Market on Houston

3.9
109 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary Southern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 554-1721
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rudy Martinez
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Catering
Please call for any special events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North St Marys & Houston St
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Parking details
Validation with $20 meal purchase
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Public transit
We are near all public transportation.
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Entertainment
Friday Nights-Live entertainment
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 109 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Dinner & A Show, at The Majestic.

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CL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 2, 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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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An unexpected excellent find downtown!

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Dallas
6 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
1 review
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
83 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 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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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
1 review
Dined on August 5, 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 16, 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 8, 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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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I was very disappointed in the service. I put on my reservation it was my birthday but nothing special for that occasion, would not validate my parking even though I looked it up and said they did. No drink menu on table, when I said I wanted a drink the waitress just disappeared without saying a word indeed coming back with one but communication is always important. The tiffany mimosa was awful. Food was en! The manger put another chair and silverware at our table without communicating that he was just separating some tables kind invaded our space.

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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Came with a large group during lunch break from a training. It was the 2nd time coming. Overall great food and great value! I like the character of the place and would love to come back to do the wine tasting. Brisket sandwich, ahi tuna wrap, and turkey panini were all great choices.

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The food was great, but the restaurant had no AC, the draft beer was broken, and the staff turned the lights out before we even made our way to the door.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Stifling hot. Air conditioning was broken, food was nothing special. Waitresses jaw jacked at the counter and didn’t pay attention to customers trying to get their attention. Expensive for the limited menu.

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All 3 of us thought the food and drinks at Market on Houston were very good, and delivered hot and in a timely manner. Staff was pleasant and attentive. Nice views of Houston Street activity from window. However, their air conditioner was in the process of being repaired and the restaurant (and much of the hotel lobby) was rather warm.

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GR
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and my three friends always include the Market on Houston as part of our theater experience. We have a wonderful lunch and then head on over to the Majestic for our Broadway Across America show. The hostess, Angela, greets us with a smile and makes sure we are in our favorite waiter's section. Rey is a delightful server, and his smile sure makes for a pleasant dining affair. We have tried many of the menu items and have been pleased with the food, and we always save room for dessert. We highly recommend the staff and menu at Market on Houston!

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San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our new go to before a show at the Majestic. Great atmosphere and fun place to be with friends. The food has never disappointed , the staff is friendly and where downtown can you find a decent glass of wine for $8.

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TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was decent, but the service was definitely subpar. However, it appeared to be more a lack of proper training, not the fault of the wait staff.

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El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was pleasant and our waitress was very friendly

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Bad service. Terrible food.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. portions generous. pricing very reasonable.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. They did not have any beer, forgot to bring my husband his drink two times, completely made up other orders, and about 5 people serviced our table, none with a particularly helpful attitude. I truly hope this was an off night.

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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The fried chicken is delish! Great for a casual meal before going to the Majestic theater .

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SA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was courteous, although not very aware nor attentive. Appetizer arrived with main course. Food was just okay. We had basic dishes, such as pork chops (which were okay), mac and cheese (which was what you'd get at a cafeteria), and a chip-based appetizer. We'd asked the waitress what was on that appetizer, and her description was wrong. Location is great, and the design isn't bad, so there's that.

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PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We’ve eat here before most shows but on this occasion the service missed the bar. Brandy was overextended and needed help keeping up with the number of tables she was assigned.

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BK
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Very poor experience ! The new décor reminds me of a Denny's rather than the grand old Gunter Hotel it's located inside (no offense to Denny's). I thought the $26 menu price for a genuine 12oz Akaushi ribeye to be amazing. Unfortunately I found it to be fraudulent. I have eaten various types of Wagyu beef all over the world and this was either NOT Akaushi or it was by far the singularly worst cut of this beef I've ever experienced. PLUS, it was WAY overcooked. Additionally, the advertised side dish of asparagus was not the classic spears but was instead a hash of small stalk pieces sautéed with corn and carrots Southwest style (with chili powder and/or cayenne and cumin). To be fare, while this was not what I expected, it was the best thing on the plate. My wife had the Gulf Shrimp + Gristmill Cheese Grits. It was also VERY poor ! Despite costing over $20 it only had 4 pan sautéed shrimp. I've had more shrimp on a shrimp cocktail! And while it was not advertised as "Carolina style" shrimp and grits (we've lived in the Carolinas and love real Shrimp + Grits) this was definitely NOT that. In fact, these weren't grits at all. rather than true hominy grits this appeared to be yellow corn polenta mixed with creamed corn; extremely sweet creamed corn! My wife took one bite and pushed it away. So I tried it and wholeheartedly agreed, it was horrible! We will NEVER eat here again and will recommend to family and friends that they stay clear of this restaurant.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The restaurant may have been going thru some changes. Overall it was ok. Not super impressed but the food was really good. Limited options. Would try again as it could have been an off night. Food was good

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Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is very close to The Majestic, so would be a great place to eat before or after the theatre, but we were staying in the hotel and just went for dessert. The chocolate cake and the cheesecake were both excellent.

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TD
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food is very packaged. Brisket tacos full of fat. Would not be back nor would I recommend to anyone.

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