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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J
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime filet was one of the best I’ve had, I added a perfectly seared scallop that was so tasty and the service was outstanding. Experience was top notch!

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Responded 3 hours ago

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

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I'll give a run down from start to finish. Valet service was a nice touch. We were created promptly when we arrived and sat quickly. The server was fantastic. We started with some drinks. The Old Fashioned was terrific. One of the best I've had in a moment. The oysters were delicious. I went with the west coast variety. For appetizer we had the burrata and prosciutto which I'd definitely recommend. Then on to the wedge salad. This was just ok as it was a little heavy on the dressing for my liking. Next is where is say I was rather disappointed, the main course. Although the au gratin potatoes we delicious that's where it stopped. The Black Cod was very fishy and not very well flavored. For the price disappointing to say the least. And then there was the prime filet. It was ordered medium and it was almost completely rare and not flavorful at all. I graduated from Pennsylvania culinary school so I'd say I'm a little picky but neither of these mains hit the spot and I would not recommend or order them ever again. My dinner cocktail, the kettle Kettle One and Beet juice with proseco again did not hit the mark. Was almost room temp and not good or refreshing. Would not order again nor recommend. Finally onto the dessert. Amazing! The pear torte/goat cheese cake. Different but just delicious. Overall a decent experience but for $300 I wasn't completely impressed and have had much better meals for half the price regularly. Second time dining here and not sure is make the third trek from Bailey to give it another shot. I'd put more attention on assuring the main courses were much more up to par with fine dining establishments. I would like finish with again complementing the staff. They were all a delight. Thanks for your time and acknowledging my fair and honest review! Kyle

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you Kyle for taking the time to publish your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the service and I’ll pass your feedback to our culinary team.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it and our waiter Cody was the best. If being a waiter does work for him he could double for James Harden!!!

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Responded 3 hours ago

I’ll pass your feedback to Cody. Hope to see you soon.

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RS
Denver
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exceptional Service and great vibe. However, steak house prices are a little high for food qty, but whiskey on the rocks pricing was not bad! Had the filet flight, next time, skip the flight and just go for the Prime! Burrata was excellent.

Guard & Grace
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you RachelS for your feedback. We are pleased to read that you had great time with us. Hope to see you soon.

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PS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Denver! Great food and great service!

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 hours ago

Many thanks for your outstanding review !

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Denver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guard and Grace never disappoints, it’s our favorite restaurant. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they presented us with an anniversary card signed by their staff and a celebratory champagne; they made our evening very special. The food is top of the line amazing and the staff is friendly and engaging. We can’t say enough amazing things about this place.

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

We are so humbled by this outstanding review. Thank you so much !

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BR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Denver CO. They have the best steaks, seafood and obviously the BEST dessert ever!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you BRITTNYP ! You are the BEST !

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DW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, drinks and fun friendly staff!

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

We are pleased to read that you had fun with us DwainW !

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LF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a lovely evening at Guard and Grace celebrating a birthday with a small party. We enjoyed the raw oysters, salads, steak, shrimp, and Brussels sprouts. The dessert we picked the toffee option. The service was incredible. The beverages were great too we had a cider, Japanese whiskey and the port flight. Everything was perfect.

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much LauraF for this detailed review. Hope to see you soon.

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CR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Our meal was SO GOOD and the staff was very friendly and alert. The only complaint I have is that the seating was positioned so that we were literally 2-3 feet next to other guests on both sides of us, which was a little uncomfortable at times. But that will not keep us from going back again, or recommending to our friends!

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

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

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J
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tuna sashimi, an 8oz Prime Filet, the Alaskan Cod with broccolini, truffle gnocchi, and crispy Brussels sprouts. Everything was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Sticky toffee cake for dessert was delicious as well. Great spot for a special occasion!

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Jacko for this glowing review. Hope to see you soon.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was wonderful. Fantastic drinks, service was the best, made us feel so welcome and the food was spectacular. Great for a date, a hearty lunch and a group dinner. Plenary of room, comfy booths and perfect people watching.

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for this outstanding review ! Happy anniversary !

