Hearsay Market Square

4.3
1985 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

  • 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)

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6 oz Filet OR 12 oz Ribeye with Choice of 2 Sides
  • Monday Feature - Chicken, Steak or Shrimp $18

    $18.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Choice of chicken fried chicken tenders, chicken fried steak or fried shrimp for only $18. Enjoy select draft beers for $4 with purchase
  • Monday Feature - Chicken, Steak or Shrimp $18

    $18.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Choice of chicken fried chicken tenders, chicken fried steak or fried shrimp with the choice of 2 sides for only $18. Enjoy $4 select draft beers with purchase

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 1985 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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NyreeB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options, had the Kung Pao shrimp and calamari it was amazing!

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CarlaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us enjoyed our lunch selections. Everything was delicious and the presentation of the food was beautiful. Our waitress did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

You can hear others conversations. The tables are tight and a bit too close for my liking. The menu makes it worth it. Very good selections. Great staff. Great service. I would recommend.

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vipSteve
Houston
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Vibrant but downstairs was a little noisy, we were seated upstairs where the noise level was lower. Service was friendly and reasonably responsive. Atmosphere was kind of warm and nostalgic - really nice. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Overall, an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Being from out of town, you see nothing but good reviews from the start. So when we got the waitress was super sweet and fast. The food was amazing and can’t wait to go again.

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PeggySMc
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with fabulous ambience. We had the steak special and best steak we had had in awhile! My husband had the rib-eye and I had the filet. Mashed potato’s with Gorgonzola and Bacon roasted Brussels to die for . Loved the specialty bread platter and the Buffalo shrimp appetizer! Prices so reasonable and quality high! We can’t wait to go back!

BP
vipBPink
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I work a few blocks away and it was recommended for lunch. My food was delicious and I will be back after hours to try another dish. I had the WYAGU burger and fries and our service was great too!

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ConnieC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Friends in town. Food was cold. Not enough staff. They were not attentive.

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PenelopeD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dropped in for some brunch before going to the museum but I could totally see this as an awesome place to take a date! Food was fantastic! Service was great! Loved it!

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KM38
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the buffalo shrimp, flatbread pizza and The Whitney and the Smoot cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

When we enter to the restaurant we expect that the hostess welcome us but they was busy with the computer. Restaurant was almost empty few tables. We ordered salmon & grill chicken salad,
An extra salad, salad was really bad lettuce was really old we ask for a new. They change for a new salad with no charge. Not feeling good to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our first year anniversary and it was amazing!!! Cocktails are perfection and the whole experience was just what I wanted for our date night!

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StephanieL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Seated at wobbly dirty table. Had to leave after only having our salads because the kitchen was so backed up and we had theatre tickets. Very disappointed with what we were hoping would have been a nice dinner and theatre date night.

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Mallory
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Candied Bacon was to die for! Bloody Mary was best in town.

SM
SaundraM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Severely under staffed. Took 20+ minutes to be greeted by a server and we had to flag one down. Food was fine. Ambiance is fine. Drinks were FABULOUS. I would put up with the rest just for the drinks.

SM
vipStaceyM
Houston
137 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good Service, great location. Love this place (well all the locations really) Just great food with amazing locations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool little spot! Enjoyed the experience!

JH
JulieH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great historic building, good food and great service.

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TinaL
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool old building. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was very good.

TG
TiffanyG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hearsay is fabulous!! The food was amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect. We were in and out quickly, which was great because we were trying to make it to a show.

EG
vipEileenG
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place was good, but the seating from the hostess was less than desirable. We were seated at a high top table in the bar because they were all reserved. So weaves ourselves to the bar cause it was so little. Mind you no one ever came to any of those open seats. Our waitress Margaret was great but our food order got messed up. My filet was cold, and my friends steak had butter on it which she noted a dairy allergy. So we are our food in stages upon receiving them. The Brussels sprouts were good and the Steak was good once received correctly. So as this place the suggested local spot to eat, it’s was not anything the reviews stated for our experience. Not sure we would give it another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We found this place in the market Square very nice make sure you come on time for your reservations everybody likes to get there. Damn good drinks

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PaulC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice dinner before our concert. Enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Great options.

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vipHappy
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous with the exception of the Wagu corndog which was pretty much tasteless and over cooked. Drinks and service were great. Chicken fried ribeye will rival most chicken fried steaks I’ve had in my lifetime. Will be back.

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vipUghhhhh
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great ambiance, good drinks, excellent service, mediocre food.

JG
JanaG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful, food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was relaxing!

KB
vipKimberlyB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We sat outside and there is a grate in the street which created a lot of noise as people drove over it. Server was nice, but food was mediocre. Wine list is short.

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Suit2Cliff
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cool place

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife went here for the first time last night the atmosphere is amazing , service was very attentive and the food was great too… moderate price for the food and bottle of wine… we enjoyed ourselves…. I’ll be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Prices were reasonable. Be careful when eating outside. The flies were more hungry than we were.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great but I believe the artichoke dip made us feel a little uneasy afterward, would return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We love Hearsay and go there very often, as we live nearby. On this occasion we were celebrating my fiancees birthday, and it was quite disappointing. Our service was poor, we were crammed in next to another table so we weren’t able to have our own conversations comfortably. Overall a disappointment from a usually amazing restaurant/bar.

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brandonp
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The brunch was underwhelming

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service!

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DavidJ
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server / kitchen forgot one item on an order; otherwise was all we expected from Hearsay

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slightsey
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Whump
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exellent as always. Loved the "shareable" fried ravioli and the deviled eggs. Street corn casserole was fabulous and as always the bacn brussels were delish! Steak had a good flavor and was cooked as expected; could lose some of the extra butter (personal preference). Cocktails perfect - sazerac

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vipAnnie
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! Great food and a helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoy this amazing place! Great appetizers and dinner was superb!

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 1985 OpenTable diners.

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.