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Grace's, Houston, TX

Grace's

4.7
4.7
3456 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
When owner Johnny Carrabba set out on his next restaurant venture, he knew his vision would include the fond memories he had of his dear grandmother Grace Mandola. Grace, also known to the family as Mama, was a Sicilian woman born to immigrant parents in Louisiana. She had a flair for cooking, hospitality, and deep faith.

She was known to make bread from scratch every Saturday for her legendary three-hour Sicilian Sunday lunches; and, her newly established family roots in Louisiana added interesting flavors to her home cooked meals. The entire Mandola family, including her five children and fourteen grandchildren, was regularly greeted in her home with smells of warm bread, well brewed sauces and homemade soups. It was around her table that her family learned the true meaning and value of relationships, friendships and good food. These memories are realized when one walks into Johnny Carrabba’s new restaurant, Grace's.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 728-6410

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, our private dining space is an intimate and inviting space accommodating up to 45 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ana: (855) 972-4313

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Cross street

    Branard

  • Parking details

    We offer complementary valet as well as an adjoining four-story parking garage for our guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    American

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  1. SZ

    SuZee

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the HRW lunch and it was excellent. The shrimp and crab cocktail had nice pieces of both in a spicy sauce and served in a small tortilla bowl. The potato dip was sizable and very tasty as well. We tried different soups and salads, all good. The seafood gumbo had a really nice dark roux base that added depth to the flavors. Two of our party had the roast pork and thought it was very good. The wagyu burger was huge and done beautifully to order, just be careful to ask about what condiments it comes with in case you don't like some. The kale salad was fresh and full of fruit, nuts and feta cheese that added a delightful tang. Our waiter, Andrew, was a gem, answering many questions, giving us the story of the restaurant for those who hadn't been before and was always available without hovering. Great overall experience. The noise level is rather high, so keep that in mind.
  2. NM

    NakiaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the service was great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Corey & Arabi are an amazing duo! I had some small issues with my meal but they were both really helpful with fixing that quickly!
  4. DB

    DBuck

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Very good southern food but pricey. Not 100% sure the price is worth it.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved it wonderful food and service❗️❗️❗️
  6. D

    Dedric

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and our Waiter was excellent! Our only issue is just getting a table on a Saturday or Sunday!
  7. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is efficient and waiters are personable. The food was scrumptious. The fish cocktail and gumbo were delicious and the burgers are great too.
  8. DO

    DeanO

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time for dinner! Excellent service with BeBe (sp?). The restaurant was very busy but she was delightful! Special thanks to Nancy at the front desk who was able to find a table in the bar. Food is always delicious and we will definitely be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Best comfort food you can get inside the loop.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing as usual. Never have an issue here.
  11. DM

    DougM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location. Great service and staff. Incredible food.
  12. TC

    TaraC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cornbread is addictive. All of the sides are delicious. I haven’t tasted anything that wasn’t good here. I absolutely love the bread pudding.
  13. DK

    DanielK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff. Fabulous corn bread. Pot roast, Southern fried pork chop, grilled chicken breasts, banana pudding & bread pudding were all excellent.
  14. j

    jenniferb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great! Server was fun and helpful. I will de be going back! thank you Grace's
  15. AW

    AnanesiaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I brought my friend for her B'day. It was her first time there and we both thoroughly enjoyed the lunch! I forgot it was Restaurant Weeks. The menu offerings were great at a great value. The shrimp & crab (campenchena) was delicious, as was the Cornbread, tortilla soup, and Maw Maw's Pork Roast. I haven't been to Grace's since before the pandemic and it is still a great place with great food. The service was excellent! We need a Grace's in The Woodlands!! ❤❤
  16. PL

    PatL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Grace's for HRW lunch on Wednesday. Full dining room, but our table was ready when we arrived. Super waiter, Jhamal. Food was delicious and huge servings. Thank you packing our leftovers to take home. Loved valet parking. And it is a beautiful restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. The food, ambiance, service, everything. But to take it a step further, our server, BB, was outstanding. She was kind, attentive and professional.
  18. h

    harryr

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and good food
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous. Convention all day, really hoping we were not going to have to wait long and the service was perfect!! We were served in a timely manner and the food was fabulous!! Highly recommend Grace’s!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waiter! Food was AMAZING! Great date night!
  21. MW

