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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

4.6
4.6
1847 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
8000 Sq. Ft. Gastrobrothel features Vegetable Forward, Globally-Inspired Dishes and a Live Music Venue ‘Electric Soapbox.’

Music schedule and ticket purchases can be found at opheliasdenver.com

Ophelia’s has taken many forms: located in the historic 1894-era Victorian Airedale building, it was a brothel, turned peep show, turned adult video library.
We serve as a restaurant, bar, and live music venue, with a boudoir-style
décor that honors the building’s past; and Ophelia, the muse. Continuing the Edible Beats tradition of delicious, responsibly-sourced food, the upscale, gastrobrothel-inspired menu will include fresh, craveable takes on flatbread
pizza, small plates, burgers, and shareable charcuterie boards.
Brunch kitchen hours: 10am-2pm
Dinner kitchen hours: Wed&Thur 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm. (Full menu subject to show times).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 993-8023

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci Owner/Chef

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    Lawrence

  • Parking details

    City Lots and Metered Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dinner & A Show With The Austin Johnson Band

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for dinner and a free show from Americana-blues talent Austin Johnson and friends. Reserve now to indulge in our creative take on comfort food with our fall dinner menu, tantalizing specialty cocktails, and full bar - the eargasms are free! All seating will be cabaret style, at stage level. **Music from 7:30pm-9:30pm, subject to change**
  • O's House Sessions: Casey Russell & Friends

    Dec 1 - Dec 2, 2022
    Join us for dinner & an unforgettable evening of tunes from Casey Russell (of The Magic Beans), DJ Williams, Nick Worth, and Tim Philpott. Reserve now to indulge in our playful winter dinner menu, tantalizing specialty cocktails, and full bar, or just come boogie - the eargasms are free! Music begins at 9, start times subject to change.
  • Free Brunch Show: New Family Dog

    Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2022
    Enjoy our unique and mouthwatering brunch menu, bottomless mimosas, and curated cocktails while New Family Dog sets the vibe for an unforgettable brunch. Jon "Blackdog" Ridnell's latest project, ‘New Family Dog,’ features his son Miles on bass and vocals and a rotating cast of other talented musicians. Together they explore a range of styles including jazz, rock, blues, New Orleans second line, and afro beat.🎺🎸 *Music to begin at 10:30 and conclude at 2:00, please plan accordingly.* **Set times subject to change**

What 1,847 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Hot Spot

  • Denver

    Great for Brunch

  • Denver

    Hot Spot

  • Denver

    Contemporary American

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  1. SF

    SarahF

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The quality of Ophelia’s declined when it re-opened post-Covid. The food is slowly coming back to what it once was. But the cocktails are pretty terrible. I would not go there to drink. Brunch was enjoyable though. I’m still a little wary but feeling optimistic.
  2. c

    cindyo

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food & service were great. Can’t beat the ambiance & venue. Drink selection could be better also didn’t like bourbon served in plastic cup. Be back for sure as everything else primo!
  3. t

    terraj

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun guy flatbread was amazing. And pert near sandstone was fun
  4. AF

    AndreaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! The location was great and overall feel of the place super cool. The free music with brunch was awesome. Bottomless mimosas are only 19$ which was great. Got the chicken and waffles, and skillet French toast. Both had a twist to them but were so yummy!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch. Drinks are a tad pricey but that’s Denver for you. Food was amazing and the ambience matched. A great date spot or brunch with the girls!
  6. TP

    TroyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and music. The service was fun and outstanding. Will be back for sure!
  7. 2

    2dinersplusfriends

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my friend’s birthday during brunch. food was delicious, we especially liked the cornbread appetizer! Service was great and the live music was really fun. I will definitely be back!
  8. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food - the chefs are amazing This is a must visit place. Don't sit near the speakers if you'd like to have a conversation, it can be near concert levels
  9. M

    Milk

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Ophelia’s! Food, service and ambiance are always memorable.
  10. MM

    MollyM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Ophelia’s is so fun and the service is great. The food is okay and the pricing per portion is kind of all over the place. It’s a really fun spot especially when there’s a show.
  11. AP

