Brennan's of Houston

4.8
3381 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 3381 people are saying
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Biscuit
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Small crowd and very little attention from servers. We had the special crab cakes, they were awesome but thought they were over priced. It was a shock when the bill came.
Still enjoyed the meal, thank you.

Karen Eldridge

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MarkH
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Brennen's and staff for helping make may husband's 60th Birthday celebration a great one!
The food was amazing as always and the waiter that we had was so awesome!
Thank you again, we will hopefully see you soon.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hardin

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BryanB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service as usual. Food and ambiance are great. This is my favorite restaurant to celebrate in Houston.

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vipKyleK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue

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SueJ
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the Sunday brunch. Excellent food, service and jazz ensemble,

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vipKBfood
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Brunch menu pretty limited, but food was good as always.

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KalaE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for anniversary!

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KeithR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waiter kept pushing highest priced items, both food and wine. Food was not as good as in the past

MB
vipMichaelB
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous all the way!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love getting dessert here, can’t beat a nightcap and the bananas foster!

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MaggieP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Limited menu options. Server was spread thin.

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Horace
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as expected

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BrentC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Excellent Service! Great night celebrating our anniversary and Brennan's made it a night worthy of the event. So good that my wife want's to eat there for Mother's Day!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. I'm originally from New Orleans and miss home. This experience is exactly like that of the original Brennan's and I couldn't be happier to know a taste of New Orleans is 30 minutes away.

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vipFoodie
Houston
130 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places in town. Great food, great staff and you can have a normal conversation at the table without shouting.

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MichaelE
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and fantastic value. Tableside preparation (shrimp and grits) was beautiful. Stuffed quail was delicious. One service hiccup was promptly addressed. Can't ask for much more.

MC
MichaelC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, as always. We were able to get a reservation same day. The bananas foster is a must when we dine here.
The one issue was the front left dining room we were seated in was VERY loud and not the usual ambiance we are accustomed to when dining at Brennan’s.

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CurtW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for 41st anniversary- don’t have many options for Cajun/Creole style in Houston so we really enjoyed the taste and richness of the food here! Great alternative to traditional steak houses!

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vipdoxiemomma
Houston
97 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect day to have brunch on the patio Sunday afternoon. Jazz quartet was great as always. Food was delish!! Gumbo, tomato soup with shrimp & crawslfish, eggs Benedict & eggs Sardou was really awesome. Chocolate Pecan Pie excellent!! Ebelinda & Ashley were delightful servers always keeping our glasses full & they made the service seamless. Just a great experience as always!!

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Trazom
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food! Occasion was wife’s birthday. Save room for dessert- it’s really good too!

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DGSugar
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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JenniG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

These ratings can’t be real. The food at this place is not good. This is my second time trying this place and it’s really just bad. My husband is Cajun and I realize we judge a little differently based on that but even if you take out the idea of them trying to taste Cajun, every single item we’ve ever tried is really bad.

When I pay high dollar for a meal, I expect it to be good. We eat at a lot of nice places around town and this is by far the worst I can think of when it comes to the food.

Our waiter was new and it was really obvious but I try not to hold that against. However, she was also not friendly. So it was just really altogether bad experience.

The ambience was nice, I will say! They had musicians going around singing and they did for us for our anniversary. That was nice, I appreciated that. But that doesn’t make up for the food!

Will not be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bananas foster

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mmgrm
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday’s Jazz Brunch to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Had an excellent time both were outstanding. I was pleasantly surprised when the price for my party of 6 wasn’t near as expensive as I expected.

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vipeatoutalot
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Eat here all the time. This was an unfortunate evening. There was a large, loud party seated in the middle of the dining room and they were extremely disruptive. Mgmt should have moved them to another room. Couldn't even hear my date they were so loud and we were sitting at the edge of the room. The parties sitting closer had it much worse. Not sure why a restaurant would risk irritating their regulars to accommodate a one night stand.

We will probably give the restaurant a several month break and hope they train their managers on dealing with a loud, annoying, rowdy table.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome time celebrating my wife’s birthday. The food and staff were exceptional.

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AndrewG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lamb chops were too fatty, but still tasted great. Gulf Fish Ponchartrain was great.

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vipKathyP
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday brunch and we enjoyed the jazz trio. Beautiful way to spend the day!

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vipTigerBait
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here and had a great time as always. This is one of the best venues in Houston for almost any special event. It is difficult to find better food and better service in Houston. Can't wait to return.

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EricT
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Brennan’s was amazing. Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere! From the turtle soup to the Chippewa Shrimp to the Bananas Foster, it was all fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aaron I believe it was, was consistently on point with his service. The food was exceptional. Especially considering the weather situatuon that week, we were pleased with our experience.

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vipLuv2cycle
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was impeccable. Perfect spot for our sisters’ Saturday brunch.

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John48
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Everything was terrific! Food and service

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vipTxtraveler
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Brennans! Went during a cold snap in Houston so very few folks there. Despite being many people there they tried to seat us in a high traffic area next to entrance in main dining room. Don’t understand that when there were so many better tables available. Made them move us and they were fine with it but seemed strange to start with.

Regardless, this is a great place to eat! Definitely be back.

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vipGartner1
Houston
75 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan’s never disappoints! Consistently top notch food, service, and atmosphere. It’s our “go-to” spot when we want the very best, with no chance for disappointment.

BH
vipBenHamrick
Charlotte
59 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a remotely negative time at Brennans. The staff, food, and surroundings are one of a kind. Only the best of any component are part of Brennans.

A plus and beyond. It's a privilege to dine with them.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my SO here for our 1 year anniversary. When we arrived they brought us to our table, which had a ribbon on it, to signify our anniversary. The noise level was moderate, but in the best way. There was a band going around the tables asking of our special occasion and asking if we would like a song. The band was really good and the gentleman singing has an amazing voice. The chairs at the tables were very wide and very comfortable, with a back pillow. Our waiter had the best suggestions and was always punctual and polite. The food was outstanding, it was definitely well worth the price. When we had dessert, they made it right in front of us and had it on a plate that said “Happy Anniversary”. That meant a lot to us, because not only was our day special to us, but the restaurant showed that they care about our occasion. I will definitely be coming back!

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Clayton
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun for all ages. Incredible service, drinks, food , and music. Brunch at Brennan’s remains a special family treat.

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vipMistiPK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brennan's has done it once again! They're always consistent with ambiance, food and service. However, this time we felt the service went over and beyond. I highly recommend spending a special occasion or holiday with Brennan's. You will not be disappointed.

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 3381 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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