Guard & Grace

4.9
3032 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 3032 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnePamella
Denver
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor, the Sommelier, was AWESOME! He spent quite a lot of time with us explaining and choosing a couple bottles of Pinot Noir to pair with our surf and turf meals. Lana was our server. She was very attentive and knowledgeable. The best part (other than the quality of the food, cocktails and wine) was they offer split entrees. Many of the entrees could be served as halves on the same plate. All of us chose a half serving of seafood with half options of various types of beef. Perfect for fickle dinners (me)!

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MattY
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was simply the best and made us feel welcome and relaxed!

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RyanD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited for our tenth anniversary. The service with Juan was amazing and the help we got from Edith was fantastic. My filet was fantastic. Love this place!

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jennifern
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would definitely go here again. Beautiful restaurant, great food, great service. My only complaint was that is was pretty loud so was hard to hear my husband across the table.

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Herc
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were taken care of the entire night. Our server was well versed in everything on the menu and explained everything very well and answered any questions we had.
Drinks were delicious and the food was perfection. One of the best meals I have ever had. My ribeye was perfectly cooked and perfectly delicious. The whipped potatoes were ethereal. The Luxardo Cherry Cheese cake was heaven.
One of my favorite places. Simply amazing.

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GregoryD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening with wonderful good, outstanding service, and great wine selection and cocktails. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was outstanding. 10/10 would recommend.

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NelliA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, beautiful ambiance. I would go back every night if I could.

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AnniF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I got the salmon and it just tasted off. Everything else was delicious though and the waitress was really nice!

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Kyle
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible experience. Our server Michael was brilliant with his recommendations and knowledge across food and beverage selections. The entire team at G&G are complete professionals and some of the absolute best in the industry. We had a rowdy table next to us that was starting to interrupt other guest's dinner, and the team came and dealt with the situation immediately. We will absolutely be back as this is by far the best steak and seafood restaurant in Denver!

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KalliN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most amazing food and experience I've had in a while

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vipDanM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delightful food and ambiance. Super service from Bob. Advise
Avoiding a table next to the kitchen as it is noisy.

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KateP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and it was a special night so this was the perfect spot! Our food was delish! Service was amazing! Plus this place is cute.

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karenb
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and the whole staff made it special. A special thank you to Arthur who took care of our table. He was fabulous!

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Yara
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. All around. The service, ambiance and food.

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vipGKirk
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Kitchen was a little slow.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We apologize if we ran a bit slow, not typical to our culinary team. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Denverlocatorgirl
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the cosmonaut martini! The orchids sphere is phenomenal! It was our 36 yr wedding anniversary & we had a flight of three different fillets, grass-fed, Prime and wagyu. The salad and whipped potatoes were out of this world! We made reservations for my birthday next month right there on the spot. Brian was our server & I highly recommend him! I'll request him with every reservation I make in future. Thanks Guard and Grace!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied when I leave here. Great selection of wine and food.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, we hope to see you again soon!

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SydneyH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best dinner we have ever had. Went there for our anniversary and were treated like a king and queen. 10/10. Amazing place. Amazing vibe. Amazing service. Amazing cocktails. Amazing food.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you SydneyH. We are humbled by your words. Happy anniversary to you both, we cant wait to see you again.

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vipBistroBrunchin
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and ambience was spectacular! The gnocchi was heaven😍. The service was bar far fantástico and top notch. Look forward to dining here again.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

WOW, your words are music to our ears. Thank you BistroBrunchin!

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TonyG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, definitely coming back.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us TonyG. We cant wait to see you again!

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BrooksPC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel is the best! We had a tremendous experience at Guard and Grace! Rachel was extremely knowledgable, and really guided us through our experience, which was very memorable. Lots of options to enjoy, and a fun and lively place! We will be back1

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you BrooksPC! We think highly of Rachel too! I will pass along your compliments and thank her for taking great care of you. We all hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite special occasion restaurant! The steaks are incredible and don’t miss out on the gnocchi. I love the special little touches, like a champagne toast and signed card for our anniversary.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review and Happy Anniversary! Handmade fresh daily, our Gnocchi is the best in the business!

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Gabrielle816
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Our waiter was great. Very knowledgeable. Can’t wait to come back.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review Gabrielle816! We can't wait until you come back too!

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Coco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the perfect birthday celebration at Guard and Grace. From the beginning, Our waiter Andrew was great at making our experience perfect. The drinks and food were beyond compare. We will be back when we’re in the Denver area again.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Coco, and happy belated birthday! Thank you for sharing the occasion with us, and for the great review. I will pass on your compliments to Andrew along with some of my own!

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LadyGoGo
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The hostess tried to tuck us away in the back room. We made reservations days in advance and really looked forward to a fun night out but her rudeness when we asked to sit at a more desirable table set a negative mood.

