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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.8
4.8
2038 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.

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Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 658-1995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Velardi

  • Catering

    Call Pappas Catering at 713-952-9782

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Piano player in the Bar from 7 PM to close

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Shrimp Cocktail$22.95

    • Jumbo Lump Crabcakes$29.95

      • Fried Oysters$19.95

        • Bacon-Wrapped Scallops$25.95

          Salads & Soup

          • Caesar Salad$14.95

            • House Salad$14.95

              • Lettuce Wedge$15.95

                • Turtle Gumbo$11.95

                  with aged Sherry

                  Seafood

                  • Broiled Ora King Salmon Fillet*$49.95

                    with jumbo lump crab, shrimp, capers & tomatoes in a white wine sauce

                    • Live Maine Lobster

                      • per lb$36.95

                    Steaks

                    We proudly feature select USDA Prime, In-House Dry-Aged Beef. All of our steaks are finely seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper & butter

                    • Filet Mignon

                      • 10 oz$56.95
                    • Prime Ribeye

                      dry aged

                      • 16 oz$54.95
                    • Prime New York Strip

                      dry aged

                      • 14 oz$53.95
                    • Bone-In Filet Mignon, Emporia, KS

                      • 14 oz$68.95
                    • Grilled Double Lamb Chops$54.95

                      Bar Entrees

                      Bar entrees are served with Pappas Bros famous mashed potatoes

                      • Filet Mignon

                        • 6 oz$52.95

                      Vegetables

                      • Au Gratin Potatoes$15.95

                        • Fresh Jumbo Asparagus$15.95

                          • Mashed Potatoes$11.95

                            • Roasted Wild Mushrooms$16.95

                              • Baked Potato$11.95

                                Desserts

                                • New York Style Cheesecake$13.95

                                  sour cream anglaise, fresh strawberries, white chocolate

                                  • Key Lime Pie$13.95

                                    graham cracker pecan crust, raspberry sorbet, fresh berries

                                    • "Turtle" Pie$13.95

                                      chocolate cookie crust, salted caramel, dark & milk chocolate, toasted Texas pecans

                                      Cocktails

                                      • Mojito Cubano$15.00

                                        Probitas White Blended Rum, Lime Juice, Mint, Bitters, Soda

                                        • Pappas Bros. Margarita$16.00

                                          Siembra Valles Blanco, Combier Original, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar, Hibiscus Vanilla Salt

                                          • Old-Fashioned$14.00

                                            Buffalo Trace, Dark Sugar Blend, Angostura

                                            • Substitute Pappas Bros. Exclusive Blanton's$22.00
                                          • Spicy Cucumber Mule$13.00

                                            Tito's Handmade Vodka, Cucumber, Lime Juice, Chili Tincture, Ginger Beer

                                            • Pappas Bros. Irish Coffee$13.00

                                              Jameson Black Barrel, Amaro Montenegro, Dark Sugar Blend, Coffee, Lightly Whipped Cream

                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                              What 2,038 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.8
                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.8Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Antonio

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great steak and ambiance

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                Preface: I have been to Pappas Bros. before and had wonderful experiences, each time. Because of those prior experiences, I wanted to celebrate my birthday at Pappas Bros. The table was not ready when we arrived; not a big, so we went to the bar for some drinks. The bar staff was a bit slow getting the tab ready as they were calling us to our table. Our waiter was very nice and very knowledgeable of each menu item. He was, however, very slow with everything and our party felt a bit neglected. We waited a long time for water and had to ask for bread. When we had to ask for things from the waiter, he would hear the first thing and then run off before we got to ask for other things. We ordered drinks and only one drink came and we waited for thirty minutes for the waiter to return with news that the restaurant was out of the other drinks we ordered. We then requested wine and waited another 20 or so minutes for the wine to arrive. The appetizers, food, and desserts were amazing. Altogether, the dinner was fair, at best. I’m not sure if our waiter was generally lackadaisical or if the place was understaffed. Hopefully he and the restaurant will improve.

