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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.

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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.

Hearsay Gastro Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fun (15)
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Bar Seating (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Live Music (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A little chilly but great experience overall!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and the overall atomophere. Our waitress was pleasant, knowledgeable of the menu, and gave us her full attention. We both loved our menu and drink selections. We will definitely return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We sat on the second level. The ambiance was relaxing and the noise level was perfect for normal conversation. Our waiter was very personable and the food was outstanding.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation. Hostess was able to accommodate us with a table upstairs which was really nice. Food and service exceeded expectations for both my guest and myself.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great time! Went before a show downtown and it was the perfect location to walk over after. Delicious burger too!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great hip vibe atmosphere! Love the exposed brick walls and lighting. Food was great but it took long to receive our appetizers. But overall it was a great experience for a casual outing.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We have yet to have a bad time at this restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful, with the high ceilings and original brick walls. The added decor does a great job of breaking everything up a bit and to add some vibrancy. The beautiful chandelier greets you as you arrive, and so does the smell of incredible food. The booths are cozy and intimate, and you may feel at first you are a bit close to others but it's incredible how fast that feeling goes away as you have drinks and dinner. The service is always wonderful - waiters have a warm, welcoming vibe constantly and always make a diner feel like they are the only guest. The upstairs seating is just as fantastic with a neat few out the windows and down at the other patrons below. Great and diverse menu - food and drink. Honestly I am always happy with the wine we pick and the food we order. Recently had the salmon; cooked perfectly with an incredible, complimentary sauce. For each dish I've had, there is always an enormous, but not overwhelming, amount of flavor that makes your taste-buds quite pleased. Everyone always seems quite at ease and a spirit of camaraderie permeates the air. A wonderful find in downtown, with a great balance of intimacy and openness to the restaurant around you.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Loved everything about this place. Gorgeous interior, wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service. What more can you ask for?

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had brunch here before a show at the Hobby. The reserved table was ready on time, live music was nice and the service was awesome! The chicken sandwiches were very good and the mimosas were nice ! Will definitely come again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent. We had brunch from my daughter’s 21st birthday. Great way to celebrate.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Overall, I would recommend this place and I will defines be back. Hopefully get the second floor seating but the food was amazing! Had the crab cake as an appetizer. LOVED IT. creamy and full of flavor.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was delicious! Love the rustic look and modern feel. Great service from the staff to the management. Huey made the experience memorable and we will definitely visit when we are back in town.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic as per usual. Every visit has been great!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Server was fabulous. Food was wonderful. Hostesses welcoming - if you had a reservation - which we did! Great way to end an Astros Celebration Day!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Burger was Fantastic!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Had an early reservation to make a 7:30 show. Server was very accommodating with our request to keep it speedy. Really nice cocktail list (mine had bacon on it!). Ahi tuna was delicious. My salmon dish was good, but very salty (but I still ate it because I like my food saltier than most) and gave this feedback to the server and without prompting, she discounted half my entrée price. I very much appreciated this!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, People Watching, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very nice location next to our hotel. Food was amazing and the service very good.
The restaurant is located in an old brick building with high ceilings.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great brunch! Amazing chicken and waffles. Affordable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was great, service bad. We had our apps for about 5 minutes, someone came to clear and told us to hurry up our entrees were coming and he needed to make room. After entrees got cleared our waiter dropped the check and ran away. Had to flag him down to ask for dessert menus, guess he thought we didn’t need any.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was my second time at Hearsay. I enjoyed the first time, sitting upstairs at the bar. There were no reservations available so my friend and I had our dinner up there. The drinks were excellent and the food was superb. I decided to come back with three other friends, but it didn't start well. The waitress told us that they were out of the scotch that we ordered so I switched to a martini with blue cheese olives. She immediately said they didn't have that, so I asked her to bring me some blue cheese and some olives and I would make them myself. Josh, the manager, came over, apologized and made sure my friend had a good pour with his replacement scotch and I had my blue cheese olives. We were all happy after that. The food, of course, was as good as the first time. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely dinner after the theater. Price was excellent for the value. Food was delicious!

