Grace's

4.7
1872 reviews
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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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LE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and great customer service

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CJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Shout-out to Bruce for a fabulous time. From the moment we walked in to the time we left, we felt at home. The food was good minus the pot roast- it was more on the salty side. The chicken fried chicken was good and so was the stuffed poblano with crawfish. We came to celebrate my birthday and I felt so special and well taken care of. Thank you Graces for a wonderful time!

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh food, great fast service. Drinks are delicious!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting Grace’s and it certainly won’t be the last! Ian as our waiter and he was the best at helping with menu items and was a lot of fun. We had the gumbo, beet salad and Campeche for appetizers. All were very good. Entrees were beef stroganoff, snapper special, chicken fried chicken along with black eye peas Nd Mexican corn. All were outstanding. Saved the best for last with dessert. We shared the lemon ice box pie and the amazing carrot cake. Prices are very reasonable as well and well worth the trip.

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AH
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the stuffed chicken breast, yams and green beans ....it was all delicious. Our waiters were top notch servers. I waitressed all through college...they were great! Pls tip your waiting staff people. If you can't afford to tip according to their service don't dine out!

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CA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time and we went as a group of 6. Everyone was very happy with the service from the time we entered the door until waving good-bye to the wonderful hostesses. I felt very special as if attention was all on me! Thank you to Ian our waiter who had patience and was professional and courteous!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, the waiter was great

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f
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Our waiter was outstanding and the food was delicious, as usual. My family and I love Grace’s and we are looking forward to getting back there soon!

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GN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed with my meal, or the service. Love this restaurant❤️

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! Flavor explosion-Ordered the Shrimp Stuffed poblano!! AMAZING!! Which I had a bigger stomach to eat it all!

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, the experience was complete! We were seated in a quaint area next to a window but with visual access to the entire restaurant. The service was superior and the food was delicious from appetizers to desserts. The staff hustled around and was able to make us all feel at home! I would highly recommend this restaurant for any and every occasion.

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food Quality - Superb
Service - Attentive and Engaging
Atmosphere - Warm & Friendly

Definitely the place to gather and enjoy with Friends, Family or Business Colleagues!

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H
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was delicious and service was great! The table was pleased with their choices - fried chicken and pot pie were favorites! The garden salad was fresh, crisp and delicious as well.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere everything was excellent I will be back.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and top notch service.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Southern style brunch

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 50th Birthday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Great experience but the hostess that seated us had a nasty attitude. Please give attention.

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U
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of the menu and the preparation of the food. The overall experience was very good. The wait staff, the food and the ambiance were all very satisfying. A nice experience.

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LV
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the food...service just a little too fussy...but good.

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c
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Something in the menu for everyone. The “tuna stack” is my favorite, and the wood grilled asparagus can’t be beat. Brussels sprouts and chicken tortilla soup were a big hit at our table too.

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K
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently had lunch at Grace's while visiting Houston. I started with the Caesar Salad and the croutons were exceptional fresh. For my entree, I had the shrimp burger and chips. The shrimp were chopped and not ground, the burger was very flavorful. And I concluded with the lemon icebox pie. Overall, the food, service and ambience was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and the wait time with our Open Table reservation was less than 5 min on a busy Sunday brunch rush with times above 30 minutes.

Great experience as always.

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T
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another brilliant dinner at Grace’s! Restaurant was very busy and the wait staff did an excellent job keeping up and keeping in touch with the customer. Carrot cake was again over the top!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

failed honor

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was perfect for my bridesmaid's proposal dinner. Great food and great wine!

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I love Grace’s, the food is always great. My past experiences were amazing. I went in for my birthday with friends. Our server was not very friendly at all. He never once cracked a smile and was not very warm or welcoming at all. At one point toward the end of the dinner a woman manager was hovering around our table as if to sort of push us out the door. The server then followed suit as if to rush us out the door as well. Very disappointing as I really looked forward to this birthday brunch and chose Grace’s of all places I could have went and spent my money.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time eating at Grace’s. The menu has a lot of interesting choices. It was difficult on picking an entree because I saw 5 that looked delicious. I finally decided on the creole stuffed chicken breast. The ambiance of the restaurant is lively and very comfortable. My friend and I wound up being there 4 hours chatting away because everything was so good and comfortable. I definitely plan on going back again.

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SH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service is always good. Food can be very good; however had the snapper this time on a salad and it was wayyyyyy too salty and dry. This is not the case for the salmon salad I usually get ,which is usually excellent. Great place for lunch but can be a little on the loud side for business.

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KB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The marinated steak salad was fabulous as always, and they have the best iced tea in Houston!

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k
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I'd call the food upscale down home. (The prices are more on the upscale end.) There's a lot of comfort food prepared to a very high standard. I had chicken fried chicken with jalapeno gravy plus mashed potatoes and black eyed peas - chicken hot and juicy in a crispy crust. My husband had the chicken pot pie, which was enhanced with seasonings such as tarragon, thyme, and marsala wine. My daughter was advised by the waitress that the sticky ribs would not be enough for a meal, so she added some grilled asparagus - then took half the ribs home because it was so much. The dish is more accurately rib meat; the bones have been removed. It's one of the dishes with an Asian touch; very tasty.
My one disappointment: we indicated on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday. The hostess acknowledged on the way in. Most restaurants offer a celebratory dessert, but nothing was forthcoming.

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Houston! Food is always amazing and the service is top notch

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DG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I gave 3 stars for overall because our dining experience started off poorly. Upon arrival, the hostess told me that our reservation was not in their system. Luckily, I was able to find my confirmation email. After showing same to her she advised that "they would fit us in". Several people came in after we arrived and was told it would be a 30 minute wait and were offered drinks. At no time did any of the 3 hostess ask if we would like a drink while we waited. I noticed a group of 4 who did not have a reservation was seated before us and when I questioned the hostess I was told "oops there has been a mix up. We will get you seated next". In light of the above, the food was excellent and the young man that served us was very engaging, friendly and polite which made up for the poor service we encountered upon arrival. How can you tell a patron they do not have a reservation then report that the patron failed to show up at the time scheduled?

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our families place to go and judging from the crowd a whole lot of others as well
Good prompt and tasty.
Satisfied diner

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M
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Grace's was fantastic! Everyone was courteous and the food was delicious!

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t
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Friends

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WE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is sooo good! Especially the gumbo! I wanted to try everything on the menu!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service is excellent!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Late on Sunday night 8:00. Staff was more interested in going home than waiting on us.
Not a good experience as we were rushed through dinner.

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EY
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. If i could eat here every day, I would. I have never been disappointed in anything I have ordered and the prices are extremely reasonable. The atmosphere and ambiance make Grace;s suitable for a business meeting or any other occasion.

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