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Guard and Grace - Houston, Houston, TX

Guard and Grace - Houston

4.6
4.6
585 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

“With over 15,000 square feet of dining space, including 4 private dining rooms, Guard and Grace can seat up to 75% occupancy while ensuring ample separation between tables. We encourage our guests to follow CDC guidelines and wear face coverings inside our restaurant. We will continue to require employees and vendors to wear face coverings in our restaurant at all times. Additionally, we are committed to continue using EPA-approved disinfectants for COVID-19, along with practicing enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure a safe space for our guests and employees.”

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Booked 92 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (346) 326-0789

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Adam Stephens

  • Catering

    Call for details. We can cater most size parties within a certain radius of the restaurant.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer 3 large stunning private dining rooms upstairs. Our upstairs seating is exclusively for private dining. There is also a dedicated private bar and restrooms upstairs for private dining guests only. Upstairs private entrance available for celebrity or high profile guests wishing to maintain privacy.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Smith and Dallas

  • Parking details

    No valet during lunch hours. Valet begins at 4:30, which is $10. Street parking or self parking at 1100 Smith directly across the street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Our menu is sourced locally and is subject to change seasonally. Please call us to confirm offerings

Beer

  • Shot and a Beer$6.00

    8oz firestone pivo pilsner and a shot of buffalo trace bourbon or milagro silver tequila

    • Firestone Pivo Pilsner Draft$4.50

      • Upslope Lager Draft$5.00

        • Titan IPA Draft$5.50

          • Session Stubby

            • Bottle$4.00
          • Crazy Mountain Amber Ale

            • Can$4.50
          • Dry Dock Apricot Blonde Ale

            • Can$4.50
          • Mystery Beer$3.50

            Weekly Wine

            • Red Feature$7.00

              • White Feature$7.00

                Cocktails

                • G&G Sparkler$7.00

                  inquire for today's creation

                  • Whiskey Apple Sage$7.00

                    buffalo trace bourbon, apple, sage, ginger beer

                    • Dealer's Choice$8.00

                      unique and inspired rotating cocktail

                      • Well Drinks$6.00

                        Small Bites

                        • Soft Pretzel with Cheese$7.00

                          house-made soft pretzel, ipa beer cheese, pickle

                          • Warm Spinach & Artichoke Dip$8.00

                            goat cheese, crispy prosciutto, cherry peppers

                            • G&G Burger*$11.00

                              served with lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, french fries

                              • Charcuterie & Cheese Plate*$8.00

                                chef's selection

                                • Oysters & Shrimp Cocktail*

                                  classic accoutrements

                                  • ea$3.00

                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                What 585 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.6
                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.6Food
                                • 4.6Service
                                • 4.7Ambience
                                • 4.2Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Denver

                                  4 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall4food5service2ambience2

                                  Good food but bad dining experience in regards to service. Overall my partner and I enjoy this restaurant a lot but this experience just wasn’t the same. We placed reservations a week in advance and had planned for a nice evening out together. The first issue was when we were seated up in the event room at a table for two in the corner against a wall. The only table of 2 among tables of 6-10+ people. Even the waiter made a comment wondering why we were up in the event room. After my partner requested to be moved we were sat in the bar area. not even the restaurant area. It took 45 min from the time we walked in to get our first drink. Service was disappointing to say the least. While the food was good it was a lackluster experience.

                                2. KL

                                  KaitlynL

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was great. Service was excellent. I will definitely be back.

                                3. KW

                                  KelliW

                                  Denver

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We started at the bar for a cocktail and loved this area. The drinks were creative and fresh. Bar tenders were super attentive and friendly. We moved to our table upstairs and had the most amazing waiter! We were greeted by our name and that was a very nice touch. The oysters were outstanding, best steak I have had in a long time, and my salad was amazing. Service and food were top notch!

                                4. S

                                  Sophie

                                  Austin

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our server Brandon was such a delight! He made great recommendations, was prompt & friendly. He even gave us out of towners some tips on hangouts. The food was divine! Every course was perfection. We had the dome tartare & the sashimi as appetizers & I could’ve eaten 3 plates of each as my full meal! The salmon & steak were to die for. Will definitely be visiting again 😊

                                5. PU

                                  PrincessU

                                  Houston

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  Met up with my best friend, we had a great time and really enjoyed the food. Our server Joseph was so nice, patient, and knowledgeable when it came to the menu! I will say though, I’m not too happy about valet scratching my car, but didn’t notice it until the morning after. However, that won’t stop me from returning to the restaurant very soon.

                                6. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Second time coming and I loveeee this restaurant! Never disappoints

                                7. t

                                  travelgal740

                                  Houston

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had a lovely dinner with friends on Friday the 13th. Every staff member, from the hostesses, to the bartender, to the waiter (shoutout to Lucas!) was amazing. Lucas was kind, professional, knowledgeable, passionate about the menu, and engaging. He made the meal that much better. The filet with brandy peppercorn sauce was perfectly cooked and the truffled mac, wagyu queso, and charcuterie board were top-notch. The craft cocktails were on point. I had the Vieux Carre... delicious. Loved the pace of the meal. Never felt rushed or that we wanted for a single thing. Can't wait to go back again.

