Guard & Grace

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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.

Valet available for $10.00 located on 1801 California Street.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to GnG many times. Went last night with my wife to celebrate our Anniversary. When we were shown our table we weren't initially pleased because it was very noisy and we couldn't really hear each other. When our server Lindsey saw that we weren't having the greatest experience (and hearing we where there for our anniversary) she immediately moved us and then worked to make our time there very special! The service at GnG is the very best! Thank you to Lindsey and the staff at GnG for making our evening memorable.

HR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service. Eric was great and so was the sommelier on duty.

D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent which is commensurate with the price. Recommend for a vey nice dinner.

RK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! If you're in Denver looking for an awesome fine dining experience, this is it!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and incredible meal.
Even the bread and butter were special.

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 days ago

We are so glad you had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon.

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D
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A recommendation from a business colleague was spot on for a special evening. From the time we walked through the door we knew we were in good hands.
Service and attention to detail was superb as was every morsel that arrived at our table.
Potato rolls a bonus! Sarah was delightful and the entire staff very professional. Good service without hovering.
Definitely a meal to remember!

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 days ago

neeceeD, Thank you for publishing such a great review. We will pass your feedback to Sarah, she will be delighted ! Hope to see you soon.

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EU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUT STANDING; cocktails, apps and dinner. The Valet was a challenge...hard to see the stand and then know where to park as you wait for assistance.

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you EllenU for the 5 stars rating. We are in the process of improving our valet stand. Hope to see you soon.

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E
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my boyfriend and I’s first visit to Guard and Grace. We had been looking forward to it, and we were not disappointed. We had a large table to ourselves (perks of Sunday reservations), it was quiet in the area we were in, our server was friendly and gave us great recommendations, and we were both very impressed with the portions. When you’re spending a couple hundred dollars on a meal, you expect to be wowed, and we were.
The beet and burrata salad was delicious with 2 large pieces of burrata, and the shrimp for the shrimp cocktail were very big. We each got a 8oz prime filet, and it was one of the best, if not the best, steaks we’ve each had. We finished off dinner with the sticky toffee pudding and it was so worth the uncomfortable fullness afterward!! :) This is definitely our new go-to for a special occasion meal!

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much Erin for taking the time to publish this detailed review. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you soon.

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IG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing going there for my first time! The food was to die for! Will defiantly be going back.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Ismael, We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your first visit at Guard and Grace ! Hope to see you soon.

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect the food and service was outstanding!

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much RandiD for taking the time to publish your honest feedback. We can't wait to see you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing venue

Guard & Grace
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your amazing review.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The service is exceptional. The food is some of the best. We love their wine selection as well. We make reservations for all of our special dinners here, though I’m told that isn’t necessary. We’ll be forever customers so long as the service and food quality stay where they are. We have yet to have a poor experience here. There is even valet parking for $10.. which is well worth it in the colder months as the parking garage is only $6 ... so for $4 extra you don’t have to walk in the elements.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Monicar we can't thank you enough for this detailed and glowing review. We can't wait to see you again. Arnaud

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N
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It has an open kitchen and service area to the dining room so it is very very loud. Definitely not a place to go if you want something quiet. I had the filet and mashed potatoes and should have added seafood as it needed more. Very very delicious. Wine list seemed wonderful but I’m pregnant and couldn’t partake. For sure would go back for wine pairing. Keylime pie was far from traditional but worth it. Very good. More affordable then other steakhouses we’ve been to.

Guard & Grace
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Nells for taking the time to publish your feedback. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Hope to see you soon.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was great but they forgot to bring one item out. Otherwise very great experience

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 15, 2020

Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you soon.

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WC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day. The cider was stale, the entree came before our oysters. But the food was great and the server was very apologetic and bought us dessert. I know it’s a busy night for the restaurant. We still enjoyed it but just needed everything to be a little more spaced out and brought in order.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very good food.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to publish your feedback. Hope to see you soon

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JG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Overall a very disappointing experience.
The atmosphere is LOUD! It's almost impossible to have a conversation with someone you are with unless you are sitting shoulder to shoulder.
Over-priced for the service you get. Nothing special or impressive about their wait staff. Aloof at best.
Ordered the Tuna sashimi- very good.
Ordered Cesar salads- both of them came with tomatoes and avocados in them... ummm what?? Very odd.
The shallot butter that came out with the rolls was excelled. As well as the ice cream pallet cleanser, very nice touch.
I had the Sturgeon- I was happy with my meal. My Husband ordered a steak medium well. Came out very well done. How and why does that happen when you are buying $55 for a steak? Like I mentioned, disappointing.
We were really looking forward to Guard & Grace as we have heard many good things about it and frequent many of the upscale steakhouses around the Denver area.
We will not be back.

b
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience as always. Exceptional service, delicious cocktails and mind blowing food. Spend the money. It’s well worth every penny.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you so much for this glowing review ! Can't wait to see you again !

