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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou, Houston, TX

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.7
4.7
5401 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Bask in the wonder of nature with our lush foliage and cascading waterfall. Inside, the dramatic two-story dining room features breathtaking views from every table. The rustic, yet elegant steak and seafood restaurant boasts a stylish décor, cozy cocktail lounge, wine cellar and spacious patios. Delight in our tender prime steaks and succulent seafood, while you toast from our award-winning wine list.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 59 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    Ashley Crawford: (713) 868-4444
  • Neighborhood
    River Oaks
  • Cross street
    Memorial Drive
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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What 5,401 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Romantic

  • Houston

    Great for scenic views

  • Houston

    Romantic

  • Houston

    Great for scenic views

5,401 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    While the atmosphere and staff are professional and well managed, there is very limited actual host courtesy expressed by staff. We went for brunch and assumed there would be standard things like bread or something. Nope. Also, the food is clearly prepared in advance (maybe prior day?) warmed and delivered to the table. So, if you dare ask for a deviation or alteration to the stock menu choice, it “doesn’t compute” with the wait staff… For the money, it’s basically a show with little substance…

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  2. TreyH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was fantastic. The server, Justin was knowledgeable and friendly.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for such a great experience. My best friend had a great time and really enjoyed her birthday dinner.

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  4. JohnW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The music was way too loud for dinner time, especially since the expectation was an upper-end experience. The service was satisfactory. Overall, based on the reviews and the reputation, I was expecting better. It wasn’t bad, just didn’t meet my expectations. 

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  5. MonicaN

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Brenner’s as my choice for my 52nd birthday. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is nice and friendly. The grounds are beautiful. The food was outstanding. So happy you celebrate at Brenner’s. We will be back again for a fabulous evening.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The manager personally greeted us with champagne to celebrate our special occasion. Things continued to be excellent with Texas Kisses and the entree. Miguel was an excellent server and shared all of the current specials. This is why Brenner’s is our favorite

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was great. Lobster bisque was too watery lacked flavor and the crab cake was more bread than crab.

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  8. LPS789

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good meal and wonderful ambience outside! Service was very attentive.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. ChrystalM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered a medium well steak and it came to the table Medium. My other guest ordered a medium steak and got a well done steak. Had to wait on another steak while everyone else got to eat by the time the steak came my appetite was gone.

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  10. Kelly

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter is a wonderful time to be here! Excellent food and beautiful gardens!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very nice however the food was heavily salted. I had to return my filet because it was so heavily salted. This should be addressed as much of your clientele may be of the age where they are watching sodium intake. Even when I received a new steak, it was still too salty. Allow patrons to salt their own food please.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. SamanthaP

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Waiter started out personable and then it felt like he detached quickly after our drink orders. Maybe he had too many tables? Don’t know, but having salad and appetizers served at the same time did not feel like the fine dining experience I’m accustomed too. Felt rushed as my appetizer got cold as I awkwardly ate it over my salad plate. Little things like offering to bring more bread or ask if our meal was good after it was delivered didn’t happen. Usually, when ordering a steak at a fine dining restaurant, you are asked to cut into the meat and make sure it is cooked to your request. This didn’t happen either. My husband also had to ask for another drink as well. Just not the service I’d expect from a place with this kind of price tag. They did provide a nice celebratory dessert for our guest of honor. That was very kind. I hope this was an isolated incident. I was really disappointed by this aspect of the whole experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, as always, probably some of the best service in town! The food is always top-notch, large portions, clean, top quality, food and flavors. We always return for these reasons! The ambience for brunch is always perfect with the beautiful views outdoors, and the evening vibe is always on point.

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  14. AlbertoLaveran

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual, great location and great food.

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  15. RichardH

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service both at the bar and in restaurant. Waitress was brilliant and enjoyed talking and laughing with us, which made the evening.

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  16. JimH

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Expected better food. Patio was awesome. Service was very good. Wine markup was too high, about 200%over retail instead of 100%.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. Drenda

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks and ambiance. The entire experience was delightful.

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  18. CharlesS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience and service was great. Was a little noisy due to very tight spacing between tables. The oven roasted chicken was very dry, but all other food was great.

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  19. MatthewP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience!!! The staff really took the experience to the next level!! Definitely coming back!!

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  20. phaze

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Epic steaks in a perfect location . Really nice staff

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, Great food! Such a beautiful place. The staff was incredible. 10/10!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location! Food was very good, we shared it was our anniversary and they made a point to wish us well several times and brought out a dessert at then end which was so nice, the margarita was amazing!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex our waiter was one step ahead of us all night and brought the food to life!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was so kind and upbeat - she made our brunch experience wonderful. The shrimp appetizer was amazing as well as the other food items we ordered. Highly recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Trash in food. Not amused. Not the experience I wanted to have

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dylan, the host, went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make my father’s birthday experience memorable. From making it happen that we could get Dad’s favorite table in the dining room, that we could have time for a drink at Blue’s beautiful terrace without rushing us, having a wonderful waitress, Laura, assigned that made totally sure we felt special all night closing the night taking a perfect group photo in the veranda. Our bus lady was also very very sweet and attentive to our needs. Thank you all!!! Dad had a perfect evening! You can never go wrong dining at this place and that is why we continue to have it in our top 10 dining choices for years to come!

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  27. Jebsmom

    West Palm Beach

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG! Wow!! What a great place for a birthday celebration or just to get a really fabulous meal. The setting was beautiful and unique. The service outstanding and the food most memorable. Highly recommend! From the wedge salad to the last bite of cake and everything in between, nothing disappointed! Enjoy!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great meal. Highly recommend!

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  29. SouthernFoodi

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff went the extra mile for before dinner drink (hunted down a white port, as being out of sherry). Food quality as always very good.

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  30. EinatY

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant! We will be back, Service was amazing! Food was amazing Overall was great experience for us ❤️🙏

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I had the best date night experience. Our table was perfectly located with a great view of Buffalo Bayou. Our food and service from Anna was impeccable!

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  32. JaiF

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorites, always a 10/10. My date definitely wants to return! The bacon!! OFF the charts!!

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  33. DaveM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place! Sea bass was great and the bottle of caymus was was nice!

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  34. ClaudiaA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the atmosphere. A must. Will go back.

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  35. thomasp

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, drinks and service that’s why we’re return customers.

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  36. SaidS

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks were good. Cocktails were good. Appetizer (bang bang shrimp) was not good - overly breaded/fried. Cesar salad was mediocre. Dessert (crème brûlée) was good - large portion. Good ambiance. Some of the food was a let-down though. Was expecting more from a restaurant of this caliber.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. ToniK

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent and the food was amazing!

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  38. Kennah

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Brenner’s and the experience exceeded our expectations. The food was excellent and the service was great too!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Originally reservation was for 545, we begged for later, strict policy enforced. 10 celebrating having the same day off and Valentines, low and behold 930 opened up for 10 I changed time, we arrived early sat on patio for drinks - lovely waitress got our drinks. Afterwards we were seated, dinner was perfect, food great, ambiance great, service great, one of our waiters was cool, wanted to laugh but he kept his professional face on. First time here, would go back

    1 person found this helpful

  40. julstroh

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner. Steaks were perfect. German Chocolate Cake was delicious. Only complaint was that the oysters were tiny.

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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 5401 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

11:30 PM


Booked 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, 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
    Ashley Crawford: (713) 868-4444
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