Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.8
1856 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 1856 people are saying
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JanetteU
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
108 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were great. Seated very quickly. Server and experience was top notch as always. Those Brussel Sprouts are divine.

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LucioH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food!!! The staff made our 5 year anniversary very special! We can’t wait to go back! Quick tip dont skip dessert!

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NancyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We visit once a year for our anniversary. The quality has gone down significantly.
We will stick with other steak houses in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience but my wife and I agreed that Steak 48 was just slightly better tasting.

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Tlgbj
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent but it was very loud and hard to have a conversation.

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viplive2eatanddrink
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First Time at Pappas steakhouse, we had couple cocktails great, had blue point oysters great, Turtle Gumbo and the other light lobster soup, filet large
filets on bone ( most tender steak i have ever had at medium well.

The service was frequent but we asked and they forgot bread, they didnt fill water well, they tried to take the substantial left overs without asking if we wanted to take them, didnt refill wine glases well. They didnts seem overerly busy

We did not complain or say anything

But we can say they comped a drink for fist visit, (we spent an a lot per head)
and comped Parking, which we tip well anyway

Will eat here again, 2 of the party said best steak ever, but they dont have my experience level at hi end steakhouses

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AlfredoG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was very nice , absolutely would recommend.

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Unsatisfied
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever traveling over to Texas this restaurant is a must.

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vipmajones1128
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great as usual! Food is always a hit! And service is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Usually have really good food at this location. The food was salty last night. Great service overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Brooke
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The steaks were really good but the rest of the food did not stand out to us. We’ve had better.

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Cameron
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Pappas family’s commitment to excellent service and phenomenal food never ceases to amaze me. This is an excellent restaurant to enjoy a meal prior to any event in Downtown Houston.

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LarryG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was the best. One of the best steaks that I ever had in Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, but it was way too loud in the room we were in.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal and service. While we were seated at a table in a smaller area it was still difficult to hear the conversation at times.

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JoeT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, particularly the steak, was outstanding. One of the best I've had! I enjoyed the restaurant, but it was a little difficult to hear at times, the place was full and we were seated near the bar, which was a lively spot to be. Service was timely and spot on, all good, will make it a point to stop in again soon.

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DawnF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 7 and requested a round table. We were seated at a round table. Our waiter promptly arrived for our drink order. The Pappa's Margarita was wonderful. It is made with a nice Blanco and has a spicy vanilla salted rim. Perfect! The others had wine and the selection was very nice. Fresh homemade, warm bread and a soft butter was served. The waiter explained all the specials and made his recommendations. All but one had steaks of some sort. The odd one out had the Salmon. The steaks were perfectly cooked. I had the filet and it was tender and very flavorful. The guest that had the Salmon said it was the best he has ever had. After dinner we ordered key lime pie and a chocolate explosion something or other. Both were absolutely divine. Our waiter was amazing. The whole experience was well worth the money. I will say that although it was nice having Valet (there is no convenient parking) having to pay a fee after spending the amount we just spent was a tad annoying. This should be a free service and/or the entire amount should go to the valet attendant, who by the way was great! But I would pay it again if that tells you anything.

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StaceyC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jenelle (sp) was wonderful. Food is always what I expect it to be. Perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing food, service and ambiance!

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MarcoC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waiter was exceptional, food delicious. Too bad we had to wait more than 30 minutes for a reserved table, not expected at this level of service.

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vipBambi
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must when I’m in Houston or Dallas. Service, food, ambiance… top notch.

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vipShawnP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Our waiter (Robert who is moving to the one on Westheimer) is absolutely outstanding. We usually go to the one on McKinney but will now switch to Westheimer due to Roberts excellent customer service.

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vipMimiWatson
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was truly amazing except as first time customers, we got seated in the corner where all the waiters pass by, food served to others and kitchen staff shouting. Also too, don’t ask us how old we are after we’ve already ordered drinks 10mins ago and you know clearly we’re spending well over $400 - $500 including tip for this experience.

I understand this person was in training but who is training you? Because the proper ask is “may I see your ID?” and that's asked well before the drinks are starting to be made.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jorgea
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point… food, service and ambiance!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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
4 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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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 1856 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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