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Brennan's of Houston

Brennan's of Houston

Cajun / Creole Restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Houston
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    Given the COVID-19 pandemic, call ahead to verify hours, and remember to practice social distancing
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    Local Houston Magazine
    "Favorites are Gulf Fish Pontchartrain, Turtle Soup & Bananas Foster."(16 Tips)
    Jennifer M.
    "... - loved the Shrimp Chippewa (shrimp and grits prepared tableside with..."(3 Tips)
    Miriam G.
    "Possibly the best restaurant in Houston."(2 Tips)
    Nation's Restaurant News
    "Chef Danny Trace offers the Chicken-fried"(2 Tips)
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  • Local Houston Magazine
    Local Houston MagazineOctober 14, 2016
    Favorites are Gulf Fish Pontchartrain, Turtle Soup & Bananas Foster. It’s not just a place for special occasion meals; it should be in your rotation! Read more
  • Nation's Restaurant News
    Chef Danny Trace offers the Chicken-fried 'Lot 42' cauliflower steak as part of his two-course, $25 Farmer’s Corner menu at lunch, as well as part of his $80 six-course vegetable dinner. Read more
  • Tere P.
    Tere PerryAugust 9, 2018
    You can never go wrong with hearty Texas Shrimp & Grits paired with Bayou City Beignets for dessert, but if Snapping Turtle Soup is on your dining must-eats, you'll find it here!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 15, 2018
    The must-order? It’s a toss-up between the flaming brandy shrimp Chippewa entrée and the classic tableside-prepared bananas Foster coated in butter, brown sugar, and rum. Yum. Read more
  • Clifton M.heart icon on user image
    Clifton MOctober 15, 2015
    Have (cheap) happy hour drinks & appetizers in the bar before you move to the dining room. Turtle soup, salad, redfish, bananas foster. Yum!
  • Lillian
    LillianMay 25, 2013
    Customer service was great. We ordered the stidvent basil and midnight melody for drinks. Both turned out well. The pontchartrain and 3 course meal were both winners. Joe, our server was amazing!
  • Clifton M.heart icon on user image
    Clifton MMarch 28, 2015
    This is a really great place. Even better after the fire/rebuild. My parents' favorite place growing up. Awesome Sunday brunch. Gotta have the turtle soup and the bananas foster.
  • Houston Chronicle
    Houston ChronicleAugust 3, 2014
    Don't miss: Texas Wild Shrimp Remoulade; Turtle Soup; Duck Breast with Rabbit Dirty Rice; Pea Patch Tomato Salad; anything with wild Anahuac catfish or chef Trace's Louisiana barbecue sauce. Read more
  • AlmostVeggies.com
    AlmostVeggies.comJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Drum roll please...Table 45. Pause. Of all tables existing in the world of restaurant seating, table 45 is it. The granddame. The cat’s meow. A boyfriend without a double life. A free upgrade. Do. It. Read more
  • Jenn
    JennNovember 16, 2011
    Try the turtle soup - nice and spicy, with a similar taste of Manhattan clam chowder. The bananas foster and bread pudding souffle were awesome, too. They prepare it in front of you.
  • Allen A.heart icon on user image
    Allen ArcadeFebruary 27, 2011
    You can ask for the upstairs for cozy and romantic, next to the big kitchen window for trendy and interesting, or in the general area for semi-formal to casual fine dining. In Houston's weather, the
  • Rebecca S.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca SSeptember 7, 2016
    Ordering the Bananas Foster gets you a little table side show. And obviously you must try the turtle soup, but nothing on the menu is a bad choice
  • Samantha Maeheart icon on user image
    Samantha MaeAugust 22, 2015
    Impressed with the turtle soup with sherry. Order the bananas foster if you enjoy a brief tableside show!
  • Miriam G.heart icon on user image
    Miriam GoldmanAugust 25, 2014
    One of the most beautiful places for brunch anywhere. The originators of the Bananas Foster, and still the best.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressMay 31, 2012
    2011 Best of Houston Winner: Best Restaurant Service. Check out more Houston Press Best of Houston Winners here: http://bit.ly/JCaGyR Or go mobile with the free Best Of app.
  • John F.heart icon on user image
    John FrelsMarch 23, 2014
    AS USUAL....Had an amazing time! Marcelino is truly the best Table Captain...and he makes the BEST Banana's Foster!
  • Maddie L.heart icon on user image
    Maddie LippincottOctober 19, 2020
    You NEED the banana’s foster. Fried green tomato with lump crab appetizer was also delicious!
