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Guard & Grace

4.8
4.8
4528 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

11:30 PM


Booked 157 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 4,528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Steakhouse

  • Denver / Colorado

    Most Booked

  • Denver

    Best Food

  • Denver

    Great for fine wines

  • Denver

    Good for special occasions

  • Denver

    Steakhouse

  • Denver

    Most Booked

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  1. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew our server was exceptional. He was prompt, knowledgeable and courteous. The food was A++ and the vibe was relaxed and upscale here. I was very happy with everything. The restaurant was expensive but the quality was better than most anywhere I have been in Denver.

    Guard & GraceResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for sharing this! We are thrilled Andrew was able to create such a memorable experience for you. We cannot wait to continue to wow you in the future.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best dining experience in Denver!

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you for such a high compliment! We greatly appreciate it.

  3. KH

    KatieH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Good food, great service, overpriced for what you get. Enjoyed it but probably won’t go back.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoKatie, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and provide feedback. We appreciate the stars for food and service. We do; however, have the price points we have because we constantly source the best ingredients and proteins and never sacrifice quality for quantity. We do hope you change your mind and we get the chance to wow you again the future. Again, thank you so much!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place all around! One of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to! Attention was paid to every detail and you can tell the staff enjoys working there, making it a great experience!

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for the recognition of the hard work our teams put into every service. We greatly appreciate it and cannot wait to continue to create many more memorable experiences for you!

  5. MS

    MitchellS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel and pike were awesome , the Somalia was very attentive as well even though we didn’t get a bottle this time.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoMitchell, thank you!! We will share this with Pike and Rachel. We appreciate you taking the time to share this :)

  6. NM

    NancyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Great service. Music a bit too loud. Wish the restaurant had valet parking.

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

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my husband’s birthday and had an incredible experience. Steaks were amazing, the famous cookies, the gnocchi, the salmon ceviche and the cocktails were the stand outs for me! Sushi tacos and truffle Mac were also excellent. 10/10 for a special occasion dinner! (Although I would go back just for those cookies anytime)

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoWe are so thrilled we were able to make your husband's birthday such a special night. We thank you for celebrating with us and taking the time to share your experience. We cannot wait to see you in again. We will keep those cookies nice and warm for you!

  8. JS

    JeffS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our fave place in Denver, hands down. It’s always our go-to special occasion spot. Great food, service, and vibe.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you, Jeff! We greatly appreciate it :)

  9. MB

    MauroB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and good food.

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you, Mauro!

  10. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful dinner at Guard & Grace. Johnathan was our server and he was attentive and knowledgeable. We loved all the dishes we tried, including the oysters, crab cake, French onion soup, gnocchi and flight of steaks. We highly recommend this place for a special night out!

    Guard & GraceResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to share this with us, Robert! We are so thrilled you had such a lovely time in with us and we will share this with Jonathan. We look forward to creating many more memorable moments with you and your boyfriend.

  11. CK

    CK25

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good Service excellent Very loud music half the time couldn’t not hear the server nor could she hear me Cost was extremely expensive $24 for a dozen mini cookies !!! Not worth the price

    Guard & GraceResponded 4 days agoHi there. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We're thrilled to see food and service was top notch. We do love to play our music on the louder side as we are not your traditional steakhouse. We can always accommodate seating in our quieter areas for next time.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The octopus and sides were AMAZING. The wine and service was great! My wife had a filet which turned out awesome. I’ll try this place again sometime.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 29, 2023Thank you so much for the kind words!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff, and atmosphere.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 29, 2023Thank you!!

  14. LP

    LisaP

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant. I travel for my work and love finding new places that exceed my expectations. The Halibut and the whipped potatoes were fabulous. And the service was great too!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 28, 2023Thank you so much, Lisa!

  15. AB

    AdrienneB

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Overall this was a good dinner. The service was exceptional; however pretty sure I don’t need a wine guy and a waiter. The facility was very large and somewhat impersonal, and pardon the expression, but a bit snobby. The menu was a la carte, and each item was more expensive than the last. We found the wine list to be extremely inflated. The same wine we bought last week for $50.00 at Costco was $150.00. I found the food to be good, but not what I expected based on the price. Plan to spend $300.00 for if you order wine. Somewhat impersonal and loud atmosphere.
  16. K

    Kathy

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

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

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 25, 2023Thank you, Kathy!

  17. C

    Castle

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    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 on January 24, 2023We 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.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    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 on January 24, 2023Thank you so much!!

  19. SK

    SusanK

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    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 on January 26, 2023Susan, 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.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance!

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you so much!

  21. c

    cathyb

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little loud.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you, Cathy!

  22. TS

    TevitaS

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    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 on January 24, 2023Thank you, Tevita!!

  23. J

    Jasmine

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    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 on January 24, 2023Thank you so much, Jasmine!

  24. d

    djoyem

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

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

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you so much for the kind words!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    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 on January 24, 2023Thank you so much!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    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 on January 24, 2023We 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!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    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 on January 21, 2023Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate the stars!

  28. A

    Anad

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you!!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    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 on January 21, 2023Thank you so much. We're thrilled we were able to make your nephew's birthday experience so special!

  31. 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 on January 21, 2023Thank you so much, Laura! We appreciate you sharing your experience and feedback. We cannot wait to celebrate many more special occasions with you.

  32. 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 on January 21, 2023Robert, it means a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time.

  33. 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!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a by chance we ended up there just passing through Denver. So glad we found a review that said best steak in the country. With a review like that we had to try it out. We were not disappointed and my partner and I can both say it was the best meal/restaurant/service/steak we have ever had. We will definitely return.

    Guard & GraceResponded on January 28, 2023Thank you so much for the kind words. We greatly appreciate it,

  35. 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!!

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

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 4528 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 157 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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