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About Hearsay Gastro Lounge

Hearsay Gastro Lounge 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 Gastro Lounge 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.

Come see if the rumors are true!

Sip, Savor + Shake.

218 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am-12am (serving Small Plates from 3pm-4pm and Dinner 4pm-12am)
Friday - Saturday: 11am-3pm (Saturday Brunch only) (serving Small Plates from 3pm-4pm, Dinner from 4pm-12am, and Small Plates from 12am-1am)
Sunday: 10am-3pm (Brunch Only) Dinner: 4pm-10pm (serving Small Plates from 3pm-4pm)

Jan 27 - Feb. 6, 2017
Jan 27: 11am - 2am
Jan 28: 11am - 2am
Jan 29: 10am - Midnight
Jan 30: 11am - 2am
Jan 31: 11am - 2am
Feb 1: 11am - 2am
Feb 2: 10am - 2am
Feb 3: 10am - 2am
Feb 4: 10am - 2am
Feb 5: 10am - 2am
Feb 6: 10am - Midnight

Cross Street:
Congress

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 225-8079

Website:
http://www.hearsayhouston.com/

Entertainment:
The restaurant features live music every Wednesday for Ladies night and during Sunday Brunch.

Catering:
Hearsay Gastro Lounge offers limited special catering services ranging from lunches to off-site dinner events. Our staff is eager to work with you to design and create the perfect experience. Please call us to place your catering order. Minimum order required. Delivery fees apply.

Parking Details:
Parking options include front door valet service after 6pm, street parking and downtown parking lots. Please obey street signs and all local, state, and federal traffic laws. We are not responsible if you violate city parking rules. Valet is not associated with Hearsay Gastro Lounge and any disputes related to valet should be taken up with their company.

Public Transit:
METRO Rail Stops nearby: UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square

Executive Chef:
Edwin Chanas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
On most holidays and celebratory days, we have lunch, dinner, cocktail, or beer specials or features. Please call us for more information or visit http://hearsayhouston.com.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Come celebrate with that special someone in a romantic setting at Hearsay Gastro Lounge, where will be having our Limited menu and a 4 Course prefix Menu for $55. We will also be featuring a Godiva Chocolate Martini, Pom Tini Moet specials and finish it off with some chocolate covered strawberries

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Private Dining

Hearsay Gastro Lounge offers the finest craft cocktails, new American dishes, and a chic-unique dining experience in historic Downtown Houston, TX.

Hearsay Gastro Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Cozy (17)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Romantic (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (7)
Live Music (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Very attentive and friendly staff. Food is always excellent and served hot verses warm no matter what the wait is. Positive environment and very welcoming.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

I really enjoyed everything!!! Table was ready when we arrived food and mimosas were both great. Only downfall was trying to find parking so get there early to find parking

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Just love this restaurant . Always pick for theater and sporting events. Great food and ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic like always

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food and service was AMAZING! This was our first visit and we absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We really enjoyed our New Year's dinner! Everything was great and we will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were made to sit in front of the restroom when the entire place was empty for over an hour and a half after we arrived. I tried to get a time of around 6.30/7 for the reservation, but opentable was showing that my best latest dinner time available was 5.15 pm. Like I stated before, the place was EMPTY, and I am not exaggerating, at one point around 6.15, there were more than twice as many restaurant staff than people in the place. We did ask for a different table, but we were told ALL of them were "reserved"! Food is strictly OK, for the price they charge, I would not bother with this place. I am curious why this place has such good ratings, probably the other places in Houston are not as good is the only explanation I can come up with.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was good, even with upstairs busy. Kitchen was questionable. Coffee warm , not hot. My steak and eggs were over cooked.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First and foremost, the food was outstanding and reasonably portioned. Don’t go with a huge appetite without being prepared for a large bill.

With that said, our service was so terrible, I don’t know we would return. Our waters weren’t being refilled and our expensive cocktails seemed to be the last ones attended to for each order. For two of us, we spent 1.5 hrs for a 2 course meal, a bit excessive I’m my opinion. Maybe it was due to the holidays, or maybe the service just needs another look.

Anyways, hope this helps the next group making an educated guess on where to go out for a nice downtown Houston meal

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and food, as always. Great spot from brunch with friends to a special date night. Always a favorite!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent brunch but was slow service upstairs- other than that very good!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful food. Polite hostess.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Calm and intimate ambiance. Great food, great drinks and friendly service.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fantastic food and service! Would recommend trying pre/post theatre.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fun with friends. Great service and food!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

