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Brennan's of Houston

4.8
4.8
3660 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 19 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

    Midtown / 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 3,660 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Houston

    Best Ambiance

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  1. C

    Carr

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Nicolev

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  3. WD

    WaveofDestiney

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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!
  4. l

    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.
  5. LW

    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
  6. JD

    JackD

    Greensboro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good meal in a great setting. Will definitely be back.
  7. LB

    LizzyB

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good choice.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 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.
  9. W

    Waynes

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s was wonderful as always. Brenna’s Never disappoints!
  10. MD

    MikeD

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy to visit Brennan’s. Great service, fabulous food, stellar service! Visit & find out yourself.
  11. A

    Andygator

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been dining at Brennan’s for 40 years. As usual, food and service was excellent.
  12. E

    Equus

    Houston

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always with special experience dinner for my birthday. Will definitely come back soon.
  13. LB

    LaurieB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. We sat for a long time and never felt rushed. The food was perfect in presentation, quality, and deliciousness!! Can’t recommend this place enough. The ambience is timeless
  14. JJ

    JodyJ122

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent a wonderful evening at Brennan's for our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I cannot wait to go back!
  15. RF

    RandyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent quality, service and ambience for over 42 years. Always a special occasion to visit.
  16. DH

    DelH

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food and service were excellent! The snapper ponchartrain is our favorite and is so, so good. The wine menu is extensive, and their Old Fashioned is great. And their Bananas Foster is our favorite dessert ever, and is not to be missed! Brennan’s didn’t have it on the menu this time, but their pork belly appetizer with fried mushrooms is also great, and a favorite.
  17. DQ

    DavidQ

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brennan’s is one of our family’s favorite “special occasion” restaurants. It has been one of our holiday season traditions to have a great meal here and this year (after missing for the last couple of years due to Covid restrictions and limitations) was a great evening - food, drink, atmosphere and service are always special here. Thank you!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jingle bell lunch
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food- as always.
  20. HD

    HappyDiner2014

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location easy to access from most area's. The service was was excellent staff made a great effort to take care of our needs. The food was incredible well prepared fresh and well seasoned. The menu has selections that should appeal tomost taste as well as the chef has daily specials. I would highly recommend this wonderful location
  21. s

    skaty

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of the best restaurants in Houston! Every aspect outstanding!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jingle Bell lunch with my mother and little girl. Excellent service and food as usual. They had a kids three course lunch available with options for my daughter which she loved.
  23. CD

    CourtneyD

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Service was amazing. We celebrated my mom’s birthday with them and they went above and beyond to make her birthday very special. Highly recommend everyone
  24. LD

    LauraD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brennan’s is such a lovely place to dine. It’s perfect for any occasion and a special place to take out of town guests.
  25. SE

    SheriE

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and felt very special. The table was decorated nice with a gold ribbon and balloons. The food was very delicious. Haley was attentive. I will tell my friends how great this place is for special occasions.
  26. BC

    BryanC

    Houston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We always have enjoyed Brennan’s, it’s a Houston fixture! The food is fabulous! One disturbing trend lately though is every time we make a reservation on Open Table, we are seated 15 to 30 minutes pass our reservation time! It seems the staff after directing us to the bar, seemingly forgot about our reservation! Though this doesn’t affect our attitude, it does become annoying after a while! When I eat at a classic establishment I expect to be seated on time out of common curiosity!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well done. Brennans is a place to celebrate a special occasion!
  28. c

    cenadivine

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We had four different dishes and all were sub-par. Plates were collected and stacked on the corner of the table before they were removed in a single trip. Driver of shuttle was late which meant we waited 25 minutes in the windy cold before he showed up after the performance. The disappointing food and service are surprising because we have been frequenting the restaurant for 30+ years. The recipes for some of the dishes seem to be creating unexpected flavors.
  29. HF

    HoustonFoodie

    Houston

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and Manuel's service and recommendations were perfect!
  30. L

    Leah

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was so slow we had to cancel last drinks as we were finished with dinner. Food was cold and steak had zero seasoning. Never got our appetizer after asking twice. For food this expensive I expect way better. So so disappointed. Will not be returning.
  31. w

    whitetableclothlady

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent as always! It was packed but the service and the food were still top notch!
  32. BS

    BeverlyS

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best tradition over the holidays for Christmas lunch!
  33. S

    Steaks

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Htown! Wonderful service and delicious food!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service as always. The atmosphere was very nice but way too dark. We couldn't see the menu and even worse, we couldn't see our food when it arrived. Easily one of the top five restaurants in town, but please do something with the lighting.
  35. MC

    MylesC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is as good as you’ll get in the Houston area in my opinion. Food was fantastic.
  36. D

    Davids

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall, disappointing. Our salad as were so-so, the pecan pie and dollop of ice cream that had a piece of frozen ice in the middle was terrible and we thought the noise level was too loud. The Irish coffee lacked the customary whipped cream topping and was very sweet. Sweeter than I’ve ever had at any restaurant. It may be a who’s who restaurant but it doesn’t register on a good scale.
  37. RG

    RGriff

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience5
    Brennan's atmosphere and food is just the right combination for a lovely evening with friends and family.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dad visited and seeing a play.
  39. J

    Judy

    Houston

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A big shout out to the manager! Amazing is the only word to describe a dinning experience here! Food, service, seating, chef, and hostess all AMAZING!!! This is my ultimate favorite restaurant in Houston! Thank you for a wonderful lunch and memory.
  40. c

    charlesg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Turtle soup and bread Pudding are your "Hooks" as far as we are concerned. We being from south Louisiana & NOLA my family in the food distribution business for 3 generations would eat no where else in Houston area for Cajun/ Creole.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Brennan's of Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 3660 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 19 times today
Google Map for Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith Street, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stuart

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / 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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