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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.
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Houston, TX 77002
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The restaurant features live music every Wednesday for Ladies night and during Sunday Brunch.
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 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.
METRO Rail Stops nearby: UH-Downtown, Preston, Main Street Square
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
2nd time back in two weeks. Tried different dishes than from the previous visit & was not disappointed at all. The ratings given here would also apply to the first visit.
Only concern was that after we finished the main course & didn’t have desert there, it took a little long to get someone to acknowledge us & bring the check. This is minor & I will be back.
Fist the Customer Service was second to none - The Hostess called to confirm our reservation and because my Church parents are Elderly, she wanted to seat them upstairs or in the back - but these folks wasn't having any of that - they wanted to be in the front, near the band. LOL.
The Food was amazing! I ordered the Salmon Omelet with Egg Whites and it did not arrive in front of me correctly, however our Server was right on it and gave me a Complimentary soup (which was Delish) to make up for it. The Ribs were excellent and Mama Dee really enjoyed her French Toast but kept mentioning she should have ordered the Chicken & Waffles (being that it wasn't Chicken Strips). The recognition of Cooley's birthday and their 30th Anniversary from the Band won them over. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and kept thinking me for a time well spent. They told ALL of their family & friends (near and far) so I'm sure you will be getting more customers in the days & months to come.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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