Brasserie 1895

4.5
589 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American

About

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. What else eis there to say?

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vipGrumpyAggie
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a new waitress who didn’t know the menu or how to keep service running smooth. However, she will learn and otherwise the food was amazing as always. The chef really keeps the menu fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is amazing. Unique and well done. “Front end” of restaurant is lacking. Took a while to be greeted after being seated, slow on drinks, though when they came the drinks were very good. (Socialite, old-fashioned). Couldn’t hear server describing featured items—combination of too loud environment and server not speaking loud and confidently enough. Don’t save yourself for dessert. The two we ordered were not good. Cream brûlée over cooked, nearly curdled, and Speculoos dessert not as described and not good in taste or consistency. I look forward to returning to try other main dishes.

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MarthaA
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday dinner with friends. And thanks for the birthday dessert.

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AndreaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing. waiter very knowledgeable and personable but not over bearing.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My husband and I have been to Brasserie several times and always love it. This weekend, we brought some friends (who are Belgian & French). They agreed that the atmosphere was great and so was the food. They even got a chance to speak to the Belgian mast chef who oversees the kitchen at Brasserie! The food was excellent, as were our cocktails. We had some challenges with service...it almost felt like the server forgot us and we had to flag others down to place our entree order. This was unusual for Brasserie, though, so I think it was just an off night.

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DavidB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Casual but elegant night out. Service is always outstanding. Dave was great.

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GlenM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant outside of the Boil Water Notice zone on February 29. We live in Cypress area but had heard about this place and decided why the heck not. We WILL willingly make the hour plus one way drive again to return.

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Hunter
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We scheduled a reservation and when we showed up we were seated in the corner. After ten minutes we finally met our waitress who we noticed was also the bartender. She took our drink order and came back with our drinks twenty mins later. During this time we spoke with the table next to us and behind us. They said they were very upset with the service and had not even ordered yet. We then ordered our food and after an hour we recieved it. The only problem was we recieved the wrong food. Another waiter brought us the food and when we informed him that it was not what we order you could tell he was frustrated by his night as well. He said he couldn't take the food back but offered to get me my food within five mins. So after an hour and thirty mins we finally got our food. The poor table next to us still had not received their check and joked about just walking out. I was honestly looking at the reviews for this restuarant to see if we had made a mistake in coming. The waitress finally came and said she would do me the favor of comping my meal for the night. She then explained that the resturant was short staffed in the kitchen and servers. While we understood this, we had made a reservation. If the restaurant was not staffed for the night they either could have called to cancel my reservation or they could have told walk in customers that they were booked for the evening instead of having us wait an hour and a half for the wrong food.

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ShaunO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and service. We've been quite a few times. It was crowded the night after Valentine's Day. We arrived earlier than our reservation and we're seated just after our reservation time. The hostess comped our first round of drinks for the minor inconvenience. The attentive server and great food were definitely worth the price. I believe some people get sticker shock because they've never been to any place finer than fast food. Awesome all around.

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MichaelH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great date night experience, and valentine’s treat! Everything was amazing!! To the food, service, and ambience.. we absolutely loved it..

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MommaCat
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

My husband and I went here for Valentine’s Day 2020, this is our second time here. Our first visit was wonderful. Our server was stellar and the food was great. This most recent visit I feel was over rated. The price was huge for the food. My husband ordered the carrots and got TWO of the tiniest carrots I have ever seen while I has six beefed up oyster. The balance was very off. I ordered the lobster and it was fit to be mounted on a car it was so over cooked. And I did not even get proper tools to get to the meat that was eatable. And I think I was charged for an extra $15 drink. The desert we got was not was not what was on the menu. All in all I was disappointed with the food. 🙁.

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vipSherylS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We went for Valentines dinner which I guess is turning out to be a nightmare night to go out. The restaurant had a fixed dinner and a fixed drink menu which was ridiculous We couldn't even order just a plain old fashioned because it wasn't on the drink menu. They chose to squeeze in extra tables by putting a few folding chairs and rickety small tables by the front door and that is where we sat so every time someone came in front door, wind would blow by us.
This is the third time I have been here and it will be the last The food just isn't that good. It wants to be a fine dining restaurant but the only thing fine dining is the price. We both had the dinner salad to start and it was the size of my palm and was so covered in red onions it was hard to pick out the lettuce. My husband had the carrot dish next and it had 2 carrots, just 2 carrots on a plate with some micro greens on top! So weird. I did have the beet dish which was pretty good. Our waiter told us if we wanted the filet that it would take an extra hour because the head chef comes to your table and finishes it off. Not cook at your table but just sear it off and put the demi-glace on it. Crazy! I really don't see the point in that especially on such a busy night but we really wanted to have filet so we waited. It was pointless and then the filet was not even good. It is that chewy, stringy filet not the melt in your mouth kind. Very disappointing dinner. It is hard to find fine dining in the surrounding areas of Houston so I guess we will just have to deal with the traffic and go into the city next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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MattB
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Brasserie 1895 for Valentine’s Day since we had enjoyed it last year so much. As we expected, when we arrived for our reservation time, it was crowded, but we were seated immediately. Having reviewed the special 4-course fixed price menu online already, we knew what we wanted, but the server, David, did offer some suggestions that we decided to try.

We like to eat at various restaurants around the Houston area and when we are on trips either in the US or around the world. When we eat somewhere, a lot of times we will make sure to get different dishes and share them between us so we can taste as much as possible. This is the tact we took for this meal also.

We were warned when we ordered that the filet dish that my wife ordered would take longer since the finished preparation occurred at the table. Not a problem for us since we are used to lengthy mealtimes at restaurants when eating fixed price meals and we told the waiter this. We expect this type of meal to be experiences consisting of the food, service, and atmosphere. We were not disappointed.

The food we were served was excellent with each course. The recommendations offered by David turned out to be great choices that helped to enhance the experience. With the large crowd, and many of them ordering the filet dish, there was a backup of getting them to the tables, but Chef Jakob came out of the kitchen and helped get this back on track. He prepared my wife’s filet at the table and explained what he was doing with each step. I complimented him on the quality of the food and let him know how much we were enjoying it.

While a lot of people do not like long meals, we didn’t think it was too lengthy. We will be returning to the restaurant for more and will not wait until next Valentine’s Day to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I came to dine at this restaurant based on ABC13’s highlight as well as a friend’s recommendation. It feels like I dined at a totally different restaurant than the one that has received glowing reviews. My first mistake was booking my first visit on Valentines Day. My next mistake was not asking for the price of their set menu since no prices were displayed. I was purely basing my logic on their reputation for having fine dining cuisine at reasonable prices. My reservation was at 5:15pm. We were seated right away and the restaurant wasn’t full by any means. We were seated at a table right in the path of the sun’s rays which made it hot and blinding and uncomfortable. When we asked the waiter if something could be done, he apologized and said to give it 10 more minutes and it would get a little better, but said we couldn’t change tables because they were fully booked for Valentines Day. Fair enough. The menu had a light appetizer followed by the first course. Both were very good, although the portions were very small. Then we waited for our main courses. And waited. It was over an hour before we got our main dishes after many inquiries as to the status and the reassurance that they were working as quickly as possible. It took so long even the people around us had to ask where their food was and someone had to request expedited service because they had somewhere they needed to be. FINALLY it all came out at the same time. The Valentines set menu featured 3 courses and a shared dessert. When we got the bill, it was $90/person and on top of that, they automatically added 18% gratuity. For almost $300 (including drinks) our meal took more than 2.5 hours and we weren’t able to run the errands we were hoping to run after dinner. Our experience left a bad taste in my mouth. We can afford the meal. But time is precious and the wait was inexcusable. Don’t force people to order from your set menu if you can’t serve them in a reasonable amount of time. We won’t be returning.

