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Hearsay Market Square

4.6
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1851 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Hearsay "Maskerade" Promotion

Starting Jul 17, 2020 · Sun 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri 10:45 AM - 10:30 PM, Sat 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Come join us at Hearsay for some great food and craft cocktails. Purchase any one of our signature "Maskerade Cocktails" and get a complimentary Hearsay logo Mask with purchase. Savor the fresh ingredients in the "Stanley Ipkiss" or "The Puff and Pant", take in a re imagined classic with "The Three Maskateers."

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1851 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAshereaW
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Behave and Stephanie were amazing. Very friendly. Love the atmosphere and the food was beyond delicious.

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RaquelF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for years! Love it! Recommend 100%

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Forever enjoying brunch here <3

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AngieP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really cute, small place. Decent prices for food. Gouda mac and cheese a bit underwhelming but everything else was delicious

MB
vipMichaelB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great from entering the restaurant until leaving..very attentive bar tender wait staff
There was 3 of us we have no complaints!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We arrived for our reservation time. Immediately the waitress told us that they needed the table by 6. When I looked puzzled, she said “I know you have a reservation but we need the table by six.” Having waited tables in my youth, I was blown away. Normally you would let customers eat and then if they were lingering too long then inform them that they were welcome to move to the bar or come back for a visit but the table was needed. Not the first thing you say. We sat down and she started going through the available cocktails. Told us that she would give us a minute which turned into ten minutes while she ran around taking care of tables both inside and out. There were several staff members standing around just watching her. She finally returned to take our drink order and then proceeded to go behind the bar and make our drinks along with drinks for her other tables all herself while the two bartenders stood watching. We are now over 20 minutes into our time and she hasn’t even came over with our drinks. One of the bartenders must have picked up on my glances and came over to check on us. I mentioned my concerns and another young lady delivered our drinks. Now we were 30 minutes in and no sign of her coming to take our order. I decided to leave and go eat at another restaurant. You can’t put people in a time clock and then take forever to actually wait on them. Just poor service and poor management to allow a waitress to behave that way.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night, &amazing server Vanessa ❤️

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FernandoO
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there and it will not be the last time. It was a great place to eat and hang out. I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Moni
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica was great! food and drinks were amazing! Mom and i will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place with great atmosphere and great bar selection in a very cool old building for a date.

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NOLAnative
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was AMAZING, loved the vibe & ambiance. However, I would have liked to feel my server’s presence a bit more. Besides taking our order and serving us our food, she was nowhere to be found for refills, napkins, the bill, etc. Overall great experience, highly recommend for a quaint, chill-vibe brunch.

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POWerMom
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

This is my 3rd Hearsay visit where the service was incredibly slow. Meals arrived at different times. Because of the wait, eggs were overcooked. We reserved for outside and they didn't have outside seating available when we arrived. We were at the top of a busy stair by a bar and wanted to be socially distanced.
The food was good. But I will not return. Also, their menu said mimosa was complementary. They charged me $12 for it - and I had 1 small glass with no refills.
Value is not there. Covid service is missing. And overall service is lagging. They clearly favor large groups and ignore smaller tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ampostsphere was fantastic , service was impeccable and food was Amazing... highly recommend the Empire Strikes Back ...

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kackykeen
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for HRW and it was our first time. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The cocktails were really good. Our food was really good and I loved the historic charm of the building.

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vipMichaelM
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Hearsay Market Square and it did not disappoint! We went for brunch and were seated upstairs. The sweet and spice bacon was delicious. It was served with maple syrup and blue cheese dressing on the side. The bacon itself had red pepper flakes to give it just the right about of kick and the maple syrup provided the sweet. I have the Wagu Chicken Fried Steak with bacon brussel sprouts and potatoes. The brussel sprouts were a hit at the table. I ended up sharing them with 3 other people! We also were able to order lattes and cappuccinos from the coffee place next door. They were awesome as well. Overall a great experience and I can't wait to go back!

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ThomasW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all we went during these trying times and we could not have felt safer - the restaurant is taking every precaution to make sure you have an enjoyable experience.

The food was excellent and the service was impeccable.

The Asst General Manager Vincent was awesome! We will definitely be back - so many other dishes to try!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice experience, our server Erika was very attentive and made sure we were satisfied. The mimosas were also very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was good but my wife had some allergy after the dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time. Great staff. Great food. Will definitely be back.

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cRuenell
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Restaurant Weeks menu in a very safe environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The dish I ordered- Tuscan chicken pasta- was kind of plain but it’s was okay. I would not order this again. The service was amazing and the atmosphere was great I would go back again but I would order something different.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Customer Service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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ScottE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe in this environment. Waitstaff was great. Food excellent. Would recommend

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FredericB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Late reservation at 10:30pm, the kitchen was still open and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Hearsay per usual.. awesome date night atmosphere! Love the craft cocktails especially the south side for life and the sazerac! The manager josh was very welcoming and polite as walked in, he also had some incredible drink/food recommendations! Will be back for another date night soon, honestly can’t wait, 10/10 would recommend.

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AbigailT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd visit to this restaurant and every experience has been wonderful! Great variety of food, delicious wines, friendly service, and relaxing atmosphere. We will be back for next date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing Father’s Day meal ever. We loved every bit. The best drinks customized by Erica

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great hygiene and social distancing from the crew

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JazzyJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually this place is packed but since it was a COVID-19 Wednesday it was basically empty. Food was still amazing as always.

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DMay
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erika took really good care of us! I got the bread pudding french toast & it was super tasty! FYI mimosas are $12 for the first glass, 50 cents each for the next however many so not bottomless, but still decently priced if you get a few. We sat on the patio so homeless people did approach us but the man who was hosting made sure to handle it. Really good experience overall

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Deavj74
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice place to go. Will definitely go back.

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vipRaqP
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to this restaurant is a while and forgot how much I just ADORE it. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable!

JP
vipJoelP
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a Nice Place. I think I'll go back sometime.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

65th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Staff was amazing and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our server and he was amazing. He provided us with the specials and always checked in on us. The food was really good as well as the drinks. Will be coming back

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TeeLee
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. Our server was extremely kind and checked on us frequently. We had a wonderful time and would definitely be back.

FAQs

Hearsay Market Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 225-8079.

Hearsay Market Square is rated 4.6 stars by 1851 OpenTable diners.

Hearsay Market Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/hearsay-market-square-218-travis-st-houston-tx-77002/giftcards.

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.