Grace's

4.8
2691 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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4.7
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4.7
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vipBobs1
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and service was great...Table is always ready when you arrive for your reservation...great place for lunch

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StefanoG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always cozy and delicious 😋

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vip12345
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Same quality service and food as we always get when we go to Grace's.
Good place for family style food.

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NORRISW
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OH WAITER YASEEF WAS FANTASTIC! HE MADE US FEEL SO WELCOME! THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!!! THANKS FOR A GREAT DATE NIGHT! CLINT AND NORRIS WALKER

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Inspire
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I made a reservation to ensure we wouldn't have an extended wait. It was during lunch time on a Friday. We ended up sitting at the bar in the bar club area. So we didn't use the reservation. I asked if we could be seated at a booth in the bar area but I was told that when I made my reservation I needed to specifically request a booth in the bar area and have that in my reservation (I didn't see that as an option). So if we decide to come back we'll know that for the next time. My husband had the stuffed chicken which he said he enjoyed and I had filet mignon which tasted good and was prepared well. However, I asked for more salad dressing which I didn't receive and the bar tender admitted she forgot and then when I received my plate she also made a mistake with my sides which she admitted as well. Other wise it was a pleasant experience. And the food was good.

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vipstevenl
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a little upset they didn’t have brunch on Friday but overall this place was great for lunch.

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vipLeeB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use Graces as our kitchen and our favorite place to take friends. It’s our “Happy Place” and we love to have any excuse to go. I took two friends for a birthday and it was perfect and fun.
Thank you!
Lee Brown

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Brenda
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful. Angel was our server and did a nice job. The oyster appetizer special and the fried chicken were superb. Too bad there were a few noisy kids that foiled the ambiance.

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ShamD
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was flavorful and the service was attentive and prompt. Servers were very knowledgeable about the cuisine and how it is prepared.

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JulianS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with this girl I’m trying to date and I tried my best to focus on her, but it’s simply impossible to focus on someone you want to have children with and marry when you have the worlds best calamari and shrimp appetizer in front of you. My toes curled when I tasted the orange sauce they were topped with...best thing I’ve had the pleasure of eating in a long long time. The other food was great, but the calamari made the entire experience worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It Was Wonderful, Highly Recommended ❤️

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vipHankR
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even with water boil issues

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KENYATTAB
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Grace’s

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner and it was very nice we were seated by the fireplace which was a plus right off and the waiter was extremely pleasant and upbeat which makes for a pleasant dining experience and the food was great! It was hot, fresh and seasoned very well. I also enjoyed the whiskey sour made very well. I will definitely be dining there again

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vipHoustonDiner
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went to Grace's on Saturday, 2-13-21. As usual, the food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was very good and attentive.

Now the bad...as a long-time OpenTable user, I expect to get a decent table at any establishment if not the type of table that I requested when I made the reservation. I must simply have a "give me the worst table in the place" sign on my forehead...because that is exactly what I got. I asked if there were any tables available that met what I had requested or were in a better location....and was told there were no other tables available (even though I had a reservation). Probably won't go back to Grace's for this reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. Simply amazing.

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LaHoiaK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience!! My husband and I were celebrating our 9th anniversary and Grace's definitely made it memorable night.

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JeffA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed a nice dinner. The food was delicious and so was the service. My wife didn't like the salad, so they switched it with some amazing mashed potatoes. Overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s lunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great

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vipMichaelC
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re ever looking for “just good food “ this is the place. From chicken fried chicken to short ribs even a tasty gumbo. A must stop lunch or supper place when we visit from Louisiana. Only regret I haven’t tried everything on menu. We finished tonight’s meal with a delicious bread pudding. Now back to the hotel and can’t wait for next trip back to Houston.

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ParisF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was exceptional. Sorry I don’t remember his name. The food was seasoned very well. I had no complaints.

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live2dine
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a GREAT EXPERIENCE!! My guest and I dined at the bar and were exquisitely served and entertained by Cherelle, the bartender. She patiently waited on our selections and expertly mixed our libations!

Grace’s never misses!!!

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Queen
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Would. recommend for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son Jeremy’s 46th BIRTHDAY
THE WAITER WAS GREAT AND SERVITUDE WAS GOOD WILL BE BACK

JB
vipJoeBob
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was very pleasant, they practiced distancing which is important. Best Chicken Pot Pie in the city. Service was very attentive and we enjoyed it tremendously and will return

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kevinj
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first visit to graces and it was a wonderful experience for my party.the food was excellent and the service was second to none. we are looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, food and all! Had a wonderful waiter, food was delicious. Was looking forward to the red velvet cake but unfortunately someone complained about it so owner took it off the menu but, I had the carrot cake and it was perfect! Oh and the frozen mimosas are a must!!!

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TamikaC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Sweet and Sour Shrimp and Calamari as well as the Creole Stuffed Chicken with Brussel Sprouts and Broccolini. Both were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the inauguration

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service. Will definitely return.

JD
vipJohnD
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We love to dine at Grace's every time we visit Houston. Our visit was on 1/21/21.
It was good but not exceptionally good. Both the kitchen and service were not what we have come to expect.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food took a long time to come. Waiter was kind of all over the place.

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Reese
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Table wasn’t ready for reservation, very noisy couldn’t hear the waiter standing next to me. Waiter was dripping in sweat. Crab cake was horrible 🤢

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sonja
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. A bit pricey for comfort food, but nice atmosphere and service.

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Abby
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While waiting for our reserved table, we had a drink in the bar. I would definitely eat in there sometime- cozy, nice ambiance. Very attentive staff. After being seated, we never felt neglected. Food was excellent. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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viphectorvelarealtor
Houston
145 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

I ordered Fish Tacos. They were insipid, rice was Cold, beans were Cold. Corn tortillas were hard, stale and cold. Collectively, the luncheon business meeting was very disappointing. I never leave food nit eaten. I left food uneaten due to the unpalatable and COLD tacos.

The service was up to par, professional, and friendly. Carlie was attentive, amicable, and listened to the customer. I enjoyed her service fully. She gets a 5 Star rating.


Friday 1:13PM 2021
Check: 51-1
Station: Terma
Server:Carlie

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MaxK
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Enjoyed the shrimp stuffed poblano. Great location, great service. First visit, but I'll be back.

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NickS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service, and a menu for every taste!!

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Grace's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 728-6410.

Grace's is rated 4.8 stars by 2691 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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