Market on Houston

3.8
205 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Full service bar, urban market, bakery, & full service restaurant designed to cater to the local community focusing on local foods and supporting our Texas farmers and ranchers.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPeaceK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The bacon was very greasy if that's your kind of thing. Their computers were down so it was cash only.

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MISM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I believe menu changed. Food was good but not as good as before. Great for dinner before musicals.

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NormanJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Brunch menu on your website did not exist. Outdoor seating not offered. Stupid scam

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Last second Valentines Day reservation. The server we had was extremely attentive and friendly. She gave my date a rose since it was Valentines Day. The food was just ok. Underwhelming quality of ingredients, very inconsistent quality of preparation. I would not recommend to anyone seeking anything other than convenience.

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vipMichelleZ
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

So many better places to go to downtown. Food was average, but small portions. Service not that great. Maybe ok for a quick lunch, but a pass for dinner.

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Trump2020
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Poor selection of menu items, server was nice but slow and food was average.

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MelT
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had a reservation, but arrived late. Hostess offered seating at the bar area, no complaints, despite restaurant looking half empty. Waitress was good and checked on us frequently, but had to bring us flatware, menus, etc because hostess did not. Real issue was the food. Burger patty looked like it was pre-formed from Sam's or Costco. Margherita flatbread was dismal: thick crust, canned sauce and an overload of mozzarella and no basil or any seasoning. This is so disappointing because the location is good for Majestic/Empire events. Would not recommend.

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BobB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We thought we would give this a try since it right across the street from the Majestic. The restaurant was only only about 1/4 when we arrived at 6:45. I can understand why now. Table service was s-l-o-w -- and the kitchen was slower. There is a limited menu with only a few dinner entree offerings. The steak frites was very small and the fries were not hot or crisp on the outside. The pork chop was ample and decently prepared, but not piping hot. Hmm, maybe the server let the plates sit for a while before they were brought to the table. Overall, a disappointing dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Still had to wait despite making a reservation which felt a little frustrating.

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Derek
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Everything, except the draft beer was not working and the dressing on the ceasar was not to my liking, it had an extremely heavy anchovy taste.

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vipFoodie7
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was underwhelming and under seasoned. You would expect better since the menu only has about 18 items.

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LisaQ
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the dirty martini were perfect. Thank you to Mike Rocha for his kindness and awesome service.

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LisaY
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is well lit and comfortable to be able to discuss business and at the same time enjoy the hustle and bustle of Houston street since the restaurant has a great view.

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TeresaC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bri was an awesome server. Give her a raise!! Michael, the host, was amazing. He deserves a raise also.

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CoReVa
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location for a relaxed, quiet brunch. I really enjoyed their avocado toast.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waitress was not attentive. Took our order, dropped off food, never returned to see if we needed anything. Had to get up to find her in order to pay to leave. Place wasn’t even half full.

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MISM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This must have been an off day for chef. Food was cold and a much smaller portion than in the past. We have eaten here several times and has been good.

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PamelaB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so nice to have such a good restaurant in your hotel!

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LisaQ
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We always stop and have lunch before the show at the Majestic and have always had perfect everything. This time was horrible, the bar staff acted like we weren't there, the martini was horrible, but come to find out it was because the olive juice was changed to specs, get rid of that. Our lunch took forever and then had fries instead of your awesome chips. Not a good lunch at all. Hope our next visit is better.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great. I enjoyed the service and they hook us up with coffee and cupcakes!! Thank you, friends!!

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MISM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Menu was changed slightly and not as good a previous times. Cake must have come from the refrigerator as it was cold and hard. We will be back and hope meal will be better. We understand there are off days at times.

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vipEvergreen
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited over 10 minutes for the hostess to show up. We had made a reservation . We finally sought someone out and they stated there was no hostess. So, why have a sign that states please wait to be seated. Finally someone showed up at the hostess stand and told us it was cash only. What? Needless to say we immediately left. Poor service and communication. Don't waste your time going here.

