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Hearsay on The Waterway, The Woodlands, TX

Hearsay on The Waterway

4.5
4.5
690 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We provide a unique dining experience in a chic antique atmosphere located in The Woodlands. We offer some of the finest craft cocktails, new American dishes, and a stellar brunch. Please call for availability on reservations.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (832) 585-1723

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nick Banaszak

  • Catering

    Contact our Event Planner today to<br />discuss all the options available at<br />Hearsay On The Waterway to design<br />your dream wedding reception, rehearsal<br />dinner or extra special event. Our chic<br />antique interiors make a picture perfect<br />backdrop for your special day and our<br />eclectic American cuisine and custom<br />craft cocktails.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining RoomSeated Capacity: 3240 for a cocktail style eventPatio SpaceSeated Capacity: 4055-60 for a cocktail style eventEntire Venue110 seated event125 - 130 for a cocktail style event

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Cross street

    20 Waterwater suite 100 the woodlands tx 77380

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Check out our new Happy Hour Menu available Monday- Friday 3pm-6pm. $8 Appetizers, $5 Domestic/local drafts, $6 Select Red & White Wine, $7 Premium Wells and $10 Cocktails
  • Friday - Sunday Brunch at Hearsay On The Waterway

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Now serving extended Brunch at Hearsay On The Waterway. Available Friday-Sunday 11am to 3pm. Check our Website and social media for more details.
  • Reverse Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
    Join us Monday - Thursday from 9pm to close for $8 appetizers, $5 domestic/local drafts, $6 select red & white wines by the glass, $7 premium wells, and $10 select cocktails

Popular dishes

What 690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • The Woodlands

    Great for Brunch

  • The Woodlands

    Outdoor Dining

  • The Woodlands

    Scenic View

  • The Woodlands

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and drinks were all good! Our waitress Rebecca was absolutely amazing and gave our group amazing service from start to finish! We really enjoyed our evening and will be back!
  2. RG

    ReidG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner vibe is outstanding, but also an excellent restaurant for business lunch. Ahi Tuna Tacos are off the chart delicious! Great service, great food, great location.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food ! Nice servers & food came fast
  4. h

    hungryguy

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Ordered steak Med-Rare. It came Well done. Sending it back was a bit of a hassle,
  5. MM

    MoniqueM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped for brunch. We sat at the bar, each had a cocktail and split the charcuterie board. Everything we ate and saw come out of the kitchen was delicious. The drinks and service were excellent. Loved the ambience. We will definitely be back next time we are in town!
  6. JS

    JackS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my first time eating at Hearsay. The food was outstanding. Everything was good. Service and ambiance were good, too.
  7. E

    Epicurean

    Central Coast

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sarah and Elisa provided accommodating and informative service throughout. The bottomless cup of coffee with real cream was much appreciated. Both easily accommodated the vegetarian preferences of my two guests. My crab encrusted redfish was noteworthy and not overcooked. Well done.
  8. H

    Hugo

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Friendly, prompt service. A beautiful view of the Waterway. Need I say more?
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Went for my husband's birthday. The photos make the restaurant seem nicer than it is in terms of ambiance. It's a laid back quiet place. The food was mid at best. Kids enjoyed the burger, but not the Mac n cheese. Hubby enjoyed his steak for what it was. My food was overcooked, fish was rubbery and salty, brussel sprouts were awful. I definitely wish I'd spent my $200 elsewhere... On the upside our waitress was nice.
  10. FL

    FoodLover

    Houston

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great offerings for brunch. Good service. Seating outside it was hot but fans made it bearable.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Waitress slammed down drinks so loud that it scared people at the table. Seemed overall a bit hostile.
  12. FL

    FoodLover

    Houston

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for dinner before concert… walkable. Cocktails are great and delicious.
  13. SE

    ShalondaE

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Good was horrible. My husband and I was celebrating our anniversary and that wasn’t noted as indicated in reservation
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious!!! We have been going to Hearsay for awhile now. Food is always consistent. One of our favorites is the charcuterie board. It’s a must when we go.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday
  16. RJ

    RJLes

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food at a reasonable price.
  17. DS

    DeependraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fantastic and service was amazing. It was my wife's birthday so they took extra care to bring our dessert for free and with Happy Birthday written on the plate! So nice it was.
  18. JS

    JasonS

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a drink and dinner. We go here regularly
  19. CW

    ChristineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our server was also the bartender and was very busy. The food was delicious and Houston restaurant weeks was a great deal!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I recently tried this restaurant after hearing great things about it and I left very disappointed while the food was okay (heavy on salt) it was really the staff and the management that let me down. The service itself was very slow. I ordered a cocktail and my problem wasn't how long it took for me to receive it (over 10 minutes) it was the fact that when I was finished with my beverage I was never asked if I wanted another and I also couldn't ask my waitress for one because I saw her twice during my visit. The manager did come by to see how everything was and I responded with "very okay" he didn't even bat an eye. It just seems like you don't really get what you pay for here for 50$ on brunch the experience was very sub par. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. Service: Slow service Meal pacing not there No prebussing Sat for a very long time with no service First 2 courses came at the same time Food: Clam chowder 9/10 good flavor Shrimp and grits 6/10 dry shrimp heavy salt
  21. BR

