Brennan's of Houston
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!
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.
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!
Good food and great services!
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.
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!
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!
Always an excellent experience.
Great as usual
Thank you, Gary!
As always, the service was impeccable, the food absolutely delicious and always my favorite place in Houston !
Thank you, Cindy! Thank you for your patronage and continued support. We are just delighted to have you visit us. Have a great day!
This was our first time going to Brennan's. We had the brunch menu. Great time.
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!
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.
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!
$99 wine and dine for two special was truly special!
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it.
Always fabulous! Everything was perfect.
The 3 pralines for the birthday was a little shocking.
Hello SandeL, Thank you for joining us for your special occasion. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback.
Returned to Brennan's while in Houston for a trip. Wonderful venue and evening! It is always special to visit Brennan's
The grilled oysters were disappointing. The red fish pontchartrain was very good. The ambiance and service were excellent!
One of Houston's finest restaurants, with a wide selection of a variety of fish, poultry and beef, expertly prepared. The restaurant is a great place for a romantic evening in an intimate and quiet setting, with outstanding service provided by experienced wait staff. We had a specialty birthday treat that was complimentary, and a reasonably priced and delicious bottle of champagne. Several dishes are prepared at tableside, including sauteed shrimp, bananas foster, and more. If you have not experienced Brennan's you definitely should.
Great time with friends and our waiter was the best!
Started in the bar with a flaming Old Fashion. Great value! Beautiful restaurant. Our server Wally was fun and enthusiastic and his teammate Jesse made a perfect Bananas Foster!
Wonderful dining experience. Best in Houston.
Great birthday brunch celebration with girlfriends!
I have been to Brennan's many times. This visit did not have the level of service that I've come to expect.
We gave the waiter our whole order up front and asked that he bring our appetizer before our soup. He brought it all at the same time. I had ordered the duck and he failed to ask how I would like it cooked. When the duck came I was only left with a butter knife to cut it with. The waiter did little to engage with us.
We picked Brennan's because it was our 30th anniversary and I wanted it to be a special evening. I know I will come back to Brennan's because I love the food. I just hope the service is better next time.
Excellent service! Amazing meal!!
Had a great birthday experience!
Excellent service!! Love the pralines!!!
Brilliant evening! Great food, nice bottle of wine and the pralines are always fabulous.
The wine n dine is an incredible value! Setting is so lovely and civilized (as compared to the current trend of ultra modern and loud).
We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Staff went over and above to make it a special occasion. Restaurant has many protocols in place to recognize special occasions including a florist who will deliver gorgeous flowers/centerpieces. Loved the 3-person serenade. Food/beverages were above average. Fabulous experience!!!
A special treat for us when we have a birthday to celebrate or special accomplishment. This restaurant has given us excellent service and delicious Creole/Cajun food literally for decades. Never disappointed a single time.
Brennan’s is a very nice place. However, for our most recent visit the food was a disappointment. The soup was lukewarm, the roll and muffin bordered on stale. The peach cobbler (with no discernible peach) was a soggy biscuit with a milky mess. When desserts were served, the cobbler with ice cream was brought at the same time as the bananas foster. By the time the production of making the bananas foster was done and the desserts were served, the ice cream on the cobbler was completely melted.
The waitstaff was excellent. No complaints there.
We had taken our friends to celebrate birthdays for their first visit after touting Brennan’s for quite some time. I hope they will make a return visit and give it another chance.
It was restaurant week and the selections were excellent and the food was outstanding.
Joel Was a wonderful waiter and we had such a great, personalized experience.
Yes I was there on Friday of last week and Sunday of last week for Restaurant Week. I have not been there in year. Wait was ERIC on Friday and Oscar and Josh or Noah? on the Sunday dinner.
All were exceptional in providing service.
Other restaurants visited were Ouisie's and Backstreet
Our waiter was Eric and he was very helpful in assisting us with making decisions on our drinks and food choices. We also enjoyed the band that was playing!
Always, always a job well done. Thank you for your graciousness as well as a delicious meal.
Great Sunday brunch and excellen value during HRW. Celebrated a birthday and LOVED the festive live Jazz Music - really made experience more enjoyable. Enjoyed our bottle of wine, the Shrimp and grits are always awesome and only Brennan's can do Banana's Foster. Service was good but could have been more attentive, had to ask for bread / rolls twice, which has never happened in the past. Overall, LOVE Brennan's and we had a very nice meal.
Felt a little rushed during restaurant week. Food was still good but service was lacking.