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  • Address:
    3111 Kirby Drive Houston
    Houston, TX 77098
    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
  • Cuisine:
    Comfort Food
    Price: $31 to $50

Grace's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gracesonkirby.com/
  • Phone: (713) 728-6410
  • 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: Comfort Food, American
  • 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 (713) 728-6410

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Nice restaurant and good food. Menu is somewhat limited but tasty. No lunch menu so expensive for lunch."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great service, atmosphere and food! A triple play!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I have hearing issues and from that point of view, the high decibel level overwhelms positive attributes. The front desk are capable and friendly."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We went here with another couple. We had reservations for 7:30. We arrived 5 minutes late, but were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. Drinks from the bar were great. We did not eat an appetizer, but instead went straight to our main course. I had the braised beef short rib. It was excellent. My husband had the burger. It was huge, and he said it was very tasty. Our friend ate the crab cake. I tasted it, and it was exquisite! The carrot cake was out of this world! Our waitress was efficient and very personable. Highly recommend Grace's!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "great selection on main menu and Houston Restaurant weeks menu"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I was very disappointed in the food and the service. The dishes were overseasoned and overcooked. And, the waiter was next-to-impossible to locate when we had questions, needed to order, etc. The building itself is beautiful, though it gets very noisy with all of the large parties. And, I liked the option of parking in the garage, instead of using the valet service. I had such high expectations for Grace's, but at this point, I do not plan on returning."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "First time to dine here . Enjoyed the room but food was uninspired and expensive. Gumbo tasted like it came out of a can and crab cakes had little flavor. Our waiter Tanner was excellent as we're all of the other staff. Will return and hope to find the food as good as the staff and ambience!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband had Maw Maw's pork pot roast and it was delicious. So tender and juicy. It was absolutely wonderful. I had the Beef Stroganoff and it was very good. I have to say I loved my husband's roast better than my dish but then I usually like what he picks more than my own. We came her to try Houston's Restaurant Week and were surprised that hardly anyone was ordering off of the menu for it. By the taste of our food, the treatment of the wait staff and other employees we knew that this was a special place and were so glad we picked it out of all the restaurants involved in Houston's Restaurant Week to celebrate our anniversary."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I frequent Grace's Restaurant several times a month with clients, family and friends. The food and wine list are spectacular along with the amazing staff Anna, Jason, Jonathon and Romeil. Congrats Johnny Carrabba you have another award winning restaurant and that is why you are the "The King of Kirby"."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My niece and I went to Grace's for dinner and really enjoyed it. There was a Houston Restaurant Week menu that was great. The pot roast was wonderful and the Golden Tile fish was outstanding. We will definitely be back! Our server Tanner was very good. He knew the menu and was very personable. Fabulous place!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "It was my first visit but won't be my last. I liked the décor, old home feel of the place. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was served hot and well seasoned. I can't wait to take my Mom back, I think she'll love it."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We always come hear when we are with friends....we like that we can hear each other without screaming."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I had gumbo and they never did bring the rice to go with it. The server was a nice, very polite young man but no one has ever taught him how to pour wine. Not really his fault. He was putting forth a good effort. The gumbo was good even without the rice and the brussel sprouts were very tasty. All in all a not great but good experience."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My first experience at Grace's was alright - I think I ordered the wrong thing for my palate. This time, I was prepared to order from the Houston Restaurant Weeks' menu, so I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. First course was Tortilla Soup - it was absolutely fantastic. I will definitely have that again (perhaps lunch in the bar with a salad). Second course - beef stroganoff - was so incredibly rich; it was alright, but not great - I really couldn't keep eating it, it was so rich. My friend had the pot roast, which again was so rich, it was impossible to finish even half of the plate. Last course was the Godiva Freeze - and that was really really good. I'll give it another chance, 3rd time's a charm."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have been here for lunch twice, but I brought friends for dinner and it was wonderful. The waiters are excellent and everyone is so helpful. I actually stepped out of my comfort zone and tried the Kung Pao Chicken. It was so good. I am ready to go back and try something else new. Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Loved the decor! Loved our waiter!! The food tasted very delicious until my husband and I noticed how much grease was pouring out of our shrimp burger. I chose the shrimp burger because I was told it was grilled. I was not told, however, that it was soaking in grease. ( not sure what kind they use). Then I opted for a side of Brussels sprouts instead of French fries. They were also soaked in oil. When I mentioned to the waiter that they had been cooked in too much oil, he said, " well..they cook them in bacon fat!" On top of all of that, everything was extremely salty. So much that it really takes away from the taste of the food. Too bad Grace! I thought it was gorgeous upon entering, but we won't be back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Had a great time and would recommend it for a group or date night."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Had my 60th birthday dinner there with seven of my family members. Menu had wide variety for all, tasted great, not too loud (like Carrabbas), and excellent service. Will recommend to all my friends and family."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We ate lunch at a quiet time in the afternoon (2 pm) on a Monday. We had excellent service from Aaron (sp.) and a visit by Rommel (the general manager). We had salmon and braised short ribs. Both were delicious! We would recommend this restaurant and definitely go back to try more menu items."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Grace's was a nice experience. Food was really yummy, the waiter talked too much, probably due to the fact that the restaurant is on the expendive side."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "After our third trip to Grace's we've decided to get as far from the kitchen noise as possible. We love everything about your restaurant except for the loud kitchen noises."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Attention to plating details and very attentive to patrons. Will definitely recommend and I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Johnny Carrabba has outdone himself! We have always loved Carrabba's but after having eaten at Grace's a handful of times now, it is our new favorite. We try something new each time we go and have yet to find something that isn't just superb. We even ordered takeout from Grace's twice in the past week!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Not what I expected in terms of 'dining experience' but very good and would definitely go back. I was surprised by the interior style, reminiscent of an upscale Cracker Barrel with jewish flair. Service was VERY good, food average to above average. Not a place for a girl's night dinner or people watching per say (such as Carrabba's or Mockingbird), but was tasty and different. Additional comment - what were they thinking with the outside fascade of the building. Looks like a funeral home. Strange, sets a weird tone."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Don't think this is like Carrabba's! Grace's has a completely different menu (almost no Italian dishes to be found) from the chain restaurant. The service is awesome. You can take your time and aren't rushed - which I appreciate having a toddler. These days I'm never ready to order when the waiter comes around :) Be mindful of the portions - we were 4 adults and 1 toddler and shared two appetizers - NObody was able to get through a quarter of their entree."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "At this, my second visit to Grace's, we sat in the dining room next to the kitchen. It was so loud that I could not hear my dining partner. I had to keep asking her to speak up. She went on and on about how great her crab cake was because it contained so much crab. I had the tuna steak dinner special which I sent back because it was overdone. My server was wonderful about it. But even though the second piece of fish was cooked correctly, I wasn't all that impressed - especially for the price. And I don't mind paying $38 for fish and green beans. However, it should have been listed on the specials menu, or the waiter should have offered up that info. Despite this I Love it at Grace's! My first visit was flawless."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was decent. I like mine without all the sauces."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We will be back. Staff was unbelievable! Food was very good and a nice variety."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We stop by before heading to a concert that evening. Service was fast and worked great with our time schedule. The food was great with lots of flavor and hostess greet me with my last name to my seat and after I left. I'll definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The decor is inviting, the service is attentive, the food is delicious. A lighter lunch menu would be welcome."
    Dined on 7/16/2014