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About Us

With over 10,000 restaurants in Houston, finding a place to dine for special occasions is stressful. At Brennan’s, we create memorable dining experiences in both a la carte and private dining so you can worry less and enjoy the occasion as much as your guests.

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.

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Our Story

The Crown Jewel of Texas Creole Cuisine and Southern Hospitality

Commander's Palace

Brennan's of Houston has a rich history rooted in the 1967 opening as a sister restaurant to the world-famous Commander's Palace in New Orleans. Incorporating the freshest local ingredients, we offer exceptional dining, including many original creations among our award-winning cuisine. From pan to plate to palate, our brigade of culinary professionals directs its overwhelming passion for food and hospitality at creating great memories for every guest every time. 

Our unpretentious, efficient staff -- a lovable band of misfits that range from Ph.D.s to those who couldn't get out of high school quick enough -- connects to one-to-one with customers to pinpoint what truly matters, then tailors each dining experience to their specific desires to create lasting memories. For weekend diners, Brennan's Creole Jazz Brunch remains a four-star tradition among Houston's Sunday brunch enthusiast. The air is filled with an abundance of tantalizing jazz music and the fragrance of fresh flowers; southern mainstays and twists on classic favorites are graciously served in sun-filled dining areas. 


Our Team

Unmatched Reputation for Standout Dining and Lasting Memories

At every level of our management and service teams, we revere the Brennan’s heritage by approaching each meal as a welcome opportunity to maintain an unmatched reputation for standout dining and lasting memories. We also embrace new ways to keep the restaurant fresh and progressive so that you’ll see us as, well, fresh and progressive as Brennan’s continues to evolve. And what other restaurant caters to its customers in sooooo many ways? — an evening theatre shuttle, cooking classes, a hotel-size ballroom, cookbooks and business books, chef for a day, and a chef’s table? Helen Hayes summed it up by noting that if you rest, you rust, and we’re neither resting nor rusting.

Alex Brennan-Martin


Carl Walker

General Manager

Jose Arevalo

Creole Chef




Our Memories

More than 50 Years of Making Great Customer Memories

Long after plates are cleared from the table and guests return to their daily lives, memories remain. Forever. Brennan’s quest to create great customer memories is heartfelt. With our restaurant as the backdrop, countless proposals have been asked, special occasions have been celebrated, and deals have been sealed. We’ve been honored to share many of life’s most meaningful occasions with our patrons, and we are honored to showcase some of them here.

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)