Brasserie 1895

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$30 and under
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French American
Brasserie 1895 "Old World Inspired, Wood Fired Cuisine" is a Chef Driven Concept led by Chef Kris Jakob, formerly of Kris Bistro (a Houston Chronicle Top 100 restaurant) and his business partner Sky Lyn Gibbons. The menu is reflective of Jakob's experiences and training as a cook in Europe - posing a strong French/Belgian influence mixed with American Southern selections & hints of Asian inspiration. We source our only the best products from our local farmers, ranchers, and Galveston Gulf/American Coast independent fishermen; therefore, availability of product dictates our menu - as products go through seasons, so do our selections. In true Brasserie form, we offer a selection of 12 American craft beers on tap, and small label craft beers from Belgium, England, & Germany in bottles. The wine program offers wines by palate profiles broken down into categories to complement our menu. Join us at the bar, on the patio, or in our wine lounge to chat it up with friends and family.
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RW
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual, the food was outstanding!

AK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service was excellently timed for a meal that was centered around conversation and enjoying the experience. Enjoyed every aspect of our dinner.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went there to celebrate a wedding anniversary. They received such rave reviews and we saw Brasserie 1895 on TV. This is a nice place with wonderful staff. It is an intimate and elegant dining experience.

The food was good but not great. I thought everything was under seasoned. I had the Chicken Fried Steak with a cream sauce. My wife had the Grilled Red Fish. We had the Quail and a salad to start with. We also had the Oyster Nachos. We had Crème brûlée and a Chocolate Éclair for dessert.

My steak was a little tough. The cream sauce was good but unremarkable. The Fried Quail was OK but a little chewy. The Red Fish was good. The Oyster Nachos were good but they could have been spicier.

The Red Fish and the Oyster Nachos had a Korean flair to them. I lived in Korea for 1 year. Sorry, this is not real Korean food.

Dessert was OK but both my wife and I were both disappointed.

The prices here are much higher than normal ($28 for a small Chicken Fried Steak). The portions are pretty small as well, in my opinion.

After all, this is Texas. I don't mind paying big bucks if I am getting something really good.

c
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service food and atmosphere were exceptional!!

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. We saw it on Texas Bucket List and thought it would be a great place to dine. We really enjoyed the food and drinks. The drinks were very good. I had a Socialite and my friend had a Lemon drop And Raspberry Martini. Both were fresh for the summer heat. I started with the Chicken Liver Pate and it reminded me of pate I had when I was young. We both had the shrimp and scallops and really enjoyed them. Then we had dessert. Each dessert our waitress described was better than the last one. I had the Creme Brûlée and my friend had the chocolate bombe type dessert that when I tasted it, I wished I had been more adventurous. We agreed we will be back. Loved the ambiance in the space and saw two Paintings I was interested in. Also loved the wine list but wish they had more glass prices as I can’t drink a whole bottle of wine.

TA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazingly good food. Way beyond what you'd expect from looking at the outside. The only negative is they don't take sufficient precautions against sun in your face so if you go a few hours before sunset do not get a table facing the window. They have some shades but they are not effective and everyone facing the window had about 30-45 minutes of discomfort. But the food is AMAZING. Service is good. A little pricey until you taste the food and then you realize it is a bargain.

C
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal.... I plan to return soon. Excellent wine list and wonderful menu selection that appeal to a wide range of tastes.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Second time at this restaurant and the service is an absolute nightmare. The food is the only thing saving this place. Do yourself a favor and order two drinks at the same time because it takes well over 10 minutes to get something back from the bar.

RW
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The Dover sole was outstanding. Chef Kris never disappoints with what ever I order. Excellent food every time I visit. I have also enjoyed the breakfast/lunch Thursday’s throughout Sunday’s.

I also have a Facebook site, table for one, please. They are an easy “10” for anyone dinning alone!

F
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent! Individually they were 5 stars. I think the food was pricey for the environment it was served in, because the atmosphere is part of the complete dining experience. I definitely would not advice someone to go there for the ambiance. It is loud, the seating is very close together, and definitely not romantic. Great place if you just want to enjoy some excellent yet pricy food.

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

The food was amazing. We joined another couple for dinner at the restaurant after seeing it on TV show the Taexas bucket list.
We were amazed at how fantastic the food tasted. I had the cod fish, my wife had the Chicken fried steak and the other coup had the Ribs. We tasted each other’s dish and each was fantastic. This is my new favorite restaurant. The service is amazing and very attentive to your every need. This is a 5 star restaurant without the prices. We found the prices very reasonable.

a
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the ambiance of 1895. The wait staff is knowledgeable about not only the food but the wine pairings. The food was prepared perfectly and the service was great.

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

We love the food and atmosphere. The waiter was very impressive of his knowledge of all the beers. And he was excellent in describing each of the entrees.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing anniversary date experience. Food was spectacular as was the service. Dining room got a bit loud as the night went on. She had the pork chop, cooked perfectly. I had the classic chicken fried steak, deliciously crispy.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and we look forward to going back again soon!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Never disappoints!

