Market on Houston

4.2
128 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with large portions!

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My only "issue" with my dinner was my tab being overcharged. The waitress did tell me the item we wanted (crab cakes) was no longer available, which I understood, however my bill still included it ($12). Unfortunately I didn't realize this until much later. The food was great as was the service and I will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! The servers were so attentive and friendly.

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LD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The pork chops this time had bone in and fat, whereas the previous times they were boneless and fat less?

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time. The food was delicious. All the staff was very friendly and answered any questions we had. The chef and manager checked on us periodically.

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GC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and server! And, perfect for dinner before a play at the Majestic Theater.

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San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not great. Flat bread pizza tasted like it was a frozen pizza from the grocery. Chicken added to the Caesar salad was ice cold.

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g
San Antonio
41 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We’d been to Market on Houston in the past for an event where the food was exceptional so when we saw they were participating in Restaurant week and saw edge menu we were excited. The meal was just so-so. My husband ordered the Cornish hen entree and his was actually very good- huge portion (an entire hen) and it was cooked with peaches and was very tasty. The Brussel sprouts on his plate were way underdone and impossible to eat and he said the fingerling potatoes were also undercooked. I ordered the petite filet with crab cake, asparagus and mashed potatoes. First everything on my plate was cool. The steak was very tough and not very flavorful. The mashed potatoes were very cold and both creamy. I like mashed potatoes diced that way but they have to be hot or they are inedible. Our waitress was very nice and we love the location, but very disappointed in their restaurant week offering and would have a hard time recommending them to others

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W
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was fresh, but limited selection. It was convenient to get a bite before the theatre.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Most everything was good. Unfortunately, getting refills on drinks did not happen until our meal was complete and bill was paid.

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SF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I have had dinner here at least 10 times a year for the past 4 years and up until January 2019 I have always enjoyed dinner here.
Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. I have eaten at the Market on Houston twice this month and both times have been very disappointing!
I found out last night that the restaurant has changed management companies, and with the change the managers, front desk and most of the waitstaff is gone.
The new employees are not personable, I don't think they enjoy their jobs and there was no sign of a manager. I was waited on last night by one of the staff members that has been there awhile and has waited on me a number of times and she was wonderful as always! The one bright spot in the evening.
The changes made in the kitchen are not any better. I ordered the Flatbread Pepperoni Pizza, only to find out the flatbread was changed. The new flatbread was more like bad amusement park pizza crust. It was so bad, I sent it back. I then ordered Brisket Quesadillas which were ok.
I think for now at least I am going to try some of the other restaurants in the area for my pre-theater dinner.

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KH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We normally are at the Houston Street Bistro, but as it has closed we chose MOH as an alternative. Our xperience left some to be desired. The menu was very limited and service was not geared to accommodate theatre attendees (efficient service).

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall is a nice place with a very interesting menu and setup. I ordered the Brussels sprouts and ribeye. The Brussels sprouts were fantastic. The steak was a little below average - not seasoned enough and appeared to be rushed out of the kitchen after being slapped on a plate with warmed up mixed veggies. I would have gladly waited another 5-10 minutes to let the steak rest.

To do it over again I would have got a flatbread or entree salad.

Everyone was extremely nice.

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CS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to have a quiet delicious meal!

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RH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Unable to accomodate seating request. Food was ok at best...overpriced. No dessert menu...had to physically get up and go to bakery to pick out what you want...then explain to the wait staff what you want. Little convenience.

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t
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress was rude and hospitable. Very blunt in everything she said. Our water glasses remained empty until I literally got up and refilled our glasses myself. Everything we ate was delicious but we will not return due to the service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Do not recommend for dinner. Food tasted if it was frozen and reheated. Service for what we paid for was subpar. If they cannot do their basic dinner menu correctly then how can they be good at any other meal

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner after attending a play at the Majestic (Matinee). The wait staff was attentive at first but as the customers increased that were going to be attending the 7:00 performance, they took precedence. It took a long time to receive our check. The food was delightful and the staff was very friendly. We enjoyed the early evening dining, I found the decor/ambiance of the restaurant to be rather cold as it tends to lean more modern and sleek (which I understand some people really like that decor) which for me makes me feel uneasy. But overall would recommend the restaurant to someone.

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F
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Dinner & A Show, at The Majestic.

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CL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to dinner before the Majestic Theatre spot! Service by waitstaff always friendly and attentive, and the food is excellent.

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I selected this restaurant after searching online menus in the area for vegetarian options. Unfortunately the restaurant only offers a limited menu without those great vegetarian options! We ended up ordering just an appetizer that I could only eat parts of. Very disappointing. Also the restaurant is way too well lit. You almost feel as if you are eating in the food court at the mall. No real ambiance at all. The other restaurants within a couole of blocks all had low lights and candles. If we had had time I would have simply gone elsewhere but we were limited due to an engagement. I thought I had done adequate research for my eating restrictions but this restaurant threw me a huge curveball with their surprise limited menu. Not the right thing to do in my opinion.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hostess was nice and cheerful.

