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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As always, the food was excellent.
We had lunch here during HRW, and we couldn’t have had a better experience. Sophie was our server, and she was outstanding. Sophie was caring, friendly and efficient. She even asked “Grace’s” daughter (who happened to be in the restaurant at the time), to pay a visit to our table, which she did. This made our visit even better. The food was over the top (be sure to try the desserts). I highly recommend Grace’s for any occasion.
All the food was delicious, but mostly the Red Velvet cake!
The food was delicious!! Can't wait until next time to try other dishes.
Came here for HRW and it’s was well worth it! So much food for the price! Really enjoyed my time here! My husband loved it too, and he’s a picky eater. We will definitely will be back!
It’s so nice when a restaurant honors reservations and seats you on time! From the moment we arrived the experience was absolutely amazingly. Food and service were both incredible.
Sooo delicious. The definition of southern home-cooked food.
First time but definitely not the last!
From the moment you walk in it feels welcoming, hostess was very accommodating we were an hour early from our reservation. Not an issue, the service was extremely high quality very on point my tea glass was never empty. The food is amazing five stars!
If you never been, you need to visit this Houston gem established in 2012. Supporting Houston Restaurants Weeks Houston Food Bank is reason enough to try and like me you’ll plan on going back.
Excellent food and friendly service the wait time was very quick and the food was absolutely great.
Excellent food, wine selection & service was superb!
Food was great. Service was outstanding
It's the go-to place for comfort food - there's something for everyone. It's comfort food with class! Service is exceptional - wait staff is very knowledgeable, friendly an accomodating.
The valet was ready to park our car, we didn't have to wait for our table, the area in which we sat was calm cosy and relaxing, our waiter was listening to us and was very professional in his approach. The bread brought to the table was a little disappointing, it tasted like sponge cake, how about fresh baked bread slices?, the tortilla soup was delicious and the pork, chicken fried chicken was delicious also. My chicken was a bit bony will order the flat chicken next time. A cookie with a candle was brought out for our birthday guest, no reminders necessary. Another beautiful memorable evening at GRACE'S - can't wait to come back.
Great food and service. Especially good deal because of the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu.?
Not that great, like an overpriced Shoney's. Food was mediocre at best and the dining area was crowded and tightly spaced.
Requested on reservation to mention we were celebrating our 35th Anniversary this did not happen.
Tables are too close together. Can’t talk to your date.
It was my Nana’s first time and she thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine and experience.
Tables are close and not intimate but food was good and waiter was great
On a Friday nite, the restaurant is very crowded and VERY Noisy. Hard to have a dinner conversation. Tired of restaurants that don't take the time or money to create a quieter environment for customers
I would recommend to a friend, but tell them to go at an off peak time. Because I do not consider the noise level energetic, unless I was a waiter. It would keep me moving. As a patron, it was way to loud. Me and my friend could not carry on a conversation. The acoustics were terrible.
The service in the in the bar area was outstanding.
Excellent food, good friendly service, ambiance. Easy parking with the nearby garage.
I birthday lunch
We had a great experience at Grace's! Bruce, our server, was beyond excellent! My daughter is vegan and he went above and beyond to make sure her food was just as appetizing as the rest of us non vegans at the table. I had the red snapper and brussel sprouts. My husband and son had the seafood platter. Everyone bragged on the food and the friendly dining atmosphere.
Never seemed rushed! Thank you.
The Restaurant Week menu fantastic, the fried pork chop was incredible
The service and food are great. During this visit we were seated close to a waiters cove and the traffic was probably necessary but very distracting.
The food was wonderful and so was the service from the staff! Will be returning and highly recommend
José was/is an awesome waiter, we really appreciated him.
The food was amazing and the service was wonderful!!
The food is awesome. The atmosphere is great. Grace's is the total package when it comes to dining. You wont be disappointed
I like Graces very much for dinner, but Brunch was very ordinary. Nothing special
Grace’s was FANTASTIC. I got the chicken pot pie and it was to die for. The atmosphere in Grace’s was really neat and the service was outstanding. The staff was very professional and our dining experience was seamless. You HAVE to get dessert here, too.
My dining experience “could not” have been BETTER! I ENJOYED every minute! The food was amazing!
Yumo, fried green tomatoes were delicious
Good food and service. The only reason why I didnt give them a 5 star was because the beef tip entree that I ordered was good but not great. I also think that the stick rib appetizer on the restaurant week menu is too little a portion. I will return but will make a different entree selection.
The noise level is unacceptable. Please redesign the dining areas to afford some quieter space for conversation. Us "old" folks can't hear each other when seated side-by-side. I probably won't book again.
Exceptionally good waiter and excellent food
Date night at Grace's was wonderful. The food was great, music was fitting, service was superb and parking is NOT a hassle. :)