Guard & Grace

4.8
1369 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Social Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED
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Phone number
(303) 293-8500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Troy Guard
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th Street
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Parking details
90 minutes complementary valet from 11am to 4pm. Dinner service is fully complementary.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Guard and Grace is a modern steakhouse by Chef/Owner Troy Guard, which offers the finest prime steaks and freshest seafood available. Inviting dining rooms and large lounges offer a wonderful place to dine and socialize.

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LD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every bite! A must stop every visit to Denver

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NS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations from South Carolina for our vacation, let them know we were celebrating my husbands birthday. The entire team straight down to our bus girl Aribella was wonderful. Jacob our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable, and very welcoming. The food was outstanding! From the moment we walked in until we left it was a perfect night. Thank you Guard and Grace.

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f
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Everyone made us feel special about celebrating our anniversary! And free valet parking!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING I loved bite

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e
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was wonderful! The whole experience was fantastic!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was clever and delicious. I want to go back just for the oak roasted carrots. The art showed personality, especially the bathroom art.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Filets were over seasoned, quality meat but over salted.

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CP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome and food was incredible! You have to try the bone marrow appetizer. You'll be dreaming about it for weeks! So so good. The service and staff was incredible as well. Top notch quality at Guard and Grace. Really made my girlfriend's birthday special.

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C
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were so excited to go here for the first time but unfortunately we were very disappointed in our food. It began very nice with goat cheese ravioli appetizer but went downhill from there. Our waiter raved about the Alaskan black cod so we both ordered a half order of it along with a small steak. The Alaskan cod was very strong and fishy tasting, so disappointed. The filet was it little tiny square of meat that was so salty I could barely eat it, and trust me I like salt. For both of us our entrees were almost inedible. We did let them know about the fish and they were kind enough to take it off our bill without us asking. It's really such a shame because we went there with excitement and left very disappointed and honestly still hungry. The restaurant itself is quite lovely but the food is what is most important so I don't think I'll be going back here again

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MA
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. This was one of the Best Dinners we have had in years. The steaks are to die for and so are the sides. Come hungry. And ask for Luke!!

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic! Daniel was very knowledgeable about all the dishes and wine pairings! Upscale without feeling stuffy!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration- service was outstanding!

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KL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! I can't imagine a better place to have a relaxing lunch with friends.
We started off with the Prosciutto Tasting Flight, it was excellent.
The Beef Tenderloin Tip Salad, Vietnamese Steak Salad, and The French Dip sandwich were all so good. The Rose' that the server suggested was excellent, and the Extra Dirty Martini that my friend ordered looked great. The warm chocolate chip cookie at the end was to die for. We will NEVER visit Denver without visiting Guard and Grace. Such a great place to kick off a girls weekend.

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AT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best steak experience Ive had this year

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Guard & Grace has very good food, and I would definitely recommend the brussel sprouts especially. The ambiance was quite loud, so if you are trying to have good conversation, you may want to ensure you don't sit by the kitchen. The wine selection was also excellent, however the food seems a bit overpriced for what it is, and despite attempting to hide it our waiter seemed quite irritated at having to work. We didn't take it personal, and tried our best to be pleasant with him regardless.

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TO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Went for a wedding Anniversary. We spent a lot of money for poor service. Waitress took for ever and didnt check on us very often empty drinks and just felt like for the money I spent that night I should have been catered to a little more. I'm sure you get that a lot but for just us two our bill was about $300 not like we were being cheap.

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LS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Excellent food, but noise level MUCH TOO HIGH. I don't enjoy screaming at my dinner companions. "Energetic" is hardly the adjective I'd use (above). Obnoxious to intolerable, I think.

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CD
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed this restaurant for special occasions. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding!
Would recommend to all for a special treat! Thanks for a special evening. We were celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary.

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RR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andre was awesome! The entire staff made our anniversary experience special. I have NEVER gone to a restaurant where everyone wished us well on our anniversary! It made us feel extremely special! Thank you Guard and Grace. You are a cut above the rest!

