Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.6
3741 reviews
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Situated in a wooded retreat on Houston's Buffalo Bayou, Brenner's Steakhouse offers an incredible setting for an unforgettable dining experience. Bask in the wonder of nature with our lush foliage & cascading waterfall. Inside, the dramatic two-story dining room features breathtaking views from every table. The rustic yet elegant restaurant, which formerly housed the Rainbow Lodge, boasts a stylish new decor, cozy cocktail lounge, wine cellar & spacious patio. Delight in our tender steaks & succulent seafood, while you toast from our award-winning wine list.
Our delectable menu offerings include original Brenner's favorites such as Crunchy German Potatoes & Apple Strudel, as well as prime cuts of beef & the freshest seafood.
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Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome birthday celebration. Delicious food and service!

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MA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We visited Brenner’s on the Bayou for my fiancé’s birthday this past weekend. We already had reservations for 8:30 but was not sat until 9:15, I assume because they overbooked. The hostess was unapologetic. We finally were sat (table of 2). I had already told the reservation host that it was his birthday when I made the reservation a day prior, but the waitress came over and had no idea. So it was no longer was a surprise for him. (I expected for them to already know and perhaps bring cake with candles at the end.)

We ordered our food - he had the akushi steak and I had the petite filet. I had to send my steak back twice. The first time it was over cooked, the second time it was under cooked. The Brussels sprouts weren’t great either. The lobster mac was very tasty. I asked our waitress multiple times for extra bread - in which she never gave us.

The ambiance is very romantic and nice. The food is mostly tasty. But the service is unacceptable. I would recommend only if you don’t care much about service but would like to dine in nice scenery. I would not recommend for a special occasion. My mentor had the same experience on Easter this year.

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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place I have been too hands down!!! Really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Brenner's!!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely food all round with great service and ambiance. My only criticism is that the dessert menu was very heavy and didn’t incorporate seasonal produce.

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JS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places. I set it up as a Date Night and He loved it. Great ambiance. I requested a particular waiter introduction since we both like Old Fashions ... Max our waiter had an awesome delivery. Great place. Love it!

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KM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our sons 11th birthday was fantastic!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazing venue. Amazing service. Will be returning.

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TP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good atmosphere and food. Service was pretty good but waiter missed attention to a couple of our simple requests and detail - looks like he may have been distracted or had other tables keeping him busy.

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FD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Brenners on the Bayou! - Great food and service was fantastic!!!

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

It was great. I took my girlfriend on a date and it was amazing. The waitress was spectacular the food was excellent and the scenery was beautiful! 5 stars

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NC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service and good were excellent!! I would go back in a heartbeat! Highly recommend!

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MS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The place was lovely. Our waiter was genuine. The food was fantastic.. The only megabits were the hostesses at the front. They were extremely uptight, unwelcoming and rude. Set the night off in a bad tone. Get rid of them 5 stars all the way

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Houston
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started out at blue bar with refreshing pear martinis. Joey was our server and took great care of us. All our food, drinks and appetizers came out perfectly. Steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare and was delightful. Keith, the GM, stopped by to check in on us and had good conversation. It had been a while since we had been in but definitely will be back.

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MM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had different steaks and they were delicious. We ordered 4 sides and only finished 2. All very good.

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JW
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service but also very expensive.

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JY
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner here for our anniversary and everything was amazing. The food, the service, the seating area, it was all fabulous. We will be back! Thank you Brenner’s for making our 1st anniversary so memorable!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Food was beyond expectations

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E
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience - food, service and atmosphere.

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a
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and service were just perfect! I had the Salmon and my wife had the Tuna. The Salmon was great but not worth the cost. Tuna was also fantastic and it was worth the price. We will go back again sometime.

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S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time on this business dinner would recommend him for any business occasion as well as date night.

