Brasserie 1895

4.6
488 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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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

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DD
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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NC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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.

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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!

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EB
Houston
2 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.

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DB
Houston
2 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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KB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and friends are huge fans of Brasserie! I’ve never had a bad experience here. Excellent service, unique and amazing cocktails, delicious food! 10/10 recommend!

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a superb restaurant, consistantly outstanding. Chef Kris' steak tartare is one of my favorite foods of all time. The staff is wonderful. I will always dine here whenever I'm in Houston.

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WB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The service were received was just OK. Granted, the restaurant was busy (they hosted a Kentucky Derby event that afternoon, and lots of people were still there). We had ordered an entree to be split between two people, and they simply brought the entree to the table with a spare plate (instead of splitting the entree in the kitchen); don't know if the kitchen was just to lazy to split the order, or if the waiter didn't think it was necessary to have the kitchen split the order. Either way, we were less than impressed. Took forever to get our plates cleared, be offered dessert, and to get the check. Thankfully, the quality of the food was outstanding, which almost makes up for the service issues. Perhaps our next visit will be on a slower night that the staff can handle better.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Tonight was not our best experience. We have been many times. Menu was lacking and predictable. Highly disappointed in Brasserie tonight.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time here and the food is consistently excellent.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would travel to Texas just to eat there again. There are only a few restaurants I have been to where I think to myself, “next time I come back here for work, I will go back here.” This place makes me want to come back for work just so I could eat there again.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We found the food mediocre and not as fresh as we had heard or were promised in the advertising. My special seemed to have been prepared ahead and then microwaved prior to serving. The mussels served with my meal were rubbery and not fresh at all. My husband's veal was grainy and seemed to have had the same mircrowave issue. The entrees seemed way overpriced for the area and what we got. Fifty dollars for a filet that was underdone, and had green beans sprinkled around it. We had heard that the menu was farm to table but we did not see any evidence of that type of freshness in the food we were served. I had some type of cake for dessert that was stale, the best part about it was the gingersnap on the side. Our tab, because we had six in our party, was arbitrarily charged 18% gratuity and this is a practice that I can't stand because I think that I should decide the gratuity not the establishment and generally I tip more than the "established" rate charged. We will not be back.

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RF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I split the off-menu cod. It was kind of dry. It just reinforces my inclinations to not order off-menu items or specials. I will stick with the menu next time.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Quickly seated at our reservation time. Waitress forgot to bring us items and was not very good about refills on drinks. Even worse was the fact she spent a good portion of her time complaining at the table next to us about how mistreated she was by the chef. It is inappropriate to bash your employer to customers, if you are that unhappy then quit. The table side pasta carbonara was not table side and the pasta was undercooked with runny sauce that did not stick to the noodles at all. If not for a great experience at this restaurant previously we would not eat here again.

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food. Eclectic atmosphere. I wouldn’t recommend taking kids here, but perfect for date night. Meals are in the $25-30 price range, but the food is top notch and worth the price.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Looking for something new and this was a nice experience. The staff was excellent, service was prompt, and the food was good... could have been a little more flavorful but it was still good!

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit within the past year. Both times the food and service were outstanding. In my opinion it's best restaurant in the area.

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SV
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and they food was absolutely delicious. Our service was outstanding. We made a commitment to dine at Brasserie 1895 once a month. My favorite was the lamb lollipops, they melted in my mouth.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Perfect place for a special occasion. Has a nice casual ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. Even accommodated a special vegan request.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw this place on Texas Bucket List and it was as good as on the show. Everything we had was delicious.

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TQ
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food and ambiance was great. The service however was pretty bad. Took over 30 minutes from being seated to getting a drink and still had not heard about the specials or even given the opportunity to order an appetizer. We have been there several times and this level of service has been consistent across each occasion. Will have to think long and hard about whether to go back knowing we might have to eat before we go since it will be so long before we can get our food due to the slow service!

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CY
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie 1895 is a great restaurant-it is my husband and I's go to date night spot!

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HH
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Our dinner started out with a special touch of comp champagne and a nice attentive waiter, David. However my overall impression went from good to bad to better as the long wait for dinner progressed. The “belgian” fries at $8 are merely inexpensive French fries served with 3 typical dipping sauces. With perhaps a small investment better fries could be offered to make them more typical. The menu is limited and not as full as what shown on Open Table. The prix fixe menu for $50 only available as shown and no flexibility to have the main course as an entree only. The tableside prepared pasta which was very popular is served with no protein options and at $24 seems also overpriced. Both the rabbit and cod dinners were well prepared & decently priced.
With a little more customer centric focus I believe the chef/owners could score a hit with this place, not sure how long they’ll survive with their lack of flexibility and some inexpensive food offerings being overpriced.

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DC
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I loved the fact that the menu is small but covers all foods groups. Every dish I have had there was prepared properly and full of flavors and served at the right temperature. We have had dinner all over Houston in the last 30 years and I would rate Brasserie 1875 as one of the best restaurants that has provided a great meal on a consistent basis.

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PC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fine cuisine in Houston area!! #texasbucketlistrestaurants

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and incredibly well made and presented food.

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AG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jessica, is the best! She deserves 5+ stars. Food = excellent.

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D
Houston
55 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good bar. Abbreviated menu. Food was good and service was great. Wine list is good and reasonable. This is a nice place.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kellen was awesome. He was very knowledgeable of the menu and what goes into a dish which I could appreciate. The food was amazing I had the rack of lamb and it melted in my mouth it was cooked perfectly.

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An upscale restaurant where the food was delicious with a wonderful atmosphere. A great place to spend with your significant other or friends.

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RO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If you enjoy opulence then this is the place to be. This restaurant would fit on well in the Montrose area.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. On the pricier side, but often best dishes on south side of town. Always a treat when we decide we’re going.

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JM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent table side service. Food and drinks are both excellent. High end food, reasonable prices. Hip crowd. Cool chefs and bar staff.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Slower food delivery time is alarming due to reduced menu options.

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

A last minute reservation turned into one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! Everything surprised me from the Lobster Bisque, to the Chicken Fried Steak.

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R
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

No question! loved the atmosphere as well as the size of the place. Our waitress was fantastic!! Limited menu was a little scary however; too many choices aren't good either and with the limited menu, I think the chef can focus on each and every meal. We'll definitely be back!

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GA
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Let me start by saying our service problem was with the front of the house. The servers did a fantastic job. The smoked brisket & shitake starter was very good and smokey. Our group had the Elk Loin, the ossobucco and the Carbonara tableside. All three shined. We love how Brasserie 1895 keeps updating the menu, making a new adventure each time we come here.

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