Brennan's

Cajun/Creole

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Overview

Since 1967, Brennan’s of Houston has been a Houston destination for Texas Creole cuisine. This sister restaurant to New Orleans' Brennan's, this location offers a lively Creole jazz brunch on Sundays and marries classic Cajun fare with Texas flair in dishes like Atchafalaya crawfish enchiladas. New Orleans classics also play prominent, from turtle soup to bananas foster. The multi-roomed space runs from elegant dining and private dining rooms to a Nola-reminiscent, brick-lined patio. Note: dress code will not admit shorts, flip-flops, beach or athletic wear.

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Accolades

  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Top 100 Restaurants 2014 - Houston Chronicle
  • Zagat rating of 27 out of 30

Menu for Brennan's

Dinner

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

  • Creole Diver Scallop Crudo style with pckled vegetables, candied chilis, satsuma and toasted walnut
  • Jimmy's Grilled Oyster Pecan wood grilled Louisiana oysters with jalapeno cornbread crumbs and seaweed flakes
  • Chef's Fowl Playground Dirty Duck Croquette, Cuck Pate Cappuccino, 36 Hour Gizzard Croustade, Sprng Radishes and Smoked Pickle Okra Chow Chow
  • Blue Crab & Green Tomatoes Jumbo lump crab, buttermilk fried tomatoes, lemon Ravigote sauce and pickled okra chow chow
  • Lafayette Frog Legs Almondine Cornmeal Crusted Over Baby Spinach Toassed in Warm Andouille Vinaigrette with Brown Butter Toasted Almonds
  • Breaux Bridge Crawfish Enchilada In Corn Tortilla with Tomatillo Salsa, Chayote Pico de Gallo, Jalapeno Cheese and Mezcal Crema
  • Shrimp Remoulade Shrimp Boil Vegetables, New Potato, Baby Arugula, Preserved Lemon and Chilled Remoulade Dressing

Soups & Salads

  • Turtle Soup Au Sherry a brennans classic spiked with sherry
  • Texas Creole Seafood Gumbo Toasted garlic Jazzmen rice and Chef's blend File
  • Soup Du Jour Made fresh daily using the freshest seasonal ingredients
  • Soups 1-1-1 a demitasse of all three soups
  • Froberg Farm Strawberry Salad Alvin Texas Berries, Spiced Pecans, Baby Spinach, Red Onions, Lone Star Chevre and Steen's Sugarcane Vinegar
  • The Chopped Salad Hearts of Romaine, Applewood bacon, pressed egg, parmesan cheese straw and cayenne avocado dressing
  • Brennan's Salad Autumn lettuces, grape tomatoes, parmesan cheese and brioche croutons with red wine & ripped herb vinaigrette

Traditions

  • Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish Haricot vert, fire roasted corn, spiced pecans and Creole Meuniere sauce
  • Shrimp Chippewa - gluten free Flamed tableside in Cognac with sun dried tomatoes over Goat cheese stone ground grits from Waco, Texas
  • Gulf Fish Pontchartrain jumbo lump blue crab, j&j shrimp and crispy Texas oysters with fire roasted mushroom rice and brennan's creole butter
  • Hunter's Honey Roasted Duck - gluten free Crawfish fried rice, sunny side up quail egg and Tangipahoa citrus and old fashioned duck sauce
  • Harris Ranch Strip Lyonnaise Cast Iron seared over Boulangere potatoes, charred onions, and baby spinach finishes with roasted garlic butter

Woodburning Grill

  • Southern Grilled Redfish - gluten free Over wood fired farner's vegetables with charred peppers and Creole beet puree
  • Harris Ranch Filet Mignon Buttermilk mashed potatoes, green tomato & shallot jam with Tchoupitoulas steak sauce
  • Creole Mustard Crusted Colorado Lamb Saute of sugar snap peas, spring carrot, Lupe's lamb bacon and garlicky lamb sausage with mint julep chimichurri sauce
  • Mojo Criollo Pork Tenderloin Bacon stewed cabbage, spring radishes, petite sprouts and habanero mojo sauce

Package Dinner

  • Starter Options: select one Turtle Soup, Gumbo, Soup Du Jour, Chopped Salad or Brennan's Salad
  • Entree Option: Whiskey Glazed Hill Country Quail Duck boudin stuffed with Tasso braised cabbage, sunny side up quail egg and TX fig syrup
  • Entree Option: Texas Creole Seafood Bouillabaisse Blackened Drum, jumbo lump blue crab, Jimmy's Shrimp, poached oysters, rouille crusted French bread and saffron shellfish broth
  • Dessert Options: select one Bananas Foster, Creole Bread Pudding or Lemon Meringue Pie

