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Guard & Grace

4.8
4.8
4511 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 140 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 293-8500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Troy Guard

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Ally Wolf: (888) 608-1420

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $12 on California St. north of 18th.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,511 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Steakhouse

  • Denver

    Great for fine wines

  • Denver

    Steakhouse

  • Denver

    Most Booked

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  1. K

    Kathy

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food - get recommendations from the staff, they won't steer you wrong

    Guard & GraceResponded 1 day agoThank you, Kathy!

  2. C

    Castle

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The place, environment, and staff are amazing. The food…was ok. For the high price, I wouldn’t recommend but it was a cool experience to try it out.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoWe are disappointed to see your experience was not 5 stars all around. We hope in the future you decide to give us another chance to showcase why we are consistently Denver's #1 steakhouse.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I would enjoy this place much more if it were quieter Overall the food was amazing and the service was as well. They were mindful of my food allergy and very attentive Definitely will be back

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much!!

  4. SK

    SusanK

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Guard & Grace is one of the best restaurants we've tried in Denver. The food is delicious, ambiance beautiful and the service is outstanding. We celebrated our son's 25th anniversary and our waiter, Jonathan, couldn't have been more gracious and apprecaitive of our visiting Guard & Grace for the occasion. There is good service at restaurants, and there is outstanding...this one was 5 stars! The food was cooked perfectly and was tasty and delicious. I had the small prime filet and the guys split the cowboy steak. We did not get the grass fed on this occasion, but they have it on the menu and we really like that. Although I liked them, the smashed potatoes were a bit too spicy for my taste (my husband and son loved them), but we generally loved everything! There was a sommelier suggested wine menu and we thought the selection was great and a good value. We got a bottle of the Flower's Chardonnay for $75. I'm pretty sure it's over $45 in most wine stores, so we were also happy about that. We would definitely return!

    Guard & GraceResponded todaySusan, thank you so much for taking the time to share such a thoughtful review. We greatly appreciate it. We will definitely be sharing this with Jonathan and we look forward to wowing you more in the future.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance!

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much!

  6. c

    cathyb

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little loud.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you, Cathy!

  7. TS

    TevitaS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service provided were excellent! We would recommend getting an accompaniment with your entree if you select the 4 oz option.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you, Tevita!!

  8. J

    Jasmine

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service cannot be beat. It’s a dining experience and part of building memories the way only a good meal experience can.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much, Jasmine!

  9. d

    djoyem

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience with a delightful service! We will be back

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for the kind words!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. One of the best meals we have ever had! Service was incredible as well, we will be back for sure.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was great except for the steaks. It was good but a little tough for the cut. The service is what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. Overall, a great experience but not necessarily worth coming back for.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoWe thank you for commending our service, but are disappointed to see you would not return. Should you change your mind we would love for you to reach out beforehand and we can ensure your experience is a true reflection of why we are Denver's #1 steakhouse year after year!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was simply out: delicious! We had the crispy sushi rice and Burrata to start! Perfection! My husband had a ribeye and I enjoyed the filet trio! Both cooked and seasoned perfectly! Sides were the truffle Mac and cheese and mushrooms. Recommended by our server and we liked both of those as well.

    Guard & GraceResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate the stars!

  13. A

    Anad

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always

    Guard & GraceResponded 5 days agoThank you!!!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful delicious meal. Fantastic service. Thank you Jessica!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Birthday dinner for my nephew. The dessert and the card signed by the staff was over the top. Food was amazing wait staff was even better. My whisky sour was the best I’ve ever had. Thank you for a great dining experience

    Guard & GraceResponded 5 days agoThank you so much. We're thrilled we were able to make your nephew's birthday experience so special!

  16. L

    Laura

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful night at Guard and Grace celebrating our son’s 21st birthday. Started out with a birthday card signed by the staff which was a nice touch. The food was very good, the filet trio was a favorite. The smoked carrots were tasty although they could’ve been grilled a bit longer to be a little softer. They gave us a very yummy dessert which was again such a nice touch. Our server was so good, attentive to detail, nice and knowledgeable. Thank you to the entire team!

    Guard & GraceResponded 5 days agoThank you so much, Laura! We appreciate you sharing your experience and feedback. We cannot wait to celebrate many more special occasions with you.

  17. R

    Robert

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were four of us and we all were delighted. I had the best French Onion Soup I have ever had!

    Guard & GraceResponded 5 days agoRobert, it means a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time.

  18. K

    Kellz

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent! The food and drinks were very good as well. I strongly recommend the Old Fashioned for your cocktail. The filet mignon, brussel sprouts, and Mac and cheese were top notch also. The ambiance is great for either a date night or special occasion. Highly recommended!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you so much. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to creating many more amazing experiences for you in the future!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our 12 year anniversary, was a great experience. We both really enjoyed the food, service and the atmosphere that allowed conversation. Gene was great, as all the staff were. We got the filet mignon, broccolini, gnoche, artichoke dip and cheese cake, couldn’t be more pleased.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 16, 2023We are so happy to see we were able to make your anniversary dinner so special. We greatly appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience as well. Thank you!!

  20. M

    Marty

    Denver

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has awesome ambiance! The staff and food is outstanding. I cannot wait to go back!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 14, 2023Marty, thank you so much for the kind words.

