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Guard & Grace

4.8
4.8
4203 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 293-8500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Troy Guard

  • Private party facilities

    Guard and Grace is a modern steakhouse by Chef/Owner Troy Guard, which offers the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood available. Inviting dining rooms and large lounges offer a wonderful place to dine and socialize.

  • Private party contact

    Jeorgette Jackson: (888) 608-1420

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $12 on California St. north of 18th.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,203 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Steakhouse

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

    Notable Wine List

  • Denver

    Special Occasion

  • Denver

    Steakhouse

  • Denver

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Autumn

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had filet mignon (prime cut) and they were delicious! Cooked perfectly to each of our tastes. Lindsay was amazing, helped us with a lost gift card and also got us out the door in time for our concert, yet was personable and provided us with some of her favorites to help us decide!
  2. HZ

    HaleyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Guard and grace was awesome! The food was amazing the only issue is the fave is a steak at medium well when we asked for medium rare. Other than that the service and overall experience was great! Our main entree was taking a little longer than normal so our waitress gave us free cookies and ice cream!
  3. s

    samknows2

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the meal at Guard & Grace. It was a fantastic evening with great service and exceptional food. Highly recommended.
  4. NK

    NicoleK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience! Great service and our waitress was amazing!
  5. CS

    CaitlinS

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our anniversary/engagement celebration and everything. was. PERFECT. Guard + Grace is the restaurant you hold all others up against. They have thought of every small detail and executed it all flawlessly. The staff is top tier, the food is some of the best you’ll eat in your life, and the vibes are immaculate. 10/10.
  6. F

    Foodie

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here before seeing a concert and it was amazing! I highly recommend the hamachi sashimi, wagyu filet, Alaskan black cod (OMG) and the chocolate chip cookies. To. Die. For.
  7. JL

    JustinL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a special event or celebration with very nice extra "touches" on food and service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Kevin, was very professional and helpful in picking food items. We will definitely be returning in the future.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was top notch!
  10. A

    Annon

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Wayyy overhyped… overall ok experienced. Nothing that I’ve never had before… we were looking forward to trying it out as the place has pretty good reviews and is hard to find an open table but we were pretty disappointed. The drinks were amazing and the sushi was great. However, the steak was mediocre. I had the prime cut New York cut and my boyfriend got the wagyu. His wagyu was pretty dry and lacked flavor. My prime cut was good, but I’ve had better steaks at other restaurants. For sides, we ordered the truffle mad, the gnocchi, and Brussels sprouts. The portions were family sides but we wanted to try a little bit of everything. The gnocchi was our favorite, it was recommended by our server and we were not disappointed! As far as the service it was alright. We initially sat in the main dining area but we were seated right by the kitchen and there was too much traffic so we requested a different seat and they sat us in the back room. It was also my boyfriend’s birthday and no special accommodations were offered aside from a sign card from the staff. For the price point, I expected a great dining experience but instead it was literally just alright. I’ll stick to Eddie Vs, Eddie Merlot or Shanahan’s for a good steak and experience. I don’t think I’ll be back unless I’m in the area and want a good cocktail!
  11. K

    Kirsten

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughter’s 21st birthday here. Great vibe. Delicious food.
  12. d

    dond

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, made a special lunch special
  13. E

    Exceptional

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and service was very attentive. Clearly the Best restaurant in Denver
  14. AV

    AVTY

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bob was an amazing server and the experiences overall was simply excellent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was a phenomenal server! Excellent food and atmosphere
  16. JB

    JamesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a special night out celebrating our wedding anniversary this restaurant was perfect in every way. Both service and food was outstanding can’t recommend highly enough.
  17. LK

    LauraK

    Phoenix

    101 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Celebrated a birthday with family. All our entrees were very good except for the pork chop. It was quite grizzly. Our servers were very friendly and informative but the kitchen was a bit slow. The music and noise level was almost too much. We had to shout across the table at certain times during dinner. All in all, it was a good dinner but will probably look for a quieter place next time.
  18. JD

    JustinD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always my go to for special occasions and as always I was not disappointed! Everything was exceptional as always!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Every item ordered was outstanding.
  20. CH

    ChanningH

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    From start to finish this was a train wreck… Had a reservation for 7:30 but wasn’t seated until 7:55. Appetizers, drinks, and sommelier were quite good - tuna & burrata is a must order. Skip the steak tartar, it was a miss in my eyes. Mains & sides were exceptionally bad. It took a very long time to get them and when they did arrive two of three steaks were the wrong temp, sides had sat in the window for awhile, and one was forgotten. Bone-in steaks are served cut which normally isn’t a problem but cooking them up to temp certainly doesn’t work. Rather than send it back and risk waiting even longer we tried our best to enjoy our meal but ultimately couldn’t. For context: We ordered medium rare and received a charred exterior, Pittsburgh blue interior - 1/4 of one prime steak was cold white fat that no one can stomach. Scallops were 10/10 though. Service was so/so. Sometimes it was great, other times it was dismal. All in all, I can’t justify spending $200+ a person and spending another 3+ hours here.
  21. S

