Guard & Grace

4.8
3167 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Chef Troy Guard’s largest and most exciting concept, Guard and Grace, is a 9,000 square ft. modern American steakhouse located at 1801 California Street in downtown Denver. The sophisticated new space offers private dining areas, one of Denvers largest patios, an expansive raw bar, a wood burning oven and open kitchen.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3167 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly special meal. Bob was an incredible server, shared stories, knowledge and recommendations to ensure the meal was perfect. Will be back.

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Sd357
Denver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff and the food and service was awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 5 year anniversary and we had Madison as our waitress and she was Wonderful!

The food was amazing and we had a great time. Their Somalia was good too! Great experience!!!!! Highly recommend!!!

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Katiekat963
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We came in while staying for a long weekend getaway in Denver, and were so happy with our choice! Our server was great and made the best recommendations when we weren’t sure what sides to get. The local meat and cheese charcuterie was so delicious!!! The grass fed steaks were so perfect that they didn’t need dressed up, and the gnocchi tasted like they came straight from heaven. The only drawback was that it was pretty loud, and hard to have conversation across the table.

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MeghanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had! Recommend the octopus as an app and crab Oscar on top of steak

Guard & Grace
Responded a day ago

Hi Meghan! What amazing words! Thank you.

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Molly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Guard and Grace. The food and wine tasted fantastic and service was great!

Guard & Grace
Responded a day ago

Thank you Molly! We had a wonderful time seeing you!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. The kitchen was so loud my date and I had to yell to have a conversation. The same goes for communicating with the staff.

Guard & Grace
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review. We appreciate both the compliments and the feedback. We do have an open kitchen with tables nearby but would be happy to seat you in a different area next time.

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ChristinaM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great downtown Denver dining experience- excellent service & food. Our favorite dinner while we were on vacation here.

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vipLauraS
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here tonight for our anniversary. I’m a type 1 diabetic and in preparation for our feast, I took way too much insulin on accident. My low hit me really fast and our server Jonathan was right on it, bringing me shots of simple syrup and soda. He also came back to check on us several times. Luckily we learned he is an EMT so I felt like we were in the best hands if something had happened. The food was also AMAZING and we would recommend this restaurant to everyone who is wanting a memorable date night or needing a place to celebrate an occasion. We will definitely be back. Thank you again for such a wonderful night. And thank you Jonathan for everything!

Laura & Sarah

Guard & Grace
Responded a day ago

Laura, we are so happy you felt better quickly, and that Jonathan was able to assist! The genuine compassion Jonathan has for his guests and co-workers is amazing and we are lucky to have him. We are lucky to have you as well and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best steak i have had. Our server Bob was the best, every suggestion he gave us and we ordered was absolutely delicious! Will be back every time I’m in Denver

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Rebecca
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I go to Guard & Grace for his birthday each year. Hands down the best steak we have ever had! Always the best service, and great music too.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Be aware the side dishes are HUGE. You’ll be taking leftovers home (but who is complaining? 😄).

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DesireeD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! We loved it! Absolutely coming back. We recommend to everyone

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vipTXBear
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great for date nights and girls nights! My favorite restaurant in Denver.

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JaMwA
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all the way around. A classy place with quality and genuine fun people who take care of you from the moment you walk in the door. Food is top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic restaurant with wonderful food. Our waiter did a great job. Must go to spot.

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vipKingwood
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday (I was presented with a birthday card signed by the entire staff - nice touch). We were seated almost immediately after arriving and given a table near the back and luckily a little more quite than the main dining room. With a group this large it would have been hard to hold a conversation in the main dining room - so if you're looking for the same ask to be seated in a quiet spot.

The service was wonderful and the menu is great. The waiter was super helpful in answering questions or making suggestions. I did notice that the pricing on the menu provided was higher than the one posted here on Open Table, but we all know that pricing in food these days is getting crazy.

I purposefully made reservations here because they had opened a location in Houston and I hadn't had the chance to go there yet. This experience has me ready to make the drive in to town.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely high quality food and atmosphere, as well as staff.

