Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

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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.
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KM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, and great service

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my girlfriends first time coming to Pappas Bros. It certainly won’t be our last. Our waitress, Brittney, was phenomenal. Just the right amount of attention, at the perfect time.

We got the 40oz porterhouse for two, and it was cooked perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.

LW
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and service. Can’t wait till the next time!

BS
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing but the waiter tried to make too many jokes and we sort of were afraid of what he would say next.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

R
Houston
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Long wait to get a table even with a reservation. Filet was excellent but ribeye was without taste and overcooked. Sides were fine but the chocolate midnight cake was bland. Coffee was ok.

We were still having dessert at 10 p.m. when they turned the lights out over our table - an employee using a hand-held dimmer just a few feet away. Get out, apparently. Won't have to tell us again.

DM
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day here and we really enjoyed it! This of course wasn’t our first time but we know every time we come here we will get the best quality, best tasting steaks in town. Our waiter was very professional and friendly.

JA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as always. Pappas Bros. never disappoints!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent and they even made sure to go out of the way to make sure my dad felt like they were excited for his 70th birthday. They gave him a very memorable experience and he hasn’t stopped talking about His birthday dinner. Thank you for a great experience.

SC
Houston
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas Bros. Steak was excellent as usual. The quality of the food and overall experience is as good as I have experienced anywhere. My only issue is the markup on wine, but the sommelier has always been able to recommend an excellent wine priced reasonably.

KB
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

had a very long wait
otherwise it was a great night

DP
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were delicious. The lobster deviled eggs - delicious! The steak, as always, was incredible.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb!, reservations were for 5:30 pm and we were seated early! I can’t say enough about the atmosphere and expert service we had from everyone. The waiter explained everything thoroughly and the wait staff was excellent. The food was expertly prepared, quality was excellent and well tasting. Definitely will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about how great the staff was. This is a truly service oriented place with excellent quality food and drinks. Loved the whole experience and would definitely return.

JC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is good. The wine selection is amazing. Unfortunately we ordered the wine upon arrival and the bottle only made it to our table 25 minutes after we ordered. It arrived when the food was on the plate. That’s disappointing for the price you’re paying at this establishment. They apologized and gave us a better bottle of wine but still the experienced already suffered. The worse part was that the place was nearly empty because we arrived close to closing time.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The porterhouse was amazing, don’t order anything else. Naw the meat off the bone. Your welcome.

MR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All six of the guests enjoyed their meal and the wine! It is very rare that everyone in the party as a great experience… But this was a case for us! Wonderful evening!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere, and steak!

DG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my wife for our 10th anniversary! Food and service was great! They even gave us free desert for our anniversary! Thanks

AU
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I understand the hotel/restaurant business had a busy week due to the oil and gas NAPE summit, but that should only mean that the service and value should be exceptional (for the exorbitant price hike from the standard).
The good about our dinner were the sides - mushroom and brussel sprouts. The absolute disappointment was the supposed star: steak. It was stringy and abysmal. Every other element, that makes the price of a steakhouse meal worth it, was poor to average. Some items we were excited to see in their open table menu section was not found in the restaurant’s menu card.
We were so displeased that we didn’t care to even look at the dessert menu (and if you knew this group that is saying a lot).
I am no first timer to Pappas and though my previous times were not as disappointing I believe Pappas has lost its spot in the top 5 to other competitors (who excel in not only the steak, but also service, attention to detail and overall experience).

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice interior. Waited at the bar for 10 minutes and then seated. A man played the piano the entire time we were there. Great food and great service. Definitely recommend for nice dates.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall the night was great. The food was good, the atmosphere was pleasantly, and the service was superb.

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The main room was loud but we were sat in smaller room that was quiet since this was a special occasion. I do not think I would want to eat in the main room. The food was incredible and so was the service.

CP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience....we will return

PD
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. The attention to detail was awesome. We called earlier in the week to ask for the red velvet brownie for dessert, something my daughter has been talking about for the last year. Our server, Andrew, and the kitchen were able to deliver. The ribeye steak, crab cakes and steakhouse salad were all on point. Couldn’t have had a better experience, thanks to the entire staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - & everyone congratulated my daughter on her graduation - I made notes in the reservation, but didn’t think they’d actually action them :)

DT
Houston
155 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our opinion, based on many dining experiences at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse as well as other steakhouses across the US, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is ONE OF THE BEST!

MC
Houston
169 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Located just 2 blocks from my in-town apartment, I drive passed this place all the time, and last night, I decided to give it a shot for dinner. I've had several excellent experiences at the Westheimer location, so I had high expectations.

The host/hostesses that greeted me when I arrived were incredibly welcoming and helpful. I was dining alone, and they sat me at the perfect table that would allow me to get some work done while I ate. My server was excellent, as well. He was perfectly attentive and efficient without being intrusive.

As for the food, I was a tad disappointed when my raw oysters came out, because a couple of them were the size of quarters. I literally had to scrape the shells to try to get anything to eat out of them. My entree, however, was superb! Yes I was at a steakhouse, but, for some reason, I was craving seafood. The server recommended the branzino, and it was diivine: perfectly flaky flesh, crispy savory skin, topped with crabmeat and a heavenly brown butter sauce. STELLAR.

I was surprised at how loud the place was for a Wednesday night. Quite a few tiimes, someone exploded into obnoxiously loud, roaring laughter. It was startling and ear-piercing. The noise level rose to such heights that those at surrounding tables had to yell at each other to be heard. It was so unpleasant that I'm on the fence about whether or not I'll return for dinner. Maybe it's quieter at lunch ;)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wait staff expected us to just be business types and order the “menu” - mediocre experience - will not be back in near-term if my choice

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Awful experience for our first time there. Will never return.

SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

My reservation was at 8:30PM and we weren't sat until 9:30PM.

D
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was a excellent meal. From the best Old Fashioned in Houston to a perfect Dry Aged Prime Rib. It is so good I don't want to try anything else on the menu.

AC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Amazing!!! Food, ambiance, service, all were outstanding! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely splurge meal while spending a long weekend in Houston. Hands down the most flavorful ribeye either my boyfriend or I have ever eaten. Thank you to Lily for the attentive service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My husband took me there for our anniversary. We waited forever in the bar where we had to go to the bar for our drinks because our waitress was never around. Then they put us in the back of a banquet looking room with zero atmosphere. Never got to order food. Waiter brought my husband a drink and our appetizer then we never saw him again. A manager walked by and checked on us. At that point we said we had had enough. She did comp our bill which was nice of her. TERRIBLE experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner to celebrate anniversary. Great customer service! Wait staff were attentive and manager ensured all was ok several times during meal. I would say I had the best steak I have ever had! Only minor issue was the high price as I am not used to paying over $60 for a 10 oz ribeye steak (only). Nevertheless, as I said, this was a fantastic hunk of tender juicy steak cooked to perfection! We splurged but split the fantastic shrimp cocktail (8 large shrimp) as well as salad, large baked potato, and ordered a full order of asparagus. 2 beers and 1 glass of wine. Total bill was $224.
A great touch - they gave us a complementary dessert for our anniversary. We had the key lime pie. It was excellent as well.

I would certainly go back for another special occasion. You get what you pay for.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were Pro’s impressive amt of half bottle options!!!! Manager & staff were always visible & easy to grab if needing anything!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted friends from Canada

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I have had in a very long time. The brussel sprouts are a must as a side.

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