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Grace's, Houston, TX

Grace's

4.8
4.8
3373 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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19:00


Booked 35 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Regional American (Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch and Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00–21:00 Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat 09:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–21:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 09:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    (713) 728-6410

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, our private dining space is an intimate and inviting space accommodating up to 45 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ana: (855) 972-4313

  • Area

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Cross Street

    Branard

  • Parking Details

    We offer complementary valet as well as an adjoining four-story parking garage for our guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,373 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    American

  • Houston

    American

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  1. G

    Guesswho

    Houston

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the food at Grace's very much. I had wanted the softshell crab appetizer for my entree, but by Sunday evening there were none left. I tried the BBQ shrimp instead and was not disappointed. There were plenty of shrimp for a meal and the spicy sauce was excellent. The best part of the evening was our wonderful server. She was so good and attentive.
  2. RE

    RobE

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food great , Kim our server was excellent and very informative and friendly. I will ask for her again
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful service. Highly recommend!!
  4. r

    rainout

    Houston

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing as is the service!
  5. BD

    BrooksD

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food is very good , it’s noisy , noisy in there . Ambience was good . Server would occasionally disappear and I had to track down another server for ketchup and hot sauce. That’s annoying . He should be glad I still tipped him 15% , feeling charitable . Very good place , good food and cocktails. Noisy .
  6. RG

    RebeccaG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First time back since the pandemic. Food was ok but not as good as we remembered. The menu feels kind of dated. Still like the atmosphere and laid back feel but with excellent service.
  7. P

    Pamr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything thing was perfect. We will go to Gracie again
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son’s 23rd birthday and it was his decision to choose Grace’s. It was outstanding as usual.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was great. Ambiance was great.
  10. CM

    ChristyM

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go to places in Houston, food is consistently excellent. Our waiter this visit was Caleb who made our experience special by being warm attentive and friendly. He was determined to make sure everything was right, will ask for him the next time!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time I've been to Grace's and the food is absolutely phenomenal. The atmosphere in the ambiance is just perfect for a family dinner dinner with friends or even just since by yourself and enjoy a meal
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was extremely salty. My party had a variety of dishes yet all were very, very salty. I advised the manager only to be told "we tend to really seaon our food here." I/we know the difference between well seasoned and too much salt! I was very disappointed in the taste and the manager's response.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very attentive. The food came out fast and hot. We order the bread pudding to go, we couldn't eat another bite. This place lives up to the hype!
  14. TW

    TyeW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was tasty !!! Wonderful service !!! Love love love this spot !
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  16. TM

    TraceyM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG!!! This restaurant is FANTASTIC! I will be back soon!!! ❤️❤️
  17. MS

    MartinS

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for meetings and casual dining. The bar staff is awesome
  18. RA

    RoseA

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great food. Slow service. Had to wait 30 minutes after I finished my meal to locate waitstaff.
  19. C

    Chefmarc

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Graces is always a great meal whether it is lunch or dinner. Today was lunch and had great Gumbo and wagyu burger with great fries. Service is super and food is always hot!!
  20. N

    Niki

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service & delicious food!
  21. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gumbo is outstanding and all other dishes had great flavor.
  22. CW

    CatherineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Graces! Every time I go it is an amazing experience with lovely staff and good food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was a great server! She was super busy and managed to be very attentive and get everything correct with our needs and orders
  24. ER

    EydieR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I was not happy that I was charged extra for the crawfish sauce on my dish. There was very little on my plate when it was served.
  25. A

    Alexandrea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was beyond a great experience for a first time! The food was delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & service was amazing. Amy was our server and she is the best!
  27. LC

    LyndaC

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food here is good but my only complaint is that it is too salty. I had the aunt Margaret Anne’s roasted chicken with macaroni and cheese and broccolini and all of it was tasty but way too salty. My recommendation would be to cut down on the salt used in the kitchen.
  28. KB

    KelliB

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most lovely time visiting with friends and enjoy the most wonderful lunch. We ordered the Beet Salad , Steak Salad and we shared an order of Brussels.. The corn bread that they placed on the table was a treat, so yummy! The coffee and cappuccino was perfect too, but we left. I room for dessert On top of our delicious lunch, our waiter was the kindest man, never rushed us and shared all his favorites for recommendations! You can’t go wrong here! Enjoy!
  29. CW

    CherylW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and great service
  30. m

    maryw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always very nice except the music in the bar room is often too loud. Otherwise very good. Best cornbread in town here
  31. JJ

    JaneilJ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing, however next to us there was an extremely loud family. The servers kept coming by and they made it worst. It tainted my experience, however the moment they left it was better. It would have been nice for management to acknowledge the situation and ask for the family to lower their volume.
  32. S

    Shuntay82

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at Grace’s and the food was amazing!!! Our server was very nice and knowledgeable of the menu items. I had the lamb chops, collard greens, and mac n cheese. DELICIOUS!!! I will definitely be returning
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It’s has a chain type of vibe. Food is ok but not spectacular
  34. HP

    HaPri

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and well prepared! The Southern cuisine at its very best!!! Service was also great!
  35. T

    Traveler

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great business lunch. Good selection of delicious food. Lots of conversation, but not excessively loud. Nice to go to a place where you are greeted by name.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service
  37. T

    Tomb8585

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot for real tasty homemade fried chicken and southern cooking.
  38. BA

    BAHF

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! Great music soundtrack! Great ambience!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always - love dining in here and getting food deliveries ❤️
  40. TM

    TiffanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service never disappoints. I bring all of my out of town friends and family here.

FAQs

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

Grace's is rated 4.8 stars by 3373 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Grace's

3111 Kirby Drive Houston Houston, TX 77098

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Branard

  • Area

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch and Dinner Mon–Thu 11:00–21:00 Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat 09:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–21:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 09:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Regional American (Southern)

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We offer complementary valet as well as an adjoining four-story parking garage for our guests.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 728-6410

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, our private dining space is an intimate and inviting space accommodating up to 45 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ana: (855) 972-4313

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