Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

4.8
2493 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
A Houston legend for more than seven decades, Brenner's Steakhouse on Katy Freeway features outside dining in an exquisite garden area, surrounded by waterfalls and a gazebo. From prime steaks, fresh seafood and desserts to an extensive wine list, Brenner's continues its tradition of generous hospitality to guests.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2493 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NYer2Texan
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We attended Brenner's last weekend in celebration of my wife's birthday ... and our experience was mixed at best.

The ambience at Brenner's is marvelous, and the attentiveness we received from our server Chris was outstanding.

There were several major issues with the food:
- My wife received an incorrect appetizer (in fairness, Chris was quite apologetic and resolved the issue quickly)
- She was not impressed with her opening salad - it was bland, with nothing to distinguish it, frankly, from any salad available off the shelf at a supermarket
- My braised beef short ribs were delivered cold
- Upon their reheating and return, they were not of good quality; the meat was dry and stringy

As for a future recommendation, we might recommend Brenner's primarily for the warm and inviting atmosphere - although, to be honest, we're not sure that even that is enough to make up for the deficiencies in the quality of the food we experienced.

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vipAlice
London
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner on outside patio. Our waiter, Chance was appropriately attentive and very delightful. The steaks were cooked just as ordered. Always enjoy a special occasion dinner at Brenner’s. Did not disappoint.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

ZC
ZenabC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The valet was really unprofessional. The service basic, i think this steakhouse is just overpriced for nothing. The food was average, I only really liked the crabe cake. Their crème brûlée was more brûlée than cream.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our go to place for steak! Every visit is consistently wonderful. From the music, cocktails, service, and food.... Fantastic!

EK
vipElaineKaty
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

No lunch menu. Requested filet medium medium to medium well and it was prepared WELL DONE! Very disappointed!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back!

3
vip32mgt
Birmingham
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food, the fireplace was going, and great service-
an excellent place for a cozy dinner!!

JD
vipJuliusD
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We will be patronizing more often, may become our favorite restaurant!

TE
TinoE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest and best places to eat close to the Energy Corridor.
The dining room is relaxed with nice music and a warming ambient.
The wine cart and Licor variety is excellent with a great selection of local and imported options.
Food is AMAZING, great presentation and good portions

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Made reservations for a birthday dinner, and listed birthday occasion. We Were asked by the host if it was my birthday and said yes , I’m thinking the waiter just forgot to ask , not a big deal , aside from that the place was amazing. And food was great. Just a heads up remind your waiter it’s a special occasion. :)

SD
vipSheilaD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in Houston! Delicious food and great service!

BR
BillR
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very peaceful out on the patio. We came early, so there weren't many patrons, yet. The only noticeable slight distraction was road noise, however, we were able to have a conversation without needing to raise our voices.
The food and drinks were superb. The service was excellent.
We will definitely be back, soon.

JG
vipJasonG
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered the Texas fried chicken, it tasted like it was out of an T.V dinner box. Would not order again, service and ambiance was good. Really need to improve the quality of food. Drinks were really good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Specials were delicious! So glad the full menu is available again.

GR
vipGeorgeR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and food was fantastic. We were in the back room which isn’t my favorite, but we had a large party so I think there wasn’t an option to be in the main dining room.

SM
SiobhanM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant and service was outstanding. The manager, Jeff, greeted us when we arrived and checked on us while dining. The wait staff couldn’t do enough for us. The food was top notch. I would highly recommend Brenner’s and especially this location. It’s spotless, excellent staff and management and the food is outstanding.

JH
vip3JHHmom
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

We’ve come here many times for a wonderful dining experience but tonight was quite a disappointment. We made an early reservation to avoid the crowds and high noise level. We were shown to the almost empty dining room and seated at a table right by the restroom in a row of other tables. When we requested to be moved to an empty table in the corner because of a profound hearing disability we were refused. We were told those empty tables were reserved for a large party coming in about an hour later. And yet, shortly after that a party of 4 ( the same size as ours) was seated at one of the tables we had requested. After that, a party of two was seated in the other corner table. It’s a shame because the food is delicious and our waiter was excellent, but to be dismissed the way we were, I doubt we will ever return.

