Hearsay Market Square

4.3
1956 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)

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6 oz Filet OR 12 oz Ribeye with Choice of 2 Sides

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 1956 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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slightsey
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Whump
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The shrimp and calamari app is the best I’ve ever had. Drinks were okay.

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KarinS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Meal was wonderful however service a bit slow. Would have enjoyed bread or crackers while waiting for our food as it took almost 30 minutes to receive our order.

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Ljnda
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to this Hearsay location. Energetic atmosphere. Seating a little closer than I like but overall positive experience. Server was fantastic and food was outstanding!

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Turtle
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was celebrating my birthday with brunch. Our server was fantastic, I forgot his name but he was a tall thin young man with a beard and short hair. If we're ever in the Houston area again we will go back and we would love for him to serve us. We started out with Deviled Eggs and Mimosas and my wife had the Hearsay House Salad everything was great. For my entree I had the Chicken and Waffles, they were okay but my wife had the Shrimp and Grits which she raved about, she said they were the all time best she's ever had and she's tried a lot of Shrimp and Grits. My wife let our server know by accident that it was my birthday and he topped everything of with bread pudding and ice cream that was out of this world delicious. I'm not exaggerating at all, this place is fantastic.

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VivianB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and I loved our waiter Alex, he was awesome !

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful ambiance

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NicolasC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The interior decor is amazing cozy and nice; service not bad (not wow, but ca va).
Mashed potatoes needs attention; I would suggest for the Scallops plate, to substitute the corn with rice…

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allison
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was slow we ended up leaving after our drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Especially loved paying by QR code!

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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
18 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
27 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
3 reviews
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
16 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.

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 1956 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.