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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown, Houston, TX

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

4.7
4.7
2668 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Elegant, award-winning steakhouse serving dry-aged prime beef, seafood & exceptional wines.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–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
    Catarino Torres
  • 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

What 2,668 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Steakhouse

2,668 Reviews
  1. GregM

    Austin

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jeremy, the manager is outstanding. A true hospitality pro.

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  2. DeborahG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary

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  3. JeffA

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time as always at Pappas Bros. Steaks were on point and the salmon was delicious. Fantastic service!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizer - Bacon wrapped scallops! Were excellent!!

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  5. LisaS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! So glad we went to this highly recommended restaurant!

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  6. EneysaL

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took my husband for his birthday. It was our first time, and we were not disappointed. The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was, though a little dark, was inviting and comfortable. The food was amazing. Between the lamb chops, veal, wagyu beef and lobster that we ordered, in addition to the wonderful sides, I couldn't tell you what we enjoyed most. The desserts were delicious, as well! All around, a great gastronomical experience. I must give special recognition to our personal server, Summer. She was phenomenal! Friendly, attentive, and above all, extremely knowledgeable about the menu. She really helped us make our selections. Our son has a seafood allergy and she was very aware of informing us of which items might have cross contamination. She treated our 13- and 11-year olds with the same respect as the rest of our party, and I can honestly say that she made our whole experience that much better. We will definitely be back, and hopefully we'll be able to have Summer as our server again.

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  7. Hudson

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was incredible, as always. The service was also incredible. Cant wait to go back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience for my husband’s birthday!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner experience. Food was delicious and wonderful atmosphere!

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  10. JamesO

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steaks, outstanding sides and salads. Incredible wine selection. Good but not great service. Restaurant was full and waiters were very busy and did their best. Nice ambiance. Highly recommend.

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  11. JerryS

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the restaurant, food and service. The only downside was the valet parking service, Houston Center Valet. We pulled up and the two guys at the valet stand just looked over at us and didn't move. We had to exit our vehicle and approach them in order to get service. We a similar experience when we finished our dinner. We did the automated checkout and waited the beyond the "6 minutes" wait time before we left our table. After waiting another 5 mins in the breezeway, seeing that our vehicle was not ready, I went outside to check with the two valets that were standing at the table. They had not even sent for our car yet. It took another 10-15 mins for our car to be pulled around. I realize this is no fault of Pappa's but since they contract with Houston Center Valet... they need to do better.

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  12. Victor

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent! Best steakhouse in the US…

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  13. disappointed

    Austin

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak, crab Mac and Cheese and Brussels sprouts were amazing. Espresso martini tasted more like the beer they add and didn’t have espresso. Recommend passing on the espressos and the milk chocolate mousse. Dessert was frozen and lacked flavor and the espresso was so overly extracted. Bad notes at the end but if we had just left after entree it would have been one of the best meals we’ve had at a nice steak place in Houston. Service was excellent.

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  14. Deelish12

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pappas Bris Downtown Houston food was excellent. Cocktails a bit skimpy, plates and prep excellent but we seemed to wait the longest for our food. Service was well attended, kitchen seemed a bit off, especially our order it took 30 minutes longer than others around us! But steak was excellent and the wedge salad ‘The Best’ ever! Au gratin potatoes enough to share with 4 people and super yummy.

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  15. JimE

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service by Ashley. We had a show to catch and she made everything work. Lobster Bisque was out of this world good. 3.5 lb lobster could have fed 3-4! We had ribeye leftovers and lobster.

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  16. NoelR

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The location was excellent. Very courteous staff, well trained. Valet was promt for the number of cars waiting to leave and park. I like the location of the Valet as well as near the front door. We arrived 1 minute earlier than our reservation. Was asked to sit at the bar. It was very quick to table was ready. Waitress was excellent. Enjoyed the night!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, been here several times and they NEVER disappoint with the quality of food! Everyone was courteous except for our waiter (Summer)

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  18. MarkA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though it was super busy on Valentines day, our waitress gave us the right amount of attention and the food was served at a reasonable time. Ashley was great. Food was delicious as always.

