State of Grace

4.9
1955 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Come celebrate the night at State of Grace with your special someone. Join us on Valentine’s Day for a special five-course prix fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Bobby Matos for $125 per person. Enjoy a gulf centric menu complete with the freshest oysters, from scratch pastas, oak roasted tuna and more! We look forward to seeing you soon.

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 1955 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Th food was delicious. We got the Hushpuppies and Roasted Oysters for our appetizer and loved both. For dinner we had the Porterhouse steak with Roasted Oak Broccoli and Root Vegetable Gratin also delicious. They make really good drinks too. I loved the Southside Antique and they make a really good Old Fashioned and Buffalo Speedster. Cant wait to go back for Brunch.

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Friofriend
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip. The first, we experienced the seafood entrees and this trip we enjoyed the steak entrees. The only reason I gave 5 stars is it didn't ask for 6. The food is incredibly good. The sides are so tasty and compliment the dishes so well. This is going to be our favorite "go to" for fine dining. PS: the roasted oysters are a must!

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Brad
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent but needs some entrees in the $20-$35 range beyond chicken.

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vipTonyaF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew, the manager, made our dining experience amazing.

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MimiS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Spot for a Special Night Out
We went based on the reviews and were not disappointed. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. The food was outrageously good. We even tried the black rice and loved it! That black rice was a first for us and it was probably the highlight of our dinner. The huge Porterhouse wasn't bad either. Ha ha! All around a wonderful experience.

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HarryP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great!

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MeghanH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to State of Grace for friend’s birthday celebration. Jade was a wonderful server - very attentive to our needs. The cocktails were great. The food was delicious. From the oysters to the beet salad to the steaks to the amazing sides to the sticky toffee pudding, we enjoyed every bite. Wine menu was full of wonderful choices too. Overall a great night out in a beautiful atmosphere. Will be back!!!

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vipDebs
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful restaurant. What more could you ask for?

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place. Great wine list and attentive but not overly service. Loved all the things we tried

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Char
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience for my business partner for our special event. The service was exemplary.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at SOG. Food, service, and attention to detail are well executed on every visit. Our waiter Chris was on his game, as he usually is. Food was out standing, the oysters, the Stracci(wild boar bolognese), the Pansotti(butternut squash ravioli), and the roasted root vegetables were all outstanding. Never had a dish here we haven’t liked.

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viplonghornval
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State of Grace consistently delivers an excellent experience - the food was delicious and service attentive without hovering. One of my favorite houston spots. Best oysters in the city.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, people were fantastic. Whom ever plated the salads did n excellent job with the presentation.

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vipPL923
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated promptly for our reservation. Service was great. At the recommendation of the server we tried octopus for the first time and were surprisingly pleased. It was very good. We ordered black rice to compliment the octopus and it was delicious. I had redfish which was good. It was light and citrusy. I prefer more of the Louisiana style with crab and cream sauce. My husband had the spinalis which is the tender part of a ribeye. It was delicious. We had a brownie sundae for dessert and it was absolutely fabulous! Loved the atmosphere for a date night. Would definitely go back.

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KarenK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious, unique dishes you won't find elsewhere.

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AlexiaA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to this place for special occasions!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was incredible! Really enjoyed our time there. We were not hurried along and there was adequate space between the other patrons.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The service was off the charts and the personal attention was stellar . Delicious food and unique menu. Highly recommend the “hush puppies “ and the broccoli!

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Jamie
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The experience here was great from start to finish. Immediately upon entering the restaurant I noticed the warm ambiance and well spaced parties. We were greeted by some kind hosts who immediately started prepping our table even though we were early. They acknowledged it was our anniversary right away!

We were led back to an intimate corner booth lit by candlelight. Our server was quick to greet us and surprised us with some bubbly to celebrate. He was professional, timely, and offered high quality service all throughout the night.

The food itself was amazing. The gulf oysters were fresh, the pansotti was the perfect savory and sweet combination (with tender pasta made in house), and the snapper was an interesting combination of Thai and American flavors. We ordered some house fries for the side and loved the bernaise and chervil flavors. The toffee pudding put the cherry on top, you really can’t go wrong.

I look forward to returning to try the other dishes and will definitely consider here for my next occasion.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service was amazing. Wine and oysters were delicious! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for our anniversary and we were treated so well by the staff from the start.

