Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

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1358 reviews
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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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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous dining experience.

RR
Houston
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like the Papa's in the galleria and this one Holly up just as well!

ST
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the initial booking of the reservation all the way through everything was on point! The manager was amazing and treated our birthday guests from out of town with the best hospitality. Our table is amazing the food was for the most part over the top. The corn chowder and the turtle soup were not favorites among our group but everything else was amazing!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of our favorite Houston restaurants ! Love the food love the atmosphere love the service! Richard the manager always comes by and checks on everything making sure you are completely satisfied and means it ! He makes you feel you are a part of their family! We love this restaurant!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what you’d expect from a classic, high end steak house. The food was excellent. The service was great for an extremely busy night.

SE
Houston
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Celebrating my wife’s birthday- really loud which made table conversation almost impossible. The service and food was great and since it was HRW it was a remarkable value too! Several of us had doggie bags. We were not a fan of the valet...we had to walk a weird roundabout route thru the restaurant at the end of the meal because they had closed the street, and then our car was dropped at the corner...not even brought up to us. For $10 I expect better...needless to say they didn’t get a tip since my entire group had to schlep half a city block to the car after walking throttle whole restaurant/back door.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

HB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food are outstanding!

HK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Devin was such an outstanding server. We were entertaining a business guest, and everything went so smoothly. I will definitely make Pappas Bros. Steakhouse our "go to" meeting place.
Thank you!
Holly

BB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most pleasant dining experience; highlighted by top notch service and excellent food. However, what made the experience was was the exceptional customer service prompted by the waiter and delivered by the sommelier. Allow me to explain, I mentioned to the waiter how a wine pairing would compliment the extraordinary menu choices. Without further ado, the sommelier was summoned and we discussed menu choices so the sommelier could plan the pairing. A different wine was presented with each of the three courses and a detailed explanation was given for each selection. The topper to this experience was the charge for the wines was maintained in a very reasonable range. I will remember that meal for a long time.

DM
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding filet mignon that was cooked exactly as requested. Truly one of he best filets that I have eaten in years. Our server, Jason, was excellent. First, everything we ordered was served correctly. Second, he was very friendly.

PP
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The server busted a glass across our table soaking a member of our party.

OT
Houston
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pappas delivers once again! Great service and the attention to details.

LS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service! Staff is friendly.

JK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and quality with service that fits the bill and atmosphere. Houston Restaurants Week is a deal that cannot be missed at such a wonderful restaurant.

j
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food quality has gone down, steak grisly, served only moderately warm, dry mashed potatoes. disappointing, used to be fantastic but last two visits similarly poor.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Steaks were not as good as they have been.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. Loved every minute of it from the salad dressing to the amazing steaks to the delightful key lime pie. Service staff was amazing!

Z
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb steaks as usual! Brussels sprouts were also outstanding! A great experience overall.

c
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It is expensive but the food and service are great

j
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited during restaurant week for dinner. So the value was amazing, the filet and ny strip were cooked to perfection and were delicious! We were very glad to be seated in kind of an enclosed area of the restaurant, as the main dining room was quite loud.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The waiter started out friendly . Once he realized we were ordering from the “Houston Restaurant Week “ Menu , all the friendliness and good service disappeared .

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason was/is fantastic!! He made our experience very unforgettable and recommended all the right dishes, we will be back!

GU
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The waiter didn't come around very often and waiting for a refill and drinks to long. Waiting on other people faster than our table of four. Waiter was not that great..Made the experience not good.

WH
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to experience Pappas Steakhouse as part of Restaurant Weeks. Travis was on top of our orders and made us feel very special for the event. After the delicious meal, we also got to take a tour of the rest of the restaurant include the beef aging room. It was a delightful experience. We will definitely come again on other occasions.

M
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, wine and liquor choices great. The server was very helpful, knowledgeable and prompt. Overall, it was a very positive dining experience!

CG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went on restaurant week. Not same level service
Mashed potatoes luke warm to cold
Steak w gristle

L
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great!

LC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week, food and wine pairing experience spectacular! Definitely recommend!

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the general vibe, the fabulous quality of the meats and a wine list that would satisfy the most demanding

EH
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience. Clearly one of the top steak houses in town.

RH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The quality of food and service is always great at Pappas. Its a little dark so its a little hard to read the menu; however its a great place for a nice dinner!

EC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated @ 8:15pm for a 7:30pm dinner reservation. Was not expecting to wait that long if I had a reservation.

PR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Houston Restaurant Week, they treated us like regular clients (unlike some other restaurants that particpate in HRW) and the service was fantastic.

t
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We are frequent visitors to Pappa's but this past weekend with restaurant week and an event downtown our visit was horrible. Service was the worst, 25 minute wait with a reservation a waiter who did not want to be at work and it showed and food that was well below the standards of Pappas

q
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for HRW. We had to wait in the bar as they were running 10-15 min behind. Not horrible but it was only 6:45. It took forever to get waited on at the bar, so long that the bottle of wine did not come before we were seated. It was far too loud in the bar. Fortunately in the dining area it was better but still loud. Service was very good in the restaurant and the steak was outstanding. The lobster was good, just not as phenomenal as the filet.

It sometimes seems that restaurants go a little cheap, lower quality, smaller size, for HRW. That was not the case. I can not describe how perfect the steak was!

Cheesecake was very good but it would have been fine with me if it had been half the size.

Restaurant was fantastic, bar was a negative. It would behoove them to be ready on time for reservations to avoid starting on a negative feeling.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional overall experience. The only negative, and it was of minimal consequence, was the lighting. I found it to be a bit dark for my liking. The food and service was remarkable.

B
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steaks were cooked perfectly and the brussels sprouts were excellent.
Also enjoyed the Ridge Geyersville Zinfandel.

RE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience! We had a awesome meal and our server/s were extremely personable and professional! I loved the location.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Wasn’t too impressed with the waiter. Our dining experience would’ve been better if we had a different waiter.

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