    AnnP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The host was very accommodating. He catered to my time change and was very nice about everything.
  12. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kind server !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
  13. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for date night. The ambiance and food was great.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of friends for Sunday live music brunch on my birthday. Our server was awesome and the entire Ophelia’s staff was amazing from start to finish — super accommodating for our large party, great food, delicious drinks, just a super laid back vibe all around. We loved it! Always one of my favorite spots in Denver. Music was good too. Thanks for the celebration, Ophelia’s crew!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great venue and atmosphere! Have been waiting to go here post Covid. So happy to hear it reopened as I had heard such great things. Nice Sunday brunch, limited menu, (always a good sign) quality ingredients, well presented. Delicious cocktails too! Loved the live music on stage. Wonderful ambience . A little pricey but to be expected when entertainment is provided. Take layers, my husband and I felt it was rather chilly and had to put our jackets back on whilst eating. We sat on the mezzanine overlooking the stage. Will definitely go back, next time to try the dinner menu.
  16. L

    Lulu

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Limited menu. More of a bar with food vibe than a restaurant vibe. Had been there several times pre-pandemic and the menu used to be more extensive so missed that experience. Food we had was good and prices decent. All drinks served in a plastic (even mixed). Felt cheap.
  17. BB

    BBWs

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    went for michael jackson brunch & it was super fun to have just mj songs:) food/drinks were great as always
  18. FH

    FrankieH

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came to celebrate my birthday with my friends. It was a fine place. Our waitress was also so sweet.
  19. JG

    JeffreyG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious & service was spot on. thank you!
  20. KS

    KatelynS

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went around 5:30 before all the music to snag dinner. Loved being on the mezzanine looking down. The cheese curds were so good and the hot honey pepperoni pizza flatbread was stellar. Everyone had great cocktails and watched the band prep before we left around 7:30 ish. We would definitely come back for an event.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday. Brandon was a great server!
  22. J

    Judly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff was fun and friendly.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience4
    Cool spot. Food was mediocre. Good price for bottomless mimosas and nice live music for brunch.
  24. MP

    MatthewP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere, would totally come again
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Meh, it’s a cute place but the music was horrid, couldn’t understand what the singer was saying, the food was good but super small for the price and service itself was SLOW.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary date
  27. W

    Wildcheetah

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fun venue! The waitress kept coming back while we didn’t need any service, but it is better than no service I guess. Food was pretty good. Nice live band until 2pm for brunch.
  28. c

    cam5280

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    we went for the Judith Hill show and ate before. i give it 5 stars as a music venue, 4 stars for food, mainly because the menu is pretty limited and i would like a better wine list w more “old world style” options.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed celebrating my mother’s birthday!
  30. R

    Riley

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Vegan options are VERY limited; two items which aren’t really great options. Very loud music. Food was ok. Plastic “glasses”. Seems very different.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday Brunch at this spot is awesome. Delicious food and drinks!
  32. MJ

    MaryJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time and the food was excellent. Our waiter was awesome.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ophelia’s is a one of a kind place. Every trip to Denver should include a stop here.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Waited a good while for noir drinks. Got our appetizer after we got our entrees. Brunchwrap entree was very cold when we got it. They fired a new one for us and it didn’t help much. Service was very slow and not Attentive. They seemed to care more about the large parties around then us. New Ophelia’s is just not the same.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The food and drinks were amazing
  36. S

    Susan

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Catherine was the most amazing server and the homemade gluten free bread was the best I have ever had!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious the service was awesome and the show they put on last night was so much fun!
  38. MH

    MileHighPatron

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ophelia's used to be a "foodie" place. Things like duck wings and other bougie feeling American comfort food with great sauces, executed brilliantly. I knew as soon as we sat down at the cheaply refinished tables and felt the plastic drinkware, that corners had been cut since the reopening. The classy and convenient real paper menus were recycled in lieu of the now commonplace QR code, and that would have been fine if the waitress wasn't so annoyed and pushy while waiting for our phones to load the drinks (cell phone reception not great). I think it's tough to be a great restaurant and a great venue at the same time. The food side of the equation is breaking down. The burger is now laughably small. The eggplant app was executed very poorly. The fries reminded me of a high school cafeteria. Don't get the shrimp boil unless you like veins! If Ophelia's just leaned into the cheap guilty pleasure fried food vibe, I think it would feel more honest and work better, but it's still trying to pretend like it's bougie with the menu and the prices, and not delivering that like it used to. If you just want a drink and greasy fried pickles & cheese curds before a show, this place is still good; don't go there for a nice dinner date though.
  39. W

    Witt

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our brunch. The drinks and food were great and the live music was awesome!
  40. TW

    TammyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and live music for brunch! Definitely a must!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox is rated 4.6 stars by 1847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lawrence

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    City Lots and Metered Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci Owner/Chef

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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