Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.8
1894 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 1894 people are saying
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Matthew
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food very much. I ordered a 12 oz filet mignon medium rare. It was so juicy and tender. I will definitely be coming back.

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ScottT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner with wifey before the Ballet. Service was excellent. Evening was perfect.

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CharlesF
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

They overcooked 3 of our 7 steaks…

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YolandaFR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall it was great. The bartender was not so. great. Almost like she didn't want to serve us. My husband drink was terrible so we ordered another. After she gave us an attitude about it we decided to leave. We didn't want her to ruin our great evening. We went elsewhere.
Also i got a phone call confirming our reservations. We never had that before. Made us wonder what the issue was? Was it us? Who were are? Or is it really standard practice. Nonetheless. We love pappas steak house. One of our favorites.

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Cass
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

If looking for a date night restaurant for good conversation and nice ambiance, this is not the place. It was sooo loud I just wanted to finish my food and get out. The server was personable and helpful and my husband loved his NY strip, but the ambiance ruined the experience. I would expect better for the price.

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vipupnadam
Fort Lauderdale
40 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The service was poor - he only wanted to work with larger tables and not tables for 2. He never came back to the table to refill the water or ask for another drink - one dish was sent back that was under cooked and one was sent back because it was inedible. Never asked if we wanted dessert or coffee… the server made the experience terrible

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Flyingzollo
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing, wine was delicious, the king crab and the sides we had were amazing. My ribeye looked more like a strip when it came out and if it was supposed to be dry aged I couldn’t tell. Overall it was all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were unmatched. We had the crab cake appetizers and got filets for our meal. The meat was cooked perfectly. The creamy spinach side was our favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I love a good steak but I think I made a bad choice last night. I had the bone in new york strip. It was very tough overall I didn't not enjoy it. The sides were great and our waiter did an excellent job as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing time. Gerardo was our server and he made our experience one of a kind. Great food and experience overall. Thank you for making our anniversary a memorable one.

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vipalvinexpress
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Normally we have a great meal but things were off with our most recent visit.

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jannie
Toledo
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipDLGR162
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the bar Jasmine was our bartender and waiter did his usual excellent job.Best steakhouse in Houston hands down.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The food was outstanding - we had 2 Ribeye steaks, 1 NY Strip, and my son had a Salmon dish with crabmeat and shrimp. The service is top notch, the best I've ever received. They took care to make sure the correct silverware was on the table before the entree came out and before they served us dessert. And they comp'd our dessert because we were celebrating a birthday! I've never been disappointed by either the food or service at a Pappa's restaurant; the steak house took both food and service to another level.

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WesleyH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Everything a steak
House can and should be! And beautiful desserts

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EdithZ
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 15 year anniversary. We couldn’t ask for more. The food was delicious. Francisco, our waiter was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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vipTC19
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jantel was the best waitress, must ask for her!

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JohnH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday. I recommend anyone to come here. What a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipAlways
Houston
437 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Phillip was excellent! Food was great. Small room was not wonderful ambience, but just fine.

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FoodieJake
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We sat at a 4 top in the bar, The service was not good, I had to ask for our waitress twice, we ordered asparagus, of course she wrote nothing down, then Brussels sprouts came out. We asked for two more wines, never came, so I asked the BT for the wines, he came out and took care of us. Pretty disappointed overall

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Younger
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with great service.
Our server Francisco was great. The filet and wine was perfect
I recommend Pappas Bros.

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent, but the service was rough on our visit. The wait time just to get drinks was ridiculous both at the bar and at our table. There was probably 45 min between getting our appetizers and our meal. Bread didn’t come out until dinner was brought. One of the steaks had a metal tool in it (apparently it was from the display case and the holder wasn’t removed before cooking). I’ve been here before so I know it’s normally a good experience, but I was embarrassed in front of the people I took for the first time. And the server knocked over a beer on two of my guests. The water refiller-person was excellent.

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Dque
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was my first experience at that particular location and I wasn’t impressed with the food, service or ambiance. The one on Westheimer is far better in all categories in my opinion so I can’t be disappointed in the franchise. Take it from someone who has experienced steak and chop houses all across the country, this one was not even close.

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StacyG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Our drinks stayed full and our server was so on top of everything. We will be back soon.

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WarrenR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Got seated right on time. Had a very personable and helpful waiter. Our party had crab and lobster which were amazing. The porterhouse left something to be desired. Grisly and surprisingly tasteless. The bar service was horrible. Waited half hour for drink orders. Same with the dessert, waited 35 minutes. Probably staff shortage at least I hope that was the reason. We were seated in the back room where noise wasn’t an issue. Coming through the main room it seemed very loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it did not disappoint.

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BruceH
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Samantha was fantastic. She was very attentive and very courteous. Her professionalism was very much enjoyed by all. She was so conscience of customer service, she checked on my "profile" and commented on the same. Just an exceptional server. I look forward to being there again.

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TracyS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Great experience, will definitely return.

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Dani
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining in Houston and would come back in a heart beat!! Wonderful service and great food with minimum wait time on a Saturday night. Highly recommend for couples, friends and families.

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deekay
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved all of our food from the appetizers to the perfectly cooked steak. Dessert was excellent as well.

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scottt
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an early meal before the baseball game with friends, other than a small wait at the door due to sports fans it was a great afternoon. Drinks were slowed down a little on the first round due to large Astros bar crowd but everything was on point there after. Great service an food. Crab cakes were awesome as the steaks! Looking forward to going back soon.

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MicheleC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerardo provided the best service for our son's 13th birthday dinner. Excellent food even better desserts!

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medme
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerardo was awesome, food excellent as always. Only complaint is if a steak is ordered “rare or blue” it should come out on cold plate not hot!

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JamesA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

45th Anniversary

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SeanV
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding. My only complaint is that it took 40 minutes to get my truck from valet service. They were not that busy and I had to ask twice for status.

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JanetteU
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Disappointed. We had reservations but waited 40 minutes to get seated. At 20 minutes I asked someone to get me a chair because my heals were killing me and the bar was full. Got a chair and kept having to remind the staff that we were still waiting for a table. Finally got seated and got seated in the bar area. There had been an Astros game so the people by the bar were very loud and my friend and I had trouble hearing each other speak. The attire was super casual, flip flops, shorts, there was even someone in pajamas. I was all dressed up and felt uncomfortable. I could have gone to a sports bar for this experience. The food was good but my steak was over cooked and the waitress was rushing so she only checked on us once. Very disappointed.

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vipFoodie
Houston
110 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. But get ready to spend a fortune. Will definitely go back - but will be a while.

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tashar
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive (3 hours) to Papa Bro’s for our anniversary every year. From the start the experience was amazing. Damarcus our water went above and beyond. A manager I assume came by several times to check on us. He talked tv shows with us. The food was great. First time having the lamb. It was cooked perfect. First time, having the brûlée vs cheesecake. I will get the Brûlée forever now.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1894 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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