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ES
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great with exception of the server trying to up sell me.

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you EdSc for taking the time to publish your feedback. We are sorry if you felt that the server was trying to up sell you. Hope to see you soon.

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C
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can have such a nice evening at this restaurant! The food and atmosphere are fantastic!

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 17, 2020

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

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had a great night

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 12, 2020

Hello, We are pleased to see that you had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon.

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We dined for my Boyfriends birthday with another couple. My aunt called a week ahead of time to pre-order a bottle of champagne for his birthday because she wanted to take care of it. She asked for the bottle to be on the table as we arrive and a card to say who it was from. There was no champagne on the table or a card to say who it was from. This was the start to a not so great evening. That was a huge disappointment. Then the Crab Legs and Octopus came out black and burnt so we had to send those back. The manager did bring out a new one of us which was greatly appreciated. We came specifically for the Wagyu special but come to find out they ran out of it 5 minutes after we ordered. (we were sat 20 minutes over our reservation time so if we were seated at our reservation time we all could of got it) Overall it was a disappointing experience for my boyfriends birthday. When 5 people are spending $1000.00 and to have one thing go wrong after another it was extremely disappointing. We do appreciate the manager who helped to try to fix the evening. Not sure if we will be returning.

Guard & Grace
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you Ashley for taking the time to publish your feedback. We apologize if your experience didn’t match your expectation.

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TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phil D is very personable and knowledgable with great recommendations. He was very attentive without hovering. The exceptionally eclectic menu has something for every taste. The prices are high but the quality is worth it. I'll be back.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you TedD for this glowing review. We will make sure to pass your feedback to Phil. The Guard and Grace team.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Would 100% give them 5 stars but $10 for parking 2 minutes after paying a bill is absurd. I’ve been here 3 times now, but the paying for parking is a deal breaker. Will not be back unfortunately.

RW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The foot was wonderful, service the same. My only disappointment was the size of my filet. I ordered a 4oz. And it looked small compared to my wife’s 4oz. NY cut.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for the nice review. We can guarantee you that we weigh every portion, based on the cut they might look different but they weigh the same. Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Food was fantastic. Service even better

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 17, 2020

Many thank for this great review.

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MC
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for a special occasion!! Food was heavenly and the service was fantastic! On complainant is that the tables are awkwardly far apart so it feels like you have to yell to talk to your companion. But we will definitely be back!

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 9, 2020

Hello MollieC We are so glad to read that you had great time with us. Thank you for this great review. Hoppe to see you soon.

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B
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guard and Grace is a beautiful space for an upscale dining experience. We have been to a few high- end Steakhouses with seafood towers and specialties. Guard and Grace is the best we’ve been to in awhile. Hands down the best meal so far in Denver. My only “complaint “ is that they did not do a complimentary dessert for my birthday. In my opinion, even a scoop of ice cream on the House makes an impression.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you Brzmom for your nice review and celebrating your birthday with us. Hope to see you soon.

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M
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Carrot app was delish. The Cuban was very good and you can’t go wrong with the wedge salad

Guard & Grace
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Mykaron for the great review. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your lunch with us. Hope to see you soon.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience and enjoyed dinner. However, was disappointed at the minimal gluten free options or substitutions as compared to other TAG group restaurants. Dinner & sides options were limited & omitted for dessert with the exception of ice cream & delicious passion fruit gummies that our very considerate server requested. 🥰

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to publish your feedback. We are actually working on offering more gluten free options on our menu. Hope to see you soon.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and myself went on a whim on our 16 hours and Denver and we weren’t disappointed!! Everything from the wine pairing to the dessert was incredible. We will be back.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to publish such a nice review. Hope to see you soon. Happy new year.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, fabulous food and great service !

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you Montoya for the nice review. Happy new year.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They prepared a birthday card for my mother, she loved it. Food was quick and yummy. Our server was attentive & knowledgeable.
I expected a manager to come & touch our table, but that didn’t happen. Also, be prepared to wait even with reservation. Aside from those two things, perfect night.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your mom’s birthday with us. Hope to see you soon.

