State of Grace
Grace is the best of local fusion—Southern, Gulf Coast, Latin, German, Asian—all well executed in a stately Texas-chic setting. The simple-sounding butter lettuce wedge salad proved anything but, draped in a tangy Green Goddess–style dressing with herbs, pistachios, pecorino, and seasoned croutons. Pansotti pasta, stuffed with fresh corn in a zippy jalapeño-butter sauce, made a hearty, shareable option. Equally fine was the gently grilled swordfish with coriander butter and trout roe. Help yourself to the superb cream-filled ginger cookies on the way out—a genuine Southern touch.