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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (50)
Special Occasion (50)
Romantic (46)
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Good for a Date (46)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Scenic View (28)
Business Meals (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Cozy (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (9)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Live Music (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Everything about this restaurant was absolutely amazing. Our waiter, Enrique, was so awesome and very attentive. The food is pricey but worth every penny, I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

We love Brenners. The service is great & the food is amazing. If you can get seated near the windows the ambiance is great.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We are always pleased and enjoy our dinner at Brenners. Food is outstanding, and they have great service. Love the history of the restaurant, and menu selections....
Scott

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great, a quiet atmosphere that loved. Nice spot !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Best steak we've had in a long time. We live Brenner's!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

We were put in a makeshift location next to a kitchen door. I asked it it was going to be opened and was told no. Someone kept trying open the door and all we heard was pots and pans clashing. We had to get moved.

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

The porkchops were phenomenal! The cocktail drinks were ehhhh . But the food definitely made up for it . Want more right now lol a spot I’ll for sure come back to .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Live Music, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

wonderful dinner. beautiful place and top 10 food. the crabcakes are to die for.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Brenner's is always a pleasure! Ask about their history, is a neat story.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and great service! We've never had a bad or disappointing meal here. They go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good cocktails, great appetizers (we had the scallops, which were fantastic), and a really neat design. They told us Brenner’s is the oldest steakhouse in Houston. The design is unique, with a large outdoors area that was impressive. My steak was pretty good, but my wife’s sea bass stole the show. FANTASTIC bread pudding. Nice spot for a date night.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We really wanted to love this place. We hoped it would become our “go to” for family celebrations but the food and service were just “ok”. Things quickly went from decent to mediocre. Our server seemed to become annoyed because I said I did not enjoy a certain ingredient. He did offer to bring me a sample which was nice, but he seemed to do it to try to force it on me, not really accepting I just don’t like something. I did try the sample and I liked it, but his demeanor left an an odd impression. I thought maybe it was a fluke but he did something similar when I changed my order from beef to chicken, while he was still standing at our table. He repeated what I said to him, loudly and abruptly. Of course I felt horrible, but truthfully, I’ve had stomach issues recently and I felt like beef would be overboard for me. I didn’t expect him to have a reaction, (it’s not like he put an order in) but again, he appeared annoyed. He also cut us off at least 2 separate times - I’m talking mid sentence. He had 2 tables, so it wasnt due to his being busy.

Apple strudel was nearly boiling - it was impossible to taste the flavor at that temperature. Chicken had no flavor. My companion enjoyed his steak.

We are glad we tried it, but won’t be returning anytime soon.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

It was a beautiful little restaurant and my husband and I will definitely be back!!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Birthday dinner.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Amazing steak and perhaps the best crabcake ever! I will make an effort to eat here in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Although on most counts everything was good, I’ll never go back because of the noise level. We had to scream across the table to be heard. This is not “energetic”, it’s intolerable, especially in a restaurant with a $100 per head price.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was the night of the Super bowl with very few customers. The service was great, Matt, our server was very personable. Food was very good, small portions but plenty. The half off wine $100 or more was a special treat. We ate inside due to the cool weather but understand the garden seating is very nice.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Best Sunday brunch in Houston

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

There is so much great about dinner here. The steaks are the best in town. No other Rib eye has as much flavor & perfect cooking & texture as Brenner’s. Crab cakes are still good -just plain - maybe a bit stingy on the lump crab meat on top.
We ordered a Caesar & wedge salad. The Caesar was huge & the wedge was about 1/5 of a head.... not much lettuce. Really no Wow there.
But will return for the steaks!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dinner and wonderful service as always. Everyone had a good time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always love this restaurant and the managers were very attentive to our request to be seated at a window. This time it was a bit too loud. It was difficult to even have a conversation but the noise subsided after a while. The food is always superb.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Honestly ,I'm getting disappointed everytime we dine there .. food quality is still good but..

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Still one of the best in Houston. Service, food and offerings. Outstanding bourbon selection at amazing prices. The GM is amazing and service is second to none.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Brenner's is always and consistently excellent, from the food to the service and ambiance!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, the key lime pie is to die for.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We always enjoy Brenner’s, we hav been going here since 1985. The food and service have always been very good. When Landry’s took over, we didn’t know what to expect, but honestly the place got even better. They spent money improving the grounds, and enhanced the windows so you could better see the grounds better. They rearranged the smoking and non-smoking rooms, so non-smokers were in the room with the windows. I can see they made changes outside as well.

If you want a steak, some German style potatoes, and an a good wine for dinner, there really is no place appreciably better. Lots of wait staff to see your needs are met and that the food arrives hot.

But I don’t understand the process managers use to decide what tables to speak with. After watching the manager go to every table around us, my wife flagged him down. He stayed for a few minutes, but he was no value add, he knew nothing or little of the places history. Disappointing, but I guess that occurs when you move managers around a large chain. Around the corner are a couple of fine steak hoses, but they have no history, no views; when you got it use it.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Wife Birthday.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

A Houston iconic venue, representing many years of outstanding food and service - still one of the great steakhouses.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We truly enjoyed our dining experience. The food was fabulous. Service was exceptional. We plan to dine there again very soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love this place! Perfect experience and food for a romantic, upscale date!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best filets we’ve eaten in years...and outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Raum Stuttgart)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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 (Houston)·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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 (Houston)·Dined on January 8, 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 5, 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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