Our server Dominic helped us tremendously in our order and was fantastic. He went above and beyond to give us a fantastic experience.

The food was delicious and we had a nice meal alone together and much appreciated time spent enjoying the great ambiance.

We are already making plans to return in a few weeks for our valentine day date night.

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Gage
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Overall a very nice restaurant with great staff. I personally had what I’d believe to be a one off issue with a steak that night which was corrected. Order the oysters they don’t disappoint.

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DOCM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice dining experience. Romantic setting which seems much more private than most restaurants. Our second experience there and has become our favorite for fine dining in Houston.

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BobL
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Houston. Excellent oyster selection

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Food was good, but not quite rave worthy.

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Sherwin
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined in for our anniversary, and the food lived up to the hype. We went with the recommendations of our server Paul, and he could not have been more spot-on with the dishes.

My wife never had oysters before so I went with the roasted ones just to be easy on her, and she loved them. We also had beef wagyu tartare, and it was exquisite (minor nitpicking: would’ve preferred more beef). We went with the lasagnette for the second course. The truffles made that dish excellent. That dish isn’t the most bang for the buck, but the taste made it worthwhile.

Finally, my wife went with the Spinalis, and it really was a prime cut of ribeye as Paul said. She also had the Szechuan Eggplant as her side. I’m not huge on ginger so I gave it a B+, but with the sauce, that bumped it up to an A-. For my entrée, I had the seared diver scallops, and they were the best I’ve ever had. Paul gets top marks for that suggestion. It really went well with the bacon borracho beans and fries (with béarnaise sauce) that I chose for the side. For drinks, my wife and a syrah, and I had a Shiner because, well, she married a brown redneck apparently.

To top it all off, we had a really pretty anniversary chocolate brownie sundae. It was a nice capper on the whole evening. My wife looked like a kid in a candy store the whole time, and that’s all a guy could want. I really like how the menu offers a little bit of everything without making a proletariat like me feel out of place. We couldn’t have had a better experience.

Oh, and they decided to make us fatter by offering us a complimentary box of ginger doozies as we left. Thank you, management and staff.

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Steve
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. The New Years prix fixe menu was outstanding and the execution could not have been better. Probably the best overall meal we have had at the SOG. Hats off to the chefs and staff. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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JeanetteS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the variety and exceptional preparation of the food. This was my third visit, can’t wait for the forth!

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Drew
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from top to bottom. Matthew and Michael gave us world class service. The food and drinks were incredible.

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

It was great! Food and service was amazing!!

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I absolutely loved the time we spent here. Being stationed overseas and eating a lot of sea food I can say this was hands down better than I could have imagined.

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amyamy
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with romantic ambiance, and excellent food and service.

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vipMugsy
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, this restaurant is delivering top quality food and service! Have dined many times but never on a Sunday, which can be an off day for many restaurant Chefs and key employees but there was no loss in service or food quality... we had an excellent evening and everyone enjoyed the meal.. my only comment would be the menu seems a tad bit fish and steak based compared with prior offerings... wine list is still exceptional with very reasonable prices...

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Deaadoit
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING. The customer service is INCREDIBLE. The ambiance is SO INVITING. Honestly, this was one of the best restaurants I've been to since the start of the pandemic. Our waiters were accommodating, thoughtful, and knowledgeable of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Sat at the bar for dinner. Will do it again as soon as possible

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second year in a row to celebrate my husband's birthday here! We absolutely love the food and the staff are always so kind and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitchell was our server and he was so pleasant, helpful and fun. Food was served hot and in a timely manner without rushing the experience. The space is beautiful and romantic.

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ReynaldoM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend of mine was raving about State of Grace after his first visit so I had to give it a shot. As I walked in I was greeted and was really digging the ambiance of the restaurant. We had lunch time reservations on Friday and took advantage of the $1.50 oysters available from 1-6. Believe me these are some of the freshest and best tasting oysters out there. I could not pass up the hushpuppies which are outstanding! We had the NY Strip and the Octopus which were both very delicious. Excellent service from the get go and throughout our meal. Will definitely be back.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and we were served by the staff from beginning to end in a lovely manner. We will return.

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 1955 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.