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Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre and Restaurant

4.2
86 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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About

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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Cuisines
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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Catering
We can cater to any size and can accommodate any type of food whether it be casual or fine dining.
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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
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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4.2based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2014

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2013

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 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.

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3.0Dined on November 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.

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5.0Dined on November 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!

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5.0Dined on October 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.

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5.0Dined on October 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!!!!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2013

Great food and drinks! GREAT performance! We are so lucky to have the Crown Uptown in Wichita.

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4.0Dined on October 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.

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5.0Dined on September 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.

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5.0Dined on September 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.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2013

Great food and a wonderful show. The whole family enjoyed the entertaining show CATS! They have a lot of talent.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2013

Great food... amazing show... going to become a regular.

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4.0Dined on July 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.

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5.0Dined on July 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.

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4.0Dined on June 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.

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4.0Dined on June 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.

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5.0Dined on April 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!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2013

Live theatre and relaxed dining experience!!! A very nice combination!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2013

This was our first time going here. We will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 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.

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3.0Dined on March 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.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2013

I was surprised at how delicious the food was!! Amazing - and I am particular. The play was also quite good!!

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4.0Dined on February 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.

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3.0Dined on February 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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4.0Dined on February 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.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2012

They serve fries but no ketchup - not kid friendly.

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