About Brennan's of Houston
Since our 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Brennan's of Houston has evolved into the city's premier destination for memorable dining served with true Southern hospitality.
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:45 PM- 10:00 PM
Jackets Preferred - NO Shorts, Flip-Flops, Torn Jeans, Beach Wear or Athletic Wear will be Seated
$31 to $50
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For weekend diners, Brennan’s Creole Jazz Brunch remains a four-star tradition among Houston's Sunday brunch enthusiasts. The air is filled with an abundance of tantalizing jazz music and the fragrance of fresh flowers; southern mainstays and twists on classic favorites are graciously served in sun-filled dining areas.
Street parking is available but limited. Valet parking is recommended.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We know that each event is special and at Brennan’s, our mission is to make your event a great memory. From 10-150, we offer several dining rooms to accommodate your party size as well as full restaurant buy-outs. Ballroom-seats up to 160: One of Houston's oldest and most distinguished private
Brennan's of Houston Ratings and Reviews
A beautiful restaurant with exquisite Ne ...
A beautiful restaurant with exquisite New Orleans Creole cuisine. The Brennan's family have been running this restaurant for several generations now, and this shows in how they do everything (service, ambience, food) very well. I would recommend you show up a little early for your reservation and enjoy a few cocktails at the courtyard bar (the Sazerac & French 75 are exceptional). Don't forget to cap off your meal with their famous Bananas Foster dessert show!
Great Brunch selections--hard to make ch ...
Great Brunch selections--hard to make choice. Seafood platter is a good one. Good selection and diverse. Service was good--wait for the seafood platter was explained, so we were prepared and ordered an appetizer to hold us over. Smoked bacon--awesome.
It was OK. We were seated upstairs, whe ...
It was OK. We were seated upstairs, where, I think, the decor andcomfort factor do not match the reputation or the price. Ceilings high, so noise level is too. A loud pair of cackling diners almost ruined the night. Thought we'd try during HWR. Not sure if that impacts where seated, quality of the cooking, or timing of dishes. I hope not. If it does, the restaurant has lost a potential customer. It just wasn't good enough to go back in a city of many good options.
Service wasn't what I expected for a res ...
Service wasn't what I expected for a restaurant like this. It's not as orchestrated like the restaurant in New Orleans and the staff is a little rough around the edges and inattentive. The food was decent, but for the prices you pay here, I wouldn't return unless the service was better. Sorry!
After we were seated it seemed like fore ...
After we were seated it seemed like forever for waiter to wait on us. After the meal he (waiter) enjoyed a good laugh with my husband about looking at the dessert menu is like looking at other women. Doesn't hurt anything. Not appreciated...
We went to Brennans for Houston Restaura ...
We went to Brennans for Houston Restaurant Week with another couple. The menu was very good. The service was excellent. We were in an upstairs dining room with a large table next to us and it was quite loud but not overly obnoxious. Three of our meals were very good, one of the meals, the filet, was not very hot. Everything else was right on temperature. This was our first time back since the fire. It was good to be back.
I went for a Restaurant Weeks' lunch wit ...
I went for a Restaurant Weeks' lunch with a friend. The Restaurant Weeks' menu was excellent. We had a hard time deciding. The food was superb and the service made us feel very pampered. Great experience all around, especially since my friend had done 2 previous Restaurant Weeks' lunches that were less than satisfactory. We will probably make Brennan's a regular lunch spot every few months.
We ate there as part of the Restaurant W ...
We ate there as part of the Restaurant Week. My wife loved what she was served but I did not. I did not like the dressing on the house (?) salad nor whatever was on top of the filet steak (I tried to look back at the menu but did not see Special for restaurant week. I like to taste the meat and not a lot of spices. I ate two bits of my steak and brought it home for a next day stew (to weaken the taste of the spices/sauces). The service was OK. I just did not
I was very disappointed with the entree ...
I was very disappointed with the entree (beef and grits). I beef was not only tough but tasted rancid. It was a Houston Restaurant Lunch so it appears they tried saving money by cutting quality. I have eaten here many times and always enjoyed it but this was a bad experience. Regretably, I did not complain as it was a lunch and we were in a hurry. At least the turtle soup was still good.
Houston Restaurant Week - wonderful menu ...
Houston Restaurant Week - wonderful menu choices. The pralines that were given to us at the end of the meal as we exited the restaurant were the best I had ever had. I routinely purchase from Southern Candies, but the Brennan's pralines beat out my favorite New Orleans candy provider.
Have never been to Brennan's, but I've h ...
Have never been to Brennan's, but I've heard of them. This restaurant has been on my wife's radar for a while and being one of Houston's mainstays, we felt it was time to try it out. Now I wish we'd been here sooner. The outside of the restaurant isn't eye catching, but once you walk in you can feel the history and elegance of the place. The food was fantastic and flavorful. Our wait staff were very tentative and put on a great show for the dessert course. Overall, we had a great time and look forward to dining here in the future.
