Best Creole Restaurant Houston 2005 - Brennan's of Houston
Executive chef Randy Evans is putting his signature on Brennan's menu with some ambitious new dishes and a fresh spirit of inventiveness. The Creole food served here is a culinary subgenre that Brennan's calls Texas Creole. Derivative of New Orleans Creole cooking, the food here is the kind you'll find at old-line restaurants in the Crescent City such as Galatoire's. But Brennan's version of Texas Creole is meatier than its New Orleans cousin, and it features such local products as Broken Arrow Ranch venison pastrami and San Angelo lamb chops. There's even some ice cream on the dessert menu made from Galveston honey. A lot of the regulars like brunch here even more than dinner. Gospel music, turtle soup and a table on one of the prettiest patios in the city is a tough combination to beat.