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Hearsay Market Square

4.5
1365 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, American
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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
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Phone number
(713) 225-8079
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Nunez
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congress
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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.
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Public transit
METRO Rail Stops nearby: UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square
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Entertainment
The restaurant features live music every Wednesday for Ladies night and during Sunday Brunch.
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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.
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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

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

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What 1365 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Such a cool space, wasted on lackluster cocktails and food that could have been served at a chain restaurant. The truffle fries were basically McDonalds fries with a dusting of pre-shredded Parmesan and rosemary. The burrata salad was good, but not great. The kale and Brussels sprouts salad was over-dressed and the crab cake was straight from freezer to fryer. A shame, really, because this building and setting has great ambiance and would be a great place to go before a show, a game, or anything else that brings me downtown.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I recently got married at the courthouse in downtown Houston. We dined there after our vows.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great ambiance and decor. Limited menu but great options.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

What a great time celebrating Mother’s Day with my family.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was great, food temperature was luke warm at best.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have been here a couple of times and had a good experience but this last time was terrible. My friends and I were seated up top and we had no clue who our waiter was. No one came to take our order for at least 15 minutes and no one came to get our drink order until the floor manager noticed we looked like we needed something. We also ordered bottomless mimosas and I had to ask multiple times for a refill. Once we got our food no one asked how we were doing or if we needed anything. This is the worst experience I've had at this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

2nd time we have been here for Sunday brunch. Awesome atmosphere in terms of decor and vibe. 12 dollar bottomless mimosas and reasonable prices on some really great food. Staff very attentive. Would go hear again countless times.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was sub par, food was burnt, not very flavorful, won't go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We came here for brunch after college graduation. The trendy yet classic atmosphere coupled with delicious and unique food combinations was a hit with both generations. I would come back for the Short rib eggs Benedict with bottomless mamosas if I wasn’t so excited to try everything else on the menu. We’ll be back anytime we have an e fuse to be in the Houston theater district.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Friendly and fast service. Had the fried asparagus as an appetizer. The sauce was great; however, really wish the asparagus was allowed to rest before plating (translation: super greasy!) Lobster risotto was great. Chicken pesto pasta had great flavor but was a bit dry.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I dined at Hearsay for brunch. Service and food was great. The lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry syrup was fantastic. Mimosas were an excellent blend of champagne and juice...not too strong nor too weak. The ambiance was great. Management and staff are always cordial and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Had a great evening at hearsay - food was excellent. Very satisfied - A+

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Outstanding place, lovely cuisine. An absolute must is the Sliced Rare Ahi Tuna and something that is really really really good is the Creme Brule, the best I have ever had in the US.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Seating arrangement is horrible. You are only inches away from the adjacent tables. It was so annoying when you have to listen to someone loud conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We love Hearsay and will continue to return.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a great first time experience, food, drinks and service were outstanding. We loved the atmosphere also.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great dinner with girlfriends before heading to a play. Decent wine list and lovely menu with options for all. The service was a little slower than I would have liked but good overall.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Like the old historic building. Was on a date, seated in cozy quiet loft. Was helpful with the menu, they have great eclectic choices, veg, etc. likely will return when downtown

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Burgers were very good!! A little expensive for every day dining. 2 Burgers & 2 Beers was just over $48.00 before tip. Also had to pay $10 to park. Chicken & Waffles looked good. We may go back & split an order of that.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Service was great! Food was excellent! Quail w cheddar grits was phenomenal! Only downside is my coffee taste like tea! ( I’m not a drinker). But I do love my coffee so that was kinda a disappointment! But I would go back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Awesome chicken and waffles

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed a great lunch/brunch before catching a Houston Ballet matinee.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service was ok. Waiter was not attentive. Food was ok .. cold

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Busy Friday night at a popular downtown venue. An below average dining experience. Stuffed Salmon was dry and not stuffed but rather drizzled the topping. Stuffed chicken was better but still dry. They KNOW how to make Risotto! I might repeat on a weeknight when it was slower.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We just had beers and some apps. Not a great selection on beers, but decent. Would like to come back for dinner.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I've been coming to Heresay on Sunday's for months, but the service is getting progressively slower and slower. I was in a party of two and we sat for 30 mins before even getting our drink order. We ordered the bottomless mimosas but the refill only came once. The server did not come back to check after delivering food, so I had to get up to get my own salt and pepper. The server took what seemed like days to bring our check after requesting it. I could see the server was preoccupied with other tables. Maybe Heresay needs more servers to fulfill the demand of customers.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awful service - took us almost an hour just to order our food because our waiter disappeared. Bottomless mimosas are useless when they don't get refilled! Saw the waiter twice over two hours. The music downstairs was so loud that we couldn't hear each other speaking upstairs so we spent the whole brunch either yelling across the table or sitting in silence. The table next to us broke a glass and it shattered all over and under our table, but no one ever came to clean it up.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nice atmosphere for bar food in theater district. Good pre-theater spot.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As a fall back and go to restaurant, Hearsay's is usually very solid with really good food, service and a friendly place. Our reservation was for 7:30 P.M. but our table was not ready until well after 8:00 PM. Service / food etc. as usual was very good. We sat at the bar and ate appetizers while we waited as we were quite hungry. We were not the only folks waiting for tables.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food and service was amazing for Brunch. The live band adds a great ambience as well while dining.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great spot. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Loved the food and cocktails! The shrimp tempura was delicious, and the Mac and cheese was amazing as well.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Really like the poblano soup as well as the burrata salad. Beer selection is ok but could be improved. Service was good and prices a bit high

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Host was curt upon greeting us and escorting us to our table. There was no personable interaction at all.

The server was inattentive throughout the majority of our meal. He didn’t bother to check on us at all. And it seemed like we were “a hurry up and get out so the real customers can dine here” type of table to the host and server.

I will not be returning to Hearsay for a long while.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A group of my girlfriends and I visited Hearsay Gastro for Sunday brunch. The everything was great from the food, to the ambiance and live band. Service needs a little work. Specifically, our server Dexter who was not very attentive at all. Although he did provide us with a round waters after being seated, he never introduced himself as our server. After about 20 minutes, we found ourself a flagging down another server in passing to ask ask who was assigned to our table. It was Dexter. Mind you, he told us his name AFTER he was summoned to our table and we ASKED for it. The food was great and the music was fantastic....a little on the loud side but still fantastic. On a on a positive note for Dexter, he kept our glasses filled with bottomless mimosas. But when it was time for the check...again nowhere to be found. Overall, I absolutely enjoy HGL and won’t allow one bad experience to change my rating of the restaurant. I would definitely recommend to any of my friends.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My previous experiences here were always top-notch. On this occasion, it was only fair. The principal problem was the lack of wait staff attention. Our waiter only came to check on us when we were forced to flag him down. Had to hunt down our own missing silverware and then a steak knife. The cocktails were good but small in volume. Others at my table enjoyed their steak and salmon. My pork chops were on the chewy side.
Would give it another chance, but service needs to improve.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Love this place!!!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food, service, and ambiance very nice. Restrooms were well kept. It was a bit on the noisy side (but it was St. Patricks night).

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and great service

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

If I use the ability to leave a 6-Star review I can say that I wouldn't hesitate, not even for a moment.

From fantastic, and prompt service even during busy hours, to beautiful seating a full story above the rest looking below at the bar as floor to 3-floor brick ceilings complete with a post-industrial aesthetic complete with a vertical hardwood piece surrounds you. This was the perfect environment to bring to impressive a date, or even your wife in my case.

Great food, as well as a great experience finished out the rest, but even if the food had been awful their innovative and delicious craft cocktails and general ambiance did the rest.

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