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JordanTW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing. Our server gave us fantastic recommendations on appetizers and entrees. It was an amazing experience overall.

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Langdini
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Great service, even better food. Our go to place for steak and dynamite sides. See ya next month!

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Jeremiah
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent particularly the Wagyu filet.

Only drawback was a passive aggressive domestic dispute at the table next to us. That can happen anywhere and honestly we got a good laugh out of it and vowed to not grow that nasty to one another as we grow old.

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vipAnnP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, good food. I have ordered the Wagyu New York steak. I was not asked by our waiter if I wanted 4 oz or 8 Oz size. I didn't realized I was given the 8 oz until I saw the itemized receipt. I did not bring it up with our waiter. I was a little disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service and overall, a really nice experience that I’ll definitely enjoy again.

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vipAshleighC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go, go now. We ordered the wagyu tomahawk and it was worth every bite. When you go to a steak house you expect a steak of good quality and to be cooked to perfection — you’ll definitely find that here. Personally, I would have to say the sides were the show stoppers. The gnocchi, which usually I don’t go for, was the show stopper plus the smoky, grilled carrots. Yum! The service was also what you would expect from a higher caliber restaurant — anticipation of needs, flawless service, and knowledgeable. First class!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s 35th birthday

Guard & Grace
Responded a day ago

Happy belated birthday to your son and thank you for sharing it with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, such a wonderful evening. Service was spot on and the everything perfectly cooked.

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MSawa
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the food oh my so delicious. Our server was super nice

JA
JABB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. Not cheap by any means but well worth it for a special occasion

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Skyler
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took my wife here for dinner for her birthday. Great food and service. I docked a point though because they brought us 2 glasses of champagne for her birthday and then charged me for it ($9). It wasnt that big of a deal so I didnt say anything about it, but we didn't ask for the drinks. Other than that though, everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I let them know ahead of time we were celebrating my boyfriends birthday! The whole staff that was waiting on us told us happy birthday and have us a card as well free dessert! Diner was phenomenal everything was delicious our server was beyond amazing , had great menu knowledge!

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Julie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomal attention to detail with everything from the bread to all the sauces and dressings . Halibut didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to come back!

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MCBC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Steak was over seasoned (way too much salt), the sushi appetizer was tough and not a great cut. It was extremely expensive for a subpar steak + appetizer.

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vipLeslieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he loved it! The food is exceptional and the service by our waiter Arthur blew us away. You can tell he loves what he does and he made us feel very special. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food as well as service

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viplittlefoodie
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Michael, we awesome! Food and ambiance was great. First time to G & G. Will definitely be back!

Guard & Grace
Responded on September 3, 2021

LittleFoodie, thank you for the compliments! We love Michael too. Request him next time you are in.

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TishR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambiance, the staff...everything, was simply, wonderful! :)

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GwenW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michael was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He made a great suggestion on an appetizer where we can pick and choose to make our own dish. We did 4 seared scallops with crab Oscar and grilled shrimp and asparagus. Definitely feel special when you come here.

Guard & Grace
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you GwenW! Michael is a wonderful guide to an amazing dining experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was perfect - Arthur made sure of that. Have never been taken care of by such a kind, knowledgeable, and caring individual…everything about our evening was memorable. If COVID protocols weren’t a thing, I would’ve given him a hug at the end of our dining experience, but a handshake was sufficient. I can’t speak highly enough of how great everything was! We will be back, 100%.

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RyleeZ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guard and Grace was a wonderful choice for my fiance's birthday! They go above and beyond to make it feel like a true celebration. Everyone greeted us with a Happy Birthday and continued to make the night special! We would highly recommend, especially for a celebration!

Guard & Grace
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hello RyleeZ Happy belated birthday to your fiance. Thank you for letting us be part of the occasion!

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Micheal
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to go for a special occasion.
Everything was perfect. 👌🏻

Guard & Grace
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you Michael! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Guard & Grace is rated 4.8 stars by 3167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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