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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Tiam
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, service was amazing. Went to celebrate a birthday. You won't be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times, and it is by far our favorite restaurant in Denver. Our most recent visit was the last night restaurants could be open due to the Coronavirus closures, and everyone was so kind and everything was top notch as usual. You could tell everyone was going above and beyond to keep things clean and sanitary. We now always ask for Philip to be our server, and he is fantastic. He never misses a detail and brings such a pleasant energy to our evening out. The food is phenomenal, as is everything else. When restaurants can open back up, we’ll of course be back.

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vipChadL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food but a bit expensive for the quantity of food you receive. Great wait staff!

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vipkjindenver
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as usual! We especially loved the gnocci and hanger steak with a side of Alaskan Cod. YUM.

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MadisonB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and serving sizes were generous for a restaurant of this level. I was thoroughly impressed and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice steak!

JM
vipJaMG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My filet was over done. I did not finish my filet. Be sure to order your steak more rare than you usually do.

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MikeN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely, delicious meal the other night at Guard & Grace. The food was in generous portions considering a pricier menu. Highly recommend for a splurge night out.

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JohnA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly accepted and fully immersed into a most beautiful culinary extravaganza! Knowledgeable and attentive service at all levels from beginning to end.

Don’t let the secret out!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Awesome food and service

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 15, 2020

Thank you for the outstanding rating.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Guard & Grace is always a crowd-favorite.

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you Nicole for your nice review.

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vipSully38
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food, service, wine.

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for this great review !

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yulss
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We Went for my moms birthday, 2 of the steaks were overcooked, dinner took 3 hours on a slow day, charged us for the “complimentary dessert” Valet scratched our tire on the Tesla, it was overall the worst dining experience ever.!

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CarlyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal my husband and I have had in Denver, and we have tried many places. Superb service, every bite was inspired and cooked perfectly. Will be back for sure.

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 11, 2020

CarylK, We can’t thank you enough for this nice review.. Hope to see you soon.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The kitchen was a little behind and the main course took a while to be served. The food was delicious nonetheless.

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you Robert for publishing your feedback. We are pleased to read that you had still a great time despite the timing issue. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a consistent experience and never disappoints every time we go!

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for this nice review.

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vipRLMAZ
Denver
67 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak as always. We usually dine at the bar with your lively bartenders, but got a booth with two friends this time. Everyone enjoyed the food and cocktails. The Barolo was and is our favorite wine with the filet. Bravo once again to the kitchen, the servers and those VERY important people with the shakers. 🍸🍹
Regards, RL

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you much for posting this glowing review. We are thrilled to read that you had a great time with us. See you soon at the bar !

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Andrea
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak and sides, we tried the potatoes au gratin and Brussels sprouts. Loved the entire experience, impeccable service of course. I took one star off value because... $90 for a $35 bottle of wine? We expect to pay more for that at a restaurant, but this felt like a gouge in the wallet. We'll be back -- just won't buy a bottle of vino.

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you Andrea for your detailed review. Hope to see you soon !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants I have experienced in quite some time. Everything that came to the table was delicious! From the burrata to the beet salad, the ingredients were fresh and tasty. At the end of the meal, we had no room for dessert. The server delivered a plate to the table and stated "no one leaves without dessert!" What an amazing experience! I wish I could have shared the evening with more people!

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post that nice review. Hope to see you soon.

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vipPhilH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food! Just very loud

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for the stars.

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vipEmilyK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We waited over 25 minutes for our burratta appetizer to be served and our waiter never came over to give us an update on the status of it. However, we saw most of the kitchen staff socializing with the waiters as we looked around and watched to try and discover what the hold up was. The women filling the water at the tables were very attentive though! For a high priced steak house with great reviews, we were definitely disappointed in the wait service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! Best steak in Denver

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 9, 2020

We can't thank you enough for this outstanding rating. Hope to see you soon.

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AdamR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jonathan, was spectacular! He pointed us in the right direction with every choice and we were NOT disappointed!! Dinner here was comparable to Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa, FL

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JohnK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the best restaurant in Denver - make a reservation at Guard & Grace - really awesome in every way :)

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you John for taking the time to post this nice review. Will share it with Phil, he will be delighted. Hope to see you soon.

