Guard and Grace
In a huge, bright space that sprawls out to a patio and includes three private dining rooms, Guard and Grace's expert staff delivers the likes of grilled beef short ribs, raw bar oysters, and solid wine selections. It's not just the myriad chops (including a filet mignon flight) that make it a stunner; the kitchen conceives of everything on the seasonal menu with care and flair then executes it just as beautifully -- breads, salumi, starters, seafood, sides, exquisite desserts, and all. This is one of Denver’s best restaurants, period.
Troy Guard’s 2014 venture has stayed an impressive—and often special-occasion—destination since its inception, and though it’s a self-described steakhouse, its selections from the sea are worthy challengers. Raw bar options include oysters, half lobster, sushi, and sashimi, and mains will often look something like oven-roasted salmon or oak-grilled ahi tuna. If you’re feeling a little surf and turf action, add some crab Oscar or a cold water lobster tail to your steak.
It’s not like you want a non-epic Christmas feast, right? So go full-on epic with Guard & Grace’s takeout Christmas boxes and a la carte items. From smoked salmon dip to truffle mac & cheese to bacon wrapped filet mignon to a festive Christmas yule log for dessert, your dinner will be one for the ages.
Cost: Depends on the order; order by December 22 for pick-up December 24, 10 am - 2 pm