Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and Restaurant
Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and Restaurant

Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.crownuptown.com/
  • Phone: 3166127696
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Matinee: Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 12:15pm.
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:45pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Gillenwater
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater to any size and can accommodate any type of food whether it be casual or fine dining.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our TRADITIONS VIP LOUNGE can seat up to 30 for dinner service, it also comes with a private bar and lounge chairs to relax next to the fireplace.

    The Crown is also available for large private parties, to rent the facility please call 316-612-7696.
  • Private Party Contact: Matthew S Rumsey 3166127696

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Douglas and Hillside
  • Public Transit: Directly in front of The Crown.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street near the front of the building, in the parking lot directly to the East, and in the parking lot diagonal from The Crown.
A word from Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and Restaurant
The Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre is the premier Dinner Theatre in Kansas providing 4 Broadway style shows a week complimented by locally renowned Executive Chef Kevin Gillenwater.

The Crown has been a local tradition in Wichita since 1977 and has been providing lasting memories since.
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Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food3
    Service5
  • Ambiance5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
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  • family of 4
    kstatemom
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went to see Shrek the musical. It was a great show. The food was good and the service was super. A wonderful evening of family entertainment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For Upscale Only
    Warcoach
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    If you like small portions of food with pretentious names, this meal is for you. If you would like a real meal for a dinner, eat before you come.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed the food however
    Pinkee
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I enjoyed the food however I had an allergic reaction the next day from what I had eaten. Possibly from the salad and the sesame crusted tilapia. The service was phenomenal James and the other staff made me feel comfortable with it being my first time attending. The performance was very professional however the content was a bit offensive to me, that's was just a personal opinion. All the performers were first class, I would love to any one of them in another performance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    redyrnot
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    the food had a good flavor and was cook well, but was not very hot
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    Lindy
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Wonderful afternoon seeing my favorite Christmas movie in a live production. The cast was outstanding. The service from the staff was excellent. Food was great. Looking forward to seeing Miracle on 34th Street in 2014. Will recommend Crown Uptown to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food, the show was
    BlandChristmas
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Loved the food, the show was an absolute disappointment. I will not be coming back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • white xmas
    mk007
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    This was one of the best programs I have ever seen. I will be a season ticket holder from now on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    The atmosphere was awesome. A beautiful theater! The wedge salad was difficult to deal with. The bisque was fantastic. The main course of ham or chicken (we had both) was delicious. The service was friendly and courteous. Our sever did a great job and at a nearby table went above and beyond with a group that was there. It was expensive for our normal eating out tastes, but with the amazing show, we have no regrets.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall was a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Overall was a great experience and we will definitely be back. The service was very good except when the tables started filling up then the server didn't return quite as much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White Christmas
    grandfatherof2
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    I took my wife, mother, and granddaughter to the Production White Christmas. The show was great and even kept my 6 year old granddaughter occupied for the almost three hour production. The food was reasonable however it seemed as though some of the items had been kept in the warmer too long and weren't very fresh. I would have hoped for the smaller crowd that the food would have been less "production line" and more individual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Intro to Holiday Season
    Aaron
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the overall experience. The theater was nicely decorated for Christmas and the ambiance was very festive and fun. The food was good and the price was very fair. I suspect our server was new or overwhelmed because he was not very attentive and slow to respond to our needs. He was pleasant but not well trained. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a pleasurable dining
    SibHuskyMom
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    It was a pleasurable dining experience, the food was great. The entertainment was the highlight of the evening! The Crown Uptown put on an amazing show and delivered an excellent meal! I was glad that they had table service now, as opposed to the buffet style it was the last time I was there(a long time ago) . It really made the flow of things go so much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Entertaining
    buhhda17
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Had a wonderful time of Good Food and Entertainment. Everyone should go and experience this establishment sometime in the near future. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White Christmas
    tandt
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We went to see White Christmas and decided to add the dinner for $15 additional, we were not disappointed. The food was very good and service was excellent. The quality of the musical was professional. I would recommend to anyone in the Wichita area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White Christmas
    2fordinner
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    White Christmas is one of my favorite Holiday classics. The show was outstanding, however the meal was just ok. Not bad, but not great. I would definitely recommend the show to anyone who enjoyed the movie, but maybe grab dinner someplace else first. I had been here once prior when it was buffet style and had hopes for a better dining experience this time around, but the show more than made up for the sub-par meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unUnfortunately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The salad was good. Who could mess up a wedge of lettuce. This is a 65 dollar per person evening. The main dish was less than a ounce of meat. The vegetable were covered with vinegar. And the stuffed potato was mashed potatoes with something in it. The tomato bist was warm. The lava cake was a cupcake . The play was too long but good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    sdgalinks
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We enjoyed our time at Crown immensely! The entire experience was fantastic. The food was really great; the service was friendly, timely, and all-around outstanding; and the show was exceptionally well-done. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sevice is spot on. The
    Peacock
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The sevice is spot on. The staff seems happy you are there. the food is very fairly priced. Love a local spot that allows us to celebrate Wichita. Like having the locals on stage.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks! GREAT