Digging Texas Creole

  • Starter Option 1: Cauliflower Vichyssoise Wood fire charred florets and Rio Grande pecan pesto
  • Starter Option 2: Early Spring Squash Salad Pecan wood grilled zucchini & yellow squash with petite field greens, crumbled feta, watermelon radishes and ripped herb vinaigrette
  • Entree: Southern Vegetable Garden Smothered Okra & tomato, poblano cheddar grits, stewed lima beans, charred onion braised collard greens, fire roasted beets and chow chow

Dinner - Sides

  • Bacon Braised Collard Greens & Mustard Greens
  • Stewed Okra & Tomatoes - gluten free
  • Atchafalaya Crawfish Mac & Cheese
  • Roasted Beets, Blue Cheese and Pecans
  • Hickory Grilled Farmer's Vegetables
  • Beaucoup Roasted Mushrooms

Lunch

Iced Seafood Platters

  • Petite and Grand Platter Sizes Available Includes the following: Blue Crab Ravigote, Zatarain's Boiled 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

Soups

  • Snapping Turtle Soup A Brennan's tradition splashed with sherry
  • Soup du Jour Made fresh daily using the freshest seasonal ingredients
  • Creole Seafood Gumbo Toasted garlic Jazzmen rice and chef's blend of file
  • Soups 1-1-1 A demitasse of all three soups

Creole Beginings

  • Froberg Farm Citrus Salad Texas Grown Greens & Citrus, Creole Roasted Pecans, Lone Star Goat Cheese and Crushed Basil Vinaigrette
  • Jimmy's Grilled Oysters Pecan wood grilled Louisiana oysters with jalapeno cornbread crumbs and crushed seaweed flakes
  • Burgundy Escargot Crepe Indian Creek Oyster Mushrooms, CReole Cream Cheese Melted Leeks, and Citrus Meuniere Sauce
  • Shrimp Remoulade Shrimp boil vegetables, baby arugula, preserved lemon and chilled Remoulade dressing
  • Matagorda Bay Oyster Stew Creole Vegetables, Brennan's Bacon, Herbsaint Cream, and Petrossian Caviar Toast

Entree Salad

  • The Creole Cobb Salad Tossed tableside with grilled shrimp, Applewood bacon, brioche croutons, grape tomatoes, Maytag blue cheese and cayenne avocado dressing
  • Sweet Tea Smoked Chicken & Spinach Salad Applewood bacon, spiced pecans, Texas Feta, sunny side up hen egg and Steen's cane vinaigrette
  • Peppercorn Crusted Yellowfin Tuna Over wood grilled Autumn vegetables with charred peppers and southern "boiled peanut" vinaigrette

Traditions

  • Texas Creole Roasted Chicken Noel's Oyster Dressing, Moonflower Sprouts, Crispy Oysters, and Absinthe Oyster Stew
  • Shrimp and Grits Goat cheese stone ground grits, marinated sweet peppers, parsnip chips and baby arugula with roasted garlic & sun dried tomatoes
  • Pecan Crusted Catfish Saute of fire roasted corn and French beans, spiced pecans and Creole Meuniere sauce
  • Chicken Fried Country Rabbit Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Cider Braised Mustard Greens, Cranberry Chutney, and Cognac Duck Gravy
  • Gulf Fish Pontchartrain Jumbo lump blue crab, Jimmy's shrimp, crispy oysters, toasted mushroom rice and Brennan's Creole butter
  • Brennan's Jumbo Lump Crabcakes Over Summer corn & leek cream crowned with chayote petite sprout salad

Farmer's Corner - Vegetarian Package

  • Starter: Covey Rise Cauliflower & Brie Soup Green Apple and Fire Roasted Cauliflower Florets
    Package $32.00
  • Entree: Cast Iron Southern Vegetable Cassoulet Farmer's Vegetable Stewed with White Kidney Beans, Wood Grilled Indian Creek Oyster Mushrooms, and Creole Pico de GAllo
  • Dessert: Ponchatoula Satsuma Sorbet NOLA Bayou Rum and Lexy's Biscotti