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KM
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious. Not a bargain but not as pricy as I expected. Go hungry.

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K
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Guard & Grace last weekend. Our server was wonderful and quite welcoming. We started with a nice bottle of wine and the goat cheese ravioli and shrimp cocktail The ravioli turned out to be the most outstanding dish of the night. Rich and smooth flavor of the goat cheese was incredible and worked perfectly with the ravioli. Unfortunately, we found our next course to be a little disappointing - the filet mignon flight. My favorite was the grass fed filet which was overall the most flavorful and best texture. We had two side sauces, Oscar & Peppercorn. The peppercorn sauce was disappointing. I think perhaps it was too heavy on the brandy as it was very runny, lacking richness and complexity. The Oscar had nice pieces of crab but not much additional sauce. Dessert was beautifully presented but not as delicious as it looked. The chocolate cake was ordinary but the expresso ice cream was tasty albeit crystalized.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were absolutely amazing and worth every penny. My only critique is the noise level at in the restaurant. It was at times difficult to have a conversation without asking my husband to repeat himself.

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T
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service! Divine cuisine! Great attention to detail! Best place to spend a special evening!

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S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been to a place that’s run with so much passion and love.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and extremely knowledgeable staff. I took my husband for his birthday and we had a fantastic time. The chef and wait staff were incredibly accommodating to my vegetarian diet and everything they recommended was divine. My husband had the hanger steak and loved it. We will definitely be back!

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P
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guard and Grace is the very best steak house that I have ever eaten at. It is hands down the best eating experience that I have ever had.

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LL
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The staff was all friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious. Will go back.

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m
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Prime Rib was very tough. Flavor was good but cut was tough and grisly

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing overall experience at this restaurant. I confidently say the steak was the best I've ever been served. The server provided great recommendations and my party thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and design. Highly recommend!

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks, best Brussel sprouts I’ve ever had! We will definitely be back.

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R
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great service! Fabulous food and beverages!

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HP
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with some great friend. Everything we had was delicious . Started with raw oysters then I had the cod which was so tender it almost melted in your mouth. My husband had the filet and he said it was the best one every. Make reservation early fills up quickly .

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, attentie service and the best tender steak I have had ina long time.

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ST
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good . However the caveat is, it's a steak House. Not knocking it it's very good. I travel for business and generally tend to shy away from steakhouses as a rule for this reason. It's good but not all that Interesting culinarly speaking. Their attempt at creativity was bone marrow (which I love) bone marrow is kinda 3 years ago. This review is going to seem a little disjointed to some. I travel a lot for work and have the opportunity to go to some amazing restaurants. This place is good just not all that exciting.

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CK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the service was better. Our waiter was tremendous. I let them know through the app that it was my wife’s birthday and they even spelled her name correctly. We are going back for sure!

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JR
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved dining there. It was our anniversary and they made us feel honored. The service was some of the best we have experienced

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HH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parent's here to celebrate my dad's birthday. Not my first time here but enjoy it every time I do get a chance to go. Their steaks are probably the best I've had in Denver and the service is superb. Great ambiance and great option for a reward dinner, date, or celebration.

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m
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING! I will go back as often as I can!

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NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As my wife and I planned our vacation to Denver, we knew wanted a great place for dinner with food that should be phenomenal, Guard & Grace did not disappoint. The atmosphere was perfect for a date. Our server was exactly what we expected, fully knowledgeable of the full menu. Drinks were perfect. The food was, was beyond our expectations. Wife's filet mignon, was one the best she has had to date, her words. The 21 day dry aged prime NY strip, talk about melt in your kotuh flavor. Definitely the best steak I have had to date as well. Truffle gnocchi and brussel sprouts as our side were just as flavorful as the entrées. Highly recommend Guard & Grace to anyone look for a great steak that does not mind the price tag, because it will be worth every dollar spent.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always!

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