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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DA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Devin T provided the best service we’ve had in a long time. Also the best roquefort and steakhouse salad my husband and I have ever had and I don’t even like blue cheese. Rest of the food was good +, but did not wow us. Regardless, will be back for the service and experience!

R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect except our waiter forgot to pack up the leftover mushrooms. We didn’t discover this till we got home and were extremely disappointed since we were looking forward to a mushroom omelette. Next time I take inventory before we depart.

Otherwise it’s a first class restaurant! Fantastic steaks, service and atmosphere!

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, the service is always fantastic, and the ambiance is just beautiful. And the wine....oh, the wine ❤️ this place never feels overdone or staged and all the staff are so kind and accommodating and genuine. Very relaxing experience and a fun little evening getaway every time we go. One of our most favorite places, and we always come back for more! Thanks for everything!

M
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

William was an excellent server. The whole experience was wonderful.

R
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good. Matthew our server made our dining experience at Pappa Bros a great one!

GB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

This time the steak and cook quality was not up to the normal Pappas Bros standars, I believe was a distraction, however the restaurant is one of the best in Town for sure.
Giovanni Barinci

HK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for HRW with friends! Everyone seemed to enjoy their meals, and our waiter was so great! Only misstep is my husband's leftover steak didn't make it home in our to go stuff. He was so looking forward to eating that the next day. But a good time was still had.

CJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s birthday.

IO
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Service and good was very average
Parking an issue
Overall better places for the price

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pappas in any form never disappoints. We took my husband’s parents for dinner and had an excellent meal. They were even kind enough to put us in a quiet room to accommodate my father-in-law’s hearing problems

LG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was great. Too dark, couldn’t view the menu and then it got darker. I don’t call this romantic, geez if people want it that dark they need to stay at home.

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The waiter was funny and attentive to our needs. We just wish the restaurant acoustics weren't so loud. Most restaurants seems to be that way and it's hard to have a conversation when you can't hear the people at your table or the waiter sharing the specials.

AJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for Houston Restaurant Week and the food was very good for the price. We also had the delicious bacon wrapped scallops (not on the HRW menu) - it’s our all time favorite! I would definitely come back again for HRW and recommend it to everyone.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Date night with my husband

OC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a 5 star experience! Went for restaurant week and was blown away. First off, they have a ridiculous wine list. Hundreds of bottles to choose from and a wonderful sommelier to help pick the ideal wine to pair with your meal. Our server Brittney was amazing! Perfectly attentive yet not over bearing. I had the Ceasar salad, filet mignon, and key lime pie - all were some of the best I have ever had! The GM Alan even checked on us to make sure everything was to our liking and it most certainly was! A perfect night we won't soon forget!

q
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for HOuston restaurant week and it was fantastic! Everything was delicious.

DT
Houston
143 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our dining experience at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is most memorable!

KW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We came for HRW. My friend and I try to do a monthly dinner, Pappas Bros. is her favorite. I had never been, and I’m so glad I went. Wow. The steak was perfect. The service was great and I loved the energy in the place. Our waiter apologized for the noise level but it was perfectly fine. We enjoy a lively place. I look forward to returning.

PL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Thank you for participating in Houston Restaurant Week.

The menu selection, food, service were excellent. The only issue we had was the noise level, it made it difficult to visit.

VD
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

HRW menu was awesome

M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Loved the food and the service - both were outstanding. The noise level however detracts from the ambiance. Was sitting in a booth in the main dining room and had to literally yell across the table to be heard. Great restaurant but not a good place to go if you need to communicate.

OT
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu and the food and service were impeccable, as always. We enjoyed everything and will definitely be back!

SH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is amazing and the food is exquisite, but what’s even better is the service. I ordered a French wine that I loved when in was in France, they didn’t have one in the house but recommended another wine from the region and it was fantastic, not only that they only charged me for my original order while upgrading the wine they brought me.

JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Manager was very attentive and it was a wonderful experience for a birthday dinner celebration!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating husbands birthday

ER
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was at the perfect volume. Everything was fantastic!

BS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Normally much better food as the salad lacked the taste of a good salad and blue cheese dressing was not close to what we had in the past.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous dining experience.

DF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. The filet was cooked to perfection.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 couples ordered off of the HRW menu. Service was excellent! We had a couple servers tending to us and never left us waiting, nor did they try to hurry us along. We were seated for 2.5 hours.
The protein portions were all 8 ounces and perfectly cooked. Next time I go I will skip the Brussel sprouts as the bacon seemed to be all fat in the portion I received. Dessert portions were huge! My cheesecake could have served two people easily. The same was true of all the other desserts.
The room temperature was also perfect. I did not need a wrap to stay comfortable!
Wonderful experience! Highly recommend!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and an even more excellent bargain during Houston Restaurant Week.

RR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like the Papa's in the galleria and this one Holly up just as well!

ST
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the initial booking of the reservation all the way through everything was on point! The manager was amazing and treated our birthday guests from out of town with the best hospitality. Our table is amazing the food was for the most part over the top. The corn chowder and the turtle soup were not favorites among our group but everything else was amazing!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of our favorite Houston restaurants ! Love the food love the atmosphere love the service! Richard the manager always comes by and checks on everything making sure you are completely satisfied and means it ! He makes you feel you are a part of their family! We love this restaurant!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what you’d expect from a classic, high end steak house. The food was excellent. The service was great for an extremely busy night.

SE
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Celebrating my wife’s birthday- really loud which made table conversation almost impossible. The service and food was great and since it was HRW it was a remarkable value too! Several of us had doggie bags. We were not a fan of the valet...we had to walk a weird roundabout route thru the restaurant at the end of the meal because they had closed the street, and then our car was dropped at the corner...not even brought up to us. For $10 I expect better...needless to say they didn’t get a tip since my entire group had to schlep half a city block to the car after walking throttle whole restaurant/back door.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

HB
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food are outstanding!

HK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Devin was such an outstanding server. We were entertaining a business guest, and everything went so smoothly. I will definitely make Pappas Bros. Steakhouse our "go to" meeting place.
Thank you!
Holly

BB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most pleasant dining experience; highlighted by top notch service and excellent food. However, what made the experience was was the exceptional customer service prompted by the waiter and delivered by the sommelier. Allow me to explain, I mentioned to the waiter how a wine pairing would compliment the extraordinary menu choices. Without further ado, the sommelier was summoned and we discussed menu choices so the sommelier could plan the pairing. A different wine was presented with each of the three courses and a detailed explanation was given for each selection. The topper to this experience was the charge for the wines was maintained in a very reasonable range. I will remember that meal for a long time.

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