Brennan's of Houston

4.8
3485 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.

Experiences

  • Mardi Gras Celebration

    Feb 15 - Mar 1, 2022

    Laissez les bons temps rouler. We are thrilled to offer Mardi Gras-inspired desserts and cocktails from February 15 until Fat Tuesday (March 1)!
  • Valentine's Weekend

    $85.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 13, 2022

    We are celebrating LOVE all weekend!  Celebrate with your pals, gals, or Valentine and try our 3-course Valentine's Dinner Package for $85.  Available during dinner service from Friday, February 11 to Sunday, February 13.

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 3485 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and excellent service.

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vipMaureenA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Brennan’s is one of my favorite places for special occasions.

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MatthewM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food in a gorgeous atmosphere. Service this time was not up to par, but was overall fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was our server and was just great!

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GeorgeS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great celebration of a birthday
The staff from the receptionist to the wait staff and the bar tender were helpful friendly,courteous,kind,trustworthy,cheerful,clean and fun interacting with.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For me, a trip to Brennan’s is the quintessential dining experience. Impeccable service, scrumptious food and quiet, elegant ambiance. A perfect setting for a perfect day. Every time. I actually enjoy dining there at lunch, more than dinner. Brennan’s is the gold standard that I measure all Houston restaurants against.

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
147 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! The music was not loud which made for very pleasant conversation. We will return to Brennan's soon.

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vipluv2bpampered
Houston
103 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience from Brennan's, from the wonderful Atmosphere to the finest Seafood dining in the country, and most of all we look forward to the Hostess, servers and manager who always makes us feel so welcomed!!

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vipGierus
Detroit
83 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent service, I wish there were more simple fish or meat dishes that are Leto-friendly and low carb. Simply grilled fish of steak with non-starchy vegetables would be a great addition. Just one or two. Excellent wine list.

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vipalwaysonsunday
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday --Brennan's can't be beat
from beginning to end it was a great experience
Food is always excellent and table side Flambe' is enjoyable

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123456768
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The mahi mahi dish was raw and was unable to cut through. We had to send it back. The server still charged us for the dish even though it was not remade/eaten. We had to ask for it to be taken off of the bill. No manager came to talk to us or apologize.

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Jody
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! One of my favorite places!

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Msbusinesswoman
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

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vipVictoriaL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a nice romantic dinner.
Love this place. Great food and great staff. 😊

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Scott
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This classic star of Houston still shines bright! Hard to beat.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Services is always impeccable and the food is amazing, AND there is always room for their desserts.

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MarioM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly unique Houston experience indeed, you'll find yourself wanting to come back to sample more of the wonderful menu selections!

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ThomasB
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service

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BonnetaH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Even though reservations were made 2 weeks prior, we had to wait 15 minutes before our table was ready. In addition, the head waiter assigned to our table was not good nor attentive at all. As has been said, "your food is only as good as your service". With that being said, the service from the head waiter was AWFUL!

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vipkathyz
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back! Looking forward to our next visit. Happy Holidays!

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vipLaraG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenan's is an outstanding restaurant. We love to come here for any nice meal or family celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Brennan’s did not disappoint! We took our sons and their girlfriends for their first time and it was such a wonderful time and of course the food was delicious! Our waiter George was amazing! We have decided to make this an annual Christmas tradition!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Just what we needed after stressful day.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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TMHou
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
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 on December 3, 2021
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 on December 3, 2021
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
61 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipMsbtx
Dallas
149 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously great

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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
38 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
82 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.

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vipGaryE
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Restaurant hands down

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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!

FAQs

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

Brennan's of Houston is rated 4.8 stars by 3485 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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