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MorganG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Guard and Grace thanks to both the excellent overall service and quality of food. Seafood appetizers were top notch: grilled octopus was outstanding, very tender and expertly prepared. Both my dining partner and I ordered steaks, NY strip and filet. The strip had more beefy bass notes and the filet was very tender, both were virtuosically grilled. Kudos to the establishment for offering foie gras butter, a rarity in the US! The sauce melted richly into the steak and was a luxury I have rarely experienced. The sommelier was well versed and was able to help me choose (not choose for me), an excellent Northern Cote to accompany our meal. The staff was professional and attentive, but not overly so.

We dined late in the evening (10pm), which was the best time to avoid the obnoxious Tech Bros who had been swarming it earlier, decked out in wide brim baseball caps and dumb shoes, loudly shouting in suburban braggadocio. I understand not having a dress code in 2020, but self regulation is important, dudes.

The only negative critique I have (other than societal), was about the side dishes. I felt that they were lackluster compared to the rest of the meal. The truffled mac and cheese did not really taste like truffles and overall it lacked the flavor of a basic mac and cheese; truffles or no. The whipped potatoes were also fairly boring in flavor and stemmed riced or milled which led to an overly uniform texture of under flavored food. The high note of the side dishes were the mushrooms, exquisitely cooked and finished in a finely balanced sauce. Every single dish was beautifully presented.

I would definitely recommend Guard and Grace to family and friends, but if you want a more intimate experience with your company and your food, ask for one of the booths in the back.

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you so much Morgan for taking the time to publish your feedback. We are so pleased to read that you found the food and service excellent. We apologize if our side dishes didn't leave up to your expectations. Hope to see you soon.

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JavinC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was amazing. We celebrated our anniversary and they gave us a signed card and dessert. Thank-you for making the occasion special!

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you JavinC for celebrating your anniversary with us. We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your time at Guard and Grace. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server, Lindsay from LA. Obviously the food was amazing as well! Thanks for the great Leap Year Birthday experience :)

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 3, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. Food was incredible and so was the service.

Guard & Grace
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for celebrating with us this special day. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary of first date.

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kevinA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We found the restaurant to be very loud and hard to hear anyone talking.
The rib-eye for 88.00 was over price
for the size. One steak came out over cooked. The apps were very good and the salad as well. Our other steaks were very good. The service was on point. All in all it was good.

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vipSonya84108
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish! They had my favorite and very hard to find wine! Food was too good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our 5 year anniversary and two days later we came to celebrate our engagement!

The staff was amazing, Tim was an AWESOME server.

The food is delicious, and for a steakhouse its actually reasonably priced.

Can't wait until I go back again.

DT
DenverTechy
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a 12:00 p.m. reservation and didn't get seated until 12:15

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing

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vipKirkL
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Guard and Grace, but not the last. It was our anniversary and everyone on the staff went out of their way to make it special. Food and drinks were outstanding, along with the service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The music was too loud.
Conversation was extremely difficult.

The food and service were exceptional.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for you feedback. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and the service. Hope to see you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always have a wonderful experience at Guard and Grace.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We enjoyed it very much! Steak was amazing!

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you so much for your nice review. Hope to see you soon.

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LyleP
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Guard & Grace is top quality food and service. They never disappoint. Yes, it's pricey, but you know that going in. The only thing they don't have is a stunning view so plan to pay attention to the people joining you for dinner and you will have a fantastic dining experience.

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vipgraphixgirlfoodie
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his 40th birthday and it did not disappoint. O
ur server Nicole was at the top of her game, as was everyone that we encountered throughout our meal. Food was excellent - I ordered the prime New York strip while my husband went all out and ordered the aged ribeye. Mine was about $20 cheaper, and honestly I thought it was better than his. Appreciated that the menu had a couple standout wines from Italy that they recommended, made our lives easier and the wine was amazing. Nice and intimate atmosphere, loved the low music level and the privacy between tables.

Guard & Grace
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to publish your feedback. We are thrilled to read that you had great time with us. Nicole will be please to read as well your review. Hope to see you soon.

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