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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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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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Private Dining

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Special Occasion (25)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Cozy (23)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Fun (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Romantic (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Casual (16)
Late-night Find (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
People Watching (10)
Live Music (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful. The food is good, however, the service is even better.. Make a reservation for guaranteed seating. Get there early and have a drink or two at the bar before your meal. The bartenders are amazing mixologist. Vincent (our server) was remarkable. He assisted with menu and drink selections that suited our taste perfectly. He without a doubt made our evening better. Would definitely recommend for a casual night out. Will definitely return again.

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

We love this place ! Excellent energy and ambiance. Great service. Fantastic meal made our 15th Valentine’s Day amazing !

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·Dined 4 days ago

The drinks and ambience were wonderful but the food was just okay. It wasn’t bad but definitely not worth the price. I would go again for appetizers and drinks.

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was amazing and delicious! Staff is great. Prices are reasonable for what you would expect for a restaurant. The night was perfect.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

The food here is very good. The service was a little slow and disorganized. We will be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Thoroughly disappointed . Walking in I felt it was a really nice venue for fine dining . However the the food was far from impressive . The beef short rib was tasty but the mac and cheese was the blandest thing I’ve had at a restaurant in a while .

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great atmosphere and food - ahi tuna tacos are amazing!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I went to brunch here, for our anniversary and had a phenomenal time. Our waiter, Rob, was amazing and the atmosphere was just right! We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We were seated almost 30 minutes after our reservation time. Were rushed to eat because of a show we were seeing later.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Never fails to deliver. We've visited a few times. Interesting craft cocktails menu. Service always up to par. Will visit again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were looking for a downtown pre-theater casual dinner spot open on Sundays, and Hearsay fit the bill! The food and service were up to par, and we enjoyed the great craft cocktail offerings. We were told their chef had departed, but hopefully they will carry on with a fun & eclectic menu from sandwiches and salads to full course entrees.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love the ambiance of Hearsay! Such an asset to Downtown. The food is quite good with everything from burgers to steak. We had a lovely table on the 2nd floor balcony and had great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food, beautifully presented. Located in an eclecticly renovated historic building... truly a wonderful evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

As usual everything was excellent, Dexter and Kenna are the best....Professional and attentive they truly are assets to the lounge!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Other than being incredibly cold - we always enjoy Hearsay!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Gray place to take colleagues

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

DO NOT go for Sunday brunch and expect to be able to talk to anyone at your table. There is a band and it is painfully loud. PAINFULLY loud. What a waste of a promising girls brunch.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was superb! Really quaint! We will definitely go back!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

So overall, I would probably try this place again because the food was so delicious! The service was average. It was my birthday celebration which my husband indicated when making reservations but nothing extra was done. Also, the linen table cloth had food on it when we sat down. The drinks however, were unique and worth the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service and food was fantastic. Creme brulee was very good.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Amazing. Second time I have had dinner there. Highly recommend the lamb lollipops

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food and service. First time visitor and definitely will return.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our first visit to Hearsay Gastro Lounge and it was fantastic. Will definitely go back. Convenient location. Valet parking. Nice bar scene. I'm normally an alcohol bourbon or scotch purist, but tried the Wall Street Insider cocktail and was fantastic. Understand the bartender invented it. Spicy shrimp and calamari appetizer was great. Short ribs and lamb lollipop were both great entrees. Nice veggies accompanied each and the tastes were amazing. Plate presentation eye appealing. Wine is reasonably priced. Daisy was a great server and floor managers were very attentive (Candice and a male manager). Both had bread pudding for dessert and was very good. Kitchen was a little slow getting food out, but we never mind a casual relaxing dinner and not getting pushed to turn the table. The place was packed so definitely need a reservation. Historical building had a lot of charm. Second oldest building in Houston I think. I bet we go back and take friends with us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If only the service and food were par to the ambience. Eggs were served cold after we watched
our food sit on the bar just a few feet away from our table.....waiter had many excuses we should not have heard.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food3
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food and service

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great date spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I took my sister, mother, and mother in law here before seeing Kinky Boots at the theater. AWESOME cocktails and appetizers! Beautiful setting. Loved it! Would've enjoyed more convenient valet with the drizzly weather (we were there at 4:30 - prior to their valet being available) but valet across the street was fine.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Went here while visiting Houston and was very pleased. Cocktails were delicious and creative. The “El Diablo” was especially delicious. Great service and food, would definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very attentive and friendly staff. Food is always excellent and served hot verses warm no matter what the wait is. Positive environment and very welcoming.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I really enjoyed everything!!! Table was ready when we arrived food and mimosas were both great. Only downfall was trying to find parking so get there early to find parking

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Just love this restaurant . Always pick for theater and sporting events. Great food and ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic like always

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food and service was AMAZING! This was our first visit and we absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really enjoyed our New Year's dinner! Everything was great and we will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were made to sit in front of the restroom when the entire place was empty for over an hour and a half after we arrived. I tried to get a time of around 6.30/7 for the reservation, but opentable was showing that my best latest dinner time available was 5.15 pm. Like I stated before, the place was EMPTY, and I am not exaggerating, at one point around 6.15, there were more than twice as many restaurant staff than people in the place. We did ask for a different table, but we were told ALL of them were "reserved"! Food is strictly OK, for the price they charge, I would not bother with this place. I am curious why this place has such good ratings, probably the other places in Houston are not as good is the only explanation I can come up with.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was good, even with upstairs busy. Kitchen was questionable. Coffee warm , not hot. My steak and eggs were over cooked.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First and foremost, the food was outstanding and reasonably portioned. Don’t go with a huge appetite without being prepared for a large bill.

With that said, our service was so terrible, I don’t know we would return. Our waters weren’t being refilled and our expensive cocktails seemed to be the last ones attended to for each order. For two of us, we spent 1.5 hrs for a 2 course meal, a bit excessive I’m my opinion. Maybe it was due to the holidays, or maybe the service just needs another look.

Anyways, hope this helps the next group making an educated guess on where to go out for a nice downtown Houston meal

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and food, as always. Great spot from brunch with friends to a special date night. Always a favorite!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent brunch but was slow service upstairs- other than that very good!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful food. Polite hostess.

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