Houston, TX 77098
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.
Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer complementary valet as well as an adjoining four-story parking garage for our guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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.
Grace's Ratings and Reviews
My only criticism is about my greeter. ...
My only criticism is about my greeter. I was greeted and asked to wait until my party arrived. (I had reservations. There were 2 of us and I was waiting on my friend). Other patrons were seated ahead of me, who were also waiting on their other party members to arrive. When the greeter saw that I was observing these other transactions, she offered to seat me.
Despite reservation, they seated us in t ...
Despite reservation, they seated us in the bar room BEHIND THE DOOR!! This area seemed to be designated for Black people as aside for 1 other man at the bar, everyone else was Black. Not good. Ordered ribeye steak medium well but got it well burnt. Took 3 bites and that was it. Should have made a stink but didn't to my regret especially with the bill being so high. Was definitely not a good experience.
Chose Grace's for a business lunch, bas ...
Chose Grace's for a business lunch, based on location and reviews. Was not disappointed. Service was attentive, waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and the menu looked delicious. I had the tuna stack and it was fabulous and fresh. Associates had grilled shrimp dinner salad and the roasted beer salad with chicken. All delicious. Seafood campechana as an appetizer was amazing as well. Would almost have sufficed as a light lunch
A couple of observations/opinions/suggestions:
The brunch menu was included inside the main menu. It was confusing as to whether these items were actually available for lunch or not. Would suggest they remove this insert until the weekend, when it's available.
Second, entree pricing was rather expensive for lunch. Even at nicer restaurants serving lunch, I don't like seeing $28-$35 entrees at lunch. Just my opinion. Cut back serving size (and price) for lunch.
Getting into the driveway /entrance from Kirby is very frustrating. I sat through 3 light cycles just to make turn on to side street. And I was only 2 cars from the turn! Consider signage to route cars to an alternative street to enter. This backup made me 10 minutes late for my reservation.
The calamari appetizer was delicious. Th ...
The calamari appetizer was delicious. They also carry a simple but good wine list, what makes the choice easier. I also recommend the Muga Spanish wine since it goes with most of the food and it's really an impressive red for a good value.
I brought several friends who had not tr ...
I brought several friends who had not tried Grace's before. Everyone in the group loved the food and ambiance. Our server was great until it was time to ask for the check. He disappeared for longer than 20 minutes. It almost put a damper on the evening, but since I am a frequent diner at Grace's, I let it slide this time. I will be back with another friend next Monday. Let's see if the service meets the mark.
The food was delicious. Our waiter was v ...
The food was delicious. Our waiter was very professional and attentive. The noise level inside was pretty bad. The restaurant was 3/4 full but it was so loud. I have teenagers so noise does not bother me but I could not hear my friend talking who was sitting beside me. It is a business lunch spot not a place to visit and catch up. I would definitely order take out or possibly try sitting outside?
Food, as always, was amazing. We hadn't ...
Food, as always, was amazing. We hadn't been there for brunch before and the menu didn't disappoint. The drinks were a little pricey for my taste. There are other brunch spots in that area with much better drink specials. 38.00 for a carafe of mimosas is a little steep. Other locations do 20.00 to 25.00. Would have been nice if those prices were marked in the menu. As I said earlier though, the food was incredible.
Restaurant was great, food was very good ...
Restaurant was great, food was very good, my waiter (Tony) was outstanding. My only complaint is I had a 8.45pm reservation, so why did I have to wait 15 minutes and see somebody who arrived after me get seated. That was the only spoiler.
We waited 20 minutes for our table. We s ...
We waited 20 minutes for our table. We sat in the bar and the service was good. Why is your bar hidden behind a door? Our waiter was VERY overloaded with tables. He tried his hardest but just couldn't keep up. We asked a manager-looking guy for appetizers, then for drink refills.
ABSOULUTLY LOVED IT! TUESDAY I HAD TAKEN ...
ABSOULUTLY LOVED IT! TUESDAY I HAD TAKEN 12 LADIES AND FOOD AND SERVICES WAS ABOVE PAR AND I WENT BACK THURSDAY WITH 5 GENTLEMEN AND STILL ABOVE PAR! WILL DEFINITELY BE RETURN FOR BUSINESS AND PERSONALLY OCCASIONS. STAFF, FOOD, ATMOSPHERE EVERYTHING WAS GREAT
AWESOME!! Meal was delicious... fried ch ...
Meal was delicious... fried chicken very well seasoned and mashed potatoes were creamy and also well seasoned. Food reminds me of home cooked meals and would highly recommend Grace's. Not the traditional Italian Resturant.
Our food was excellent yet again. I had ...
Our food was excellent yet again. I had the Creole Stuffed Chicken Breast which was superb and very well season. My daughter gm had the special of the week which was Seafood Enchiladas and omg it was absolutely delicious also, the taste was amazing. Our waiter was excellent, he was on point and refilled our drinks before it was empty. Highly recommend Graces!!!!
I visit this restrurant on Monday Januar ...
I visit this restrurant on Monday January 16 @ 7:30pm When entering the restaurant I was very disappointed the hostess made me and my family felt if we were walking into a fast restrurant.. I had to ask her to be seated, she ask if I had a reservation which we did because we were there to celebrate my wife birthday.. She acted if she really didn't want to be there however there's was a gentleman at the entry who I'm assuming was a manager he did greet us with a smile..Tye waiter black tall medium built guy was terrible he never ask if we been there before or if we were familiar with the menu, he was soft spoken with no personality did not engage with anyone at the table.. The appetizer was Great!!! and the food was Ok too.. Needs help in the Service area, I expected more from this restaurant..
I truly enjoy dining here, I've never ha ...
I truly enjoy dining here, I've never had a bad experience. The environment is relaxed and comfortable with top notch service. A great place for a business lunch, girls night, romantic evening or a family dinner. Always great service and consistently good food.
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