Hearsay Market Square

4.4
2018 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 2018 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3
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4.5
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AngieK
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location. Staff and food were excellent. Very personable staff. Loved they took reservations.

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Farz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I let them know about my gluten and dairy intolerance but kept getting items that have dairy and gluten in it, they were nice about switching it out quickly though. The food was also a bit cold. Overall though the taste was good and it’s a cute spot just a little crammed!

SJ
vipSueJ
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

There was a lot of young staff hanging out in the restaurant, but the service was very slow. They had the music turned up so loud it was difficult to talk, and we were there during the brunch hour. We were all bunched together in the tables. People asked to sit in different seats but were told no for some reason, but the vacant seats were never used. The food was very good, but we wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food quality was lower than previous visits. Music was too loud for the setting and building.

MS
vipMikeS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Will be coming back for sure. Great food and drinks. Loved the old building.

SG
vipShariG
Houston
122 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the Thursday steak special. The steak was tender and flavorful and the sides were fresh and yummy! It was a good value based on current prices at steak houses.

TG
TGGH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food excellent. Great location. Tuna tacos really good and bread basket a meal in itself

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post half marathon celebration!

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AlethiaA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a pleasant surprise. thank you :)

KG
vipKyndallG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat, noise level is good and drinks are perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, everyone in party was very happy. But the service was average to below average. Waitress never once refilled our drinks until we asked for check. Was more occupied cleaning employ talks and talking to waiter than waiting on us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself is beautiful. It is one of the oldest building in Houston with exposed brick and Edison lighting. The food was wonderful. There are lots of menu choices. We had the spinach artichoke dip, steak, burger, and chicken tenders. All were very nice portion size and delicious! We took our older children and they really enjoyed the food and setting. We have already made plans to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good. It was tight quarters though.

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vipNancyLaraM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was served cold, we had to go in person at the bar to order drinks as no one came after serving the lunch

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were here for a brunch the morning after my dear friends wedding. The drinks were phenomenal, and the poblano soup amazing as always, but the calamari was underwhelming. My wife and my friend’s wife’s food were good, but my friend’s was under seasoned and bland. I had the eggs Benedict, and they were possibly the most over cooked eggs I have ever had on an eggs Benedict. Practically hard boiled, the meal was not good and I left almost all of it on the plate. I was offered 50% off of the Benedict for my trouble, which seemed ridiculous considering how poorly it was executed. I can confidently say I will not be returning to Hearsay while hungry again, nor will I encourage anyone else to do so. Unless they’d like to pay $12 for hard boiled eggs on burnt muffins.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Great service. Menu options vast. Food quality was lacking.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waiter was not friendly never gave her name just came up to the table with water and asked are we ready to order even though the place is very small she came check back every 15 min witch is unacceptable water was never refilled overall bad service

JD
JohannaD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience3

They were out of most types of liquor. No one knew anything and very short staffed. Waitress was so busy she literally forgot about us. Another waiter told us the kitchen was closed when it was still open. Very apologetic and tried to make it better but it was too late. Worst experience ever at Hearsay. Food was great but not worth it."New Years Eve Party" was the most boring party I've ever been too.

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FranciscoS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was amazing, the service great, the food is good for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great Food!! Service was terrible!

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JosephS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Overall good restaurant. Food was not that impressive. Kung Pao calamari and shrimp was very good. Cheesesteak egg roll was ok. Deviled eggs were ok. Out of flat bread at 5:00pm? Charcuterie platter not impressed. Pre packaged meats. Not impressed with the cheese selection. Braised brisket is not a cured meat. However, the pretzel and smoked cheese sauce was very good. Should consider house made country pate, chicken liver mousse, and rillettes. Also, should use in house boiled eggs. Farm fresh would be even better.

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Htownbones
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly bartender and server. Very good cocktails. Beer taps were not working. Basic bottled beer selection. Food was tasty, a bit pricey. Delicious charcuterie plate. Daily specials were very good value and nicely sized portions. Very cool place inside. My second time there and I will return.

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NateW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Bartender sucked. Fire him, out of all the places to eat in Houston, no I would not recommend it at all to anyone.

TC
TaniaC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went for brunch before a show. The candied bacon was tasty but served lukewarm. We had 2 in our party and they brought out one entree 15 minutes before the other (again, lukewarm). It was awkward. Kitchen really seemed to have issues getting food out. Peach mimosa definitely not mimosa-like or flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

upset because i was looking forward to this restaurant and when i called them they never mentioned about the kitchen being closed and when i got there they told me it was, very upsetting to have wasted my time, i could have gone somewhere else if they told me that through the phone.

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CorrineS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to relax. The food was great and tasty. Ate the kung pao Calamari and Shrimp. Also had the Rib Eye with mash and street corn. Drinks were also good and very well garnished.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was below average in my opinion. It was fine, but I’ve had better meals at TONS of their places. Had heard such good things , very disappointed.

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Brenda
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I loved the ambiance. The waiter was great. The portions were very small and the shrimp was very overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Eh…. Nothing special

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was bad, the food was good, the drinks were “meh.” I expected more. Not sure if our server was new or just unaware of what the restaurant offered. I ordered an impossible burger, which was on the menu, and he said they didn’t have that. They do. We asked for a veggie flatbread, which was on the menu, and he brought us one with meat. We asked for an espresso martinis, the waiter said they couldn’t do it. I asked the bartender… they can. It was a bad drink, but it was possible. The restaurant has a great ambiance in a great location but the experience was disappointing.

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brendam
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious our waiter was kind and efficient. It got a little chilly at one point but thats the only comment we had!

JP
JustinP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Hearsay, in downtown. We absolutely loved the ambiance; the second oldest building in downtown and the chandelier is beautiful. The menu was very eclectic and everything we had was wonderful. Their specialty cocktails are incredible and offer a wide variety. Our server, Bailey, was very nice and attentive. We enjoyed speaking with him and the upstairs bartender. BTW, request a table upstairs. The bartender also recommended the cozy bar next door, housed in the OLDEST building in downtown.
We really enjoyed Hearsay and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ambiance and location near the Wortham center were the best parts of our experience.
Service seemed rushed, steak and salmon were over cooked and dry. Wouldn’t recommend; there’s lots of better food in the area for the same price. Won’t return.

PR
PaulR
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service from Margaret! Fun décor and energy. HH portions are small, but great for tasting (pizza came out room temp instead of hot though). My wife loved the wagyu corn dog. Only major issue I had was although the a/c vents are very high up the ceiling, they were blowing super hard, so there's that.

RM
RiseM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and decor. The staff was great and food high quality and fresh.

KH
KeithH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place near market square for a drink and a bite. Sit inside the restored firehouse and get the wagyu burger, it's excellent 👌 bacon wrapped shrimp and grits we're Great as well will visit again.

NB
NyreeB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CR
CarlaR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
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 on December 5, 2021
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
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
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.

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 2018 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.