    Seth

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, had steak tartare, octopus, charcuterie, ceaser salad, waygu filet, bone in dry aged ribeye, brocolini, mashed, and mushrooms
  22. LL

    LishL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I wanted a good steakhouse dinner on our trip to Denver and Guard and Grace did not disappoint. The service was impeccable - from recommendations to overall attentiveness - and the food was unmatched. We have been to quite a few steakhouses in cities on the east coast and this meal matched or surpassed all of them. 5 stars.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. This is our go to restaurant for our anniversary.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday meal. One of the best meals I’ve had. I know it’s a steakhouse and the steak was delicious and cooked perfectly, but the cod was AMAZING. And the cookies are phenomenal.
  25. NB

    NikkiB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute reservation for an Anniversary dinner. Food was incredible and a great mix of traditional (steak) with options for different sides and appetizer. Everything was delicious! Service was wonderful and they acknowledged our anniversary with a very sweet card and gratis two-bite dessert. Restaurant is lovely inside.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Wanted to try this place out because I heard good things but I could not of been more disappointed. We had a party of 6 inside and we were all extremely warm, so that was uncomfortable to start out with. Our server, Juan, was not attentive and would disappear for 20+ mins at a time when we wanted to order another round of drinks. The server did not explain anything on the menu and was not helpful with recommendations or suggestions, and didn’t explain portion sizes on the sides so we ended up ordering WAY too much. Restaurants in this price range NEED way more attentive and engaging servers because he made our overall experience very poor! Now on to the food.. the steaks were just subpar. We’ve been to a lot of nice steakhouses in major cities and this was one that we will never recommend. Our broccolini was cold and undercooked, the truffle Mac really lacked flavor and was not what we were expecting. They also didn’t comp my husbands birthday dessert which was annoying. Our food also took an outrageous amount of time to come out. We were in the restaurant for about 3 hours. The only thing I would return for would be a drink at the bar, because they do have a great cocktail and wine menu. Otherwise, take your money to Shannahans, or Eddy V’s!!!!
  27. SR

    SteveR

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Fantastic
  28. N

    Nyxx

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our engagement with family. Andrew was a vast wealth of knowledge and took time to explain everything on the menu. Also offered up his suggestions. Overall. We absolutely love this place. It’s definitely not a weekly thing but great for celebrations.
  29. TN

    TimothyN

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and dining experience! Top 5 of the year!
  30. LW

    LisaW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Our server Audrey was outstanding. Great evening. Highly recommend for a special occasion. Superb.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great special occasion - food outstanding! The service was exceptional
  32. TE

    TimE

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a great restaurant! Everything was incredible. The drinks, the steaks, charcuterie. All on point. Highly recommended.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most spectacular dinning experience on Planet 🌎
  34. JK

    JonathanK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall a good experience… top of the list…the rib eye was great. That said, it was ninety dollars. Didn’t really Understand 4 oz and 8 oz steaks for 40 and 50 dollars a La Carte. This is a steak house… we are used to big slabs of prime beef at high prices. Not small cuts for high prices or big cuts for atmospheric prices. Other than that, everything we ordered was delicious. Try the pork chop. It was fab and only $44. One person in our foursome ordered steak and we had no bottles of wine or second cocktails or dessert and the bill was over $400. Expected expensive…not silly prices.
  35. KS

    KellyS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal at Guard and Grace. Service was flawless, food was delicious, and simply a great experience. Now they need to open a restaurant in Austin!
  36. SP

    SofiaP

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had great food and service last week that I came back this time with friends. Great cocktails and service again.
  37. JL

    JenLasserre

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! Food and service were outstanding!
  38. B

    Bubba

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed grilled octopus appetizer! Salads were huge; definitely shareable. Steaks were delicious; enjoyed Brussels, mashed potatoes and gnocchi. Bread was delicious pillows of heaven. Drinks were terrific. Server, Sister, was knowledgeable, friendly and energetic.
  39. DW

    DeeW

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous, the wait staff were outstanding - and fun!! I've already recommended this restaurant to 3 people!!
  40. JG

    JohnG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ended up going solo for dinner. I always choose an upscale restaurant to dine at on my last night in a city. I sat at the bar. The bartenders were phenomenal. My dinner ticket was lost by the kitchen, but I still give them five stars because one of the bartenders recognized the situation and a very short time later my meal arrived. A great experience all around!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Guard & Grace is rated 4.8 stars by 4203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today
Google Map for Guard & Grace

1801 California Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $12 on California St. north of 18th.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Troy Guard

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 293-8500

  • Private party facilities

    Guard and Grace is a modern steakhouse by Chef/Owner Troy Guard, which offers the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood available. Inviting dining rooms and large lounges offer a wonderful place to dine and socialize.

  • Private party contact

    Jeorgette Jackson: (888) 608-1420

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