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Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
+1 713-522-9711
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (119 reviews)
“turtle soup” (143 reviews)
“bananas foster” (161 reviews)
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French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A taste of New Orleans in Houston. Wonderful, friendly service. The menu was diverse and described the dishes well. Seafood dishes were all good - we shared. The turtle soup and bread pudding were standouts. The atmosphere was classy but not stuffy.

Thank Spadafino
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Spadafino, Thank you for the review and so glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks for your patronage!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was mediocre at best. The best thing there was the turtle soup beyond that not a great culinary experience.More

Thank Steven W
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Steven, Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit. I'm sorry to hear about your experience and would love to hear more detail about it in an attempt to improve and provide a better experience in the future. Looking forward to hearing from you....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is stunning and one of our favorites. We were married in their courtyard and had a private dinner for six people in a room upstairs with a view. The area inside and out is perfect for pictures. The dining room is jackets only...More

1  Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time that I have eaten in this well above the average restaurant. It does have a reputation of being a bit snooty though in reality it simply maintains proper standards. We were seated upstairs and with two young Granddaughters along the...More

Thank christopher h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the dinner this past weekend. At some places, you would expect a less exciting visit when eating with 80 others but Brennan's made it seem like you were just a part of a table of 8. All courses served quickly and expertly, the...More

Thank m2swim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started out a little slow but everything got back on track. The food was good except I was little surprised that after my entree showed up the manager came over and told me he sorry but the didn’t have the collared greens that I had...More

Thank CarnivoreGunter_TX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A grand & classy restaurant, located in the heart of Houston. Delicious food, superb service, and a beautiful setting! Even after renovations due to Hurricane Ike and a devastating fire, Brennan's of Houston's integrity remains. This is a must-stop for fans of the movie Terms...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends to celebrate the holidays. Brennan’s has a fixed price deal - you choose you main dish and for that price you get a starter and a dessert. Highly recommend the turtle soup and pavan crusted fish. Beignets and bananas foster are great...More

1  Thank mrsleisure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems like Brennan's has been in Houston forever. But, it is still one of the classic old time must go to restaurants in Houston. Brennen's hasn't changed much over the years and still has one of the best menus in Houston. You will find...More

1  Thank scope1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible holiday lunch at Brennan's of Houston. Same outfit as NOLA but different sprig of the family. The turtle soup will make a hound dog hug a jackrabbit. I had shrimp and grits, others had crab cakes, and two Filet's. Everyone reported awesome. Service on...More

1  Thank Jim O
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Claudia S
16 November 2017|
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Response from racingme77 | Reviewed this property |
I never sought out vegetarian options until very recently. Brennan's has an excellent kitchen, always eager to please, in my opinion. I would not be afraid to make a special request regarding vegetarian options or anything... More
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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Response from IoaMS | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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