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Denver Chef Troy Guard Will Bring a New Steakhouse to Houston

Guard and Grace will open at One Allen Center in Downtown

A filet mignon at Guard and Grace in Denver
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Next year, Denver chef Troy Guard will bring his much-lauded steakhouse Guard and Grace to Houston.

Guard’s first Space City eatery will open at Downtown’s One Allen Center, occupying a two-level, 13,000-square foot space. According to a press release, Guard chose Houston as the newest location for Guard and Grace after seeing “unprecedented growth and change” in Downtown. “This city has this passion and energy that is just contagious, we’re really excited to become a part of that,” Guard said in a statement.

The original Guard and Grace made its Denver debut in 2014, and quickly earned praise for its menu of steakhouse fare. When it lands in Houston, diners can look forward to a menu of Prime, Angus, and grass-fed steaks, ranging from dry-aged ribeye to a flight of the restaurant’s three different filet mignon options. Classic salads, a raw bar, and charcuterie made at the restaurant will also be on offer.

Of course, Houston has no shortage of fancy steakhouses, and Guard and Grace enters a crowded field where diners are supremely loyal to their favorite steak spots. But perhaps the city’s appetite for steak is insatiable — in the last couple of years alone, swanky steak spots like Steak 48, Roka Akor, and the first Houston outpost of Mastro’s Steakhouse have been some of the city’s biggest restaurant openings.

Guard and Grace is expected to land in Houston in Summer 2019. Stay tuned for more details on its opening.