State of Grace

4.8
1898 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.

Support State of Grace during COVID-19

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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Come celebrate the new year with a seasonal prix fix menu ($125/person) by Chef Bobby Matos! Whether starting with oysters or caviar and indulging on one of our signature pastas or prime rib and king crab, let State of Grace host your special evening heading into 2021!

What 1898 people are saying
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vipCroatianEater
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Redfish was delicious. Fresh oysters hit the spot too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i never EVER leave reviews for restaurants but oh my god. this place is absolutely phenomenal. everything we ate was divine (we got the pansotti, the fried eggplant and hushpuppies). the service was immaculate and the cocktails were literally some of the best i’ve ever had. one of the greatest dining experiences ever, and honestly very reasonably priced. will definitely be returning:)

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twiggy68
Houston
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Management ensured our experience was great. Was surprised at number of large parties though with coronavirus cases going up. Didn’t feel entirely safe sitting right next to such a large group. One had 6 and another had 8-10. Food and drinks were excellent and ginger cookies upon leaving were the perfect ending!

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DavidB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great value on the wine list. Steaks are delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s 22nd birthday. Team went out of their way to accommodate, which was appreciated

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vipMarcoF
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service and food.

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JeffT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary 💖

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dining out with sister and parents.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceeded our expectations. I recommend the duck confit!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was perfect.

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vipKate
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice birthday dinner. Restaurant and staff were all very conscientious with distance and masks.

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Leila
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place in Houston!! First timers for brunch on Sunday. We came here for brunch on November 15th for our anniversary, and as soon as we were seated our server Christopher brought us champagne and wished us a happy anniversary! For special occasions, we never expect the restaurant to do anything special but when they do we are thrilled. Christopher was exemplary throughout our entire meal, he was personable and took great care to ensure everything met our expectations.. The manager checked on us, and we noticed he was always attentive to tables as well. We ordered the deviled eggs, cinnamon roll, pork belly benedict, and the chicken fried chicken with a side of bacon. Divine!! I also get pretty nervous dining out with the pandemic still prevalent, but I felt SUPER safe with the efforts they took to space out the seating. It felt clean and I was comfortable the entire time.

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AmandaW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely perfect! Food was amazing and the waitstaff was great. Will definitely be back! BTW the sticky toffee pudding is a must!

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vipSeth
Houston
143 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back to one of my favorite restaurants. The hushpuppies are still spectacular. The snapper was a special dish that exploded with flavor. Looking forward to next meal there.

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JeffD
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, menu and customer service were outstanding. We went for our anniversary and it could not have been better. The food has a seasonal flare to it. The black rice was unbelievable. Whether a casual dinner with friend or a significant event, this is a great place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the staff was excellent. Gustavo was our server and he was great!

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Gatsby
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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DeborahD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding entrees and excellent service- our server was Gustavo (“Goose”) who answered our questions and assisted with a great evening!

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vipVisitingFoodie
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible sommelier, special wines, fantastic menu and worthy desserts

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit here, Goose took great care of us. High quality food, consistently good service. We skipped apps and just had a main course & dessert. The Pork Collar and Flounder were both excellent, but next time I'm in I will probably order fish as well.

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vipTamasta
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food wasn't as good as i remembered. It was a party of 6 and everyone was a bit dissapointed.

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vipMelissaF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always!

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mksteele
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made our special night.

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ChadM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This the second year we have had our anniversary dinner. Great suggestions from the staff on which oysters to try. Wife loved the octopus and her eggplant. And the steak was phenomenal.

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vipPattyO
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive all the way in from Katy for a meal here. The food and service are great! Try the deviled eggs

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vipEdward
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christopher our server was the absolute best. Great recommendations, and service. Did an oyster tour!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Houston

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my! I didn’t want to leave- everything was so good and the staff was so attentive and fun! I had the Pansotti. My husband had the Tuna, and son had the Hearth Roasted Octopus. We all shared the roasted root veggies and Szechuan Eggplant. The most surprising taste was the Octopus- I am usually not a fan, but it was delicious. The flavor was Smokey and the meat was so tender - I usually don’t care for octopus- usually not prepared well and rubbery. This chef knows what he is doing!! My Pansotti was pasta dreams are made of and how cravings start. The tuna was tender, cooked perfectly and generous in portion. The flavor complemented the fish perfectly- it allowed the flavor of the tuna to shine - not cover it up. The roasted veggies were wonderful - but the brag goes to the eggplant! A little spicy with a slight heat buzz, crispy and delicate with a sauce that complimented perfectly. For Dessert (how could we stop?) we ordered the smoked chocolate sundae. It was like a s’more and sundae combined. The marshmallow was toasted on the side, lots of chocolate, ice cream middle and brownie at the bottom. I rolled out the door tummy stuffed and tastebuds satisfied. I appreciate the weekday hours during covid. Those who work late until 7 can still have a fantastic meal experience with closing at 9. Can’t wait until our next visit.

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NikB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and make an excuse to stop there when we pass through Houston!

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GingerP
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Run home was great and Cody or Colby or server was awesome

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ForestR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic flavors, service and setting. From the salad with many unique flavors to the black rice side dish, every detail was fantastic. Wife had the swordfish with olive tapenade while I took Michael’s recommendation and had the whole redfish. I was floored by the flavors and happy I took his recommendation. With fewer tables due to COVID service was top-notch but I imagine it would be the same with a full house. We were even given cookies on our way out. We will definitely be back. Do not hesitate to support this terrific spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was spectacular. Will be returning for another great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! 5 stars and nothing less! Excellent service! Very nice menu! Can’t wait to come back! Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We think Jade is amazing. Great at his job!

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vipTXCurry
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bobby Matos continues to deliver with his delicious and creative food. We are big fans of SoG for brunch, but we have started opting for dinner instead. The rolls, Iberico Collar, Szechuan Eggplant, and the cocktails were the all stars this most recent visit.

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Clyde
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We can’t say enough good things about this charming neighborhood establishment. Rustic sophistication defined. Hearty dishes that always please. We had move away for a few years and yesterday was our first time back since our return. The swordfish is now prepared medallion style with an olive topping that is absolutely mouthwatering. Dominique provides excellent service! We’ll definitely be asking for him on our next visit!

Enjoy!

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BudC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we had a great time

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TedS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was exemplary. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful and even brought us champagne on the house to help us celebrate our countdown to marriage.

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Steve
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at the State of Grace. The food, service, and ambience is always excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Houston.

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 1898 OpenTable diners.

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.