Steakhouses: Chef Troy Guard of TAG fame opened Guard and Grace in April 2014. Steaks are front and center in this 9,000-square-foot modern space, with an emphasis on wood-fired options–and not just steaks. In addition to prime, Angus and grass-fed cuts from four to 22 ounces, there are also wood-fired veggies and fish dishes on this expansive menu. Sauces cover a steak-lover's spectrum, from crab Oscar, bleu butter and foie butter to béarnaise, chimichurri and brandy peppercorn. You can also add a sunny-side up egg if that appeals. Don't miss the oak-fired carrots (rave reviews) and excellent salads, and do try one of the restaurant's creative cocktails before settling on a fine wine or Colorado craft brew to accompany your meal.
Group Friendly, Restaurants near Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Opened in April 2014, Guard and Grace is chef Troy Guard's latest. Steaks are front and center--there are 22 different options in three categories: Prime, Angus and Grass-fed, all made from Colorado-raised beef. It can be cooked however you like it from blue (very red, cold center) to well done. But the creative, distinctly contemporary menu also includes oak-grilled chicken enchiladas and Rocky Mountain trout among the entrees, a starter of oak-grilled carrots (rave reviews), excellent salads, vegetable- and meat-topped flatbreads and all kinds of shellfish in the raw bar, as well as American sturgeon caviar and both tuna and kampachi sashimi.
Romantic Dining: In a sleek downtown locale that is all post mod glass and steel, Guard and Grace is the second latest venture from one of Denver's most entrepreneurial chef's Troy Guard. (He has since opened Los Chingones, a taco joint near Coors Field, and also has the SugarMill next door plus LoDo's TAG and Congress Park's TAG Burger Bar). At Guard and Grace, steaks are front and center with 22 different options in three categories: Prime, Angus and Grass-fed, all of which are made from Colorado-raised beef. The meat is always cooked to order: be it blue (very red, cold center) or well done. If you don't dig beef, the creative menu also includes oak-grilled chicken enchiladas and Rocky Mountain trout. Unless you don't eat shellfish, the raw bar is the way to start. If you won't try American sturgeon caviar, tuna sashimi or oysters, however, then try the oak-grilled carrots.
Local Expert Becca Blond Says:
Group Friendly: "There is free valet parking."
Romantic Dining: "Order turf as your main, but don't skip the surf for an appetizer, especially when it comes to romantic dining. Beyond oysters there is caviar and tuna and kampachi sashimi."
Restaurants near Sports Authority Field at Mile High: "The wait staff here is excellent, incredibly well versed not only in the menu, but also in the wine and cocktail lists so ask away."
Best for Group Friendly Because: One of the best steakhouses in Denver, it works well for adult birthday parties and can also be rented out for private events.
Best for Romantic Dining Because: For the post mod romantic date Guard and Grace delivers in the spare decor department while also serving the best steak in town. Exceptional service.
Best for Restaurants near Sports Authority Field at Mile High Because: Because it serves the best steaks in town, always cooked to perfection. Plus the ambiance is swanky mod and perfect for post-game celebrations.
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