                                              3. TA

                                                TravelinAg

                                                Houston

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Another outstanding meal at Pappas Bros Steakhouse . Have not been to a Pappas steakhouse in a couple of years (usually visit the Westheimer locaton) and they still have it going on as the best steakhouse in America! Have been going to Vic & Anthony's in Lake Charles lately due to proximity to where we live but this is still a level above. Our server Patricia was outstanding. Well versed on menu, specials and we had a lot of fun with her. Will definitely be back to this location just to have Patricia help us again. Sommelier (forgot his name-sorry) had a great suggestion on an Argentinian Malbec (Paraje Altamira Luca 2019 $90) that was one of the best we've had. Found it to be a good value vs the California Cabs that seemed too overpriced on their wine list. Wife and I split the Bone-in Filet ordered Medium Rare Plus and it was perfectly cooked for the both of us-I like Medium Rare and the wife likes Medium. We were both happy with temperature of the steak not to mention it melted in our mouth. portion size was more than enough to leave us both full. Couple with us split the bone-in Ribeye and they too said it was best they've ever had and more than enough and he is a cattle rancher that eats a lot of beef! Finished off with the biggest piece of cheesecake ever that the 4 of us split and still had some leftover. perfect meal to start the evening and we finished with the Eagles in concert. Thanks Pappas Bros for a perfect evening.

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Chicago

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The experience was absolutely phenomenal. We celebrated our 10th anniversary here. Anita our server was on top of her game. Everyone who stopped at our table wished us a happy anniversary. Our water glasses were never empty (in fact we tried to drink our water quickly and time how long it took them to come refill… under 30 seconds if you’re wondering). Richard stopped by and spoke with us - asked about how long we were married, we talked about kids, life, etc. It felt like we were part of the family. We will be back and I can assure you that we will consider Pappas Bros Steakhouse a “must-do” for our future special events. Thanks again to the staff for making us feel welcome and celebrated.

                                              5. SB

                                                StacyB

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food, service and ambience were perfect. Steak was cooked to perfection. This was our first time to Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and will not be our last.

                                              6. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The experience was good I really enjoyed the food and the service

                                              7. JG

                                                JoeG

                                                Houston

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food and the service were both outstanding, even on the busiest day of the year for restaurants.

                                              8. I

                                                Irma

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was delicious, service was great and overall excellent restaurant!

                                              9. KS

                                                KentS

                                                Houston

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a great time and Sasha did an excellent job taking care of us!

                                              10. CL

                                                CarolinaLuna

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We arrive earlier than our reservation was, but they didn’t make us wait and directly took us to our table. DeMarcus was our waiter and gave us the best recommendations!!!! Definitely we wouldn’t have enjoyed that much if it wasn’t for him!!! The wine!! And the lobster!!! Don’t hesitate it is totally worth it !!

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Sasha was great. Food was delicious. Wine=amazing.

                                              12. JC

                                                JolieC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                We were in Houston for our honeymoon and ended our trip with dinner at Pappas. It was AMAZING. The food was fantastic. Our only concern was the noise but with a busy restaurant that’s hard to contain. The highlight were the Brussel sprouts recommended by our waiter, Jasmine. He was great. We highly recommend this restaurant for the best steak in Houston!

                                              13. VH

                                                ValerieH

                                                Houston

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                Service was a bit slower than usual but we do typically sit at the bar! Overall, and as always, our favorite go to steakhouse!

                                              14. DL

                                                DeeL

                                                Chicago

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food and service was exceptional. Love the turtle pie for dessert. Highly recommend if you are in the mood for a great steak

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Orleans

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Happy birthday celebration was had by all!

                                              16. SW

                                                SusanW

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a lovely time. Our server, Deed, was amazing!

                                              17. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall1food3service1ambience5

                                                Horrible service!

                                              18. SS

                                                SuzyS

                                                Houston

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing Wine List‼️

                                              19. M

                                                Michael

                                                Fort Lauderdale

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The service was impeccable! It's all the little things, attention to small details that the waiters and managers are on top of. Love this restaurant!

                                              20. U

                                                Usedcar

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Issac was fantastic! If we go again, will request Issac as our server.

