Brennan's of Houston

4.8
2871 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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BM
Houston
96 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gregg and his co-worker made some very good recommendations and listened to my wife about celebrating her Bday. Will be back for more turtle soup and soft shell crab.

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DS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Gumbo and Crab Cakes to die for. Topped off with Bananas Foster.

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KT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall the restaurant menu was very limited. The offerings were basic and not very creative. The food was mediocre and the service was just ok. It was extremely expensive given the menu and food choices and I wouldn't go back. What bothered us the most was the bread service and the wine was place too far from us. Not our favorite by any means. I would pass it by....

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

Anniversary
Slow start with service. High expectations as we dive here quite often. Lots of mix ups with upstairs tables. Strong finish. Made up for it.

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SU
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

2nd time .... a 4.5- 5 star restaurant has great food great service and an awesome experience.Unfortunately this place lacks. The food is pretty good , although the wait staff was nice the service is Chillis/ appleby's caliber.
-Our waiter did not introduce himself nor alert us that there would be 2 waiters.
-We were asked for our drink order but no cocktail menu was given
-We ordered the seafood tower, which was brought to our table without an explanation of what or where everything was placed.
-We had to alert our wait staff that we were ready to order, no other sides were offered.
-We were not checked on frequently
The manager never came by, nor were we greeted by him when we arrived.
-As we were leaving we noticed staff place food in hallway.... a steak and potatoes in the hallway while customers passed right over it ....

Again had this been Chillis i would not have expected a high quality of service
But when you spend over 200$ for 2 people on dinner
You have to bring it WAY better.
We frequently dine at restaurants of a high caliber and we are used to a certain type of experience.
Not sure how you have made it this long with suboptimal service. Having Nice servers isn't good enough.... lower your prices to match the level of wait service you give.
I don't blame the staff , I blame the management.

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KC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The waiter we had was amazing. He was awesome. However our food was cold. I honestly didn’t think the food was that great. The sommelier was not the friendliest. Interrupting the waiter to discuss a bucket of ice. Just overall I didn’t like the restaurant. Will not recommend. Will not return.

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G
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s never disappoints. Consistently good food, top notch service, and extremely comfortable surroundings.

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t
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, greater food.

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A
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We requested a window table. The hostess at first took us to a table in the back corner of the secondary room. When my wife objected, she gave us a sterling window table in the main room. Food and service were outstanding, as expected.

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BR
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much better than the Brennan's on Royal St. in New Orleans. Brennan's in Houston KNOWS HOW to make Eggs Sardou like Brennan's on Royal St. used to make it. We went to Royal Street 3 times since they changed hands and every time wrote on their comments request that they should NOT fry the artichoke hearts used in the Eggs Sardou. It ruins the delicate flavor. After the third visit, with no change made, we quit going. Now we go to Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans where two of our favorite waiters from the old Brennan's now work and to Brennan's in Houston every time we are in Houston. We live in Baton Rouge, LA.
PS. We had been going to the old Brennan's in New Orleans since 1972.

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a
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a treat to dine at Brennan's The food is excellent. The service Saturday evening was great. No Rush

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C
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem in midtown. Great ambiance and service. Great food for the value.

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e
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Brennans great food and excellent service by Manuel.

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OT
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening! Food and service was fantastic! Everyone in our group was very pleased with the evening.

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RO
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Brennan's for the balloons for my daughter and the cake. the food as usual , delicious!!

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Boise
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Photos don't do this place justice - the service was perfect, the food divine, and the presentations and overall experience will be one of many experiences to jade our 8-month old's palate. Yes. We went early and brought our little girl - the server and bussers were very accommodating, the neighboring tables gracious, and overall we felt welcome. That's a rare feeling sometimes when dining anywhere with a kid, so we really like to call it out when possible.
We loved all the food - shrimp Ottawa and the duck - but the presentation of the shrimp took the cake. That's all the flame tableside you see in others' photos - the heat alarmed the kid but she stayed mostly quiet through the whole experience. We took beignets to go and got while the experience was still good for everyone!
I'd recommend this place for couples, well-behaved families, and really anyone who isn't afraid to pay for a fine-dining experience. The food and service are top-notch and worthy of all the accolades that led us there. We'll be back when we find ourselves in Houston again.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Non voyage dinner. Enjoyed our visit.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thank you for your review!

