Brennan's of Houston

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3066 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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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manuel is our favorite waiter! He is THE BEST

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Generally everything was up to the high Brennan’s standards, except for my lamb which was heavily salted and disappointing

K
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Houston, especially for celebrations! We were having our annual celebration of my husband's birthday, and it was splendid as usual.

C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance - cannot recommend it highly enough!

JR
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual!!!!!

PM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

There were 2 tables of 12 that were very loud and prohibited our conversation. The food was late in coming. Overall painful and expensive.

CB
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an outstanding dinner with impeccable service. Felt like I was in New Orleans. Coutbouillon - fish was cooked perfectly and the sauce was tasty piquant. Others had shrimp Chippewa, duck, steak, and crab cakes. All plates were “cleaned”. Ended with banana foster and cafe brulot. How perfect!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was at it’s usual best! Wonderful salad, friend got Eggs Be dict with fried oysters. This is a person who usually doesn’t eat it all, and the plate was cleaned. Just excellent. I too got the 3 course brunch of Eggs Benedict for $46 which includes any appetizer, brunch dish and choice of all Brennan’s desserts. I got the Eggs Benedict with ham, which was just perfect! Of course, the table side cooking and presentation of the Bananas Foster is always perfect. ( the bananas were a little underripe)! But nothing diminished! Service was fabulous as usual! If you do reserve, which is recommended, ask for the ‘high chairs’ which cuts down on noise and provides privacy!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

M
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!! Service was good. I wish the bowl of turtle soup contained more. It felt more like a cup.

MB
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Brennan’s goes the extra mile to make a great evening. Expensive but worth it. Great for special occasions.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants and dining experiences I’ve ever had. Great staff, amazingly decadent food, and lots of great conversation with friends. Strongly recommend this Houston classic!

OT
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was over the top! The food was delicious. Loved the old Southern charm of the decor.

H
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked into the restaurant I had that wonderful feeling I was dining at a friends home. The hostess was very welcoming and when we were seated the resturant had arranged the table for my friends birthday. She was thrilled. Rodney our server was on top of every single detail. You can find great food and great ambiance in many restaurants but great service as well as the other Two components make for the perfect dining experience and Rodney went above and beyond our expectations of service. I highly Recommend requesting him for your next event and you not be disappointed. Thank you everyone from the hostess, server assistants, bartender, kitchen, and management staff for making this a memorable event.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan's was an amazing restaurant that made our anniversary perfect! The food and service was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of state business guests, first time to Houston. Brennan’s is always my go-to for great Houston experience.

JD
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our table was lovely and well placed for conversation. Our waiter had an ethnic accent which was charming but difficult to understand. It was difficult to order our food. It was also difficult to question him about ingredients and preparations. He worked with a bus girl who was attentive and tried to intervene to help us in ordering. I think she may have had difficulty understanding her coworker. Many mistakes were made when the food came to the table incorrect placement and overall confusion in presentation.
The Gulf oysters on the half shell were excellent. Very briny and good sized. The turtle soup was thin and lacked depth in taste, plus too much sherry poured in. Our diver scallops were perfectly cooked. The beef ribs were generous and tasty. My husband enjoyed the cheese grits and desserts did not disappoint. The bananas foster table side flambé was just as we had hoped.
Drinks were good but pricey as usual.
We will return but hope for better service next time

P
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches I have ever had, Brennan's-Houston is just like the Original in New Orleans. I have been going to the New Orleans restaurant since I was a child. Excellent food and excellent service!

M
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality as usual!!! Thanks

M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The table next to us was quite loud and that distracted us from our own conversation.

SR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Have not been to the restaurant in several years. It was very quiet on this night because the world series was playing in town. Should have been great food and service because they had time to focus. Not So. Sauces and seasonings were just average and this is a Cajun specialty. Overall the meal was just average the the prices was very expensive for what you got. Not the same place it used to be. Go to new Orleans if you like Brennans food.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall experience at this restaurant was very good. The food was great as always. Disappointed with are main waiter which effected the experience. Will definitely go back. Hopefully we’ll have a waiter which will make the experience more enjoyable.

DD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with friends

EQ
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always, the pecan pie was delicious!!!

R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Unfortunately, we've dined at Brennan's when everything was excellent some years ago, especially the food. This time, while the service was still really excellent, the food was disappointing. The Gulf Fish Pontchartrain was overcooked and tasteless. The Osso Bucco's pork quality was good however the sauce and risotto was mediocre. We were disappointed in the main events due to general lack of taste! The lettuce wedge was outstanding. I must comment on the bread. Buying HEB frozen baguettes and serving them at Brennan's might have saved a star or two - what you served in the little white paper bag was really soft, dry and a ball of dough! A white paper bag does not make up for lack of quality! Maybe this was an off night and someday we will try again. In a city of so many really great restaurants serving many similar dishes, a name restaurant like Brennan's should not have off nights as you depend on good turnover and repeat business. Unfortunate!

N
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

C
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brennan’s hasn’t been updated in 35 years. Really needs to be refreshed all the way around. That may antagonize it’s foundational patrons, but they’re all over 80, right? Keep the bananas foster, naturally, but come on, this isn’t the 1980s anymore.

NP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbeatable. We've had bridal showers at Brennan's - absolutely fabulous, the service was impeccable, food delicious, and staff professional! I've had brunch and lunch here and it never fails to impress! One of my all time favorites! Oh! Did I mention the live jazz band and NOLA atmosphere on Sundays! So so much fun!

SN
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great services!

m
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed many meals at Brennan's. The food has always been exception, this most recent visit was not exception. Service was attentive without being overbearing or intrusive. This is an excellent restaurant with reliable quality and service.

ML
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All good! Some dishes a little more complicated than necessary. Simpler would’ve been better. But, that said, all was super delicious and staff were superb!

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Mark. If you'd like to leave specific feedback about which dishes you are referring to, our culinary team would love to hear about them. Thanks again for visiting us!

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RW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!

m
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience.

GE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you, Gary!

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C
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was impeccable, the food absolutely delicious and always my favorite place in Houston !

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you, Cindy! Thank you for your patronage and continued support. We are just delighted to have you visit us. Have a great day!

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CS
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to Brennan's. We had the brunch menu. Great time.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello Curtis, We are thrilled you joined us for brunch. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we hope to see you again soon!

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SS
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Brennans we are never never disappointed. The service, food and ambiance is outstanding. I know we will continue coming there for all our celebrations.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello Sue, Thank you for your patronage. We love hearing that and are just delighted to have you dine with us each time. Have a wonderful day!

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$99 wine and dine for two special was truly special!

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it.

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SL
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Everything was perfect.
The 3 pralines for the birthday was a little shocking.

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello SandeL, Thank you for joining us for your special occasion. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback.

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OT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Brennan's while in Houston for a trip. Wonderful venue and evening! It is always special to visit Brennan's

Brennan's of Houston
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you!

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