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Hearsay Market Square

4.5
1348 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • 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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Sip, Savor + Shake.
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Private dining
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

Private Dining

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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a condensed menu and specials this Mother's Day at Hearsay Gastro Lounge. Make your reservations for Mother's Day Brunch and secure your table!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1348 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.3
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had a great birthday dinner! We had to wait for our table but the manager came over and assured us it was about to be ready. Food was delicious, but really we have not had a bad meal here yet!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Hearsay has been a consistent great choice for a cool place in downtown Houston! The filet mignon plate is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a fabulous server!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The food here is very good. The menu is a tad limited. Service was better this time.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was excellent service was terrible. Sat at the table for 15 Minutes before we were even acknowledged by the waiter. We asked if mimosas were bottomless he said they were, after our first round no one came for another 10 Minutes for a refil and after that we had to find someone and ask for a refil because it took so long and we’re then told that it ended at 2:00 so we payed 12$ For bottomless and got 3.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great bottomless mimosa deal for Sunday Brunch and a cool live band!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was very good, waiter was top notch.

Only complaint is that we had a reservation for 5:00 pm, we were the first of any customer to be seated upstairs and the hostess was going to put us next to the server station. When we asked for a different table the hostess was unwilling to change our table. The waiter intervened and helped to put us at a different 2 person table and we had a wonderful meal and enjoyed a date night without interruption.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was great and the ambience was perfect. We had the quail and grits as an appetizer and it was delicious. For entrees, we got the seafood risotto and seafood and andouille pasta. We were extremely pleased with our choices. All the staff were encountered were friendly and helpful with suggestions. I will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Friends and I were at Hearsay to celebrate a birthday. The place was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the service was impeccable - a perfect lunch on a perfect day!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I got the Chicken sandwich, and needed to ask for salt since it was a little bland.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Very nice place and good music . Little noisy for basket in Tv that make people speak and loud more!
Optimum quality of food !

Open until late hours, Ok for all occasions friends couple business.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Can't beat the bottomless mimosas on weekends. And the food is great too! Great time with A.J. as our server and Huey, the Asst. GM came by too.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Fabulous cocktails.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I love Hearsay and have been several times. However last Friday there was a water pipe that broke in Downtown Houston causing them to lose water pressure. Was called 4 minutes before my reservation time to tell me they had to be closed by law since they didn’t have water.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent, creative & tasty food, very interesting cocktail (I had the one with a slice of bacon), and a wonderful ambience in a beautiful space. No wonder this was one of the few busy restaurants in a quiet downtown on President's Day.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our second visit. We absolutely love this place. AJ, our server, was also amazing! He made our dining experience that much more special on my husband's birthday. We had a wonderful time with friends in an amazing setting with delicious food.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food wasn’t good. Nice manager. Nice ambiance, went our second time before theatre and had main enters. Maybe the hamburgers are better. I would not recommend it for a meal.

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