Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

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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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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura was phenomenal! And the Sommelier played a vital part in our meal, all the way through desert with cigars.

b
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate my birthday. I ended up having a couple extra people then I made the reservation for and they quickly accommodated us. Service was good. Food was delicious and cooked well. This is a great location for a special occasion. Even got a free birthday desert!

CM
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brenner's Steakhouse is an outstanding restaurant. We arrived after dark and the outside around the bayou was brightly lit up in different colored lights. After entering Brenner's, we were escorted to our table. We walked passed the bar area, which neatly displays their top shelf liquor, and then we walked down a wooden stair case that over looks the bottom floor of the restaurant and a unique view of the bayou. Our table was tucked away in a quiet back alcove. At the time, no one was seated direct next to us so our table was very quite and easy to have a conversation. The music was loud enough to notice, but low enough to talk without raising one's voice. The waiter was prompted and courteous. My wife and I order drinks, and after the drinks arrived we had enough time to look through the menu, decide what we wanted without feeling like there was an extensive wait by the time the waiter came back to take our order. The food was fantastic. My wife loves crab cake and any restaurant we go to she will always order it. Brenner's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake is the best we both have had at any restaurant. I highly recommend it. Both of our entree's were delicious. My wife had a fillet mignon, medium. It was spot on, not under nor over cooked. I had the Red Snapper. I've never had Red Snapper before. It was excellent, however an add on sauce that is provided on the menu would have probably made it that much better. For dessert, we always get the bread pudding. I was a bit disappointed. It seemed like it was batch made and put in the refrigerator. I also got the Apple Strudel with ice cream. It was awesome. The crust was crispy to give a nice crunch with the tender apples and cold vanilla ice cream. For our anniversary, we were brought out a small piece of brownie with ice cream, and Happy Anniversary written on the plate. The brownie was amazing. It made me wish I had ordered it over everything else. The overall atmosphere was great and lead to a great night. We will be back.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy restaurant. Food was excellent.
The menu prices were acceptable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb as always. The waitstaff was impeccable - our Parents felt very pampered on their birthday and we loved it all! Thank you Brenners on the Bayou for another outstanding dining experience!

GG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience4

I feel I did not get quality of steak of which I purchased..

EF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend there for her birthday, this was our second time going and both times were outstanding . I would recommend Brenners to everyone in need of an intimate Night out or a good time with friends.

TA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I will admit I was quite disappointed with Breeners. I did tons of research and read so many reviews saying that this restaurant was great etc! However, my experience wasn’t that great. I made a reservation and 1st I requested to have a note on the table that said happy birthday( I made this request at the same time I made the reservation online). when I arrived to the restaurant my table was not ready. We waited about 10 mins before being seated, got to the table and of course the happy birthday message I requested was not there. The food was ok and I didn’t mind paying for it but I didn’t get the service for the waiter or anyone I expected and this was the reason I decided to visit Breeners for a birthday surprise.

OT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very good but very expensive.

DA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

this is an excellent steakhouse. food was great, service was great 3x mark up for a bottle of wine, not so great..i understand the mark up but 3x..is really excessive

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes and scallops were delicious appetizers. Great location for special occassions.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding except for hostess not knowing where to show our guests

S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my birthday AGAIN this year. Just love it! The grounds are beautiful, the food is always good and service is great.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great never disappoints

L
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 10 for a 60th Birthday Celebration. Food was top of the line. Everyone was happy with what they ordered. Alex our waiter was the best!! Could not have asked for a more personable and attentive waiter. He called many of us by our names which was very impressive!! I was also impressed with how many other staff members jumped in to assist throughout the evening. It was a great experience and great celebration!!

CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and wonderful ambiance! Beautiful Bayou views even on a rainy day/night. Tip: make a 5:00pm reservation to watch the transition from day to night. Magical!

