Hearsay Market Square

4.5
1586 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.

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MR
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hearsay is the only place that will get me to leave Midtown for brunch. Our server Clara was a true gem. She dealt with the crowds and parade atmosphere with a touch of class and grace.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Pre concert dining. We made reservations, thank goodness. It was reservation only when we got there. Server was ok. Started out a little aloof but got better as the meal went on. Tuna sandwich was good, but guacamole and chipotle aioli were same as from subway. Tuna tacos were good. I thought I’d read valet parking was $6, but valet was adamant about it being $10.

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JD
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stopped for a quick business dinner. Great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The drinks were good. The food was subpar and the service was terrible.

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JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided to take a chance on the place for a Birthday brunch celebration for my best friend. We had a great time! The food, music and service was all fabulous.

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J
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and atmosphere are wonderful. Pricing is extremely reasonable. Sunday lunch had a small band that was great.

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MM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is my go-to when I have out of town guests who want to "see" Houston. The food is great if you avoid the seafood dishes (more sauce than seafood). Our waiter doubled as a bartender which was a smash hit. We sat outside, got a perfect non humid, cool evening. Even forgot about the construction workers in the background. Don't have dessert there, go somewhere else. No problem since everything else is their strongest points. I'll be back ...again! :)

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Hearsay is beautiful and such a cool place to eat/drink. The staff is attentive, the music is great, and the food and drinks are wonderfully delicious. My friends and I go here ever time we go see a show at the Hobby. EVERYTIME. That's how much we love it.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, super friendly service in a building with great character.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, service was excellent and loved his recommendation.

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place for before the theater or any other downtown activity.

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LP
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

We went to celebrate our anniversary and my husband's birthday. There was no one at the front, so we walked up the stairs only to be sent back down to check in and there were a lot of empty tables upstairs. Still had to stand and wait for the bartender to check us in the restaurant and then sent us back upstairs for sitting. It was more of a bar atmosphere. I had a 2:00 pm reservation but Brunch menu was only available. There was nothing really on the menu that I wanted. We stayed and split a sandwich. I left disappointed. The sandwich was great!

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K
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Hostess was not very welcoming. Restaurant not full and told me there would be hour wait without reservation. I immediately went on open table and made one which forced her to seat us. The reservations were wide open. Is this practice becoming common to keep middle age diners out? My husband dines at your restaurant for lunch a lot and staff is just ok the food is good

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SN
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and tasty calamari and shrimp ..light but flavorful taste

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NL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place for jazz brunch - but can be a bit tight on seating

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KB
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is high energy and a lot of fun. Drinks were unique and delicious. Service was slow considering it wasn't that busy. It look a long time to get our food. I had the red snapper and it was over cooked. My husband had the shrimp & lobster risotto and it had very little flavor.
We may have been disappointed but we will try it again!

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A
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful food. Service was mediocre this time, but we’d go back.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was the best!!!! He made the outing very special....

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BF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for something different.
Loved the history of the place.
Easy to park and walk over.
Versatile menu.
Lobster was awesome, and I loved the pinkalicious mixed drink.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service and food was good. My group of six enjoyed out dishes. The only downside is downtown parking. We visited on Saturday at noon so it was a brunch menu .

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DJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was the best however the menu presented was not the menu posted on Yelp. My friend and I were quite surprise and disappointed by the prices and almost left.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great first time experience

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Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vince at the bar is awesome! Amazing service.

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R
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious! I had the short ribs. They were fork tender and just fell apart, and had some sort of wonderful sauce. I substituted cheese grits for mashed potatoes. The grits were perfect. The broccolini was also perfect. Oh, I started with the crab cake, also delicious, and came with a lovely little salad. Then for dessert I had the Godiva chocolate cake, which hit the spot. Service was flawless, and great atmosphere too! Highly recommend! Must have reservations!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Cool place, great service and delicious food!

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for our anniversary dinner. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly, and food was delicious. The restaurant treated us to dessert and coffee. We will definitely go there again.

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H
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food good. Service slow, and this was early Sunday night. Way too many items on the menu (probably why service is so slow; cooks can’t efficiently deal with that many items). I’d never go back except on Sunday because it’s primarily a bar, and on any other night, the food service would be very, very slow, and the noise level very, very high.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Hearsay every other weekend, and every time it’s great! This time Ryan was our waiter(we’ve had him before), and he was just as great as every other time. We had an extra person join our party, and they accommodated us, which was very surprising seeing how busy they are. Reservations are highly recommended. The food was delicious as usual. I got the Bourbon French Toast and my husband got the Chicken and Waffles. Both were AH MAZ ING!!! To be honest, we get this every time lol. My sister got the breakfast tacos, which were just as delicious(I tried her meal). The manager remembered us, which was a nice touch🙂 The mimosas and live music will make you stay all day lol We brag about Hearsay to all of our friends, and will continue to do so!

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D
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

good food and atmosphere. Make sure you get there early or the manager will threaten to give your table away to the fictitious line out the door. The place was not that busy and made it sound like all of Houston was trying to get in. By the time we left, half the seats were still empty.

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QJ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

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S
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Cheeseburgers are the best!!
Good brunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was great and the waiter was very attentive.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the fig reduction lamb lollipops with mushroom risotto and it was excellent. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. My only minor complaint would be that maybe they should take one table from the upstairs dining area bc EVERY single time someone passed by (waiter/diners) I got brushed on the arm or bopped on the head with a purse!

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k
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was great minus the service! Took forever to get our first round of drinks.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The ice tea was terribly watery. The food was mediocre at best.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! Wonderful food & good prices. Lots of good choices also. The historical building was definitely s plus. The music was great but a little loud if you’re trying to have a conversation.

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TM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their Sunday brunch and LOVE the live jazz band!!

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MH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC restaurant. Delicious food, creative menu, wonderful craft cocktails, terrific service. Such a fun place to dine.

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SR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Have eaten at the restaurant in Galveston as well.

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