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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

4.7
4.7
4999 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
A Houston legend for more than seven decades, Brenner's Steakhouse offers a fine dining experience like no other. From prime steaks, fresh seafood and decadent desserts to an eclectic wine list and stunning backdrops, Brenner's continues its tradition of generous hospitality to guests. Brenner's on the Bayou is situated on a picturesque retreat along Houston's Buffalo Bayou.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 868-4444

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Brenner's on the Bayou is a picturesque retreat specializing in elegant special events, from weddings & rehearsal dinners to business meetings & corporate gatherings. Featuring 3 private rooms, stunning scenery & a spacious patio, Brenner's can accommodate events for up to 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Smith: (713) 868-4444

  • Neighbourhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross Street

    Memorial Drive

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,999 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Scenic View

  • Houston

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We had our 2 year anniversary dinner. Super nice waitress. Great service and it was busy. We will definitely be back! Great happy hour menu!
  2. NK

    NatalliaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time being here. And it was an interestingly good experience. We felt welcomed. The waiter was very attentive. The staff made sure that we loved our food. The food was delicious! The atmosphere was awesome! Thank you, Brenner’s on the Bayou!
  3. SC

    ShannonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was great, service was excellent as was the food. Would come here again if visit Houston again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    This restaurant has gone the same route as every other one that has been taken over by Tillman Fertitta. Quality has gone down. Tastes like everything you eat comes from a Sysco food truck. Fertitta got his hands on it and screwed it up like he did everything else he takes over, Carabbas, Vic and Anthony’s, Cadillac bar etc. Unfortunately, we won’t be back
  5. RF

    RickF

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a reservation for 2 on Saturday night. The place was not very full. Food was good, service was good and the place was beautiful. Here's where I take issue with the place. I said the food was good, not memorable and certainly not 300$ for two good. That's 2x average cocktails each and the rest was all food. My 2nd biggest issue was we were set directly under a vent a despite making requests numerous times to different people the air was never adjusted. By the time I finished my steak it was cold. The scenery is gorgeous even though the neighborhood is kinda sketchy.
  6. RS

    RajS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service
  7. KA

    KATHRYNG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Brunch and will definitely be back. Texas hash and creme brulee were excellent
  8. D

    Dream

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and awesome care to detail . Made it really spl for my friend who was celebrating her birthday and cancer recovery . They went out of their way to make us feel spl and well taken care of
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spectacular! That’s all there is to say!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  11. Z

    Zhenya

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place and a Houston staple. Certainly the best grounds of any restaurant.
  12. ND

    NatashaD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! The quail, bread pudding, and Brussels sprouts are a must have!!!
  13. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I ordered the Texas brisket brunch breakfast. It was ok but i expected something different, not in a bowl. All of flavors were just to combined. You can get bowls of food elsewhere. There are really only 2 breakfast items on the menu, The brisket item I had and a beer can chicken thing. A couple a couple more to choose from would be nice. My daughter had the Angus burger, and it was great cooked just right. Would have been even better with a steak type fry, not the mini strings. Just a thought. The table we were at was inside at the lower level. A two person table, next to the window and a stone column. A bit congested and tight. All of the waitstaff servicing the other tables behind us were just inches away every time they went by
  14. JG

    JessicaG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing brunch at Brenner's on the Bayou! Highly recommend for special occasions.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience, definitely coming again !
  16. JB

    JimB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our special place where we like to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service was excellent as usual. Our waiter, Kyle, took good care of us. We had a great experience.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. We will definitely be back!
  18. S

    Sherrydene

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Brenners has always been one of my favorites. I took some out of town guests on a Tuesday night and have to say I was somewhat disappointed. The food took FOREVER to be served. It was not all that busy and there were plenty of staff but assume there was a problem in the kitchen. No one came to our table to assure us that our food was being prepared. The music seemed louder than usual and it was difficult to have a conversation. This will not keep me from going back but hated this for my guests.
  19. AM

    AshM

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Noisy Normal service , nothing was outstanding for the charged value
  20. RS

    RobertS

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my wife's and I first visit to Brenner's and we could not have been more pleased. The service was impeccable and super friendly. The place was amazing with great atmosphere, that was subdued and very quiet. The food was absolutely delicious and was cooked to perfection. It was really expensive and you should bring deep pockets for this place, but I highly recommend it.
  21. TV

    TheVisitor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brenner’s is one of the best steakhouse here in Houston. Service is good.
  22. JM

    JuanM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten here for lunch and dinner, but never for brunch. Thought we’d try it and disappointed is an understatement. Appetizer (crab cake) came out fairly quickly and it was colder than warm. Then out entrees came out-chicken and biscuits and avocado toast. Again, both were cold. Chicken seems like it was warmed in a microwave and the eggs on the avocado toast were also cool. We didn’t order anything fancy or complicated, not sure why they got it so wrong.
  23. B