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonFebruary 28, 2012
    The 40-year-old shade tree in the famed Brennan's courtyard was damaged in the hurricane, but has been replaced by a set of twin oak trees.
  • Stacey F.
    Stacey FrankApril 10, 2013
    Cobb salad with shrimp is fabulous for lunch. The .25€ Martini's are a beast! Drink at your own risk!
  • David T.
    David TongJune 19, 2012
    Try the Creole Bread Pudding Soufflé - Softly whipped and crowned with Rye Whiskey Sauce.
  • Bryan D.heart icon on user image
    Bryan DavisMay 1, 2016
    The vegetarian chef's plate is a fresh mix of market selection.
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillMay 4, 2016
    Went for Sunday Brunch & this place was just as good as the original New Orleans.
  • Gary M.heart icon on user image
    Gary MillerDecember 31, 2015
    don't order their brunch special 3 items, get other items, much better. in our party, that's what we learned.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MartinJune 27, 2010
    Order their specialties - loved the Shrimp Chippewa (shrimp and grits prepared tableside with lots of flame !), and save room for the bananas foster Read more
  • Jade G.
    Jade GoldApril 3, 2012
    Ask for Thomas he is amazing and the oysters BLT is to die for as an appetizer
  • Joanna N.heart icon on user image
    Joanna N.August 5, 2016
    Turtle soup, filet, any dessert!
  • Pamela G.
    Pamela GleesonJune 4, 2010
    You must dine hear! Turtle Soup, Shrimp w/ goat's cheese grits, creamed collard greens -a trully orgasmic gourmet New Orleans-stlyle experience.
  • Beth D.
    Beth DossFebruary 25, 2014
    Service was the best! Everything was awesome! Great food!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MartinAugust 14, 2013
    A Houston must - classic bananas foster. Chef's table for special occasions
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    Houston institution Brennan's is back after burning to the ground during Hurricane Ike. Read more
  • Joao C.heart icon on user image
    Joao CrusAugust 5, 2015
    Great Place! Wonderful meal!
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    EdMarch 20, 2014
    The shrimp bisque is great!
  • Jay A.
    Jay A.January 29, 2011
    So disappointed! Great start crumbled into uneven ending. Strange service with sommelier doubling as clumsy table-side chef (Shrimp Chippewa). Serve-yourself champagne. Where are you Dickie Brennan?
  • John W.heart icon on user image
    John WallerAugust 10, 2014
    The traditional banana fosters is the dessert go to.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJanuary 26, 2011
    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Atmosphere: Come during lunch time and discover the 25-cent martinis served at Brennan's bar!
  • Hamid A.heart icon on user image
    Hamid AliJune 22, 2015
    The pralines were out of this world.
  • Jill F.heart icon on user image
    Jill FloresSeptember 25, 2015
    efficient sevice and friendly staff.
  • Alix W.
    Alix WaltersNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Dine at the kitchen table. Additional wine paring option. Chef Danny trace is awesome!
  • Clay W.heart icon on user image
    Clay WhiteheadAugust 17, 2017
    Just not my type cuisine. Great atmosphere and service
  • Haley T.heart icon on user image
    Haley TaylorAugust 19, 2015
    crab cakes and pralines are wonderful
  • Shaunheart icon on user image
    ShaunJune 11, 2016
    All about the Turtle Soup!
  • Irais P.
    Irais PDecember 12, 2010
    Excellent brunch! The whole restaurant looks marvelous after the remodeling from the fire!!
  • Chelsea S.heart icon on user image
    Chelsea SlaughterJune 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Absolutely amazing, I love this place!!!
  • Miriam G.heart icon on user image
    Miriam GoldmanJuly 29, 2017
    Possibly the best restaurant in Houston.
  • Andre H.heart icon on user image
    Andre HumpherySeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Hands down, the best bananas foster in town!
  • AlmostVeggies.com
    AlmostVeggies.comJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gushing over the blue crab scrambled eggs & caviar isn’t necessary. With a simple stare, prepare to get lost in its greatness. There’s no hurry, really. Read more
  • Ruben C.
    Ruben CSeptember 3, 2011
    Be sure you ask for Christopher. He will definitely take care of you.
  • Sam T.
    Sam ThigpenApril 13, 2014
    Ok...the pralines are "to die for!"
  • Alix W.
    Alix WaltersNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask to take a tour in the kitchen! Then check into brennans kitchen on four square ;)
  • Jen
    JenAugust 22, 2012
    Definitely try the turtle soup with sherry!
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