Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.7
4420 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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4420 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KaliRaRo
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and food was excellent! Beautiful scenery and we really enjoyed our anniversary.

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vipDanielV
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional dining experience. Menu items and craft cocktails are well planned and prepared. One of my favorite restaurants in Houston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooked oysters were amazing!

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KimS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brenners was great! The food was good, but the atmosphere was really pretty. Very romantic dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Unfortunately the indoor seating did not abide by social distancing protocols.

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Keshia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed myself. It was my husband's birthday and our first time there. We were very pleased with our waiter and how we was so helpful and informative and very knowledgeable of the menu and the bar. From the drinks he made us to the food he recommended was superb. Even the host that sat us down, she was the sweetest and professional. The only thing I was VERY UPSET about, which is not a reflection on the restaurant was valet services. It was raining cats and dogs when we left and they had my window down and the passengers seat and inside of the door was LITERALLY soak and wet. I expressed to the valet worker how upset I was and so did my husband. My husband had to sit in a wet seat all the way home and we live 40 minutes from there. My husband had to ask if they had paper towels to try to get some of the water up. I was very disappointed with that. I would definitely be back and refer others to this restaurant, but I would definitely tell them to park themselves.

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CarlosR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the BEST places for a romantic dinner...A+ / extremely clean restrooms........
Definitely going back

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JBabs
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NICE VIEW, NICE ENVIRONMENT, REALLY TALENTED STAFF, GOOD DAY OUT WITH THE FAMILY.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was delicious! Will definitely be coming back!

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Brett
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around except for the part where I forgot my wallet and the wife had to pay for her own birthday dinner...

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Bleanne
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing. Entree, appetizer, and side dishes amazing. Unfortunately, the creme brulee and raspberry souffle were extremely bland in flavor.

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Newtohouston
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed our time but definitely felt like the value was lacking. The food was good but it’s always disappointing when you walk away thinking you could have had just as good of a meal for a lot less money. The atmosphere was lovely though.

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ANNETTEP
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our waitress was great. Guess i just ordered the wrong thing the red snapper had a few bones and was bland. Then the appetizer don't know it should have been hot or cold was cold fried green tomatoes with cocktail shrimp on top. But they did not charge me for the snapper since i was not happy with it

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dadrian and Noel were exceptional servers. Top notch. Probably some of the best fine dining service I’ve ever had while out to eat.

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vipBrandiWine
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and good service always. Definitely needed after the winter storm. The staff was professional and hospitable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. The foods was excellent. The waitress was was very friendly and professional.

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LucasF
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and quality food. Make sure to get the roasted oysters!

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NickK
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The food, ambiance, and energy at Brenner’s was a perfect getaway after a hectic week!
We celebrated a beautiful anniversary and are so happy we got to spend it at Brenner’s!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outside view of the bayou is also very nice.

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Alicia
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We decided to eat outside after we were seated in a small room with 4 or 5 other tables. There was no social distancing being enforced and being in that small space with other tables (couples) sitting so close made us uncomfortable. We were cold outside but felt safer since there were a lot less people.

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AlFz
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Terrible Arnold Palmer drink.
Great service, nice atmosphere.

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vipDocTurk
Houston
171 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brenner’s on the Bayou is a terrific place to dine. Cozy dining areas, excellent food and great service.

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Professor
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

My first time at Brenners. We were seated in a small room...unfortunately, no ambience. We should have insisted to be seated in the protected patio area. It looks much nicer. The lobster bisque was served luke warm with no crackers. The food was okay, but does not justify the high prices.

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vipNadaN
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I went with my husband on Sunday 02-14-2021 to celebrate valentine and his birthday. We went early at 11:15 am for brunch/ early lunch, and I reserved via open table. When I got there, I was surprised that there is no elevator no ram for limited mobility customers, and I had to struggle to get up the high stairs to get to the restaurant. I had a 1  heels which I just wear for an occasion, but I wouldn’t if I know that I have to use stairs. The hostess took us to our «  reserved «  table which was in a corner closed area , so we asked her to change it to a window view, so we had to use the stairs again! The waiter was super nice, friendly and helpful and she is the only reason that I am giving two stars review, otherwise would be minus one. The Benedict that I ordered was over cooked. When we were done, I was asked to leave the restaurant by the side door ( it was 30 degree outside!), so I don’t have to use the stairs again, but the steps outdoor were actually higher than the actual stairs, and it caused severe pain for me that lasted several days. I don’t believe that a restaurant like this will not have accommodations for limited mobility customers. I thought this is a law that every restaurant has to follow!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner was great all around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Disappointed to sit in the bar for valentines day. Food was OK, nothing special. The oysters were tiny. Waited to long to get my car in the 30 degree temps, and there were 25 more behind us. Fertita has ruined another good restaraunt

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KimAllen
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive for such a busy night. The tables weren’t social distanced but when we asked to be reseated, we were quickly accommodated. The food was spectacular. The soufflé is amazing!!! My husband and I enjoyed our Valentine’s Date night very much and we’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seating location, amazing food and great customer service

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SteveW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SergioP
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful, it has a cozy cabin feel and amazing views of the garden. Food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and had the lobster bisque and dessert because we already had dinner and it was phenomenal. Morgan and Von brought our food out and made us feel special. This was our third time and beat yet!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Where to begin. From getting there and having the first round of drinks spilt on me. Next no one comes and helps is cleaned up I had to ask for napkins and a half and I saw wiping off the table when I say am I really doing this in stock.

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KelliH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I hadn’t ever been to Brenner’s so I was excited to try it for our Valentine’s date.
First of all, it was packed. If you’re trying to be careful with Covid, I wouldn’t go here during a prime dining out timeframe. The tables were quite close together and the bar was completely full. People touching shoulder to shoulder.
Our waiter was really nice, but he was super slow. We ordered a second glass of wine before getting our meal and still hadn’t been brought the wine by the time we were finished.
On multiple occasions, we had food brought to us that wasn’t ours. It was so disorganized.
I personally want to give them the benefit of the doubt with Covid and how hard it must be to manage all the expectations.
We’ll give it another shot but not for quite some time.

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Hector64
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a completely wonderful dinning experience. Beautiful atmosphere and Great service. It a very romantic place to eat. Can't wait to go again. You can't go wrong with dining indoors out out. Spectacular views. It was a very comfortable experience. Even the valet service was top notch. It was a very cold night and our valet fellow went and got our vehicle right away.

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Delicious
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is great, and for the quality of restaurant it is the prices are quite reasonable. Cocktails were on point and well done. I love the venue itself and the pre dinner drink on the deck was a really nice start to the evening.

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Brad
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

It has Good atmosphere, server did not want to be there.

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vipLenaH
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience. The fire pits in bar were perfect ending. Alexis was great. Will definitely recommend.

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LaTashaW
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Please choose a different table bread. Overall the food was delicious, but that sourdough bread cut up in little pieces was disgusting. The restaurant was to nice and expensive to serve that kind of starter food! Hopefully this message makes it to the top and hopefully you all make a better bread selection!

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Tagfornow
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brenner’s was a top quality restaurant in Houston. It certainly ranks among the best, though I have had better meals for a more moderate price. A few elements of our meal were slightly off. The quail was just slightly burnt and the soufflé was slightly over baked. However, our steaks were outstanding and the side dishes were expertly prepared. Service was impeccable and the ambiance was perfect. Overall, we had an outstanding time. I would recommend this restaurant to someone, though perhaps among other top quality restaurants to someone looking for a very nice evening.

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Foodie123
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience! Perfect spot to celebrate special occasions. HIGHLY recommended!

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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 4420 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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