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Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston, Galveston, TX

Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston

4.4
4.4
1083 Reviews
$30 and under
American
To walk through the doors of Hearsay on the Strand is to be transported to an undefined era in history. Sip specialty craft cocktails and savor inspired renditions of contemporary American dishes as you embark on a journey through time where past and present collide. At Hearsay, we’re half old-world revival, half culinary crusaders, creating a dining experience that is simply chic antique.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 539-5914

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nick Banaszek

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrating a milestone or setting up meeting? We have a gorgeous private dining room perfect for small and large events, corporate or family style with a chic-antic inspired atmosphere. We have the perfect private space for you! Get a custom quote for birthday parties, company meetings, rehearsal dinners or any occasion!

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    Rosenberg (next to the Island Transit Bus Station)

  • Parking details

    Metered parking along The Strand (9am-6pm Monday - Saturday)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Friday - Sunday Brunch at Hearsay On The Strand

    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 Strand. Available Friday-Sunday 11am to 3pm. Check our Website and social media for more details.
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Check out our new Happy Hour Menu available Monday- Friday 4pm-6pm. $8 Appetizers, $5 Domestic/local drafts, $6 Select Red & White Wine, $7 Premium Wells and $10 Cocktails
  • Reverse Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 9:00 PM - 11:00 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

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What 1,083 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Innovative

  • Galveston

    Good for groups

  • Galveston

    Neighborhood gem

  • Galveston

    Lively

  • Galveston

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  1. JP

    JPNB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    First off, we love the Heresay in Houston and have never had any problems. This was a busy weekend because of Dickens Festival and we completely understood that. However, we had a reservation and after a short wait were sat under the creaky stairs. We then waited about 15 minutes without menus, silverware or a server coming to our table. Again, we knew it was busy so we gave them time, but eventually my husband had to go to the host stand to get service. Eventually a waitress came and took our drink, kids and appetizer order, during which she stated our KIDS beverage would be “on the house because of the wait”. The menu clearly states kids drinks are included and this was just more insulting than resolutive. She returned with our drinks and kids plate and then our appetizer a while later. As soon as we took the first bite our meals arrived. We were asked if we wanted our dinners to sit on the table beside us while we ate the appetizer to essentially get cold. We then felt rushed to eat both the appetizer and our food which was very disappointing for $30+ meals you can’t enjoy. The whole experience was very disappointing because we love the Houston location and the food is good but for the price and the standards set the service should be much better.
  2. RJ

    RayJoh

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal here. The Hearsay Old Fashioned was amazing. We are never rushed and totally enjoy the time spent.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a fan of the table but good service and food
  4. JB

    JoeB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great - outstanding in all ways and this place never disappoints
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner option in Galveston! The food was great, the wine pours were huge, and the service was top notch. Highly recommend.
  6. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was overpriced for the quality of the food. Probably won’t be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Over 20 minutes until we got a server. Didn't even give us menus when we sat down. Had to look up the menu on our phones. Ended up going through 3 servers because no one knew what was going on. Steaks came out cold and flavorless. Spoke to a manager and left to eat tacos from the taco truck. Never again
  8. NZ

    NikkiZ

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Understaffed. Soup and pork chop were cold.
  9. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant—we’re a group of eight from San Antonio who chose the Hearsay to dine at the night before our cruise. What a great way to start our trip. We were also incidentally celebrating three birthdays. What a beautiful festive setting.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the balcony during the Bike Rally and it was a great experience from there with friends
  11. TT

    TexasT

    Houston

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Weve been here a few times and we always enjoy it. We were here for the Lone Star Rally. I booked the res the day before or so. I was hoping to sit outside but the folks that were there earlier in the day DID NOT LEAVE. So no one else could sit outside since those folks stayed there the entire day. That is not fair. There should be a time limit for guests. No loitering. Anyway, it was a fun visit. We did sit near the window and watched the party. The food and service was good good. Fun day!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal great service we will be back
  13. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    This was our first time and it was 4 adults. The drinks were great. The food had good flavor but came out room temperature. The server, whose name I don't remember, never offered to refill our drinks. She was not helpful with the menu. Overall I'm not sure we would go back.
  14. P

    Priscilla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our honeymoon here! This was the "nice" place we decided to go out to eat during our brief stay in Galveston, and we thought the food was delicious and the ambiance was really lovely. We went on a Sunday evening in late October, so it was not too packed. Service was outstanding. Cameron took excellent care of us and really helped make our evening super special. He was super attentive, friendly, and good natured, and didn't hesitate to seat us upstairs when we requested it (we were hoping for a slightly more private setting), even though this meant more work for him to keep going up and down the stairs.
  15. CW

    CharlesW

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was amazing but service was poor. After ordering drinks it took 30 mins to have them delivered and one guest never got hers after asking several times. Appetizers took another 30 mins to come out and drink refills were just as slow as the first ones. The only thing that came out quick was the check. Our server was Johnny on the spot with that. Food was great!
  16. m

    mfbard

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice atmosphere. I ate at the bar and the service was good. 2 of the bartenders stated the Shrimp and grits. It was average at best. Smoked Old Fashion was good, and appetizers were good
  17. V

