Grace's
Grace's

Grace's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gracesonkirby.com/
  • Phone: 7137286410
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a small space to accommodate up to 45 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrea 7137286410

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Branard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complementary valet as well as an adjoining four-story parking garage for our guests.
A word from Grace's
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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Grace's reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)neighborhood gem (84)good for groups (83)fit for foodies (74)great for lunch (74)romantic (53)hot spot (32)notable wine list (27)great for brunch (25)kid-friendly (23)great for outdoor dining (22)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (11)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Mostly elegant lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Dining room is beautiful. The southern flavors on the menu are great. The service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    everything very good, food and service. Word of caution-its pricey!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch experience
    SKGC
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My group of 4 enjoyed the dining experience at lunch. Beautiful restaurant and superb service. Loved the quiet, civilized noise level that is lacking in so many other restaurants. Thank you for providing a dining atmosphere to actually carry on a conversation with my guests!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but far too loud
    Iamoldersheiswiser
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food is quite good. The menu has a good variety, with interesting variations on dishes that make it interesting. The service is quite good. What is not to like? The noise. While a venue like this appears perfect for groups, conversing loudly while dining family style in a stylish but relaxed atmosphere, the acoustics fail to meet the challenge. If one can manage to ignore hearing the intimate details of a vapid twenty-something's quest for the perfect shoes and their role in her dating life being related to all two tables away, the rest of the experience is well worth a visit. The staff also notes that there are more quiet areas, so you may want to try those - when we come back, and we will, we shall avail ourselves of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Find
    olabombshelleats
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I found Grace's on Opentable because I was looking for a restaurant that would seat a large party on short notice and I am so glad I chose this place. I learned after I booked it, that it was not the restaurant I thought it was because I initially thought I had been there before. The service was wonderful, the food was impeccable and I certainly enjoyed my birthday. Our server was the absolute best and I am very thankful for all his great suggestions, he really did well in gauging our pallets and fulfilling our needs. The portions look small but are perfect. The menu looks short but everything on it is great. However, be sure to make sure that if you don't eat pork that you ask how they meal is prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • comfort food
    henry79sb
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great time from the food to the service. Good atmosphere in a semi crowded dining period.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Bluekitty
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful food! Good service! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Went to Grace's for a business meeting--Service was very attentative and polite. Calamari and Shrimp appetizer was devine! My customers were very impressed with the selection and loved the pork chop special. They said that they would go again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, a definite "Go to Spot"!
    Bege
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    A true Carrabba spot, very charming and a "feel good" resturant. And in true Carrabba form - GREAT food! Everything I have tried during my 4-5 visits has been awesome! Crabcakes are fabulous with pure, jumbo lump crabmeat, no fillers - yum! Gumbo, brussel sprouts, and fish specials are delicious. The lobster pasta dish is full of flavor - I AM A FAN!! I will try the hamburger and fries real soon. Can't wait for the cooler weather to enjoy outdoor seating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I had the Chicken Pot Pie and my friend had the roasted chicken. We both enjoyed it and will be back. Not a low-cal dinning place, but very tasty!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful restaurant
    awilli646VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've gone to Grace's several times. It's an upscale restaurant by Johnny Carrabba and the food, service and ambiance are simply superb. Believe it or not, the chicken pot pie is one of our favorite entrees, as are the short ribs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    bpkat1VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went for HRW to give this place a try since we'd never been before..We were not disappointed. We had reservations for 6:45 and arrived promptly. The hostess said our table would be ready shortly. No big deal...we were willing to wait a bit. Jason ( I believe he is the GM) came over to us in the waiting area and offered a complimentary cocktail for having to wait!! We were totally taken by surprise as we didn't feel a few minutes was anytime to have to wait. The HRW menu didn't have any gluten free items (which I have to abide by) so the waiter substituted a GF entree for me at no extra charge. I have to say my husband and I don't usually like "chain" restaurants (this one is Carabbas) but we will certainly return!Great service,great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The salad was fresh and a good size for the price. My dining partner and I ordered two off menu items; pork roast and stroganoff which were both amazing. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shannon
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I recieved a gift card to Grace's from a client at work. I had never heard of the place. My fiance and I decided to take this opportunity for a romantic date night out on the town. Grace's was fantastic. The service was outstanding. Our waiter did a phenominal job. And the food. Delicious. And very unique. I had the Shirmp Burger, which at first sounded strange, but after a description from the waiter, I decided to go for it. It was completely scrumptious. The flavor of the bun, shrimp, pickles, and dressig was so interesting. My fiance had the fried quail, which he enjoyed. We truly enjoyed out experience and will keep Grace's in mind for any future date nights.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    rand
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Design of bar area allows for echo and too loud. Food on Houston Week Menu was average and pot roast/potatoes was like a cafeteria! Will try one more time and order off regular menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    eat2muchalways
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and the service we received was outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to make an impression on out of town friends/relatives. The building interior is beautiful and the food is excellent. We also had an excellent server that catered to our every need.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mis-communication
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Grace's is a great place for business lunch that I frequent and had planned to do more so now that Haven is closed. This time was bad in that I checked in for my reservation and told the person at the desk the name of my guest I was expecting. When she arrived, she was told I was not there and seated in another part of the restaurant. When I checked with my waiter, I was told she had not arrived. We wasted 20 minutes until both of us started walking the restaurant looking for one another.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all the way around.