Chef's Package - Lunch Specials

  • Appetizer Options (select one) Turtle Soup, Gumbo du Jour, Soup du Jour, Brennan's Salad or Chopped Salad
  • Entree Option 1: Honey Roasted Duck Enchiladas Chayote Pico de Gallo, Jalapeno Cheese, Texas Strawberry Mole and Mezcal Crema
  • Entree Option 2: Wood Grilled Pork Tenderloin Butcher's Pork Sausage, Andouille Stone Ground Grits, Blistered Peppers, and Acadiana Sauce Piquant
  • Entree Option 3: Matagorda Bay Oyster Crushed Gulf Fish Red Bliss Potatoes, Olive Oil Wilted Baby Spinach, and Pickled Froberg Farm Satsumas

Woodburning Grill

  • Pecan Grilled Redfish "On the Half Shell" Cast Iron Blackened Farmer's Vegetables and Charred Peppers with Roasted Pecans & Meuniere Oil
  • Harris Ranch Filet Tenderloin Sliced over Celery Root & Texas Potato Puree, Garden Vegetables and Tchoupitoulas Sauce

Sides

  • Bacon Braised Collard & Mustard Greens
  • Stewed Okra & Tomatoes
  • Creole Andouille Mac & Cheese
  • Wood Fire Grilled Farmer's Vegetable
  • Beets, Blue Cheese and Pecans
  • Beaucoup Roasted Mushrooms

Brunch

Most Popular Package -- Texas Creole Package

  • Starter Option: Turtle Soup au Sherry or Brennan's Salad
  • Entree Option: Eggs Benedict, Eggs Sardou or Eggs Brennan Your choice of Brennan's famous brunch favorites ~ "Benedict "on two english muffins with Canadian bacon, "Sardou" an artichoke bottom with creamed spinach or "Eggs Brennan", our two favorites "Benedict and Sardou" all served with poached eggs and Hollandaise
  • Dessert Option: Creole Bread Pudding or Bananas Foster

Soups

  • Soup du Jour made fresh daily, using the freshest seasonal ingredients
  • Shrimp & Okra Gumbo Toasted garlic Jazzmen rice and Chef's blend of file
  • Snapping Turtle Soup A Brennan's classic finished tableside with sherry
  • Soup 1-1-1 A demitasse of all three soups (add $1)

Creole Beginings

  • Jimmy's Grilled Oysters Pecan wood grilled Louisiana oysters with jalapeno cornbread crumbs and crushed seaweed flakes
  • Froberg Farm Strawberry Salad Alvin Texas Berries, spiced pecans, baby spinach, red onion, Lone Star chevre and Steen's sugarcane vinegar
  • Louisiana Crawfish Enchilada In corn tortilla with tomatillo salsa, chayote pico de gallo, jalapeno cheese and mezcal crema
  • Crispy Oyster "BLT" Brennan's bacon mousse, cherry tomatoes, baby arugula, French bread toasts and Creole mustard glaze
  • Dirty Duck Beignet Chicory coffee, braised rohan duck , bacon stewed mustard greens and foie gras fondue with mayhaw syrup
  • Creole Smoked Salmon Deviled egg salad, crispy chips, Texas greens, red onion marmalade and Choupique caviar
  • Shrimp Remoulade [add $3] Zatarain's shrimp boil vegetables, baby arugula, preserved lemon and chilled remoulade dressing

Traditions

  • Apples & Cream Pain Perdu Applewood smoked country ham, Homestead Sorghum granola, Creole cream cheese whip and Miller's Maple syrup
  • Applewood Bacon Wrapped Rainbow Trout Over lyonnaise potatoes with sunny side up egg and charred lemon chimol sauce
  • Pecan Crusted Gulf Fish Cursted corn maque choux, Creole spiced pecans, French beans and Oak Hollow Farm greens
  • Shrimp & Grits Goat cheese stone ground grits, marinatedsweet peppers, mirliton, toasted garlic and sun dried tomatoes
  • Atchafalaya Crawfish Omelette Louisiana crawfish & Andouille sausage stuffed over Brabant potatoes with charred tomato choron sauce
  • Whiskey Lacquered Hill Country Quail Blue crab & cornbread stuffing, bacon braised red cabbage, sunny side up quail egg and Bulleit bourbon lacquer
  • Rocky Mountain Lamb & Eggs Creole grilled lamb chop, lamb sausage hash, poached egg, mint pistou and Creolaise sauce
  • Oak Wood Grilled Filet Mignon Harris Ranch beef, sweet potato & salsify gratin, farmer's vegetables and honey peppercorn glaze

