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.
Houston, TX 77098
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
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.
Grace's has become one of our favorite r ...
Grace's has become one of our favorite restaurants in Houston ... maybe our favorite. Johnny Carrabba and his team excel in food quality/consistency and service. Manager, Lauren Fuller must sleep there because we see her at all times of day and night:) It's a special place and well worth our fifty mile one way trip.
all the food is very well prepared and f ...
all the food is very well prepared and flavorful from all of my visits. For the quality and portion size, this is a value restaurant. It was unusually busy the Friday night, so louder than normal, but still within the "festive" rather than unpleasant category.
It's very nice. Free self parking garag ...
It's very nice. Free self parking garage. Valet parking available as well. Busy Friday night at 7:00 PM. Beautiful dining room. We ate in the bar with booths and can be less noisy than the main dining room. Make an Open Table reservation -- ours was honored immediately. Comfort food. The chicken pot pie and the fried chicken were both very good.
We love the cozy bar at Grace's, it has ...
We love the cozy bar at Grace's, it has a fun speakeasy feel to it. Six of us manage to cozy up around the round booth and pull up a couple of chairs. The food is great every time - comfort food at it's finest with a nice variety to choose from. The cocktails are always perfect and the waitstaff is always personal and friendly.
A very cold day called for a special pla ...
A very cold day called for a special place to brunch with friends. Warm fire, good southern food, all was well until I got the bill. A party of 3 and the server added a 18% gratuity to the bill. The worst part is the server shorted himself, I tip Waaaaaay more than 18%.
There was no mention of automatic gratuity on the menu. I'm offended and won't go back.
The occasion was a birthday celebration. ...
The occasion was a birthday celebration. This was our first visit and we will definitely come back. The food was delicious, especially the carrot cake. Our waiter was very attentive. I also liked it that there was no background music making conversation much easier to hear. I will bring my husband next time.
The food did not live up to the hype at ...
The food did not live up to the hype at all. The chicken was way too salty and the macaroni and cheese with bacon was not prepared with the right kind of cheese. In addition, it was cold in the restaurant and we had an issue with them not wanting to turn on the fireplace we were sitting right next to for fear up upsetting the couple next to us.
We arrived at the restaurant exactly 1 m ...
We arrived at the restaurant exactly 1 min past our reserved time. We ended up waiting 15 min and at that point I told the hostess what was the point of making a reservation if we had to wait this long. She then asked if the 3 of us wanted to sit at a table for 6 rather than wait for the next 4 top.. obviously if we had a reservation, we should have been sat the the next available table rather than them waiting for a group of 6 to come and be seated before us.. we went with the 6 top table and it was fine.. the waiter didn't pay much attention to us at all. He took our order, I had to ask for the bread, and he came back after we were done eating, with the check. I've been here before with a friend who is a usual and we were treated like royalty. This goes to show, they are selective with their good service. The food is always great, that's the only good experience we had.
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