    garveys
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Great food and drinks! GREAT performance! We are so lucky to have the Crown Uptown in Wichita.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun night
    Lynn
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    If you want a fun night with family or friends, leisurely enjoying dinner before a great theatrical performance, you will want to come to Crown Uptown Theater!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    occasionaldipper
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    The food was wonderful, although I felt a little odd eating when so few others were. The show was fabulous, my 21 year-old daughter was absolutely enthralled! Cats is her favorite musical and being seated so close to the stage was exciting, only beaten by the fact some of the cast members made regular trips by her. It couldn't have been any better and was definitely worth the time and trouble we went through to get there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wowza
    txtucker
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    I was totally impressed with this dining experience. I brought my 75 year old mother here for her birthday, not knowing what to expect. We were both more than pleased with our meal. The food was delicious and the service outstanding! The pumpkin bisque was awesome and everything else was perfect ! We were so impressed that we are already planning on coming back and bringing friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Surprise
    JayCarrie
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    My husband surprised me for my birthday with a trip to the Uptown Dinner Theater. The pictures made me think we were going to be sitting at tables with strangers. I was surprised to find a table for two with candlelight and linens. The food was amazing and I loved the plated service (not a buffet fan). The menu changes with each showing. The spiced pumpkin bisque was delicious and the brisket was fork tender. Service was outstanding. The show, Cats, was wonderful. We are already planning our next trip for the Christmas showing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining Evening
    kstatemom
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Great food and a wonderful show. The whole family enjoyed the entertaining show CATS! They have a lot of talent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food... amazing show...
    Mica
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Great food... amazing show... going to become a regular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!
    Cowgirl
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    It was our first time to the Crown Uptown and we WILL be back!!! The food was great and the entertainment did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Day
    nettibug60
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    It was my mother's 74th birthday and my sister, who has been in the Cabaret for years (years ago) was in town. I planned the evening and prayed they would enjoy. They LOVED it. The food was good, the atmosphere fit the occasion. The cast was wonderful and the show exceptional. Our waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable even though it was like his first or second day. A great experience and we will do again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert
    Kelli
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We thought the dessert was part of the package deal. The dinner was good but the dessert needed a little work. Overall great experience and great show. I will take in another show but may pass on dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good time for all
    Lori
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We had a group of 8, 4 of whom had never been before. The remodel and upgrades were great. Loved the table service! Really enjoyed Little Women. My only complaint was that we were there too long before the show. We arrived at 5:30 and the show started at :7:30. For this particular group that was too much waiting in between, but for many people that would have been great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special evening!
    Tablerock
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    What a wonderful way to spend an evening. Great service, 3 plated entre options served at your table, and Broadway talent. The dessert options were unbelievable! Can't wait for the next show!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Live theatre and relaxed dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Live theatre and relaxed dining experience!!! A very nice combination!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our first time going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    This was our first time going here. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Show and Dinner
    HeartRN
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    This was our third visit to this venue since new owners assumed control of the theatre, and we have yet to be disappointed. While they always have three entree choices as well as multiple desert choices, the staff is wonderful about accommodating special dietary requests, and the service has been spectacular. On this visit, I went with two coworkers to see Annie Get Your Gun, and we definately had a memorable girls night out. The actors are superb, especially for such a small venue, and great care is taken to ensure an enjoyable experience. Review your evening shows to ensure appropriateness for children, but the theatre also offers children's productions, though I have never been to one of these.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I found the food to be too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    I found the food to be too rich and I would have preferred at least to have a salad bar. The show was entertaining. Overall, I felt this experience was "over priced" for my tastes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was surprised at how delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    I was surprised at how delicious the food was!! Amazing - and I am particular. The play was also quite good!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed the production,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Really enjoyed the production, great food, waiter was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Noticed not much of a crowd for whatever reason that night. We sat in the middle section near the right side. Large black curtain nearby seem to let in cold air. A little uncomfortable. However, we enjoyed the evening and look forward to doing it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Church Basement Ladies IV
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This is our third time to the Crown and we saw Church Basement Ladies IV. Excellent show. Funny. Good for an outing with the wife or girlfriend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Crown is a beautiful venue.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The Crown is a beautiful venue. Our waiter was exceeding sweet, however, we waited for 20 minutes to get our salad and drink order. The salad honestly consisted of a handful of bagged lettuce with about 1 tsp of oil dressing on it. No tomatoes, croutons, carrots, nothing. For just a few extra cents, you could make that salad into something nice to start the night off on a good note. The soup and corn bread were good and the the short ribs over potatoes were very good. We saw "Church Basement Ladies" and the acting was very good. I thought the drinks were very overpriced. Overall, a great place to visit and I'm so glad it's in Wichita. The actors are always top notch!
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  • They serve fries but no ketchup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    They serve fries but no ketchup - not kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I took my parents to the Crown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    I took my parents to the Crown Uptown while they were visiting from out-of-state, and they loved it. We each chose a different entree, and all of them were delicious. The portions are generous. The show was first-rate. Our only complaint was that the temperature was chilly, and we noticed several people put on their coats during the show.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate