Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.8
1764 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 1764 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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FoodieRK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
26 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

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

Our server Francisco was great. Very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food quality was excellent. Steak cooked to perfect temperature. Deserts were huge!

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vipBarbara
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in town. The house salad with Avocado Ranch dressing is wonderful. A great special occasion place.

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KevinM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant we have ever eaten at. From coast to coast.

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vipMichelleS
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipWeLUVwine
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappas Bros. was an amazing choice for celebrating our wedding anniversary! Everyone we interacted with wished us a happy anniversary from the moment we came in. Our table was situated in a quiet area as requested. The waiter, John, and sommelier, Bill, we’re absolutely amazing! Very informative, attentive, and friendly! The food and wine were delicious from start to finish! Definitely a special experience!

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vipBranMan
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was better tonight than any other steakhouse I’ve been to that I can remember in years.

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vipHoustonTom
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great location, seemed to be a bit short on staff, drinks where good, food was good except some mistakes on what was ordered vs. what arrived. Delivery was very slow, prices were way up vs last year.

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JonJ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too noisy. Hard to speak to the ones at our own table.

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StephanieG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was great! The Rib-Eye Steak was seasoned to perfection. The waiter was very attentive. We will definitely be going back.

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Arturo
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The service/ menu/drinks are a bit different compared to the westheimer location. Figured I'd try this location since it's closer to home. Ultimately its my fault for not researching,or calling and asking questions . I assumed they would offer the same things as the galleria location. Now I have to make it up to my wife 😐

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to a lot of steakhouses. I’ve experienced a lot of high end restaurants. Papas Bros was hands down one of the best values for the money I’ve experienced. The food was perfect - From the appetizer to the dessert. Every detail was intentional, and exceptional. The service would have made Chris and Harris smile. The whole staff nailed it!! We will definitely be back. That’s worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food. They definitely made my night a very memorable one!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nothing short of an exceptional experience from the greeting to the bar to the tables

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vipHelios
Mexico City
57 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The meat más asked for médium well. But it más brought médium Rare

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great and waiter was great but then he had to cover too many other tables.

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Amber
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a celebration dinner and the experience was so amazing I went back the next week for Mother’s Day. Great service and amazing food.

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ChadK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm sure this place does not need a review from me at this point...but i'll indulge.

Recently married, we were riding the honeymoon wave still and decided to do a big meal locally...we landed on Pappas Bros DT. we had prev ate the galleria location and it was great so we wanted to try DT.

first off...parking was nice and easy because DT it seems just isn't busy at all so park right by the restaurant for free is my starting advice (for dinner i guess cuz lunch is pay parking for street).

we ate all the foods...

we started with 1/2 doz raw oysters (my fav and they were very tasty) and a shrimp cocktail (it was a generous portion with i think 8 shrimp---that was nice).

then to wedge salad and the bacon wrapped scallops ---possibly the best thing we ate all night. the wedge was good too but def no scallops.

i had the bone in ribeye which was perfect...she had the 3-4 lb lobster...the claws alone were something else. knowing she couldn't finish this monster i jumped in cuz you can always enjoy a steak again.

once we were at 95% capacity we ordered the key lime tart - worth it....

all in all we broke the bank a little bit but it was ALL WORTH IT!!!

on to the next one...

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Freewill
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a nice dinner at. I really enjoyed the whole experience!

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vipSeeray
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were awesome as usual. The East Coast oysters were super fresh and briny.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for an open table on Mother’s Day weekend isn’t very easy, however we were able to get in a Pappa’s Steakhouse. WOW! What an amazing experience! The food was excellent. We had 2 porterhouse steaks and a ribeye among the 3 of us. Our server Julie, we AMAZING! She guided us through the menu and helped us with our dietary restrictions. I can’t say enough excellent things about her kindness and attentiveness.

We also had cocktails and wine. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and we loved the cocktails we ordered.

We can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter John is excellent. Top notch service.
Hostess excelled at meeting our requests.
Bartender Jasmine professional and welcoming.

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Jeff
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were dining at the Downtown location. Our Waiter, Jeremy, was awesome, very polite, patient. He also provided his recommendations and I am so glad I listened to him otherwise we would have over ordered and would have wasted a lot of good food. The ambience was amazing great for a date or family gathering.

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vipASMEHTA
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! The waiter's recommendations were spot on! Would love to come back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate steakhouse experience. You will have to pay big but will understand why. Get a table in the main hall where it’s more confortable and you can listen to the live piano. Mac and cheese with crab is a must!

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KylieD
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pedro provided great service at the bar. Phillip was our server and could not have been more pleasant and professional! We love this location and the atmosphere-very laid back. The food was excellent. All the staff is wonderful. Thank y’all for taking such care with customers who have food allergies-it is always appreciated!

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JoeA
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not be disappointed!! Great way to celebrate your anniversary.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1764 OpenTable diners.

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