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About Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

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.

1 Birdsall Street
Houston, TX 77007
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm

Sunday Brunch 11am - 3pm

Holiday Hours
11/24/16 (Thu) 5pm - 9pm
12/25/16 (Sun) 4pm - 10pm

DRESS CODE IS BUSINESS CASUAL
Shorts, flip flops, tank tops or hats are not permitted.

Cross Street:
Memorial Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(713) 868-4444

Website:
http://www.brennerssteakhouse.com/bayou/default.htm

Parking Details:
Brenner's on the Bayou offers complimentary Valet parking.
NO SELF PARKING

Executive Chef:
Ryan Braden

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

Special Events & Promotions:
For Special Events Call 713-868-4444

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Private Dining

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.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (28)
Scenic View (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Cozy (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Waterfront (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (6)
People Watching (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Open Table doesn't ( and probably can't) keep track of all of those restaurants closed by Hurricane Harvey. But Brenners on the Bayou had a staff member check their reservation list and called us up confirm they were closed from the storm. I appreciate they took that extra step for their customers.

Food is always good. Sorry we couldn't celebrate our anniversary here. It we'll be back. And a shout out to Landrys corporate for all they do.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was amazing! Loved it! The ambiance was great service was amazing and staff was friendly and did not have to ask for anything.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

They did an amazing job with everything. I got engaged but did not tell them it was happening. The waiter took a video and all and the cooks/staff treated us so great! They went above and beyond with the congrats messages and champagne selection and all that. Definitely recommend for a special occasion or happy hour.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We celebrated our son's birthday and took advantage of the Houston Restaurant Week selections. The filets were excellent and the Mahi Mahi was well done. We chose the Brussels sprouts as an add on - excellent!
Hopefully the restaurant will survive the Hurricane Harvey rains!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a reservation but was seated 10 min late with no explanation. This was a special occasion - anniversary dinner which I made clear at the time of reservation - and they didn't remember or treat our experience as such. Lack of personal touch. Wouldn't spend $250 there again for dinner

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fantastic as usual. Best steak in Houston. Service is always top notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had date night with friends off of Restaurant Weeks menu and it was a perfect night. Our server was
Fantastic, great table and just great experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food at Brennar's was not the best. It was not even warm. When mentioned to the server, he only rewarmed the food and bought it back out. The service was good, the food no so much. I would recommend for cocktails but not for dinner.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great place and dinner. The staff took good care of us. A definite 10. We have been going there for over 30 years. Still the same place!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Didn't like the little spot of the restaurant with just 3 tables by the front entrance. I like to be around people

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

The overall experience was great, the only issue was my date and myself ordered our meat to be medium and they were both on the medium well to well side. The desserts were awesome.

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Enjoyed my visit. Beautiful views and just a little quiet inside restaurant. Could use a little more volume on the music. Service was great. Enjoyed my drink and food (lamb). The Happy hour prices are not that good. $1 off ??? Definitely could do better in that area. It'll increase your business. But that Blue bar outside area is amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Although my time was fairly good, I have to comment on the staff. My waiter was really great. I had a large party & he handled it very well. The hostess staff.... not so much. I originally reserved a table for 10 & two days prior to my reservation, I let them know that I would have 2-3 more people. I was told "the table we have for you only seats 10" and that's it. They didn't even attempt to accommodate me. Once I arrived, I then had to just figure things out for myself for my party. Other than that, we really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A bit overrated. Very basic execution and lack of any "wow" factors. Went there for brunch and would not rate it among Houston top 5.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love this place for food and ambiance if you're downstairs. Upstairs is a totally different vibe. Tough steps for mobility issues, cramped space, kept getting bumped into by staff and customers alike. Food was great! Souffle was not good. Did not taste like chocolate at all. It rose pretty but I think they must use yeast, and it was really watery inside.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had to wait an hour even tho I made a reservation a day ahead highly unprofessional

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our server was terrible. I will never go back or recommend to anyone.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Was disappointed with the fact we had to ask for the "Houston restaurant weeks menu".
Waiter suggested we get bone in ribeye for $69. It was ok, lot of bone & gristle.
Waiter also suggested we get bacon added to our potatoes au gratin. But didnt tell
Us there was a extra charge for the bacon. Waiter didnt let us see a drink menu.
Also since it was our anniversary we thought we might receive a complimentary dessert.
No such luck. Overall we were not impressed. Will go to Vic & Anthonys next year.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

My wife and I were there to celebrate our 47th anniversary, and our friends with us celebrated their 49th anniversary! Everything was great,.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This is by far my favorite steak house in Houston. It competes with other upscale Landry's steak house brands, such as Vic & Anthony's and Morton's, but by far, it has the best atmosphere. Prices are typical for this dining segment, and the choices are terrific. Like all their competitors, the sides are bountiful and delicious. I am partial to the Prime New York Steak, and it didn't disappoint. Two bars: inside and outside on the Bayou. Outside has an inexpensive happy hour menu of discounted drinks and snacks. They also offer the full menu. I assume the indoor bar offers the same, but I don't know. The views are breathtaking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

My girlfriend and I went for a date night to try out restauarant week. We had always heard wonderful things and were excited to try it out. The food was phenomenal- lobster bisque soup, filet, pork chop, and cheese cake were all wonderful. The service, however, was terrible. We waited close to 45 minutes from the time of ordering to actually recieving our soups and an additional 20 minutes for our entrees following that. It seemed our server was busy with a larger table next to us, so really paid us no attention and had to rely on the other staff to deliver everything in a delayed manor. Having spend around $150 for two people I would expect the level of service to match the quality of food.

