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“Elegant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brennan's of Houston

Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006 (Midtown)
713-522-9711
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Ranked #8 of 7,231 Restaurants in Houston
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.
indianapol,is, IN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Elegant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Food and service were outstanding on Saturday, November 17th. I attended a large dinner party that went on while another large party and a wedding party were going on. Service was nothing short of spectacular and the food was quite delicious. The beef tenderloins were fork tender and very flavorful. I sampled my son's turtle soup and my wife's gumbo which were outstanding as well. Don't skip the bread pudding or the bananas foster. HIGHLY recommended!!

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Brennan's like being in New Orleans but better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Love this restaurant. Must eat here once or twice a month. Classic menu. from the soups to the salads to the main entrees. Fish entree's are mouth watering. Love to go to the jazz brunch on Sunday. The restaurant was rebuilt after the hurricane. They have managed to perfect the atmosphere. It is truly a Houston Gem!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Taste of New Orleans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Celebrated our anniversary here. The experience was perfect. We love the New Orleans taste and the atmosphere was just perfect. I was so impressed that we ordered a salad however, the waiter returned and said the chef had removed this item from the menu due to the ingredients not meeting his expectation; a new menu was provided. The food/service superb.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Party of 5--although I wish we'd had four so we could have sat in the big gold armchairs! First course of duck, duck, goose was superb! Crab cake entree was wonderful but I should have ordered the appetizer portion. Love the pralines--always on the platter by the door! Superb wine. Over-the-top service--especially fun w Bananas Foster tableside. I'll be back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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College Station, Texas
Top Contributor
269 reviews 269 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Still the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have visited Brennan's about once every 10 years now, and we were not disappointed. The new building doesn't have quite the clubby feel I remember of the old, but it was superb, and the atmosphere could not have been any better. The food was spectacular as to be expected, and of course the bananas foster was as perfect.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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