Grace's

4.7
2781 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Kory was very polite and helpful. He made our evening very enjoyable. He kept all our glasses full.

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bigbj69
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was glad I made reservations looking at all the people that were waiting for a table. We were seated within minutes of our arrival. Our server Reid was an energetic young man that was on top of our needs. if my water glass went empty, he was there to refill it. Great service from this young man. The drinks, the appetizer, calamari and shrimp was excellent. I had the sausage stuffed chicken which excellent and my date had the chicken fried chicken, both were generous portions and the taste was great!

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ShannonM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was me & my Hubby’s first time at Grace’s. The ambience was great, service was great, and overall great food. We had the bbq shrimp for our appetizer- delicious, I had the chicken fried chicken for entree- it was good but a little too salty, my husband had sausage stuffed chicken- delicious, and for dessert choc cake- delicious. The cornbread they bring out is amazing. I had a lemon drop martini- yummmy and hubby had moscow mule and he said it was perfect. Our waiter, can’t rem his name...sorry, was very attentive. Overall great experience. We will definitely be back.

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BritniW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and very accommodating. Honestly best service I have had in a minute. The calamari and shrimp appetizer was amazing. The cornbread was bomb. The drinks were nice and strong. One of them had a gnat in it but my server quickly replaced it. Our entrees were very meh. I had the stuffed chicken that had the crab in it. It was soo dry. But the carrots cake dessert saved the lackluster entree. If I were to return the appetizer and dessert would be my go to.

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CharityElaine
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bruce is an awesome waiter!! First time here. The quality of food, presentation and overall taste isn’t worth the price. Flavors are sub par. Great experience however.

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ColinB
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My son loves this place so it gets four stars as average between what he would give them (a 5) and what I would give them (a 4). I would describe it as good, industrially prepared, Southern food. The outside seating is very pleasant and the cocktails quite enjoyable. Unfortunately, Kirby can be rather loud but it isn’t really that distracting.

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vipLeeB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always perfect! Andy and John waited on us . We weren’t very hungry , just wanted a drink. We never feel like we’re imposing or taking up
Space. It’s our happy place!

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TonyaG
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent, food was filling and delicious! Returned the next day.

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KristiC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was excited to bring my sister foe her 1st time.

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vipLCall
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, staff acted like family.

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HeatherM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible as always. Chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans are the best around!

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DanielleM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have so much about Grace's and came when it originally open but the food was certainly not the same. I had the chicken sandwich and I have never had a bad chicken sandwich until I had this one. I also tried my friends BBQ shrimp and they were horrible. I am not certain what has changed but the food is not good.

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vipDria
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with any menu item you choose. The Cajun Stuffed Chicken is my favorite!

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vipDorcasS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peppery onion rings were a great start to our meal. I loved the tortilla soup too. Dad liked the short ribs appetizer. French fries are thick cut "steak fries".

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KarenGG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace's is the best; the food is consistently great!! Hats off to the chefs!!!

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CandiceW
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The food and service was top notch. I made the best decision to host my sisters Birthday dinner at Grace's

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NDub
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Had to wait over 30 minutes even with a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great can't wait to be back.

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Donald
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food was outstanding and delicious. Service was below standards

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and service was great! The food was excellent also!

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vipJanet
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we ordered was delicious (short ribs for one, chicken pot pie for the other). Our service was attentive. It's always a good day to go to Grace's!

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Sally
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food as usual was delicious but the service was absolutely the worst that we have ever encountered. It took over 40 minutes to get some bread and then we ordered but when we got our main meal the person that had ordered soup as an appetizer/part of the entrée did not get her entrée because the waitress did not write it down. So by the time she got her meal we were all finished. And addition, I specifically asked if there were any kind of social distancing meeting at least putting the tables further apart and that did not happen. It’s very disappointing since I love going to Gracies. I did tell the manager/person at the front about my experience and left my name and number but for some reason I felt it wasn’t necessary to contact me.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was AMAZING! We arrived a little early but were seated immediately. Our waiter Drew was the best. He was attentive to our needs and he was very friendly

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FrankM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

First time ever going and had heard good things so decided to have a birthday dinner there, what a waste of money. Food was horrible and I’m not that critical but this was bad and i even told them it was for a birthday and nothing was ever mentioned about it again... never had that happen before. What’s the point in asking if it’s a special occasion if you’re not gonna acknowledge it once the guest arrives.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best anniversary experience ever.

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Guest
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food portion is sad, you pay that much to go out and dine. Our waiter was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing about this place was great. My family enjoyed their drink, dinner and ambiance. Each person order something different so we had the opportunity to try a variety of meals. We also order several drinks which were made to perfection. Dessert is always a must the carrot cake and salted caramel cakes are both delicious.

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LauraS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate there for the first time on Friday during lunch. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. And the interior of the restaurant was beautiful. Very impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re here every Thursday and the food as well as the service is always excellent! We love us some Todd! Look forward to this weekly experience!❤️

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TeeLee
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my cousin for the first time. Food was great. Loved everything I had!

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TREYS
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very nice and warm. The staff are very courteous. The menu is very diversified. There were 5 people in our group. All ordered something different on the menu. Everyone loved their food. A great place for lunch or dinner. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a daughter father date and we really enjoyed and Corey our waiter was amazing

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Love2eat
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food everything was very well seasoned. The cornbread was a little cold but the server quickly replaced it for us. Very attentive server. I had the pleasure of enjoying the Creole stuffed chicken with crabmeat, mash potatoes and Brussel sprouts.

This was my first time dining here and it won’t be my last !! Thank you Grace’s for such a great experience.

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TrishaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Chicken was not fried all the way... literally bloody and no one came To table From management to apologize or offer anything. Server was great, drinks and sides were good. Beware of the chicken!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Lewis was outstanding.

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vipJamesT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I love their Aunt Margaret chicken. Super tender, juicy and fresh every time I order it. Everything was perfect, food, atmosphere, and environment. Lee up the good work!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to see Todd our favorite waiter. Thursday’s are our hang out night. This time I got to sit at the bar while we waited for our table. The bartenders were very very nice! I enjoyed their company while I waited. I also noticed that you all have my absolute favorite tequila!!

We will be back for our regular Thursday! See you soon Todd! We love you! 🥰🥰🥰

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REGINAJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food, great times! I recommend everyone in Houston area to give it a try.

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vipKitkat
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always great and the food is always delicious. I'll be back!

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vipvgk53
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was attentive and professional; food was delicious and everyone at the table had a different item from the menu.

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

Grace's is rated 4.7 stars by 2781 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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