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was superb, the service excellent and Johnny's presence was warm and inviting. Truly a great experience and I can't wait to go back. From the shrimp burger, to the beef burger to the snapper special, cooked and seasoned perfectly. Generous portions w excellent fries! I will have to split my time w another restaurant staple now that I've been to Grace's. Makes me want to try Mia's!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McFood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our group of 16 was handled efficiently and everyone's food was great. It was a busy night, but we were able to hear easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good experience
    Greg
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was my wife and my first visit. Our experience with the staff was first rate - the hostess, waitress and floor manager were all very friendly, efficient and professional. The food was delicious. The ambience was superb - very quiet and comfortable. The only let down for me (and why I gave 4 stars instead of 5 for the food) was their gluten free menu. The menu basically said "remove the xxx" ("xxx" being the bread or croutons on the regular item) from each regular menu item. There was no gluten free breads nor pastas as options. All other restaurants I have experienced have gluten free substitutes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Grace's both times
    Mark11
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 35th anniversary this past weekend and we ate out quite a bit. We went with some friends who love Carrabbas on Friday night to Grace's for dinner and loved it. Had Gustavo as our waiter and he was incredible. His suggestions were spot on and dinner was amazing. We had reservations for Quattro for Sat night and it was a big letdown compared to Grace's. On Sunday, our actual anniversary date we decided to try Grace's for lunch and had the Shrimp Burger. We shared it along with the beer battered fries which are crispy and flavorful. Then we had the chocolate cake for dessert. We shared everything and left stuffed. It was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our first visit. we will be back.
    Happy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Thanks for a great dinner experience and easy parking.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very good food and atmosphere Went for restaurant week and enjoyed the choices and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    laughterandfriendship
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Gustavo was our waiter and he was fabulous. His knowledge of the menu and wine pairings were great. I have never had great food service such as his. He made us feel like we were his only table. He comes highly recommended and I recommend him to everyone who goes there. Ask for Gustavo. If he's good for Debra Duncan then he's good for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Grace's is one of the best home/ comfort food cooking!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Comfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great place for some good ole Southern comfort. They definitely had the Southern hospitality down, and the food was great to boot. Generous portions are always a plus. I went on a Thursday for HRW, it was so great I went the following Wednesday. Each time, I left satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Comfort Food But Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very friendly staff makes you feel at home in this big restaurant serving excellent comfort food. However do not plan to have a quiet conversation here as it is incredibly noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE this establishment
    HKNOM
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Johnny Carrabba has outdone himself and not only myself but my family enjoys his new restaurant on a weekly basis. Keep up the good work and we will continue coming more and more. On our most recent visit we had had a death in the family and couldn't have been better taken care of. Much love to Grace's staff and Johnny from all of us. xH
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort...
    longhornowl
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Good comfort food. The chicken pot pie was delicious and hearty and I could taste the marsala wine in every bit...yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best service in Houston
    Sophiesdeb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When you're greeted at the door with "Welcome back!", you know you've come to the right place. We've dined here several times and are always blown away by the service, as well as the food. Indeed, it feels like going to the home of a family member, if your family member knows exactly the way you like your steak cooked and can cook Italian, Cajun and Asian like a pro! Try the Wagyu strip steak for a bit of carnivorous heaven...my partner says its the best steak he's ever had. Sides are not just an afterthought here, and the lemon cannoli...wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first dining experience at Grace's and enjoyed everything. Service started out a bit slow, but we were a large group and everything went smoothly once we got our drinks and ordered our food. Some of the steaks were a bit overcooked, but the flavor was great! The tortilla soup is absolutely amazing, maybe the best ever!! I will definitely try this place again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice restaurant but pricey
    HoustonEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice restaurant and good food. Menu is somewhat limited but tasty. No lunch menu so expensive for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KB
    KeithVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great service, atmosphere and food! A triple play!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • memorable
    bjjkvdines
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the hostess who greeted us at the door, to the waiter who anticipated our every need, to the fabulous food, and the select wine list - Grace's is an outstanding choice for the perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than ok, but too loud
    gulvar
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have hearing issues and from that point of view, the high decibel level overwhelms positive attributes. The front desk are capable and friendly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not wowed
    houstonresidentVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Meal (roasted chicken, short ribs, Cesar salad, garden salad) was adequate, but not stellar. Very eclectic menu. Chocolate cake was extremely dry & flavorless. Not what we were expecting from a Carraba's restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simple and delicious!
    TryItOrYouWillNeverKnow
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I enjoyed the variety on the menu, and will definitely try another dish next time. I had the yellowfin tuna salad, and it was perfect! The lunch crowd was far less than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. I'll be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Business Lunch
    HM215VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great place for a business lunch. Warm atmosphere. Great food, service. The menu choices make it a little difficult to go healthy, but it's doable, which is nice for us fuller-figured gals.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business lunch
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is a great spot for a business lunch. The eclectic menu offers something for everyone. Staff are very friendly and attentive. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what an experience!
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Graces was like being at my moms house. Our waiter Kennedy was an extremely good waiter and very personable. Staff was very accomodating throughout the evening. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.