State of Grace

4.8
2274 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
State of Grace is a coastal, South Texas neighborhood restaurant in the refurbished Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center. Elegant but casual, its elevated comfort food by executive chef Bobby Matos is executed at the highest level in a welcoming, beautiful space. The jubilant medley of old favorites played with new spice, accent, and freshness lends itself to southern, American, Latin, Gulf Coast, German and Asian influences. Chef-owner Ford Fry’s first venture outside of Atlanta, State of Grace is located in the neighborhood where Ford grew up and nods to his childhood memories fused with Houston’s evolution into a melting pot of cultures and cuisines.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first date, I had never been to SoG and my date insisted this was the perfect place. He was right. Mitchell was wonderful and greeted us when we came in. Colby was a WONDERFUL server and recommended almost everything we ate (and had great bottle service as well as wine pairing suggestions). We started with the hush puppies (a classic SoG starter, ask for the story behind them), then moved onto the Octopus standard (to die for) and finished with the Iberico Pork Secreto (the plate was clean when it was picked up). The cocktails were great as well (Negroni, Manhattans, and an Espresso Martini — all delicious). The wines were delicious and we ended the meal with the chocolate pudding cake — DO IT! It’s delicious. Again, I cannot say enough about the excellent service from Colby, Mitchell, and Hailey. A lovely meal, a beautiful restaurant, wonderful service. We will be back.

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Cyndi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Enjoyed it very much.

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MelissaD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It doesn't matter what you order - it's going to be delicious. We had brunch. I ordered the Southern Shakshuka, grits, andouille, tomato gravy (I think), cheese, topped with an egg over easy. My daughter ordered the Chicken Fried Chicken, served w/ a biscuit and sausage gravy, and my youngest had the massive griddle cakes. We also ordered a the beignets (yes.) and a side of bacon. I had 2 amazing cocktails and the girls had fresh squeezed orange juice. Mitchell was out waiter and he was awesome as well.

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vipIluvtoeat
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great evening. We were seated in the small room in a “semi-booth” so it was nice and quiet. Our server Dominique was one of the best servers we have experienced and we dine out a lot. So friendly, knowledgeable and we really felt taken care of. He deserves a bonus. Food was great and highly recommend. Ask for Dominiques table. 💕

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vipJamesK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goose was great! Excellent meal. Really solid drink and food selection. Overall highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a girlfriend to brunch for her birthday, we loved it! Service was excellent, decor was eclectic with a touch of elegance, food was amazing and not too pricey. Highly recommend!

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vipFoodboy
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very attractive and there is a side dining room for those who want a more quiet, private atmosphere, not that the main dining room is noisy. iIt’s not, it’s conversation friendly. The food is outstanding with some very creative and delicious menu items. I was very impressed that our server not only could explain every item on the menu, but he could also tell us in detail how the dish is prepared…cooking time, ingredients, seasoning, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of our new favorite Houston restaurants. Our waiter, Dominic, was easily the best waiter we have ever had. His description of each meal and helpful recommendations made our dining experience above what we could have hoped for. The food is absolutely to die for but if you go, get the scallops, the butter lettuce, and the key lime pie. You’ll thank me later!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we will definitely be back. The octopus was out of this world, the staff took time to explain which oysters were which on our platter. They asked about food allergies at the beginning of our meal and when my dessert came out with an allergen they quickly remade it and were extremely apologetic. They even give free ginger cookies on the way out that were so good!

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Barnett
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A place to have delectable dishes and enjoy well curated libations. It is so relaxing to have happy conversation as background noise and staff that are safely working hard to ensure you have the best possible experience. Everyone we interacted with was wonderful but Colby stands out as exemplary in every way.

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vipJosh
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always! Service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Can't wait to go back

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Taviee
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cinnamon rolls were great! The gumbo was fantastic and so were the pancakes!
Perfect bacon and plump delicious sausage!

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vipLauraK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really fantastic experience overall. The food was great, and the service was outstanding. This is a place I would consider frequenting every month considering the drive it would take to get me here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night out with our girl

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NatalieJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu , service is always fantastic, drinks were tasty , our favorite spot to eat !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor was absolutely one of the best waiters we have ever had servicing at a restaurant. Amazing service.

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vipSophia
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Our waiter was great very knowledgeable of the menu and made great recommendations for all courses. Wine menu has a good selection of options and prices, also had a great cocktail. We love this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The service was great, the food was tasty, but it was so dark at our table we could barely see the food. Very odd.

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BrianSm
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice-well done!

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vipLynseyT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really great and put a unique spin on every dish. The service from start to finish was absolute perfection! Two of our favorite dishes included.

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SFLiz
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent. The Southern and Mediterranean flavors used always compliment each other so well here. Love the ambiance. A little dark, but very nice for a special occasion, a romantic date night, a group or friends, or even our our small family to all go out for a nice dinner.

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JoanN
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most fabulous brunch! Pancakes to die for......And Jeez probably the best seared tuna ever!!!
Can't wait to go back to Houston!

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YOLAJ
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place, great food and drinks! I can't wait to go back.

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OHudson
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pound for pound the best restaurant in Houston. The only place I keep coming back to.

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

All items were excellent and I would recommend: hush puppies, hanger steak, eggs benedict, crawfish enchiladas, risotto, and the Bloody Mary, cheese grits, and loaded potatoes.

There was a delay in getting a couple of dishes out and they were quickly comped by management. Sunday brunch is B or C team in the kitchen, so this is not surprising. The staff handled it in a thoroughly courteous and professional manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews