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Hearsay Market Square, Houston, TX

Hearsay Market Square

4.4
4.4
2093 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Hearsay Market Square is conveniently located in Houston’s Historical Market Square on the corner of Travis and Congress. Housed in the 2nd oldest building in Houston, this Chic Antique venue is home to this one of a kind restaurant and lounge serving up delicious American inspired sandwiches, salads and entrees. We feature an extensive wine list, numerous beers on draft and premium liquors with a focus on Scotch Whiskey. Specializing in Handcrafted Specialty Cocktails, Hearsay Market Square is a destination for both food and cocktail enthusiasts'. Open late night and serving up small and large appetizers, Hearsay is a great place for a late night cocktail and bites. Sip, Savor , Shake.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 225-8079

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nick Banaszak

  • Catering

    Hearsay Gastro Lounge offers limited special catering services ranging from lunches to off-site dinner events. Our staff is eager to work with you to design and create the perfect experience. Please call us to place your catering order. Minimum order required. Delivery fees apply.

  • Private party facilities

    Hearsay Gastro Lounge offers the finest craft cocktails, new American dishes, and a chic-unique dining experience in the second oldest historic building in Downtown Houston, TX.

  • Private party contact

    Paige Tidwell: (855) 383-8395

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Congress

  • Parking details

    Parking options include front door valet service after 6pm, street parking and downtown parking lots. Please obey street signs and all local, state, and federal traffic laws. We are not responsible if you violate city parking rules. Valet is not associated with Hearsay Gastro and any disputes related to valet should be taken up with their company.

  • Public transit

    METRO Rail Stops nearby: UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square

  • Entertainment

    The restaurant features live music every Wednesday for Ladies night and during Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Friday - Sunday Brunch at Hearsay Market Square

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Now serving extended Brunch at Hearsay On Market Square. Available Friday-Sunday 11am to 3pm. Check our Website and social media for more details.
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Check out our new Happy Hour Menu available Monday- Friday 3pm-6pm. $8 Appetizers, $5 Domestic/local drafts, $6 Select Red & White Wine, $7 Premium Wells and $10 Cocktails
  • Reverse Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Join us Monday - Thursday from 9pm to close for $8 appetizers, $5 domestic/local drafts, $6 select red & white wines by the glass, $7 premium wells, and $10 select cocktails

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What 2,093 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. FG

    FernandoG

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We went for after-theatre dinner, which is not easy because everything closes earlier. It was a good choice, good service and food.
  2. Y

    Yoursuzanne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Quaint and quirky little place with excellent service and pretty good food for the $$. I highly recommend the short ribs for dinner, and save room for rich chocolate mousse for dessert.
  3. KJ

    KJoatbrunch

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Very cute, cozy atmosphere with great service. I went for brunch and unfortunately the chicken fried steak had a lot of gristle. The waiter was great and brought me a new plate but it was the same. The rest of my party enjoyed their food so I'll return and order something else next time. Another negative is that they don't separate checks... ridiculous policy with so much technology!
  4. ZB

    ZachB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Good value for steak night on Thursdays and happy hour until 6. The chef did have some trouble dialing in the requested cook temp for us and the table next to us. Our steaks were not as overcooked as theirs...they did send one of theirs back. We came back after seeing a play for a nightcap and did find out they do not have a reverse happy hour as stated here in OpenTable. Not a huge deal but don't post it if it's not the case is all I'm saying. Cool spot overall. Great old fashions!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were well pleased with our evening. We were there at about 5, so it wasn’t super busy yet.
  6. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints, really good atmosphere, good food & excellent waiter. Would deffinitely come back!
  7. SW

    ShawnW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theater with my sister.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed brunch with my friends here and Jose was a great server! We’ll definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Nice place and service,food was fine but not to the standards of the price would be willing to try again though.
  10. M

    Marshall

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maxwell was a very good waiter. Suggested a few things we had not tried before: the Short Rib and the Milanese. Both were really outstanding.
  11. CL

    CasieL

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great time! The service and ambiance was perfect. I loved the overhead music too! Thank you!
  12. YJ

    YeseniaJ

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great! Wait staff needs a bit of help. They didn’t have enough servers had to ask for more beverages when that should be common sense
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and food
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    This was not a good gastro experience. The dirty martini had way too much brine. The food was almost pre made and very oily. The pretzel was good but the sausage was dried out and the beef was chuck and brisket. The server was polite and did take the drink off the tab. But overall, not gonna try it again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  16. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service for our party of eight. Love that you can make reservations.
  17. WO

    WillO

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Food and drinks were also good!
  18. J

    Janet

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat upstairs which is quieter. We enjoyed the spinach jalapeno artichoke appetizer and the short rib and redfish entrees. All were delicious. Our server was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
  19. CT

    CarrieT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Not high end food, reasonably priced, ambience is great, close to theatre district
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome and atmosphere was good.
  21. LB

    LindaB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of our meals were delicious, and the service was very good. The restaurant is in a lovely old building with a huge, beautiful chandelier. They have the best crème brûlée but, unfortunately, were out of it when we dined. Apparently I’m not the only one who loves it.
  22. KS

    KeithandStephanie

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic downtown brunch location. Food, drink and service where all excellent
  23. ST

    SherieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hade the Crab Crusted Redfish. Hubby had the Ribeye which was cooked perfectly. Our waiter Max was great. Nice historic building. Would recommend. Food wasn't overpriced. Recommend reservations.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The host did not greet me and my guest. She assumed we were with the person who walked in before us, being we were AA-POC. I order an impossible burger with fries and requested no parmesan cheese on the fries. They brought out my order incorrectly with the cheese on the fries. Took the order back and just brought me the burger, then 30 mins later after I’ve finished eating my burger, they’ve finally brought out overcooked fries that I hardly ate. The service just wasn’t good. Food over priced. No apologies or compensation for overcooked fries which I was supposed to eat with my burger.
  25. RN