Food was mediocre.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. i will be reaching out to you directly to discuss in detail. You have my apologies if we did not put our best foot forward.

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vipJimZ
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service combined with truly outstanding food (and cocktails) made for an memorable evening as we met with Amber (a manager at G&G) to finalize the plans for our wedding ceremony to be held on one of their private rooms in the very near future.

Special shoutout to Arthur and his lovely bride/co-worker Joanna - we are so glad you decided to come over from TAG.

If there's finer food and service in Denver - I haven't experienced it yet.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Hi JimZ, Thank you for the great review! Your server, Justin, is a big part of our team! We are looking forward to your wedding, its going to be a fantastic event! Jeff, GM, Guard & Grace

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, our favorite restaurant. We love coming here to celebrate special occasions!

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

This is hands down one of our favorite review! Thank you!

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ZzelyO
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food and attentions. The meat in perfect point!

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you ZzelyO!

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DeirdreP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant!! I would recommend on all levels

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, amazing words! We hope to see you again soon!

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DavidM
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first time dining at Guard & Grace, although we have dined at TAG on Larimer (sorry to see it close). We arrived early to enjoy cocktails in the bar. The cocktail selection was new, bright and adventurous. We tried the Guava Spritz and the G&G Barrel Aged Sichuan Old Fashion. Both were refreshing and enjoyable.

We were seated at a table for two next to a window looking out onto an unappealing concrete slab where the kitchen exhaust vent exited. This was not what I expected from G&G. I would suggest that the restaurant install nice wood blinds or shutters on these back windows to obstruct the view. This really bothered me the entire meal.

The food was very good. Be warned ... the size of the Caesar salad and two of their sides, the Black Truffle Mac & Cheese and the Crispy Brussel Sprouts are huge. The waiter suggested we order half orders of the Mac & Cheese and Brussel Sprouts ... and we could still only finish half. But all three were outstanding.

We started with the Prosciutto Tasting Flight, which included three varieties of prosciutto. I then proceeded to my salad, with the Caesar being much larger than Caesar salads in other Denver restaurants and quite enjoyable, crisp romaine and a very flavorful dressing. My wife had the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, which she found to be slightly overcooked and dried. Jax Fish House, in our opinion, on 18th and Wazee Street still have the best crab cakes in Denver.

We both ordered Ribeyes with herb butter, cooked medium and medium plus. Both were delicious and the star of the meal. But the Black Truffle Mac & Cheese and Crispy Brussel Sprouts were equal co-stars. The truffle aroma and flavor on the Mac & Cheese really complimented the ribeyes.

The restaurant was very energetic making it difficult to converse. But the overall ambiance (other than sitting next to the kitchen exhaust vent) was good.

The service was good and we were attended to very well.

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vipFoodie44
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and upon my request were given a quieter table away from the bar. The restaurant gave our birthday guest a card signed by their staff which was a nice gesture. We started with the hamachi appetizer and the beef tartare; plus their lobster roll slider. All were very good! The next course was a Caesar salad which was big enough for all of us to share and the dressing was perfect. They also brought out freshly baked rolls with a specialty butter. We all ordered steaks which were cooked to perfection and tried their special foie gras butter. The sides were mushrooms, brussels sprouts, homemade gnocchi, and broccoli. All were delicious expect the broccoli which was undercooked and covered with cheese. The restaurant did not charge us for this dish. Our birthday guest was brought her favorite desert with a candle. The wine list was extensive. I would highly recommend Guard and Grace.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Foodie44 for celebrating your guest's birthday with us, and for the great review. Again, apologies that the broccoli wasn't quite cooked enough. We love having the opportunity to share special occasions and celebrate life with our guests, truly the best part of our business. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lively environment. Conscientious staff. Delicious food.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

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SteveR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service. The flight of filets is a real treat. Caesar salad and truffle Mac are must haves.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review and for dining with us SteveR!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining at G&G every time I’m in Denver. Always fantastic.

Guard & Grace
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, we look forward to your next trip!

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Alison
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful staff. Great place for a birthday of special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bobby B was awesome

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KateS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an impeccable dining experience! Every aspect of the evening was top notch. Dustin took great care of us, the food was exceptional and the extra special anniversary card signed by each staff member was a standout.

We’ll be back again and again.

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NicoleL
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both excellent! I was in a dress and was seated in the crease of a booth but everything else was great.

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vipSusanS
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about our evening at Guard and Grace. Our server was fantastic, as were all the wait staff, and I don't know when I've had a better meal. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. They made us feel very special.

We loved our filets, and the chipotle lime smashed potatoes and the crispy brussel sprouts were awesome. For dessert, we ordered the triple chocolate chip cookies, and ate two before taking the rest home!

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Guard & Grace is rated 4.9 stars by 3032 OpenTable diners.

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