Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House
Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House

Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ktrg.net/kevin-taylors-at-the-opera-house/
  • Phone: 3036401012
  • Hours of Operation:
    For information about pre-show availability, call 303-640-1012
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Drew Ross
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering services by Kevin Taylor Catering are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th & Curtis, inside DPAC
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The DCPA Garage entrance is on Arapahoe St. Street parking is also available.
A word from Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House
Located in the Chambers Grant Salon in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House serves pre-theater cocktails and dinner on evenings with performances in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theater and/or Boettcher Concert Hall.

Also, for private events, Kevin Taylor Catering serves all of the unique spaces within the Opera House. These include the new, sophisticated, exposed-brick 8,000 sq. ft. Studio Loft space, as well as the Chambers-Grant Salon, an extraordinary 11,600 sq. ft. space featuring twinkling fiber optic ceilings, exposed stone walls, full stage and luxurious finishes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (11)special occasion (11)fit for foodies (10)notable wine list (7)neighborhood gem (2)hot spot (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Food is prepared perfectly
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were going to the theater, so we selected the 3-course Prix-fix Pre-Theater menu for $45/pp. That menu has a wide selection for each course. We had the foie gras which melts in your mouth, the tuna and halibut were perfect and oh so good. For dessert we had the chocolate peanut butter bar. Great food, great service and so convenient to the theaters. You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My friends and I chose here for somewhere different to go. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. And the wine pairing was perfect! We had a terrific time!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    If you must dine alone this is the place to do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • thanks
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The music was not good, hahah, so we asked for it to be changed and it was much better. The food was fabulous.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate
    WineandDine
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    If you're looking for the perfect date night restaurant, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    JandL
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and ambience were wonderful and even beyond that we were really impressed with outstanding service. Our waiter, Daniel, was very helpful and attentive without being intrusive. We were also very impressed at overhearing how he respectfully dealt with a very difficult party at a nearby table. We definitely plan to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable service & delicious food
    mlmdjd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We dined here during restaurant week and are so happy we chose this restaurant. The dining room is just outside the doors to the Opera House and is very tastefully decorated. The service was impeccable -- very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food was just outstanding. Although we liked some courses better than others, all were delicious and executed wonderfully. For $30/person for the 3 courses, it was a great value. Not sure of their regular prices but I suspect they would be much, much more. Our only "complaint" was that it was a bit chilly in the restaurant. Even with a sweater, it was somewhat uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week
    QuarterAnnualFoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I just so happened to have a gift certificate and it happened to be restaurant week near our anniversary so we chose Kevin Taylor's At the Opera House. Service was great. The servers were knowledgeable. Water glasses were kept full and we were even given the option for more bread. We chose the wine pairing with our meal and the selections were spot on for the respective courses we chose. There was plenty of food which was cooked perfectly with a great balance of flavors. I had the beef and my boyfriend had pork. We were both very pleased with our choices. Wine seems the be the preferred drink here and their selection is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-theater
    goodie2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    reasonable price for the atmosphere and exceptional food plus the added convenience of location
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful evening
    lovingcolorado
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The menu selections and flavor combinations were wonderful as was our waiter whose upbeat attitude made for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Judi
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We always enjoy dining at this restaurant before the theatre. It makes an elegant and unhurried start to the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 757 reviews are from the Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent location for dining prior to DCPA eventa
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A glorious evening
    Glory777
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My girlfriend and I had the perfect pre-theatre meal here. Perhaps this restaurant has had some ups and downs, but our experience was top-notch. Every item on both our plates was outstanding--I had the haddock and she had the lamb. I ran late due to traffic, and the staff still made us feel special. Based on our experience, I would absolutely choose Kevin Taylor at the Opera House again, especially for pre-theatre dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Theater Dinner!
    DiningDinksVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is a great option pre-theater! I could sum it up as perfect service, great ambiance and great food. The portions are a little small for the price, but it is to be expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent meal!
    loved1t
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    both of us had a wonderful meal from start to finish. Our server was very helpful throughout and really made the difference when we couldn't decide on the menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Pre-Opera Dinner
    Boulderfoodlover
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Incredible food and wine for any dinner, but especially good for pre-opera as it is in the opera house. The decor and ambience is outstanding, but the food and wine are why you should go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but
    TraLa
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Can count on excellent food and can trust the house liquors. We arrived 1.5 hours before the opera and didn't have desert because we didn't get attention from the server in time. Under staffed? Entrée was excellent, but to feel full, need to also have appetizer and/or dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as our first visit
    MHGlassman
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The reviews I read here before our Feb. 2014 visit were inconsistent, but everyone in our party had wonderful appetizers, entrees, and desserts in a quiet setting with great service. In May 2014, things were a bit more uneven, both in food and in service. Two of our appetizers were excellent, but the ahi was very overcooked and dried out. When the wine we ordered to go with our entrees didn't go with our apps, we ordered some by the glass, but this took 10 minutes to arrive. Our entrees were served while I was away from the table. The lamb and beef entrees were delicious, but the pork belly was 2/3 fat, and the pork loin was tender but dry. I'm sure we'll visit again (it's SO convenient to the DCPA), but less enthusiastically so.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love seared Foie Gras, so
    LoveToDine
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I love seared Foie Gras, so I called ahead to Kevin Tayors to asked about the foie gras on the menu. The hostess who answered the phone told me I needed to address specific questions about food to the chef and let me speak to Chef Drew. Although seared foie gras was not not on the menu Chef Drew assured me if I booked through OpenTable and added a note requesting seared foie gras he would have the ingredients and prepare it for us. It was truly fabulous, the foie gras literally melted in our mouths with a perfect sear adding a touch of spice accenting the delicate flavor of the liver. Chef Drew is a master with cuisine as well as a gentleman. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who desires an exceptional dining experience..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an enjoyable atmosphere
    dulci
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    both my guest and i enjoyed our food, she the pork, and i the fish. both well prepared and well accompanied. we love the atmosphere and look forward to eating there when on our way to the opera directly above the restaurant. the décor is also appreciable. the service is friendly and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • THE place to go before performances
    denverdebby
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    They will treat you right and make sure you arre out the door on time. Food is excellent. Would like a vegetarian option though. Had soup and salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beneath the opera House
    DCPAfan
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    We were greeted at the front door and directed to the host. It was down a wide winding staircase to the dinning room. The place was open, quiet and well decorated. It felt like a special romantic location. Our waiter came immediately to our table and provided water, bread and asked if we wanted drinks. The meal was appetizer of squash soup (very good) with entrees of salmon and NY strip steak. Our server needed more practice with the menu and vegetables of the day. Food was served quickly, was hot and very tasty. We said we would come back and enjoy our little slice of underground delight.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-opera birthday dinner
    CaptainWill
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I chose Kevin Taylor's at the Opera to celebrate a birthday before attending a performance of Rigoletto for several reasons: the location (of course), the ambience, the food and because we had never eaten there before. We were not disappointed; Kevin Taylor's is definitely THE place to eat before any performance at the opera house.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was dissppointing this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food was dissppointing this time. Waited almost 30 minutes between finishing salads before main course appeared and that only happened after asking if they had forgotten our order. Meat dish was served lukewarm but time was getting tight so did not send it back. Server was hard to find and other servers actually brought food and asked about beverage refills. Not sure if they have changed kitchen staff but this was a mediocre meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lobster salad
    monalise
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Lobster salad was delicious. I was going to order another.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    tlorenz
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Truly great service; didn't cut any corners despite it being Restaurant Week. Wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable evening
    Piper
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    From the coat check to the waitstaff everyone seemed happy to be there and very friendly. The cocktails and the meal were very enjoyable. A lovely environment for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had an excellent meal before
    NSF3
