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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.6
3034 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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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.

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Phone number
(713) 868-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Braden
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Memorial Drive
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Parking details
Brenner's on the Bayou offers complimentary Valet parking.
NO SELF PARKING
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Special events & promotions
For Special Events Call 713-868-4444
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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

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.

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What 3034 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sohail (Houston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Just what I wanted. A quiet evening with the family paired with a nice view of the Bayou. Food was spectacular. Not one bad dish. Service was great. Our waiter DJ was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend

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Frecklez07 (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food with awesome service!!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance! Food was good and the view was phenomenal!

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themichaelf (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall it was a great experience. Our table was not available for an additional 20 minute wait but we enjoyed Blue Bar while we waited.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, delicious food and beautiful atmosphere.

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jani1004 (Houston)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was not our first time at this location. We discovered that being seated on the upper level instead of downstairs, makes for a really noisy situation. We could hardly hear ourselves talk.
Also, they had the lights so low we couldn't see our food without a flashlight. Otherwise, the food was tasty and the service good

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

First visit to this Brenner’s location. Was here 10 or so years ago when it was the Rainbow Lodge. Entrees were ribeye, fillet and lamb chops. All were cooked correctly and had great flavor. Especially liked the the mashed potatoes. Shared the chocolate soufflé which was outstanding. Nick did a great job servicing us.
We ended up being seated upstairs. Very quiet and only 8 or so tables. Had I known I would have ask to be seated downstairs. Much more lively and better decor. I wish they had ask before seating me. Would not sit upstairs should I choose to return.

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CiaraW 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My boyfriend and I went to celebrate Valentine’s Day/ anniversary. The place was breath taking and the staff was so professional and nice. Our waiter Antonio had such an amazing personality, was very attentive to our needs and he had great recommendations. The food was amazing. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Every thing was great. Portions could have been a little larger for the price but overall a great experience! Glad u were able to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Beautiful location

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent, professional service. Beautiful environment. Lighting, sound are just right for a date. Very pricey. I don't think they have a dress code but this would be the place to dress up.

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ItaSari (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was great. We really enjoyed our steak.

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OpenTable Diner (Amarillo)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine reservations made almost a month out. No inside seating available offered to sit outside not knowing smoking was permitted in dinner section.

Decided to stay outside anyway and moved to different table away from smoking patrons.

Service was good, but I wished the reservation for a table inside had been available.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing service and great location for a romantic dinner!

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I had an awesome evening. Our dinner was different but very tasty. Once we finished our dinner, we ventured out to the patio area, and it was amazing and romantic. We will return and inform our family and friends.

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Tosh (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This place never disappoints, service was a bit off, I found my glass empty 3 times which was unusual. Our server made up for it with exemplarary service when he did make his way over. To be fair it was close to closing, I wrongfully assumed they closed at 11 because I was able to set a reservation at 930. Despite making an effort to not make us feel rushed we did not feel like being the only ones keeping everyone there so we wrapped up a bit sooner than we liked. (Still much after everyone else) overall I received the service one would expect. Will be back; Albeit much earlier next time!

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akheel (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was top-notch. Ambiance was perfect and so was the service. The dessert was beautifully decorated with Anniversary wishes. The dessert was also 'on-the-house' which was a nice gesture.

However, when we checked in at front desk, since the table was not ready, my wife and I were asked to wait outside. Then another couple checks in and they were apologetically requested to wait at the bar. I felt discriminated due to my color.

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TonyL (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

like always a great place for a great dinner, the food is incredible and the service is awesome.

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Alexis (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Took my boyfriend to Brenner's for the first time for his birthday, and we both absolutely loved it! My favorite part was the cozy, romantic, scenic environment as well as the outstanding food and drink menu. Everything was delicious! We will definitely be back!

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JaimeV (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great tasting food and awesome service. The view was outstanding.

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RobinD (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We love coming to Brenner's for our special occasion dinners. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. However, we were set in the upper level and the room was more of a banquet feel. The lighting was very bright and the music was a little too loud. Next time we will specifically request to be seating on the main level.

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sortiz113 (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was amazing. Our waiter made sure that everything was right for me and my wife anniversary. We will be coming back in the future.

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HarveyK (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Enjoyed the evening.

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JessicaF (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

My husband and I went for an early Valentines dinner. I can’t describe how absolutely fantastic this meal was. The quail, the brussel sprouts, the filet mignon-all perfectly yummy. Even the little while-you-wait breads were tasty. Highly, highly recommend.

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DeeMarie (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

First time visit for my boyfriend and I Celebrating his birthday and Valentines Day.
The Good: Free valet parking, nice scenery outside, our waiter was awesome, Very attentive. The food was good. I had pork chops. The serving size were large enough for 2.
The Bad: They did not have any Ribeye Steaks. They only had 3 for the night and ran out. Major disappointment for my boyfriend. The steak he ordered as medium well was too pink. It had to be taken back to kitchen. The taste was OK. Nothing special for the price. It was not the best steak he ever had. I requested a table with a view and we were sat by a window with view of outside patio and it was cold.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

As usual, fantastic food & service!! Love this place!

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MichaelD (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The overall experience was great. We celebrated Valentines day a few days early which our reservations were on time with our table. The decor was beyond amazing which this place is good for dates and special occasions. The prices were very reasonable and the food was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

First time there - loved the place. Service, food, and ambience were all great.

We eat at Brenner's on the Katy Freeway quite a bit, both are great but BOB had a great atmosphere.

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Victor (Houston)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

After finding a 6-7 inch plastic wrap in my wife’s salad, and a lukewarm steak on my plate, I am definitely not interested in revisiting this restaurant again. Steak 48, or perhaps Truluck’s will be a better choice.

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LORIB (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Natalie was a great server and great service. We were there for girls night out and had a great time the food was awesome !

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