3300 Smith Street | Houston, TX 77006 | (713) 522-9711

Maps and Directions Hours

Passionately Committed to the Creation of Enduring Dining Memories

Posted on: March 1st, 2009 by fcasio 1 Comment

For over 40 years the Brennan’s family of New Orleans has been passionately committed to the creation of enduring dining memories.  More than a restaurant, Brennan’s of Houston is the culmination of that single-minded passion – a unique dining destination that, to its many loyal guests, has been a virtual second home over the years, hosting countless birthdays, weddings, graduations and anniversaries.

Known for its renowned culture of Southern hospitality, Allison Cook of The Houston Chronicle’s “Cook’s Tour” Dining Blog says of Brennan’s,

“I have a vivid memory of sitting with my college-age sister at a small table against the back wall of the stately main dining room, eating turtle soup and mustardy steak Diane — a period piece long since banished from the menu — that seemed absolutely thrilling. Our waiter, who doted on us, knew perfectly well we couldn’t afford it. He didn’t care. We were queens for an evening, and the feeling of welcome and occasion that he exuded — and which endures — has always been one of my favorite things about this restaurant.”

Sadly, the Houston culinary landmark was left in ashes early on the morning of Saturday, September 13, 2008 by a fire that erupted as Hurricane Ike began to barrel into town. Firefighters struggled in vain for hours to contain the fire, which was whipped by ever gusting winds that blew from all directions. With no hope for the restaurant, fire officials concentrated on keeping the fire from reaching nearby buildings… for more, read the Full Houston Chronicle Article:

Brennan’s Restaurant, revered Midtown landmark, destroyed by fire
By BRADLEY OLSON AND MIKE TOLSON

Tags: , ,

One Response

  1. Eva U. Hines says:

    Excellent post. I certainly love this website. Stick with it!

Leave a Reply