We had dinner at Restaurant
We had dinner at Restaurant Kevin Taylor 2 years ago during Restaurant Week and were blown away by the food & service. We were hoping for a similar experience this year but discovered that this meal couldn't quite live up to those expectations. We arrived early for our reservation and had to wait until half an hour after our reservation to be seated. Once we ordered, it seemed like the food for each of the first two courses took forever to arrive. The restaurant was mostly full during our entire meal but no one was seated in the overflow area upstairs. The servers were still attentive - especially the bread server. The meal took 3 hours. The food was very good but not as amazing as our last visit. Overall we left feeling a little let down.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
For diners who love to try
For diners who love to try new tastes with a unique presentation and who have a couple of hours to savor their meal, I highly recommend the 6 course seasonal tasting menu. I found the portion sizes and the timing between courses to be just right so that my appetite was strong enough to last right up to the "Scotch and Cigar" dessert course. Unlike other high-quality restaurants whose atmosphere can border on stuffy, whisper-quiet, and uncomfortable, Restaurant Kevin Taylor had a comfortable, but elegant environment. The seating and the noise level were such that I found myself comfortable enough to thoroughly enjoy my meal. The wait staff was efficient, courteous, helpful, but not overbearing.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went on a Wednesday night for a birthday dinner. We arrived for our 7pm reservations to only one other table. We noticed the waiter was the host as well. Unfortunately two more tables came at the same time causing the waiter to frantically run from table to table, and service became slow. We were blown away at the amazing tasting menu offered (4 full courses for $65). The food itself was amazing, and was perfectly prepared. Everything we ordered- from scallops, to lamb, to buffalo strip was perfect. Our only complaint is that service was very slow. Our dinner lasted 3.5 hours, and partially because it is a french inspired restaurant, but also because there was only one server! We would recommend this restaurant to everyone!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a special occasion
This was a special occasion for us and we appreciated the effort made by the staff to accommodate us. We had made an advance request for the restaurant to provide us with some options that would allow us to enjoy a fine dining experience while honoring medically restricted dietary considerations. We were pleasantly surprised to find specially prepared menus at our table when we arrived. We were given multiple options from which to choose. The food was delicious although the entree price for the vegetable based entrees seemed a bit high. Nevertheless, the experience was most enjoyable and the thoughtful preparation helped make our occasion everything we hoped it would be.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing Denver Hot Spot
I wanted my three guests (one of whom was a performer in Don Giovanni) to have a four-star dining experience before the Opera, and it exceeded all of our expectations. We chose the 6 course "seasonal tasting menu" and two of us added the mixed wine pairing. This turned into 7 courses when we were presented with a surprise amuse-bouche featuring three bite-size indescribably delicious morsels with a complementing wine (which showed off the skills of the chef!) All the dishes were of the highest standard highlighted by intricate flavors. Some favorites were: Foie Gras Mousse Terrine; White Bean Cappuccino soup, and Scotch and Cigar dessert. Service was impeccable. This Denver hot-spot is only five minutes walk to the Opera!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Presentation, taste, wine
Presentation, taste, wine pairing - top marks. Very educated staff. Helpful maitre-d. Will be back next time I am in Denver. Sent pictures of each course to my foodie friends as I ate!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant provides the
The restaurant provides the option of splitting the chef's 6-course tasting menu; even with the surcharge it was an excellent value. It was a fabulous option for us. We loved the creativity of the food. The service was excellent--friendly yet totally correct. It was a special evening!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant is across the street
Restaurant is across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Center--good location for a good meal.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never had French food
I have never had French food before so this was a treat. Not sure if i can give an accurate review because i have nothing to compare it too. but the service was gr eat. they give you a wine list on an ipad (that was new and fancy). I recommend the sweet potato gnocchi's, and the tenderloin. my friend got the bison and short rib which i did try and it was outstanding. i have been told if you go to the denver you need to have bison. i also recommend the snicker dessert! knocked my socks off!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reserve your table ........
Grgich Hills wine dinner .... RKT as awesome as ever. If you are reading this to try and decide if you want to go, then just go ahead and hit the reserve button already. You will not be disappointed
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top gourmet style
From the receotionist to the chef they show a high level of professionalism, to the smallest detail.