Digging Creole Vegetables

  • Starter: Gundermann Farm Cauliflower Vichyssoise Charred florets and Rio Grande pecan pesto
  • Entree: Farmer's Creole Vegetable Omelette Farmer's vegetables in egg whites with sundried tomatoes and Texas Lone Star goat cheese
  • Dessert: Tangipahoa Naval Orange Sorbet Pistachio biscotti and Lacassine Bayou rum

Sweet Endings

  • Southern Pecan Pie Parfait Layered with Rio Grande pecans, dark chocolate, warm caramel and vanilla bean ice cream
  • Froberg Farm Strawberry Shortcake Alvin Texas berries on buttermilk shortbread with chantilly cream and powdered sugar
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding Crowned with dark and white chocolate ganache
  • Bayou City Beignets Cafe Au Lait Creme Anglaise and Beaucoup powdered sugar
  • Bananas Foster Flamed tableside with Puerto Rican rum and cinnamon over vanilla bean ice cream
  • Mississippi Mud Pie Dark chocolate mousse filled candied pecan crust with Heavenly Hash candy and caramel popcorn
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Limoncello blueberry coulis and candied lemon zest
  • Creole Bread Pudding Toasted pecans, seasonal berries, warmed caramel and hard whiskey sauce

Dessert

Desserts

  • Bayou City Petite Beignets Dusted in Texas powdered sugar with Cafe au lait Anglaise
  • Mississippi Mud Pie Dark chocolate mousse, candied pecan crunch, caramel corn and Heavenly Hash candy
  • Robin's Favorite Lemon Meringue Pie Limoncello blueberry coulis & candied lemon zest
  • Southern Pecan Pie Rio Grande organic pecans, dark chocolate ganache, warm caramel and vanilla ice cream
  • Crispy Louisiana Apple Empanada Calvados glazed Covey Rise apples, Imperial sugar glaze and Fat Cat brown butter ice cream
  • Traditional Bananas Foster A tableside flambe of bananas with Caribbean rum and cinnamon served over vanilla bean ice cream
  • Classic Creole Bread Pudding Served warm with toasted pecans, seasonal berries, dulce de leche and rye whiskey sauce
  • Venitta's Island Rum Cake Soaked in Pusser's BVI Rum with painkiller ice cream, toasted coconut and sorrel syrup

The Artisan Cheese Palette

  • Texsas Gold Cheddar raw cows milk, cave aged for seven months, very sharp and complex from veldhuizen family farms in dublin, texas
    Choice Of 3 $12.00
    Choice Of 4 $16.00
    Choice Of 5 $20.00
  • Deep Ellum Blue cow's milk, mild, earth and complex with a blue moldy exterior, robust flavor and creamy supple texture, aged at least 6 weeks
  • Cabot Clothbound Cheddar cow's milk, natural-rinded traditional cheddar, bandaged with muslin and skillfully aged a minimum of 10 months at the cellars at jasper hill
  • Humboldt Fog soft ripened goat chevre with an ash center from sypress grove, northern california
  • Saint Andre cow's milk cheese, triple cream, 75% milk fat resulting in a soft buttery texture
  • Idiazabal sheep's milk cheese, the cheese is handmade. it is aged for a few months and develops a nutty, buttery flavor
  • Zamorano sheep's milk cheese, aged about 6 months, rubbed with olive oil, giving the cheese its caracteristic dark color
  • Comte french cow's milk, relatively hard, flexible and is strong and slightly sweet
  • Morbiet cow's milk cheese, a mixture of morning milk & evening milk, fruity and very aromatic

Coffee & Such

  • Cafe Brulot Clove studded orange peel flameed tableside with brandy and triple sec
  • Biscotti! Biscotti! Rich Brennan's coffee blended with Faretti Biscotti Famosi Liqueur di Italia, crowned with vanilla whipped cream & accompanied by Chef Danny's Biscotti ~ Salute!
  • Irish Coffee Brennan's coffee and Irish whiskey topped with vanilla whipped cream
  • Cappuccino Brennan's Traditional cappuccino generously fortified with Frangelico & Tuaca
  • Coffee Canadian Brennan's coffee, Crown Royal Maple, and whipped cream from the Confederation
  • Cafe Marcelino Pecan Street Texas Rum, Tia Maria Jamaican Coffee Liqueur and Brennan's coffee topped with vanilla whipped cream -- Sprinkled with bits of our famous Brennan's pralines
  • Italia Caffe A lilting combination of Amaretto Di Sarrono, creme de noyaux & rich dark coffee...Buona Notte!
  • Non-Alcoholic Cafe au lait, cappuccino, espresso, latte