m
Northern MI
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

great service ... interesting location ... good for special occasions

AS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately, we did not like our experience last night at Brenner's on the Bayou. We dined at restaurant to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary since we got married there and we were very disappointed. I am not sure if the chef has changed since our wedding but the items on menu seemed very old school. We asked for an appetizer that they used to have and we served at our wedding (pork belly bites) and waiter said they did not have it and did not make any effort to talk to chef about it.
I ordered the lamb chops and my husband the rib eye. The lamb chops had a sweet glaze that was overpowering the dish and overly sweet. The rib eye was average at best. We also ordered au gratin potatoes and it had so much grease and cheddar cheese. We asked for dessert menu and none of the selections looked appetizing so we declined.
We expected a lot more from Brenner's. Unfortunately, we wont be back next year.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Nice ambient place. In general good food. The starter was a reheated or defrosted soup. Did not get napkins had to go get paper napkins in the bar my selfie. No utensils until we asked for them. Bread came after we finished the soup. Main course was very good.
In general a nice location with horrible service that don’t bother making fresh starters

Do not recommend this place due to the cost vs service

A Olsen

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had gone for the first time there it was awesome the servers we great the only thing was that we’re going to take some pictures around the garden and we couldn’t because they were having a proposal ( I hope that she said Yes ) it was beautiful place was worth it !

CM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and the food was good for the most part. We ordered the hot oysters and they were overcooked and chewy. Didn't care for the table arrangements. I understand they have little seating available but our table was squeezed next to the stairs with barely any room to get by and move without bumping into someone behind you. The noise level is also really loud. What is the deal with Tilmans book on display at EVERY restaurant??? I can understand it being advertised at the more casual restaurants but not at the nicer ones. Pretty tacky.

SB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very romantic and amazing ambiance. The bread pudding was outstanding and we loved our promenade on the grounds with the gazebo afterward.

t
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

While we were seated promptly, we had to make our way along a wall and a too-close table for 8. Our table for 3 was jammed along the stair-rail with no view of the bayou. Our waiter Max was gracious, efficient and professional. One of my companions and I ordered weinerschnitzel --- I know, probably not the best choice at a steak restaurant! The meat (pork? veal? menu did not specify) was tough, the breading flavorless and the capers and anchovies sparse. The plate was unadorned: no spetzel, a dab of cabbage or anything. I ate half antook the rest home but indigestion that night prompted me to toss it.

I have eaten here several times before and had delicious food so perhaps this was a one-off.

JL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a date night. Delicious food.

OT
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a very romantic ambiance both inside and outside. The food and drinks are wonderful and the service is over the top great! The staff personnel are all very well trained and on top over their service responsibilities. A "do not miss" restaurant.

MP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Loved the ambiance. The Blue Bar was a great place to hang out before or after dinner.

FB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Drinks Great Food Great Time!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch for my wife and myself for the month of October. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal. The live music just added a touch of class.

CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Cool place and decor. Service was outstanding. Food: appetizer was small and over sold. Got the pork chop and was basically rare and the sides were just “so so” ..just expected a lot more. Just need to stick with Steak 48 for one of the best in town.

JR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Armando and Danny are fantastic. My guests were impressed.

CH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely elegant, fell in love with the atmosphere. Very nice server Benjamin gave us great tips on some truffle butter that we won’t forget. Definitely will be back, Benjamin made all the difference on our Anniversary thank you

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Appetizers (quail & scallops) were so-so at best - very small and overcooked. The salads and steaks were great. The server was not able to apply my Landry's select club rewards (even though it was enabled) which was VERY disappointing since it was an expensive dinner!

FH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent ambiance. I visited for a special celebration where they were very welcoming and attentive. The location is really good and a nice place to take a few pics as well.

ZC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing and the service was great. Worth the price for sure. The place was really noisy making me have to lean over the table just to hear what my girlfriend had to say.

TJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenner’s was a beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious. The staff were extremely kind and accommodating. Will definitely return!

MH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Houston. Service and food is outstanding.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Ambiance & Food. Love the live music for Sunday Brunch. I brought my client, from New York, for a special taste of Texas - He loved the Apetizers & I really enjoyed the eggs Bennedict with the crab cakes. The cherry sorbet was just the perfect finishing touch. Laura, our server, was outstanding. You helped me make a good impression on my guest - Thank you!

RB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Max) was amazing. Also, each item ordered tasted great. Overall, it was a great experience. I am planning to come back real soon.

BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

OT
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron did a great job taking care of us. His entire support staff were wonderful ... polite, professional and very helpful. Food was terrific as usual. The side order of German Potatoes were OK, but not up to the quality / tastiness of the same dish at the original Brenner's back in the 1980s ... but, OK.

Still a wonderful dinner experience. We will be back again on a visit to Houston.

Mike & Sue English
Austin, Texas

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