Grace's

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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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JL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD, EVEN BETTER SERVICE!! I would definitely recommend to a friend!

RK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delightful

MM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third timing going to Grace’s and again, amazing experience.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gratuity shouldn’t be added to the bill automatically. As a customer I should have option of rather if I want to tip. It’s Saturday Brunch time for two and not a party of 8 or more. That was really a turn off for me.

M
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food! Definitely a must for brunch!

LB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT! FROM THE SERVICE,TO THE DRINKS AND MOST DEFINITELY THE FOOD. OMGGGF IT WAS BREATHTAKING. I WILL DEFINITELY MAKE THIS A ONCE A MONTH TRADITION TO VISIT!

AL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice evening meal with family from out of town Perfect.

LW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We all had a different dish (7 people) and everything was delicious!

E
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wonderful ambience. Superb and friendly service. One always feels welcome.

SL
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace's is a family favorite so we return regularly. This was our Thanksgiving celebration since we were going to be travelling and not spending time with each other. We were seated in a quiet spot which made conversation easy and hearable. We received excellent service from the moment we arrived from the wait staff; he was attentive and efficient and regularly checked on our table to see to our needs. Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious per their normal standard.

Only comment I have, and this has happened before, that we arrive before our guests, we alert the hostess of a description of our guests joining us, and could they please apprise them of our table location, and this did not happen and the exact same thing has happened before, that our guests have had to walk around to find us. This did not spoil our evening but it its something to be worked on at Grace's. Describing our guests at 6'7" and 5'2" is not your everyday guest so should have been easy for them to identify.

NH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Grace's. We went on a Monday. The Server's attitude was wonderful. The food is wonderful! We all ate from each other's plates.

CE
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food was great. But went into bar before meal and Bartender was sarcastic.

B
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was awesome. Had the brunch chicken biscuit smothered in jalapeño gravy. Magnificent!

NW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. The atmosphere was inviting. The food was delicious. Our waiter Ryan was amazing and he reallly made our time there unforgettable.

RO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Since we were a party of 2 only option was sitting in the bar and in the middle of the room. I understand saving 4 top for more than 2 people but I believe the restaurant should ask and accommodate accordingly.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great menu choices, from chicken fried steak to salads. This place never disappoints.

TL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My “go to” restaurant. Never have been disappointed or had a bad meal!

DB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Comfort food and service are great and a good value. It is very noisy there, though. Could do with lower volume sound system.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great, thanks for asking!

TS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great place to eat. The atmosphere is great to go along with great food.

O
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very helpful and nice . The food was great it was the first time I went there. Now it will be one of my favorite places to eat.

AP
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love Sherrill .

NL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was late for my reservation but called Grace's and they were very nice about it and saved our table. The service, food and everything was wonderful. My first time there and will go back again, plus recommend to friends. The food is sooooo good and our server was just as nice as he could be. I highly recommend Grace's. Thank you, Norma

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Houston once or twice a year and we always visit Grace's. It's terrific southern comfort food in a very nice environment with friendly and attentive staff.

AE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Went there for my mothers birthday. Our service was great, good food as well. I had the short rib, and for a table of 4 with a couple drinks it was very reasonably priced I thought. I’m in the industry as well so I can appreciate a nice evening that is priced just right! Will be back in the future.

HS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb service

CC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. Impeccable service, great food, the only problem was choosing what to eat. I'll be back.

B
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server, Brandon!
Great food.
We may do our Xmas brunch there!

RC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding… our clients were duly impressed. Thank you!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife loves dining here

A
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had a waffle there a few weeks ago and I couldn’t stop thinking about. It was perfect. Went back this weekend and I was so disappointed because the waffle was crunchy. No fluffiness at all. I told our server and he brought another one but still wasn’t as good as the first. Otherwise we love eating there.

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and found the ambiance in the bar area quite charming. Out waiter, Andy, was very helpful in guiding us with our food and drink selections. We will definitely return to this restaurant during our next visit to Houston.

OT
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed lunch with a friend. With the cooler weather, I really enjoyed their tortilla soup! (Gumbo is always tasty as well).

PL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service Definitely will go back

KM
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Grace's and I wanted to take out-of-town co-workers somewhere different. All five of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. Our waitress was extremely helpful with her personal recommendations and all were very good. The sticky ribs were exceptional and I thoroughly enjoyed the boneless roasted chicken. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert, but that will be something to look forward to on the next visit.

a
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Much too loud!

S
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Server was awful. Not attentive at all. Will not return.

PC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great. We were called and seated at the time of our reservation, no long wait. The area that I feel could stand some improvement is with the service. Having to ask for things two and three times is ridiculous. I always tip and it is usually based on the service that is provided. In this visit there were eight to my party, so there was the automatic 18 percent added. I was there a few weeks ago and we were only two in the party and the 18 percent was automatically added. It’s been my experience that when the wait staff is guaranteed at least 18 percent, there isn’t much incentive to provide a level of service that warrants this reward. Service aside, all else was great and my son’s birthday celebration was a fun evening.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They were 20 mns late seating my reservation. The weekend experience is totally over rated.

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