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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 may vary.


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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Romantic (33)
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Good for a Date (32)
Scenic View (27)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Cozy (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Waterfront (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Business Meals (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined a day ago

dined here numerous times, and waiter was sub par. made a lot of interruptions and fairly uncomfortable

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·Dined 4 days ago

I was totally pleased with my experience! It was my husband's special birthday and everything was just perfect. The food was delicious, service was impeccable and even though it was a cold night, it was cozy inside.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service, and setting. My wife loved it. Steaks were perfect. Will return in near future

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

My only complaint is that it was so dark that we had to use phones to read the menu and I have no clue what my food even looked like. Way too dark

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Ordered the beignets for our appetizer and they were nothing short of amazing! I had the chilaquiles for my brunch entree and my hubs had a burger. We both enjoyed our meal. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I had said in my reservation we were there for a special occasion and they took us upstairs; which was very outdated and bright. I had no idea that there was a amazingly beautiful dark room with huge windows downstairs where most of the dinners were. So we were extremely disappointed about that. Three times our drinks were brought wrong to us. My husbands steak and Oscar sauce were cold and he twice found small bones in his Oscar sauce. The sauce was cold and he asked the waiter to please warm it up and he left with it for ten minutes and brought it back like he had and it was still cold. Very disappointing. Every table upstairs was very quite; except the one that came and sat next to us with a table top of four and from start to them being seated at the time we finally asked them to just bring our dessert to go downstairs because they were uncomfortably loud; when my husband and I were trying to enjoy a date night. The things we did love were the bread and butter, the lobster bisque, the augratin potatoes and the lobster tail. Other than than that, as I mentioned above..our night there was one big disappointment and it was meant for a special occasion. Our server did give us free desserts for all the mishaps.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Though we had a bit of a problem with my first appetizer, overall our dining experience was fabulous.
My order was the smoked oysters. After trying the first two I felt I had to return them to the kitchen. They were very chewy and unpleasant. Our waiter promptly brought the tuna tartare and all was well! We were also approached by a manager to make sure that the problem had been resolved. What a great way to make lemonade out of lemons.
All of the remainder of our evening was terrrific. The service was impeccable and all of the other food was excellent.
I had asked for a window table and was very pleased that we were accommodated.
What a great evening!! We will certainly be returning to Brenner’s!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The restaurant had water nearly to the roof. The remodeling is excellent - addition of a nice new patio facing the bayou. Food, Service and Atmosphere still first class! A bit pricy but worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Took my girlfriend for a much needed date night. Atmosphere was fantastic for a quiet, intimate date. This being our first time we had no idea what to expect from the menu other than a quality steak, our waiter helped us out with choosing our dishes and was very polite and made the experience enjoyable. The food was great, steak was cooked exactly as I wanted it as well as my girlfriend. Overall the night was very enjoyable and we will definitely be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I really liked that they took note of my requests. They remembered that it was an anniversary dinner and they seated us by the window as requested. Our server was very attentive and the food was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Absolutely Amazing dinner! Bumba our server did an excellent job of guiding us through the menu and suggesting menu items to complete our dining experience. The Bacon Wrapped Quail was a fantastic appetizer, opening the way to perfectly cooked filet mignon steaks. The highlight of the evening were the perfectly matched side items of marinated mushrooms and Mac & cheese with a "slab" of bacon. Paired with the Troublemaker Red Blend, it was a match made in Heaven! I only wish we had room for dessert. Next time for sure!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I love the ambience. It is perfect for an intimate dinner. The food is delicious and the service is great. The only thing I would change is the side of mushrooms to be less salty.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I've been a fan of brenner's for several years and I come dine on special occasions, this time for new year's eve. I was happy with the good service and ambiance was excellent as always. I had the special 4 course meal. The octopus was good and soup as well. I had the 10oz fillet which has been better in previous occasions. I encourage the team to strive to maintain the excellent food taste I experienced before.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dinner. Service,table and atmosphere were excellent .
Nice touch with free dessert because we were a few minutes late getting our table.... plus a glass of bubbly for NYE.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ordered from the fixed NYE menu. Worst mistake of my life. I could tell the food lacked any preparation. One of the worst steaks I’ve ever had. Totally ruined my night. My steak needed steak sauce that lets you know how bad it was. Party of six, two made the mistake of ordering from the fixed menu and both of us had terrible food. Lesson learned and $85 wasted.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for new year's eve. So glad to see that the restaurant has re-opened. You wouldn't know from both the inside or exterior that it was flooded by Harvey. As our waitress commented, it's like a brand new restaurant! As in the past, food and service were terrific.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