    Visitor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Our waiter was kind but seemed overwhelmed, maybe they were understaffed. We waited 45-60 minutes for our food to arrive and the cocktails arrived warm. The food was okay but seemed overpriced for the quality.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and the Brussels sprouts were amazing!
  19. TD

    TimsDanni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, our server was over the top, kind, fast and knowledgeable. The only down side was that it was a bit dark but flashlights on our phones worked fine for reading the menu. The steak salad was fantastic!!! Gluten free options were plentiful too
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and food! The whole staff was happy and helpful! We had a party of 9 and got sat down right away! So glad we found this place. Best music too!
  21. CD

    CutisD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Waited for 20 minutes to be acknowledged. A waiter who was not assigned to our table was incredible. Oleg took care of us wonderfully. Assigned waiter still did not acknowledge us. Regardless, the food was better than average, great Manhattan. Oleg saved the night.
  22. P

    Patrick

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and beverages I will have to go back to the restaurant again soon
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The cheeseboard was great. Four of us shared it and the grand size was pretty filling. Unfortunately the wait was awful and when the food did arrive many dishes were cold. Really well decorated. Nice vibe. The bread pudding French toast was awesome.
  24. AG

    AlexisG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Made reservations for a date night with hubby here. Right off the bat, the place was crazy packed and noisy due to 2 events taking place. The place is gorgeous though. The soft glow made for a romantic mood. Food and drinks were delicious! Only complaint we had was we waited over 20 minutes to be served on (no water or anything). We ended up asking for a new waiter who was great and very attentive with us for the entire night.
  25. KW

    KathieW

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Food was good but there was a loud party down stairs. The waiter was good at the beginning but then disappeared for 15 or 20 minutes
  26. GM

    GregoryM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere. We walked right in and were seated. Service superb. Food was excellent. We will come back.
  27. J

    rachelJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The server was super nice and helpful but the wait to actually get seated took a while. My reservation was for 7:30 and we got seated at 7:50ish. But the server was fantastic
  28. LP

    LoriP

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A unique addition to Galveston restaurant scene. Waiter very helpful. Food came quick. Drinks took a bit longer
  29. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn't been here in a while, but it did not dissappoint. Our server (I believe Emily?) was a personable and attentive (even having the chef prepare birthday dessert with their "chosen" ages). It made for a wonderful celebration.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    It was a birthday celebration. We were sat on time but then waited 45mins before anyone came to take a drink order. Then we ordered appetizers & our dinner the dinner came out long before the appetizers. Now let’s get to the food it was the worst $40 filet that was over cooked & absolutely no seasoning. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Over priced & terrible service.
  31. V

    Vanessa

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely wine and cocktails to start. Great appetizers- we had spinach dip and Buffalo shrimp. Server and chef helped me make 2 dishes gluten free and double checked ingredients. We had good meat main plates, I had braised beef with caramelized onions and the side of grits were best I’ve had, not sloppy- they kept a dome form like rice or mash. Very nice. Brussels n bacon jam was amazing. Husband had ribeye, mash, n Brussels and said was delish. We ended with chocolate mousse mmmmmm and bread pudding mmmmmm. Topped off with coffees and a double whiskey- perfect. Quality matched bill. Great service.
  32. R

    Robin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food—plus gorgeous setting in a beautiful location. Our waiter Emily was attentive and an expert on the menu. Will return!
  33. MM

    MeghannM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful. With that said, the service was very slow. My mom and I were sat down and left for over 10 minutes. We had to ask for our server. We then ordered and got our appetizer pretty quickly and after getting our meal (brought out by another server), our server never came back to check on us. We had to ask another server, yet again, to get our waitress. I also overheard a lady saying to a waiter “I’d like to pay for my beer and leave bc my waitress never came back”. Our waitress was friendly but she never checked back in on us and that really bothered me.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We usually love eating there, but this time the service not good and the food was cold. It seems like it was sitting for a while. The chicken fried steak was stringy and tough. Ordered mimosas and they came out late and flat. Usually this is one of my favorite spots, but I was not happy this time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and even better food and drinks!
  36. b

    bcsdiner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food with huge portions. Had a great burger, The Byrd, and the rosemary and parmesan fry mix had 3 different kind of potatoes in it and the seasoning was delicious. Great drinks. I had a smoked old fashioned which was really top level. My wife had the cedar plank salmon which was perfectly cooked with a huge serving of outstanding Brussel sprouts and cheese grits. Definitely will go again next time we're in Galveston.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Service was wonderful. The food was delicious.
  38. A

    Anna

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Good was good, service lacking. Took 15 mins and asking to get a server to even come to the table. Ordered a second beer, and it took so long and the server was so unattentive that they forgot I had already ordered one. Beer finally came after we paid the bill
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great service, GREAT EXPERIENCE!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful venue in the heart of downtown Galveston. Charming interior, attentive serving team and delicious entrees.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston using the Order Online button. Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 539-5914.

Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston is rated 4.4 stars by 1083 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston

2410 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rosenberg (next to the Island Transit Bus Station)

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered parking along The Strand (9am-6pm Monday - Saturday)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Nick Banaszek

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 539-5914

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrating a milestone or setting up meeting? We have a gorgeous private dining room perfect for small and large events, corporate or family style with a chic-antic inspired atmosphere. We have the perfect private space for you! Get a custom quote for birthday parties, company meetings, rehearsal dinners or any occasion!

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