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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.8
4.8
2179 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
At Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, we put immeasurable care into everything we do, all to provide our Guests a dining experience like no other. The steakhouse features USDA Prime in-house dry-aged beef. The award-winning wine list boasts over 3,900 selections, and the cellars have an inventory totaling over 30,000 bottles from every major fine wine-producing region in the world.

We are minutes away from NRG Stadium, Toyota Center, George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 658-1995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Velardi

  • Catering

    Call Pappas Catering at 713-952-9782

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Piano player in the Bar from 7 PM to close

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,179 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Steak

  • Houston

    Romantic

  • Houston

    Steak

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  1. TL

    TerryL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent as usual. The service was spectacular as well. My only complaint is the noise level of the interior is pretty loud. Overall an excellent experience.
  2. BM

    BrandonM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food, too loud for a business dinner in the open area
  3. SS

    SSED

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was nicely prepared and presented. Pricey but enjoyable. The service from the whole team was exceptional and enough reason to return if you like to be treated well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner, great waiter!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and even better food.
  6. AN

    AmberN

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary. Didn’t get an anniversary dessert though. 😔
  7. t

    tessw

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was awesome! Our waitress Summer was so good that I have requested her to wait on us every time we come to Pappas!
  8. W

    Westside

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My NY Strip had great flavor, unfortunately a lot of "gristle" going through the middle of my steak. First time this has happened.
  9. J

    Joetfan

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Anniversary dinner with reservation. Waited 15 minutes for table. Ushered to table facing kitchen service door. Asked to rearrange seating to change view. Very noisy, had difficulty hearing server. Wedge salad was excellent. Porterhouse was nicely cooked, albeit not a great crust, and tender; however it was almost flavorless. Baked potato was tasty although the presentation was sloppy. Drinks were fine , but a little slow coming as I was half way through my steak before I got my wine. For our anniversary they gave us very good chocolate dipped strawberries for desert which was a nice touch.
  10. CC

    ColinC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service excellent. Drinks excellent. Food excellent. I totally enjoyed the experience.
  11. JK

    JohnK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first encounter was with the manager, Allen. He was so helpful in answering questions and finalizing our reservations. All the staff that we encountered that night were amazing and friendly, especially our hostess, Dee. She was so great, friendly and professional- give her a raise!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    The food was so bland , it was no seasoning. I’m from Memphis and we’re here for my birthday. It’s ok but not worth the money we sent.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was quick and friendly.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Hard to beat it.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding
  16. H

    Htown

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    On 2 separate occasions, we order a drink with are meal and it didn’t come. A glass of red wine with steak, came after we were done eating the steak. Order and after dinner drink with desert and the drink did not come until we were finished and ready to go. Love this place and the food, but service team was not on the same page. Disappointed for errors like this at this price point.
  17. F

    Foodie

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service! Food was cooked to perfection.
  18. t

    tarheel62

    Houston

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. Waiter was helpful in making food and beverage selections and the food was cooked to perfection.
  19. RW

    RhondaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dining experience. Will definitely be back.
  20. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timer visitors, all delicious food (house salad, filet, and cheesecake)!
  21. c

    chularanch

    Houston

    228 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall great experience but steak was undercooked and crab Mac and cheese needed more crab. Nice waitstaff.
  22. SM

    StevenM

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed a great meal with a work associate after completing a project in town. The Caesar salad was excellent, the loaded potato was also. The Dry aged steak, though cooked correctly and very tasty, did not quite live up to expectations. I might have set my standard too high.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was wonderful
  24. k

    kellys

    Houston

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the food and the service were exceptional. Try the dessert labeled Turtle …. Sounds funny but tasted amazing.
  25. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come back to the US only a couple of times a year, so it is important that I find great steak when I do. Mission Accomplished!
  26. J

    Jesus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is amazing, and the service is great! The ambiance is a little dark where we ate. The experience is amazing. Please, try the key lime pie, is very good! Thanks, Pappas Steakhouse!
  27. OH

    OveH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is THE place for a steak. Expensive, but good value for the money.
  28. EK

    EdwardK

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The steak was very good but not distinguishable from Capital Grill, Ruth’s Chris, Flemings, Morton’s, and some local spots. The mashed potatoes were lumpy.
  29. D

    Diane

    Houston

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our new experience here, ate early before noise started and was great. Food and service was awesome.
  30. CL

    CarlosL

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, but NOT for the Houston Restaurant Month menu quality and presentation, I was very disappointed. The dessert was good. However, the service was outstanding, and the ambience was great.
  31. LY

    LetrinaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome dinner . Our server Sarah was awesome!!
  32. GK

    GeraldK

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great ! Service was wonderful!
  33. a

    anonymous

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our friends’s anniversary
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. One of the best steakhouse experiences I’ve had and it’s family owned. The food was spectacular!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service ! Meal was fantastic
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Great waiter and excellent food! The restaurants was hot so I’m not sure if the AC had issues or why the room was warm but everyone at my table was sweating
  37. JH

    JoshuaH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks always cooked to perfection. Key lime pies are better and larger! Definitely my top 1 or 2 steak house.
  38. MT

    MichaelT

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you want the best, Prime Ribeye -- you go to the best steakhouse!
  39. m

    michaeln

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    I have never been to the Pappas Brothers steakhouse downtown so four of us decided to try it during restaurant week. Service was great, liked the location but three of us got the restaurant week special steak, 10 oz sirloin strip. It was simply awful. Tough and gristley. Certainly not what I would expect from any Pappas restaurant.
  40. TD

    TennisDiva

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience for Houston Restaurant Week! I highly recommend taking advantage of this special event.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 2179 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

1200 McKinney, Houston, TX 77010

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Velardi

  • Entertainment

    Piano player in the Bar from 7 PM to close

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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