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Brennan's of Houston

4.8
4.8
3691 Reviews
$50 and over
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.
NOTE: We enforce a dress code minimum of business casual. Jackets are preferred but not required. We do not allow shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, torn jeans, baseball caps, or athletic wear in the dining rooms.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 522-9711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Carl Walker and Jose Arevalo

  • Private party facilities

    We know that each event is special and at Brennan’s, our mission is to make your event a great memory. From 10-150, we offer several dining rooms to accommodate your party size as well as full restaurant buy-outs. Ballroom-seats up to 160: One of Houston's oldest and most distinguished private

  • Neighborhood

    Montrose

  • Cross street

    Stuart

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available but limited. Valet parking is recommended.

  • Public transit

    A reminder to our guests, we do enforce a business casual dress code. Jackets are preferred but not required. We do not allow shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, torn jeans, baseball caps, or athletic wear in the dining rooms.

  • Entertainment

    For weekend diners, Brennan’s Creole Jazz Brunch remains a four-star tradition among Houston's Sunday brunch enthusiasts. The air is filled with an abundance of tantalizing jazz music and the fragrance of fresh flowers; southern mainstays and twists on classic favorites are graciously served in sun-filled dining areas.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

  • Houston

    Good for special occasions

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  1. MikeF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy dining her. The staff is friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. food is always great. Treat your wife or mother to a wonderful meal
  2. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went for brunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We were in a nice quiet room. The eggs Sardou was very good, as were the beignets we had for dessert.
  3. SheilaT

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Warm welcome to Extraordinary Service and Kindness, we are always impressed and pleased with our visits.
  4. KenA

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I almost never give 5 stars. But Brennan’s tonight did everything exceptionally well. Maybe the best soft shell crab I have ever had, and that is saying something. Food beautifully prepared, immaculate service, and beautiful surroundings for a romantic dinner. Why don’t I eat here more often?
  5. jessicaj

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Mom and I had THEE best time on Sat for our Mothers Day kick off..
  6. BerthaD

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants to eat at. Always enjoy
  7. LAURENCEG

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Employees who took such a great care of us!!! The food was incredible, but the service was OUTSTANDING (Greg and Joshua took care of our table). From the friendly, polite Valet Parking people to all the restaurant's employees.... a real pleasure: I treated my 3 friends to a lunch there and we had such a memorable day! We took our time as we were not feeling pressured to... "get out of there" as some other restaurants make us feel. We will return soon!
  8. python

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brennan’s is of course a Houston institution- and it did not disappoint. We were there for a business lunch. The menu is rich & varied and our waiter Joe G was superb- definitely part of the package. Can’t wait to go again.
  9. Equus

    Houston

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a meal before going to see a play at the Alley Theater. The service was exceptional and the food was great. I had the lobster bisque dome. It was very good.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hope our waiter was great George the manager came by and was great! Many people came by and wished us Happy Anniversary! It was very nice!
  11. MJShannon

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch-time dining experience, professional service and great food.
  12. RomanR

    Houston

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Thank you Alex for greeting our guests.
  13. Mary

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brennan’s is a fabulous place for an elegant evening. The ambience is wonderful, the service attentive, and the food is superb! My husband and I particularly appreciated the low noise level, as he has hearing loss. It is so nice to actually be able to hold a conversation in a restaurant! We also appreciate the prompt service that allows us to get to the theatre on time without feeling rushed..
  14. LorettaB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the modern wing back chairs that allow for privacy and enjoyable conversation. The food selection was great and our server Greg made for a perfect evening
  15. Cisillie

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, very flavorful. The staff is always friendly and welcoming, coupled with a great ambiance makes the dining experience wonderful.
  16. AlexL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding. Better than outstanding. Service is A+. Food is A+. A classic without ever getting old.
  17. JeffB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always both the food and the staff were excellent.
  18. JoshB

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my Mom's birthday with my sister. It was the 1st time for both of them to eat at Brennan's. The service and food did not disappoint! The entire evening was fantastic!
  19. RickP

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and service in a beautiful setting.
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was beyond excellent! Had a memorable anniversary.
  21. Hungry

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to restaurant for r celebrating special occasions. Consistent top quality food and service.
  22. JuneR

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to be able to talk easily. Great service and food. Loved the stuffed quail.
  23. NikkiH

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a very good experience to celebrate a birthday, especially with the jazz band.
  24. NativeHou