    BethR

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great good! Wonderful atmosphere! We will be back, for sure!
  22. LH

    LauraH

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here for brunch during Houston Restaurant Weeks and had a nice experience. The service was attentive and the food was tasty with large portion sizes. We had no complaints and plan to eat here again for dinner.
  23. K

    Kiki

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation and our table was ready along with the HRW menus we requested. Prompt, friendly, and attentive service. Every request promptly fulfilled. Although it looks much like a bar, the food is outstanding! We were an early lunch, but service was fast. Not so crowded but could be noisy if full? Lovely view of the Waterway. Excellent experience from start to finish.
  24. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Their Cucumber and Avocado salad was excellent as was the Chicken Fried Ribeye. The Filet Medallion Benedict was OK, but the cut of meat used didn’t work well with the hollandaise and muffins.
  25. F

    Fltotx

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful brunch! All the employees were great, looking over us to make sure we were not needing anything. The food was fabulous. All the patrons were having a great time.
  26. TC

    TexasCajun

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service , decor and ambience. In past visits, we found this place altogether too freaking loud! Perhaps the secret is to go, as we did, during a rainstorm, when the place is almost empty. With a lower noise level, this place is absolutely delightful. Among the very best that The Woodlands has to offer, and that's saying a lot.
  27. L

    Little

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Houston Restaurant Weeks
  28. CB

    CourtneyB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    I have been to the Hearsay in Houston and Galveston. The food was better at those locations. The Woodland's location had great drinks, but the food wasn't all that great. Both my husband and I got the Filet. When they brought mine out, they said med well and I said, no I ordered med rare, so they said they would have to get me another one. Well, my husband was completely finished by the time mine arrived. Neither had any flavor and they were both tough to cut. I'm guessing they kept my sides on the plate while they cooked another steak because the sides were cold.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful menu and food quality. Small venue for the quality food. Value and drinks fantastic. Not sure why you have to ask for a cherry for your old fashions. Would be 5 star if seating and layout was nicer
  30. HD

    HuyD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was great even though they were quite busy. We came during Houston Restaurant Week and had a wonderful time.
  31. DJ

    DerickJ

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for brunch. This was our first visit and we enjoyed the food. The waitress was new but very nice and attentive.
  32. A

    Alex

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Houston Restaurant week Food was okay. The egg rolls were the only thing I would get again
  33. PL

    PatL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived in the pouring rain. Seated for our reservation within 10 minutes. The $25 Brunch HRW menu was delicious. Enjoyed it so much. Sweet waitress, Emily, and fun chatting with my friends. Still raining when we left. Want to go again when weather is nice. The outdoor seating on the water looked so inviting.
  34. NO

    NONE

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We had the chicken sandwiches on focaccia which was dry. Bread was dry and no sauce at all. Just blah overall - and pricy for what we received. I won't be back.
  35. JO

    JessicaO

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing Our Serving was the BEST!! Was there celebrate my 51st Birthday. Definity will go back
  36. JW

    JoyW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service. I will most definitely go back.
  37. I

    Indy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    A friend and I went for restaurant week during Brunch. The location is near the water, so there are great views. The ambiance was excellent, with good lighting, cool inside, and great food. I hate that I forgot her name, but I feel she was a manager, and she continuously checked on us even though she wasn't our server. The actual server we didn't enjoy as much. So that resulted in me not giving 5 stars because that makes the whole experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was ok, not elevated
  39. DD

    Doc4Dinner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food. A little noisy even away from the bar/outside but definitely a great choice for dinner!
  40. B

    Braelyn

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner as well as wonderful service! LOL....I'm going with another small group tonight!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hearsay on The Waterway using the Order Online button. Hearsay on The Waterway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 585-1723.

Hearsay on The Waterway is rated 4.5 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Hearsay on The Waterway

20 Waterway Ave, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3443

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20 Waterwater suite 100 the woodlands tx 77380

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Banaszak

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (832) 585-1723

  • Catering

    Contact our Event Planner today to<br />discuss all the options available at<br />Hearsay On The Waterway to design<br />your dream wedding reception, rehearsal<br />dinner or extra special event. Our chic<br />antique interiors make a picture perfect<br />backdrop for your special day and our<br />eclectic American cuisine and custom<br />craft cocktails.

  • Private party facilities

    Private Dining RoomSeated Capacity: 3240 for a cocktail style eventPatio SpaceSeated Capacity: 4055-60 for a cocktail style eventEntire Venue110 seated event125 - 130 for a cocktail style event

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