Brennan's of Houston

4.8
3337 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3337 people are saying
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vipDebbieE
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable birthday brunch- excellent food and service.

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vipBravo
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside courtyard is lovely. Such a treat to be here!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 16th b day and she had her boyfriend join. They were treated as special guests and all the staff made her feel very special. Both said it was some of the best food they’ve ever had. Thank you for being a wonderful restaurant from top to bottom and everything in between.

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vipEquus
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went for my birthday celebration and they did make me feel very special. The food was excellent but the service was at times quite slow. There was a boisterous table near us that spoke way to loud and took too long to sit in their seats. I would not get the mini beignets again because they were disappointing.

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HugoL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the experience is excellent!!

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Shelby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate Life!!

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vipMarcD
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ... as always. You can always count on Brennans for a great meal and a great outing.

TJ
vipTonyaJ
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time, dining here for Saturday brunch... Just as delicious and enjoyable as the Sunday brunch. The food was exceptional and so was the service.

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1ADG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Day lunch w friends

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vipgingy28
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan's is definitely the place to dine at for brunch. Try the fried chicken with the pancake...divine! The service is always excellent, the wait staff is friendly and the ambiance is wonderful! It is a great place to celebrate and special occasion, and the jazz band will come by your table and sing requested songs! (Hint: Be sure to give them a nice tip!)

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Snitus
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and service. Waiters were attentive and made special recommendations for us and our children. All of the entrees were delicious.

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vipThom
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan's is always a delight. Great food and service with warmth and charm.

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vipDavidH
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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vipHungry
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite special occasion restaurant. Food,service and ambiance in outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Frankly it was not up to Brennen’s normal standards. Service was hit or miss and confused at times. The steak was good but fish was very small. Salad was very small. Price was very high for a lunch. Overall we were disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good as always

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vipchularanch
Houston
189 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable Christmas lunch. Pleasant environment.

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vipAnalise
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately Sunday nights here do not live up to the Brennan’s experience that they are known for. We came for a Christmas celebration and our expectations were not met. Hopefully this was just a one-off as we have really enjoyed our previous visits that did not fall on a Sunday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Dinner

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vipBruceC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and impeccable service as always!

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Missingh
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Loved the Lobster Bisque and Stuffed Mole Quail.
Some patties were too near for comfort, stopped eating and put on my mask.

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vipKaren
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great customer service

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vipROCKSTAR
Miami
72 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best snapper soup in the world! Plus outstanding steaks and seafood. Service was impeccable. You cannot visit Houston without going to Brennan's....simply the best.

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vipTigerBait
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beverages were excellent. And, the service was perfect. This is a one of a kind place in Houston. The high back chairs allow for comfortable and private conversation.

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vipLawrenceE
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Brennan’s every December to celebrate the holidays with our friends. It is very special to us.

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vipShanaW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Tables were well spaced. Everybody was safe.

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vipBeckyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love coming to Brennan’s. It’s our go-to spot to celebrate special occasions. Elegant southern charm, great food and attentive service. It’s a Houston treasure!

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vipThom
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan's never fails to delight! Everything from the service to the food to the drinks were excellent. And the pralines...not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Gregg is the best server! Food was fantastic.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter. Great ambiance. Outstanding food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas and Kareem were fantastic!

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MaryAnn
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2pm - UH-MAZING jazz trio plays and "strolls" table to table! Elegant ambiance, superb service, and each dish served was PERFECT! Felt like the finest resaurants in New Orleans with even better music! Lots of laughter and fun! Memorable in every way! I plan to come here for every festive occasion!!

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vipTomJ
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is always a treat to return to Brennans. It looked and felt very safe. The food was fresh and the sauces were light and flavorful. The tables for two were very private, but one chair has their back to the rest of the restaurant. Perhaps, turn one sideways.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The offerings here are truly Southern sublime cuisine. The seafood is excellent no matter what you pick the Snapper Ponchitrain was delicious.

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vipFoodie
Houston
126 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthday on the beautiful outdoor patio. Wonderful!

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JimV
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Terrible service even with the restaurant being nearly empty. No napkins or silverware on the table and no side plates for the bread. Gumbo and turtle soap was cold. Very unusual for this restaurant. We always go back, but this was by far a big disappointment.

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vipBenHamrick
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed at Brennan’s. Our expectations are always exceeded.

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AmyC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas was an outstanding server- extremely attentive and had incredible timing. We’ve had him a few times & is definitely worth asking for. The food was amazing as always- always ready for another Brennan’s dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Worst service and experience we have had in a while.
We waited about 10 minutes to park as the valets were really struggling to get the line of cars through. Understandable as it was a Friday night. However, the way the drivers were carelessly pulling up the cars had us concerned.
We of course had a reservation and the hostess took us 15 minutes late; we were forced to wait in a crowded bar area where there were about 20 patrons crowded in, most were not wearing their masks. The waiter was polite and standard at the start of the meal. I ordered a pear champagne cocktail and was brought the incorrect one which I pointed out the next time he came over. It was frustrating as he was visiting the table next to ours quite frequently compared to ours. For the rest of the time at dinner, the waiter did not ask us how our meal was, did not even make eye contact or say a word to us when he came back and placed our check on the table.... oh and he charged us for the wrong drink he brought me.

To top it off as we were about to pull away the valet tapped on our window and charged us for parking. This is pretty standard in Houston but typically there is a sign posted if it is not complimentary. I expected more from a supposed “Houston staple.”

Ps. I think the waiters name was Chris... not entirely sure but he was a huskier black guy.

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vipDanaB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just a little concern about social distancing and the requirement of other patron to retain their masks on their faces until seated at their table. We were on the patio and there was one group in particular, all unmasked, standing around other tables which I felt was disrespectful, but even more so that nothing was said to them by staff.

FAQs

Brennan's of Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 522-9711.

Brennan's of Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 3337 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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