Named after the chef’s daughter, Guard and Grace is a take on the big, fancy, modern steakhouse – miles and miles of fiery grills and charcuterie, oyster bar and bar tops, private rooms, and a posh, walk-in, floor-to-high-ceiling glassed wine cellar – yet still, with more of a bright, airy playfulness than the usual dark, stiff, mano a mano atmosphere.
Guard and Grace Denver, Chef Troy Guard’s most ambitious restaurant to date, opened in early 2014. It’s a spectacular 9,000 square foot space, located in the heart of Downtown Denver’s business center on the street level of the 56-floor Brookfield Building. Only to be outdone by itself, Guard and Grace Houston, opened November 2019, is even bigger; fitting for its Texas location. Guard’s first venture outside of Denver, Guard and Grace Houston is situated in a 15,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed structure on the ground-level of the newly renovated One Allen Center.
Prime, certified Angus, local grass-fed and Wagyu cuts of beef in 4 to 22 oz. portions appeal to multiple appetites, from a light bite to ravenous; and fresh seafood, charcuterie, artisanal cheeses as well as vegetarian selections offer something for everyone. With thousands of bottles in temperature-controlled wine cellars, Guard and Grace can meet nearly any need.