Grace's

4.7
1922 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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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our server. He was awesome. I think his name was Michael Brochstein. We were eating in the bar.

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PH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, wonderful service, amazing food! I dream about their kale salad (who would think- it’s that good!!)

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RA
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and ambiance

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great retsaurant...Service is outstanding and food is great.

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MB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always impeccable. I always get the fried quail, and it is the best I have ever had prepared by a restaurant. I'm glad you still offer it even though it is no longer on the menu.

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TA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our food and server Jose!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Try the pork roast and do not skint he onion rings.

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CR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

My sisters drove in from New Orleans to celebrate my bday. A coworker recommended Grace's for the braised short ribs. I had never been so made reservations for 7pm. We arrived at 7 and were checked out and walking out of the restaurant by 8:09pm. I understanding table turnover by the service was extremely fast - TOO FAST! We ordered bottle of wine, appetizers, main course and were never asked if we would like to see a dessert menu nor offered coffee or after dinner drinks. We would have ordered another bottle and possibly dinner drinks but were made to feel very rushed to leave. Our waiter Austin was pleasant and we kind of joked with him about the quick service but he downplayed it. Recommend slowing your service down a bit and then maybe I would consider recommending Grace's. :(

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MM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food...service personal and efficient....In our opinion, music a little too loud for visiting comfortably

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m
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I took my 85 year old aunt for her birthday. The gentleman server was outstanding. We ordered the salmon and one dish was burnt. Overall meal was fine.

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KN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was incredible and the service was top notch.

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MB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great want to go back

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great Service. This was only our second visit, but there will be many more.

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great and accommodates all allergies!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, atmosphere, food, and drinks!

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G
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Amazing!
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Food was little salty

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SS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

John is an excellent server!

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T
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! Friendly and professional staff that is absolutely customer focused on serving a great meal.

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D
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food: TexMex and/or Southern Comfort, with an Asian flare. To die for!

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BS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service! A fun dining experience for our group!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable

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DS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the service was amazing. The waiter offered suggestions and accommodated the substitutions we requested.
Can’t wait to come back!

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. We've now celebrated several special occasions at Grace. I highly recommend them.

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BM
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dined with another couple. We all started with soup, the two women had the tortilla soup and I recommended the gumbo to my friend. The gumbo is perhaps the best I've ever had. I mean, it's THAT good. The texture and flavors are spot-on, with just the right amount of heat, just the right amount of rice, veg, seafood, etc. It's straight-up delicious. For our main course my wife ordered the tuna stack. It's one of her favorite dishes and even though it's technically an appetizer, it works as a main course. I ordered chicken fried chicken with brussels sprouts. Even though basically 100% of children will spit out brussels sprouts, as an adult, I'll eat them 10 different ways. These had a nice flavor and were cooked well. The chicken was crispy and delicious - and I'm a big gravy fan. The highlight was a side dish of mac & cheese that my friend ordered. It was EXCELLENT, better than Luby's if you're familiar with the local cafeteria that's famous for its mac & cheese. I left the restaurant STUFFED. All four of us were "fat and happy" after a satisfying meal. The dining room was... energetic (don't call it loud), and next time I'll request a quieter table.

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CF
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had reservations and still had to wait for a table. Service was awful, food was good. Very loud.

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MB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious. Waite staff is the best in the city!!!

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LT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as usual! I will continue to come to Grace’s and bring my friends as well.

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t
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations with Open Table (highly recommend). Excellent service, food and atmosphere.

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Grace’s on a Friday night to celebrate my birthday with friends. We were given a round table in the corner which was perfect as it was a little away from most of the diners and we were able to all talk to each other. Bruce was our server and he was excellent. The food was amazing. Ordered the ribeye and I’m pretty sure we all tried everyone’s plates as everything was delicious. Would recommend. It is a little louder than I anticipated.

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MO
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

I asked in the reservation for a quieter table, realizing that this restaurant is not quiet. We were placed at the front at a very noisy area. There were several tables in the back that were empty but we were told that they were reserved. I informed the waitress that we had a reservation too and why could they not accommodate us. We moved to another room next to a very noisy event going on which was better than the table they wanted to seat us at. The food is very good there but the service was spotty. In the beginning the waiter was attentive but then later we could not find him. We do not feel this restaurant is worth the hassle anymore. There are just too many good restaurants in Houston that have better management. Up to that point, we had eaten at Grace’s 4-5 times, usually for dinner. We will not be going back.

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S
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular, as usual! The tortilla soup is some of the best in the city!! The tuna stack is also a favorite. Delicious and wonderful service as always! Thank you!!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I liked the decor but it’s noisy. I had a very good green salad with blue cheese and the tuna stack was delicious. My husband had the stroganoff- he liked it but it was a little heavy.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating school accomplishment.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an amazing time at Graces! Bruce was our waiter and he was so perfect!!! I was so sadden by the garlic bread being replaced by a classic roll with sweet butter— really boring and everyone has that same style nowadays at almost every restaurant. Any who, the food was great and we will definitely go back again especially if we get the chance to get Bruce again.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always eat at Graces.. very good food and drinks

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MW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, service, and ambiance. However, we sat outside which is quite noisy, even on a sunday morning at 10am. I would not recommend sitting outside.

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KA
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good and friendly service. Service almost immediately.

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