Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.6
3518 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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GI
Houston
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic! We have lived in Houston 20 yrs and had no idea this place was here. Food was outstanding, beautiful views of the bayou and perfect size crowds.. our new favorite place in Houston.

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R
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was was Amazing! Our server, Ryan was simply the best!

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

Good is always excellent. Steak is unbelievable tender.

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ED
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a really good time, the service, and setting was above par.

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X
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Another disappointing experience at a Landry’s chain restaurant.
Stunning facility though

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MM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar when we came in and the young man was very gracious and attentive!
The food was excellent as was the service in their dining room!
Thank you,

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LP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Service was great. We were seated upstairs in a corner and my wife had a spot light shining in her eyes. We will be back for sure - but we will request to sit downstairs so we can see the greenery in the bayou area.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Jamie was our hostess and provided us with excellent service. She answered our questions and made some suggestions. I am sure we will return in the future.

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AN
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 57th wedding anniversary at Brenner's on the Bayou Saturday night. I'm glad we made reservations, the place was packed. Beautiful setting, inside and out. Friendly, attentive staff. My skirt steak was bursting with flavor. My wife's filet mignon was not as tender as she would have liked. The staff were affable, but not chatty. We chose this restaurant because we are members of the Landry group of diner's.

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G
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times. The service was excellent, as was the food. Really well done and they provided a great evening.

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TR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a great location for a date night or special occasion

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PE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant priced just below their competitors but with the same quality -- therefore increasing the value.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing from the time of entrance until the time we left. My wife and I came there for an anniversary and it was known, when we checked in they greeted us and said happy anniversary. We were shown to our seats but was given the option to choose indoors or outdoors. We choose outdoors because on Tuesdays they have a live band and it was amazing. The food was great all the till the desert where they put Happy Anniversary on the Plate. Our server Noel was very good and he knew about everything we asked for. There was never a time we had to tell him we wanted something because he was right there. He made suggestions (that we took except the wine because we wanted harder drinks lol). The portions of the food were extremely good. The manager Danny he is truly funny and personable. Of course, all managers of the restaurant asks how everything is going, but he took the time to see how we were doing and talk to us which makes this place worth the 3 hours and some change a drive for. He cracked jokes and told us about the restaurant, he even told us the next time we come what table to get to experience everything inside and out. If you are ever in houston,tx and have the time to go here I highly recommend it. if this place could get a million stars I would gladly give it. The pricing of the food and menu could possibly be a bit much for some. However when people say you get what you pay for at this place you truly do. Now my wife does not want to eat out anywhere else unless it is this place. She even looked at other places where this is at and other places that are represented by their company.

Thank you for an amazing Anniversary and a great time. We will be back soon.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I had a lovely experience at Brenner's! It was my first time and it was for my birthday and I decided to go for brunch. I loved it and highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! Can't wait to go back!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, first time dining with you and will definately be back

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes! absolutely HIGHLY recommended! The outside bar area is more back porch/relax scene while the inside is a very nice elegant scene. The service was outstanding along with the food! It was a GREAT way to spend our one year anniversary. The server was great at upselling & describing the food to make my mouth water

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P
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Service

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

Food, service and atmosphere fantastic. Antonio took great care of us.

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A
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Steak and desserts were very delicious! We went on a night that wasn’t that busy yet the waiter still missed some of our order and we didn’t get our appetizers. Other than that the food was great and will be coming back again.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Went to Brenner 's on the Bayou to celebrate a special occasion which we let them know when we made the reservation. We were seated at a table upstairs with no view and was actually quite boring. The Service was fine but when the steaks arrived, there was no sizzle or really anything special about the steak, they were average at best. The dinner overall was quite expensive and the experience was disappointing . When we went to leave, we walked through the downstairs part which was much nicer with a view and atmosphere. I guest the trick is to not tell them it is a special occasion and you might get a better table. We do not ever plan to go back.

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AB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

All was good till we tried to leave. Couldn’t find valet so searched for keys in pile. Couldn’t leave cause cars parked on our lane and more cars trying to enter. Wild scene. No organization. Almost late to theatre.

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over all the service was attentive and amazing. The bread pudding is to die for.