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TravisG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Great place for a date night.

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vipCaptainS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and meal! The Chef was very accommodating to a seafood allergy, and the staff were all professional and polite. A bit pricey for a Brasserie, but we'll certainly be back.

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uptown rustic, right here in the neighborhood. Super friendly, efficient staff. Loved the rustic setting juxtaposed with the elevated dishes. And the bar was superb. Definitely a warranted return for "The night was dark and full of whiskey. "

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the restaurant was VERY busy, we were seated immediately. (had reservation but sometimes you still have to wait a few minutes) I had the duck and my husband had the chicken fried steak. Both were excellent. Good presentation on my duck entree. Ambience was good. Wait staff were very professional. All in all, a lovely evening.

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Parth
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention to detail. The food was wonderfully tasty. We ordered dessert but ran out of time, they had gotten a bit busy.
The wine list is good, the wine we had was great. A few more French options would be nice.
Overall, will definitely be back!

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KBAB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was wonderful. Service started off fine but then our waitress got 2 big group tables and never came back to us. My second drink came 30 mins after I ordered it. Took 30 mins to get the check and that's only because she caught the bus boys attention. Skip dessert because we didn't want to wait for another 30 mins. Typically this place is great, we've never had issues but our waitress was definitely overwhelmed.

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vipIanP
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, food, and service!
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Friendswood!

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vipHartmanduo
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our family and in laws here for a wonderful dinner! Moses is a great server and the table side preparation of pasta carbonara and filet were extra special. Our 4 year old twins and 6 year old son were with us and they loved everything!

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ENVYMC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish. The main course and desert choices recommended were absolutely delicious. Will definitely eat here again.

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TripleA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Great little place for a special evening. Food was good, however my crab cake was cool in the middle. But the flavor was excellent. Would recommend.

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StefaniL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I've dined at Brasserie 1895 on three occasions and I'm consistently impressed with the food and ambience. This visit was my first experience with poor service. Twice I had to remind the waiter to bring a drink to the table and we waited way too long to hear the dessert menu. When we did, he left out a specialty dessert that we asked about when we saw other diners enjoy theirs. We asked about that particular dessert and the reply was "I thought we were out of that." I will definitely return to this lovely restaurant but will hopefully receive better service.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a special dinner and treated extremely well by staff and most importantly food was phenomenal as usual

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vipMatM
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always.

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ReginaW
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service was outstanding and the food was exceptional. We all enjoyed the new menu! Can’t wait to go back!!!

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vipsherryp
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French onion soup was the best I have ever had! My husband loved the wedge salad. My crab cake was incredible and my husband loved the short rib special. The dessert medley was delicious! The meringue cookies are my absolute favorite! As always, the service with Killeen was impeccable! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the service was great, food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for our anniversary dinner. It was fantastic, as always. Nothing like it in the area. If you haven’t tried it out yet, do yourself a favor and go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and cuisine was outstanding .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Please note they add an additional 3.99% processing fee to any bill that uses a credit or debit card.

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vipAngieC
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we were not disappointed! NYE was lots of fun!

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ChrisD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience like we've had many times before.

But really disappointed by the new (?) credit card payment upcharge policy and the surprise factor that came with it. Totally took away from the upscale feeling.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We dined here this past weekend and the food was adequate but not good for the price and the portions were tiny. It was very busy the night we dined and even with a reservation it took more than an hour to receive our main entrees.
The bright spot was the waiter was very friendly and apologized for the slow service.

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vipEdwardD
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the pasta carbonara. Noodles and sauce were perfect. The meat was tough and inedible. I identified the issue to the server, expecting the chef to come speak with me. Unfortunately, he didn't. Very disappointing. Will not eat dinner there again. However, their brunch food is very good and will probably continue to support them during that timeframe.

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Brasserie 1895 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 385-2278.

Brasserie 1895 is rated 4.5 stars by 589 OpenTable diners.

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