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Traveller
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I am not a big fan of chains, in general, or Landry’s , in particular; BUT, I have to admit that ALL at the menu items that we tried this week at Brenner’s were simply outstanding. lobster bits, filets, mushrooms, bernaise, and bread pudding – all were truly exceptional. The quality of the food simply overwhelmed any other shortcomings in terms of value or service. Applause to Landry’s.

AL
AmyL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service was great food and as very very good

BD
vipBenD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was terrific as was the atmosphere; service was very slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday/Christmas

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

DB
DerekB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent; he couldn't do enough to help us enjoy the evening. the somelier Adam was very knowledgable and helpful. The food was fabulous. two managers checked with us and were very professional while still chatty. Overall a really pleasant ambience and a memorable experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner for our Christmas day celebration.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience!!

MC
MarkC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Atmosphere. Service was outstanding! Great steaks!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Food was fabulous. Service exceptional as one in our party had to send steak back to kitchen. Easily accommodated. Very pleased w/ result. Such a lovely surrounding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

A
vipAsabal
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice anniversary dinner

JB
JeannaB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenner’s was a lovely way to celebrate our 30th anniversary! The setting was beautiful, the service was outstanding, and the food was delicious!

TA
TimothyA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Filet was excellent in all respects. The mashed potatoes were superb!

Only disappointment was coffee and the pecan pie. Coffee was served barely luke-warm and the pecan pie was no better than what I can buy at HEB. My wife and I shared a piece of pie and we didn't finish it. :(

JG
JohnG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was cold and didn’t follow ordering instructions.
Dining room seems very dated.
Too expensive for the quality.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and great service. This location is consistently better than brenners on the bayou.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

MP
MaryP
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The only thing unacceptably bad was our actual server. And I am in the business of fine dining.

Overselling: He told us about 75% of the appetizers & entrees before being given the chance to ask for recommendations before he went into his spiel. He never once asked us a question such as what we were interested in.
Not informative: We had our menus closed indicating we were ready to order before he told us there was a special.
He was also unfamiliar with dining etiquette: He reached ACROSS me, which indicates that my utensils weren’t in the position that signifies I am finished eating. He actually picked up my fork, and dropped it onto my plate. It actually clattered loudly. At least ask he if I’m finished eating!

Now the bus service was at the opposite end of the scale. The best bus service I have EVER received. That’s usually a tough part of the service to comment on because it should be nearly invisible. And it was. It was extremely subtle as it should be. Never once were any of our glasses less than 3/4 full. I would reach for my water and poof! It was full again. It was almost like there was a magician handling my needs before I knew I had a need. Perfection.

Another part of our dining experience that was noticeably lacking was that of the the front of house manager. He went twice to the table next to us to us to recognize the man sitting there as a regular. Great, acknowledging a regular customer is a crucial part of giving great service. The other side of that is earning repeat business at ALL the tables. I’m always delighted when a manger stops by my table to introduce themselves & check in to make sure we are getting what we need. I feel important, I feel cared for. I feel VALUED.

Not sure we will return. Great food but it’s Houston; there are many restaurants that serve exceptional food. It’s the service that makes me a repeat customer in a city with many, MANY steakhouses.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service started out very slow and they brought 3 menus for 4 of us. We asked for cocktail menu and our server looked confused but did eventually bring it. The goat cheese appetizer and lobster bisque were amazing! Had the fried beef tenderloin which was their version of chicken fried steak and we all agreed it was the best one we have ever had!! Croissant bread pudding was also very good. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back. Would like to sit outside in the garden next time

CR
ChetR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and overall experience! We will go back for sure!

DM
DennisM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was timely without being rushed. The food was fantastic with satisfying portions. Will definitely return.

b
vipbirthdaygirl
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always. One of our favorite places to dine.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway using the Order Online button. Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 465-2901.

Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway is rated 4.8 stars by 2493 OpenTable diners.

Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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.