    RobN

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very cool building on the Square in downtown Houston. Nice selection on the menu and bar list. Excellent service. Especially because, like a tool, I walked out and left my credit card in the folio on the table. Came by the next day, the manager graciously retrieved it and gave it back to me with nary a snide remark! Nice Customer Service! Come in and have a drink just to see the inside, and the 2 1/2 story chandelier!
  26. A

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great waiter. delicious food. very upbeat fun atmosphere.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The drinks and service were great but halfway through eating the wagyu meatball appetizer I found a looong black hair in the middle of one of the meatballs (I’m a red head). Like intertwined in the meat… I promptly went in the bathroom to puke and left with the food being comped thankfully. I may be back for drinks but nothing I can’t see through.
  28. EA

    EricaA

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service really really slow. It took forever for us to be acknowledged and then it took longer to get the waiter's attention for refills.
  29. EB

    EvanB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was yummy. We had eggs Benedict and bread pudding French toast. It was fairly expensive for food and was $20 for carafe of mimosa. It’s downtown pricing. Was great for us before a ballgame but we felt slightly underdressed
  30. LE

    LizE

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Had a nice time, our waiter was good and our food was good, but they were BLASTING super loud music the whole time and no one could hear anyone else. The couple next to us were screaming to hear each other and we were all commenting on how ridiculously loud it was.
  31. BS

    BarbaraS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The only thing I don't like is that you guys switched from 1/2 chicken to chicken strips with the waffles. Although they were tasty, it is not the same. Why not try offering 2 pieces of chicken instead of chicken strips.
  32. e

    eliseb

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed Hearsay Market. the food and service were very good. Will definetly go back again.
  33. GR

    GingerR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and great customer service. Delicious food
  34. DD

    DruD

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service and great ambiance! The location is close to so many things! You can’t go wrong!
  35. CG

    CamethaG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Austin and his team. I appreciate the consistency of the food and customer service
  36. V

    christineV

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary. Great vibe last night and our waiter was excellent
  37. AA

    AileenA

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was Mother’s Day, so I was happy to book this very cute place with a great variety of food. We enjoyed it, especially the bread pudding!
  38. JF

    JimF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience and unfriendly staff. We drove 45 minutes and arrived at 4:25PM for our 4:30PM reservation. We were told they had overbooked for Mothers' Day and that they would in no way be able to accomodate our party. WTH? They can send me 3 texts reminding me to confirm my reservation but they cannot send me one text telling me they made a mistake and I should save myself the 1-1/2 hours of driving time associated with going to/from the restaurant? Everybody makes mistakes but when you can prevent it and don't - when you make the mistake and don't apologize - when you don't offer any assistance in finding another location - that's when you lose for life every customer that showed up on Sunday and was turned away.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    Picture it…..it was Mother’s Day 2022! 7 guest sat at a table downstairs because we had a party member who could not be transferred upstairs. So a kind soul from another party was nice enough to give us her table and she took our table upstairs. We were so grateful!!! Everyone’s meal came out in a fashionable timeframe. But when my mother got her meal it was the smallest halibut I had ever seen. We returned that and she received something else that would fulfill her on her special day. My meal was a bit bland with no Cajun flavor that was suppose to be on top of my pork chop. As it comes time to pay….we were told gratuity would be added even though it said on the menu (in writing) 8 or more would be charged a 20% gratuity. Th tabs could not be split for whatever reason so they could only split it 3 ways at the max. Once our waiter was shown the menu, the owner came to our table to explain that the system did not update and it’s suppose to be 6 or more for gratuity. BS! He then proceeds to tell my father that it was time for us to go. Our reservation was for 3:00 and we left at 4:40pm. Table with 7 people have a 2 hr 30 min max time to enjoy their meal. With all that being said……I won’t be returning!🤷🏾‍♀️😒
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I took my wife and our children for Mothers Day brunch. It was very evident that there were not enough servers as bartenders were taking our order. I’m under the impression that Mothers Day is one of if not the busiest day for dining out, so that seemed strange to me. Our server/bartender checked in on us rarely and we didn’t receive our food until at least 45-50 minutes of being there. My food was lukewarm at best and completely average. I was very disappointed with the whole experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hearsay Market Square using the Order Online button. Hearsay Market Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 225-8079.

Hearsay Market Square is rated 4.4 stars by 2093 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Hearsay Market Square

218 Travis Street Houston, TX 77002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Congress

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking options include front door valet service after 6pm, street parking and downtown parking lots. Please obey street signs and all local, state, and federal traffic laws. We are not responsible if you violate city parking rules. Valet is not associated with Hearsay Gastro and any disputes related to valet should be taken up with their company.

  • Public transit

    METRO Rail Stops nearby: UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Banaszak

  • Entertainment

    The restaurant features live music every Wednesday for Ladies night and during Sunday Brunch.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 225-8079

  • Catering

    Hearsay Gastro Lounge offers limited special catering services ranging from lunches to off-site dinner events. Our staff is eager to work with you to design and create the perfect experience. Please call us to place your catering order. Minimum order required. Delivery fees apply.

  • Private party facilities

    Hearsay Gastro Lounge offers the finest craft cocktails, new American dishes, and a chic-unique dining experience in the second oldest historic building in Downtown Houston, TX.

  • Private party contact

    Paige Tidwell: (855) 383-8395

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