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State Of Grace Interior - State of Grace, Houston, TX

State of Grace

4.9
4.9
2722 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (832) 942-5080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Matos

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private full restaurant buyout events and private dining up to 26 guests with A/V. We also offer private cocktail events in our Oyster Bar.

  • Private party contact

    Angela Clover: (877) 326-1351

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Cross street

    River Oaks Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time there while traveling in Houston for business. I had a wonderful zero proof cocktail, burrata with grilled peaches, hush puppies, street corn style ravioli. It was all delicious and the service was excellent.
  2. CC

    CurtisC

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, one of our go-to spots. Great recipes and flavors. Staff, especially including the bartenders are the best. Always a good experience.
  3. FF

    FoodFinds

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch. Oysters, Gumbo, Cinnamon Roll and great cocktails ....Yes please! We had a great time and the service was exceptional!
  4. SA

    SoledadA

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Everything was well prepared and served perfectly. Connor, our server was outstanding focusing in every single detail to make our dinning experience a unique one.
  5. LP

    LauraP

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Houston. Love the hush puppies
  6. DG

    DesireeG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite upscale spots in Houston. The service is always exceptional and the food is so unique and delicious.
  7. KW

    KnowWhatILike

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. The food and drinks were great. It was too noisy and it was hard to hear our conversation.
  8. W

    Weena

    San Diego

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I thought it was just okay. The hush puppies were good but too sweet for an appetizer. The redfish was good but not that special for the price, and came with no sides. The apple tart was excellent. The best thing about the place I thought was the pretty room. Also, very loud and hard to hear, so probably will not be returning.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service…amazing everything!
  10. DR

    DanielR

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raw oysters. Burrata with grilled peaches. Pappardelle with beef cheek bolognese. Cocktails: Strawberry Fields Reimagined and a Vesper. Everything was excellent. Michael our server was superb.
  11. KS

    KyleS

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent white tablecloth service.
  12. MR

    MichaelR

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ashley and ashton were terrific
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience with our server, Colby. Food is fantastic, staff is friendly, and setting is very welcoming. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
  14. TL

    TravelLady1950

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service couldn't have been better! We will go again and try their dinner menu. We had their brunch menu on this visit.
  15. c

    carolinel

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love State of Grace. One of our favorites. We are never disappointed.
  16. E

    Edward

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, definitely recommend
  17. CF

    CharlesF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been before, and recalled the previous meal as excellent. This time did not disappoint. The crab hushpuppies were wonderful, and the other menu items (pasta and redfish and fries) we had were great as well. The service was excellent and attentive. The weakest item was the dessert, which did not meet the same standard. They gave us some free cookies as we left, and those are very good as well. Overall, it was a memorable and delicious meal and I will return.
  18. SD

    SherryD

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at State of Grace I ordered the salmon but found out they were out. But Mitchell recommended great substitutes. And the cookies at the end topped it off.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It never disappoints. Matt and the staff are always over the top w service and food
  20. SY

    StYLzsmiles17

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had special guests in town visiting. Kris was one of our main server for the night. Awesome guy! Food was excellent. Ordered State of Grace seafood tower, 18 Oz ribeye, carpaccio, desserts: chocolate ball and crostata. Excellent!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING. Will go again.
  22. IP

    IanP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! The steak prices seemed a bit extreme.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was overly salted and underwhelming. Best thing was the Felix Enchilada! Make it a permanent item! We have been here a dozen times at least and this meal was a disappointment.
  24. B

    Billy

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a last minute reservation for a birthday celebration. They sat us down on time. The waitress gave us good suggestions about what to order. We started off with the hushpuppies (which were to die for)Highly recommended! We also order the lunch chicken salad and ravioli. We all sampled each others. We will definitely be back soon
  25. K

    Kent

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfort food with style and imagination. Staff is very knowledgeable and service is top notch. Please bring back the Smore Sunday! :)
  26. d

    dmelbourne

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great waiter. Took time to explain different menu items. Very pleased with our overall visit. We look forward to dining their again.
  27. SM

    SMGtig1

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Alot to like but not 5 stars. The place is very loud. I like lively places but it was so loud that I could hardly hear the waitress describe the food. For appetizers, we had crab beignets but not much crab in them. The Scallops, Swordfish, and Redfish entries were very good. I had the duck and it was good, not great. I thought it was a bit tough. The wine selection is basically on the back of the menus either by the glass or by the bottle. They have a wine book with other choices by the bottle but 95% were above $250. Would have expected more choices in the $100-150 for this restaurant.
  28. w

    wackywallwinewizard

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Many interesting and unique menu items. Great oysters! Butter lettuce salad is to die for. Great pasta, steaks and excellent fish.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    our server was amazing. never needed anything, he was very attentive to our overall experience. being a server at a casual fine dining place myself, but alos being younger, i find servers usually ignore me. that was not the case tonight and i’m very grateful. the food was good though my least favorite thing was the duck, but no complaints really. will be coming back !
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was delicious and the drinks were delightful as well. Can’t wait to return.
  32. FC

    FoodCritic

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and good vibes
  33. JK

    JevonK

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it service food ambiance decor everything was amazing
  34. c

    ckuyfbkk

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance was amazing! The staff was very knowledge and made helpful suggestions regarding cocktails and brunch. Parking is limited but valet is included. The food was great aside from a few aspects.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    State of Grace was a nice. The food and ambiance met our expectations. We would definitely return.
  36. CO

    ChrisO

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal here. Service was great. Oysters were great. Tried the hushpuppies since everyone talks about it and they were great. I got the scallops but my wife had the red fish which she let me try and it was so good I wish had ordered that instead so thats my only regret but I’ll get it next time we go.
  37. AA

    AsiaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp a la plancha was AMAZING!! Everything was amazing really. My fiancé ordered a bottle of white wine that paired great with our oysters!! The grilled peach burrata was to die for! And most of all, Martin our waiter was a delight! He was courteous and really knew his craft! Thank you Martin, we’ll see you soon!! 10/10 recommend!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Great oysters. Great service. Val our server was so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely go back!!
  39. MR

    MarkR

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and decor, outstanding service, slightly noisy but not uncomfortably so. Definitely worth the $$$, I will go again.
  40. KV

    KimV

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, everything was wonderful. Happy to be enjoying some leftovers for lunch today. Our server, Layla, was exceptional :)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

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

State of Grace is rated 4.9 stars by 2722 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for State of Grace

3258 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

Additional information

  • Cross street

    River Oaks Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    River Oaks

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bobby Matos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (832) 942-5080

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private full restaurant buyout events and private dining up to 26 guests with A/V. We also offer private cocktail events in our Oyster Bar.

  • Private party contact

    Angela Clover: (877) 326-1351

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