State of Grace

4.7
1149 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Southern
While the modern world churns, here is a place where life slows down, stops, takes us back through memory. Opened in the classic, refurbished Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center, State of Grace is a place pulled from recollections. Executive Chef Bobby Matos strums a jubilant medley of old favorites played with new spice, accent, and freshness: southern, American, Latin, Gulf Coast, German, and Asian.
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I ordered the lobster sandwich which was delicious although there wasn't a lot of lobster in it. For the price i would have thought there would have been more. The chips were excellent. My friend thought her curry rice was bland. Service was very good. We sat along the long booth attached to different tables which made conversation a little challenging with others sitting so close by. I will definitely give it a try again - maybe after the lunch crowd.

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d
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it here!

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love State of Grace. The food is amazing and service is spot on. We had a vegetarian with us and I called ahead to be sure there were choices on the menu that met that need. They noted it in our reservation and were sure to point out vegetarian options. They were more than happy to make modifications to meet those dietary restrictions. We will go here again and again.

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KC
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor was lovely. The attention to detail was great. The server knew his stuff and his recommendations for lunch were spot on.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on my wife’s birthday. Couldn’t have been better. Great food. Lovely ambiance. Just the right amount of buzz but quiet enough to chat. Perfect.

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JF
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To die for!

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e
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday suppers are a great value. The food was very good!

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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A late Valentine’s celebration. We enjoyed the Sunday Supper menu. From the biscuits to the desert, it was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive. The oyster selection was wonderful.

Kudos to Charlie and his fellow servers.

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest restaurants I have been to. From the entrance to the bar, the restaurant was just awesome to look at. They have a good selection from cold bar as well as the regular menu. We came here for brunch and had a great time

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H
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decor and ambiance are very well done Andy comfortable. The service was top notch. The location and parking are easy. Only complaint is the very limited menu. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, this is not the place for you. Just too few choices in the absence of any new or creative culinary choices on the menu.

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LE
Houston
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there for their Sunday brunch. Creole Eggs Benedict were awesome, and a bit of a surprise.

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G
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shout out to the excellent service by Whitney! We’ve been there about 6 times and it’s always great food, service, and atmosphere. The could turn down the music a bit, tho

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S
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed lunch at State of Grace. Hush puppies and Roasted oysters as starters were fantastic. The Pizole, Octopus and fish sandwich were fully enjoyed by our party. Our server competed is a side of their Brussel Sprouts which are now a must every time we go. Go, you’ll love it.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food is ok..... so-called fusion Cajun food. Very generic. Restaurant is very pretty, and waiters are very friendly

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K
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Was rather average for such a high price. The food was cooked well but wasn’t anything to write home about or brag. Just rather plain in both appearance and flavor. I was expecting more because of the reviews and the price.

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MF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall very good experience. Food was delicious. Server was slow to come to our table initially so we had to ask for assistance. But, wait staff was nice once they came

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H
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hush puppy appetizer was a great surprise as far as taste. Wonderful dish. The Covey Rise Beets with candied walnuts,mozzarella cheese, endive, and the beets made a delicious salad. Cheese enchiladas a la Felix, need I say more. The wood roasted scallops with crawfish etoufee was also splendid. Noise level a little much just concentrate on the food.

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s
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - some Asian flavours which was very interesting. The grilled octopus was outstanding! Service was excellent

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f
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant. One of my favorites in Houston. The food is always unique, well prepared and... just outstanding. For the first time however, I did have a couple of dishes that did not meet our expectations. My "go to" item is always the hush puppies. This time they were good, but just slightly overcooked which meant as they cooled, they became hard and crunchy. We also ordered the strip steak medium rare as the chef recommended. The flavor was good, but the steak was definitely chewy and tough. I probably would not order that dish again. All in all, the rest of the meal was great. Enjoyed the brussel sprouts and the wedge salad.

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CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food and drinks. We got to visit and eat a wonderful lunch.

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CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time going here for brunch. It was a great experience! Get the lobster roll.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and crowd.

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Austin
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicolle, our waitresses was fantastic!

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b
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the hostess to the bartender to the server- exceptional! Great opportunity to show off the restaurant to my sister and brother- in - law... they were very impressed. Food, service and ambiance 5🌟

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GE
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall terrific! Great service from Jordan who was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. The food was perfect, and the ambiance was just right for a nice date night. A little too loud at times, but that can’t be helped.

A great place to take someone special for a nice night.

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LV
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant... the seafood was very fresh, food was delicious and drinks were on point!

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M
Central Texas
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant that is very reasonably priced for the quality of food and drinks that are served.

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BS
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. Can be loud.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service was excellent. Dessert options were fantastic. Crab hush puppies were such a delight!

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RI
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and great ambience - good food. Will definitely be back!

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Y
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table was ready on time with attentive waiter whose recommendations on wine and appetizers were on target. Background music a times was a bit loud. Overall, great culinary experience will come again.

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SS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I asked for a quiet table for four and got it! Paul, our server was excellent, and we would ask for him again.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Service was impeccable!! Can't wait to return!

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BT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and experience thanks to our server Whitney. She was first class And we will be back for sure.

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JK
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dining experience. All staff interactions were excellent. Notable was the happy hour price for a wonderful selection of briny, fresh oysters. The shucker did an outstanding job of not leaving flecks of shell in our oysters! This consideration is becoming harder and harder to come by but should be the standard as it appears to be at State of Grace. Dinner was very good.

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LL
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Each month I find a different restaurant for lunch to take the girls in my family to. This month I chose State of Grace. There were six of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience, from the cocktails, through dessert and coffee. The menu had a wide range of items to choose from. We each ordered something different and loved all of it. On a special note: we had the pleasure of Charlie as our waiter. He didn't miss a thing. He was there when we needed him and out of sight when we didn't. Charlie was professional, but made sure we had an enjoyable time. We would return again and again, and ask for Charlie!

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SE
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Have been there many times. Ambiance is great, food is excellent but the waiter/waitresses are mostly a bit too “arrogant” for some reason. In our last dinner, I felt like I am dealing with my professor every time we had a question or request. In several occasions- not only once. When my friend kindly asked him what type of coffee it was, he responded “whatever type you ordered”!!! And obviously it was not hers as she was served cappuccino, even though she ordered an expresso. He then realized his mistake and didn’t even say a word. At the end, we were really happy about the food and our environment but didn’t leave with a good taste after all.

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