State of Grace

4.8
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$31 to $50
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 23rd birthday here with my family. Everyone had an amazing time. Our server was very informative and had great recommendations and the food was beyond expectations!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service

RL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we were greeted by the valet to the time we left we felt valued. Dominique took such incredible care of us and made us feel like we were a part of his family. Every bite of dinner was impeccable. The cocktails were a sip of perfection. Take the leap and try the octopus! It IS the best in Houston. The corner booth we were in was a little uncomfortable at the feet, due to the table post, but the food, drinks, atmosphere and service made up for that.

BK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best in town if you are looking for taste and service

AC
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. From the moment we were greeted, we were so very pleasantly surprised by how welcoming and charming -not only the hostesses- but many of the servers were. We were a party of four, celebrating a birthday. Our server -a young lady, sadly I cannot remember her name- was absolutely delightful. Not everything we ordered was great, but we did love the scallops, the oak roasted oysters, the deviled crab cakes and the tuna crudo. We did not like the Queso Oaxaca (very greasy) nor the Corzetti with clams, which -by the way- is not spaghetti; it is a type of medallion (small discs) shaped pasta, that tasted extremely salty and had no trace -or any taste- of clams. Overall, the food we ordered, including dessert, was great. We will -most definitely- be back, but will be asking more questions about the menu. The drinks were excellent!

l
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

the service was extremely slow, though attentive when they were with us & worked with our dietary restrictions as best they could. we sat for 10 minutes before a waiter came to take drink orders & introduce themselves. the blackened tuna was more like sushi than a tuna steak. i had the mahi mahi was nothing special. the Brussels were okay. the wedge salad had a nice presentation but taste wise was very basic. even for a lower price point I won't be going back though the ambiance is nice. i asked the bartender if he had real lemonade (as opposed to minute maid) & he seemed put off, said everything was real.

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great waitress and ambiance. Little pricey for lunch but definitely worth it!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday. Ir was out first time here and we were treated with warm attention. Our waiter was absolutely amazing (I think her name was Desiree) - she was super friendly and treated the BD girl to a non alcoholic cocktail. The food was divine - everything so tasty and beautifully presented. Great experience all the way around! We will return.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food.

M
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Redfish was delicious!!!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years eve

WM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable New Year’s Eve dinner, nice set menu and simply a great evening

S
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Houston. Excellent service, food, and ambiance.

T
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had to wait over 20 minutes for our reserved table and once seated waiting a long time to be served. Food was very good but I expected it to be excellent for the high price.

K
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it was a perfect ten out of ten. The Blue crab hushpuppies, roasted oysters, and grilled fish (mahi mahi) with sunchokes and chard were excellent. Not one issue. We also shared a Felix cheese enchilada, which was deja vu awesome. Our server, Jade, was friendly, polite, and quite knowledgeable of the menu. I also send my compliments to the manager for the play list. Excellent mix. Go and enjoy this excellent restaurant.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The crab hush puppies were awesome. Everything else was mediocre. The kimchi fried rice was bland and lacked any other taste than kimchi. The chicken biscuit was ok but was not as good as it was the in past. For the price, it was sadly very little food.

SG
Houston
121 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday meal. Dominic was awesome! He made the night special. Octopus, caramelle pasta, salads, scallops... everything was so good :)

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had. Hush puppies are out of control.

DB
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The octopus and redfish are excellent. Service was attentive.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch experience. Service was perfect as we were just enjoying the day. So not rushed at all. Food was perfectly balanced in flavor and texture. Definately will be going back!

AB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Gustavo was wonderful!

B
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch . Harris our waiter was fantastic!!!!!!

RR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular!!

MC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere & food quality.

SN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sunday supper was a disappointment . Ran out of prime entree choices and then entree presentation was as though they ran out of food.. Extremely slow service with many upset customers seated around us.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super accommodating and service was wonderful. We had a large group and kids were present. The restaurant did a fantastic job making it a wonderful dining experience for everyone

C
Singapore
65 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, bartender knowledgeable and helpful and waitress was amazing. The food was awesome, lovely flavors and good size portions.

BD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great decor with a keen sense of style and rustic finesse. The customer service is top notch. They take the comfort of guests extremely seriously and create a vibe of modern luxury. The food is well prepared and flavorful.

SS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time and it was amazing! Will be back’

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the eggnog cocktail!

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

MS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon. Great staff -very helpful/friendly. Great ambience, comfortable, but still special! Very good food. A bit on the expensive side.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food, highly recommend!

L
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Oysters and great service at the oyster Bar.

MB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goose was a fabulous server! Food was delicious! We will be back.

DB
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tuna, mahi mahi and service were excellent.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service with incredible food.

S
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing, from hush puppies to pork schnitzel to snickerdoodle dessert, but noise level was so high, could only hear half of the table & drink service was very slow.

L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic evening, great waitstaff and delicious food! The cookies at the end are really a treat to be savored!!