State Of Grace
If you have any particular feelings about walls covered in hundreds of mounted antlers, it’s possible you’ll really love State Of Grace, a fancy Southern restaurant in River Oaks. Everything here is over the top, almost Antebellum-adjacent, in true Southern fashion: high ceilings, crown molding, massive drapery. The food can feel over the top, too, with massive seafood towers dripping in oysters and crab, or fresh pasta mounted with octopus or wagyu carpaccio. This spot works best for a date, dinner with the family, or an oyster Happy Hour quickie.
photo credit: Julie Soefer