Brennan's of Houston

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3176 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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vipJLeats
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRICHARDR
Houston
19 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
35 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
8 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
43 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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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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vipCathyT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always!

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CharlesW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional quality and impeccable service keep us coming back! I love going to eat knowing Brennan's will exceed my expectations. The courteous staff were helpful and attentive to our elementary age children (this is not always the case in some high-end restaurants) and made them feel welcome with pre-meal strawberries and cream . Brennan's provided unsurpassed help in planning my wife's recent birthday dinner with family, even arranging the flowers for the table. I always recommend Brennan's of Houston for an unsurpassed dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All good apart from our table stuck in the corner nearest the door.

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MargueriteI
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was festive. Service was great. Food is always good. Brennan’s is always a good choice

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vipMDE4ME
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Brennan's is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston but our last experience fell short of their normal excellence.

The soup trio (1-1-1) is usually a highlight but this time the turtle soup was tasteless and the gumbo was so loaded with rice there was no room for anything else.

I was really excited for the Creole Spiced Ribeye but was disappointed again. I asked for it to be cooked Medium Rare +. The inside of the steak was leaning more towards medium well and the outside was burned and charred. I appreciate a good sear, but this was too far. The most disappointing part was the cut of meat. For $61 I expect a ribeye to just melt due to the wonderful marbling. This piece of meat was extremely tough and sinewy. Not at all pleasant to eat.

The other bothersome issue was the very rude waiter who constantly interrupted our conversation to get his job done. We were in no hurry and wanted to socialize over our drinks before ordering. The constant interruptions were incredibly off-putting and really put a damper on the evening.

I have had wonderful dinners at Brennan's and do hope this was just an anomaly as I would hate to take Brennan's out of our rotation. The other diners' dishes ranged from OK to really good. The Bananas Foster was fantastic as usual. We will be back, but it will be a while before we return.

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SamzBear
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect birthday celebration location

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

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QueenV
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining and everything tasted delicious!

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RalphM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is first class. Sunday brunch was very enjoyable and wandering jazz group and ambience

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vipHtownfoodie
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Our servers were great the food was not that good and the people at the table next us were in constant chatter with several wait staff and the head chef so much so that I did not enjoy my dinner with my husband. Will not go again. The steak which was touted as aged ribeye cost too much and was tough. The knife given to cut it did not do the trick. When I sent them a similar review they did not even acknowledge my response. Poor taste

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Katwoman
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We were celebrating Valentine's Day at 2 PM. This was special. I also appreciated that the menu was the typical menu. We did not feel the prices were escalated for Valentine's Day.

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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 3176 OpenTable diners.

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