selections, and the cellars have an inventory totaling over 30,000 bottles from every major fine wine-producing region in the world.

We are minutes away from NRG Stadium, Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 1659 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrettE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The dining room was nice. Service was good. The "Prime" New York strip was one of the toughest I've ever had in a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Crab cakes were fantastic!! Great experience!

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vipDude
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Pappa's since February 2020. it's one of our favorite restaurants, but it felt like things were a little off from our normal experience. Initially we were shown to what I would consider the worst table in the house, and passed up four two tops which would have been much better. We asked for a better option at the bar near the kitchen where all the action happens and found it very interesting and a good choice. I thought the service was a little slow and food was good, but not great. My baked potato was warm, but no where close to hot. As usual, steaks were great. Service from the front bar was quite slow. Regardless, its still one of our favorites and we will go back soon.

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vipalvinexpress
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucas provided us with great service! We were celebrating my wife's birthday and we had a nice time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! No complaints whatsoever.

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vipRobertW
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all accounts: upscale ambiance, amazing service by a friendly and experienced wait staff, awesome aged beef that makes a very significant difference from many other steakhouses. I can highly recommend Pappas Bros . for personal and business events and guaranteed excellence.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my son and his Fiancé’ out for dinner for his birthday. Food, service and wine were excellent as usual.

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RosyE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice but was seated on the aisle closet to restroom. Lots of traffic going back and forth. Didn't enjoy as I have in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal. Yet coffee to go was not an option... no to go cups. It’s 2021 for goodness sake, they are available at almost any convenience store.

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sarahdee
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, exceptional food and dining experience.

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Lauren
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We went on New Years Eve and the restaurant had an amazing atmosphere. Dim lights, jazz music, and balloons for NYE covering the ceiling. The food was delicious but the service was surprisingly slow. We waited for 10+ minutes for refills on our empty water glasses and waited for close to an hour and a half for our main courses. We were disappointed with the slow service and expected more from this steakhouse- especially on a holiday. Overall would recommend to a friend. It was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's Eve Dinner was phenomenal. Treat yourself you deserve it!!!

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TaylorM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Steaks were amazing, sides and dessert were less than impressive. She au gratin potatoes were under seasoned and undercooked and the red velvet brownie was hard as a rock. Service was great, experience was great. Just a disappointed with some of the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was really good except our main course. Also the ice cream was salty?

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second consecutive NYE at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. We love the atmosphere....balloons everywhere!. The menu is very satisfying for steak eaters, fish eaters, and more. The service was impeccable. Thanks for a great evening!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect way to spend NYE. Julie our server was awesome and their wine list is the best for many miles around here.

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DonG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food were both excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasant and comfortable. Social distancing was being properly followed. The wine list is extremely extensive, but the mark up on the wine does border on the outrageous.

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MicheleF
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas get together.

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Elizabethsal
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary and the service was excellent but a downer for us was the loud ambiance, I thought it would be a quieter, more romantic type of atmosphere but it was just like any other restaurant. They also put us right beside a large party so it was hard to hear each other. The food was good but for a special night, it didn’t meet our expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing place! The service was outstanding and the food was over the top delicious food!!!! We spent our anniversary here and they made it so special for us!!!! We fell in love with this place!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great experience. Sat in Roberts section and he was great. Food was cooked perfectly and tasted great. If they are serving the Jumbo Lump Crab Mac N Cheese order it and thank me later.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the 10 oz filet mignon and honestly can say my steak was cooked to perfection. The desserts were the best and the wait staff was funny and attentive. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the service and experience. The kitchen hours were extended for my Mother and she had the time of her life.

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AJTS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Had much higher expectations. We went on a Saturday night, 7:30 pm. Arrived on time but our table was not available yet so we had to wait at the bar. When our table was eventually ready, we were asked to pay for them at the bar before we had actually finished them and before we could sit at the table. Why?
We also observed that at least 60% of patrons were dressed as slobs. T-shirts, flannels, running pants, sneakers... even a guy in cammo pants. We sat next to a table with young children watching cartoons on their ipads and making noise. We may as well gone to McDonalds.
Meat was rather sinewy. Needed to be better salted. Had the New York and Prime. Not acceptable at the prices charged. Asparagus is advertised as jumbo on the menu but we got regular, overcooked vegetables... Was the kitchen having an off day?
On a more positive note, our waiter gave us impeccable service and the wine was very good. Unfortunately, I will not be back nor will I recommend the place.

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Brett
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went downtown for the weekend with another couple for a staycation and wanted to have a nice, dressy dinner together. Allen, the General Manager, and his team made us feel right at home and it was a great night. Ambience was upscale/perfect, food was outstanding, and the wine list is arguably the best in town - great time all around!!!

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vipAndyr
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional evening. Jasmine was both our bartender and server and he could not have been more wonderful!!!As always, loved the piano player as well.
We will be back again. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chanukah with family.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in all areas... excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special family Christmas dinner. Everything was amazing!

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BrantleyC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn't get any better than Pappas Bros.!!! Amazing!!

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vipSergeant1
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was a date night for my wife and I. We eat at Pappa Brothers a few times a year, this is the first time since COVID. We noticed that the staff was not the quality that we are used to. Don’t get me wrong our waiter was more than adequate, but he fell short of what we are used to there. This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions and we look forward dining there. One example for a change in service has to do with the bar. My wife only likes a hand full of mixed drinks and initially asked for a pomegranate or a raspberry martini. The waiter checked and said they had neither one. The last couple of times we went the bartender got some fresh raspberries and made her a martini. I mentioned it to our waiter and in went in one ear and out of the other. I know I sound picky, but that is the service we were used to prior to Saturday night.

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JoshA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our 2 year anniversary! Food was excellent and the service was also awesome.

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KalvinP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our 10th Wedding Anniversary a memorable one with their over the top customer service and attentiveness throughout the evening.

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JakeBurch
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place, but I must say the ribeye was pretty thin....so a little disappointed in the steak this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco was a great waiter, very attentive and welcoming. Food was prepared perfect, made for a great experience.

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JeffreyE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Other upscale steakhouses have much better food. Bacon wrapped scallops were the best thing in the menu.

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vipKat5
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and food!

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KimM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and my birthday. Devin was our waiter, and went above and beyond the entire evening. This location is better than any other steak house we have eaten at including the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on Westheimer. We will be back!

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Vicky
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just me and my husband out for a nice dinner and wanted something new. It was well worth the visit. Service, ambiance, food and drink were all amazing

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1659 OpenTable diners.

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