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State of Grace

4.8
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1813 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1813 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMugsy
Houston
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic on this visit... not sure what the Chef was thinking but keep doing it! The bread is always nice, the salads, the butter lettuce and Farmers salad were just so tasty, beautiful and original.. the creamy dressing and vinaigrette on each respective salad was amazing and perfectly suited to each dish.. two people got steaks which were cooked to perfection and extremely tender, while the other two got the Tuna and Snapper... the Tuna was more than just amazing it was beyond compare... the snapper was a whole fish and was also delicious... as always, Matthew provided the best wine recommendations as he is the best Sommelier in the City of Houston right now...

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vipVinoFoodieChick
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dinner, every time! The new bib salad is incredible. Andrew is a great server!

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TravisD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colby was amazing. Knew the menu well, was very responsive and attentive. We had the grilled snapper, Oysters and Tomato Salad. FRESH, FRESH, FRESH!

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GarrettL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service celebrating birthday dinner with girlfriend.

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vipCaryB
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Single-handedly the best food, service, and restaurant experience in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and incredible service! I will for sure be back soon and recommend to friends and family!

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WoodlandsMom
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. Several dishes were beyond expectations, both appetizers and entrees. Normally loud dining room that makes conversation difficult was nicely subdued due to socially-distant tables. Colby and Andrew were attentive but not over-bearing (read perfect) servers. Corn ravioli entree was quite possibly the BEST corn dish I've ever eaten in my life. Watermelon salad side is not to be missed either. Can't wait to return for a gorgeous celebration of summer produce that left me wanting more!

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DaCo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. We were celebrating a birthday/Mother's day late and it was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Server was fairly knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. I was very impressed by the red fish and the “street corn style” Pansotti. Highly suggest this restaurant for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State of Grace is a favorite. The service, the food, and the atmosphere are stellar. I can not recommend it enough.

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ElviaM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I dined at State of Grace for a special occasion. Every employee we spoke with was highly knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu and went out of their way to ensure we had a wonderful evening. The meal was delightful and delicious. We will definitely be back soon.

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TomH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails! Love the ambiance.

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AllenK
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love this restaurant. They always have a diverse selection of raw oysters and I've enjoyed every menu item I've tried. Every server I've had has been incredibly attentive too. I highly recommend eating at State of Grace.

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TXborn
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the spicy margarita. I
We did not care for it.

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Amir
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just perfect. Great service. Thank you for being open.

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LaloC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite date night spots in Houston.
The oyster bar is a great spot for hanging out with friends or date.
The food never fails and the service is superb.

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rkimb
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and service!! They are taking all the precautions for COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are early, food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, great service, food and low noise

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection from start to finish. Incredible food and cocktails, all set in a surprisingly beautiful dining area. We both got fish which we aren’t always inclined to do and both dishes were flavorful and unusual. This was our best meal in a week of travel between 4 Texas cities. The service was also great- attentive but not in your face.

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DylanP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome oyster happy hour! Very friendly staff and great service. Free cookies on the way out!

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Friofriend
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't make a first impression a second time and this was outstanding! Excellent service and the food was just outstanding. We enjoyed the Roasted Oysters as our appetizer and could have ordered another dozen each. We also had the Redfish and the Snapper as our entree's with the potato gratin as a side. We also ordered the Texas Peaches served over grilled bread. We enjoyed a bottle of Malbec with our meal and I couldn't have asked for a better evening. I want to go back and enjoy the steaks grilled over a wood fire. Just outstanding overall.

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vipSteakAficionado
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an amazing experience at State of Grace! Very well decorated, food was amazing, and our waiter, Goose, gave us great service and was very knowledgeable! We also sat at the bar for after dinner drinks. The bartenders, Chris and Ashley, were very personable and made wonderful cocktails! My favorites were La Parilla and East on Navigation (both spicy and delicious!)! We will definitely be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and the service was too notch!

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LaurenT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I can say the service was excellent and there was a cute, kind of fancy, kind of comfortable vibe but I thought the food was terrible. I had the shrimp which tasted like dirt and my husband had snapper that lacked flavor and was very dry. We also had the tomatoes and potatoes au gratin as well as the Texas peaches bruschetta and while the sides were great the peach bruschetta wasn’t anything I couldn’t make just as good at home. This was a date for our anniversary and my husband said it was nice to try but that we definitely wouldn’t go back.

State of Grace
Responded on June 29, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback! I am very sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations on your most recent visit with us. Guest feedback is something that we look at as an invaluable gift for us to raise our awareness as a team. I personally consider anyone who provides feedback for us as invested in our future success! If you would be willing to, please let me know the best time/day/phone number to reach you. Thank you in advance and I hope to speak with you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s was good

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NicoleP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great. Our first time at this restaurant. The food was delicious and service was excellent.

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ChristinaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at State of Grace. The food, cocktails and service were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!

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vipmichaels
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have done a good job of distancing the tables and everything was professional done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father’s Day! Followed COVID protocol perfectly and service, as well as food, was superb as always. Lobster roll, burger, and pork belly Benedict were excellent. We forgot we would also get the delicious cookies on the way out!! Yummy!!!

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vipJoelE
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even a pandemic cannot detract from a wonderful dining experience at State of Grace. We miss the old icon standards from the menu — the enchilada Felix and the Schnitzel. But the new menu additions were excellent. Highly recommend the Spanish Pork Collar — nice marbling have it deep flavor. And the Pansotti was moderately sweet from the corn. I expected a cream sauce but the sauce was much lighter and added to the pasta rather than smothering it with flavor.

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EmiliaE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the chefs table 7 course meal, but due to covid it wasn't available, and Matt the general manager offered us a 7 course tasting at our table and a wine pairing. He spent so much time with us explaining the wines pairings and courses and Paul, our server , was also very informative and so attentive and nice! We loved the food and getting to try so many dishes our first time there was a perfect first visit. We will absolutely be regulars! Also so many others from the restaurant stopped by and made sure we were happy, we felt at home for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner! They always make every meal a great experience! Their staff is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We were a little sad that Sunday Supper was not happening- as we had been really looking forward to that BUT the main menu was still outstanding & we will be back!

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Alvin
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not have a single negative to say about this place. We went for brunch and it has taken our personal #1 Houston brunch spot. The food was excellent. We had the pork belly benedict, the chicken fried chicken, and the warm cinnamon roll - all outstanding. The cocktails were creative and delicious. Everyone who worked there was very kind, helpful, and attentive. The ambiance was great as well. We will certainly be returning in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around Fantastic; always consistent and never a miss!

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JonathanR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State of Grace is trendy fine dining at its best. Especially good for oyster, seafood, steak lovers.

FAQs

State of Grace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 942-5080.

State of Grace is rated 4.8 stars by 1813 OpenTable diners.

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