State of Grace

4.9
1998 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
What 1998 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJBBB
London
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience all were amazing!

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GregP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour the best in the city If you love oysters . Would be nice if they had a wine in happy hour too.. can’t win them all

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JimB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very impressive. marsh mellow brownie is the best

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vipStYLzsmiles17
Houston
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Celebrated my husband’s birthday here with SIL and BIl and had such a great time. We made reservations through Open Table and got seated right away. Our server, Carl, was very professional and was attentive to our needs; timing of food arriving onto table, clearing any bread crumbs, filling water or making sure we enjoyed our drinks or food. 4 adults shared the seafood tower and we were stuffed! It was so fresh and all the sauces were tasty. We both shared with our spouses this rib eye that was just the best cut portion. I think it was 8 Oz. But oh it was so good in this olive oil with herb sauce. Got the potatoes o gratin for side dish. Excellent! Perfect portion especially after tackling the tower. Ended the night with cup of coffee and dessert. When we depart, they always gift you this delicious whoop pie! My kids love it when we bring one home for them. Thanks so much to State of Grace! Appreciate good food and awesome servers who clearly have pride in their service and clearly enjoy their work. From the smile at the door to welcome us to the end of the meal, it’s a nice experience! Definitely recommend this place to anyone willing to pay for good food and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Will be back. We had oysters, hush puppies, foie gras, steak, fish, pasta and it was all excellent. If you can get that much right you are a winner in my book!

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vipnickname
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place, love this menu. Food was great for all guests. Host demonstrated great hospitality at greeting. Server was very attentive and engaging. Only complaint was that we had to ask twice for an ice bucket for wine served initially not at right temp.

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StewartS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, had them add Jalapenos and Bacon to the Cheese Grits, amazing.

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vipHGOE
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service and food, from Matt the General Manager to our host Jade, to the perfect Porterhouse and finishing with berries toffee pudding, all just outstanding. We miss our favorite dish there, the big beef rib, but the Porterhouse is a great addition!

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KWJr
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing! Portions were almost perfect in my opinion. They due prefer to take your entire order at one time but we were starving so that wasn't a problem for us at all. Waiter was very nice and didn't smother us which I always appreciate.

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AmyY
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful experience. State of Grace is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is always excellent, and the food is high quality!

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awarner3
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love State of Grace. The food is always fabulous and service is consistently outstanding!

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viprkimb
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was perfect for a recent birthday dinner. The food was delicious - try the hushpuppies and the oysters are a must! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and kind.

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SaidaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to come and enjoy great food! Love this restaurant!

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viplonghornval
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. The menu changes seasonally, the food is excellent and the service attentive. Best oyster program in Houston.

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kennitraf
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place for both brunch and dinner. The staff is friendly, professional and always ready to fulfill the guests every whim. Try some of the more offbeat dishes, they may be the best things you've ever tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special place!! Everything is always outstanding!!!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for great food, customer friendly staff and ambience. Loved it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dunch

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Altamit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and environment were amazing. At first we were seated at a table too close to other patrons so other options were shown to us and we found a seat by the oyster bar. We had multiple people check in on us and they were very helpful in helping us customizing our meal to make our own breakfast/brunch. Can't wait to have the best griddle cakes / pancakes I've ever had again here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very polite and welcoming. The morning cocktails, cinnamon roll, pork eggs benny, and cheese grits were excellent. Would highly recommend you check it out.

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GregoryD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great cocktails, oysters, and main plates. Even if you don't normally like oysters, definitely try the roasted oysters. The octopus is also amazing, but you'll want to get a side - I got the broccoli and it was super good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

It was not the best experience, but willing to give it another try!

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vipMonte
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slower than what I would expect. Perhaps they were a bit short staffed that night. Overall, I look forward to going back.

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vipJohnd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Dominick was excellent.

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ShelleyB
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. Try new dishes you have never tried before - delicious!

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vipJosh
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are food people. We have made it a regular hobby to try a new restaurant every week. Houston has so much to offer and an impressive level of consistent quality. Well our dinner at State of Grace may have been the best experience we've ever had. The food was incredible. We dined with friends and tried as many items options as possible. Each plate was impressive in its own way. The service was beyond perfect. Our server, Dominic (sp?) was friendly, attentive, and possessed an attention to detail rarely seen these days. Overall, it's safe to say my wife and I have a new favorite restaurant in Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed our first time at State of Grace. Michael waited on us and was very knowledgeable about the menu and made wonderful recommendations. We started with a signature cocktail and hush puppies. For our entree, we did redfish, scallops and the butter lettuce salad. All outstanding!! Looking ‘gracefully’ forward to revisiting in the near future. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! Amazing food, fun new cocktails, and a great waiter!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with amazing food, and tremendous waitstaff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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CorrinaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to get out and have a dining adventure. The food was amazing.

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BillB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, lobster rolls, and crab balls!

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AlexSideris
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st time dining at State Of Grace left a great impression. Staff was professional, our Waiter Paul was pracatically telepathic to our needs. Reccomended a cocktail that I loved (southside xtra chilled) Food was superb. We ordered Campechana, Tuna, and Diver scallops. Looking forward to visiting this spring to try their seasonal menu.

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

DIVER SCALLOPS WERE AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a quick Sunday dinner out. Surprised they had the full menu available since it’s usually Sunday Supper. The 2 of us shared hush puppies (so good!), beet salad, campechana, Red fish on the 1/2 shell. Everything was fantastic. Service was very attentive but not overbearing. Love the ginger snap creme pie cookies they give you when you leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed dinning here on several occasions, 1st time for brunch , it was very tasty as my 7 yr old stated. Food was great I let him try some new things. Ambiance was very nice ! Service was Superb. Colby was our server , very accommodating! Well be back !

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vipBoom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining for any occasion. Every dish was amazing and the cocktails complimented each meal very well.

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MonicaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful location and service! delicious oysters unlikely I choose a dish to spicy for my taste...

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vipIsabel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!

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 1998 OpenTable diners.

State of Grace does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ccp.mobileappsuite.com/kiosk/purchase_gift_card/b/407.

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.