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S
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal with fabulous service.We're placed in a quiet area so it was really a fantastic evening.

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TK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Certainly not the most budget friendly, but lunches are somewhat reasonably priced. Great for special occasions

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S
Houston
122 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pecan redfish was incredible.

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DM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed entire experience

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you, Donald! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soft crab was the best on the menu and as always great service

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you!

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in Houston. Definitely.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you so much. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

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DI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food, strict dress code. Dress business casual, the food is amazing and the service is great

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you, David! We'll be sure to pass the kudos along to the team.

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

It’s Brennan’s. What else would you expect from this fine establishment?

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you, Christopher! We appreciate you joining us and thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback.

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KR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. The tableside cooking was a great touch! And don't forget to grab some pralines at the door. They're to die for!

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you, Krista! We loved that you enjoyed your visit with us. We can't wait to have you back in.

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t
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting but I promise you it won’t be the last!!! We Loved the food, atmosphere and service!

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you so much. We love that you had a great time. We can't wait to have you back in!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was our anniversary and haven’t been here before. I had heard good things so I decided to book here. Food was good and service was too. Thanks!

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 23, 2019

Thank you for joining us for your anniversary. It was our honor to have you both in on such a special occasion. We hope you make it back in again soon.

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

Francisco made my wife’s birthday experience perfect

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Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience and the food is excellent. The new menu has a great more selection and it’s good eating every time. Service is always that it’s best.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review.

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MP
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The server was not very attentive to our party of four. We love going to Brennan’s but our recent visit was disappointing. The hostess was not very receptive to us either. Our friends luncheon was not enjoyable. Sorry.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hello Maria, Thank you for letting us know. I'm glad Justin was able to connect with you. We hope we earn your trust in dining with us again.

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Houston
189 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food !
Great Service !
I highly recommend !

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you!

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JW
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience. Great food and presentation. Thoughtful and skilled staff.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hello Jim, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you joining us and hope you come again soon.

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g
Houston
87 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar today for a great Sunday brunch. Our
bartenders/servers, Willem and Miguel Wh
Were the best. They in the hardest job not only do they have to make drinks for everybody in the Restaurant they make drinks for body in the bar and take quarters and serve the food for everybody in the bar area. They were awesome. The brunch menu is tremendous. Lots to choose from for a very reasonable price. The eggs Benedict are great the soups were great the egg dish was great the bloody marys and the mos's were tremendous. I guess I go on and on and on and on and on but I'll just say it was a fabulous afternoon at Brennan's

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JH
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Table for 4 people right in the doorway of small dining area across from kitchen door.....high traffic area with lots of noice. Our guest chair was continually bumped into by wait staff bringing in other parties and serving food. Brennan’s has always been a family favorite however, it has moved down the list of favorite restaurants after this experience. Really surprised because the main dining area was not that busy.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, as always & a delicious meal, as always! We choose Brennan's for these reasons.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on May 8, 2019

Thank you, Jerry! We appreciate your patronage throughout the years. We look forward to having you in again soon.

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H
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a "on-line" reservation for lunch and we mentioned "Terms of Endearment" room. The hostess arranged for the room to be ready and invited us to go ahead and use even though no one else was being seated in there. We had the room ourselves and a great view of the patio area. The staff turned on the room's music shortly after we were seated.

The food was outstanding as always and the meal a very pleasant event . Our server out did himself on the presentation of the entree salad and our favorite desert - petite beignets. (Don't forget the lunch Martinis for a quarter) .

Can't wait for our next visit!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Waitstaff was PROFESSIONAL, COURTEOUS, PUNCTUAL, and ATTENTION2DETAIL...I would/will HIGHLY RECOMMEND Brennan's to my Colleagues, Business Partners, FAMILY, & friends.

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FV
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience as usual. Looking forward to our next outing.

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RR
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan's, as usual, was a great dining experience. They never disappoint. Very nice evening!

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