Brasserie 1895

4.6
521 reviews
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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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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
7 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.

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.

B
San Francisco
73 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.

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
18 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
30 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.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had 4 different meals and they were all excellent. The drinks were also top notch. Would recommend to anyone.

NF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in the area. The flavors of each and every dish never disappoint. The staff is kind and knowledgeable.

CS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every aspect of dining experience was delightful. Great Experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We have gone to Brasserie 1895 for almost 2 years now. The FOOD is still meticulously well done, Fantastic...

They're retooling the managerial styling of dinner service. New staff that does a great job of taking care of you. What I don't like is when I see the manager flipping out on them. Corrections, no matter how small, should never be done in front of patrons. This was obvious while we ate. It adds to the ambiance & puts me in a mood that I nor my wife doesn't care for.

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived in New Orleans for 11 years and have been searching for a local authentic restaurant. Brassiere 1895 did not disappoint! I ordered a Mahi special topped with lobster meat and it was delicious. The coffee in a percolator was also a nice touch.

Friendswood needs more restaurants like this! We definitely will be back!

PG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four star quality food!
Best place in Friendswood TX...
#galleriafoodiegirl#i'llbeback

c
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner as always. Kellen was our waiter and is extremely good/ knowledgeable of menu. We visit often and look forward to our next visit.
Thanks

Chris

DD
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Service was extremely slow. The waitress offered bread but it never appeared. She took our entree orders, then came back fifteen minutes later to ask us our orders again... when we said we’d ordered already she asked to be reminded of what we selected, so I’m assuming she forgot to put our food order into the kitchen. The “chips” that came with our shrimp cocktail appetizer were so hard and chewy at the same time they were pretty much inedible. The ribeye was lacking flavor despite being covered in some kind of oil and Dijon mixture. Our bottle of wine, appetizer and two entrees put us at around $130 +tip for a meal neither of us finished because it was honestly borderline bad. We love eating and aren’t afraid to drop a good dollar on dining... so long as the food and service is worth it.

NC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Creative and sophisticated flavor combinations and textures with appealing presentation. Would expect more traditional bread for a French-inspired brasserie (eg, crusty baguette- the table bread served was subpar). Loved the interior decorating, desserts, and friendly service.

JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Brasserie 1895 was a special place for a special day with my Mom. We all loved the food and each dish was unique and perfectly prepared.

r
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and their service was incredible! The chicken fried steak and the table side filet are both must try dishes!

EB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top restaurants in Houston area. Truly great wine list. Food is tasty - among best French food in the area. It’s always a treat.

DB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but not quite the exceptional quality I expected for the price. No complaints, just too expensive for the quality of the food.

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