State of Grace

4.9
1985 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1985 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SaidaS
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to come and enjoy great food! Love this restaurant!

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viplonghornval
Houston
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. The menu changes seasonally, the food is excellent and the service attentive. Best oyster program in Houston.

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kennitraf
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place for both brunch and dinner. The staff is friendly, professional and always ready to fulfill the guests every whim. Try some of the more offbeat dishes, they may be the best things you've ever tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special place!! Everything is always outstanding!!!

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RobertM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for great food, customer friendly staff and ambience. Loved it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dunch

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Altamit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and environment were amazing. At first we were seated at a table too close to other patrons so other options were shown to us and we found a seat by the oyster bar. We had multiple people check in on us and they were very helpful in helping us customizing our meal to make our own breakfast/brunch. Can't wait to have the best griddle cakes / pancakes I've ever had again here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very polite and welcoming. The morning cocktails, cinnamon roll, pork eggs benny, and cheese grits were excellent. Would highly recommend you check it out.

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GregoryD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great cocktails, oysters, and main plates. Even if you don't normally like oysters, definitely try the roasted oysters. The octopus is also amazing, but you'll want to get a side - I got the broccoli and it was super good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

It was not the best experience, but willing to give it another try!

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vipMonte
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a little slower than what I would expect. Perhaps they were a bit short staffed that night. Overall, I look forward to going back.

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vipJohnd
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff. Dominick was excellent.

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ShelleyB
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and great food. Try new dishes you have never tried before - delicious!

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vipJosh
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are food people. We have made it a regular hobby to try a new restaurant every week. Houston has so much to offer and an impressive level of consistent quality. Well our dinner at State of Grace may have been the best experience we've ever had. The food was incredible. We dined with friends and tried as many items options as possible. Each plate was impressive in its own way. The service was beyond perfect. Our server, Dominic (sp?) was friendly, attentive, and possessed an attention to detail rarely seen these days. Overall, it's safe to say my wife and I have a new favorite restaurant in Houston.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My girlfriends and I thoroughly enjoyed our first time at State of Grace. Michael waited on us and was very knowledgeable about the menu and made wonderful recommendations. We started with a signature cocktail and hush puppies. For our entree, we did redfish, scallops and the butter lettuce salad. All outstanding!! Looking ‘gracefully’ forward to revisiting in the near future. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! Amazing food, fun new cocktails, and a great waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with amazing food, and tremendous waitstaff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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CorrinaB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to get out and have a dining adventure. The food was amazing.

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BillB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, lobster rolls, and crab balls!

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AlexSideris
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 1st time dining at State Of Grace left a great impression. Staff was professional, our Waiter Paul was pracatically telepathic to our needs. Reccomended a cocktail that I loved (southside xtra chilled) Food was superb. We ordered Campechana, Tuna, and Diver scallops. Looking forward to visiting this spring to try their seasonal menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DIVER SCALLOPS WERE AMAZING!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a quick Sunday dinner out. Surprised they had the full menu available since it’s usually Sunday Supper. The 2 of us shared hush puppies (so good!), beet salad, campechana, Red fish on the 1/2 shell. Everything was fantastic. Service was very attentive but not overbearing. Love the ginger snap creme pie cookies they give you when you leave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed dinning here on several occasions, 1st time for brunch , it was very tasty as my 7 yr old stated. Food was great I let him try some new things. Ambiance was very nice ! Service was Superb. Colby was our server , very accommodating! Well be back !

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vipBoom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining for any occasion. Every dish was amazing and the cocktails complimented each meal very well.

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MonicaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful location and service! delicious oysters unlikely I choose a dish to spicy for my taste...

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vipIsabel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Th food was delicious. We got the Hushpuppies and Roasted Oysters for our appetizer and loved both. For dinner we had the Porterhouse steak with Roasted Oak Broccoli and Root Vegetable Gratin also delicious. They make really good drinks too. I loved the Southside Antique and they make a really good Old Fashioned and Buffalo Speedster. Cant wait to go back for Brunch.

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Friofriend
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip. The first, we experienced the seafood entrees and this trip we enjoyed the steak entrees. The only reason I gave 5 stars is it didn't ask for 6. The food is incredibly good. The sides are so tasty and compliment the dishes so well. This is going to be our favorite "go to" for fine dining. PS: the roasted oysters are a must!

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Brad
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent but needs some entrees in the $20-$35 range beyond chicken.

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vipTonyaF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew, the manager, made our dining experience amazing.

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MimiS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Spot for a Special Night Out
We went based on the reviews and were not disappointed. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. The food was outrageously good. We even tried the black rice and loved it! That black rice was a first for us and it was probably the highlight of our dinner. The huge Porterhouse wasn't bad either. Ha ha! All around a wonderful experience.

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HarryP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great!

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MeghanH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to State of Grace for friend’s birthday celebration. Jade was a wonderful server - very attentive to our needs. The cocktails were great. The food was delicious. From the oysters to the beet salad to the steaks to the amazing sides to the sticky toffee pudding, we enjoyed every bite. Wine menu was full of wonderful choices too. Overall a great night out in a beautiful atmosphere. Will be back!!!

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vipDebs
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful restaurant. What more could you ask for?

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place. Great wine list and attentive but not overly service. Loved all the things we tried

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We love the oyster there

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Char
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience for my business partner for our special event. The service was exemplary.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at SOG. Food, service, and attention to detail are well executed on every visit. Our waiter Chris was on his game, as he usually is. Food was out standing, the oysters, the Stracci(wild boar bolognese), the Pansotti(butternut squash ravioli), and the roasted root vegetables were all outstanding. Never had a dish here we haven’t liked.

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viplonghornval
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State of Grace consistently delivers an excellent experience - the food was delicious and service attentive without hovering. One of my favorite houston spots. Best oysters in the city.

FAQs

State of Grace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 942-5080.

State of Grace is rated 4.9 stars by 1985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.