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
This was my first time dining at Grace's ...
This was my first time dining at Grace's and it will not be my last. The food was very good and seasoned nicely. The dining area has a old fashioned look and feel to it but it works for the restaurant. The prices are worth it for the meal sizes and for the area it's in.
We enjoyed our meals and our server Aaro ...
We enjoyed our meals and our server Aaron. The calamari was outstanding as was the rest of the meal. At weekday lunchtime the restaurant was noisy and crowded, but the food was so good, we will return and recommend.
The food is amazing. My biggest problem ...
The food is amazing. My biggest problem is deciding what to order because I want everything on the menu. If you're thinking of trying Grace's you'll want to do it twice. Once for brunch and once again for lunch or dinner.
Nice anbiance and quality service. Howev ...
Nice anbiance and quality service. However, the food could be more proportionate to cost as well as seasoned better . Overall, Grace's was a decent experience . Definitely, there is better in the immediate area that gives more bang for your buck .
We enjoyed our dinner exceptionally. Th ...
We enjoyed our dinner exceptionally. The food is excellent, plus large servings for the price. Ben was our waiter -- very friendly and helpful. The night was a homecoming night, with two large parties in the back, but our food and service did not suffer. It is always a pleasure to come.
Excellent from start to finish! Celebrat ...
Excellent from start to finish! Celebrated my birthday brunch with group of seven. We were seated promptly (once everyone arrived). Fast, friendly service. Food was hot (and delicious), drinks were cold. Highly recommend on all accounts.
First time at Grace's and we were very p ...
First time at Grace's and we were very pleasantly surprised. This was a pre-theater dinner so we did not have a lot of time to spare. The service and food were both excellent and prompt, enabling us to make our show with plenty of time to spare. We will be back and next time for a longer more relaxed evening.
This was my second visit to Grace's . I ...
This was my second visit to Grace's . I am from Atlanta and was introduced to it during a visit with my sister. On my visit this time, I asked if we could return. The first visit was for brunch, the second one for dinner. I was pleased on both occassions and wish that there was a Grace's in Atlanta. I love the frozen mimosas!!
We really enjoyed our recent visit to Gr ...
We really enjoyed our recent visit to Grace's! Everything we ordered was superb and our server was spot on when making suggestions! We had made our reservation and when we arrived we were offered the available spots for two (open kitchen or in bar area), or we could wait another 5-10 minutes for a dining room table to get up. We are easy going and I chose the bar area even though it seemed busy. The chairs were so comfortable I no longer cared! Ha!
I enjoyed the wine list but they do not provide a cocktail list, just a completely stocked and open bar. Matthew was our server and he was very considerate and fun even though we had questions and couldn't make up our minds!
We settled on a cup of gumbo, house salad, the stuffed poblano, fried chicken, and that was that.
The gumbo was dark and had the perfect amount of spice. My husband enjoyed the salad so much he said he could have had a larger one as an entree. It looked divine! Not your average house salad.
When our entrees arrived, our eyes sparkled because everything looked so amazing! Both dishes were huge!
Hubby tore into the fried chicken and I even got to snag a couple bites. Really nice seasoning and very moist just how fried chicken should be! My stuffed poblano was AMAZINGLY just like Matthew said it would be. Every single bite had so much flavor! Shrimp and crawfish, delicious rice and cream with the perfectly done pepper... So good!
We both had some to take home and then we decided to try a dessert.
I had the Godiva freeze, perfect light tasty way to end a meal although for the price I would have enjoyed it being slightly larger. My husband had the bread pudding with coffee and said it was wonderful, as well.
We were so delighted and enjoyed everything so much! We will probably order the sundae to share next time. ;)
We really enjoyed Grace's. They have man ...
We really enjoyed Grace's. They have many "comfort" dishes on the menu. The food with well-spiced with a pleasant kick. The servers are attentive even when the restaurant is busy. Parking is easy with the adjacent free parking garage. We will definitely be back.
The outside patio was beautiful and cool ...
The outside patio was beautiful and cool considering we live in Houston and it was the tail end of Summer. The food was great, but one dish was unexpectedly spicy. The wine was great and the desserts amazing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for date night or a special occasion.
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