Cocktails

Signature Cocktails

  • Stidvent Basil Martini Square One basil vodka, Fresh Lime Juice, basil leaves, Dolin Blanc & Simple Syrup -- A springtime event in a glass.
  • Midnight Melody St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, hibiscus syrup, brut champagne -- Sweet & Crisp
  • Devil's Cut Manhattan Devil's Cut bourbon whiskey, vya sweet vermouth & Brennan's vanilla bitters -- A Manhattan with spurs!
  • Blackberry Lemon Drop Martini A velvety marriage of Creme de mure, absolut vodka, blackberry syrup & fresh lemon juice -- A courtyard bar original
  • The Silva A luxurious blend of Boodles gin, lillet blanc, cuarenta Y tres & peychaud's betters -- The new classic!
  • The Woodford Cocktail Woodford Reserve Straight Kentucky Bourbon, Cointreau, Benedictine, Fresh Lemon Juice, & a dash of Regan's Orange Bitters #6
  • Elysian Nymph Hennessy V.S. Cognac, Cointreau, Montefresco Prosecco
  • The Grand Snow Leopard Crisp Snow Leopard VOdka, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach Liqueur & a splash of fresh Orange Juice

Seven For Seven Till Seven

The Drink

  • Destini's Canadian Dram Canadian Club Whisky & fresh squeezed sour mix ~ Smart & tasty
  • Tracey's Tipple Colorado Hemp Vodka with Habanero Lime Shrub ~ Spicy, yet sweet
  • Lemonade Roselyn Our fresh lemonade, Principe Pio Cream Sherry, & a sprizt of soda
  • Claire de Collins Effen Cucumber Vodka, fresh lemon & lime juice topped with club soda ~ Just refreshing
  • Sweet Cinthia Bayou Satsuma Rum Liqueur, mint syrup, topped with giner ale...a Mojito in sunlight
  • Sharda's Smokey Mary Chef Danny's smoked garlic & Poblano infused vodka ~ A kickin' Bloody Mary
  • What's In The Shaker Something fresh & something new- Ask your bartender what we're making for you.

The Vino

  • Carmina Prosecco, Italy NV Bright & refreshing with a rich satisfying body.
  • Hanna Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, California 2014 Aromas of stone fruit and citrus. Zesty with a plump and refreshing mouthfeel.
  • Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2015 Crisp with tropical and citrus fruits. Subtle herbaceous notes.
  • Waterbrook Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, Washington 2014 Aromatics and flavors of green apple and key lime. Green apple & hints of vanilla on the palate.
  • Belle Ambiance Pinot Noir, California 2012 Soft & elegant with cherry, plum & slight cocoa flavors.
  • Honora Vera Garnacha, Calatayud, Spain 2013 Great aromatic complexity. Rich with minerals & blueberry notes leading to a savory spicy wine
  • Seven Falls Cabernet, Wahluke Slope, Washington 2013 Medium body with hints of blackberry, currant, plum. Long finish with elements of chocolate & mocha.

The Nosh

  • Crispy Oyster "BLT" Brennan's bacon mousse, French bread toasts and Creole mustard glaze
  • Shrimp & Okra Gumbo Texas Wild Caught with Cajun Country Rice & a Dusting of File
  • Crispy Matagorda Oyster Petite Po Boy Petite Lettuce, Cherry Tomato & Pickled Okra Tartar
  • Duck Dirty Rice Doubloons Crispy Honey Rohan Duck & Jazzmen Rice with Redneck Cheddar
  • Corn Fried Pickled Okra Creole Spiced with Victor's Fire Roasted Pepper Sauce
  • Jimmy's Wood Fire Grilled Oysters Texas Oyster, jalapeno cornbread crumbs & crushed seaweek flakes
  • Creole Mac & Cheese Andouille sausage, cavatappi pasta, cherry tomatoes & jalapeno cheese

3300 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77006

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (713) 522-9711
  • Private Dining Room: Yes