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Brenner's on the Bayou

Formerly the location of Rainbow Lodge, Brenner's takes sophistication to a new level with its famous patio. Thanks to its proximity to Buffalo Bayou near Memorial, Brenner's has arguably one of the best views in town. Open primarily for dinner service, there is a brunch option available on Sundays. The steaks here are wet-aged, USDA Prime and they're served in a puddle of au jus. It's a smart idea. The meat juice soaks in as you cut each bite, so there's never a chance for dry-tasting meat. Other noteworthy entrees are the lobster mac and cheese, shrimp and grits and the decadent chocolate soufflé.
Courtesy of Brenner's Steakhouse
  • Price: $$$$
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 5-9 p.m.; Thursday 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Valet
  • Extra Services: Private-group dining
  • Takeout
  • Delivery