Hearsay Market Square

4.6
1921 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
  • Every Tuesday - Hearsay Classics

    Multiple dates available

    Hearsay Burger $8 Cheese Fries $5 Fried Bavarian Pretzel $6 Featured Classic Craft Cocktail $8 Draft Beer of the Day $4 Select Wines $6 Available from 4-6pm every Tuesday

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 1921 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IvanG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food. Friendly staff, hostess was polite, and nice. Would recommend for a nice night out in Downtown.

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Leslye
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff all around! Amazing brunch! Food is amazing and so are the drinks. Hope the live music will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance.. Sara our waitress was awesome.. We sat well beyond our allotted 1.5 hours with no issues. Will definitely be back..

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Sabi
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I like the ambiance and the staff was friendly too.

MT
MorrisT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak night thursday was excellent and a fantastic deal. Also great selection of bourbon and gin

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The place is cute enough but it’s so open and tables are VERY close together. You’ll definitely be getting to know the people sitting next to you. We picked this place because it was on some best restaurants in Houston lists and I’m not really sure why it’s included. Food was mediocre at best. We were very hungry and plates are small so we ordered a lot. Two appetizers were the bread basket (all very dry) and the spinach dip which was fine but the things it came with were stale/bad. Entrees were filet with corn and fries and a salmon Caesar salad. The corn came with Mayo from a squeeze bottle squirted in a ring on top. Bizarre. Fries were straight up terrible. Shoestring and tasted like nothing. The proteins we ordered were well cooked but also totally average and the bill was over $75 for all that. Won’t be returning.

JA
JessicaA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cheesesteak egg rolls were phenomenal. The drinks were amazing.

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Trkefan
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server, Cetera, was excellent. The only really odd thing was there’s no coffee on the menu... we had time for a cup with dessert before the symphony but were told “we get our coffee from next door and they already closed”.... hmmmm.... never had that happen before. Otherwise a good experience.

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vipDdddGggg
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great waitress. Ribeye wasn’t fantastic. But, the sides and appetizers were great, the ambience is nice and it is the perfect place for dinner before a concert or a play.

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David
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I’ve been to Hearsay multiple times..and plan on going back. However, this time there were a couple issues that normally don’t happen there. One thing is that we waited quite a long with empty glasses before we received new drinks. And second, I ordered the chicken fried steak and it was quite cold. I had to dip each bite into the gravy (I ordered on the side) and mashed potatoes to give it some warmth.

JM
JohnM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Definitely not as good as it used to be before pandemic. The food quality and wait staff are not as nice or professional as previous trips.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food server venue were all wonderful and well worth the price. Only complaint was it was really cold but I warmed up after two delicious margaritas 😊

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TexasEater
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary weekend

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SCarlin
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was great! Our waitress was very nice and knowledgeable and was able to recommend some good choices. We had a reservation and were seated right away and the food was served in a timely manner. I had the Chicken Melanesse and the Steak Eggrolls, both were delicious! Will definitely visit again!😊

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Lowkey. Nice drinks and good food. Recommend

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Gts2
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch! It’s a little loud given the acoustics of the restaurant, but that’s what makes it so charming- the high ceiling, brickwork, chandelier, everything. The cheesesteak egg rolls were scrumptious. We had mimosas (with moth orange juice and grapefruit juice). As main courses, the chicken (expertly seasoned) and waffles were hearty (almost a whole chicken with the waffle). The crab cake Benedict was extremely tasty. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great times and great brunch item

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Lexie
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The atmosphere had a nice vibe to it, but the service was terrible. It took 30 minutes to get served drinks. I had to call our waiter over multiple times so we could order. The food was very low quality. I got a filet mignon and it was probably the worst steak I have ever had. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone because of poor service and the low quality of food.

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Atom
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect for a first date or celebrating a birthday and anything in between. The ambience is great. I had the waygu cheeseburger myself and it was amazing. The service was great. Our food came out fairly quick. I will definitely be coming back.

DW
DustinW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good as always but it seemed like the weighted forgot about us a few times.

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EdenF
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My experience was pretty good. me and my boyfriend went on a date and we are young and were treated differently than the couples around us but that’s to be expected.

PE
PickyEater
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved Hearsay, and look forward to coming back soon. Thank you for such great food and service!

HC
HCao
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful place to catch up with friends. Food was delicious.

DE
DavidE
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Outstanding drinks. Had a brand new waiter who made a few mistakes but it was fine. I would definitely go again.

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vipJohnr
Mississippi
83 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The appetizers were not good. The calamari and shrimp were terrible. The crackers for the tuna were old and soggy. The Caesar salad was also old, leaves were brown and should have been thrown out. The chicken was dry and burnt. The only good food served from our 4 appetizers and 4 main courses was the burger, which was delicious and cooked as asked for, and the cup of poblano soup.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience! Was a bit upset that they no longer have crab cakes, but the manager made up with it by offering the birthday boy a birthday shot. Great service and great food, we would definitely be back again!

DJ
DavidJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

OUR SERVER SHANTE WAS VERY HELPFUL AND PROVIDED EXCELLENT RECCOMENDATIONS

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Amas
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most exciting thing was the Veggie menu! As a vegetarian I couldn't find a restaurant besides this one that accommodated my dietary preferences. Great music and great service by Maxine!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Houston and this was on our list to try! Some of the best food we had while in town. We will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious!

JP
JohnP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for dinner and drinks. My wife and I shared the pan fried red snapper. The fish was not evenly cooked and the mashed potatoes were under seasoned.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot with an awesome bar. Went a couple of night and Adam and Austin were helpful and friendly. Food was great.

JA
JasonA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Let’s just say that this place wasn’t great at all. Food was terrible. Ordered the fried chicken special it was horrible, just a bunch of breading with zero flavor, pair that with the cold mash potatoes. Cedar plank salmon was ok but the shrimp was way to salty. Drinks over priced. We had 2 apps 1 salad, fried chicken, salmon with 2 draft beers and 4 martinis. $210 out of pocket. Chicken was $15 salmon was $20 salad was $12 apps $9 each. Thats how over priced those drinks are. Wouldn’t bother with that place ever again. Service was slow

HJ
HelenJ
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. Ashley was such a great server and bartender. She made recommendations and had such a sweet energy

MB
MalessaB
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch on a Sunday afternoon. The ambiance was nice, waitstaff was friendly and the food was delicious. Would go back there again.

PC
PaulC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Albeit in the midst of a pandemic, this was a very pleasing and surprising joint. Good bourbon selection for those of us the American original. Food was wonderful and a good variety. Will be going back in the near future.

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vipdiner2052
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch. Food was excellent (candied bacon was especially good). Staff was fantastic - very attentive without being intrusive. We will be back.

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Dyana
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Steak night and had a great time with my family. Everything was cooked well and tasted delicious. Highly recommend the drinks aswell they were very tasty. Our server Jocelyn was great, very attentive and gave great suggestions. Hope we get her when we go again.

LA
LuisA
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic combination of ambience, drinks and food. Highly recommend this wonderful place.

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 4.6 stars by 1921 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.