Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

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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.
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Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite steak place. Awesome you can't beat the service

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J
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the place

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SP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It is a good Restaurant, but when you add the cost and match it to the food, service and experience I think its overpriced.

It is a good Restaurant with a lot of tradition, good service and good food but for the Money I prefer other restaurants,

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and the service that Brent gave us was simply the best we ever had.

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L
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined At Pappas to celebrate the engagement of s family member. The service was terrific. Everyone made sure that we had a great dining experience. The Sommelier was helpful and informative. Our food was brought out in a timely manner and was prepared perfectly. I would recommend Pappas Bros. As a perfect place to go for a special occasion.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted as soon as we arrived and seated immediately. Our Food was excellent and service was great.

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DR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was good- not exceptional. Terrible service- not fine dining for sure. Expensive for what they offered. Don’t waste your money!

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food (1st time visiting this location)... they take care of their guests.
Will return

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive and worth every bit of the experience and cuisine. Top notch all the way - service, drinks, suggestions, entrees, coffee. It was wonderful.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pappas Steakhouse wasn't up to it's usual excellence on this visit. The service was slow and two out of three of the steaks we ordered were a disappointment. We decided it must be because of the 4th of July weekend, but then decided that may effect service but shouldn't effect the food. When spending that kind of money on a meal the expectation is and should be high.

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B
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating with another couple my pre-birthday dinner

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j
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top restaurant experience. Better than most upscale steak houses like Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris.

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TA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, whom I think was named Devin who has a Master's Degree in Culinary Arts, was fabulous!!! He was very professional a pleasure to talk to and explained everything perfectly. You need to do what ever it takes to keep him on your team! And, we will be back even though it is a 3 hour drive.

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JH
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Extensive wine list. Steaks dry-aged were wonderfully seasoned and tender. One of the better filets I've had.

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MT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent service and food. We prefer this location

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JO
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks cooked to perfection. Deserts were excellent and service by Austin our waiter was outstanding.

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service atmosphere was amazing will eat here again !!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Favorite restaurant

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BF
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is very well-trained and efficient and all details are taken care of. The food is top-notch also!
I didn't know that they have dinner specials, and the price was a great deal because it included the steak with two sides!!

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M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a good, not great experience. The place is really nice and the service was great. The food was hit and miss. The bacon wrapped scallops were good, but the extreme amount of garlic used on the toast portion of the dish was not good. We ordered two steaks, one came out perfect, the other was not cooked evenly. It looked like one side of the steak was seared for too long and the other side was not seared long enough. For the price, I’ve had better steaks in Houston.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my husbands birthday and requested for a Spanish-speaking waiter. I did not get his name but he was excellent. I’d spend $600 dollars again for dinner because it was that good. Thank you

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HE
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 25th anniversary and they made the night very special. Top of the line service combined with king crab and porterhouse had us smiling ear to ear. The dessert on the house to celebrate is a nice touch.

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M
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Thoroughly enjoyed. Pricey as expected. Great for a memorable night out.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hosted a VIP client that will be hosting their next 3 corporate conferences at our hotel

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience...as usual!!

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JV
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I've been to Shula's, Morton's & Vic and Anthony's. Those are all excellent. Pappas Bros. was even better. There was nothing pretentious about the entire experience. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly. This was hands down the best steak I have ever had. I'll be back. Keep up the great work.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tit was a really great evening.

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LM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday. Everything was exceptional. Great experience.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keith was a delightful server and gave us time to eat. He was quick to remove completed plates and fill drinks. It was our rust time dinning and it was a wonderful experience. I would recommend Pappas Bros. Steakhouse over any other Steakhouse in Houston.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately we were totally underwhelmed by the tomahawk steak and the steak fries. A coworker spoke highly of this restaurant, and so we were very disappointed. Service was excellent as was the ambiance. But in the end we left with buyer's remorse, wishing we would have saved our money. Sorry Pappas. I'll have to stick with your BBQ.

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DS
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We elected to have the Wagyu filet. We had it cooked black and blue. It came out perfect. We also had the wedge salad. We spilt everything and it was perfect size. Sides were Brussel sprouts and skillet potatoes which were awesome!! My husband says it is the best steak around. We just got back from Chicago and went to Gibson’s there, husband says it is better than Gibson’s HANDS DOWN! We had Keith as our server and he was impeccable!!

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RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I always had a great experience at Pappas on Westheimer - this was my 1st visit to their downtown location. While serving a server broke a full wine glass on the table -and knocked over water glass. They should have asked us to move to another table to assure no shards were present, replaced all the served food and offered a comp of something. Instead removed the large broken pieces, used a scoop to remove visible shards (without a flashlight) replaced the sides when we were almost finished with our meal. I had to complete my meal eating on a soaking wet tablecloth. My medium NY strip was served warm. The management should have handled this situation better

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LB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday celebration with only 2 people celebrating. There were a number of very large tables of diners that night but the entire staff was well prepared and no smaller groups were ignored. We were treated as well as any other group and quite enjoyed the food and the attention to detail that was given to us. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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JA
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

An excellent dinner with outstanding service from Philip and extra care taken with special food requests. Thank you for a great night.

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SM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience with Pappa's Steakhouse. Bar none, this is the best steakhouse I've ever been to. Will definitely return! I absolutely love this place!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my husband here today for Father's Day and the service and food was awesome!!! We'll be returning soon.

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time with wonderful food, but we were blatantly interrupted twice by our waiter when we were having a very intimate conversation and when we were praying for our food. In my opinion, the service was a little bit over the top; we were checked-in with a little too often. We were literally holding hands on the table and the manager brought us our Coke and went over our hands to place it on the table! Awkward. Other than that—great food and experience.

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