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, professional service from the moment you enter the door until you leave. Pecan crusted maui maui was excellent as was the turtle soup and bananas fosters. If you want great tasting food, attentive servers and a relaxed, elegant ambiance Brennans’s is the place.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively as it always is
  26. Wings

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service - great! Food -divine! We had tickets to the Houston Symphony and waiters were so helpful to see that we enjoyed our meal and the restaurant and still, leave in plenty of time to get to Jones Hall for the concert.
  27. DM09

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food was way too salty.
  28. NLRB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Visited for the jazz brunch on a Sunday. The band goes around the restaurant to perform in different areas/sections, which is nice because they are very good, however, I would've liked more band exposure (we only heard them for about 5 minutes and we were there for 1.5 hours). The food was good. I was not happy with a salad (Jill Jackson salad - which was tasty) that I'd ordered because it should have had a soft boiled egg but instead had half an overcooked, hard-boiled egg (you only get half). I mentioned it to the waiter and didn't return the salad, however, he bought me a better egg half, which was great. Aside from that, the service was so-so. Our server wasn't very attentive, and we didn't see him too often. I also had food pieces and crumbs in my menu, which was gross. I had the Shrimp Sabine and it was really good, just a very small portion. My friend had the Bobwhite Quail Beignet (pictured) and she loved it.
  29. Moses

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very impressed. The ambiance was great. Service was top notch. Food was terrific. Definitely going back.
  30. JayP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Valentines Night event with to many people for the wait and kitchen staff. Not up to the Brennan’s standard I expect.
  31. AmyW

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! The food was amazing!! The oyster chowder was a highlight. My shrimp dish prepared table side was excellent. And the white chocolate bread pudding was my favorite of the three desserts we ordered. Service was just as excellent as always. Love love love this restaurant!
  32. Carr

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brennan’s is an elegant restaurant with great food & service. What more could you ask for?
  33. Nicolev

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience and I night to remember. The soup trio, wine, and entrees far exceeded expectations. The ambiance could not have been more perfect. Our server, Rico, was warm and friendly and made fantastic recommendations.
  34. WaveofDestiney

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    For the most part it was a lovely evening apart from the fact we didn’t feel welcome. Additionally, we found the Mitre D seemed a bit hostile. Upon arriving, I don’t think “How may I help you?” Is appropriate to use when greeting guests. When our meal arrived, our lady friend thought the mushrooms she ordered which was part of $123 course was sweet, rather then simply take it back our waiter said to her “ you didn’t say you didn’t like it sweet!” How would anyone know the mushrooms would be sweet? Terribly rude! While our husbands handled the bill, we went to the bar for a night cap. I had to interrupt the bar men from their conversations to get a drink, another couple sat down, they too were ignored so they left. While we sat at the bar a gentleman hovered behind us, not sure if he’s management but it was most uncomfortable. We all were appropriately attired to the dining rooms dress code, to be treated like some common thug is exceedingly rude!
  35. luv2dine

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and exquisite service paying attention to every detail exceeded my expectations for a party of 8. The food was prepared well and delicious. We will definitely visit again.
  36. LonnieW

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best crab cake I’ve had. But everything was very delicious
  37. JackD

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good meal in a great setting. Will definitely be back.
  38. BadenBaden

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Had a better experience in New-Orleans. For Europeans it is quite a heavy style cooking, expected or course but still.
  39. LizzyB

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good choice.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We usually love Brennan’s but the food was just sub par on Sunday. We sent the eloise or ella oysters back they tasted like cornmeal on top of an oyster. The staff was wonderful as usual but the _$200 tab for brunch wasn’t worth it this time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Brennan's of Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 3691 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stuart

  • Neighborhood

    Montrose

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available but limited. Valet parking is recommended.

  • Public transit

    A reminder to our guests, we do enforce a business casual dress code. Jackets are preferred but not required. We do not allow shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, torn jeans, baseball caps, or athletic wear in the dining rooms.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carl Walker and Jose Arevalo

  • Entertainment

    For weekend diners, Brennan’s Creole Jazz Brunch remains a four-star tradition among Houston's Sunday brunch enthusiasts. The air is filled with an abundance of tantalizing jazz music and the fragrance of fresh flowers; southern mainstays and twists on classic favorites are graciously served in sun-filled dining areas.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 522-9711

  • Private party facilities

    We know that each event is special and at Brennan’s, our mission is to make your event a great memory. From 10-150, we offer several dining rooms to accommodate your party size as well as full restaurant buy-outs. Ballroom-seats up to 160: One of Houston's oldest and most distinguished private

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