I’m back, it’s been awhile since I’ve shared a blog post. I needed a minute to gather myself and adjust as life has become extremely busy. I have two basketball athletes in the house as well as them and their social calendars. They are keeping us busy. For my faithful readers and followers, I know that many of you have noticed that I don’t write about a lot of restaurants anymore.
I still dine out but I realized that I am giving free advertisement to restaurants by doing blog post. Though I don’t mind and I love sharing restaurants on the blog. Not all warrant a blog post. I have decided recently I will only share restaurants that I absolutely love or are restaurants that are worth the experience to dine at.
This is something I battled with for a while because it wasn’t what I’ve done in the past, but the busyness of life has made me have to adjust.
State of Grace is one that I feel is worth sharing. My husband and I attended a Family conference a few months ago called Kingdom Legacy with Dr. Tony Evans and his family. An awesome conference if you are able to attend in the future.
Before checking into our hotel we stopped in for lunch at State of Grace. State of Grace has the vibe of a neighborhood restaurant that you are meant to come in and stay awhile. Enjoying delicious foods and drinks with friends and family. The restaurant was really nice. We were seated and quickly began perusing the menu.
I ordered a mocktail to start. They have spiritless drinks which I loved. Believe it or not in this day and age there are still restaurants who don’t have mocktail options.
The mocktail was beautifully presented and very tasty.
The waiter arrived with fresh made crackers with hot sauce. Pretty good.
We started with the Deviled eggs. The deviled eggs were topped with Country ham, crabby spices and chives. Really good.
The roasted oysters were delicious. The oysters were topped with brown butter, salsa matcha and crushed peanuts. The oysters were superb.
We couldn’t leave without trying the Gumbo. Let me tell you this was some of the best gumbo that we’ve ever eaten. Wow. The Gumbo was made with Smoked chicken, sausage and saltines. Incredibly delicious.
Now for the entrees, I tried the Gulf Catch. This dish was a crispy piece of Salmon topped with caperberry which includes fresh herbs like green onions, parsley and capers. Finished with fresh citrus. The cook on the fish was spot on. But the dish lacked flavor and was too acidic. I believe they can do better to pair the fish with a different garnish or to compliment this dish. This was the only dish we didn’t love.
My husband tried the Papparadelle Pasta. Made with homemade pasta and a beef cheek bolognese topped with fresh cheese. Yummy goodness.
Overall State of Grace was incredible. The food was amazing. Each dish was served with great thought and to perfection. Gorgeous plating on each and every one of the dish. The top dishes was the Gumbo and the oysters. The service was decent.
On the way out there were some amazing complimentary cookie sandwich that are homemade and were perfection. A sweet finish to lunch.
State of Grace is located at 3258 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX. 77098. The Hours of Operation are Dinner – Monday – Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Lunch – Wednesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Brunch – Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.