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T
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

A nice, quiet place for burgers, drinks and similar food. Very nice staff.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An unexpected excellent find downtown!

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B
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Shiner cheese and kettle chips were amazing. Entrees were just ok. Had to ask for drink menu and noticed other tables having to do the same.

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LD
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Audie was awesome as our server friendly attentive and enthusiastic great job!

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BT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My biggest criticism would be the service staff, just a little clunky, a little unsure. I requested reservations outside and we were seated inside between the tavern and the kitchen. We have two young kids so I thought outside might have been better for the people watching and also to drown them out a bit. The waitress didn't offer for us to order drinks, appetizers, or desert. It was very matter of fact. I'd be back either way, the food was great and nice portions.

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SO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Came in for Wicked to celebrate husbands 50th birthday. First it took us 45 minutes to get our food. Eggs undercooked. Steak was purple and raw when requested medium. Told server and brought another which was rare. We asked for the manager and was told they were too busy serving. We had to ask to have the steak meal taken off our check. Will not be coming back.

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L
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am giving this restaurant a 5 star rating for the food, our server and the manager.

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EC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Where do I start. I had made reservations, and we arrived and they sat us right away (only good thing). Our table was against a pillar next to the waitress workstations. There was a dirty rag one of them right next to my wife's head and on my side, they kept coming to get water pitchers. Then found out that the menu online was not what was being served. We decided to order an appetizer. The cheese covered kettle chips sounded good and the waitress even said they were. When we got them it was like someone dumped kettle chips in a bowl and poured Velveeta over them. After e few minutes of trying to have a private conversation with my wife but having to stop anytime a waitress stood next to their station, we asked to be moved. We then got moved to a booth/table shoved in a corner and the booth seat was not level. I will say that the hostess was very accommodating and attentive. Next our dinner came. It looked good, key word is looked. My wife and I both ordered the steak with brussel sprouts, potatoes, and tomatoes. First, my wife only had two potatoes, two tomatoes, and about 20 brussel sprouts. I had more potatoes and what I think were tomatoes. The vegetables tasted weird. Now the steaks sucked. There is something called seasoning, even if it is just salt and pepper. They had tons of grissil and had a burnt taste to them. The steaks we had the night before at 54th Street were 100 times better. Our waitress initially came and asked us if we needed anything at first, but after we got our meal she disappeared. Needless to say, I will not be going back and will not recommend this restaurant to any of my military friends.

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Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was quite good. More cafe/cafeteria in appearance and comfort but enthusiastic young staff and good food.

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Raleigh
84 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We opted to eat outside & our little ones enjoyed watching the lighted horse carriages go by & all the scooters. The child’s two mini cheeseburgers were enough for two children & the order of macaroni was gigantic. My daughter & I shared the delicious Texas Akaushi 1909 Burger, so big it was hard to get our mouths around it. The burger came with a small order of skinny fries; they were limp & a little oily, but had an ok flavor. I liked the Merlot that was served by the glass. Ashly gave us good service and the food came out pretty fast.

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MK
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The fried chicken, corn & poblano mashed potatoes with bacon gravy were very good and the portion was decently sized. I returned the shockingly tiny sliver of pecan pie that was served at a $6 price. No thank you! The restaurant was empty. My server, Audelia, was attentive.

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AE
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food!

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IT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had extremely sklow service. It took over 5 minuets for a hostess to greet us, we would have left but stayed due to our reservation (which was not needed, as it was not crowded). They did not have any beer on tap. Food was good.

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ES
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was very heavy and greasy, not what I was expecting at a "farm to table" restaurant. Lighting was too bright. Service was good, but they were trying too hard. Would not recommend

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were celebrating birthdays and an engagement. The specialty steak was amazing and drinks were great. Another popular dish with our group was the steak and shrimp. We had lots of fun!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We arrived with reservations and found the restaurant completely empty at 8 pm with the exception of one person at the bar. No hostess to great us. A waitress walked us to a table with a street view of the theatre but seemed very put out when we asked if they had a drink/bar menu. The restaurant was very warm and when we asked if there was something wrong with the AC our waitress told us it was working fine and it was just hot outside. We ordered drinks (draft beers were unavailable, although a fine selection was on the menu, for an unexplained reason). After weighing our options we decided to just stay and eat as there would most likely be a wait most places and we weren’t dressed for the Palm next door. The food was fine and my wife’s cocktail was great but service was very disinterested throughout the night. Nice decor and the lack of a crowd was waved off as it being a Sunday night.

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Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was rushed and oddly gapped. We were one of 4 tables in the restaurant. Food was delicious and the sizing for the prices was awesome.

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