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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.7
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1606 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSaulV
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience again. Great wine pairing with ok ur bone-in's

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vipMarkW
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service in the bar was slow. They were 45 minutes late seating us for our reservation. They were out of the special for the night and also couldn't provide the wedge salads we ordered. Staff was friendly, maybe under staffed.

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Llgmeme
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New location so still need to work out a few kinks, but overall was very good. Service was good and was easy to find and had valet parking. Steaks were awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

My lobster took over an hour and a half to come out, when it finally did come out it was tiny! No hot plate like usual. To their credit, they reduced the price accordingly. This place is always great...hopefully this was a “one off” experience.

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vipBrian
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fabulous and celebrating my wife’s new promotion we received a nice dessert.

Cheers
Brian & Maureen Sluga

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Mary
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had the salmon It wasn’t cooked long enough. I took it home and threw it away. It was raw in the middle. I ordered it medium. I felt sick after leaving. I also had the key lime pie. Very disappointed. I could have made it at home just like it was prepared at the restaurant. Not worth the price.

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Sharoo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Very attentive. Great food. Didn’t care for au gratin potatoes. But they were prepared well.

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JonathanB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT: service, food. . . everything!!! Missed the music. Pianist on the weekends is fabulous, a true professional.

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vipMichelleS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipeatoutalot
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating was intimate but not empty. It was nice to see others out celebrating. Service and food was outstanding and we were impressed by the thoughtfulness of the staff as we were celebrating a milestone in our lives and the staff comp-ed us a dessert as a reward. OUTSTANDING!

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StacyO
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even though it was their 3rd day being open since closing due to COVID.

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LSRogers99
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service! Wonderful wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were incredible and the food was amazing

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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!! Their first night back open and everything was perfect!

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vipKat5
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food, very welcoming! Could not have asked for a better night out. Highly recommend.

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ttol
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food - could have not had a better experience

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and ambiance. We were celebrating a birthday.

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MysMar
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Servers were great, food was great! Can’t wait to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had to wait like 15 min when we had a reservation and the restaurant was pretty empty. Host staff was the weak point of the visit. Server was fantastic. Made the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s a reason that Pappas Bros Steakhouse is internationally recognized. It is an experience all at own.

The ambience, decor, live music, expertise of the staff, excellent customer service all come together in such away that the world class food is barely able to standout as the best part of the experience.

Nonetheless the food still came out as spectacular as I had always heard it recommended. We got the 40oz porterhouse and we just couldn’t get it in our mouths fast enough. It was cooked and seasoned to perfection, and considering what an experience you’re getting I wouldn’t consider it overtly expensive at all. I’ve paid much more for for much less prestigious experiences.

Specially acknowledgement to our server John D who helped make a wonderful night all the more memorable with his excellent customer service and especially his expertise when it came to wine pairings.

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mcrmcr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Unfortunately the service was sub par. Typically the service at Pappa’s is stellar. First- took at least 10 minutes to get a drink at the bar at 5:30. Once seated the service as extremely slow. The food was very good.

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ScottK
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was great except the shrimp were kind of overcooked & dry! ☹️

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d heard good things about Pappas Bros. but were a little skeptical about spending fine dining meal prices at what I perceived to be just another link in a chain of decent restaurants. Within minutes of walking inside and being seated, I knew we were in an establishment that held its own against or even surpassed the quality of the finest steakhouses in Houston.

The bread was fresh with a crispy crust and a warm doughy center. It tasted so good we didn’t even need butter. We shared crab cakes and corn chowder for the appetizer. Both were excellent.

My filet was done to perfection and the side dishes we had were amazing. The crab meat mac and cheese was creamy and cheesy and had impressive chunks of crab in it. The mashed potatoes came with scallions and bacon (!) on top and were terrific. The big surprise was the brussel sprouts. My wife said they were the best she’d ever had. Normally I refuse to eat them, but I begrudgingly tried them anyway. I was blown away!

We had the turtle pie for dessert. It was absolutely decadent.

If you’re in search of an amazing steak dinner, you’ll be glad you tried Pappas Bros.!

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RalphT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great menu selection and outstanding food....

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jimp
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday surprise

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vipMichaelS
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous, but I think the dinner salad is over priced for basically lettuce and tomato. The fact that they put two strips of bacon on the top does not warrant the high price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We asked to be seated in a quiet area. We were taken to a back room and it was less noisy but still difficult to hear our conversation.
The waiter was awesome. He really knew the menu & described the food wonderfully.
The food was very delicious! Although it was tasty, it was extremely overpriced. We could have paid 1/3 of the price for the same dishes in a non-downtown location.
Overall good experience. Would I go again? Sure - if someone else paid!

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vipAndrewM
London
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wagyu and king crab legs!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal across the board

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BradW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great but was told that I would not be getting any reward points after spending 700.00 dollars there

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Prieta1827
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service! Definitely our go to place! The food is delicious.

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Maye
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. Meats cooked to perfection and an amazing wine list.

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DonC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience and the mixed drinks are the best

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MarcoL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I celebrated my birthday with my girlfriend. The food was fantastic and the waitstaff was top notch. At the end, our waiter threw a piece of cheesecake for dessert. While, we did not have it at the restaurant, when we took a bit out of it at home, it was delicious beyond this world. We promised we will go back just for dessert if we had to do so. Excellent experience all around.

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vipGeorgeA
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The steak was too tough and fatty for the price. Not as good as Maestros but priced as high or higher.

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kankead
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was perfect texture and taste. My waitress was very helpful. The bread will not help you with your diet. It is almost as thick and tasty as the steak! The Brussel sprouts had an amazing little zing to them. The scallops were very good as well. The bar selection was impressive too.

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LuzG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Best steak in town ! Restaurant is a bit too noisy for my liking but food makes up for it!

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ChadH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Steaks were not cooked to order and overall weren’t “amazing” they were just ho-hum. Service was phenomenal though

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vipJoeyC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place...service was top notch and the food was spectacular. Definitely recommend and before Rockets game

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 1606 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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