Market on Houston

3.6
90 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • People Watching
  • 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.
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
Reviews from verified diners
90 reviews
3.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
28%
Very Good
26%
Good
28%
Fair
14%
Poor
4%
3.7
food
3.3
service
3.5
ambience
3.7
value
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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Louisville
3 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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A
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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Washington DC
2 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
11 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
11 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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was pleasant and our waitress was very friendly

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Bad service. Terrible food.

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ST
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
1 review
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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b
San Antonio
4 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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s
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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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food not great, charcuterie board seemed like it had been sitting under Saran Wrap in fridge for a few days, salmon was extra fishy, risotto tasted like rice-a-roni. Brussels sprouts were under cooked not charred like described, steak was too fatty for small portion.

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RW
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a breakfast meeting at this location. Service was excellent and I had one of the best omelets I have ever had.

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EL
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very convenient location for theaters and downtown activities. Food was really tasty, and the service was fast.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ok food, nothing stood out. Full bar with decent drinks. Typical Riverwalk service - pleasant but not particularly attentive. More geared for tourists the staff will not meet again rather than a good place for locals to go regularly.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! Great food!

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good service and good good!

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great!! We are lunch there before going to a performance at The Majestic. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for good food and a nice quiet atmosphere. We will definitely go back again!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ray was very accommodating, my clients enjoyed their meal.

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AP
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was exceptionally personable. The food was outstanding; this was our third meal here in 5 days.
If you're in San Antonio, you should give them a try.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service could’ve been more prompt. Not very busy so expected more attentiveness. Food was mediocre for the price. Will try it again to see if it’s any better. I believe in second chances

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San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was so good. I had the poblano soup and the cobb salad. Excellent. You definitely can share the salads with a friend. They are healthy portions. My friend had the flat bread pizza and loved it as well as the chef salad. The wine prices for a glass are the best in downtown. It was a little disconcerting to have reservations, be seated and then have someone just come sit at the table behind you just by themselves. It was obvious they were not seated by the staff and then they were waited on first. Since there are two entrances it might need to have the sign that is obviously by the front door a little bigger explaining to someone to go to the other entrance to be seated.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Best meal we had in San Antonio. Enjoyed the fried chicken, but the pork chops were out of this world.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress was nice but inept. For not being to busy it took awhile for the first course to arrive. Don't know if I will return.

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GV
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to pop into this place for a meal before events at the Majestic Theater. The food and service will keep us returning when in town.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted at the door, seated out on the patio. Our server was very pleasant and prompt. The food was fabulous and the ambience great.

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Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good. Nothin

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San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had to wait for 30 minutes and cant take our order until it is 5pm. That's when dinner is served. I find this ridiculous. They could have taken my order and advise me that they wont serve till 5, I would have been ok with that or even after 5 granting that they have to prepare the food. I was fine this time because we got there early before the show but I think it was an inconvenience. The service was ok nothing spectacular and our server wasnt very attentive nor friendly. My Dad's dinner came in late although the someone came over and apologized. I think they should advised us that there will be a delay ahead of time and not after they delivered the food for everyone leaving Dad with no food to eat.

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TE
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Went for dinner before the theater, then walked around town. Service was good, food was mediocre at best. Decided to stop back in before the show for a couple of beers since it was across the street from the theater. Bar was about 1/2 full. Guy bartender was unloading beer & wine into the coolers and only waited on what appeared to be his friends. Girl bartender completely ignored us. Finally, after 15 minutes, caught the guy on the way by and asked for 2 beers. He grunted and kept walking. About 5 minutes later he came back over and said "...it's obvious we're busy and I'll get to you when I can..." This was 20 minutes in so we left. I have never felt discriminated against in San Antonio, but this is the first! Needless to say, we'll never be back!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience having dinner there before enjoying The Sound of Music at the Majestic. The only real knock was the proximity of tables is kind of close, and we happened to have a loud, gossipy person at the table beside us. So we now know about her siblings, co-workers, and anyone else she had scoop on. But the cheese and fruit plate was great, and we really enjoyed our entrees - shrimp with grits and the sriracha flatbread.

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