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  19. Chipper

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always great!! One of our favorite places for sure!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! Best steak in town. Highly recommend

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day was a bit chaotic, had waiters trying to bring us the wrong food a few times. Australian lobster tail was very lacking in flavor. Filet mignon amazing.

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  22. BrandonD

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good, not great for the price. Atmosphere was perfect, personal, and shows the status it portrays as. The main problem is the service. Our waiter was horrible(to us). We are a younger couple so I understand the stigma, but it was unbelievable watching our server joke and laugh with all of her tables never having them lift a finger then throwing boxes on our table and running away never asking if we need anything or taking any initiative. My date didn’t get her tea till after the entrees and the cocktails sat in the service well for an hour. The hosts, manager, even the person refilling the water were friendly and inviting, honestly the only reason this place deserves 3 stars. For 500 dollars I was very disappointed and would not recommend to anyone under 30 because you’ll be labeled and ignored.

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  23. JoannaW

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are many steak houses in Houston but Pappas Bros. Steakhouse never, ever disappoints! Food quality is top notch, service is great, drink pours are generous and the food just taste so darn good! It is our go to for birthdays, anniversaries and Valentine's Day!

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  24. ShaneL

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit to this location and as fabulous as the first. Expect to be in the $150 range per person for drinks, starters, dinner with sides, and desserts. No complaint in this regard as everything is exemplary. Attentive and excellent service and all of the food was fabulous. The lounge area was very noisy. We are thankful our table was toward the back and a much quieter dining experience. Certainly not a complaint. Just an observation. When in Houston, this restaurant is a must!!!

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  25. JoshP

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The food was outstanding. A great place for steaks.

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  26. LeslieH

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always!! Great for special occasions .

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best experience! Christina took fantastic care of us. They made our 15 year anniversary one to remember! The bar entree filet is perfect for me as I’m a light eater. Can’t wait to go back!

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  28. Eric

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and service as always! Hani is an absolute pro on service and Pappas food is the best in town. Always our go to for out of town guests.

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  29. MichaelD

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks were extremely salty!!! Salad & Dressing / Good Sides/Good Bread/Delicious Desserts / Excellent 1st time I have thought, everything not the best ever.

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  30. lcf23

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. We advised our server it was my husband’s birthday & he arranged for a lovely dessert with bd candle added. I would definitely recommend.

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  31. JasonL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had the 16oz ribeye medium rare. Came out Medium well. Seemed more of like a strip than a ribeye. Decent wait staff. Took a little long been visits. It was just ok. Wasn’t my first choice anyway.

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  32. egood227

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food as usual, but service was lacking. My tea was never refilled without me asking.

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  33. TimY

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a little loud, but not enough to keep us from coming back

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  34. chuey

    Houston

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience of the downtown location was outstanding and the wine steward Dillon helped me select wine that were delicious and within my budget. I appreciate when the restaurant doesn’t push you to spend more. Our dining dragged on with long gaps between courses and a very long gap before we received our bill and could pay out. My observation is the managers all left early leaving a waitstaff with too much to do. I suggest having managers stay until all guests are checked out to fill in for the harried waitstaff.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my aunts birthday and everything was perfect

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  36. Anonymous

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal and service were excellent. The only issue we had was getting our car with valet. Somehow they did not realize that we had requested our car and others who came out after us got their cars first. We had to rush to symphony and got there about 5 minutes before 8:00.

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  37. luv2dine

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, atmosphere all good. The only slight negative is waiters were always ‘hovering’ around the table - we felt rushed through the entire meal

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was amazing and great but the thing that let my husband and I down while visiting pappas steakhouse was that we needed to send my steak back to be recooked. When we received it back, it was still undercooked. When you pay a steakhouse price, you really expect the steaks come out perfectly. Even our waitress was disappointed in how it was cooked.

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  39. MichelleH

    Central Texas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner and evening! Service was excellent! A little noisy for one on one, but great for a group.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time Celebrating our Anniversary, and Ashley and the staff were fantastic with recommendations and service.

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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 4.7 stars by 2668 OpenTable diners.

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 16 times today
Google Map for Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

1200 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    San Jacinto St. & Caroline St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Catarino Torres
  • 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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