Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.8
1790 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 1790 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GordonC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We got there 10 min before our reservation and took them 30 min to be seated. Service was good food was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. And we had a great dining experience.

RC
vipRichC
London
40 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We had a 7:15 reservation and were not seated until 8. The front kept blaming it on the customers who wouldn’t leave. BS. I have never had this issue at Pappas on Westheimer. They were explaining this to other guests as well

They booked too close together and this is the second time it has happened at that location. Never going back

Wife’s birthday dinner. Service was good. Food was Ok. Lobster Mac and cheese was watery.

All in all not a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I love it..

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipledzec
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was served shrimp cocktail TWICE with uncleaned shrimp. Manager was very apologetic and generous in recognizing the fault. Otherwise food was excellent, service highly attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible. That wagyu on the salt block has forever changed our steak preferences.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had reservations and Got sat in a side room with guest that were there very casual (no upscale feel at all, bright lighting/ small crowded) other tables in this room were were teeshirts and shorts as well after attending an Astros game. We were very dressed up as it’s fine dining in downtown Houston at 9:00pm on our monthly date night. Probably waited 10 minutes for a drink, and we had to ask for drink menu/wine list. Little food mix up with the other 4 tables in the same side room. Limited menu- just not the experience we were going for. I wouldn’t recommend burning a date night dinner here, knowing that could be your experience- could have easily gone to salt grass for the same vibe.

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AandK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent, steaks cooked to perfection. Service from Anita and Richard was outstanding! Best wine and whiskey selection in the city.

JS
vipJaimeS
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Tried the Wagyu beef for the first time at Pappas. It was excellent.

CJ
CynthiaJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent I tried something new and it was a great choice.

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vipBrian
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On a recent Saturday night my wife and I and lovely steak dinner. Both had fillets and steamed Brussel sprouts with whipped mashed potatoes.

The wine selection is Fab and service is always class.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’m 54 born and raise in Houston Texas and this was my first time dinning at papa‘s brothers steakhouse downtown …I must say it was worth the money very nice looking inside has a nice looking bar and the restaurant was very clean …I don’t remember my waiters name but the gentleman was very professional made my experience very nice …I was celebrating my wife’s birthday and she really enjoyed herself ….I will be coming back

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vipPaul
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our waiter was great, super friendly and attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and was seated by a very large party which was extremely loud. Needless to say this made our evening a lot less enjoyable.

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vipBranMan
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

MV
vipMarkV
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for special day to celebrate and if available during HRW

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Mechelle
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, no complaints! The staff was knowledgeable about the menu. Gave me a free dessert for my birthday. From entrance, to the bar, to the waiting staff, I had a pleasant time.

JP
JohannaP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience, and awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambience. Best steakhouse in Houston.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The food was great, the service was great and the atmosphere was nice. Our steak was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Our daughter was a bit undercooked, but she loved it.

EG
EmilyG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely evening night out. Took my mum for a belated Mothers day (and fathers day- double duty mum) and Phillip made sure our evening was excellent. Especially for an old silly lady. She absolutely enjoyed herself. And the food was excellent as always.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good dining experience. Server and service was great. If I were to be extremely nit picky there was a small section of the ribeye that was rare rather than medium rare but it was well seasoned and very flavorful. Another nitpick was a slight bit too much salt on steak and sides but this is perhaps my personal taste.

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SoniaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Ms. Patricia and the staff working with her at our table were amazing! She took great care of us, she was attentive and went the extra mile to make our night special! We had such a special night! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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FoodieRK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to a Pappas steakhouse in about 7 years. We’ve been to their restaurants in both Dallas and Houston and they are always extremely consistent. The food, the service and the experience is excellent. If they could only open a location in Pittsburgh or Cleveland we would visit consistently!!

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vipSigitas
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! We had a nice birthday celebration! The service and the food was super!
But then the valet spoiled the night!🥲 It took us almost an hour to get the car.... And we had an early function going om in the morning...

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oscarl
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was a problem with our order however Richard, the manager, made it all better and save the day and made my wife’s bday a memorable evening. Thanks Richard!!

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mrpjnla
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Will be back soon.

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vipJefe
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Meal was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Francisco was great. Very attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time at this location downtown & I definitely like the galleria location wayyyyy more. Way to dark in the restaurant like could barely see. Other than that everything else was great! We had a nice date night

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vipalvinexpress
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great anniversary dinner. Food was excellent and service was even better.

OD
vipOscarD
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was impeccable as always!! Definitely recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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vipShawnP
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. What’s even better is the service you get from Robert our waiter. We have had the pleasure of his service the last several times we have been there. He is incredible…

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nrwilliam
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, will definitely return when i visit again.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1790 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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