Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.8
1827 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 1827 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waiter John was the best. My wife and I shared the bone in Ribeye. For some reason they cut it off the bone and sliced it. We aren’t 4 years old, I can cut my own steak. Isn’t that the first rule when eating steak? Don’t cut cut another man’s meat. This ruined it for me. I’m not spending $400 on this place again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience. My daughter and I had a beautiful evening we were in town from LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Love the dry aged ribeye and 4lb lobster

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very awesome meal before the E.C. Concert. Typically eat late but skipped lunch to have an early dinner and it was more than worth it. With hardly anyone there when we arrived, except an army of busy wait staff, it filled up to capacity in just a few minutes. The steak (10 oz. filet) was absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious. My wife had the lamb chops and they were equally as delicious. She let me have a small taste. What we really enjoyed were the brussels sprouts and creamed spinach. Hard to believe that I would prefer vegetables over meat but these were out of this world. The sprouts were braised in pork fat with lemon and soy. As Emeril would say, it must be a pork fat thing. We started with a shrimp cocktail, martini and wine. Their wine list is great. We found on it (iPad) one of our favorite Willamette Pinot Noirs. Overall Pappas is very pricey but we enjoyed the heck out of our experience there. Shout out to our excellent server Brennen.

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StevenC
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. Lively, and fun but sophisticated. Great steaks and sides. Desserts are epic. This is very worthwhile!

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BruceM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable time. The steak was as good as I can ever remember having tasted before.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Service was impeccable, food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and great service

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TedT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, but the aged steak wasn't anything more special than a standard prime ribeye. Very high priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing Neal celebrating my husbands birthday. Wonderful food and wonderful service.

JB
JenniferB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and phenomenal service!

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Ctredmilljr
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here two times . Both times food and service was wonderful. Will return when in the area again

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Love30A
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Steaks were exceptional. Cooked to everyone’s specifications. Perfect char on the outside. Hope to return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and entire experience was phenomenal

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vipMrsMusicCity
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took his parents to dinner here when they were in town. We are working our way through all of the major steak houses in Houston. They loved the traditional steak house feel and the live pianist. The food and service (Anita) was wonderful. We loved sitting in a booth for a little added privacy. All of the portions were very generous. Our favorite part was the 150 page wine list. My father in law spent time (days before the dinner) studying the wine list, getting recommendations from friends and reading reviews. I’ve never seen him so excited about a wine list! Bonus points for that :) Thank you for a lovely night!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding food and service

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AnitaS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just surprised how relaxed the dress code was- shorts and jeans -

There was a rowdy group of men at a round table- in basketball attire.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love everything about Pappas Bros. The experience from the time you walk in until you depart is always marked with incredible attention to detail. The food is outstanding. The service is on point. I’ve been to each of the high end steakhouses in town, and this is my favorite. Well done, again.

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vipSara
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in the service is excellent. It’s always a great experience when we go to Texas . It’s honestly better than all the top steakhouses we go to.

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Matt
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can never go wrong with Pappas. The ambiance, service, food...everything is perfect. I have a great experience every time I visit. Thanks!

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KellyF
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Papas Brothers. Every item we ate was top notch. Our server was excellent with suggestions and a great personality.

If we return to Houston, we would definitely eat there again.

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JoshuaH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t even know where to start. Everything is delicious. Always have a hard time deciding what to order. Steaks are always cooked perfectly! My favorites medium rare filet mignon, lobster Mac and cheese, oysters, mushrooms, spinach and key lime pie to top it off.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best fillet in town. And it’s not even close.

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Twoblink
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Caesar salad, and amazing steak!!

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SharluM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Pappa’s downtown. Always a wonderful wxpweience

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AllisonJ
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I frequent the Houston steakhouses and Pappas Bros Downtown consistently is the best experience of service and food. The newly revived area around Pappas makes for a Upscale feeling upon arrival and leaving. We encourage all wanting a Top Level Texan experience go to Pappas Bros Downtown. See Yall there.

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vipWagnerJB
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pappas Bros is a long time go to for special family celebrations so we were excited to dine last night to celebrate our daughter’s birthday and engagement. Service and food were
great as always, but the noise level was unbearable. There is no sound separation between the bar and the dining room. Where normally a piano playing in the background is a nice touch, last night it helped drown out conversation. We find the openness of this location also adds to the noise volume. Very few booths to help muffle the din.

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ChrisC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The bone in rib-eye and filet were perfectly prepared.

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vipValerieH
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only issue we had- and a first at Pappas Bros.- the steaks had so much pepper on them we had a hard time enjoying . Of course the management was spot on in offering their always professional care. We were absolutely not asking to have our steaks removed from the tab but Adam did, even after we asked him not to. It was a simple error in the kitchen- they saw “cracked” - pepper coated when we asked for “charred” - Pittsburg style. Pappas Bros. never fails to WOW is! Next reservation already made!

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JamesH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife I were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. We had Great time. The restaurant was absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert (Berto) was excellent. Everything from the hostess to dessert was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They put us in the side car away from the noise of the main dining area. It was wonderful because we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and we wanted it to be quiet. Everything was superb. Rob was our waiter. He was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Will definitely be going again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star experience. The wait staff was attentive and friendly, the food was exceptional ( I had the filet mignonette 10oz and every side on the menu lol), and the atmosphere was upscale yet fun. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, the food was perfect and the staff was amazing! Great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Besides the serve carding my 50 year old parents, which was probably the most awkward thing of the night, everything was pretty average. We’ve been here quite a few time but this one was different. The steak had to be sent back for a true medium well,which never happens, and au gratin potatoes had been over cooked. Pretty ok but not what we expected from our usual outstanding experience. We were celebrating my dads birthday but we were taken back from this start of our dining experience just by our waiting 20 additional minutes for our reservation after we arrived and the whole carding of my parents issue.

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MaxT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GordonC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service with Awesome Food!!! Highly recommend for business and private, romantic dinners.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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