Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.7
829 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner Hours:
5 PM - 10 PM Monday - Thursday
5 PM - 11 PM Friday & Saturday
Our cocktail lounge opens at 4 PM daily.
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Phone number
(713) 658-1995
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Velardi
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Catering
Call Pappas Catering at 713-952-9782
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.
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Entertainment
Piano player in the Bar from 7 PM to close
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 829 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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T
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner pre-theatre. Service was first rate.

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NU
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

First time to Downtown location and was not equal to original/Westheimer location which we have enjoyed since the first week it opened. Steaks were overcooked and brussel spouts were cold, but due to the business nature of the meeting, I did not lodge a complaint.

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C
Houston
87 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our steak was bland and the brussel sprouts were very bitter. The salads were your every day side salad nothing spectacular. The service was very good and friendly (Katy and Phillip). The bread and drinks were good but I can't see myself returning as the food was very average. We have gone to the Galleria one in the past but I think overall Pappas has gone downhill in quality of their food overall.

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TF
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing dinner with friends. Pappas is always a great place to go and the food and service is amazing. Their wine selection is also far superior to any other restaurant in Houston.

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent high-end menu for the complete steakhouse with seafood options and special appetizers. Very friendly bartender with a flare and creative cocktail menu. We had a very special evening in the wine room - outstanding ambiance as well!

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JG
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Top notch!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best steak houses in Houston. Super!

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SK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is consistently good and a great place for a business dinner. I wish there was some indication on the website that there is valet parking, it would have been very convenient to know that.

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DR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It was Pappas so of course it was delicious. The crab cakes were so good we could have had them for dinner instead of appetizers. The steaks were so tender. And the crab macaroni and cheese was so good it left us craving it the next day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. The food and service was great.

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F
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good location and meal

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TL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Miguel, our server was excellent! He was very personable and had great recommendations.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was spectacular.

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VH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Music was annoying. Service was excellent. Loved the cheesecake.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. William was our waiter and did a great job, as did everyone at the restaurant

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to Elliot and the amazing staff at Pappas. Truly a memorable experience for our bucket list adventure.

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k
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE loved dining at this location. In fact, we much prefer it to the Westheimer location. It felt more like a destination. Travis was our waiter and he made the whole evening extra enjoyable. He cheerfully made menu and wine suggestions that were all spot on. I'd highly recommend dining here. We'll be back and we'll be asking for Travis.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar is buzzy; comfortable and elegant. Cuisine is guaranteed to be spectacular.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I were going to the Hobby Center for a show and I decided we’d enjoy a nice steak. Boy! Were we surprised! The steak was amazing along with the ambience. The waitress was really sweet and very helpful. The food was so tasty and dessert (Pecan Pie) was the best!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good ambiance
good located
good service
good experience

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in town. Much noisier than it needs to be. Hard to carry on a conversation.

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l
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an old-school steak and seafood restaurant. Top notch management was on top of everything. Wine list is extensive but pricy, as usual for this type of place. It was VERY LOUD, the only drawback.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday - it was a nice nighr

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FD
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was great. Wine was great. Waiter was great. But being a African American woman it was very uncomfortable when someone watching you like (I) couldn't afford it. Give a big thanks to Mr. Elliot Wood for watching me an making me have my food to go.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just phenomenal!

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food and service here. But it is SO LOUD. I get it that owners want their restaurants to feel vibrant, but this place needs more sound dampening. We shouldn’t have to shout at our dates to be heard (or is that the way it works?). ; )

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pappas continues to impress after all these years. A Houston staple. The entire restaurant group is phenomenal.

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SI
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food, very loud.

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T
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way! Entire staff made our wedding anniversary extra special. Customer service, food and attention to detail was wonderful.

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DC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The 16 oz ribeye was the best seasoned steak I have ever had! Service was excellent. Noise level was high. Highly recommend.

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l
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I have been to this restaurant several times and always had a wonderful experience until this last time. The food was superb, but that’s all that was up to their usual high standards. Our waiter was obnoxious. In addition to a smarmy attitude he neglected to bring our requested doggie bag. The screaming children and drunken patrons added to an unpleasant noise level. To cap it off several of the valets seemed to disappear so we waited over 20 minutes for our car. Overall a disappointing experience.

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our waiter was awesome!! We told them we were going to the concert, and they had us in and out and delivered everything with a smile!

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CP
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

steak was disappointing. I expected better from Pappas

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst steaks ever tasted in my life. Cesar salads were prepped maybe a week ago and refrigerated before serving them to us. Waste of hard earned money. Should have known and expected this from a Pappas family restaurant. Service was terrible too. My bad not theirs.

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f
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for our first wedding anniversary, which we noted in our reservation. At least a dozen staff members came to congratulate us, there were flowers on the table for us, and we were treated to amazing desserts- while all of this was for a special occasion, I think it speaks volumes to the care this place has for it’s customers. From the hostess to the manager, everyone is knowledgeable on the food and the restaurant, and I have confidence that we would experience equal levels of service each time we return to treat ourselves here.

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WH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Melissa was an excellent server, we enjoyed her sense of humor and attention to detail!

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Meat quality outstanding! Noise level as well! Otherwise perfet

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s a lot I can say but simply - it was a top-notch experience and the food was fantastic.

I think if we had been seated in the main dining area I would have maybe taken away a star from my rating because it was pretty noisy in the big room. The smaller side room was perfect for my party of four to talk comfortably.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had dinner with family member from out of town. Food, service, ambiance was very nice. Food was timely and steaks were cooked appropriately. Asparagus was fresh and delicious. Enough food to take home.
Minor issue: foil was used as a lid on plastic container (instead of an actual lid) for leftovers. Possibly they ran out of lids, but it seemed out of place. Double check packaging of take home portions.

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JC
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Expensive steakhouse well located in downtown Houston. We let our server know we were headed to Rockets game - and needed to be out in an hour - and service was efficient. My only issue - I ordered a bone in filet mignon (rarely see that on a menu!), medium rare - and it came medium. Overcooked. For a steak house, and a $60+ small steak, I would have expected better. Otherwise, steak was tender and flavorful. The sides were served family style and excellent.

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