Brennan's of Houston

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$31 to $50
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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.
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday brunch celebration with girlfriends!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service

JP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Amazing meal!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday experience!

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!! Love the pralines!!!

H
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening! Great food, nice bottle of wine and the pralines are always fabulous.

VB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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).

DT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

r
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

LD
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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.

GY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was restaurant week and the selections were excellent and the food was outstanding.

GC
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joel Was a wonderful waiter and we had such a great, personalized experience.

W
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

R
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, always a job well done. Thank you for your graciousness as well as a delicious meal.

LT
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

CM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Felt a little rushed during restaurant week. Food was still good but service was lacking.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday brunch

DU
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Aaron was very engaging and a fantastic server/host! The food was ‘ok’ as it did not mesh well with my tastebuds. I enjoyed the Houston restaurant week menu and I am so glad that Brennans participates. I had the snapping turtle soup and the pork loin selections. Those were well done as far as being prepared but the flavor was not necessarily to my liking. The pork tasted like it was marinated in some sort of smoky brine and I’m not a fan of that. It was tender and perfectly cooked; though I wish I had opted for the filet mignon instead. The warm bread pudding was delicious! I can also see how patrons would become addicted to their garlic bread served after seating! I’d also highly recommend the Grand Side Car from their cocktail menu. Yum!!!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I took advantage of Houston Restaurant Week. They had a great menu with lots of good gluten free options. The service was top notch. This was our first time at Brennan’s. We will be back.

c
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Be careful from random pricing .. we went there for Brunch for Houston Restaurant Weeks with my 2 toddlers. They didn’t have a kids menu but said that they can make for us chicken strips with fries. So we ordered 2 plates for the kids .. we chicken were tiny and barely 3-4 oz but to our surprise when the bill came they had charged us 20$ per plate for the chicken strips which was at the same price as the HRW menu. 1) there’s no restaurant in Houston that charges 20$ for a kids plate and 2) if they had told us prior to ordering we would have ordered the HRW menu for the kids

SJ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate off the HRW menu. Everything was amazing! Our servers and food, both. Thank you for a great evening, Brennan's!

RT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aaron was a wonderful waster. Provide outstanding service

L
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brennan’s always delivers a fabulous dining experience!

LC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary dinner and Brennan's made sure we had an extra special night. Everything from the food to the service was perfect. We couldn't have selected a better place to celebrate our anniversary.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A combined birthday + business meal. Staff was superb, attentive without being aggressive. Food was top notch, as always. A perfect dining event!

RL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The waiter saved Brennan's. My short rib was a little tough.

NN
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Thomas and Corey, they were outstanding! The service was top notch and the food was amazing! I hate bananas but the Banana Foster that Corey made was amazing. The Steak Diana was tender melt in your mouth. And the best deal was $.25 martinis was strong and well balanced. I will definitely have to come back.

SB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for the first time during Restaurant Week. The bar was nice for getting a drink while waiting for our guests.
The table we had, was nice and had a great view of the courtyard/patio. The food was delicious and lots of choices on the Restaurant Week Menu. I would absolutely come back again.
They do have Valet for $.

JA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.....and then there’s the pralines !!!

MA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was inventive and delicious! I highly recommend this place.

c
Houston
162 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to Brennan's for a nice, quiet Houston Restaurant Week lunch and were not disappointed.

MA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal & dining experience, enjoyed by all. Wait staff very pleasant and food was wonderful. We haven’t been in your restaurant in quite a while, and this insures that we will be back soon.

C
Houston
105 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The room was quite noisy due to two large gatherings of people. This is not Brennan’s fault.

My steak was “stringy.” This not the type of meat cut I expect at Brennan’s. My wife and daughter ate the same filet and had better cuts.

Did I say anything to the waiter? No. We were attending a play and our time was limited. I am positive Brennans would have rectified the situation, but we did not have enough time.

JJ
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our main waiter was not as attentive as we have had. His assistant (female) was amazing!

PF
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at Brennan’s was wonderful. As always, the food & the service were exceptional. We love celebrating there.

KM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Excellent food. Service was great and dessert was superb.

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