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Denver Restaurant Group Opens in Houston

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Chef Troy Guard, owner of TAG Restaurant Group, is excited to announce his newest steakhouse, Guard and Grace. Named after his daughter, Grace, this long-awaited new concept will be Guard’s first venture outside of Colorado. Guard is beyond thrilled to share his personal vision for the modern steakhouse, inspired by both Houston culture and his world-wide travels. It can be easy to expand your wings into a new city without truly getting to know the city, Guard did the opposite. He has taken part-time resident in The Heights and is continuing to fall in love with everything the city has to offer.

Guard and Grace boasts two stories and 15,000 square-feet of breathtaking architecture and design. Situated in the newly renovated One Allen Center, the space is enclosed by 30-foot glass walls, bathing the restaurant in natural light to create an airy, welcoming and modern atmosphere. Sophisticated artwork is placed throughout the space, such as an exclusive mural by award-winning local Houston artist, Jessica Rice. Each piece perfectly juxtaposes the exposed concrete elements which remain from the building’s previous structure. Soaring above guests are sleek bronze ceiling rods, adding to the restaurant’s contemporary look and feel.

The space although large, is strategically broken up into sections. The main dining room, two bar areas and plenty of smaller seating perfect for a quick lunch or coffee meeting.

The menu is a collection of signature steak house staples, Denver favorites and dishes inspired by Guards Hawaii roots. Highlights include, lush Charcuterie and Cheese Boards, Hamachi Crudo (jalapeño, miyoga, tatsoi, yuzu truffle, chives and pop rocks), Mushroom Ricotta Angnolotti (celery root, brown butter seeds, gremolata, borage), Black Truffle Mac & Cheese and over 10 Steak options all seasoned with their in house seasoning and cooked on an oak fired grill.

When it comes to desserts, executive pastry chef, Joy Williams, has made it her mission to transform classic steak house desserts into dishes that are anything but basic but still fill your cravings.

Guard and Grace opens November 19th,  Monday through Thursday 5pm – 10pm and Saturday 5pm – 11pm. Lunch will launch in early December.


Feature Image Courtesy of Jenn Duncan – All Other Photos Courtesy of Public Content 

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