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went to Hearsay Gastro Lounge prior to seeing a show, and it was definitely a fun date spot. However, it was loud (mostly due to the Astros game but the building doesn't help the noise level) so it wouldn't be a great "get to know each other date" option. The cocktails were great, although I do wish they had more beer & wine options. The lobster tempura starter was delicious and the lamb chops were to die for. I definitely was disappointed with my meal - the New York loin strip. The temp wasn't even and ranged from a perfect mid rare to medium well (the entire left half of the steak was medium well). Also the truffle fries sounded promising and were a complete let down! I would completely take those off the menu because their roasted fingerling potatoes in the mustard sauce were mind blowing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Love this place. Everything I have eaten there has been fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We showed up for our reservation and nobody greeted us. After 5 minutes of our entire party awkwardly standing at the front door, I walked to the bartender and asked if we could be seated. She brushed me off and said someone would seat us eventually. We finally got our seat and the waitress was grumpy. It seemed like the whole staff was grumpy. Our food came out cold but the waitress never asked how it was so I ate it anyway. The mananger walked by our table about 5 times but never asked us how we were doing.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

From the time we sat down our waiter was very rude and short with us. It was our first time here, celebrating my friends birthday. We noticed he treated and tended to his other table with a better attitude than with us. Everything we asked him about the menu he really did not want to elaborate on. All his answers were one worded and very short. We wanted to ask him questions but he would storm off very quickly. Our glasses of water were empty for over 5 minutes, and he seen that they were empty. The manager had to tell him that our glasses were empty. He didn't even offer us the dessert menu, I had to ask. He did ask very rudely when our last guest was showing up, and I asked well are you all about to close? He responds we go to jus apps after 10. Okay no problem. Our last guest shows up at 9:40....he doesn't give her a glass of water or nothing, we have to ask another waiter to get him so that she could order before 10. He still took his sweet time, coming ten minutes later, it was 9:55 by now. I was over the whole experience all because of his poor service. I really hope it wasn't because the color of our skin because he treated his other table so nicely. I was looking forward to having a great time, but he ruined it. Overall the food was amazing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love it ... Love this place !!

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Love it here!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Alex was the waiter. He was very attentive to the needs of the party. The food was decent--they have a great cocktail list.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Grabbed burgers during Happy Hour prior to play at the Alley Theater (walking distance). Recommended.

Tags: Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was fantastic. Waiter was meh. Part of your dining experience is the waitstaff and he wad very slow, could care less we were celebrating a special occasion and acted like we were annoying him when we had questions. It was our first visit and I'd like to give them another chance because the food was great and the ambiance was fun.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, service and vibes! Definitely going to come back here - our waitress Simone was the best!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch before an Astros game, and ordered the Eggs Florentine Benedict, Chicken and Waffles, Bourbon Pecan French Toast and Nova Omelet. They were all excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My fiancé and I had a date night. The food was really good. The ambiance is extremely inviting. We had a very nice upstairs view and the environment overall was great. The only thing is that our table was pretty small so we had to maneuver to make the space work.

In summary the Hearsay experience was pretty sweet!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Although it initially took her a while to come to our table, our waitress, Samantha, was polite and attentive. It was our first time there and we loved the atmosphere and the ambiance, as well as the brunch. However, what made our visit such a horrible experience was that Huey, the manager, greeted everyone on the lower level and checked on them except us. When we brought it to his attention, he gave us a politically correct apology and walked over to the bar. Customer service is everything to me, and the fact that the manager did not understand the importance if that ruined the experience for us. It will probably be a long time before we rerurn.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Awesome brunch spot the chicken and waffles is AMAZING

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Went for Restaurant Weeks 2017, and the four of us each had a wonderful meal. The cocktails were expertly prepared and creative takes on classics. The food was really fantastic. Looking forward to going again.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The atmosphere is so much fun. I love the band that was playing for Sunday brunch. A bit hard to talk over at times but my husband and I really enjoyed the music.
Food wise I wasn't really happy. My wedge salad was warm. Then I had the shrimp and grits and the shrimp was metallic tasting and the sauce was too much. My husband liked his main course however they brought out the wrong appetizer for him and a different person than our waiter brought it out and no one came back until the main course came so he didn't get to ask for the correct appetizer.
Our waiter was very nice but just didn't visit enough once we got our food. He forgot our drinks and the issue with the appetizer left our experience a little wanting.
When I was leaving I saw the chicken and waffles which looked amazing so I will come back for the band, beautiful building and to try those!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

❤️❤️💜💜 ALWAYS enjoy my time at Hearsay! It has become a tradition to go and enjoy for Sunday Brunch. The bottomless Mimosas are what keeps me coming!! A must try

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was excellent! It was all I've been expecting from this place. Our waiter wasn't very attentive at first but his service was good at the end.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went for HRW 2017 and the food was very disappointing. Even a simple dish like devil's egg was made poorly. The taste was very bland and the presentation was not appetizing at all. The entree was just okay. I have heard so many great things about this place, but was not impressed. I'm hoping it was just because it's HRW.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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