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ME
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from the

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 5, 2020

Hello MattE Thank you for the stars !

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JH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Guard & Grace has become our celebration location of choice - we've celebrated 2 of our most recent anniversaries here and we've not regretted it. Thank you for your attention to detail and willingness to celebrate with us.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you JennH for celebrating your anniversaries with us. Happy new year.

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DW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around an incredible eatery in the Heart of Downtown Denver.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you DavidW for the nice review. Happy new year.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always another great experience at G&G. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend NYE! Special thanks to our waiter Ben and the sommelier that assisted us with the wine list. The staff always goes up and over to make the experience special!

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you so much for this glowing review. Ben and Davin our sommelier are thrilled to read that you had great time ! Happy New Year !

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D
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE, and could not be more pleased. Extremely busy but everything was orderly, timely, and great service. Food was amazing.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you Donny for that nice review. Happy new year.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Filet flight blew my mind. Only downside was the noise level was very high so it was hard to hear your company.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hello JustinS Our filet flight is so much fun. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Happy new year.

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PK
Montana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Guard and Grace is a family staple. They never disappoint. From the mouth watering dinner to the decadent dessert, we had an exceptional New Year’s Eve.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hello PeggyK Thank you for celebrating New Year’s Eve with us ! Happy new year !

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VF
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very classy restaurant with excellent wait staff. Meal service feels like it's been choreographed - everything moves so smoothly and pleasantly. Lindsey was our waitress - very knowledgeable and friendly - she really made the whole experience! Love the décor, modern, clean, yet still feels warm and friendly. Pre dinner martinis were wonderful. We shared a lovely Caesar salad, then both of us ordered steaks: my wife the 4oz prime filet while I ordered the 8oz prime NY. Both were cooked to perfection. By the way, we ordered the peppercorn sauce which was fine, BUT the steaks are soooo good it was superfluous. I highly recommend that you order and enjoy the steaks as they come out from the kitchen w/o any add ons. G&G has a sommelier who helped us pick out a wonderful French Bordeaux. Be cautious of the potato gratin side. We found it to be a solid, tough cake of potato and unworthy of the rest of the meal. That and the octopus starter were the only reasons keeping this from being 5 stars all the way.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 2, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to post this glowing review. I’ll make sure to pass it to Lindsey. Happy new year ! The team at guard and grace.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the service was impeccable

Guard & Grace
Responded on December 30, 2019

We are so thrilled to read that you had great time. Happy new year.

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TX
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal here. There were a few hiccups, but the server and manager handled it very quickly.Nicole was an excellent waitress! Highly recommend!

Guard & Grace
Responded on December 30, 2019

TXwineNdine, Thank you for taking the time to publish your feedback. We are pleased to read that you had a nice time. Hope to see you soon. Happy new year.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good ! Best steak house around

Guard & Grace
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review. Happy new year.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overall an underwhelming and disappointing experience visiting one of the highest rated steakhouses in Denver. For perspective, my friends and i frequent : Perry’s, Ruth’s Chris, Shanahans and Del Friscos. So we went in with high expectations and were disappointing in most of the meal.

The good :
The server was terrific
Restaurant styling/decor
Octopus
Foraged Mushroom
Gnocchi

The bad :
Bland and unseasoned Mac and cheese

My 21 day age steak, ordered medium rare, first came out well done. i returned it and had a manager bring over a new steak for me to cut into. As i cut into it, he said “oh my god it’s blue”. It was literally raw. So they took it back once more to finally cook it to proper temp.

Even with proper temp i was unimpressed with the steak as it was chewy and not tender at all.

We also ordered some Wagyu at $36 an oz. according to the server it was some of the highest ranked wagyu in the world. I came away unimpressed. Perry’s in my opinion has superior quality on their Wagyu.

In conclusion, even with some decent takeaways, i do not plan on skipping some of the better steakhouses in the city to dine here

m
Oklahoma City
83 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ingredients that were well prepared. Great service.

Guard & Grace
Responded on January 1, 2020

Hello, Thank you for this great review. Happy new year.

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