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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.7
4.7
5064 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
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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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 868-4444

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Brenner's on the Bayou is a picturesque retreat specializing in elegant special events, from weddings & rehearsal dinners to business meetings & corporate gatherings. Featuring 3 private rooms, stunning scenery & a spacious patio, Brenner's can accommodate events for up to 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Smith: (713) 868-4444

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    Memorial Drive

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,064 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Great for scenic views

  • Houston

    Great for scenic views

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  1. BR

    BrendaR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Waitstaff amazing food was phenomenal a little too dark though
  2. M

    Matt

    Caribbean

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance . Even the valet guys were very professional. Food was excellent and the staff were excellent as well. Great place and will definitely come back snd would recommend. Loved the look of the inside and outside patio .
  3. DK

    DavidK

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Haven't been to this location since Landry's took it over. Loved the way they have improved the facility. Food was awesome. Though you should take a pass on the soufflé for dessert. Also, they should turn off the music when the place is already crowded; it's just noise on top of noise.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great I loved it
  5. L

    Lynn

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time diner. Experience was very pleasant. Food was outstanding. It was a nice business meal but will return for a personal visit.
  6. LT

    LikesToEat

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting cannot be any better! Huge windows overlooking beautiful trees and the bayou. Architecturally dramatic dining room is amazing! The food is delicious and service is top notch. Our fave in Houston!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Waited 45 min even thought we had a reservation. Celebrating our 11 year anniversary on this day. Used to come here regularly when we loved in Houston, celebrated birthdays and special occasions. This place had gone down hill in every way. They never acknowledged our anniversary despite it being on the reservation and verbally telling them. The filet was horribly chewy and duck was fatty, veggies undercooked. Served us grilled oysters w sauce on the side and I’ve never tasted a worse dish in my life. Got raw oysters after that just to recover from the disgusting dish. Wow. We have been customers since 2008 and wish we went anywhere but here while visiting Houston for our anniversary. Beyond disappointed and do not recommend!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite delightful Birthday celebration
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went well…good service!
  10. RH

    RandalH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. My Dad is 94, and didn't know walker ramp was in back of restaurant. Rainy, mist weather. Only reason I could not return, But will return to one by Katy Freeway for Christmas. He goes where we go. So worth the Value, Ambience, Service, and Staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for a special occasion or a chill place to enjoy a dinner
  13. K

    Kelly

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Food was good, service was exceptional. We had reservations but was pushed over into what my wife called a "closet". It was dark (way too dark) and had no view except close-in walls. The seating was so tight the waiter had no room to get around table so he had to pass everything across the table to reach those up against the walls. ( I would normally ask for a better table but was with guests and didn't want to upset the evening...). One bottle of good/fair/not-too-expensive wine, four entrees with two sides, two shared desserts for around $600. Ok, it was a holiday dinner so move on. There are better values in town.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The waiter Austin was amazing. The food was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner, impeccable service and excellent food. A little pricey, but that is now the case everywhere. The setting is always elegant and romantic. One of the best restaurants anywhere.
  16. BC

    BryanC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my dad’s birthday and it was perfect. The waitress was really nice and our food was above our expectations. Really nice place!
  18. D

    David

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dinner with family. Brenners has never really disappointed us.
  19. SC

    SilviaC

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went to Brenner's on the Bayou to celebrate my fiancé's birthday. We had never been before and wanted to try something new. We were sat upstairs at a very small two person roundtable. The inside reminded us of being in a Jurassic Park movie since the side that faces the bayou has large glass windows instead of walls, and the restaurant is surrounded by very large trees and sits right on the bayou. The food was good, but not the best steakhouse we've been to. The butter sauce addition to the steak made all the difference. The lobster bisque was very salt and I was unable to finish it. The bacon wrapped quail appetizer was fantastic, as well as the mashed potatoes and mac & cheese sides. The dessert was small and underwhelming compared to our usual steakhouse and it was not complimentary. The service was excellent and our server as well as other attendants were very friendly and professional. I do recommend trying this place at least once!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great! Food was amazing!!! And ambiance was phenomenal!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Would definitely recommend. The restaurant and ambience is amazing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jaimi was a great server!
  23. KB

    KatyB

    Houston

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great experience at Brenner's yesterday! The service was very good and the food was delicious. We had not been there in a while due to a bad experience but they came through this time! We will be back agin.
  24. TG

    TexasGuest

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great view
  25. LB

    LarryB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dining experience.
  26. JD

    JDAM

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I’ve been to Brenner’s on the Bayou many times. Usually love it, but things seem to be getting tired. We were there for a special occasion and despite highlighting that with the host, there did not seem to be much care for that. Restaurant was ~70% full at 1:30 pm, we asked for a special window seat, we got sat in the back, we saw lots of available tables, we were then moved to a back corner (not great). By the time we ordered and finished, those very window tables we asked to move to were still empty. Not sure why (for a special occasion) a bit more effort was made to make it memorable. Restaurant may be too tied to care and sadly may be my last time there. Venue is amazing, but maybe just getting worn out.
  27. KS

    KerianaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was here first time ever eating here… he absolutely loved it! The food, the good energy, the scenery! We had the best time!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing. Took my husband for a birthday dinner (first timer) he wants this experience as his birthday tradition!!
  29. b

    babyboomtigers

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Historic venue, old school atmosphere. We liked the dress code because it was a special occasion for us and everyone was dressed up also.
  30. JE

    JameelahE

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration- excellent service, friendly and attentive staff, had snapper for main entree and it wasn’t very flavorful . I would try something else next time. Appetizers and desserts were amazing!
  31. KB

    KellyB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Elder, was excellent in service. He explained their history, the menu, was attentive and very engaging- but not overbearing. The location and decor- phenomenal. Drinks great. Steak great. Apps pretty good. Desserts pretty good. Bread average at best.
  32. p

    pinxit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat on the patio for dinner. Loved the option of couches near the trees and Bayou! The food was also wonderful, especially the duck confit. The server and chef navigated my allergies smoothly and offered amazing options. The music seemed a bit loud given the atmosphere outside, but that's just a preference. Otherwise we were completely happy with our experience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    7 year wedding anniversary
  34. J

    Jose

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They took very great care of me and my wife for our anniversary. Waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive with us. It was every bit of the experience I was hoping for.
  35. SE

    SharE

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Anniversary dinner. Service was excellent.
  36. c

    christine

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was not as good as I remembered. The steak was chewy.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. Service was attentive without being "too much". Food was fabulous and meat was prepared exactly as requested.
  38. MW

    MichaelW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was excellent and food was outstanding
  39. L

    Lindsey

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood tower, filet mignon, peppercorn crusted ribeye, cheesecake and croissant bread pudding. Amazing food, beautiful ambiance, perfect scenery and picture perfect for our anniversary dinner. Very accommodating to our needs and wishes on seating area along with a friendly staff making it a beautiful memorable occasion.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, Service, Atmosphere was amazing!!!! Best steak I’d had in a long time! Everything was cooked to perfection!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 4.7 stars by 5064 OpenTable diners.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Memorial Drive

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 868-4444

  • Private party facilities

    Brenner's on the Bayou is a picturesque retreat specializing in elegant special events, from weddings & rehearsal dinners to business meetings & corporate gatherings. Featuring 3 private rooms, stunning scenery & a spacious patio, Brenner's can accommodate events for up to 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Smith: (713) 868-4444

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