Brennan's of Houston

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3187 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Since our 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Brennan's of Houston has evolved into the city's premier destination for memorable dining served with true Southern hospitality.
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JosephG
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place forever! Food ,drinks, and staff are amazing as always!

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maggieg
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for brunch! Restaurant month menu is amazing!

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vipbagelboy
Houston
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it's a must visit if you are visiting Houston for a beautuful, classic southern / creole meal!
Brunch is very special.
Interiors are beautiful.
Amazing staff!

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Texas5
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service. Missed the brunch menu at Brennans were you picked appetizer, entree and desert for a fixed price. I will be sad if that is gone forever.
We did however get in on the special restaurant week menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were for brunch. Restaurant had all COVID precautions in place, mask on until you’re seated for customers, masked remained on for all employees at all time, and tables spaced out for privacy and social distancing. Our waiter was a very nice older man, witty, and offered great suggestions. I can’t remember his name because I was caught up in the experience. The blackberry lemon drop was great....and the chicken was moist and well seasoned. I can’t leave the live band out...they even came to each table and sang “You are so beautiful to me” really loved it and will be back.

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy and will keep on enjoying hopefully for years to come,, Great place to celebrate Wedding Anniversary
Scott G

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s is a family favorite and it did not disappoint. First they had great social distancing in place, we felt very comfortable. There were 4 in our party and we were served by Joe who was able to keep us entertained with his his quick wit and humor. We enjoyed our meals very much, three of us had the turtle soup which is a longtime favorite and has remained consistently delicious over the years, one in the party had the Tomato Ravigote and said it was fresh and tasty. Entrees were also done to perfection. The Gulf Fish Pontchartrain was spiced beautifully and the table side prepared Shrimp Chippewa was a shrimp and grits lover’s delight. Overall service and food was memorable and we will be looking to visit again soon.

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vipJimK
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, in these times of concern, we felt very safe at Brennan’s during our lovely meal. We observed the staff sanitize tables in the dining room where they practiced excellent social distancing and everyone wore masks! This atmosphere facilitated an overall atmosphere in which patrons were very courteous and careful. Food, as always, was exquisite. Great service, efficient - yet friendly. Food prepared perfectly and we always feel great value for the price at this restaurant.

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vipEquus
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt they kept everyone safe with cleanliness and masks required

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time on their back patio, which I can’t recommend enough. One thing would make it better, some fans to circulate the air a bit. But overall, great.

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vipJLeats
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Felt safe during COVID. Can't wait to go again.

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vipRICHARDR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s is always great and the staff is superb.

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vipgolfergirl
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Houston. Even with the Covid19 restrictions we had wonderful food and fabulous service.

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GeorgeS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent always a wonderful experience

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vipJimM
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Highly recommend the turtle soup, red snapper pontchatrain and bananas foster for dessert.
Great service by Manual and Ramón.
Great experience post their shutdown. Plenty of room to spread out. They are doing all they can cleaning wise to keep you safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect spot to choose for our first meal since the stay home order was lifted. The service and food were amazing as always. My husband and I truly enjoyed our brunch date and celebrating his birthday!

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RachaelV
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love eating at Brennan's. It is a Houston classic.

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vipHard2please
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, with the management and staff taking exceptional care to minimize Wuhan virus risks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! One of our favorites!

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Mitchy
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brennan’s for our anniversary. It was very romantic. Loved the nice attire atmosphere. Food was absolutely amazing!! We ordered three desserts and took them home because it was too hard to decide! The staff worked hard to make our evening special! Great experience!

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vipPhil
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This was our first outing after COVID reopening. Brennan's is normally excellent, but the kitchen was not up to standard yet. Fish was tough, sauces uninspired, fried oysters were small and chewy. Desserts were great. I hope things improve as the kitchen ramps up.

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NancyW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Brennan’s to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was a wise decision. We were the second table to be seated which had a balloon centerpiece and beautiful music from the 50’s played on low volume that didn’t distract conversation. We had: PICKLED FRIED GREEN TOMATO RAVIGOTE Jumbo lump blue crab, green tomatoes, southern chow chow and charred lemon ravigote sauce and BRENNAN’S SEAFOOD GUMBO GF
Jazzmen rice and Chef’s blend of filé for starters; Mahi-mahi PONTCHARTRAIN Jumbo lump crab, J&J shrimp, crispy Louisiana oysters, parmesan mushroom rice and Brennan’s Creole butter and CRISPY SOFTSHELL CRAB
Sliced local tomatoes, baby arugula, cucumber rIbbons, sweet onions, pressed basil oil and aged balsamic for entree’s; and MOORHEAD’S BLUEBERRY COBBLER
Conroe Texas blueberries, white chocolate ganache with lemon curd ice cream and SOUTHERN PECAN PIE
Rio Grande pecans, dark chocolate & caramel crowned with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Everything was so delicious and beautifully presented. We felt transported back to New Orleans with the whole dining experience and with the music on low, we were able to share our favorite memories of vacations to Louisiana. Francisco and Melanie pampered us with hospitality and superior service along with all staff making us feel at home and welcomed. It was a lovely evening, thank you.

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Gartner1
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s has never disappointed us. Always outstanding food and service!

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vipBobby
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back Brennan’s !

From the Pre dinner sazerac to the turtle soup, everything was delicious .
And pralines to go were safely wrapped and Ready for you upon departure .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date

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vipTigerBait
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a first class experience with a one of a kind menu. It makes you feel
like you’re in NOLA. Ask for a table with high back chairs for the ultimate intimate dining experience.

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Mike
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thanks for a good experience and good food. Would recommend and will return.

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Msbusinesswoman
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good...Turtle soup awesome. Hubby said his beef tips needed more season. Not sure why we were seated in the side dining room versus the big fancier main room that we like a lot better. We were dressed formally.

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vipJason
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brennan’s of Houston was as expected. They sport an enormous wine list, a plentiful bar, and a menu that is fish, beef, and veggie stacked with a Louisiana flare. The staff was good, the food was great, and the location was easy to get to. Would eat there again when in Houston.

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vipjohnC
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday night was terrific

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my daughter’s 14 th birthday and they made her feel like”The belle of the ball”!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! A true culinary experience.

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AmyC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate a birthday!!

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vipgourmay
Houston
394 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan's is our go-to place when we have out of town guests in on Sundays during the brunch hour. Brennan's is Houston's best brunch, and the service and ambience are always great. This occasion was no exception with two out of town guests. They had joined us before at Brennan's and requested an encore.

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GaryD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best dining experience in Houston. Everything was fantastic.

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vipBandN
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

All four seafood dishes ordered by our party were delicious, particularly the Gulf fish Pontchartrain. Poached pear salad starter was made available although not on the menu. All soups get high marks. At the end, an outstanding cup of coffee! Our table was near a busy hallway and service area, thus a lot of hustle and bustle to contend with.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s offers great food and outstanding service in a warm inviting atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every time when visiting Houston. Always a great experience and meal!

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vipbobb
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s is one of Houston’s finest restaurants. The historic building, the interior design, the cuisine and the service are all without equal. Brennan’s always exceeds our expectations.

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vipFranktheTank
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Very disappointed Brennan’s high standards of excellence have been relaxed to allow patrons wearing shorts, sneakers and t-shirts, as there was at two different tables near us today! Brennan’s is less than it used to be!

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Brennan's of Houston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Brennan's of Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 522-9711.

Brennan's of Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 3187 OpenTable diners.

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