Hearsay Market Square

4.3
1948 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
* We are very excited to announce the reopening of Hearsay on Market Square on Monday , May 18th! We can not wait to serve everyone again and show off our new renovations. Our staff will be following proper procedures to ensure safety. We will be opening for reservation only. Call now!

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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Experiences

  • Monday- Fried Chicken & Fried Shrimp

    $15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Fried Chicken- Crispy or Nashville Hot- Choice of 2 sides OR Fried Shrimp- Crispy or Nashville Hot- Choice of 2 sides $4 Draft Beer With Purchase
  • Wednesday - Ladies Night

    Multiple dates available

    $5 Bruschetta, $8 Prosecco, $8 Cocktails (Deep Eddy Orange Blossom Cosmo, Ford's Gin French 75, & Aperol Spritz, $6 Wine By The Glass (select Red & White)
  • Thursday - Gentleman's Night (Steak Night)

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6 oz Filet OR 12 oz Ribeye with Choice of 2 Sides
  • The September Wine Tour

    $75.00 per person

    Sep 22, 2021 only

    Join us for a 4-Course Dinner featuring Unshackled by The Prisoner Wine Company. The pairing menu includes Chef's choice passed hors d'oeurve with a signature cocktail upon arrival. First Course - Seasonal Harvest Salad paired with Rose. Second Course - Smoked Lamb Chops with Herb Chimichurri paired with Cabernet. Third Course - Crab Crusted Redfish paired with Sauvignon Blanc. Fourth Course - Dark Chocolate Brownie Fritters paired with Red Blend.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1948 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The calamari and shrimp appetizer was very good. However, the two entrées were really bad. Grits were so dense and flavorless. The bread pudding French toast I was so small no powdered sugar, and it wasn’t very hot. Definitely not worth the cost. My friend got a chicken dish, Mexican, and The chicken was dry and there was hardly any sauce. Not recommended.

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DianeT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would visit here again. Close to the ICON hotel.

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JOHNNYR
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipKatrinaL
Omaha
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

We have eaten here before and the food is usually great. My husband ordered the fish he was not pleased with however the remaining food was good. Our server was nice and attentive. Bring a jacket it's cold in there. Will be returning.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience exceeded our expectations. Service and food was excellent.

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TimS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Maybe it was just an off night, or perhaps we just got bad service, but it took us 30 minutes to get an ice water. Food was good, but the service was really bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Busy place but our waiters were very attentive!

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BryceL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, but overpriced. Expect to pay $15 for deviled eggs and end up with 3 halves of eggs. If you’re a true cheese aficionado, skip the charcuterie board. However, the service and ambience were excellent. And my wagyu corn dog and Buffalo shrimp were delicious. For sure worth trying at least once. Not sure if it’s worth going to regularly however.

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moniqueg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Bring a jacket the AC is very strong. Overall the experience was good the service was excellent. The food was just okay.

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SunshineE
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place is nice , I went on a Wednesday so it wasn’t busy the service was nice and the food was nice not a lot of food but it was still tasty.

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viplovetodine
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had 7 people for the HRW lunch. One was in a wheel chair and our seating was easy for all involved. We had a couple of servers who were helpful and friendly. The menu options were very good with everyone enjoying their dishes. Portions were large.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance. Yummy brisket egg rolls. Yummy entree. It was really cold in the building, wish I’d brought a jacket. Awesome cocktails!!! Great location. I’ll def go again.

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vipDorothyS
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On this particular evening, we were joining a group of people at McIntyre’s and decided that the food truck there wasn’t sufficient. We immediately booked at Hearsay instead. We ordered the ribeye and must admit that it was one of the tastiest steaks we‘ve ever had. Delicious! Our server was excellent too. Attentive and efficient! The ambiance was perfect for dining with appropriate music, not too loud. We enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back.

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Hearsay is usually great for dinner, but the HRW brunch menu was awful. The food was not tatsty, clearly had been frozen for a while, and was just not worth the trouble.

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meem
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Service was great. Ambience suffered a bit by the tv directly in front of my seat just showing news throughout dinner. It was distracting and would've been better turned off.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was just okay, and the service was quite slow. Nothing awful by any means, but would not come back.

