Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.6
4738 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
A Houston legend for more than seven decades, Brenner's Steakhouse offers a fine dining experience like no other. From prime steaks, fresh seafood and decadent desserts to an eclectic wine list and stunning backdrops, Brenner's continues its tradition of generous hospitality to guests. Brenner's on the Bayou is situated on a picturesque retreat along Houston's Buffalo Bayou.
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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 4738 people are saying
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vipDanielP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat a good stake ! Definitely recommend it!

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vipMichaelA
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place food and service were fantastic i couldn’t have asked for more. Of it wasn’t so cold i would have loved to show the back and it is something to see

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Chamoix45
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My New York Strip was superb--crusty brown on the outside and juicy reddish on the inside. My husband's shrimp scampi was so-so. I do it better. The appetizers--roasted oysters for me and crab cake for him--were okay but just okay. The broccolini side was excellent. The German potatoes were a real disappointment. Grease on grease on grease. Our cocktails were excellent. I especially liked my Manhattan.

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vip007Baby
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, atmosphere and service! We are always greeted by name and we love this neighborhood restaurant!

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JonK
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delicious drinks, beautiful restaurant and the outdoor walk path is gorgeous!

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AlexF
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for family gathering with a excellent menu and great wine selection.

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Danigirl1984
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really loved the ambiance and the food was pretty good! The mimosas with a shot of Grand Marnier was amazing! Definitely going back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Brenners on the Bayou isn’t what it used to be. Over the past 2-3 years we’ve seen a decline in the level of service at this now-overpriced restaurant. We came for dinner in November 2020 and waited over 45 min for a waiter to even approach us. Even after the waiter finally came to our table, they never brought us bread so I finally asked if they stopped serving it because of Covid. The waiter apologized profusely, ran off and quickly brought us some bread. But the service the rest of the night was horrible. We thought this might have been due to Covid so we decided to give it one more shot a year later. We were disappointed again. Waited almost 20 minutes for anyone to approach us at our table and then we weren’t even greeted. The waiter handed us menus and immediately left us for another table. The food was good, but the whole experience was not worth the $300 we shelled out. If I’m paying for fine dining, I expect fine dining.

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FreddyC
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my fiancé’s birthday and her first time experiencing Brenners. We had reservations but quickly did not like the table seating in a private room, but the host allowed us to wait on a table downstairs while we enjoyed the outside blue bar. The staff was very attentive and the food was perfect as expected.

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RonaldL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was excellent.
The sea bass was prepared perfectly.
The steak tenderloin was chewy and over cooked. Baked potato was under baked.
Manager comped the steak and potato and offered another entree and dessert.
We declined.
I would not recommend the the steak filet as it is not a prime cut. At $47 should be prime.

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

Birthday. It was great. And we had plenty of photo options

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KathleenW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing night! The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Booked a room that was not setup up correctly. When presented to the manager he was very rude about the fact that our guest had to stand up while the staff had to rearrange the room. He offers no apology until prompted by me and fiancé.

In the end he made it right, but not after being prompted.

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AndresL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing defiantly matches the price. Staff members are welcoming and the waiters are on top of their game

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Annabelle
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipJay32
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress who was only a couple weeks from her due date. Blue bar outside in the nice weather was a great happy hour as well.

My skirt steak needed a better crust/char and was a little underdone but seasoned well. Potatoes were excellent.

Wife loved her filet and broccoli

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KeithB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambiance was great, but there was a lot of background noise and I was completely surprised that the filet mignon was tough to cut. It had great flavor but it was not tender at all. Otherwise, service as good and did not have to wait long for the food.

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TrudyE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KierraC
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a really nice upscale restaurant. I went here yesterday for my birthday and loved it. The scenery is very nice and intimate with low lighting. Our server was very sweet and the food was good. Valet was also very professional and friendly. I would definitely come back on another special occasion, because it is pricey. Well worth the money though for the whole experience.

