Brennan's of Houston

4.8
3307 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 3307 people are saying
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NicoleM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter. Great ambiance. Outstanding food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas and Kareem were fantastic!

MA
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!!

TJ
vipTomJ
Houston
3 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!

JV
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.

BH
vipBenHamrick
Charlotte
54 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AmyC
Houston
4 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.

DB
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff

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Wxyz
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was cold! Med-rare steak was cold but the potatoes around were hot af. Service was funky. Just over all weird experience.

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vipBravo
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish!

JA
JoAnnP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special for 2 with an availability of different options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary we enjoyed everything.

DT
vipDocTurk
Houston
166 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since we dined at Brennan's of Houston and, after our terrific dining experience, we will be back soon.

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RonS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a very pleasant dining experience from the time you walk in the door, the way your greeted & made felt welcome! Excellent service by 2 waiters, not jut 1. Good food and recommendations by waiters!

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vipFoodie
Houston
126 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service - patio dining

CP
vipClaudiaP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy out time our waiter made it really nice guy Joe ..offered many choices .. He is great at what he does . Food was nice and we plan to come back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time best service ever

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

There is a dress code that we were unaware of, so we were told that we would be seated at the bar area. The bartender that was our server was great but it was a bit surprising to be told that our clothes weren’t up to code for them 🤷🏻‍♂️ shouldn’t really matter if we can pay the bill regardless.

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LorenL
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went there for brunch and was not disappointed. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Will be back.

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TravisI
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great dining experience. I will be back!

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vipAllison
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience5

It was our anniversary, and we were greeted by the host wishing us a happy anniversary. But the servers never asked if we were celebrating and never mentioned anything. We waited a very long time between courses, we ordered a bottle of champagne and our glasses went empty several times between refills, and our servers barely checked on us. They were very nice, but inattentive. We did not hear about specials although the table next to us did. When they finally came back around to see if we wanted dessert, they just dropped the menu off. No one offered an after dinner drink menu or coffee. Service was poor and disappointing.

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Htownboxer
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic- the service is still top notch, the food was prepared perfectly, and of course table side prepared items are always fun- bananas foster and Shrimp Chippewa. Highly recommend.

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kirsteng
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience celebrating retirement. Hope to return to Houston or New Orleans soon to spoil ourselves again.

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Houstonian
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fabulous Sunday brunch! It’s a real treat.

QS
vipQueSera77008
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I very much enjoyed our brunch experience at Brennan's.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food presentation, outstanding servers who helped make this birthday celebration special! A perfect setting for a celebration of any kind.

M
vipMitzimorris
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to Brennans in years. We were so impressed with the service and atmosphere - along with the food. We did the Chef's tasting with wine pairings. Chef presented each dish himself and the portions were very generous. The wine pairings were perfect and generous. We will definitely be coming back!

RS
vipRichardS
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were great

LC
LanaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service! We throughly enjoyed our lunch! They even had the table set up with Balloons for my husbands birthday which made it extra special! They also gave him a special dessert, you just don’t see this kind of hospitality anymore so it was extra special!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Our dinner came out as if it was lacking flavor. Everything was either bland, over cooked or both. You can tell the server wasn’t excited to be there. It was as if he was a robot. Just doing the steps. No emotions.
I know people came in for HRW, but that does not excuse the lack of hospitality. Very disappointed

TB
vipTBillH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to eat at Brennan's at least once a year as it is really terrific. So even though we are in the midst of the pandemic, my husband & I chose to go there for Houston Restaurant Week. I was pleasantly surprised that they changed out the chairs in the dining room. They now have wingback chairs which help separate diners along with social distancing. They also add to the elegance of the room.
Our waiter was very good; he pointed out that there were two specials in September, and we chose the $99 September Special for two. I had delicious turtle soup for an appetizer, and my husband had the Brennan's salad. The salad was tasty, but it was just a salad. My soup was of course very good, as it is a house specialty. We both ordered the filet mignon for an entrée, and it was wonderful. It had more flavor than the average filet, and the side dish of mushrooms, brussel sprouts and potatoes complemented it well. Dessert was exceptional - bananas foster prepared table side. I hope we can return to the restaurant soon. It was worth the risk.

CA
CAOY
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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viptexaslady
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s BRENNAN’S, it’s always fabulous!! The service, the ambience, the food is always superb, and this time was no different. We ordered from the HRW Menu, and were happy with the many choices. We ordered dessert from regular menu because I had to have the wonderful Lemon Meringue pie. Brennan’s is a beautiful restaurant and Houston is lucky to have it here for so many years.

JB
JohnB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A very nice brunch. Always enjoy dining here for diner or brunch.

FAQs

Brennan's of Houston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Brennan's of Houston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 522-9711.

Brennan's of Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 3307 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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