                                8. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Mexico City

                                  2 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Mother’s Day brunch was delicious

                                9. FT

                                  FTS10000001

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Long wait for food to come out, but it was pretty good. Not sure it was worth the price, though. Average brunch.

                                10. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Austin

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall3food5service5ambience5

                                  Nice place. Steak was just okay. I actually had a better steak at Outback recently. Very surprised.

                                11. JO

                                  JohnO

                                  Houston

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  All the staff but especially our server were outstanding. The seasonal toast appetizer is always a great experience and they did not disappoint again. The blackened cod is just tremendous and glad to see it did not disappoint again. Highly recommend this restaurant.

                                12. AM

                                  AaronM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food and service. High price but worth it all and then some

                                13. JT

                                  JonathanT

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This place was perfect. From the greeting at the door to the wait staff and our waiter it was all a great experience. The food and wine were amazing as well.

                                14. JJ

                                  JordanJ

                                  Houston

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great service. Our sides came out way after our entrees but they were delicious.

                                15. MR

                                  MarcelleR

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Nice Business lunch, service was on point and very pleasant and the food was creative and very tasty.

                                16. HT

                                  HTownBrunchBound

                                  Houston

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Definitely need to preemptively close the shades at sunset--as a guest I should not have to ask for that just so my table can see each other. The room is stunning. Truly beautiful. Unfortunate that no dress code was enforced and we had to celebrate next to a table of men in ball caps, fishing shirts, and cargo shorts. The food was very good, but I am not sure it was quite as good as the prices suggested.($95 ribeye?) $22 half dozen oysters were the size of a DIME. The Wagyu steak was indeed cooked to perfection, the redfish was only "meh" --the ponchartrain sauce was mildly spicy but lacked the strong flavor that makes this sauce great, and yet it somehow also overpowered the fish altogether. The sides were hit or miss. Truffle mac was delicious, but because it is black truffle the overall color was essentially GREY--not super appealing. The chipotle lime potatoes were bland and tasted a little burnt. The cocktails were a highlight--Hibiscus margarita is a win and the current C.O.W. was tasty. The toffee cake should be skipped--it was dry and without large scoops of the caramel sauce it was mostly uninspiring. The Chocolate cherry cheesecake was actually a huge surprise for this cheesecake purist (plain, with a fruit coulee), but in this case, the cherry flavor was perfectly balanced with the chocolate flavor and the cheesecakey flavor--and the texture was (IMO) spot on (drier, denser, firmer rather than the creamy gloopy crap most places call cheesecake.) The cookies (which I believe were complimentary?) were a true star of the night. Warm, milk and white chocolate, with salt flakes on top. Perfection. My dining companions enjoyed their steaks -both with and without the house seasoning. Being forced to walk through the kitchen to visit the restroom is disconcerting, but not a deal breaker. Valet is the only reasonable option considering the location.

                                17. j

                                  jane

                                  Houston

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                  overall4food5service2ambience5

                                  Service very slow. Food excellent. Music too loud to have a business conversation

                                18. A

                                  April

                                  Houston

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  I love this restaurant. It is a great place to bring clients.

                                19. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New York Area

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Birthday celebrations for my friends

                                20. MM

                                  MaolineM

                                  Houston

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall3food4service3ambience4

                                  Very beautiful restaurant I must say, but definitely the worst service we have ever experienced! I was served oysters with no spoon to or fork to dig it out! Later served steak with no fork! ! They white couple beside us definitely got a excellent service! The difference was clear!

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Houston

                                  4 reviews

                                  vip
                                  2.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall2food4service2ambience5

                                  The place was beautiful, but the air conditioning was pumping and I am like never cold. The food was very good, but everything took super long to come out. Our server asked if we were in a hurry and we said no, but it was awkwardly long waits for each course. The server was friendly but got busy as the night went on and the service got worse. It was a very high bill, which they accidentally left off half the first time, and after we corrected them I was surprised we didn’t get anything off for saving them a ton of money.

                                22. AN

                                  AlexandraN

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Phenomenal food and service! I will absolutely be back!

                                23. CA

                                  CherylA

                                  Houston

                                  54 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  54 reviews

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wow! Fabulous Why did it take me so long to find this restaurant? Service is outstanding. Richard did a great job highlighting the menu and I wanted it all! The ambiance is stunning. Octopus 🐙 is my next order heading back Saturday. There is valet and it’s easy to find. Order a smoked Manhattan!

                                24. HB

                                  HenryB

                                  Chicago

                                  36 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  36 reviews

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The quality of food, service and wine selection is fantastic! If you are looking for a great place Downtown to impress clients and dinner dates, this is the place! Located right behind the Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston. Just be aware that the average cost of a great steak dinner, appetizer, sides with nice bottle of wine is ~$150/person w/o tip.

                                25. EZ

                                  ElizabethZ

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Dined with friends at Guard and Grace. Service and food were excellent! It's a little pricey for a quick night out, but this was a special occasion and therefore a great value. We will return!

                                26. GP

                                  GarthP

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                  The food was quite good. The service though friendly was a bit ragged. One of our side dishes came as we finishing our coffee. The place is very busy at lunch time during the week and they likely need to add staff and additional training will be needed. I would go back, but I would be a bit more conscious of reminding the wait staff what I expect.

                                27. SP

                                  SPA95IOC

                                  New York Area

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food amazing, wait service and front desk 5 star, noise level of music at lunch was a little too loud, felt like we were yelling having a business conversation. Overall would recommend

                                28. TL

                                  TinaL

                                  Las Vegas

                                  31 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  31 reviews

                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                  The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent. We just thought it was a little expensive for the serving size you got. Cocktails were very good too.

                                29. k

                                  kneisley10

                                  Houston

                                  10 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  10 reviews

                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great as always!

                                30. AF

                                  AngF

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had an amazing time! The food was incredible and the staff was amazing. We visited for my son's 15th birthday and they really helped make it such a special evening. He's an aspiring chef and they were so gracious to allow him to check out the kitchen and meet the kitchen staff. Thank for for an unforgettable experience.

                                31. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great experience definitely going back

                                32. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Houston

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Date night out was fantastic! Thank you bartender Will for amazing drinks (as usual) and the service all around. Tried the Steak Flight - it was worth it! Must try is the yellow tail with Serrano and pop rocks!

                                33. ME

                                  MisterE

                                  Houston

                                  65 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  65 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great service, food, pace, drinks, and deserts.

                                34. PR

                                  PRich

                                  Los Angeles

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall2food2service3ambience5

                                  The place is extremely nice…great ambiance! The food…absolutely not. I was totally disappointed. The quality was good but the flavors are just not for me. The bar looks like it would be great for happy hour. The server was decent. I wouldn’t go back for the food.

                                35. BM

                                  BrandyM

                                  Houston

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great food, service and ambience in beautiful downtown Houston!!

                                36. r

                                  rokr

                                  Dallas

                                  7 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                  overall3food2service2ambience4

                                  Food was nothing special. Over priced for what it was. Vietnamese salad overly spiced (and I like spice) and 3 nicely grilled shrimp (but an extra $15!). The complimentary cookie at the end was great. Service not good due to our waiter handling a very large party concurrently. Not his fault.. Location convenient for my downtown meeting.

                                37. F

                                  Frank

                                  Houston

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                  Start looking closer at your bill. There is a surcharge EAGS (have no idea what is stands for) base off your total charge. As explained by management it’s to subsidize the kitchen staff to balance what the waiters receive from tipping.

                                38. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Las Vegas

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                  overall2food3service2ambience4

                                  Seems that we might’ve came on the wrong night. Very passive energy once we walked in with our complete party. Our server ended up leaving in the middle of the shift & no one knew the C.O.W and never told us. Ribeye was great but what restaurant doesn’t do birthday acknowledgement? No cake nothing. Had better hopes but will try again.

                                39. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall2food1service4ambience2

                                  Booked for Easter brunch and it was not a good experience at all. Restaurant was not overly busy as I would expect for a holiday wknd brunch. Food took forever to arrive. 6 oysters took almost an hour to receive. Our meal only came out after we complained to management. Once the food arrived it was cold. Manager was kind and tried to make it right by offering to take care of the bill. Just disappointing to have the holiday wknd dinner ruined. I would be cautious when dining here. Seems they have a lot of issues to work through. (On a bright note our server was good - not his fault with the kitchen issues)

                                40. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Houston

                                  2 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It was delicious. Enjoyed it!

                                  Guard and Grace - HoustonResponded on April 19, 2022

                                  Thank you for the 5 Stars! - Elliot, General Manager

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                • Physical distancing

                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                • Screening

                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                  • Staff temperature check required

                                FAQs

                                Guard and Grace - Houston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (346) 326-0789.

                                Guard and Grace - Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Booked 92 times today
                                Google Map for Guard and Grace - Houston

                                One Allen Center 500 Dallas Street Houston, TX 77002

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Smith and Dallas

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Downtown

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Lunch
                                  Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
                                  Happy Hour
                                  Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
                                  Dinner
                                  Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
                                  Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  Steakhouse, Seafood, Cocktail Bar

                                • Dining style

                                  Elegant Dining

                                • Dress code

                                  Business Casual

                                • Parking details

                                  No valet during lunch hours. Valet begins at 4:30, which is $10. Street parking or self parking at 1100 Smith directly across the street.

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  Adam Stephens

                                • Additional

                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (346) 326-0789

                                • Catering

                                  Call for details. We can cater most size parties within a certain radius of the restaurant.

                                • Private party facilities

                                  We offer 3 large stunning private dining rooms upstairs. Our upstairs seating is exclusively for private dining. There is also a dedicated private bar and restrooms upstairs for private dining guests only. Upstairs private entrance available for celebrity or high profile guests wishing to maintain privacy.

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