Grace's

4.7
3168 reviews
$31 to $50
American
When owner Johnny Carrabba set out on his next restaurant venture, he knew his vision would include the fond memories he had of his dear grandmother Grace Mandola. Grace, also known to the family as Mama, was a Sicilian woman born to immigrant parents in Louisiana. She had a flair for cooking, hospitality, and deep faith.

She was known to make bread from scratch every Saturday for her legendary three-hour Sicilian Sunday lunches; and, her newly established family roots in Louisiana added interesting flavors to her home cooked meals. The entire Mandola family, including her five children and fourteen grandchildren, was regularly greeted in her home with smells of warm bread, well brewed sauces and homemade soups. It was around her table that her family learned the true meaning and value of relationships, friendships and good food. These memories are realized when one walks into Johnny Carrabba’s new restaurant, Grace's.
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Mimi
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at Graces. The food and service are good but the prices have gone up considerably. Each menu item has gone up $3-$4. One single side that’s not enough to share is almost $9. We try to patronize all restaurants but with the Pandemic you’re getting less for more money. Just my opinion.

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ChristyM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently excellent! We enjoy Graces each time we visit Houston

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter he was pretty busy as there was quite a few people in the restaurant at the time all together, yet he still made sure to be extremely attentive to our needs and even without asking. Great service food was great my boyfriend’s food came out a little soft for his liking as he likes it pretty well done (he forgot to order it that way) and the waiter had no issue at all quickly fixing the issue for us with no hassle. Great afternoon.

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NikiM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come into town to visit Grace’s is always a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace’s is a Houston staple! I love the cornbread, chicken fried chicken, gumbo, creole stuffed chicken & banana pudding!

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BrittanyB
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perry's service was absolutely amazing! Love his attitude, his demeanor, his personality.. everything! He made sure my sister felt like the birthday girl. Jamal the bartender was very knowledgeable and helpful. Grace's service and food never disappoints!

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vipMuffin
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate in the bar which was nice. Not too noisy. When we arrived it was very stuffy, but shortly after our arrival they opened a door or turned on the A/C and it was much better.

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ToiD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service was great!!! This is my new spot when I come to Houston.

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ToniK
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I've been to Grace's before and really enjoyed it. This time, the service was HORRIBLE and the food was mediocre at best. Our waiter did not attend to our needs (even had to ask for water) and was more concerned with turning the table than helping us enjoy the evening. My husband ordered the stroganoff and really enjoyed it. I had the shrimp poblano and it was not served as described. Very disappointed. We ordered the cranberry bread pudding for dessert. Not a cranberry in sight.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and service was excellent.

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Nici
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved everything about Grace's!!! They had great customer service, the food/ drinks were awesome. I will definitely recommend any and everyone to eat here!

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UrschelaW
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cory was the best, he was attentive without being overbearing. Food and drinks were great. I love the crab cake and get it as an appetizer instead of a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to eat and the staff was great! I will be back soon!

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BarryM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a really good meal here last night. Lamb chops were outstanding!

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RegBaby
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm atmosphere (love the fireplace), excellent food, attentive service. I loved the Caesar salad and roasted half-chicken. My companion raved about the shrimp burger. Lemon ice-box pie was a little tart and too cold to eat until it sat for 10 minutes, but these are quibbles. I was being treated for my birthday; price point on the high side for me to be a regular (lunch for two without drinks was around $140). I would certainly recommend for a special occasion, but diners on budgets should stick to the sister establishment, Mia's Table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone loved their food. We had the oyster salad and kale salad and chicken fried chicken.

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vipBretW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a must... Everything was good here.... We definitely willbe back...

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KnowWhatILike
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Grace’s is my favorite and it did not disappoint! My foodie friends were in town and loved the varied menu and impeccable service. Thanks to Grace’s for a great experience.

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DSTcs
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, ambiance and service were all great. I will definitely be back with family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great!

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vipJake
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, excellent service, all at a fair price.

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Claire
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very very good! Our table of four ordered the baked chicken, lamb chops, and pot pie, along with the beet salad and tortilla soup. All were so good, but the tortilla soup was the absolute best I've ever had, even better than the old Rotisserie for Beef and Bird version. And the cornbread in the little cast iron skillet that they bring to the table right away is so good I brought home the portion that we couldn't finish. And our server was excellent!

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vipAnnB
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Grace's is always special. The food is terrific, the cocktails are perfect and the service is impeccable. Our server last night was Todd and he is a delight! We enjoyed visiting with him and he knew what we wanted before we asked. I requested a quiet corner and we had the quietest spot in the restaurant!!

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vipPhee
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and everyone was friendly. Our waiter was Cody. He was friendly and energetic. Other staff we passed was sure to speak and wish us a good new year. The food fell flat in some ways. The gumbo was not as flavorful as my last dining experience here. My partner thought perhaps too much water was added to extended the roux. I'm not sure but hot sauce helped and I was satisfied. I enjoyed the other ingredients. I was served a stale glass of wine but Cody was apologetic and brought me a glass of my second choice (I really dislike sending anything back but was not going to drink flat wine). I ordered pot roast although I don't normally eat pork. It was smothered in gravy and that seemed a bit excessive. My entire plate was covered in gravy. It was tender and spiced just right. The mashed potatoes were great and the broccoli was delicious. My partner enjoyed his steak, made medium-well. It was a bit crowded and the tables are a little too close together, in my opinion. All-in-all, an enjoyable NYE dinner. The service made up for any shortcomings.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good service, great food

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AshleyE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t all that great. But nice place. Probably would t go back. Didn’t have a big variety of things to choose from

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great early NYE dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bruce provided excellent service and shared the restaurant’s history with us. The food was delicious. Drinks were tasty and parking was convenient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts are delicious

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DwanaY
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the food, the drinks, and the service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had exceptional service and the food and drinks were amazing. We had a great bday lunch for my friend.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited to celebrate our anniversary. The meal was wonderful and the service excellent. My husband had the short ribs, which were delicious and incredibly tender. I had the chicken fried chicken (ate only 1/2 of it because it was huge) and it, too, was delicious!

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Sally
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and the steak salad is amazing

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TheTaxDiva
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always GREAT service! We had ROASTED Chicken, Pork Pot Roast and Kale Salad. Everything was exceptional.

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JanC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was flavored well! The server was incredibly kind. I am already trying to go back with other friends!

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marys
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Lovely service. My companion thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I personally found the salt level a little much. I will give it another chance due to the great service.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time cement husband’s birthday! The food was good and so were the drinks!

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall my experience was SUPERB! The waiter was extremely helpful, attentive and suggestive. The food was very tasteful and satisfying. The seating arrangement was very accommodating with an excellent view. I feel WE had the perfect table at the restaurant and it wasn’t a high traffic area. I do plan on coming back on a regular basis.

FAQs

Grace's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 728-6410.

Grace's is rated 4.7 stars by 3168 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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