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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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“brunch” (120 reviews)
“turtle soup” (145 reviews)
“bananas foster” (163 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 2 days ago

Family met here for a 50th Birthday Party - The food was excellent as well as impeccable service. There is a 'Business Casual' dress code, but nothing extreme. Valet parking seems to be the best way (may be the only way) to park here, but...More

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The courses for the Valentine’s dinner were all great beginning with an initial oyster chaser. I had oysters as the appetizer followed by the Red Snapper Pontchartrain. For dessert, I had the Creme Brûlée. Everything was very tasty and beautiful in appearance.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit chilly that morning so the fireplace in our room was a welcome site. The brunch was well prepared. For dessert, you can't go wrong with the bananas foster. The service was attentive without been intrusive.

Thank traveljim007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been coming to Brennan's for special occasions for many years. This last visit was really disappointing. The food was average at best. Considering what we paid, I would expect it to be great. The only dish anybody at our table (of 9) came away...More

Thank 88Mike
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 88Mike, I'm sorry to hear about your last experience with us. Our goal is to create great memories and we clearly failed with your group. If you're willing to share some details about your visit, I'd like to do some research on our end...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A consistent fantastic restaurant. After a slight delay in seating everyone, the service, food, drinks were all exceptional. Knowledgeable waiter presenting beautiful and delicious dishes. Could not have been better all around. This place continues to shine. Thanks....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the kitchen table for a good friends birthday. The food and service was exemplary. The wine pagiring was excellent and informative. Being able to walk around the kitchen during food prep was fun and being treated to a fresh oyster on...More

Thank Bacdok
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's difficult to write an honest review when dealing with an old and established restaurant that many feel they need to praise. My wife and I have been multiple times to the original Brennan's in New Orleans---it's an Institution. Brennan's in Houston doesn't come up...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the restaurant to be very old school. This we expected. Overall food was just Ok. nothing special. The turtle soup was good. Wedge salad was very average. Fried green tomatoes were tasteless and while there was a fair amount of crabmeat, it was...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After Tex mex, massive sandwiches, this New Orleans based a super success. Food really exquisite and excellent. The grilled red mullet, the soup and really good wines.

Thank Keramslon
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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 16 January 2018

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

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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 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
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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