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Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006 (Midtown)
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Ranked #6 of 7,221 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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90% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We decided to order from the Restaurant Week Menu, and I was not thrilled with the choices, but I thought the Creole Chicken would be a safe bet. It was terrible. It consisted of dark meat, skin, and grizzle covered in a tomato sauce that tasted like a can of soup. My husband ordered the salmon and it was bland,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our waiter was conveniently named Houston, and he was excellent. Food was fresh and well prepared, but a little boring as far as the choices. it'll do for that special occasion for a picky eater but I wish they would update the menu to compete with the other restaurants.

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Houston, TX
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Brennan's is fine dining at it's finest. It sets the standard by which I judge other high end restaurants. The food is excellent and the staff is helpful and knowledgable without being intrusive. I suggest the turtle soup (with sherry) and... anything else on the menu. I have never had a bad meal there. If the cost is prohibitive, try... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This is our favorite high end restaurant in Houston, and is hard to top anywhere else we have traveled globally. Service is outstanding, food is well prepared, and the setting is elegant but not stuffy. Tables are arranged separately and not in a row elbow to elbow like so many do nowadays, affording some privacy. Food is excellent with many... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

White table cloths, dinner jackets, dresses, cocktails and simply....the best in Houston's fine dining experiences. Turtle soup, Bananas Foster, beef, chicken and lots of seafood items on the menu for every person to enjoy. The service is excellent and vigilant. This remains one of my top Houston restaurant choices time after time.

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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 43rd anniversary at Brennan's with family and friends for a delightful lunch. We had the option of the HRW menu or the traditional menu - both wonderful. Most of the group had soup - either the fabulous rich turtle soup or the daily special which was a creamy crab & corn chowder - yum.... More

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Houston, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had the good fortune to have lunch here today , celebrating my sister's 43rd wedding anniversary with friends & family. Brennan's was selected because it is an awesome place: ambiance is refined comfort- old southern style; food selections are tasty, inventful, and beautiful presented. The Houston Restaurant Week menu offers a variety of food to suit everyone's taste. I... More

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Bedford, TX 76021
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We are big fans of both the Houston and New Orleans locations of this wonderful restaurant. From the reservation staff to the wait staff everyone treats you like a real guest for a special occasion. The food quality, preparation and timely delivery is outstanding and excellent. The specials are always the freshest local ingredients.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Found this restaurant in Food Lovers Guide to Houston. It was a great experience. Creole kitchen with european standard service. Felix made us wonderful Banana Fosters at the table. Everything we ate had deep flavours and was very tasty.

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We arrived for dinner early and were shown to the cocktail lounge which has a lovely view of their courtyard. There, we enjoyed perfectly made martinis before our dinner. Shortly, we were escorted to our table and had the most wonderful meal. I started with a beautifully seasoned crab cake, which was one of the specials that evening. It was... More

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