The knowledge of materials, and the care of textures, and temperatures is evident.
If I would make any suggestion to the team, it would be oriented to the looking of an architect with the same level of profesionalism that the kitchen and service teams show, to make the experience outstanding.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were the only patrons and had. Charles' complete attention. Food was outstanding as was the whole experience.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to KT's prior to seeing Andrea Bocelli. We decided on the tasting menu paired with wine. It was really great. The food was very good and the wines were paired very nicely. We will definitely be going back!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Denver Mainstay
Restaurant Kevin Taylor is one of the most reliably good eateries in Denver. They tweak their menu toward the current modified 'nouvelle' while maintaining a sure footing in a tradition of good ingredients that are always well turned out. The sommelier is very helpful with pairings and the overall experience is one of quiet elegance but never stuffy.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster and scallops were
Lobster and scallops were delicious. Shrimp carpaccio was a winner. Great wine! Dining room was really quiet.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice. The food was wonderful.
Very nice. The food was wonderful. Compliments to the chef.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Rockie Mountain Choice
My husband and I went with friends and when the server discovered it was our 48th wedding anniversary that day we were all treated to a glass of champagne, on the house. An interesting menu, well prepared and well presented. Excellent choice.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal - superbly
Excellent meal - superbly prepared, well presented. I had the Colorado Beef Tenderloin & Milk Braised Short Rib – I don’t typically order a beef dish at a fine restaurant – it usually turns out to a slightly better dish than you could get at a top steak house. Oh baby, oh baby - - glad I broke one of my dining rules! Perfectly grilled, superb sauce – it truly melted in my mouth. My wife had the Pork Tenderloin & Braised Pork Shoulder - - she was unimpressed with the sauce – thought it just didn’t fit the dish - - a little like a tuxedo with brown shoes.
Our overall experience was exceptional – notwithstanding my wife’s unhappiness with the sauce on her pork. My vote is 5 stars Overall and 5 stars Food.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than expected!
This is a very classy place with great service. We were really impressed with the pairing menu. Before they open, each menu item is sampled by the wait staff, and discussed with the chefs. Everything they brought out was perfectly paired with the right wine. Dan was one of the best servers I have ever had.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was beautiful and
The food was beautiful and tasted just as delicious. The service was out of this world. It was highly romantic
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
We picked this restaurant because of its location--close to the Denver performing arts complex. We could not have picked a better restaurant. The food was great, the service was even better! The staff was friendly and welcoming. Each of our three courses was excellent! We definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to our next visit.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was nervous about trying
I was nervous about trying this restaurant after reading the mixed reviews. I felt mixed about my experience. The service was very good overall. There were highs and lows when it came to the food. I started with the beef carpaccio and it was the best I've ever had. Then I had the beef tenderloin and milk braised short rib. The beef tenderloin was delicious, but the short rib was overcooked. The vegetables and sauce were not very good and did not add anything to the dish. The desserts were both very good. We had the chocolate soufflé and the Snickers. The restaurant did not charge us for the Snickers as we were celebrating a birthday. Although some things were great, I won't be going back as the experience did not match the price.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Service Ever
The food, service, and help selecting a wine were simply outstanding. This quality of food is the highest in the city, and I would strongly recommend Kevin Taylor's for any special occasion.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Kevin Taylor met
Restaurant Kevin Taylor met our expectations fully. Friendly non-rushed service. Well-executed selections.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to Restaurant Kevin Taylor and literally was blown away. Each course was a true dining adventure with exquisite flavor combinations and presentation. We will definitely return and will share our tremendous experience with friends and family.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd delightful dinner
This was my second visit to Restaurant Kevin Taylor with equally rave reviews. Every course and every bite is a wonderful experience. The staff is so friendly and attentive.
Can't wait to return.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. Excellent service.
