Guard & Grace

4.8
1596 reviews
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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 Denver's largest patios, an expansive raw bar, a wood burning oven and open kitchen.

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was phenomenal. Staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free options, which there were a ton of!

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the staff to the food, everything was amazing. Our server was personable and you could tell she enjoyed working there.

The steak here is by far the best steak I’ve had, it has a great flavor and perfect temperature. We also had the Wygu bone marrow which was amazing!

You have to come to Guard and Grace at least once, it’s an experience that can’t be missed.

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PV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was amazing, and I hope to return in the near future. My only issue was the size of the sides. I did not expect them to be the size of a meal on their own. However, after gaining this information I understand that you only need one or two at max. Instead of four for a party of four.

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SC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a casual dinner to celebrating a special occasion.

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GP
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guard & Grace was a wonderful experience. The food and service was wonderful and I would definitely return for another experience.

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best rib eye I have ever had. Everything else delicious also. Will definitely dine there again. A bit pricey but well worth it!!

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AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an all around excellent restaurant. It exceeded my expectations on food and service.

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ED
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to restaurant in Denver - staff are amazingly considerate and food is always wonderful

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The two seating attendants are very unfriendly and unorganized.
Also their inability to get the right party for a reservation makes it pointless to make a reservation.
Ben the waiter was great and the food was good.
However I will not be coming back due to the lackluster reception by the seating attendants upon entering the restaurant.

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SW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious as always. Drinks were the best around. Service is top notch .

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CS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. I went looking for the best steak in Denver and found it. Little pricey but 100% worth. Customer service was top notch also.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! So going to the one in Houston

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1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the oakwood octopus.

Bone in rib eye was superb.

Truffle mac and cheese was outstanding

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was an incredible experience. Everyone was so supportive of each other and the food was awesome. I highly recommend anyone to visit

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RC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I liked Guard & Grace, but I'm not sure I would be back. Not because the food wasn't amazing-- it was-- but because there are other steakhouses I like better. They sear their steaks in something oak which was just not to my taste. I ordered the angus filet mignon, and the cut was amazing and cooked perfectly. But the taste of that oak searing was just too much for me, and because of that I'll likely stick to other steakhouses in the future. My only other small criticism is it had a more casual atmosphere than I was expecting, and was just a little too loud. I still think it's worth trying to give yourself a nice treat-- I'm glad I went once at least.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at Guard & Grace, from check-in to table service to food, was extremely delightful and a truly pleasant experience.

My experience was over a business lunch. We had the tuna sashimi starter (which was to die for), and I ordered the grilled chicken salad. The presentation, ingredients, and depth of flavor were all incredible. The environment was also very clean and modern, while also being very inviting.

I’d highly recommend and will absolutely dine here again.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was delicious! I would have liked to see some more creative side dish offerings! I was disappointed with the seating arrangements. I am not a fan of the long booth seating style where other groups are sitting right next to you! When I’m paying that much for a meal I want to have some privacy with my date! Overall I am glad I tried it! The service was excellent and my steak delicious!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we have had in a long time! Everything came out in a timely manner, service was outstanding, food was out of this world, and we cannot wait to come back! Our new favorite spot without a doubt.

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Denver
126 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First and foremost, the service was impeccable. The food was great: grilled crab legs melted in my mouth and the grilled carrots were tasty. However, I always struggle when "steakhouses" can't cook a steak to the exact temperature requested with the first attempt....the steaks were still well-seasoned. Dessert was a nice finish to the meal. As far as the ambiance, the volume of the club music could be turned down or just changed to a different genre altogether. And, as the evening progressed and the grilling intensified, the smoke in the restaurant increased to the point where it was in our clothes/hair and started to irritate our eyes....G&G needs to improve their ventilation system. Overall, pretty happy with our experience and will give it another try.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone loved their food, and the service was impeccable. My new favorite restaurant.

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BO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a prime filet mignon. Best steak I’ve ever had. Saying it was soft enough to cut with a fork is an understatement. My girlfriend had the prime rib. So flavorful. I wish I could eat here every night.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this spot!

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect lunch except they ignore our OT AND follow up call to Molly/Holly requesting a round booth for a business conversation. Seated in the absolute middle round table until one of the Mgrs Heather apologized profusely and sat us at the booth we reserved, 15 minutes later. The Server was so awesome it made up for a rough start.

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CO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I made my reservation thinking it was for Happy Hour and I didn't know that if you sit in the regular dining space, you can't get Happy Hour. It is VERY EXPENSIVE... especially when you think you're getting Happy Hour. Service was great, food was pretty good but again - very expensive. I would go here again but only for HH.

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j
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but not exceptional and rather pricey. Atmosphere was good but the noise level was too high to carry a decent conversation. Service was on par for this type of restaurant.

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were impeccable! Well taken care of from the moment we entered the door.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My husband and I have always been a fan of Guard had we known. We quickly moved past that, but then our service wasn't great. Our waiter was disengaged, and we found ourselves having to make a few requests. It will be a while until we return, super big bummer, seeing that we've been dining here lately for many special occasions...our Anniversary and work Party's. I'm not one to leave a bad review, unless I'm super disappointed.

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s
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guard and Grace was phenomenal. Great drink menu, extraordinary service (kitchen was slow, but they sent out an amuse busche), and great food. Probably my favorite steakhouse in colorado.

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Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the courses we delicious and well presented. Super cool vibe and relatively good value!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice and helpful staff. From the moment we sat, they were cheerful and oriented us to the drink and food menus as well as the wine list (they have about a 1000+ bottles of wine in a cool cellar that you see right as you enter). They achieved a great balance of giving us space and time to chat and think about our drinks. They explained the menu with great detail and answered our questions. Bonus, the steak is a-la-cart, but you can split entree's, you could order 4 oz of prime filet mignon and get half of the salmon entree for example. Overall great experience and I would be back if I lived in Denver.

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great quality food and service. Very appreciative to have an
option like this for an impromptu 9pm mid week dinner. Never felt rushed!!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly staff. Try the bone marrow appetizer, with your main course try the gnocchi with truffle sauce and for dessert without a doubt get the bananas foster cheesecake!!!! Also they randomly gave us a side of their famous chipotle lime smashed potatoes for free which was very generous of them.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mix of cool vibe with amazing food & excellent service!

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D
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was amazing - very knowledgeable about the cuts of meats and the kitchen process. He had very good recommendations and the food vs value was very good. Would come back again.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service every time. Great wine list and one of my favorite steakhouses in the country!

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SD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fabulous - a little hard to hear one another sometimes but not too bad.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was incredible from the food to the amazing waiter we had. My clients absolutely loved it. The toffee cake was so good!!

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KJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar. Service was beyond excellent! The food was amazing!

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BS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The Filet Mignon and Rib Eye were cooked perfectly. We shared the ceaser salad which was the perfect amount for two people as well as a side order of mashed potatoes. First time here, we celebrated my birthday. Expensive (food and drinks) but we knew it would be. I’m worth it. Lol Everything we expected from a top rated restaurant/steakhouse, and then some. The dessert (Banana Foster Cheesecake with their homemade ice cream) topped off the evening.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good but was not one of the best meals we have had. For the higher prices we expected the WOW that wasn't there. The service was impectable and the ambiance were great. Overall we felt like it was more the place to be seen not a foodies paradise.

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