About Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

A Houston legend for more than seven decades--Brenner's Steakhouse offers a dining experience like no other. From Prime steaks, fresh seafood & decadent desserts to an eclectic wine list and stunning backdrops, Brenner's continues its tradition of generous hospitality to guests. The original Brenner's Café was the dream of Herman and Lorene Brenner and many of the recipes were re-created for Brenner's Steakhouse, including the crunchy German Potatoes and incomparable Apple Strudel. The Brenner's location on Katy Freeway features outside dining in an exquisite garden area, surrounded by waterfalls and a gazebo.

10911 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday: 11am - 10pm
Saturday: 5pm - 10pm
Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm

Cross Street:
Wilcrest

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 465-2901

Website:
http://www.brennerssteakhouse.com/original/

Parking Details:
Self parking is available in addition to the valet.

Executive Chef:
Jason Cole

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Larissa Hindberg for special events at (713)465-2901

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Private Dining

Brenner’s offers a memorable experience from family functions, outdoor weddings, birthdays, corporate events, & more. Our private spaces accommodate from six up to 64 guests, including indoor and outdoor spaces available.

Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Romantic (41)
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Good for a Date (41)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Business Meals (29)
Scenic View (28)
Cozy (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (7)
Seasonal (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Live Music (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent, the location and ambiance quaint and elegant, and the service was very good, save for one detail. My food came out wrong. I ordered a filet and was brought a ribeye. The food was rushed back to the kitchen and corrected, and everything was cooked perfectly and tasted great. The other blemish on the night was that the ribeye remained on the bill, and I did not notice until I had paid and made it home and examined the ticket further. I live close by, so I returned to the restaurant to speak to the manager, who explained the error had already been caught an corrected (though I wish they had checked my reservation and called me to say so). I assume these mishaps to be isolated and not systematic, and I would still recommend the wine (half price bottles over $100 on Sundays!), food and ambiance for those in search of an upscale dinner for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Though we reserved a table, we had to wait for more than 20 minutes. Staff wasn't really helpful. Food average.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

We visited Brenner Steakhouse this past Saturday January 13th to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had a group of 9 including 2 kids. The food was amazing, everything was prepared to our liking, very fresh and tasty. The ambiance was perfect, not too quiet but not too loud. The view of the outside patio is great. I was a bit nervous about bringing 2 kids to the dinner but it turned out just fine. They don't have a kids menu but do offer chicken tenders and a few other items for the little ones.

Overall, we had a great experience. We will be back soon!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

My family has been dining here for several decades. The best part is that it has hardly changed over the years. Always a great place for special occasions and business meetings. A buddy and I had lunch on this occasion. We both enjoyed one of their famous lump crab cakes for an appetizer, and for our entree, we had the melt-in-your-mouth blackened red snapper with lump crabmeat topping. Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The service was good and servers were all professional and attentive.
The food was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our food was perfectly done even with some special requests. Worth every penny, what a treat!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of my all time favorite restaurants. I have been coming here for years. I love the fact that it is small and comfortable. Keeping the original look and feel of the restaurant was very wise on Landry's part after they acquired the property. Wait staff is top notch and the Sunday brunch menu is excellent. The chicken fried tenderloin on the South Forty is as good as it gets!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Live Music, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was great

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Simply delightful.....cannot be beat for great food, ambiance, service.

A special place for special occasions (or anytime!)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I've been going to Brenner's for years and years and the experience is always outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food served with impeccable service. THE place to go for a special meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This would’ve been a 5 star review, but we were initially taken to 1/2 tables in the bar. This was before the dinner peak, and there was room and other diners in the main dining area. It was kind of humiliating to book a reservation a couple of weeks in advance, to be seated in a terrible spot behind the bar. It was corrected though, and we went on to have a great meal. We honestly wanted to leave before a different table was assigned. Our waiter was excellent and the food was wonderful. He definitely made up for that sour first impression.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner was very good. Wife had a French 75 and Brenners makes the best. My appetizer was black and blue flatbread that was extremely tasty. On the money. My wife’s pork chop was great. She liked her beet salad. I had great streusel and wife had chocolate mousse cake. Excellent both. 4 Stars because I reserve 5 stars for rare usage. We love Brenners food and drinks and the pretty back garden and fountain. Great place for any occasion

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and service but we were seated in the bar area. The issue with sitting in the bar was they bring people though the bar to sit in other areas. The entire dinner people were passing through and holding the door open and it was cold out. I'd return but will request not to sit in the bar area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Would of rated 5 stars but our waiter forgot to give my husband his leftover Fried Chicken (YUM). Left without and didn’t realize until we got on highway and didn’t want to turnaround to go back 🤨

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have enjoyed prior dinner's at Brenner's more. Service was adequate, at best. Side dish quantity was skimpy, particularly on the mac & cheese. Ambiance was very nice, with our table by the window.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful evening! Wonderful food! My husband enjoyed the "old fashion" and I loved the Amaretto freeze for desert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love everything about this place. The food is outstanding, whether it's steak, seafood or side dishes! Expect to spend a couple of hours here, it's a fine dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

