State of Grace is an homage to the power of recollection, a place drawn from memory and given a proper frame. Like that warm neighborhood meeting place from when we grew up.


While the modern world churns, here is a place where life slows down, stops, and takes us back. Opened in the classic, refurbished Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center, State of Grace is a place pulled from recollections. Executive Chef Bobby Matos strums a jubilant medley of old favorites played with new spice, accent, and freshness: southern, American, Latin, Gulf Coast, German, and Asian.

Welcome to Texas in another time. Game hangs from the walls. An oyster bar moons into one dining room. Elegant lighting colors leather, brick, and wood. Stop by. Say hello. This is a place of business and banter, family and friends. A place where memories are made. Life is about having fun. Being with people you love. And eating good food.

– Ford Fry

Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center in 1950

Lamar-River Oaks Shopping Center in 1950