Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.7
1934 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 1934 people are saying
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RodneyK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was perfect because of our server Anita H. Could have not asked for a better person. Would go back just because of the service we received and the food.

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BobM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class experience all the way. Great friendly staff and excellent food. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most decadent meal in quite some time. Service was great, attentive and had good suggestions. Although expensive, it’s not some place you go to except for special occasions so it’s worth it to splurge now and then.

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KevinW
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and experience as always. However, the downtown location does not have the same exclusive feel as the westheimer location. Multiple people wearing baseball hats, t shirts, and jeans which takes away from the “upscale” feel. I have never seen this at the westheimer location so was surprised that it was acceptable.

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EricaL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pappa's Bros. downtown is always a wonderful experience. The service is top notch, the ambiance is a wonderful, experience and the food cannot be beat. Our go-to restaurant when celebrating!

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vipKimmy123
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would definitely come back!

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AltonC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Need Better Service!
The serving of the food was way off !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a nice 5-course New Years Eve menu at Pappas Steakhouse. Class ambience with a 5-star customer service!

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vipGaryG
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Philip was a great waiter. The young lady that helped us in the bar area was excellent as well.
Would have preferred a 3 course option (4 courses is a lot of food!) but no complaints.

Excellent meal and a great NYE!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Dinner

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rodneyf
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New year eve dinner

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MarionH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Everything was perfect!

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JackieH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

New Year’s Eve-very disorganized-

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Oldfashion
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome atmosphere and service was awesome and food superb

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Leon
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Front dining room should only be for parties of 4 +. My wife and I couldn't hear each other from 2' apart. Her birthday dinner. Disappointed.

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vipJudyS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Christmas Eve was the occasion. I was looking forward to hearing Christmas carols on the piano but no pianist. So that was understandable with all the Covid. We all had steak. Mine was the petite filet. It looked like it had been tenderized with the backside of a knife. I requested medium rare and it was medium. But who wants to complain on Christmas Eve. We all thought they were overly salted and peppered. Really slay and peppery. So the steaks were a disappointment. Papa’s has traditionally been my favorite steak.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was flawless & the steaks were delicious. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steaks were not as good as they normally are. They seemed very bland

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Honestly it was terrible. The noise level was so out of control we couldn’t have a conversation. The waiter was not attentive. The food was not prepared to our asking (steak was very undercooked). The Brussels were so salty we couldn’t eat them. I wouldn’t got back. Hard pass on this place.

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vipKenM
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to do a special dinner with special friends in advance of Christmas and they had never been to Pappas Brothers Steakhouse. With a bit of luck, we were seated in a smaller dining area in the back of the restaurant which made conversation so much easier than if we had been in the main dining room. Our waiter, Isaac, was perfect as he would check on us just the right number of times rather than hovering over us or not checking back. Our steaks were all prepared as we requested as well as the sides. Our friends enjoyed the Creme Brulee' and we sampled two other wonderful desserts. So much food so we each had some to take home and savor over the Christmas weekend. Well worth the trip into downtown Houston and am looking forward to our next visit.

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Lori
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Overall was good. My only issue was with our server. His attitude was very arrogant and at times condescending. Members of my party were not accustomed to fine dining and the experience was new to them, they were made to feel ashamed and embarrassed at times with his crude tone and expectations. Not everyone can have the privilege of experiencing fine dining enough times to warrant the knowledge of the experience. It was my gift to them to be able to experience such a wonderful meal and it was contaminated with our servers conceited attitude. I expect during a $700 meal to be treated with genuine kindness.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !

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Kinzymac
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great restaurant! Food was outstanding. Only thing we didn't care for was where they seated us. We were right next to where they go in and come out of the kitchen so it got a little loud and crowded........not the greatest ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

It was a busy night and food was slow coming out. Drinks were not as good as Galleria location. Food was amazing

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EileenC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

First time at Pappa’s steak house and we decided to go there for our anniversary after hearing great things about it. The food wasn’t anything short of amazing but we waiting over 45 minutes to get our meal. The restaurant mood setting was great but we we’re very disappointed with our service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Was very clean and waitress was so helpful. Manager say us and super nice and helpful also

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak had too much fat.

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OpenTable Diner
Schwerin & MV
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Das Essen und der Service sind sehr gut. Lediglich die Lautstärke erinnert an ein Bahnhofsrestaurant.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Recommended steak cut and wine were good. However, the steak was overcooked. I ordered medium rare, but the center was on the done side of medium, and the ends were medium well, dry and grainy. Sad ending to a prime cut of beef. I was hosting a new employee on a welcome dinner, so didn't complain. Everything was too heavy on the salt, including the steak, the brussel sprouts and lobster mac-n-cheese side dishes. I was actually shocked, as my previous experience with this restaurant was great (different location). Will not return to this location any time soon.

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vipBenjamin
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Extraordinary service and food. With that said, decibel level of the room was on the loud side making it somewhat difficult to speak with other guests.

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ChrisB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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luv2dine
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The manager was very accommodating. We didn't like where we were seated and he was able to get us different seating.

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DavidG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I guess because of the holidays they were just packed and did not have enough staff. Normally they are absolutely excellent, but this time we had to wait 45 minutes after our reservation for our table and waiter was missing quite often. The food was very good, just normally papas is outstanding, they were just good tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with wonderful service & food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waited an hour past our reservation time. Cold potatoes, steaks over done. Do your self a favor and go to the westheimer location it’s far better

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vipJoeW
Louisville
45 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent. Amazing wine list. Unfortunately, service was not up to snuff tonight. Sat at table for close to 30 minutes with no waiter. Flagged down waitress only to be told she was not our waitress. She returns 5 minutes later and says there was a mix-up and that she was our waitress. She took our drink order. Waited another 10+ minutes for drinks to arrive.

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WadeT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Energy, First Class Service and the Food Was Fantastically Delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An American steakhouse that still delivers...what a relief. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Would go back.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1934 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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