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LE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Instead of dinner, I requested a birthday brunch with my husband. We could not have asked for anything better! The service, the food, and the ambiance was perfect! Morgan, our waitress was pure perfection! We cannot wait to return soon!

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DE
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for date night with my wife and it was great. The food was delicious and our waiter have us good service.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brenners has an amazing, intimate atmosphere. The prices are the only thing to nitpick here. The food is delicious, but overpriced, even considering the taste/portions. It's a very elegant restaurant, and my date and I both enjoyed the experience.

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L
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends hadn’t been there in a long time and were so happy I chose Brenner’s to celebrate my husbands birthday. . The food, , service and ambiance was perfect thank you forma lovely evening.

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PH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to Brenner's on the Bayou for our anniversary. We enjoyed the evening around Brenner's. The services were very good as we're the steaks and sides.

We would recommend Brenner's on the Bayou to anyone who was looking for a beautiful place with very good food and service.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience! We came for my Dad's 80th birthday and the entire staff made it very special.

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KK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The wine list was very good and the sommelier suggested an awesome wine for an extremely reasonable price. We are going back soon for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They called to verify the what the occasion was the day before which was an above and beyond moment for me. We we arrived they were ready for us no wait wait what so ever took us to a table set off in a corner of the restaurant with a window view. The waiter was a professional he was very helpful and did a great job of letting us know it was our night. The food is next to none bring your pocketbook dinner for two appetizer dessert and drinks just was just about $240 out the door you get what you pay for.

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SF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite place in Houston and the best steaks hands down!!

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l
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The pros: the food was excellent, the service was excellent and it’s a beautiful place.

The only con:
We went there for dinner. We have never been there before. the restaurant wasn’t crowded & it was a nice crowd. our two-person table was by a support beam that connected one room to another and it was not a very good seating in comparison with the cost of the food great service and the ambience. I would have understood if the restaurant was crowded with a lot of people that needed a bigger table but since it wasn’t I wouldn’t recommend that seating unless it was an absolute necessity. Other than that everything was great

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TJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was phenomenal and had a wonderful time!

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TM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We normally dine at the original Brenner's so this was our first visit on the Bayou. Took over 15 minutes to be seated despite our reservation and the fact that I counted at least 12 empty tables. The ceviche (called something else on the menu) was very good! My Texas Breakfast was a huge disappointment! Brisket was somewhat dry and the portions were very small for nearly $20.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

We got to the restaurant 1 minute before our reservation time only to be greeted by a surprisingly unpleasant hostess. She asked us if we wanted to dine in or out and given the outside temperatures being in the 50s we naturally wanted to be seated inside. She proceeded to tell us that she doesn’t have a table for us and that we’re gonna have to sit at the bar until a table becomes available which will “likely be past our reservation time” (no apology or anything). As we enter the bar an get ready to sit on the bar stools she runs in to tell us those seats are reserved and that we need to sit somewhere else (no reserved sign has been put on the bar). We sat somewhere else, ordered our drinks and a few minutes later we get seated by the patio door, literally almost in the doorway. My husband politely asked if we could get a different table (the server was super nice) and a few minutes later another hostess with an attitude comes by saying she has a table for us and to grab our stuff. The hostess’ poor service and lack of professionalism put a damper on what was supposed to be a nice dinner to celebrate something special. The waiting staff were super nice and the food was excellent.

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j
Houston
61 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

I already wrote a review for Brenner's to their website. We were not able to hear anything for all the noise. We couldn't even hear our waitress! Parking was a nightmare with 4 attendants who didn't know how to park a car or navigate a parking lot. What a joke! Food was okay, but uneventful and very expensive for what you got.

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BC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. Exceptional service. Wine list could be a little more diverse but overall a great experience. Highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love the place.. will go again and again.

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TR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Made reservation for Friday night but vut since table wasn't ready, decided to seat outside. A cocktail drink was spilled and broken glass all around me was spread out. Then another waitress broke a plate a few minutes after this other incident. Wrong decision to sit outside as Formal and romantic dinner was definetly ruined, but I just didn't let all these things to bother me so much, so I let it go..

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