    MakedaW

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    HRW Experience - My friends and I came here to celebrate a birthday. The shrimp and crab lump appetizer was delicious and so was the Sweet Peach Tea (it is a cocktail featured for HRW). The gumbo did not do it for me, it didn't taste authentic. The shrimp etoufee did not taste like etoufee at all, even though it was good but just not what we were expecting. The Sock It To Me Bundt Cake was so good! Definitely homemade and warm when served! And did mention the Sweet Peach?!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!!
  23. SM

    StaceyM

    Houston

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Outstanding service. Always a wonderful experience.
  24. BF

    BrianF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great. Service was poor due to bad communication among servers and kitchen.
  25. C

    Cilla

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a Nice outing with friends, and HRW was good!
  26. E

    Evans

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tortilla soup and Philly cheese steak was my favorite. My husband had the chicken fried chicken with black eyed peas and mashed potatoes and he liked his a lot as well.
  27. S

    Sheridan

    Houston

    98 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not our best trip to this usually great place. The waiter was wonderful. The food was mediocre at best. The sprouts were old and overdone. The pork bits as appetizers were hard. Unfortunately, we did not have the time to send both back and wait. Will come again tho
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great as always!
  29. MR

    MRC1

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was wonderful. The food was excellent, especially the pork chop. It was amazing!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went for Houston Restaurant Week lunch and it was amazing! Everything was Amazing!! The Baked Potato Dip was delicious and creamy. Had the Chicken Tortilla Soup and ended up getting a large order to take home as well! Last time I had that good of soup was in Mexico. The Toni’s Kale Salad with grilled chicken was also fantastic. Couldn’t even finish because of the delicious first two courses, but I definitely brought home as well. Will positively be back another time!!!! Oh and the Strawberry Mint Martini was a perfect addition to the lunch.
  31. DL

    DawnL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time there. Love, Love, Loved it!!! The cornbread should remain on the menu into infinity. Went this week...Restaurant Week; and your pre fixe menu was perfect. It gave me a chance to try most of what I'd seen online, that I may have wanted anyway. Those Beef Tips and Gravy tasted like something I'd cook at home. Yum!! My Cousin (it was her birthday) kept asking about the Ravioli Stuffed with Collard Greens and meat from Short Ribs (or Oxtails). Bring that back! I will definitely visit again. Y'all know whatcha doin'. Thank you for a great experience.
  32. f

    foodislife

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greet staff and waiters are exceptional. Food and service are outstanding. Ambiance, parking and location welcoming. Was there for Restaurants Week and the menu did not disappoint. Brava!
  33. MF

    MFood

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious! The service was quite slow and the noise level was very loud. We were seated in a booth near the bar.
  34. A

    Ashley

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark was fantastic! Great service!
  35. GM

    GinaM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great variety of dishes however not very keto friendly. Good wine list. This is not a very quiet restaurant but it's not boisterous either.
  36. TM

    TonyM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    As usual, the meal at graces was good. It is not outstanding, but it is always dependable. The service was very good and the atmosphere was nice and quiet. For some reason, baked potatoes are no longer an option as a side.
  37. B

    Beagleme

    Houston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday lunch
  38. OS

    OctaviaSM

    Houston

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the food, drinks, prices, Wait staff and the ambiance.
  39. S

    Sunshine

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Did not like the atmosphere. It use to be a high scale restaurant, but it is no longer that. The dress code has changed.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great waitress

FAQs

Grace's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 728-6410.

Grace's is rated 4.7 stars by 3456 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Grace's

3111 Kirby Drive Houston, Houston, TX 77098

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Branard

  • Neighborhood

    Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer complementary valet as well as an adjoining four-story parking garage for our guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (713) 728-6410

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, our private dining space is an intimate and inviting space accommodating up to 45 people.

  • Private party contact

    Ana: (855) 972-4313

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