    Bertaaaa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great food drinks and environment..
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure!!
  25. KB

    KenB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience in a wonderful atmosphere. The service and food were excellent and made for a great evening. The honored guest at the table felt truly honored to have had a celebratory meal at Brenners.
  26. AB

    AggieBob

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was both professional and courteous. Food was excellent. We ate from the menu provided for Houston Restaurant month. 3 course meal provided various choices. My wife and I very much enjoyed our selections. I also had an Old Fashion cocktail from the restaurant bar (not the Blue Bar). It was about as good an Olf Fashion as I have had.
  27. SD

    SandraD

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful scenery. Great place for private party or date night. Upscale yet cozy. Food is great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was Great
  29. KP

    KimP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t remember my waitress name but she was very nice . The food was delicious.
  30. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was on point, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere hit perfect!
  31. G

    Gena

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  32. MT

    MicheleT

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere for celebrating a special occasion. The staff was very accommodating and the food was excellent!
  33. D

    Dudhdbdjdibdjdjejdjdbdjd

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was very salty. Brennners is not the same anymore. The quality of the food was not good. I’d rather go eat a food truck then coming back for food again
  34. t

    thomasp

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christina our Waitress was amazing, friendly and on top of her game. We will be going back.
  35. JF

    JoaoF

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends reunion
  36. SG

    SamanthaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for not only houston restaurant week but to celebrate a belated birthday the waitress was more than accommodating to the occasion. I forget her name but she was so pleasant and delightful and the entire staff was also so helpful. Although very loud my partner and I enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere.
  37. JH

    JoeH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a 1st timer, my expectations were high. Brenner's did not disappoint. From the location to the decor, the wait staff, the drinks and finally the food, everything was exceptional. The pork chop was quite possibly the best I've ever had. All guests had a great time. Will definitely be coming back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations for a Wednesday night before attending an event at STAGES. Everything was great. We ordered from the "restaurant week" menu, had filet mignon and jumbo shrimp. All was yummy. Our reservations at 5:45p were met with a celebratory event which increased the noise level, but nothing to which one would object, given the circumstance. Special kudos to our server, Kyle, he was informative and very cordial. We love Brenner's on the Bayou!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attention was provided by the waitstaff. Christian went into great detail reviewing the menus with us. The food was excellent! The ambiance is very nice, but there may be stairs involved. We went for HRW and will definitely return again. When it is cooler (late fall/early spring), I definitely wouldn’t mind dining outside and enjoying those views.
  40. RS

    RandyS

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    This is my go to place when we want to celebrate. Until this visit it has always been excellent. Last night was simply disappointing. We were sat in a dark corner off the bar with no view but they were busy so that may have been the only table available. No problem. The initial service was fine. We quickly got our bottle of wine and drinks and then we ordered our appetizers and mains. Our appetizers came quite quickly and they were delicious. The bang bang shrimp, Beefsteak Tomatoes and Lobster Bisque were all excellent. Unfortunately just a few minutes after the appetizers came the main dishes. Long before we had a chance to finish our appetizers. This is a really poor service. Either you rush to finish your appetizer or your main dish gets cold or overdone if sent back to the kitchen. It is really a no win situation. I ordered the Snapper. I've had this before and it was great. Last night it was very salty, tough and dry on the bottom, I guess over seared, the green beans were overcooked and only 2 tiny cauliflower sprigs. My guest ordered a Skirt steak with potatoes and egg. The plate was filled with potatoes and the steak was miniscule for over $40. Not worth it. Our waiter had not been back by so by now no one had cleared the appetizer plates, bread basket plates or main dish plates. The table was overflowing with dirty dishes. The waiter showed up asked about dessert, which we declined and then brought the bill. Finally, after that started to clear a few of the dishes. Did I complain or mention to the waiter or manager? No. While normally I would say something, I was with guests from outside the country and did not want to make them uncomfortable. I was just simply disappointed as I know this restaurant is capable of much much better food and service. Not what I would expect for about $300. Will I go back, yes, but it may be a while.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou using the Order Online button. Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 868-4444.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou is rated 4.7 stars by 4999 OpenTable diners.

Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

1 Birdsall St, Houston, TX 77007

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Memorial Drive

  • Neighbourhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 868-4444

  • Private party facilities

    Brenner's on the Bayou is a picturesque retreat specializing in elegant special events, from weddings & rehearsal dinners to business meetings & corporate gatherings. Featuring 3 private rooms, stunning scenery & a spacious patio, Brenner's can accommodate events for up to 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Allison Smith: (713) 868-4444

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