Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

4.7
1717 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1717 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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TmAmA
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chelsea was wonderful. We went a few days before the Denver shutdown, so glad we did. Wonderful food with a funky atmosphere. You're not quite sure walking up to the front door, but walk inside and you're in for a treat. Check it out when you can!

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great friendly service! And, the vibe is always energetic and fun.

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Jilly
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely love coming here. Shoutout to Chef Blair- thanks for the fantastic food!

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TravisH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and bottomless mimosas were amazing. Would definitely recommend

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Olena
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my second visit. Live music was not there unfortunately, and I honestly really wanted the music as it was by bday party. Food was average: my dish was way too fatty: half cheese, half meat. It was poutine, by the way, so I expected mostly potatoes. The main dish my partner ordered was way too sweet, as sweet as a dessert. Service was excellent 👍 ambiance was outstanding, the movie played was hilarious, the place was packed and people really enjoyed it, which was great. I love the place, and my first time there was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We absolutely loved this place! The food was great and we really enjoyed the live entertainment, such a cool place and I definitely recommend it to anyone who is going to be in Denver! The service was a bit on the slower side but we didn’t mind as there was live music to keep you entertained while you waited.

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AvesA2020
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe. Decent food. Overall phenomenal experience. Would come back again.

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. !!!! Go a few times a year. Chicken and waffles, french toast brulee are the best. Radiohead cover was excellent.

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KimCO7
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Very good food and atmosphere. Some of our food was luke warm. Staff was friendly. Good bar but had to leave before opening act for the dance floor.

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vipChristopherS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a really cool spot. They have live music at night which would be great to have dinner early and then stay for the show

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ophelia’s is great it’s mine and my wife’s second time going there.

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IanM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The drinks are great; the food is just ok and kind of expensive.

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vipSarahJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ophelia’s is amazing for brunch and I recommend it to everyone! Exceptional service. Great food and drinks. Fun venue and music. I will definitely be back.

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TheSkaze
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome everything, so glad we finally made it in!

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BenM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and atmosphere and the food was great too! First time there with a date, will definitely be back again soon!

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ChristineL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was an amazing place. The food was wonderful I loved the Steak and the appetizers were amazing. We will be back again we so enjoyed the live music during dinner it was a great Experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox. Love the whole experience

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KentF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love this place! The ambiance of the large screen, talent on stage, stellar food, awesome staff, and great drinks makes for a perfect date night/day.

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Love2eat
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been wanting to go here for a while now and finally got to try it for Denver restaurant week. We will definitely be coming back. The music was great, the food was wonderful and the service was outstanding.

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BrookeBites
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and were told we had the best seat in the house(the owner’s corner) which was a cozy corner booth with a great view of the stage! The service, drinks, and food were all good, but the best part was the butterscotch pudding as a birthday treat for me as it was heavenly, creamy and delicious! Thanks for a great birthday dinner!

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vipszqp
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant week menu was a great value and the dishes we ordered were delish, including string Cheese Incident, Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffle. We sat down by the band- the Dexter Payne Trio- was amazing Brazilian music. What a fun night. My first time there and I will return!

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vipMotownMistake
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I went to Ophelia's for Motown Monday with a few friends. We sat on the dance floor, basically, and the music was so glaringly loud (at :700pm), that we could barely hear each other talk. The dance floor was empty. The food was fine. We each had a few cocktails. I paid over $80 bucks for three small tostadas and 3 well cocktails, which is ridiculous. I guess some people are willing to pay $20 for a well drink? When we finally started dancing, the music wasn't AT ALL Motown. It was more like Motown remix with none of the original Motown songs. Not fun at all, and not what we came to dance to. The DJ was incredibly arrogant. When I asked if he took requests he said, "Maybe", implying he would if he liked the song I requested. I requested Think by Aretha Franklin, and he said he didn't have that song. What kind of MOTON DJ does't have Think by Aretha Franklin?! An inept DJ that couldn't care less if people were dancing or enjoying the music. No wonder the dance floor was empty.

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vipTazz
Denver
134 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Eclectic food meets fun atmosphere. Enjoyed the pork belly app tremendously but the flavors on the menu suggest tastes I never got. Same w/ the chx I tasted just the chili honey. The super slaw = pleasant surprise! Hazelnut cake was too dry for me as was the corn bread appetizer. They need something to cut that dryness. The music & background is what makes this place buzz w excitement.

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mjoeats
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue. Great music - love Wes Watkins and his band, he's a creative force; Ophelia's books a diverse calendar; and volume is ideal if you're there for the music but want a few decibels to visit w/ you meal mates. Food, cocktails, and service is great at a great value. They take everything seriously so you don't have to. Love this place.

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annaaspnes
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We've been a number of times and we were excited to revisit with some friends but will sadly not be going back. We were disappointed in the whole experience.

- The first course was labeled as gluten-free on the menu and was not - In fairness they were quick to respond, and thankfully I am always very careful, but this is a mistake not to be taken lightly and could have made me sick for 3 weeks.
- The main courses were brought out while we were eating our starters, returned to the kitchen where we assumed they were left under heating lamps. The food was dried out, toast was burned and luke warm at best.
- Wine was served after we had finished the main course.
- Dessert arrived on time, as advertised and was delicious. Unfortunately we were encouraged by wait staff to order more drinks to be told the next round of guests had been waiting for our table for 20 minutes.
- It was painfully loud making it impossible to have any sort of exchange with our friends.
- We paid the bill in full with tip and will not return to this restaurant anytime soon.

So sorry to have to leave such a terrible review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funky place, very cool. Food was great. Service was excellent. I went on a date, we both had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! LOVED this spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have the best time! The Saturday music brunch is a gem!

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vipRebeccaK
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday brunch! We enjoyed having a leisurely and delicious brunch on Saturday (get there early for best tables....it fills up quickly after 11:00.) Wait staff very attentive, nice ambience, music, fun and funky cocktails and the food was delicious! We tried the chicken and waffles, breakfast quesadilla, and arepas benedict. All were wonderfully prepared. We want to come back each month for this brunch in a historic Denver building. Great way to kick off the weekend!

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Hannahb
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of this experience was more than what I could have hoped for. Fantastic food, gorgeous atmosphere, curious and interesting artwork, intriguing back story and great live music. Highly recommend. Will repeat.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motown Monday was a blast with videos from the 60's and a great DJ with dance floor a hoppin. AMAZING Southern and Cajun dishes prepared with gourmet original flair..Yje Pork Belly the Fried Plantains and the Chicken sandwiches and the Choco Crunch Sundae were superb.. Faboulous bar and New Orleans style decor..LOVED IT!!!

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CandaceA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was a bit hard to talk over dinner given how loud it was. Food was excellent!

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LindaK
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Everyone was very friendly and the service was good. My husband liked his entree but mine was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great live music. Best brunch in town

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Steve
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Cramped seating. Food was not great for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Awful service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.! Food was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was uniquely exquisite; this is the type of place I would expect to find someone like Gordon Ramsay at. The restaurant seems to pay very special attention to the food and it shows. Though I was not very happy with the seating as it was cramped and not super convenient, with every bite of flavor I was paying attention to the seating less and less; the salad, cheese dip, burger and chicken were excellent and I would recommend this to everyone. The staff went above and beyond with the servers offering recommendations and attentive service.

RJ
RoJo
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unique experience, groovy atmosphere, a little crowded, very friendly servers, good food. We enjoyed the free live music during our Saturday lunch.

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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox is rated 4.7 stars by 1717 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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