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Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
+1 713-522-9711
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
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Reviewed yesterday

Having dined here in May 2016 it was a no-brainer to return on our next visit to Houston one year later. Outdoor dining was nixed on our first visit by drizzling rain but the weather was perfect on our most recent visit and we had...More

Thank Norris A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere was formal no shorts allowed. Seating is in high back chairs with a small back pillow. We had the poblano tortilla soup which was excellent. We also had the Oscar fillet and it was very good. For dessert we had the beignets and...More

Thank Been_Here-Done_It
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upscale with lots of atmosphere. In the style of New Orleans and awesome food, you will enjoy this restaurant for any occasion. I always feel like I have been on vacation after visiting this restaurant. Lively music, elegance, great service all adds to each delectable...More

Thank ldebar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband arranged for us to celebrate part of my birthday at Brennan's (he knows I LOVE their food) followed by taking their shuttle service to Jones Hall for an event. Food was excellent as always! Had the corn & crab bisque to start, sea scallops...More

Thank Shalawn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Houston abounds with dining options. I live in the west suburb of Katy, but we have no objection to getting in the car and driving a fair distance if great food is the end result. And one place that excels at both great food and...More

Thank Bryan_Carey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PRO's: This restaurant is quietly doing outstanding Creole and New American cuisine in this Houston location. This is one of the few restaurants where food, service and ambiance all come together perfectly. Count of high back seating so you can hear the table conversation. White...More

1  Thank Spurgeon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came with friends who wanted to eat here before they move out of Houston, and looking at the reviews we were happy to join. The location looks great, the tables are spaced appropriately so can you see what's going on but do not overhear...More

1  Thank Michiel T
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Michiel, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear your first visit with us. We try and create a memorable experience but we clearly failed. I've sent our culinary team as well as our service managers a copy of your review. If you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for appetizers and a drink today and was told the kitchen was closed so I ended up at the bar for happy hour. Their happy hour consisted of something called 777. Which meant they had seven drinks seven wines and seven appetizers each...More

1  Thank TheaTX
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We had a family birthday dinner for my mother-in-law in the Staub room. Brennan's has been a family favorite for celebrations for years. The food and service were very good and we all enjoyed talking about old times at Brennan's. We'll be back. My only...More

1  Thank MissFlamingoGirl
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here several times, mostly when celebrating an occasion. The food is always amazing and the service is top notch. It's a nice place so check the dress code before you book! We had the quail and oyster appetizers followed...More

1  Thank Mufflepuff
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Linda R
15 May 2017|
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Response from Brennans1967 | Property representative |
Hello Linda, Thanks for your questions. A button down shirt is completely acceptable. At one point, we were a jacket-only restaurant but have since adjusted as local work attire has relaxed.as well. As a courtesy to all... More
16 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-9711
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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. From the reservationist to the waiters, chefs and every associate behind the scenes, our team is focused on the highest standard of excellence and equally dedicated to creating enduring memories of snapshots in time: the sealing of business deals, wedding proposals, joyful celebrations, and the marking of significant milestones along life's way. And the proof is in the (bread) pudding, with loyal patrons returning time and again to create new memories.Reflecting the same warmth as our friendly greeting, each farewell concludes with Brennan's signature lagniappe: an abundance of unforgettably fresh pecan pralines.
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