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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

#172 of 6,989 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007-8022 (Memorial Drive)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Pearland, Texas
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brenner's on the bayou is absolutely a place for a romantic date night but the food is mediocre. The night I went we tried the Houston restaurant week menu and the only item we tried that was memorable was the cilantro soup of the day. Ceasar salad was horrible. The filet mignon dish was good. And I ate about 20%... More 

Thank Prentis R
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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476 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brenner's on the Bayou took over the place previously occupied by the Rainbow Lodge. Just a short block off of Memorial drive gets you out of the noise and hustle-bustle of city life. The gardens are peaceful and the old trees provide plenty of shade. A small gazebo is frequently used for weddings and other events. Good valet parking makes... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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447 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on a business dinner and just loved the place. The setting is something you wouldn't expect but the grounds are beautiful. Great service and everything we had was cooked perfectly. Very good service and a great, but pricey, wine list.

Thank bfchef
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here on a surprise date with my boyfriend. I can't say much about the food, but that's not what mattered. First of all, the place is located in such a beautiful spot. The decorations in the restaurant are beautiful. It just made the night so much more romantic. But our service, WOW! Raymond was our server and was so... More 

Thank 777emman777
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Booking the 8 o'clock reservation on a Monday night was no problem even when traffic caused a ten minute delay the hotness was very sweet about it But in a restaurant with so many wonderful views, we were a little disappointed to be sat in a back section away from any Windows when the restaurant was maybe 40% full. Our... More 

Thank GGMA1
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My wife and I recently went to Brenners on the bayou. We started with some drinks from blue bar over looking the bayou. The atmosphere outside was great because it is spaced out, so you're not fighting a crowd. Very intimate and romantic. My wife ordered the filet mignon. It was one of the best quality steaks I have ever... More 

Thank Brendan F
Fleming Island, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The food was amazing! Hands down the best steak I've ever had. The server was attentive but not nosy and the table we were at was very nice and cozy.

Thank Haley B
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105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been several times to Brenner's, this time I decided to write a review. Go for the bayou views, nothing else. The food is average at best and bill is way over average! The service is great, the restaurant is beautiful. But why is it not possible to get a great meal, along with a great view?? It should... More 

Thank hnasr
Paris, France
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

they might have good food but I will never know. I ordered the Texas breakfast. Even though the waiter warned us that food does not all come out at the same time, I expected something worth eating. My scrambled eggs were ice-cold and sloppy. When my mother-in-law asked me what the brown goo on my plate was, I had to... More 

Thank Hierodoulos
Spring, Texas
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My wife, daughter, son, and I dined at Brenner's on the Bayou on Sunday evening, June 5th. Our reservation was for 6pm and we arrived a few moments early; however, was seated upon entering the restaurant. Our waiter, Richard, was FANTASTIC!!! We asked for some recommendations on wine and Richard suggested a Rombauer Vineyards, Carneros Merlot which was delightful! This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007-8022
    (Memorial Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Neighborhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
  • Phone Number: 713-868-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?