Brennan's of Houston

4.8
3462 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3462 people are saying
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TMHou
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great as usual. Service was very strange. Full disclosure, they were servicing a wedding party. After being seated, I ordered some prosecco for the table. The waiter came back and asked for our order. I told him we have not received menus yet. The second waiter gives three of us bread and leaves the fourth person out. Later in the meal, I ordered a bottle of wine for the table that never came. Good news is I was not charged for this. Decided against ordering dessert because I was not confident about it's eventual delivery. We'll go back again because we have been visiting this restaurant for many years and the service has always been the same standard as it's great food. Hoping this is a one-off experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place was beautiful but the food left a lot to be desired. My beet salad was just ok. The gulf fish ponchantrain sounded delicious but was pretty bland. Drinks and ambiance were great. Service was great. I just expect more from the food when paying that much for a meal.

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vipKarenH
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a warm elegant setting. Felix our waiter provided excellent service throughout the evening. The Gumbo was rich and flavorful. The pecan crusted gulf fish was delish, and the custard timbale was silky smooth with a unique and engaging flavor. Finally, the Bananas Foster prepared at the table was the perfect dessert.

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vipSinanK
Houston
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place is just great! I highly recommend it the food, the service and ambiance are super

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vipMsbtx
Dallas
147 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite, Brennan’s again lived up to expectations! From cordial greeting and escort to our table, the entire and numerous staff treated us like welcome guests. Pre-dinner cocktails, dinner and table-side bananas foster were all excellent.

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vipLarissa
Houston
112 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfort food, all around terrific.

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annon25
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Disappointing. While I haven't been to Brennan's in a while, I remember it as a quality place with quality service and food. Unfortunately that is no longer the case.

MD
vipMikeD
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we have theatre tickets for the Hobby Center, Brennans is always our first choice for a pre-theater meal and they never disappoint!

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vipAilsonP
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

In general the food was not good !!
Starting with the bread, which came with garlic, despite we have informed about my wife intolerance to it ! Then they brought a plain bread , which suppose to be warm , but was cold inside ! We complaint and came a new service but, unfortunately, not warm !
The appetizer was a trio of soups , all of them, served also, almost cold !
Then , we order the the main course which was very well recommended by the waiter !
Unfortunately, it was a pre prepared fish ( not made fresh to be served) with came along with a grits and some vegetables, all lukewarm !
Along with we ordered the wine , which came almost at the end of the meal !
As a conclusion the experience was very disappointed

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vipkalat
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brought 90 year old mother and they put us in the perfect corner table where it was not so loud! Service was extremely efficient and friendly, not hovering which I never appreciate! Started with Mimosas and Spicy Bloodies, especially tasty. My men loved, to no ones surprise, their Benedict as did Granny ..and she also enjoyed her 1-1-1 (three tastings of soup) and the Maple Bacon Grits appetizer. I didn't care for the bacon, too fatty and undercooked for me, dripping in maple syrup -- prefer the dry bacon with a hint of maple. Also, the steak with my Eggs & Steak order, a filet that quite fatty as well -- yuck. Small beignets were a delight, huge wedge of Pecan Pie that my husband polished off...yes, we enjoyed ourselves!

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vipGartner1
Houston
79 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s has never disappointed our family. Always 5-star food, service, and atmosphere!

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BillyBob
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't get to do a "nice" dinner too often, but this was a definite treat. We're still talking about it and how delicious our entire meal was. Kudos to the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food wasn’t as season as usual. The chief was great as always.

JF
JaxnFranqui
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know I wrote special occasion on the reason, but the special occasion was being able to go to Brennan’s! We have had a tough year and a half and I promised my daughter, one day we will be back at Brennan’s for brunch to celebrate us.

That is what Brennan’s is, a place where no matter who you are you get treated as if you are so very special! Thank you for being the best place!

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was poor. Had to ask for refills on champagne everytime. And we ended up leaving some. Turtle soup and eggs Benedict were good. Carmelized bacon and beef tips weren’t. My meal was supposed to include dessert. He said it didn’t. A screaming child was next to us. I hadn’t been there in 4 yrs. was disappointed but will come back because it used to be great

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the food was excellent. I recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and a great time!! There is no place like Brennan’s to celebrate special occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. I’ve always wanted to go to Brennans and they did not disappoint. Very friendly staff and impeccable surroundings.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. 10/10 would recommend! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipmissb
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent ! Marcelino was very attentive and is a gem!

AJ
vipAuntJen
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had brunch on the patio. Our young waitress was charming, cheerful and attentive and overall fabulous. The hosts were very gracious to my out of town guests who were not prepared to meet the dining room dress code. Perfect solution, we where happy on the patio and they got to go to Brennans.

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GaryR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic excellence. Dishes they are famous for in an amazing setting with excellent service. One of Houston's most famous destinations. Always make special occasions, special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I usually love Brennan’s but I have to say I was really disappointed with the lunch menu. Missing all their signature dishes. Soups were on it, but entrees were not what I usually see there. My lunch salad with shrimp was ok. Just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Anniversary lunch

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evansmme
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my favorite restaurant in Houston. Great food, excellent service - every time!

We'll be back again soon...

Mike

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vipRickL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Exceedingly noisy group of 12 right next to us always getting up yelling at each other manager did nothing about it so we actually had to move to the other side of the room and then because they were so demanding and the restaurant was short staffed It took forever to get served and then when we tried to leave that table was arguing with the waiter about paying the bill so we had to wait 30 minutes to leave. We won’t be going back that place is nothing like Brennans in New Orleans that would not of been put up with there

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ADR6614
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent and the service impeccable. Had a delightful evening. One of my very favorite places to go.

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vipTraveler
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. The staff were friendly and mostly attentive, and went to some extraordinary lengths to provide an off the menu item (which in normal times would have been a signature dish on the regular menu). The food was good, but not outstanding. Overall it was still not the pre-pandemic Brennan’s experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCE!!

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DrRunner
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I love to go for birthdays of myself and friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Marcelino is always the best server and Brennan's is always fabulous!

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vipRogerW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had all our classic favorites: Turtle Soup, Crab Cakes and Bananas Foster. Service was perfect.

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vipGaryE
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual

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KerriH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Attentive waiters! Delicious food! Fresh! Great mood setting for date night! Excellent but small menu! Professional!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Brennan’s. Service, food and atmosphere is phenomenal! Old world refined service yet relaxed and enjoyable. One of our favorite spots.

MJ
MichaelJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating a birthday with a great friend. The food was yummy, the staff was so friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. I always enjoy eating at Brennan's no matter what the occasion might be.

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vipHeidiR
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our romantic evening in the bar! Arin was fabulous! Thank you!

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Larry
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JohnB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Houston for a truly special brunch. Service, ambience and food all impeccable to deliver a truly special brunch experience.

Yellow leather wingback chairs are legendary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely dinner with friends at Brennan’s. We enjoyed eating on the patio, and the $99 September special was great. Among the group of 4, we had the salad, turtle soup, and shrimp remoulade starters, the crab cakes (UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS), steak, shrimp & grits entrees, and bananas foster, & bread pudding for dessert. That was almost each item on the menu, and all were up to the usual Brennan’s excellent standard.

Can’t wait to go back!

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Brennan's of Houston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Brennan's of Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 3462 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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