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“3 Martini Friday Afternoon Lunch Party” 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 #7 of 7,221 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.
Daleville, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“3 Martini Friday Afternoon Lunch Party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

After being absent from my hometown Houston for several years, I hosted a Friday afternoon lunch table for old friends and relatives. We could not have had a better time. The restaurant was just perfect, and the three martini lunch special made for a festive afternoon. The food was fantastic and the service by Marcello was impeccable. If you are looking for that traditional, old world professional service, quality food and ambiance, this is the place in Houston. I have been fortunate in my travels to have dined in many nice restaurants. I would rate Brennans right up there at the top.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Midland, Texas
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Elegance any time of the day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Easily one of the best restaurant experiences in my life. I would put Brennan's up with Commander's Palace in New Orleans, Ruth's Chris in Boston, Garlic Press in Midland. I had brunch there and it was prepared and presented to perfection. Service was perfect - all done in English which is nice these days. This place has been perfection in Houston for many years and still is. Had the eggs benedict - again - exquisitely prepared and presented. Wow!

  • Visited July 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“This is what I'm talking about!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I recently had brunch at Brennan's of Houston with a group of dear friends. Texas creole, yes'ma'am! The ambiance, decor, service and food were perfection. I mean the BEST food, perhaps even surpassing what I had recently in New Orleans. Love, love this place, which is now on the top of my list when I visit Houston and are ISO elegance and delight. The concierge, Margie, went the extra mile to make sure the gathering was the best. I highly recommend Brennan's of Houston when you want to be reminded of how a restaurant experience is supposed to be.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great company and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

The ambiance is very upscale new orleans from the dim bricked interior to the oversized (texas sized) chairs. Service was exquisite, including a tour of the kitchen, wine was fabulous, and the bread pudding soufle was terrific! Great for special occassions and that special person or people in your life.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great fine dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Brennan's for events and have always enjoyed the food. I went recently with friends for a birthday lunch. The service is top notch, everyone is extremely professional and go out of their way to make the experience. The oyster salad was amazing and I loved the rio of soups which is a tiny bowl of turtle soup along with the other soups of the day. A lovely IDE if you don't want to commit to a large bowl of the turtle soup. Definitely a number one choice for celebrations and special occasions, really lives up to its reputation.

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