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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (112 reviews)
“turtle soup” (133 reviews)
“bananas foster” (154 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:00All hours
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
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1 - 10 of 791 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The well established restaurant is good but not exceptional! Many diners appeared to be regulars. The service was below par. The food was delicious but not out of the ordinary. The setting is very pretty.

Thank T_Villa99
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had the filet' and it was very moist, cooked perfect and timely. The drinks were spot on and very cold. The desert was the best of the night. We will be back

Thank SlowPoke1960
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great service, nice ambiance, delicious and innovative food. By that I mean, not the same old, same old thing over and over.

Thank cat4hou
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Always a must go to while visiting or living in Houston. The old-school charm, incredible service, and Creole style food is a winner. The turtle soup is a must! If you're lucky, they might even give you a behind-the-scenes tour...don't pass it up!

1  Thank milesawayblog
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hello Milesawayblog, Thank you for the review and tips for other diners. Hope you're having a great week!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Leave room for Bananas Foster dessert. Live jazz music sets the tone for a delicious meal with attentive wait staff.

Thank GeauxTigers1984
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hello GeauxTigers1984, Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Always one of our favorite restaurants anywhere - long family history around dining at Brennan's. Decided to go for Brunch for '2017 Restaurant Week' - ate in a smaller dining room. Rodney was our 'server' and was outstanding!! Not only were all the foods AND...More

1  Thank Gerry F
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello Gerry, Thank you for the delightful review. We love that you came to join us for HRW. I'll pass along the kudos to Captain Rodney and his team. Thank you for your ongoing patronage. It's with customers like you that we've been standing since...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We reviewed the various choices for 2017 Restaurant Week and chose the consistently excellent Brennan's. For our first dinner out. We met friends and were not disappointed. Turtle soup and shrimp remoulade were great appetizer choices. The pork tenderloin, redfish and truffled chicken mains were...More

Thank ppettyHtown
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hello ppettyHtown, Thank you for your review. There are many amazing restaurants participating in HRW and we're honored you choose ours and enjoyed the experience. Have a wonderful week!

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went to Brennan's on a recommendation from the GM of Hyatt Regency in Houston. The setting is chic, the menu is tempting. Despite a clumsy service from what appears to be an inexperienced waiter, we had a great meal. They elegantly didn't charge us...More

Thank anthonymhlee
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Food was good. It was not as great as I remember and service was slower than normal. Atmosphere is always wonderful. It is a great place to consider for special events, and I would go back again.

Thank Nathan H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I took my mom and daughter to brunch yesterday for a special girls outing and we had a wonderful meal! The interior is lovely--complete southern charm. My tomato salad was delicious and the shrimp and grits amazing! I was stuffed before dessert so wasn't too...More

Thank Laura E
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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
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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11:00 - 14:00
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11:00 - 14:00
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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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