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!❤️❤️❤️

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 15, 2020

We ❤️ your review !

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently good, but not a fan of the arrangement and seating. Noise level is always a bit too much and takes away from it feeling as upscale as it should. That said, nice after work or lunch stop.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you Jason for your nice review. Hope to see you soon.

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CL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the ambiance was fantastic. Definitely one of the better steakhouses in Denver.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you Chris for your kind review.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 5th time dining here and it keeps getting better! We are locals and we enjoy bring our out of town friends as it’s quickly become our favorite spot to dine. The service is the best I’ve ever had. Last night we had Nate and he was awesome. Ask for him and you won’t be disappointed. He gave wonderful recommendations on the food and wine. Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection. This restaurant knows how to deliver a memorable dining experience. We will definitely be back!

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 13, 2020

We are so pleased to read that you had great time with us. We will make sure to share your review during our daily pre shift meeting. Hope to see you soon.

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CG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dinner was fantastic. Our server was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable. Great evening.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you so much for thIs great review !

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C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicous food and great service. Enjoyed the attention to detail. Will definatley be coming back.

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 days ago

Many thanks for this great review ! Hope to see you soon.

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NB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for any special occasion or get together!

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 13, 2020

Many thanks for the nice review.

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NJ
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristie was awesome and attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious and we loved the 4 oz steak on the menu. Would highly recommend this restaurant to others who are conducting business meetings.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you NancyJ for taking the time to publish your feedback. We will make sure your review with Kristie, she will be delighted. Hope to see you soon.

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FS
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the service and the food were outstanding.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for the nice review FrankS.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and the food was outstanding and we live in NYC! Would go back every time we are back in town

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 15, 2020

From a former New Yorker to actual New Yorker, thank you so much !

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for the outstanding rating !

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancé and my first time at Guard and Grace and we loved it. All kinds of people, formal and relaxed, and everyone was kind. The only complaint would be the noise level was high and we had to request to be moved to a side room that is much quieter. Otherwise, it was wonderful. The food was out of this world.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to publish your feedback. Hope to see you soon.

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Everything was great. Food, drinks, and service. I've never been one to splurge on steak, but this is THE place to do it. It was so good that my wife and I just say there and laughed (with joy).

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 9, 2020

We are so pleased to read that you had great time ! Hope to see you soon.

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JS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you JamieS for taking the time to publish your feedback. Many thanks for the 5 stars.

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BR
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect like always. Best steak place in Denver Co

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you so much BrittanyP.

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NM
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great first visit to Guard and Grace. Excellent food and wine list! Highly recommend

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for this amazing review ! Hope to see you soon.

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here twice in the 45 days. Both times the food was outstanding and the service was great from both our waiters and sommelier. They provide a great experience. If you like fine dining, Guard and Grace must be on your short list.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi DaveS We are thrilled to read that you had great times with us on two different occasions ! Thank you so much for this glowing review. Hope to see you soon.

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RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seems like they tried too hard with the steaks, not worth the cost in my opinion.

EH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite spot for Anniversaries and Birthday celebrations! The food is exceptional as well as the service.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you so much ElisabethH for this amazing review. Hope to see you soon.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you Steven !

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

G&G was great but the manager needs to chill. Had a res for 4 and we were at our hotel 1 block away from the rest & as we were leaving 4 of our friends asked if they could join us. I said why not try. So at arrival I greet the hostess & explain I’m sorry for even asking, I know it’s busy, we have 8 and not 4, were willing to wait at the bar for as long as necessary if they could accommodate us. If not we understood. The hostess politely said we’re in luck, a table for 10 is getting their bill and would be ready in 20 minutes! We thanked her a ton and went to the bar to order drinks to celebrate. Then I get stopped by Angry Manager (AM). In the rudest way AM says “you should have called before to let us know” and I say “I’m sorry, I didn’t know they would be coming...” and AM interrupts “I don’t care, if it’s 10 minutes or 2 minutes, you always call” I said “oh sorry” and walked away to avoid conflict. There was no reason to do that. The situation was already handled. AM just saw we were happy to get in and was determined to rain on our parade.

Later we’re seated and having a great time, decide to take a picture. So we look for someone to take it. Who walks past? AM! We politely ask if he would take our picture. AM responds “No! Have your server or someone else take it” AM seriously said no to the table racking up a $1,500 tab. We sat there astonished as AM ran off.
A woman dining noticed from across the restaurant said “did he really just say no to taking your picture?! OMG I’m so sorry, I can’t believe he said that! I’ll take it” For righting AM’s wrong we got her table dessert on us.
So instead of the memory being about a great time at a great place with great steaks, apps, and etc. the memory sticks of how rude AM was to us and how determined he seemed to want to bring us down.

A
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal. I only wish they had a separate dining area separate from the bar. The noise level because of that area was ridiculous.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you for the nice review.

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