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Miranda
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had a great date at Brenners! Great service and the food was AMAZING. I loved the location and the ambience was really nice, only complaint was the lights were down very low and it was a candlelit dinner which is overall nice but hard to see the menu you have some vision issues because it was darker at night (had 7 PM reservation)

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MWWW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I am sure all of the dishes there are good. What you order should be what you like. I had the lamb chops. Very good, if you like lamb. I have had slightly better, but these are good and I would recommend them. Had quail bites and crab cake for appetizer. Also very good-- would order them again. But I have had better crab cakes at Pappadeaux and Papadeaux gives you two instead of one for about the same price. We have been to Brenner's before and will go again some time, but not our favorite place.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our 7th wedding anniversary. It was everything that we hoped that it would be and more.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Steak was chewy, macaroni was good, but not worth the price in opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff!!

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JennH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, large portion sizes for the entrees. Good service, brought out a free dessert for my birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary, and when we first arrived it looked very small in the front but when you go to the back it opens up. Many tables in very uncomfortable spots,m. We had a table right in the middle of the walk way, that hall way is the only entire to the very back (the only private area in the whole restaurant). We had waiters and servers and patrons constantly keep walking by when we are trying to enjoy our dinner, also walking by was the dirty tables, dishes and table covers and etc, every time they walked by you get a bug whiff of all those combined smells, smelled terrible. We had a candle on the table and it kept going out due to the amount of people walking by our table and the other protons opening the door to the cold 51 degree outside … there was also a private party going on outside and all the teenagers were in the main dining room making a lot of noise making very uncomfortable for my wife and I to have a conversation, not including the other factors that came into play mentioned above. The desert was very good, service very good but the food was sub par, I order a ny strip and it tasted like dead meat, absolutely no seasoning or anything. My wife orders the filet and she mentioned the same thing, her words were “taste like meat no flavor” if anything this was our last time here. We recommend Perry’s, steak 48 or mastros ! Last time at this establishment.

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KellyD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our meal was fantastic. Our server was excellent. The ladies' room was out of toliet paper and hand towels. The men's room was also out of hand towels. The valet service is lacking. We were told that we would be sent a text for parking. It would have been much more convenient to pay cash for parking rather than have to login and manually enter a credit card for the $4. Tacky! After all that effort, we still had a long wait for our car to be brought around.

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HECTORA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife's birthday. Food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Front desk was borderline rude. Had reservations but seated us upstairs. My meat was tough and very poor. Waiter forgot to put our soufflé order in. The valet parked my 145,000 car in a remote lot somewhere. Wont be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vibes, Great Service by Mandy and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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JanaW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, from beginning to end! Megan was our server & she was amazing as well. She gave a great menu tour. We visited from Atlanta and are coming back just for Brenners and Megan’s amazing service !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing as always.

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George
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Wife's birthday and it was a wonderful experience!
Food was amazing and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Will be coming back to try other items on the menu

Crap cake was delicious
wife had duck and she
I had Steak and Lobster
We both loved the dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had perfect food on the patio yesterday for brunch. The food is always amazing with the best flavors. Unfortunately, yesterday the drinks were not on par. Some bartenders are better than others but of 3 drinks, 1 was good, 1 wasn't, and 1 got sent back. Not good % for an upscale place where we've never had an issue with food or drinks. It won't prevent us from returning or recommending but disappointing for a Sunday funday.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely. It’s one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good I loved 🥰

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ReniA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my Boudreaux red wine, had some grainy stuff in it. Did not appreciate that when definitely the kind of money I spend.

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DustinL
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers and entrees were on point. We started with drinks at the bar and they did not disappoint. If I did have a complaint and I don’t, the table we had was a little on the small side.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Was asked several times if I had a reservation, was treated as if I didn’t belong there. Server was great hostess was stuck up, food was ok, not really impressed food vs price


Was ok, probably will not be back.

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You can order delivery directly from Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou using the Order Online button. Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 868-4444.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou is rated 4.6 stars by 4738 OpenTable diners.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou 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.

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