While I still love this place, I was a bit disappointed by our luncheon on Christmas Eve. We had friends in from the UK & this was our only chance to get together & visit. I did not know they were going to have a band during our lunch. While the band was good, it was impossible to hear or visit with one another. Luckily, it was a nice day so the hostess let us change our table to the patio so that helped. The soup of the day was absolutely delicious but my steak salad was sadly lacking. Just a bit of very tough steak that was barely edible. However, the service was good & we love the history behind this place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First visit was outstanding. Rashad (hope that is correct sp.) was on top of it! My bottomless mimosa never hit the bottom. Food was served promptly and he constantly checked on my table even with a packed house we never felt neglected. Sad I cannot say the same of my second visit. Dexter was the exact opposite and the place was just about empty. I waited 10 minutes before I had to ask the manager for my waiter to order a drink. The guests at my table and I had to continually look for him to order food or more bottomless mimosas. Eventually, we complained and the mgr took care of us until 2pm when bottomless mimosas ended. Then he disappeared and no one ever asked us did we need anything? Did we want our tab? Nothing. This went on for an hour until we finally saw Dexter again and asked for our bill. I am willing to try again just without Dexter's service. Food and ambiance is generally great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Awesome food, beautiful place. Our table wasn't the best (right next to the restrooms:-[) but the service was great and the food was awesome.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have been meaning to go for quite some time. So glad we did because it was really good. We tried a couple of things that other diners had recommended (the beer battered asparagus and the poblano soup) and my husband had a steak and I had the cajun pasta (don't remember the exact name of this dish, but it had shrimp and lobster). Everything was really good and we will go back again as there were lots of great things on the menu. My only turn off was the fact that they had chairs stacked by the restrooms and in one of the over-turned chairs, there was actually food in it (onions and onion skins). Not a good impression.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service, food and drinks. Laid back but trendy atmosphere.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love this place. he Food Is great and the beverages are top notch. Thank you for a great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was great overall!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have been to Hearsay Gastro Lounge at least 7 times and I have enjoyed it each time I went. I was referred by a friend and I been hooked ever since..

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Beautiful place with a modern style with excellent food and ambiance. Thanks

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very Austin-like. Small, trendy and food was delicious. We had lobster tempura -fantastic and smoked salmon app. Entrees were- Ahi tuna - very good and spring roll app that I ordered for main dish. The steak salad was the only thing disappointing- greens were good, but steak tasted like it was left over. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great bottomless mimosas brunch on Saturday! It’s hard to get a table for more than 6 so plan accordingly.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, great service good atmosphere. Went for a three year anniversary and I was worth every dollar spent. Best steak I've had in a while. I will definitely be coming back for any occasion or date night. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Dinner before TUTS Musical.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was ok, thinking it was an off night. Was here about two weeks before on a Thursday had the same meal and it was much better then. Service started off great and quickly went down hill. Our waitress got loaded with several tables and no help. Ordered a second drink that never came. Asked for a dessert menu which never came, eventhough our waitress came back to our table twice after we asked. Overall we wouldn't go out of our way to go back.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Despite a week’s notice of reservation, we were first sat at high-tops, with a 7:30 close-out. The hostess then said that we could move to a table downstairs, with no close-out time. We chose the table downstairs.

While the waitress was wonderful, we were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and nothing was said or done on part of the restaurant. I noted in the initial reservation that we were celebrating a birthday.

Overall, the restaurant had good food and ambiance, but the staff gave off a different first impression.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Overall the food and drinks were good. There was a issue with fruit flies. But we will be back. The Bloody Mary was very good.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My bestie and I ate there recently Dec. 2017. We had the Tempra Lobster...awesome! It was also Steak Night on Thursday. We have the Delminico steak aged and grilled to perfection along with Truffled fries. It was charred great and melt in your mouth steak and the Truffle fries were rich in tastes! Check out Steak Night!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quick Bite, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went on a Thursday night. The restaurant was beautiful and cocktails delicious. While the lamb lollipops were ok, the shrimp and lobster risotto was bland and depressing. Wish we'd have gone somewhere else

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great place for a quiet afternoon lunch. Great Service as well.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We only had appetizers, but we enjoyed the selection, especially the quail. I do wish they had had more gluten free options.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place to have a wonderful Sunday brunch with live music.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is good for cocktails and that’s about it. The food was chili’s or Applebee’s quality at a mid-high end price. Both steaks ordered came out at the incorrect temp. I ordered the NY, it was very dry, over cooked and lacked flavor. A good server would have come back to the table to make sure everything was prepared to our liking and perhaps then he would have noticed that some of the food was not being eaten. Overall amazing ambiance, pot service, very poor food quality.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a great time and the atmosphere was fantastic. In addition the wait staff are extremely friendly and we will be back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The place you have is very cool inside and we liked the setting. But the food we had the stuffed red fish and salmon were not very good at all. Flavors were lacking and the only thing you could taste was the salt which seemed to be piled on.

For our anniversary it was a big disappointment.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The only reason I am not giving this a 5 star review was the noise level. There was a band for the brunch and we literally had to yell at each other to hear our conversations. For was great and the portions were generous.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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