Houston Downtown Restaurant & Lounge

Located in the twice reconstructed W. L. Foley building, the original Hearsay Gastro Lounge seamlessly blends elements of Houston’s robust history together with modern features to create an atmosphere both elegant and unpretentious at once. Our talented team of chefs have constructed an equally impressive menu with flavorful renditions of American classics. This Houston downtown restaurant & lounge is a favorite for both locals and visitors to the city.

Hearsay on the Green, our second location which opened in 2014, continues the Hearsay tradition with historical brick interior walls, a sweeping chandelier and modern industrial light fixtures throughout. Its menu includes both Hearsay staples and dishes uniquely crafted for its downtown patrons. Discover beauty in every bite at Hearsay, where your dining experience is as distinctive as our landmark locations.


To walk through the doors of either of our two locations is to be transported to an undefined era in Houston’s 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.


Chef EdwinBorn in Guatemala and raised in Houston, Chef Chanas’ dishes epitomize the cultural diversity of the city he calls home by enhancing the traditional American cuisine with flavor accents from across the globe. With more than eight years of professional experience, Chef Chanas humbly credits his culinary achievements to having “worked with a lot of creative chefs in the city that helped me be develop the skills and leadership to be where I am today.”

Chef Chanas graduated from the Art Institute of Houston in 2007 with an associate degree in Culinary Arts and a bachelor’s in Hotel and Restaurant Hospitality and Management. His experience in the Houston restaurant industry includes other upscale dining establishments such as the Voice at Hotel Icon, Stella Sola, Felix 55 and Pappas Steakhouse.

Focusing on fresh, in-season, and local ingredients, Chef Chanas favors minimalistic culinary design with thoughtfully paired components selected to bring out the natural flavors of the main dish. His contributions extend beyond his culinary visions as he continues to challenge the staff through his leadership, creativity and innovation.