  21. JP

    JavierP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Food, ambience and service, I Loved they had small portion Prime Steaks, I Ordered a 4oz Prime Filet and 4oz Prime New York.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 15, 2023Javier, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thank you!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top to bottom, perfect experience. Service, food, wine. Perfect date night spot.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 13, 2023We appreciate you taking the time to share this. Thank you!

  23. SS

    ShellanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, great and attentive wait staff. They was very knowledgeable of the different foods and cocktails. Also very kind and patient, we took our time deciding on what to eat. Overall definitely recommend!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you so much, Shellana. We definitely take pride in how knowledgeable and passionate our team is and when we see it reflected in our reviews it means the world.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance is wonderful. Good is fantastic and so is the service. It was my first time dining there and I’ll definitely be back , totally worth the money.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to creating many more memorable experiences with you.

  25. J

    Jack

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service I’ve had anywhere. The filet flight was fantastic and Steven helped guide us through then menu.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 13, 2023Jack, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are so happy to see Steven was able to create such a lovely evening for you.

  26. f

    frank

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch from the second you walk until your very last bite…

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 13, 2023Frank, we appreciate this so much!! Thank you.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Amazing!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 15, 2023Thank you!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time here, went for a birthday and the food was different but very good. The waiter we had was very knowledgeable of everything. Great night!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you so much. We greatly appreciate you sharing your experience and the stars!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unmatched experience. The food, service and wine were spectacular. I love how the staff seems to all work together and you can tell they value teamwork. It was really nice to see.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 13, 2023Thank you so much. We really put a lot of value into working together as a team to always make sure guest priority is #1 and to see this recognized means a lot.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great food, service and atmosphere!! Will recomed 100%%

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023We greatly appreciate it!!! Thank you so much. We look forward to many more celebrations with you.

  31. B

    Browncoat

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second visit, and we will be back again. I’ve eaten at many steakhouses over the years (at this price point and higher), and they served one of the best meals that I’ve ever eaten at a restaurant. This is our new gold standard for steak in the Denver area. More details: The service is great: what you’d expect at this price point, but without anyone hovering. Definitely recommend: The wagyu steak (incredibly buttery and tender) and the burrata appetizer. If you’re going for the steak (and you probably are), you won’t be disappointed. Between our two visits, we also tried multiple desserts: the chocolate banana cake, a seasonal apple donut bread pudding, the sticky toffee pudding, a seasonal sorbet (pear ginger), and the chocolate chip cookies. All were great; the cookies are a must have for my son, and I think we enjoyed the bread pudding and the sorbet the most. Wouldn’t recommend: the A5 wagyu. This is a matter of personal preference, but when we tried it as part of a “filet flight,” the fat wasn’t marbled so much as it ringed the outside of the filet. Everyone in our party of four preferred the regular wagyu. The roasted cauliflower also wasn’t to our liking: because they roast it in large sections, the caramelization isn’t consistent, nor is the texture. Some of it was too charred, some not cooked enough, and although the accompanying sauce was delicious, there wasn’t enough to make up for the cook on the cauliflower itself. Also — we liked the chipotle potatoes, but they seem like a better fit for a breakfast side than with steak.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for taking time to share your experience in depth! We greatly appreciate you taking the time and thank you for the stars. We cannot wait to provide many more memorable experiences with you in the future!

  32. JJ

    JustinJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have ever had in Denver! Everything about the meal was worth the price tag.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 10, 2023Justin, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Thank you!

  33. TP

    TakeP

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding steak, outstanding service, and just an overall great evening.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you so much, Take!!! We appreciate your continued patronage.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional Service & Food Recommendations

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our visit to Guard and Grace was exceptional. Joanna, our server, was one of the best we’ve ever had and made our evening so special. We’ll definitely be back.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023We appreciate the stars!! We look forward to creating many more amazing moments with you.

  36. L

    Letseat88

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience! Food was delicious and we enjoyed everything. Arthur was our server and he was amazing as well!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023We appreciate it! Thank you so much. We're ecstatic see see Arthur was able to create a memorable experience for you.

  37. DJ

    DavidJ

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was next level. We will be back and highly recommend.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you so much, David!!

  38. CC

    ClayC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, fantastic service, an overall exquisite dining experience!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023We appreciate it, Clay!

  39. CR

    CamillaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our anniversary! Every staff member that came up to our table wished us a happy anniversary. Justin our sever was very attentive, made great recommendations and timed our meal perfectly. The food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023Camilla, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We will definitely share this with Justin and we're so happy to hear that we made your anniversary to special.

  40. n

    nanjoe

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Background music was a little too loud, our waiter even had to ask more than once what I was requesting…he said he had turned the music volume down a little!!! But we were still enjoying our “Birthday Lunch” out, even though our waiter failed to mention it!!! When my husband made the reservation he said we were celebrating my birthday…so maybe the hostess forgot to write it down!!!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 9, 2023We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and all the stars! We do apologize for dropping the ball on your birthday celebration. We will definitely have to make up for it on your next visit!!

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
    • 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

FAQs

Guard & Grace is rated 4.8 stars by 4511 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 140 times today
Google Map for Guard & Grace

1801 California Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    18th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available for $12 on California St. north of 18th.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Troy Guard

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 293-8500

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Ally Wolf: (888) 608-1420

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