The positives: We (three of us) had a l ...
The positives: We (three of us) had a lovely table by the patio window and were seated promptly by pleasant hostesses for an 11:30am brunch reservation. The strolling band for special occasions was a delight. One of our servers was friendly.
The negatives: The service was hit or miss, mostly miss. We were seated for 10 minutes before even being approached by a server. Only half the tables were occupied at first, so we had no idea why we waited so long. Turns out we had two servers for a 10-table room, one main waiter (Francisco) and an assistant (Paul). Francisco was knowledgeable and friendly. Paul seemed surly. Francisco asked if we wanted anything to drink before we'd even been given menus. We were taken aback so he suggested he bring us some waters and bread (bread&water?) for the time being. I asked for menus. Ten minutes later we got waters from Paul, but the promised bread didn't come with it. Still no menus. Every stage of the meal except paying the check involved lots of waiting for one of the servers to reappear in the area.
The food at brunch, while tasty enough, was not particularly memorable. The eggplant soup was bland and had a slightly creepy, gummy texture. While it was served slightly warm, none of it was hot. This was true of all three soups and all three entrees. When the soups were deposited unceremoniously in front of us, I wondered if the turtle soup had already come with the sherry in it, or if it would be added table-side, like they do in New Orleans. Nobody said anything when it was placed in front of me. So I assumed it was in there and started eating. A couple minutes later after I’d eaten part of it, Paul reappeared and without saying a word, dumped sherry in my soup and left again. Imagine if I hadn't already known from experience that the sherry was traditionally added table side.
All in all, a $100 lesson that I won't repeat.
This was a wonderful dining experience. ...
This was a wonderful dining experience. The food was the best that I've had in a while. Their turtle soup was yummy and I'm now craving the duck soup and the pork loin!!! Devine!
Very attentive staff, friendly and professional.
Brennan's is my go to restaurant for special life moments and fine dining. They live up to their reputation!
Dining at Brennan's is a must, for as yo ...
Dining at Brennan's is a must, for as you step into the quaint building on Smith you feel like you've been transported to one of the side streets in New Orleans and are dining at Commander's Palace. It probably doesn't hurt having that pile of pralines sitting pretty on a sideboard for waiting customers to make you feel like you're in the 'big easy'. Our table was festooned with a long yellow ribbon which I didn't notice until our waiter Valentin greeted us and wished us a happy anniversary. Then I began noticing a table here and there with a similar yellow ribboned sash and partiers of various celebratory partakings. Food wise the meals are excellent. The cooks are attentive to allergies and are careful in preparation. The side room we were in was lovely and away from the main dining room and adjacent bar which became quite loud and busy as the evening wore on. We were quite happy being in the quieter of the rooms to enjoy our guests. Two diners in our party ordered the salmon from the HRW menu and the meal was cooked perfectly and enjoyed thoroughly. First courses of duck and collard green gumbo and Brennan's house salad were quite enjoyable. Sides of their cheese & garlic bread vanished quickly. The pecan wood filet mignon was well prepared as was the chicken minus the cajun spices. The creole bread pudding was enjoyed by one, and while the bananas foster was showy cooked tableside, the housemade mini beignets clearly stole the show...about eight mini beignets filled a little aluminum basket with a teeny side of cappuccino for dipping...completely unnecessary as the beignets themselves were absolutely delectable. I would come back here just to sit and people watch and eat beignets they were that good.
We went for Houston Restaurant Week. ...
We went for Houston Restaurant Week. Some ordered the prix fix menu, some ordered from the regular menu. Our waiters were so kind and accommodating. The service was outstanding, the food fabulous. I'll go back anytime the opportunity presents itself. One word review...AWESOME!!!
Went for HRW. For 35 dollars and a 3 co ...
Went for HRW. For 35 dollars and a 3 course meal, it was a great deal for the experience. I have been here before for my going away party and recall the great service and food so we decided to Come back for my nieces' birthday. I don't suggest ordering the "kid's menu". Which was verbally given to us and there was no menu as I recall. It's 20 dollars for a grilled cheese sandwich or pasta (nothing on it or in it, just Boiled pasta, not even a sauce). And appetizer was 4 strawberry w whip cream in the middle. If I had known this, I would have just ordered something from the menu.
Brennan's has a great atmosphere and att ...
Brennan's has a great atmosphere and attentive wait staff. They offered good suggestions in regard to what I liked, and didn't try to upsale me. My date and I agreed that we would be coming back. There is a crab dish we want to try next along with a flaming banana dessert.
Food and service excellent as always. Me ...
Food and service excellent as always. Met friends from the other side of Houston for restaurant week.
Jesse made the best bananas foster that night I think we have ever had. He poured the "sauce" on the side instead of over the ice cream.
It had been a while since I was at Brenn ...
It had been a while since I was at Brennan's last, but it was even better in every aspect. The food , service, and ambiance was outstanding. I am looking forward to my next visit with great anticipation and a shorter time frame.
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