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Evans
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

After four trips, only because they comp parking when you eat there and go to a show at the Majestic, we’re will never go back. We had a reservation, but folks with no reservation we’re getting the best tables.

First three visits we received substantial discounts because the kitchen can’t get food out in a reasonable time and will cause you to miss the beginning of a show.

This trip we avoided ordering an entree, opting for salads and soup. My dressing was so spicy the salad was almost inedible. My wife’s Cesar salad was made with inappropriate greens, really disappointing. Plus, she had a cup of soup which was charged as a bowl. Server actually asked me if I wanted it corrected! Really?

Service is almost non-existent to very spotty. Person seating patrons tries to make up for the disappearing, stretched wait staff.

Bottom line, it’s nowhere near the comped parking. Not even a close call.

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GailV
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal before viewing The Lighted Christmas River Parade. Great food

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RandleM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Very comfortable and convenient to Majestic Theater.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Ordered chips and salsa. They were out of salsa. Ordered soup instead - we only like warm. Ordered “Two crab cakes “. Was informed that menu changed - it was only one. Server never smiled. Drinks came late (had to ask for it). Spent $40.00+ for 2 glasses of wine, cup of like warm soup, 1 mediocre crab cake and 2 sliders which were dry. Will not be visiting again.

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chief
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Horrible in a word! Not worth my time to take time to write a review

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JoanK
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Okay for a quick bite. Lacking atmosphere for a leisurely dinner.

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fredborstad
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Can't beat the location in the city, for people watching and before a show. Limited menu but large portions. Decent, but not knock your socks off.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly greeter seated us promptly even though we were 30 minutes early on a Sold Out night for Majestic Theatre across street. Server was knowledgeable food served as ordered & on time. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for special date night

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Motherflower714
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We made reservations for 6:45 before attending a show at the Majestic at 8:00. Plenty of time, right? Nope. We arrived at 6:40 and they seated us as soon as we arrived. Our waitress took our order promptly and at 7:15 we were told there were two tables' orders ahead of us. At 7:20pm we were informed that our dinner would be another 20-30 minutes and offered us free chips and salsa for our "inconvenience" The water was delicious. Walked out before they could bring us our complimentary chips and salsa. I thought the point of making a reservation was to be able to manage diners. We were told it was because it was a show night. I would think that after so many years of being across the Majestic Theatre this establishment could figure out how to run their restaurant efficiently on a show night. The Subway sandwich shop across the street seems to have a better grip on mastering show crowds. I highly recommend their black forest ham flatbread.

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Wick
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I recommend MOH for breakfast. Their breakfast burrito is amazing. Their dinner offerings were not impressive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the menu had a good selection.

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vipTigerDiner
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-play lunch before Broadway touring company play at The Majestic across the street. Staff was courteous, prompt, and attentive. Got our food and drink out quickly to make sure we made the play. Just salads and wine but all was good. Perfect for our needs .

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vipRichardD
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before play. We were late and they worked with us. Very professional and pleasant.

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vipJudyA
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is good and reasonable for the downtown San Antonio area. The downside on this particular visit was that the restaurant appeared to be very short-staffed. Wait to have our order taken was long, as was the wait once orders were placed. One of our items, a tomato/mozzarella salad was completely missed...but was apparently waiting in the kitchen the whole time. We did not previously have this kind of experience, which is why they are getting the benefit of the doubt on the stars...consider this a multi-visit rating On this most recent visit, they comped dessert to make up for all the chaos and inconvenience.

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LisaQ
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have such a great time when we go for lunch before the Majestic Theater show - everyone is so nice

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CindyP
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

You need a reservation on most Saturdays and it’s basically just sandwiches, salads, and flatbread . It has a very limited menu. Our waiter seemed rushed and didn’t check on us very much (to refill tea). Then he got our credit card mixed up with another table. Just not worth it when there are so many other good places on the river.

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Tcarlora
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, the service and the ease of getting to a Majestic Performance on time.

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Market on Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 554-1721.

Market on Houston is rated 3.8 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

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.

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