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We had an excellent meal before going to a wonderful performance-perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underground Gourmet
    tman1
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Excellent food and ambience in the Denver Performing Arts venue. As part of the Restaurant Week promotion, we sampled salmon, pork tenderloin, and beef tenderloin, along with salads and desserts. The meats and fish were high quality and perfectly prepared, as were the side dishes. We certainly intend to come back soon, and told our daughter an son-in-law about the great meal we had! They will be with us next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent from the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Food was excellent from the appetizer to the main entree to the dessert and waitress was exceptional, very attentive and very nice. Truly a memorable experience and can't wait to come back. The sparkling stars on the ceiling really made the atmosphere really special.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved this resturant. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We loved this resturant. The food was outstanding, only to be topped by the service. The tables are spaced just far enough apart, tha conversations cannot be overheard.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dined here for restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Dined here for restaurant week and it was overall a great experience. What saved me from giving 5 stars was that it took the bar almost 10 minutes to get our drinks out, and the drink itself was very sugary and not worth the long wait. Next time, instead of a cocktail I will just stick with wine. My only other "complaint" was, I had the amberjack for an appetizer and the flavor pairing seemed to make the fish taste more fishy. This of course may just be a palette choice, and other people may find this to be delicious. Everything else was outstanding. Very romantic Ambience, would be a great date spot!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this dining room. Even
    davydVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Love this dining room. Even though there seemed to be dome empty space at the back, just love the bif tables, big space between them, bar area in the middle. Actually made the reservation by accident for here and thought I made it for Kevin Taylors at Teatro. This was a great mistake as we did not even know it existed and it was only a block away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely Disappointing
    CScott
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I made reservations for dinner prior to seeing the ballet. We arrived around 6:10, expecting we could enjoy a nice meal in an hour. We ordered the soup & lobster salad to start. The salad was bitter, the lobster tough, & there were pieces of shell. By 7:00 we hadn't received our entrees & got anxious. They finally came out & were good, but not 5 star restaurant quality. I had to request the bill and ask the serving assistant to take the payment. For a $100 meal, my daughter & I were disappointed and did not feel very special. Not only will I not fine there again, I would advise against anyone who has plans for the theatre to dine at Kevin Taylor's. We dine out a lot & it has been a long time since I was disappointed enough to not tip 20%!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Amazing! Great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Simply Amazing! Great food, fantastic service, wonderful atmosphere. FIVE STARS!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great visit before the ballet
    MHGlassman
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had long talked about having dinner here before a DCPA performance, but Feb. 2014 was our first opportunity to do so. We dined with another couple and had a delightful evening. The setting is glamorous and beautiful. The restaurant was not very busy, so conversation was easy. None of us had a single complaint about any of our appetizers, entrees, or deserts. Our service and food were uniformly excellent. Best of all, we were able to linger over dessert until five minutes before the show and still get to our seats in time!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing!
    Coco
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We came for Valentines Day prior to the Symphony. The service, ambiance and chef's gift of a cold gazpacho shooter were all top notch. The food however was terrible. The lobster was mushy, side dish veggies were way over cooked and lacked taste, and the seared tuna appetizer was the worst we have ever had. We are not food snobs. We go to a wide variety of establishments from Gunther Toodys to Flagstaff House. This was so overpriced for the worst meal we have ever had at this caliber of restaurant. I never leave reviews but this meal was so terrible, I felt I needed to warn others who might be drawn to the reputation.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fancy dinner, but a bit too pricey
    FoodieDiva1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Kevin Taylor's is a very elegant restaurant and is clearly targeted at the upper class theatre goers. That being said, the food was good, but definitely not worth the price that the restaurant charges. The service and ambiance was fantastic, but I think you could get the same experience at other less expensive places. However, the location is great for people who are about to see a show at the Ellie or the Buell.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to dinner before play
    Marianne
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Went to dinner before play - atmosphere was nice, service was great and food was awesome. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food but limited
    macker
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Everything our party ordered was well prepared but our party of 6 ordered every entree they offered. Very limited menu and be careful, they change the menu each season and the one that was linked to Open Table was an old one so our picky eater could not find an entree. They did however offer her something that they offered the children which met her needs. Great for a special night downtown but not for diners who have limited tastes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.