                                              21. P

                                                Paulina

                                                Orlando

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                What a delight it was to find this restaurant. I gave it five stars because I could not give it 10. Everything was perfect the atmosphere had a lovely old world charm. The excellent pianist plays on Thursday and Saturday apparently. The gentleman who chose my lobster chose just the perfect one. My cocktail was excellent and not overly sweetened. The service was absolutely impeccable down to the last simple detail. I was treated with old world charm and respect that I have not seen anywhere since before Covid and even then it was rare. They seem to have plenty of Staff and I was taken care of to an exceptional level.

                                              22. TO

                                                TOMS

                                                Chicago

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We were seated in the wine room which offers a quieter dining experience in addition to a terrific display of wines

                                              23. AB

                                                AlexisB

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was phenomenal! We had the salmon and porterhouse 🤤

                                              24. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Fort Lauderdale

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good service and food

                                              25. LD

                                                LanceD

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My wife and I went for our anniversary, although we were there a couple of months ago too. They sat us in a room that had 8 tables and so the noise level was very good. Our server was Rob, and he paid the right amount of attention to us. As always, the food was fabulous. I had the 12-ounce filet, and my wife had the New York strip. Fantabulous!!

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food great service.

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                They are the only restaurant I go to for steak in Houston. (I usually cook my own steak at home). Had the prime ribeye 16oz and it was cooked perfectly with an amazing crust. The server accidentally spilled my wife’s drink which she almost finished, and they replaced it with a new one and subtracted it from the check! They also gave us a free dessert for our anniversary. Service was impeccable! Great ambiance, top notch service, excellent steak and sides made our night unforgettable. They are always consistent, and that is why they are my number 1 steakhouse in Houston.

                                              28. JP

                                                JohnP

                                                Houston

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding service!

                                              29. PL

                                                PeterL

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                AHd a Business Dinner with the Team that was visiting us from out of town. Fantastic ambiance and a lot of compliments received by the people invited. Will be back again soon.

                                              30. j

                                                jfung

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                Have been at this place a couple of times on trips and the food has always been great and never disappointing. There was one waitress along with a waitress in training, where the waitress in training was great, however the main waitress had an attitude problem.

                                              31. HA

                                                HelenAnnB

                                                Tucson

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Exceptional meal and service. I would highly recommend Pappas for any occasion.

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                overall2food3service4ambience1

                                                We had a business dinner with a new customer and the noise level made it so we could not talk across a five top

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our party was seated promptly and the wait staff was extremely attentive. The food was fantastic and our group was very pleased. Overall a wonderful experience.

                                              34. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was a neat experience

                                              35. JC

                                                JamieC

                                                Anchorage

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We enjoyed our food and the service was great! The dessert was superb!

                                              36. WW

                                                WadeW

                                                Houston

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing atmosphere and food. Unbeatable service. Best steakhouse in downtown Houston hands down.

                                              37. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent, as always.

                                              38. SK

                                                ScottK

                                                Houston

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                Valet took about 20 mins to get our vehicle! Was so cold seem unorganized

                                              39. MB

                                                Mac2B

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Had a wonderful experience. Our waiter Devin was so knowledgeable about the wine and cocktail selections as well as the food. He was very attentive and so helpful. Cannot say enough good things about how delicious our meals were. The bacon wrapped scallops were amazing. We had the Brussels sprouts and sautéed mushrooms for sides and both were delicious. Steaks ( husband had the NY strip ; I had the filet duo special topped with shrimp and lump crabmeat ). Melt in your mouth - best steaks we have ever had. To top it off you are getting a true Houston experience eating at Pappas. The Pappas family has been making great food for Houstonians since the 1970’s.

                                              40. KH

                                                KevinH

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                My wife & I truly enjoyed our first experience there last night. Probably the best peppercorn steak I’ve ever had. It blended perfectly with the Brussels sprouts. The waiter we had was so kind, warm & professional too.

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • 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

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                                              Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 2038 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Booked 16 times today
                                              Google Map for Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

                                              1200 McKinney Houston, TX 77010

                                              Dining areas

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Downtown

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Dinner
                                                Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Steak, American, Seafood

                                              • Dining style

                                                Fine Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Business Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                Valet

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Michael Velardi

                                              • Entertainment

                                                Piano player in the Bar from 7 PM to close

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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