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Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006 (Midtown)
713-522-9711
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Ranked #4 of 7,133 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Stuart
Description: 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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Denver, CO
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed dinner here with a group from work. Server was excellent, knew the menu and made great suggestions! Everyone's entrees were beautifully prepared and delicious. Sommelier assisted with the perfect wine to complement the meal. Quiet enough to converse with the whole table. Don't miss the Pralines at the front door on your way out!

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Dublin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We had outstanding dinner here recently as part of a group celebration. Brilliant food, great atmosphere, service secondary to none. The private dining room upstairs is a special touch. oNly downside is the place is a little challenging to find. A Houston institution.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

The front staff looked down their nose at me when I came in. My server was excellent. Food was pretty good but I found a large crab shell in my pasta. Very expensive for the quality and portion size. Parking was a chore too. Overall, I've had many better experiences at Pappadeux's. If you're going for upscale and feel like... More

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Richmond, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Go there each month on way to theater. Service is very good, everyone is very friendly, attentive Food is always excellent Scuttle to/from theater is very convenient, makes going to theater a lot easier

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My wife and I came here for her birthday last August, and had a fantastic time. The food was superb, as was the wait staff. Highly recommend!

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Louisville, KY
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great restaurant. Started with the 1-1-1. A little taste of three different soups...I would suggest you don't do this but get a full bowl of the gumbo. That was incredible. For my lunch I go the duck pot pie...oh my, Wonderful! Dessert, banana foster, of course. You cannot go wrong going here. Fabulous.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I'm from Louisiana, so I'm very picky on my cajun/creole food. Brennan's is top-notch, and you must have their Turtle soup. We went on Easter, and the meal was great.

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

You just can't go wrong....this is THE Houston staple. Best brunch, hand's down. Have a special occasion? This is the place. Always memorable, delicious and unobtrusive servers...order with confidence, as they are incredibly on their game. Oh, the fact that a 'Terms of Endearment' scene was shot here, always makes it more special for me...I have been going here for... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Wonderful, old traditional restaurant in New Orleans style. Attention to detail and wonderful menu, food and tastes.

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Houston, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We go to Brennan's frequently and are always pleased with the food and service. It is a staple in our culinary lives.

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