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Brennan's of Houston

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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ICED SEAFOOD PLATTERS
Petite and Grand Platters Sizes Available
Includes the following: Blue Crab Ravigote, Zatarain's Jumbo Shrimp, Creole Lobster "On a Stick", West Indies Crab Claws, Des Allemands Smoked Catfish Dip, Louisiana 1/2 Shell Oysters
Freshly Shucked Gulf Oysters
1/2 Dozen and Full Dozen Available
CREOLE BEGININGS
Shrimp Remoulade -GF-
Hearts of Romaine, Covey Rise Radishes, Preserved Lemon, and Chilled Remoulade Dressing
Southern Oxtails & Dumplings
Potlikker Braised Oxtails, Stewed Collard Greens with Bull's Blood Beet Greens
Bacon Wrapped Hill Country Quail -GF-
Wood Grilled Quail Breast, Nueske's Bacon, Roasted Jalapenos, Cream Cheese, and Pepper Jelly Glaze
Jimmy's Wood Grilled Oysters
Matagorda Bay Oysters with Jalapeno Cornbread Crumbs, and Crushed Seaweed Flakes
Cajun Fried Frog Legs
Brennan's Boudin Blanc, Bayou Sauce Piquante, Creole Tomatoes, and Ripped Basil
Pickled Fried Green Tomato Ravigote
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab, Bread & Buttered Pickled Green Tomatoes, Southern Chow Chow, and Charred Lemon Ravigote Sauce
SOUPS & SALADS
Soup Du Jour
Made fresh daily using the freshest seasonal ingredients
Turtle Soup Au Sherry
a brennans classic spiked with sherry
Brennan's Seafood Gumbo
Toasted Garlic Jazzmen Rice and Chef's Blend of File
Soups 1-1-1
a demitasse of all three soups
Autumn Spiced Apple Salad
Texas Pecans, Shaved Manchego Cheese, Frisee & Arugula with Lustau Sherry Vinagrette
Warm Spinach Salad
Served Tableside with Crispy House Bacon Lardons, Indian Creem Mushrooms, Red Onion, and a Steen's Sugarcane Vinaigrette
Brennan's Salad
Field Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, and Brioche Croutons with Red Wine & Ripped Herb Vinaigrette
ENTREE TRADITIONS
Gulf Fish Courtbouillon
Creole Spiced Shrimp in Acadiana Style Courtbouillon Sauce with Bayou Country Jazzmen Rice
Hunter's Honey Roasted Duck
Creole Fried Rice, Sunny Side up Quail Egg, and Mirliton Squash with Bird Dog Whiskey Glaze
Shrimp Chippewa -GF-
Flamed Tableside in Cognac with Sun-Dried Tomatoes over Goat Cheese Stone Ground Grits from Waco, Texas
Sugarcane Smoked Beef Rib
Louisiana Creamed Corn, Trappey Pepper Chutney with Tiger's Blood BBQ Sauce
Gulf Fish Pontchartrain
Jumbo Lump Crab, J&J Shrimp, Crispy Louisiana Oysters, Parmesan Mushroom Rice, and Brennan's Creole Butter
WOODBURNING GRILL
Creole Spiced Filet Mignon -GF-
King Trumpet Mushrooms, Farmer's Baby Carrots, Green Tomato & Shallot Jam with Housemade Worcestershire Sauce
Mesquite Grilled Palacios Redfish -GF-
Cast Iron Blackened Farmer's Vegetables, Baby Spinach, Edamame with Green Peanut Oil & Satsuma Vinaigrette
Wood Grilled Chlii-Spiced Ribeye
Texas Caviar, Chili Con Queso Potatoes Au Gratin with Jalapeno & Cilantro Sauce Piquante
PACKAGE DINNER
Includes Soup or Salad, Entree and Dessert
Starter Options: select one
Turtle Soup, Gumbo, Soup Du Jour, Jackson Salad or Brennan's Salad
Entree Option I: Texas Bobwhite Quail -GF-
Roasted Semi-Boneless Quail Stuffed with House-made Louisiana Style Boudin Blanc, Corn Maque Choux with Pepper Jelly Glaze
Dessert Options: select one
Bananas Foster, Creole Bread Pudding or Seasonal Sorbet
Entree Option II: Berkshire Pork Osso Bucco
Cornbread Crusted Camellia Red Bean Cassoulet, Bacon Braised Collard Greens with Sassafras Gremolata
DINNER - SIDES
Bacon Braised Collard Greens & Mustard Greens
Chili Con Queso Potatoes Au Gratin
Creole Andouille Mac & Cheese
Grilled Farmer's Vegetables
Lemon Scented Cream Corn
Pork Belly & Brussel Sprouts -GF-
About
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
PRICE RANGE
USD 25 - USD 100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended a lunch meeting where delicious food was served. I enjoyed Brennan's signature turtle soup and grilled redfish. The service was very good too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mark16326
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a business associate to this Houston classic. Our table was waiting for us, and on a Sunday evening, the place only filled about half the tables. Our server was rough, almost rude. He reached in front of the guests, dumped plates and flatware...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you haven’t been to Brennan’s you need to go. I recommend brunch. Old fashioned elegance and southern charm with great food. Brunch is a three course event. Many options but the standard fare is turtle soup (make sure you add sherry), Eggs Brennan (one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 698dong
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My colleague and I were on a business trip to Houston and decided to come here after 4 long days working at a trade show. We didn’t know much about this area, but drove by this restaurant a couple of times. We were completely mesmerized...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sophiakruppa23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Brennan's brunch the Sunday after Christmas with a total of nine, including kids ages 3, 5, & 9. Food was excellent as always, but the service was like we were in the home of an old friend and not a restaurant. Staff did...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lsuseadave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went two days before Christmas. They offer pralines in the check in area. Atmosphere: The place was very clean and well decorated for the holidays. There was a person with a Rudolph head walking around greeting everyone at their tables. There was also a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sokhas2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been to the restaurant in many many years, and thought it would be great revisiting it for my parent’s anniversary. Wish we would have gone somewhere else for such a special occasion. The staff was nice and quite helpful, but none of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ihearttravel100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good literally until the last hour of service. GREGORY was great along with others. The turtle soup was delicious, especially with the bread. The sazerac could be ice cold as served in New Orleans otherwise nice restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nolagemini
Brennans1967, Manager at Brennan's of Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Nolagemini, Thank you for your review! We hope you had a great time and we'll be sure to pass along the kudos to Greg's managers. Have a wonderful holiday!