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 (London)·Dined on August 16, 2017

delicious food, fabulous view and excellent quality service. Would highly recommend to anyone. We will be back!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Amazing experience. Great food, great ambiance, great service. Not cheap but worth the price for a great dinner with someone special.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Brenner's has a beautiful view of the gardens and the bayou. Service and food was excellent. Yes

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The margarita was unimpressive. The server said they used fresh lime juice, but the lime juice tasted like it was squeezed yesterday; and they added simple syrup for sweetening. Not worth what they charge.

I ordered their grass fed top sirloin. It came in an onion soup-like broth that successfully masked the taste of the beef. The steak was not grilled, just cooked somehow. So no grilling flavors. I have had better steaks.

Menue choices were limited.

The cost of the meal was higher than I ever expected. I don't mind paying for quality food. This meal missed the mark big time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Steak was perfect. Server was very friendly and attentive... went there for birthday but there was no complimentary dessert. But overall it was a god dining experience.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great view, decent food, great service

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is a beautiful space, but on our visit we found the food uneven and the service at arrival poor. The appetizers were good, especially the crab cake. One of our steaks was not cooked as ordered and when it was sent back, arrived overdone. The biggest issue though was handling our arrival. We had reserved for 9:00 but as we were running late we called on the way. They changed our reservation to 9:30 though we had said we would arrive at 9:15, which we did. There was no place to sit at the bar and though we saw free tables, we still were forced to wait over 30 min for a table. When we complained we got rolled eyes and empty apologies. When a manager finally stepped in a table was suddenly available. To their credit, the apps were comped. But the meal was still expensive for what it was. While th space and location are beautiful, there are many other (better) spots in Houston.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

First off we had a reservation for 7:45 and we had to wait 30 minutes to get seated. My wife ordered the Sole dish entree and the fish was three slices about the same thickness and size as bacon. That was the entire dinner. Three bites and it was gone. Nothing else on the plate. We didnt even complain becuase we were already there for over an hour and wanted to go home. I had the 6 oz filet and I cannot say it was worth 45 bucks. I get better steaks at Saltgrass for half the price. We wont be back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Over hyped place, over priced. The food was so average I was embarrassed. Steak tasteless, steak sauce tasteless, mahi mahi dry, salad I could get better anywhere else, apple strudel something close to McDs apple pie, Hazelnut cake seemed to be from Walmart! The host at the reception did not seem interested in seating us although we had a 9.30 reservation, we got seated at 10.30 after asking what happened to our table. Pretty disappointed!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was great, beyond expected service from the waiter, and the atmosphere was fantastic

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were seated next to the door to the patio which made it very hot each time it opened. The table was very cramped even for 4 people. The food was the very best part of the meal. Luckily we were getting ready to decide on dessert when a very loud and noisy group of women were seated next to us. They were so loud we could not have a normal conversation. So we left and had coffee and dessert at the Cheesecake factory.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service and food was outstanding! I could not had been more pleased!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food is always wonderful and not over salted. The service is outstanding, a GREAT happy and fun hostess. Our server was awesome as well. Smoked oysters could have been fresher. The steak raw, rare and AMAZING!!!!!! My friend ordered medium rare and it was perfect too. Outstanding staff. Didn't make it to Bar Blue this visit, due to rain but I will always be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Houston did not disappoint. Everything from the food to the wine to the service was fantastic. This is one of my go to spots for a special occasion and it was great yet again. At the end of the meal there will be a hefty bill, but totally worth it in my opinion.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We had been to Brenner's before and thought the filet mignon steak was great! This time it was just average. Be careful where you get seated as we literally had to scream to hear each other. We finally gave up trying to have a conversation.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food and great garden area.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We tried this place that was on the Houston Restaurants Week by a recommendation from my boss. It was well worth it. The place is really beautiful. The waiter was so nice and informative. The Filet we had was so very good. I had the tomato basil soup (OMG) and the vanilla bean cheesecake. Highly recommend all of that! My moscato was wonderful too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I won't be returning unless my mobility is much improved; the outdoor steps and indoor stairs were almost too much for me, and the lack of a restroom on the main level was also a downer. The food (we utilized the Housto Restaurant Weeks menu) was delicious...filets perfectly cooked, delicious mushroom soup and cheesecake especially, and the service excellent, as were the ambiance and the view. Just not a friendly place for one using a cane. Would be nice if that information was somewhere on the website.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We made reservation to eat at Brenner's on the Bayou for a date night. The restaurant is a nice facility, but the quality of the food isn't great especially for the price. Way too many people came to the table to "check" on us which didn't leave much time for our conversation. They also set a loud table of three couples next to us so at that point we couldn't hear each other. The wine list was pretty good, but we won't be back.

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