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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

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4186 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Safety precautions

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4186 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever, highly recommend.

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KishaR
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenner's on The Bayou is an amazing establishment.

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Bella832
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Due CV-19 we are only doing patio seating. Ambiance was very nice and food was good. Great place to enjoy a mimosa!

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MarioM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, took a bit to get first glass of wine but other then that I enjoyed the ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was top notch. Priced at fine dining levels but lived up to the level of food quality.
Noise was a busy restaurant level.
The views and ambiance was amazing, my only critique was we were seated below an AC vent which made it freezing cold and I’m not one to get cold quickly.
Service was extremely professional and I find this restaurant lived up to its rating.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a great dining experience during this virus and this crappy year.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner was great. The food and the waitress was awesome.

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AdrienneH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music can sometimes be a.i kitts that you cannot hear the others away your table speak. The food is to die for so our more than makes up for the noise.

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CarlS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A beautiful restaurant in an idyllic setting. The weather was bad so we opted to eat indoors. Even so, the view was spectacular! From the moment we pulled up to the complimentary valet, we were surrounded by nature and beauty. Nothing was overlooked, nothing left to chance; just gorgeous.

Romantic to the extreme! Linen on the tables, quiet and easy to have conversation.

Our only quibble was that the lighting was too low. What a problem!?!?!?

The service was impeccable; our waiter was knowledgeable and engaging, friendly but not familiar. "Cool beans..."

The food was perfectly prepared and elegantly presented.

The star of the show was dessert so save room for dessert and opt for the brownie anything.

I give Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou my highest recommendation. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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DoraH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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tisharowe
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I really enjoyed my experience but the food was not that great. I had the snapper and scallops which was yummy but the scallops (recommended by waiter) were too salty. I can tolerate salty foods, and I am not salt sensitive. They were gracious enough to swap it with the macaroni which was watery. I booked maily for the view of the bayou and we ended up in a corner without much of a view.

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Susiebell
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a great experience at Brenner’s on the Bayou. Each of us really enjoyed our meal and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back.

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HectorG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall my wife and I were very pleased. This was our first time here as we celebrated our anniversary.

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vipConrad
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting and excellent cuisine. Very pleasant server though service rather slow. However, do recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration
Great dinner during COVID.

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vipAristaZ
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Restaurant Week! Great service, food was excellent!

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Cheatday
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. My server was the best. I chose a dish that she recommended and it was delicious.

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FernandoH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am certain this is one of the top-5 restaurants in the Houston area, with an exceptional location.

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TIMOTHYR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Anniversary and the food was great! Will be going back.

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AlainaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed the drinks and appetizers at the bar while waiting on our reservation, which started on time, but we arrived early. Very good food and drinks..... Seafood platter with shrimp cocktail, cold water lobster tails and oysters, spicy margarita and old fashioned. The service at the bar was sub par and got worse when we were seated.

The bartender cleaned the glasses and dishes from the bar After we sat down, but did not wipe the counter with any dissenfectant cleaner, during the COVID-19 pandemic. And didn’t give us napkins/silverware until after our appetizers were served.

Once our reservation began and we were seated, we wanted to continue with another round of drinks from The bar, the second old fashioned was subpar and missing the garnishes. But the 2nd spicy margarita was great, but the 3rd spicy margarita was served without lime juice. And the waiters service was slow.

We dined on the Bone in Ribeye, Lobster MAC and Cheese, brussel sprouts and cornbread dressing (very sweet). Everything was just okay, but we did really like the brussel sprouts. For dessert we tried the cinnamon cheesecake, which was great!

If we come back, we will try the more casual Blue Bar for drinks and appetizers only.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We have dined here a few times over the years, but after our recent visit we do not plan to return. The food was subpar at best. The fried green tomatoes were strangely paired with cold lettuce and chilled shrimp topping. The salads were flavorless. We tried a fish and steak entree, both of which underwhelmed. Even the bread pudding dessert was meh. We did not finish any of our courses. Service was rushed and mistimed. Appetizer delivered before cocktails. Salads out quickly after cocktails delivered. Within 35 min of being seated our third course was on the table. Ambiance is nice, but not worth the $$$ given the food quality and service.

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JGonzz
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Beautiful landscaping and friendly staff, but the food was not as expected. Main entree very bland and sides overly salted. Not worth the price.

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CatH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We celebrated our little girl's bday. It was good overall but the waitstaff should have done the candle over the dessert. We ordered from the regular menu with desserts and all. We didn't expect a comp. dessert but a candle would be nice. That was the only oversight.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We went for a farewell dinner, we decided to sit outside on the patio because the weather was nice for a Houston evening. We were handed menus and not greeted, our waitress was more busy with the rockets and texans games going on together. We had bad service, the first filet mignon we order to be medium rare and it came well done and it didn’t even taste like filet mignon. We asked her to redo it and they got it okay the second time. We didn’t see our waiter a

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vipTriptex
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor atmosphere. Service was prompt and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and I would definitely go back. Thank you for your excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The dinner was excellent! However, my one friend had been looking forward to ordering souffle for dessert all week. It was HORRIBLE! There were 5 of us and we each took a small bite and spit it out. We told the waiter, but he just said that's how they make them and walked off.

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KatelynM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was better, this was our first time at Brenner's, and we will be back.

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GPdec
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Celebrated our Girls 15th birthday with a group of friends. I was expecting more enthusiasm and being helped planning such a special occasion, a bit more than just "your table has been reserved"... at least on the day the server made the group feel a bit more special.
Restaurant was packed as if we were not fighting a pandemic disease in Houston.
Food was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the patio and the vibes outside. Brunch was a good value and tasty.

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Byrd
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING!! One of my favorite places. Absolutely fabulous!

GC
vipGinaC
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was obvious the hostess was deciding what table to save for others. I asked for a nice view and ended up against the wall. But I do love this place. If you’re not near a window or outside sometimes it’s not worth it. I wanted to treat my son.

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MONICA
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Mahi Mahi fish was dry and salty.

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KieshaT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the patio was perfect for an after work, cool experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Brenner’s for as long as I can remember! I brought my boyfriend here for the first time and he LOVED it. I anticipate he’ll be wanting to come back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was outstanding and the food simply amazing. One of our favorite restaurants in Houston.

SG
vipStevenG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for professional dinner.

FAQs

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 868-4444.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou is rated 4.7 stars by 4186 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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