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Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
+1 713-522-9711
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (143 reviews)
“turtle soup” (145 reviews)
“bananas foster” (162 reviews)
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French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006-6692
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

HRW visit to fine dining, ala New Orleans influences in Houston. As expected the shrimp remoulade followed by red fish was lovely, husband had very tasty & meaty beef rib. Finished with table side bananas foster. All outstanding. Romantic with good service.

Thank Paulette P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went with two other couples for brunch during restaurant week. We ordered from the special $20 menu and added Bloody Mary, mimosas and banana foster. Total bill for a great time with friends: $100.18. Per couple and we’ll do it again next year!!

Thank John2Mary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a beautiful building, and all the dining rooms are well-decorated. (Jackets for men are required in the main dining room.) The gumbo is very flavorful, and the snapping turtle soup manages to be a unique offering as well as actually delicious....More

Thank Cory N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group was celebrating three birthdays. We were treated like royalty by our servers and the managers stopped by to make sure we had impeccable service. The gumbo was delicious and the quail was truly tasty. I will be ordering the quail on my next...More

Thank Sherrie M
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We were a party of six having a post-opera dinner at the end of our Houston get together. We enjoyed the elegant atmosphere and exceptional menu choices. My wife had a delicious eggplant vegetarian entree and I had a perfectly cooked steak (I like it...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Had not been to Brennans in a while and was pleased to find that everyone in our party was pleased with their main course. I have always found the salads etter than adverage and the gumbo and turtle soup both very good but have been...More

Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I always go out to eat on Halloween. Since we had a gift card for Brennan’s we decided to brave the traffic and dine at Brennan’s. I had wanted to sit in their beautiful courtyard but unfortunately it was raining so we...More

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went for brunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Every other place I’ve celebrated at has asked if a special event is being celebrated and then ignored it altogether. Brennan’s asked and then when we arrived, my friend was wished a happy birthday at the hostess...More

Thank worldgoer
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The quiet elegance of Brennan’s is a special treat to be savored on special occasions. I enjoyed Saturday brunch there with friends. From the moment you arrive you are treated as an honored guest. The furnishings in the dining room are comfortable and lush, conducive...More

Thank TaeguBubbles
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A group of eight friends reserved the Kitchen Table for a weekday lunch, and all were quite pleased with the experience, food and service. We chose to order drinks by the glass instead of the wine pairings. The food was the true star in this...More

Thank Pamela Cazes T
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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
17 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, 有泊車位, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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