State of Grace

4.9
2347 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

  • New Year's Eve 2021

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Come celebrate the new year with a seasonal prix fixe menu ($125/person) by Chef Bobby Matos with optional wine pairings for an additional $50 per person! 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 2022!
  • Valentine's Day 2022 Prix Fixe Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 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 2347 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delectably delicious, each and every morsel. The waitress was attentive, helpful and conversational. Perfect ambience for sharing with one another. Highly recommend and plan on coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have an amazing experience coming here. Thank you!

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PetraS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely date night and our server Kris (“with a k”) was so friendly, helpful, and elegant, with the perfect amount of suggestions. The food itself was fantastic, we ordered the hush puppies, foie gras, octopus, and a side of the eggplant. The drinks were splendid and the oysters were phenomenal. All in all, we will be returning!

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EstherM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was amazing. Service was on point. Great date night spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a nice place

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VictoriaS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Would absolutely return.

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ddale
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in a good location and with great food. Service was excellent and parking was easy with valet.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was above expectations. Paul (from Tesla) was our server. He was a professional! Did a great job all night. We had a great time can’t wait to come back!

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vipMariaM
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great evening and delicious food!

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vipFredyR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience today. South side from the bar was incredible and the hush puppies were to die for

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SHERIH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food, service and decor all wonderful, highly recommend

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viplonghornval
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at State of Grace. The oysters are consistently the best in the city. The ravioli and swordfish were excellent and the Szechuan eggplant is a spicy delight.

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vipTexasGal
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve been to State of Grace multiple times. and It never ceases to impress. We brought friends with us this time because it’s always stellar. Service, environment, and most of the food was absolutely outstanding as always. It’s hard not to be impressed when you eat your two most favorite things in the first portion of the meal: the bread and butter and the hush puppies! Melt in your mouth good. Our companions enjoyed all the food extremely! Especially the pork jowl and the ravioli. My single complaint was that my own personal dish left a lot to be desired. When I ordered the lasagnette, I expected it to be similar to lasagna! When it arrives and basically resembled Parmesan cheese baked onto a plate, I was a little underwhelmed. Extremely thin layers of pasta, no sauce at all to speak of and dried truffle mushrooms on the top. Just not at all what I pictured.... which would’ve been thick layers, sauce, truffles infused into the dish. Unfortunately, I was still quite hungry when we finished dinner. In the restaurants defense, this is a definitely isolated experience and every other dish I’ve ever had has been outstanding. Just a note to self never to order that again. Otherwise, can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the ambience, service and food at State of Grace. And Dominic is the best! We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, the best Ive had in a while. Very good experience all the way around.

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Abalos99
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent!

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julesw
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was divine and the service was exceptional!!

JA
vipJeffA
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the fresh oysters and had a great time. The service from the moment we walked in was fantastic. My party was incomplete when I arrived so I went to the bar and was quickly served. The restaurant is beautiful and the food arrived quickly and was delicious. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even greater service.

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Steve
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and incredible service (as always). Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s Birthday . Excellent time

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MikeS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, thanks to staff for enjoyable evening. Love those hush puppies and east coast oysters.

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vipAnneP
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

One of my friends who had the ravioli got pretty sick

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ReneeL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. The wait staff was attentive, helpful, knowledgeable, and matched the energy of the restaurant. It was my first time there and I will definitely be back.

JD
JustinD
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food, and service! I'll be back very soon.

JW
JennaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with State of Grace

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vipUpshift4
Houston
21 reviews