Reviewed 12 December 2018

I ordered the tasty seafood gumbo as a starter. Next, I ordered the flavorful Shrimp and Grits where Brennan's use a lovely goat cheese in the grits. Also, the presentation of the Shrimp and Grits was great and you can smell all the aroma. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I had the Sugarcane Smoked Beef Ribs. Oh my. My wife had the Snapper Ponchatrain, I believe. Those ribs were amazing. They had a great glaze, and had been smoking for hours. The taste, texture and portion size were all fantastic.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ken B
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datravel2016
15 November 2018|
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Response from jsthouston | Reviewed this property |
You can get a public express bus, no stops and I think the number is 103, from IAH, at terminal C, to downtown. You would need and uber from that point to the restaurant, probably about 5 or 6 dollars for the uber.
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ClaudiaS2043
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Response from racingme77 | Reviewed this property |
I never sought out vegetarian options until very recently. Brennan's has an excellent kitchen, always eager to please, in my opinion. I would not be afraid to make a special request regarding vegetarian options or anything... More
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LindaR950
15 May 2017|
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Response from Brennans1967 | Property representative |
Hello Linda, Thanks for your questions. A button down shirt is completely acceptable. At one point, we were a jacket-only restaurant but have since adjusted as local work attire has relaxed.as well. As a courtesy to all... More
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