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SY
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my daughters birthday!! Antonio was our waiter... AWESOME!! Friendly, helpful and accommodating!! We lived the side dishes being served as family style. Food is always delish!! We were ushered to a small table in corner but when I asked to be moved to a quieter area there was no problem. Lovely place to take pics out front also. Valet parking is nice option!! ♥️This place!!!!

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s
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Max was our server and he couldn't have been any better. Everything we ate was so good, down to the after dinner coffee. The noise level was minimum, even with the musician, who was excellent. It was my husbands birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you. The grounds are gorgeous too!

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RS
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I've been a patron of Brenner's for many years and they've always been outstanding at all levels. This is the on exception in all the years I've been dining at Brenner's. The food was below the standards I would expect of a restaurant at this price point but they quickly remedied my complaint and very apologetic of the quality. I still highly recommend Brenner's .

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent! However, the only thing disappointing was even after making a reservation the day before we were seated upstairs where the room was warm and we weren’t able to enjoy the lush greenery view that was available for the tables downstairs. Unfortunately, it was my husband’s first time in that location and it was the first time for my son and his girlfriend at a Brenner’s restaurant.

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M
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing all the time

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GE
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we stepped through the door, everyone on the staff made us feel like it was going to be a special evening....and it was because we were celebrating our 44th Anniversary! Thank you for everything!

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B
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here and everything was delicious! Celebrating a late birthday dinner for my wife

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was yummy, drinks were excellent. The service was phenomenal. The servers were sweet to us even though we had to leave early and pack stuff up unexpectedly.

The ambiance in the place is unbeatable! There’s an outdoor area i would love to explore next time.

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AL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful scenery! Inside was quiet and intimate. Our waiter Michael was great very attentive and knowledgeable about the restaurants history and all the wines and food. The steaks were perfect and cheesecake to die for! My husband and I will be going back soon.

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MK
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

It was my first experience dining there. My food was horrible. I had the most awful piece of sirloin with corn. The presentation was brutal and cold. I didn't complain at the time because I don't like to make it worse. We tolerated it, but I want to call the manager and tell them about my experience. I love the atmosphere and the bar was awesome, but the food was horrible! For a reputable restaurant I don't understand why they would serve something like that. I am not happy about it.

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S
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food and service was very good; however, we made reservations at the restaurant because it has a great view and we were seated at one of the few tables without any view at all. We could have been at any restaurant in the City. So what could have been an excellent experience was diminished by being seated at a very poor table.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING! We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and her continuous ear to ear smile from the time we arrived until the time we left said it all. Beautiful setting & ambiance, great service and great food!

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b
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Only issue was we ordered the special Tomahawk for Fathers Day and was told it would be 27oz WITHOUT the bone and enough for 4pp! It was barely enough for 2pp due to fat, etc. For $150, it was not a good value at all!! We did notice that others got a MUCH larger portion of meat on their Tomahawk bone so maybe we were just the unlucky ones! Wish you would do something for us as my husband will not return to a Landrys's restaurant and I am a big fan but can not now recommend!

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DK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I had a bad experience upon arriving I had reservations but they didn’t have seats to accommodate where I wanted to sit the manger was rude and we were about to leave but I asked for another manager and he helped. The food was great and our waitress was great.

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NB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came to Brenner's today to try the Father's Day Cookout. Between the rain and the initial time to offer this, the process was confusing. We were seated inside, when we should have been outside. We went to place our order and were told to go to our table. In the end, the steaks and potato were great and we'd do it again on the assumption that Brenner's would get the "kinks" worked out.

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RL
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joey and Armondo made it a great Fathers Day

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good. from the red snapper to the hamburger, it all was delicious. The service and waitstaff could have been better. they did more chatting at the bar and folding napkins than paying attention to their tables.

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N
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great scenic view and service. A bit overpriced, but great view and service. Would recommend for special occassions.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Waiter and serving staff. Food was very good but it was a bit noisy for my husband.

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RH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My favorite Houston restaurant, I will be back for my birthday on July 17. I live in Beaumont so I cant get here as much as I would like.

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