TS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We were seated by the kitchen which is always the worst spot to be seated as you find yourself focused on the kitchen vs each other. Our waiter was a little dry, but attentive and the food was decent. The shrimp tempera looks amazing but tastes average.

NR
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, ambiance & service. Creative dishes!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

DD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it is a joy to dine here,the food is just incredible thanks to Chris and Bill.

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

Overall experience was very good, our waitress was very professional and helpful since it was our first time there. My wife and I shared a Shrimp Cocktail and it was delicious! Wife had the Blacken Chicken and it was Extremely spicy. She can normally handle HOT, being latina but the chilis that were diced up in the chicken were super hot. She said if it was any normal person that could be a bad situation. Other than that she said it was really good. I had the Red Snapper and it was outstanding!

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

Wonderful restaurant! Food ranges from sophisticated continental dishes to old Texas standards like chicken fried state. Something for everyone. I especially like their seafood specials. Wine list is extensive with fine quality wines not overpriced

MC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Date night for my hubby and me. Cocktails, a shared wedge salad, dinner and dessert were all delicious. The Duroc chop was enormous and perfectly cooked. The Korean style ribeye, while a little chewy, nailed all the flavors. We especially enjoyed the small bite dessert plate.

We will definitely return.

B
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had the Belgium fries, salmon appetiser and chicken fried steak. The fries were ok but nothing special. The accompanying sauces were very good. The chicken fried steak was good and the beef used was definitely a cut above standard fare. We didn’t especially like the gravy. The salmon appetiser was tasty but the crunchy base that enclosed the salmon seemed discordant. All in all it was a pleasant meal and we will definitely return.

I rated the service average because the waiter failed to explain the specials and menu changes to us before ordering yet we heard him spend a great deal of time and detail explaining them to the adjoining tables as they were seated. Had we known about them we might have ordered differently. We also would have left a larger tip had we not felt slighted in service.

CC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love Chef’s focus on local sourcing and creativity. Job well done.

JF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brasserie 1895 was great. They offer exciting dishes and cocktails that you won't find just anywhere else. The service was fantastic, and the ambiance as well. We had reservations for 8:45 but they seated us at 8 right when we arrived. The hostess greeted us and said "Happy anniversary", which was a nice touch. This restaurant serves the southeast side of Houston as a rare place to get fine dining out in the 'burbs. It's nice to not have to drive into the city for a great restaurant. It also seems to be a nice hybrid setting serving both romantic meals between couples, as well as dining experiences for larger groups who just want to have a nice meal and drinks. It does this seamlessly. It's hard to feel either overdressed or underdressed here. The table-side options are fun, as the chef will come to your table and prepare your meal right there for you. The chef is a really nice and fun guy - you can see he takes pride in his work. We also met the owner, who stopped by our table to wish us a happy anniversary and talk about how he hand-selects the large diver scallops. It's just a really laid-back fun place in suburbia where you can get great food and service. I wish there were more places like it but sadly there are not. We will definitely be going back!

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

Absolutely we would recommend Brasserie 1895 to others...do it all the time! Brasserie is a casual, relaxed comfortable, friendly, neighborhood restaurant in our town. The service is friendly & relaxed -never rush with table turning . The food is exceptional in presentation and quality. We consider ourselves lucky to have a restaurant with the fine food caliber of Brasserie 1895 in our little town...so close to home. It was the perfect place to bring friends, under stress, for a farewell dinner. Brasserie did not disappoint. The evening could not have been more perfect. Everyone relaxed and totally enjoyed themselves. Will look forward to Sun. brunch again, checking out the new place, when open, and getting out for breakfast and lunch any day of the week. Thank you Brasserie 1895!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Normally service is great but yesterday it took 20 min each time we ordered a drink!

Also our chicken was over cooked while our steak was under cooked.

Must’ve been one of those days

KM
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great local restaurant. Always delicious & locally sourced food

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was great.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was very good, but the noise caused by a group of 15 screeching mid-twenties females they placed in the dining area next to us made our dinner disappointing. It was my birthday dinner, so I was not happy with this situation at all! As for the food, we had redfish, snapper. steak and pork and all 4 of the dishes were very well prepared.

JR
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Was expecting more of a French restaurant serving simple hearty foods, like Coq au vin - thought the menu was limited and a bit pretentious... Food was good and liked table side cooking...

DR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We kept looking for our waitress. It’s super annoying when you’re paying premium prices and the waitress seems to be no where in sight!!!!

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

We liked that the chef came to talk to us. The wait staff new the menu very well. Great meal without breaking the bank.

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

Liked the variety on the menu. Everyone else ordered the ribeye which they pronounced delicious. I had the asparagus and shitake mushroom tacos. I love when a chef can be creative with a vegetarian dish. The sauce had a nice bite to it. Looking forward to our next visit.

MA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Brasserie. The ribeye was exceptional. We will return.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful, as always

m
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was very disappointing. Not to the typical standard here.

CQ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal with my son. He had filet and I had snapper! Could not have be better!

KC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fresh fish dishes are always good. They are known for their chicken friend steak.

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