State of Grace

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

Food and service was excellent. Manager was wonderful also, very attentive

RB
Houston
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always feel a warm welcome when we arrive and have incredible service and truly amazing dishes

I
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. At any time. Any occasion. Always delivers

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

We went for my friend’s birthday and had a great time! The service was excellent and the birthday girl kept saying how awesome the food was. They brought out a sorbet with a candle in it for her. And we got champagne to toast. Overall, an amazing birthday dinner. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Houston.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday brunch

EW
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I did not like the overall experience. The food was ok but the waiter was not attentive at all.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was truly outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants in town.

j
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing dinner here with friends. You must try the hush puppies for an appetizer and OMG... THE REDFISH and Duck Carnitas were out of this world...

S
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Noisy, tables too close together you feel like you’re invading others’ space. Cost is higher than value.

t
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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L
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This in my opinion is the absolute best dining experience in Houston. Every time we dine they out do themselves. The menu is always updated for the season and the service is above anything else in town. And the wine list is second to none.

MB
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great but the pozole I had today was amazing!

SG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Megan, made our first visit unforgettable. It was our anniversary and she provided two flutes of complimentary champagne for us. Warm and accommodating, she, along with the inviting atmosphere, gave us a great experience and reason why we will return. Try the seafood tower and the Barber of Seville cocktail! Impressive and sophisticated place.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

It was my mother 80th birthday celebration , I have informed restaurant in advance . Still, they give us a terrible table near the kitchen however there were empty table available in the better area
Food was mediocre , it was very noisy and music was too loud .
service was late and people were border rude and with an attitude
This place is not recommended

JG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great dinner! thank you for everything, they followed the requests perfectly!

TT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Sunday Supper at State of Grace is amazing. The homemade biscuits are a most.

OT
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! Southern hospitality at it’s finest!

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I’m from South Louisiana and the food was very close to what I know and love about Louisiana cuisine.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and recommendations

JR
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a special occasion with family and friends and State of Grace offered everything we were looking for. Special from start to finish. The food was glorious and so was the service. The cookies they gave us to take home on our way out the door were the perfect finishing touch. We will be back!

NK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We had the duck for 2 and the short rib for 2, and both were actually quite bland. The ribs were described as being marinated in kimchi which I was very excited about, but they hardly had any flavor at all. I wish it had been better.

KL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were top notch from the moment we stepped in the door until we left. Highly recommend that you experience State of Grace for yourselves. Two thumbs up.

TH
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was unexpectedly stuck in Houston for the night. I always look for the most highly rated restaurants from Open and the web. Ergo, I booked a reservation last minute, which wasn’t an issue. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left, my expectations were far exceed.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled oyster awesome Salad awesome will be back thanks

FD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always leave State of Grace with an even better opinion

It was great last night
We enjoyed the octopus, catfish redfish and greens -they were fabulous

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

State of Grace is my all time favorite restaurant. The food is beyond outstanding, the atmosphere is beautiful and I will continue to come back! If you haven’t tried the Chef’s table, you’re missing out!

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food!

NA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going here! The food is always good and the services are always very attentive and sweets.

LF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and attentive waitress loved the service and the food was exquisite

AH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tables and bench are not super comfortable as your feet have to sit on the base. So awkward...otherwise wonderful!

S
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had greens with everything—blue crab claws, summer melon and speck and ahi tuna—which was unexpected, but great. Tuna was buttery and delicious. Greens had a kick from Serrano peppers. Topped with a bottle of Italian prosseco. Desert was tres leches. It was too sweet to finish and not special. Service was good / friendly. He knew the menu well and told us the favorites which was helpful in making choices. Room was very cold and uncomfortable. We were early (7:00), so was probably trying to cool down before arrivals. Room was also very loud and difficult to hear even directly across the table, but that seems to be the norm these days.

TM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I feel like this restaurant started really strong but has lost its way -- both food- and service-wise. The "eccentric" menu doesn't really have any interesting standouts, and the service was slow and listless. Still a beautiful room, albeit a very loud one.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Brunch at State of Grace

HH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I loved the decor and the ambiance. I did not enjoy the seating that was provided. Myself and two of my friends were sat a small round table where they were in the booth portion and I was in a chair that sat in the walkway so it was a bit uncomfortable with all of the through traffic. The food was very okay. I expected the brunch to be better but overall it was okay. Overall I enjoyed the environment but I would not be in a rush to come back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance here is really fun and smart-casual. Lots of natural light, which makes it a great brunch spot. The deviled eggs and hush puppies were really excellent! The service was great, Mark was our waiter and he took excellent care of us. Will definitely be back!

AP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time visiting Houston and State of Grace did not disappoint! Our server Whitney was nothing short of amazing! She was very personable and she made sure my two friends had a great birthday dinner. I especially loved how the entire staff touched the table, helping with all aspects of our dining experience. The crab hush puppies, roasted oysters and Street corn Agnolotti were among our favorites, although everything was delicious! I will be sure to recommend State of Grace to anyone I know visiting Houston

JS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Catherine, was great! She was knowledgeable, efficient, and personable.

CR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought people from Sweden who were about to leave

MR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing wait staff! -Layla was amazing!

MG
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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