Brenner’s is the grande dame of Houston steakhouses, with a history stretching back to 1936. Now owned by Landry’s, it is often overshadowed by its flashier corporate cousin, Vic & Anthony’s, but it’s still one of the best in Houston. There’s a clubby Memorial clientele that fits right in with the relaxed, wood-paneled dining room overlooking a garden and koi ponds. There’s a standard lineup of steaks here, all excellent and broiled to crusty perfection. Like most steakhouses, steaks can be “complemented”—on a recent visit, a six-ounce filet was draped with a slab of foie gras that was almost as big. For a starter, try the beefsteak tomato salad, which exudes old-school–steakhouse deliciousness.