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Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and Restaurant

86 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch Matinee: Thursday - Sunday: 11:00am - 12:15pm.
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:45pm.
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Phone number
(316) 612-7696
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Gillenwater
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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.
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Private party contact
Matthew S Rumsey: (316) 612-7696
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We can cater to any size and can accommodate any type of food whether it be casual or fine dining.
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Cross street
Douglas and Hillside
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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.
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Public transit
Directly in front of The Crown.
Banquet, 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
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAaron (Oklahoma City)
2.0  Dined on November 28, 2014

This was our second visit because our first, a year ago, was really good. This time the whole experience was just mediocre. The food was average, the service was okay and the production was not nearly as good as last year's White Christmas show. I'm not sure what behind the scenes changes were made but I'd suggest rethinking them.

kstatemom (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 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.

Warcoach (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 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.

Pinkee (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 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.

redyrnot (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2014

the food had a good flavor and was cook well, but was not very hot

Lindy (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on December 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.

BlandChristmas (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2013

Loved the food, the show was an absolute disappointment. I will not be coming back

mk007 (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2013

This was one of the best programs I have ever seen. I will be a season ticket holder from now on.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 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.

grandfatherof2 (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 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.

vipAaron (Oklahoma City)
4.0  Dined on November 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.

SibHuskyMom (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 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.

tandt (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on November 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.

buhhda17 (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 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.