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TashaS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and food was amazing!! Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Out of four plates ordered we sent two back. One was the crab cakes dry and weirdly tasted. Second was shrimp and grits which had absolutely no flavor and my bacon was still raw. We reordered which took about an hour for us to get. We ordered mimosa pitcher before ordering our apps and main dishes, we got the mimosas after our meal was delivered. Only good thing I’ll say is the manager comped a lot for us bc of our experience. I don’t want to say I won’t go back but if I do I’ll definitely try a different menu instead of brunch.

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Patrick
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, service was very good, although it took a long time for our main entree to come out to us. But overall very good.

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ChristinaK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, server was nice and prompt. Bar was understaffed so we didn’t receive cocktails until after first course. Overall, food wasn’t bad enough for us to complain about…but not good enough need return.

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ChristinaF
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Gouda Mac n Cheese and the Brussel Sprouts with candied bacon are AMAZING! Entrees were good, fun atmosphere, great waiter. We will be back!

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SteveR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have loved the ambiance of this place. The service is great and the food is great. Yes, I’m a regular/repeat customer!

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vipZeus
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Porkchops were very dry and hard to cut. Sides on all dishes were just mediocre. We have been there in the past and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. This visit has us rethinking if it is worth the drive downtown.

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vipgolferdude1
Houston
110 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was fabulous. We ate at the bar and Cassandra and Jen took great care of us. We dined from the HRW menu and the portions were good and the food was very tasty as were the martinis and wine. Thanks for a great birthday!

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StephanieC
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic, had the restaurant weeks menu selections, best fried chicken and waffles, best bacon wrapped shrimp and grits ever.

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Donny
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, one of the best burgers I've ever had. Really cool atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

14 year wedding anniversary

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was not good. Service was great and ambience was ok.

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! If you like bread- I would suggest the bread basket. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was very disappointing. “Jumbo” scallops were tiny and served over a pile of canned corn. The redfish was overcooked and under seasoned. The filet tasted like a cheap cut of meat and the shrimp and grits were just okay at best. We had high expectations for this restaurant and left feeling completely unsatisfied.

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Thelda
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour prices w/nice selection of appetizers. Food was delish!

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vipAnnie
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and our server was very attentive. Our food was good but some of the food arrived a bit cold but our server warmed it for us. Thank you! It was delicious!

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vipdennisO
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went there for Sunday brunch before the Astros game. We were sat upstairs, and I think that may have been the problem. Our waitress worked her butt off, but having to run up and down the stairs, or wait for a runner to bring her the food to serve, two things happened. Drinks took a bit of time, and when we got the food, it was not real hot.

This is in no way indicative of her, she really worked hard, as we could watch her from where we were sitting.

I think if they would have given her a runner, or at least some one to come and fill waters, things would have been much better.

All that being said, the food was tasty, and the drinks were good.............and yes, I would recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My experience this time was not good. It appears to be new management. Bring back Vince!

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vipHoustontraveljunkie
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Love the ambience and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time yesterday for my wife’s birthday. The manager accommodated us when we increased our party size at the last minute. Everyone had such a great time. And our guests were all asking me how I found that spot(but I wouldn’t tell them). We will definitely be going back once my wife drops the baby.

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LauraH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very mediocre. If you’re looking for a casual place to eat in Houston with a better atmosphere, better food and better cocktails, keep looking.

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ColleenK
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Flavorless except the corn was excellent but you really don’t order dinner fir the vegetable. Ahi tacos were uninteresting at best shell was way over cooked, filling was absolutely flat flavorless. Scallops were ok nothing to brag about again the corn was the star different than the 1st but again do you order go out to dinner for corn🙄

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CakeQueeN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Customer service was great!!! Staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the items on the menu.

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AliciaT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Cocktails, Fresh and perfectly seasoned food, and the service was out of this world! Can’t wait to come back!

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 4.3 stars by 1948 OpenTable diners.

Hearsay Market Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/hearsay-market-square-218-travis-st-houston-tx-77002/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.