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

Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ktrg.net/kevin-taylors-at-the-opera-house/
  • Phone: (303) 640-1012
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent location for dining prior to DCPA eventa"
    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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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.."
    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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Lobster salad was delicious. I was going to order another."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Truly great service; didn't cut any corners despite it being Restaurant Week. Wonderful food!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal before going to a wonderful performance-perfect evening!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "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%!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Simply Amazing! Great food, fantastic service, wonderful atmosphere. FIVE STARS!!!!!"
    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!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went to dinner before play - atmosphere was nice, service was great and food was awesome. Would go back."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We went as a group (two couples) to see a play on 12/21/13 at the Buell. We had dinner at Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House. Extremely convenient. Fabulous service. We shared a bottle of wine, did not have appetizers, we did have dessert - and the bill was about $200. The food was great - limited menu. One beef dish, several fish (including seafood), lamb. Would I go again? Yes!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Kevin Taylor's space is HUGE and the dining area is a small carpeted area up in the corner... feels like you're on a "set" for a Candid Camera show, in a fake restaurant. From the stale bagged rolls served before dinner, to the 4 items offered on the desert menu (and everything in between) the experience was very disappointing. Servers were nice ~ but not what you'd expect for a $150 dinner for 3 (including tip), with no drinks or dessert. (the desert menu is 4 items and about 100 desert cocktails... strange) There are about 20 restaurants within a few blocks that are twice the food, twice the service, and some half the cost, and most of all they feel like a restaurant ~ people, vibe, energy."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Loved this place! Food was so good. Also VERY accomodating to guests with food allergies."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Our dining experience was wonderful. Our waiter was top notch and I felt he went above and beyond for our requests. He help with a practical joke and did great. The service was excellent as was the food. I would definitely return. Thank you for such an outstanding dining experience"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Food is great at this place, and surroundings are quite nice, but service extremely slow. We wern't allowed to order a salad without also ordering our main course. What's up with that? We asked for pepper, but it never was delivered. Waitress was not attentive. I spent $130 dollars, and it was not worth it. Bad experience."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Lessons learned - first that is hardly worth the fight with traffic to get to DCPA for performances. We called to let restaurant know we were caught in traffic and they said no problem - very appreciated. Arrived hour before show and hostess said they would be rigiht over to take order. Twenty-five minutes later the waitier took our food order. We had to ask for a bread basket well after drinks were delivered. Two orders arrived at 7:15; two others at 7:20. The service was the worst I have ever experienced in over 40 years in Denver. They did not walk the talk - after hostess all touch points were more than disappointing."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Atmosphere - Kind of weird layout, it's a large space without a large number of tables so it has a feel as if you're having nice meal with a few friends in a large hall. Food - My meal was good but my wife's steak was over-cooked and some sides were burnt. Service - Server was outstanding. I ordered a drink that they didn't have so the server went to another sister restaurant across the street to get a bottle versus giving me an alternate beverage. My wife's meal was overcooked and our server noticed this (unfortunately after the fact) and offered to deduct the meal from the ticket without any prompting from us. Other than the service, not what I would have expected from a Kevin Taylor restaurant, a tier or two below expectations."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We chose this restaurant because it has great atmosphere and wonderful food. We also chose this restaurant because most of the entrees are gluten free and the restaurant is so willing to work with us. For example we ordered salads and my friend that is gluten free notice fried onions on top. In asking the waiter who knew what she needed, he double checked with the kitchen and they use cornstarch, not flour to coat them. Just a wonderful experience and the price is in line."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "arrived 5:50 and immediately said we had 7:30 show. first course arrived quickly, then we waited & waited. By 7 pm we were very concerned & tried to hail down wait staff. About 7:10-15, our mains arrived - we hurriedly ate some and left the rest on the plate and rushed out the door. certainly not the relaxing & delicious meal we had expected. Someone apologized as we ran out, but what good did that do? way too expensive a meal for that sort of treatment."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The food was good. Location great. But service wasn't great. Especially considering it was expensive."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Like Restaurant Kevin Taylor so wanted to try dinner here after the symphony. I had sea bass and salad, and mom had herbed chicken, with soup. Menu is pretty limited (and no specials), but we both liked our food very much. Mine could have been a little warmer. Prices are fine-dining high. Service was good and all but our server were very pleasant. The setting is odd; on the lower level of the Ellie, off to one side of that lobby on a raised dais. So it has no atmosphere to speak of, but with not many tables, it is quiet."
    Dined on 10/6/2013