WE were there New Year’s Eve. Appetizers were great. Too much bacon on the salad. Mash potatoes with lamb chops tasted great but looks like it was plated way before the entree was set so it looked dry when it reached the table. Filet was awesome ! We loved the appetizers. Great service ! Formal but waiters and staff made you feel welcomed and at ease.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our group had a Ribeye steak, quail, prokchops and a 'vegan plate'. All outstanding, alas except the vegan plate, with was rather blah, with no flavor or pop to it! The two ladies loved the Mimosa salad; none of like the loud music, very unseasonal at that! So loud we had trouble hearing the waiter!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a great birthday date to Brenner's! Ambience was lovely, food great, wine awesome, service attentive and charming.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Spent our anniversary and had great service and love to come here every year!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful evening to celebrate a 90th birthday for a party of 5. Great food, special attention to the 90 year 9ld birthday lady

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service and food were excellent

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Served snapper ordered Tuna, My snapper was over cooked and very dry, NOT what we are accustomed to at Brenners. Coffee was cold, not even warm, As usual, the Grilled Quail saved the day.
Service is always good. atmosphere stellar as usual! We will be back hoping this was a one off night!

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints me. I've recommended this restaurant for special events over the years and it's always been a success. The food is delicious and ambiance is just right. The crab cakes are to die for and all of their steak dishes are recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife enjoyed this place for her bday and there food melts in your mouth can’t wait to go back

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Christmas with kids

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great ambiance and limited food selection.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went here for Christmas dinner and was so pleasantly surprised! No corners cut like most restaurants on a holiday. Full menu and everything was pretty great. The place is also adorable and on the prettiest piece of property.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and experience here. I wouldn't say it's a "polished" place to dine but overall is worth trying.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Exceptional service, view and food. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Too loud and Dover sole too expensive. Skimpy and no taste. Less expensive and ten times better and bigger at Eddie V’s. Sides were good. Ambience except for loud music was great. We asked five times to have it turned down to no avail.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas lunch with the family. Food and service was excellent! Place looks amazing post Harvey.

However...major FAIL for the valet. They lost my car, and it took them almost 15 min to find it. That’s unacceptable!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The music was too loud on Christmas Day.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great place for any occasion. Love the outside bar! Food spectacular and beautiful restaurant!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our waiter was excellent and we would not have had him if we had dined downstairs. Downstairs had a lot more ambiance, we were by ourselves for quiet a while. He helped make our Christmas dinner excellent.

My steak was good, not great. Everything else was superb. The quail appetizer was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

So glad they were open on Christmas Day! Our home flooded during Harvey and we were looking for somewhere to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. My favorite Landry's concept

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service. Noisy but that's to be expected. Food was delicious and the waiter made great suggestions.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I make Christmas Eve reservations every year for my family which is now a party of 6. Brenner’s on the Bayou is where we celebrated my son’s engagement - it is a favorite place of ours. For this year’s Christmas Eve dinner, I patiently waited for Brenner’s to reopen and made our reservation in the first part of November. We go there for the Christmas decor, and the warm, homey atmosphere. I was HUGELY disappointed to be seated on a side porch by the bar where we were not only freezing cold but completely removed from the main dining room and the Christmas spirit for which we go there (not to mention we drop about $1000 on dinner). It was really disappointing.

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