Restaurant Revisited: Saving Grace at Grace’s Place Bagels and Deli

by in Shows, June 4th, 2014

Robert Irvine“We just got ourselves in way over our heads,” Grace Tutak said of her and her husband, Eddie, both owners of Grace’s Place Bagels and Deli. The financial ambiguity of the restaurant and the significant debt they’re facing had put a strain on their marriage, and they were in dire need of Robert Irvine‘s help. “Ed and Grace are both responsible for the failure of the restaurant,” Robert admitted, and together with his Restaurant: Impossible team, he overhauled Grace’s Place and attempted to repair Grace and Eddie’s relationship in order to give their business a second chance at success. Read on below to hear from Grace and find out how her eatery is doing today.

Sales at Grace’s Place have remained steady since the show, and Grace says that “the customers love the new decor.”

Customers were sorry to see some of their beloved dishes had been taken off the menu, so the list of offerings now features some of its original items, plus plates that Robert created. Still being featured are the French Dip, Muffalatta Sub, Fresh-Cut Fries, Cinnamon Bun Sundae and the Minestrone Chicken Matzo Ball Soup, according to Grace.

About her own role at the restaurant, Grace says, “I have taken control and I am being calmer. I am looking forward to taking some culinary classes someday.” She adds that her employees respect her more now, and that their relationship “is more professional.” Grace notes that her partnership with Ed “still has its good days and bad, but [there is] definitely way less fighting.”

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Georgia Boy Cafe (November 20)
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Comments (64)

  1. FlaglerBill says:

    I went to Grace's Place with my beautiful wife. The place is clean and smells good. We were seated immediately and the service was wonderful. I had a bagel with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, home fries and a few cups of outstanding coffee. I was also able to steal a bite or two of my wife's pancake and a little bacon. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS. I intend to eat there frequently and recommend them to everyone!

  2. sossie228 says:

    Stopped by Grace's Place today for the first time and I was pleasantly pleased by everything! The service was great the food came to the table quickly and hot. I had The Little Breakfast which was very good, Got to meet Grace and spend a few minutes with her. If you are looking for a great place to have home made food breakfast or lunch you have to give Grace's Place Bagels & Deli a try!

  3. Scott says:

    What colors did you use in there I really like them

  4. Fritz the Cat says:

    I love how hard you have worked to rid my comments…..But you know I speak the truth….. You can't hide from the truth GRACE……LOL……… BTW I love writing on craigslist

  5. Fritz the Cat says:

    WOW…… you have heard of the Bill of Rights…….. FREEDOM OF SPEACH

  6. Dee says:

    My friend and I ate at this deli for lunch about a month ago after she told me Robert and his team had been there. I was very disappointed in the service and the food. We got there and ordered – 4 tables including a table of 8 were seated after us and served before us. After about a half hour our waitress came and asked us what we had ordered and told us to forgive her – she was Polish and from Brooklyn???!!! When the food came out, it was disappointing. The manager ( I guess) came and apologized but really it took almost an hour to get lunch in a deli – sandwiches. I was on a lunch break from work and will not come back.

  7. jennebug says:

    I heard the state closed them down for one day

    • eric says:

      You heard??? You’re posting an unsubstantiated rumor about a business that’s trying to get their feet under them? That’s just plain mean. The state does not close restaurants for a day.

  8. Bert kleineneberg says:

    I under stand it's closed now and boarded up what happened

  9. From Palm Coast Florida says:

    Saw the show last week and stopped in to try Graces place – it is closed with a State of Florida health form displayed on the door that says the building has issues ….. really disappointed

  10. eric says:

    alot of people helped with the renovation of graces,unfortunatly after about a month the service was back to being poor, the food was back to being par at best. And due to the fact that grace refused to do anything about it, the health dept closed them down due to a very bad rodent infestation. Its her own fault. When your stubborn and dont want to change. Thats the out come.

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