As usual very good meal and excellent service. We were somewhat disappointed in the scallops appetizer-we order both blackened and sautéed. Both types were too salty to suite our collective tastes. Wouldn't order that again. Everything else was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

I love Brenner's. I love entertaining clients and celebrating special family occasions at Brenner's. However, I am frustrated by the recurring issues with the wine. This past Monday with 3 clients present, I ordered the Stag's Leap Artemis 2014 only to be brought a 2015 bottle. When I asked the waiter about it he went back and checked and was told the 2014 was no longer available. On other past occasions I have ordered bottles appearing on the menu. The waiter returns and informs me that they are out of stock but "May I recommend __________________". I am left with the impression that the waiter is pushing (or being told to push) another wine that needs to be moved off the shelves. The wine list is very impressive but based on my multiple experiences at Brenner's , is just misleading. I wish you would do something about this to minimize these experiences in the future. Thanks for your consideration in this regard.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We love going to Brenner’s! The food and the service has always been awesome.
Ask for Roy, he’ll take excellent care of you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and great service. Loved the window overlooking the garden with water wheel, waterfalls and coif fish pond.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was okay

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Brenner's never disappoints. Great bone in filet!!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Mr. Keys was outstanding. I hit if off with him well and had excellent conversations.
House Cab and house Pinot Noir was excellent choices. Can I please get feedback as to what was selected?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

They ran out of the special before noon (prime rib), then they ran out of the replacement (half chicken). Finally ordered items that they had in stock on the third try. The fifteen minutes between each order and explanation that they no longer had that option caused a 2 1/2 hour lunch.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was awesome

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Brenner's is our favorite restaurant. Any date night or brunch or nice dinner with friends, will most likely be Brenner's. The Bayou location is really nice as well but this one has a quaint, quiet feel to it where as the Bayou location tends to be a bit louder. The food, service and beverages are all outstanding! Brunch, lunch or dinner, it's all wonderful. We've never had a single complaint. The views of the small water fall / koi pond and beautiful landscaping is the icing on the cake.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Waited 45min to be seated when we had a reservation. Waited 15 min before ordering a beverage. Poor wine selection. Calamari tasted like straight corn meal. Our server was polite and friendly. Entree was average. All around experience was so bad that we actually had our bill comped without even asking. Been here multiple times but will never come back. It’s sad because it was the place we had our special occasions. Next time we will go to the location on the Bayou.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a reservation at 7pm, but our table wasn't ready when we arrived. We had to wait in the front/bar area, but there was no room for us. We were made to feel as if we were in the way no matter where we went. The wait staff was outstanding. They were very attentive and nice. I thought the food was delicious. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and thought is was the best I had ever tasted. Unfortunately, I became violently ill a few hours later and the entire experience was ruined for me. The restaurant contacted me by email to ask my opinion and I told them what happened to me. However, I have not received any response from them. I would not have written this review the way I did had I been contacted by them. So, I guess that's the last time we visit there.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was good. Very upset to have to wait 20 minutes to be seated with having a reservation for 8 people. There was no place for us to wait really. Service was fair. It is very lovely, very small restaurant.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Waited over an hour and a half for our reserved table. The waiter had to be pinned down. Our food took forever. Had to ask for the desert menu.
I will not return.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Annual Holiday Luncheon

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was par. The only thing was one table was way too close to yours and actually had to be turned to fit the guests...they tried to cram too many tables into a small place.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our client comes in town in December to treat us to a holiday lunch to celebrate the work we did together as a group. He leaves me in charge of choosing a restaurant. Naturally I try to choose something new or different than our usual monthly lunch throughout the year. I chose Brenner's after I remembered hearing from different friends about how much they loved it. Our client, a restaurateur himself, and a lover of fine dining, was very impressed with the cuisine and the overall appearance. The food was excellent from the appetizers to the entrees and of course the dessert! The atmosphere was relaxed yet elegant, with the outside feature impressing our client as well. We felt very much at home and enjoyed our time there.
I hope that we will visit again when he comes in town, since he becomes loyal to those places he loves!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The steaks are always good and cooked to perfection. A bit noisy but could easily hear everyone talk at our table. Everyone was having a good time. Great mixed drinks, they don’t skimp on the liquor. The outside seating is beautiful with a gold fish pond and other scenery and gas fire torches. They have complementary valet parking which is a plus. All in all a great place to eat and drink and enjoy company.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Enjoyed my first trip to Brenner's. Went on a Wednesday when they have live music in the garden outside the bar. Very accomplished musician and a great place to enjoy a cocktail before dinner!!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food and good service in a pleasant atmosphere. Now well into my sixties there are few places that offer what I call real food in good portions with outstanding flavor - there were not a lot worth visiting when I was thirty, at this point Brenner's is a rare gem. We do not go there often, but through the probably thirty years we have been going there little has changed. If I have any criticism at all it would be that they don' t seem to fill a wine glass as full as they once did, but it is simply a wonderful friendly place.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

pros: ambiance excellent

cons:

steaks were not prepared to our request.
wine ordered was never received,
customer service overall poor,
management had to get involved to resolve oversights/issues with waiter.

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