Food was good. Excellent service. A bit pricey, but worth it. We thought that there was a business casual dress code, but we say people in casual clothes. One guy was wearing a Hawaiian shirt. Great place to go to experience fine dining.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oustanding service. Was our
Oustanding service. Was our anniversary and they treated it like the special event it was. Food was fantastic.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great pre-theater dinner
Food was delicious and the service was outstanding with attentive and proactive servers.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Join the loyalty program
We've been to Kevin Taylor three times now and it's by far my favorite special occasion restaurant. Last time we were there we joined the loyalty program to receive an email with details about all the wine we drank that night with the tasting menu. Earlier this summer i received a promotion where we get the $50 wine paring for free when ordering the 6 course tasting menu. The coupon is for the whole table! all three of us got the paired wine with each course at no cost. Go to Kevin Taylor. It's awesome!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the 4 course meal - so much food we could hardly eat it! I had seared scallops and the beet salad for appetizers, lobster in a butter sauce with spaetzel and hedgehog mushrooms for the entree, and creme brûlée for dessert! Absolutely phenomenal.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, not very busy
We went Thursday night and there were only a hand full of couples. We had the 4 course tasting. At $65 per person, I thought the food was excellent and the portion sizes were more than I expected. It appeared that there was only one server and and one wine steward for the room. They did a good job. But I've had more attentive service on a previous visit. All in all, we enjoyed the dinner and would go back.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Spectacular Dinner
My wife and I are new to Denver and were told we must try Restaurant Kevin Taylor's. I must say it was nothing short of amazing. We arrived at 6:00 with theater plans after. The waiter recommended a 4 course tasting menu because of our time restraints, and we also got the wine pairings as suggested. Each dish was beautifully prepared and delicious, and the wine seemed to make the food even better! My favorites were the foie gras with duck sausage, the lobster caprese (best heirloom tomatoes I've ever had), and the Colorado beef tenderloin with milk braised short rib. Our server was promt, professional, and made sure we finished in time for our show. I will certainly be back, and next time I look forward to trying the 7 course tasting menu.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect special occasion spot
My husband and I are typically casual diners...but love to try new places & I wanted to take my hubby someplace special for his bday. KT was perfect on a Monday night. Only a few other diners & the ambience was elegant but not stuffy. Service was outstanding, our waiter was very non intrusive but friendly. The food was delicious ( desserts werent as good as the meal but fine),
It was a great bday dinner.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding ... Again!
We dine here on special occasions because you are guaranteed a wonderful experience. The food is ART and DELICIOUS!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kevin Taylor never disappoints!
My husband and I dined here before the theater, and we had an excellent experience! We've only been here a couple of times, and we always enjoy our visit. We started with vegetable canneloni and foie gras appetizers, both delicious and interesting in composition. We followed with pork tenderloin and Colorado striped bass entrees. The bass was beautiful to behold with a variety of colors from the baby vegetables. The pickled tomatoes added a nice tang to the dish, and the skin on the bass was perfectly crisp. We finished by sharing the creme brulee - the best in the city with a nice sugary crust and creamy goodness inside. The staff is top notch at this restaurant, and we were treated with great care and kindness.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to have a wonderfully
Great place to have a wonderfully delicious meal in a quiet, lovely setting.
Service is superb. It is attentive and not overbearing.
10/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
great food and ambiance. Great
great food and ambiance. Great location for the Denver Arts Complex
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Interesting fusion menu. I
Interesting fusion menu. I had lobster with mashed sweet potatoes and cooked cabbage. The cabbage texture was tough and chewy with a slightly sour taste which did not compliment the overall meal. My wife had salmon which was prepared well and was quite tasty.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surpassed my expectations
I've been meaning to try this restaurant for the last 3 years. The wait was worth it. The decor is elegant, the service top notch and the food divine. The flavors are so developed, you are left wanting more, but the portions are perfect. Won't await as long to return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bring your wallet
Great food --- we had the four course meal with the wine parings. Duck confit especially good. Over $300 with tip. 'Nuf said.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Why Go To K.T.'s?
Why should someone dine at Kevin Taylor? Because the whole staff work at making your dining experience a remarkable memory. It is by no means inexpensive, however ... but with every penny you spend. You will experience excellent service, food, wine and atmosphere. Well worth treating yourself.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place for an elegant but not over the top ambiance. Food was very good. Reasonably quiet which these days it is very hard to find - too often have to shout to have a conversation.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM