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About Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House

Located in the Chambers Grant Salon in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House serves pre-theater cocktails and dinner on evenings with performances in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theater and/or Boettcher Concert Hall.

Also, for private events, Kevin Taylor Catering serves all of the unique spaces within the Opera House. These include the new, sophisticated, exposed-brick 8,000 sq. ft. Studio Loft space, as well as the Chambers-Grant Salon, an extraordinary 11,600 sq. ft. space featuring twinkling fiber optic ceilings, exposed stone walls, full stage and luxurious finishes.

14th and Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
For information about pre-show availability, call 303-640-1012

Cross Street:
14th & Curtis, inside DPAC

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 640-1012

Website:
http://www.ktrg.net/kevin-taylors-at-the-opera-house/

Catering:
Catering services by Kevin Taylor Catering are available.

Parking Details:
The DCPA Garage entrance is on Arapahoe St. Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Drew Ross

Private Party Facilities:
Treat your guests to exceptional, creative cuisine when you hold your event with Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, featuring some of the city's most unique and stunning spaces, ideal for wedding receptions, holiday parties corporate events and more.

Private Party Contact:
Hillary MacArthur: (877) 626-4381

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2016

The KT opera house restaurant in Denver and in Central City is only open to the public on opera nights. We always look forward to our opera nights at both locations. The entire restaurant organization is exceptional, including the management and some of the best wait and bar staff anywhere. We have befriended a couple of them who make our visits extra special. The food is always inspiring, beautifully presented, unique, and delicious. Thank you Kevin Taylor and family.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Pre Opera meal was fantastic. I can't believe that I've rushed Pre Opera and Pre Theatre meals in the past - from now on we will be going to Kevin Taylor's. Great food, wine and cocktails with no drama - arrive early, get parking - enjoy the show.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2016

I have dined at most of Kevin's restaurants many times, an several at the Opera House.

As always, the cuisine and service at this place and event was Outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2016

The menu is beyond weird with totally unrecognizable items - milk jam? coffee crumbs? shortrib croquette? carrot cake donut hole? We allowed 90 minutes for dinner. Did not order drinks, and still barely made it to the opera on time. Our entree finally arrived one hour and five minutes after we got there, and had to bolt it down to get to the opera on time. Waitress was very helpful and apologetic - not her fault.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Our dinner Friday evening at Kevin Taylor at the Opera was a major disappointment. We placed our dinner order before 6:00 but were not served until 7:10. We had just enough time for a couple of bites before running to our 7:30 opera. Although the manager was very apologetic and covered our meal, we would not return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Everything ended up wonderful, but both orders of halibut were first overlooked. They were replaced and the second time around was wonderful. Service is always excellent. And the venue is terrific. Too bad the restaurant isn't open more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2016

As usual the food and experience were great! Only complaint was they had no Beefeaters gin for my martini!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2016

Great for pre-opera dinner, which we really enjoyed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2016

This is one of my favorite places before the symphony. Everything was exceptional. We had their salmon perfectly cooked. The salad was a heirloom tomatoe and it was terrific. Decided to share a dessert, very chocolate, very tasty, and delicious ice cream too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Once again my experience was absolutely perfect. Food was excellent, service was amazing, wine suggestions spot on, and as always I was amazed at how reasonable the prices were for what you got.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Perfection, all the way around. The staff is amazing and treat you like royalty. The food is gourmet and worth every penny. We love Kevin Taylor and wish it was open more!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Our server, I believe his name was Charls was some of the best service I've had since moving to Colorado. Polite, fast, and knew what he was talking about. Great job by him

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2016

This was our first time there, it was good. Would go again for a special occasion

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Kevin Taylor's is an elegant dining experience. The decor, table spacing, and ambience make for a quiet, intimate evening. The food is high level cuisine and each dish is as beautiful as it is delectable. The wait staff is knowledgeable, attentive, yet unobtrusive and pace the meal as befitting a truly special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Just outstanding, from the ambiance, the food, service, and our very pleasant waitress, and staff. It could not have been a better evening, and, we lingered for 3 hours at our table because of our enjoyment, and never felt rushed.

Thank you for a most memorable evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2016

We went during restaurant week and they did not skimp on anything. The food was delicious with complex flavors, the service could not have been any better and nothing beats the atmosphere here. If you have never been here, do anything you can to experience it....you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2016

Once again you shine on your 5280 menu and service! Keep it up gang. That's why I always come here - the excellence.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2016

I thoroughly enjoy our dining experience. The service was by far the best I have experienced in Denver. I would not order my entrée again, however, which I questioned before ordering so my fault! I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2016

All entrees were excellent, although portions were rather small (restaurant week). Service was beyond outstanding! Impeccable! Desserts were YUM! Ambience was fantastic, only thing missing was the Phantom! Plan repeated visits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2016

I consider myself a foodie, and this was one of the, if not the, all time best meals I've ever had. I could eat the Butternut Squash Gnudi every day and still love the complex depth of flavors. The fact that the atmosphere is so stunningly gorgeous and peaceful add even more to the experience. To die for!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 1, 2016

Overall a great experience. Food selections are nice. Waitress Stephanie was awesome. Next time I go see a show I'll be stopping by here first.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Great food! Great experience! I'll be visiting again

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2016

I recently dined their for the first time for Restaurant Week with a group of five. The restaurant was nicely set up - interesting how if it's right by the opera room. The food was wonderful and so was the service - for the most part. We asked for split checks however, and that created a bit of an issue. Management was there and helped a lot but it would have be nice to have been given an update by our server. We could hear her complaining about the process but she never came back to the table after the whole experience. I understand splitting checks can be complicated (we were willing to do it ourselves, but she said she could handle it). Overall though, I know we are not the first and wont be the last to request multiple tabs, so best to not complain so close to your table. Food was great though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Awesome food. Outstanding wait staff. Especially Keith. Unique and inspiring setting.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2016

The room is wonderful with large space between tables and interesting art lining the walls. The service was outstanding. It was our first visit and so we took advantage of the restaurant week menu of NY strip loin and lamb loin. Both were tender and cooked as desired. The twice baked sweet potato soup was extraordinary! Everything was delicious except for the desserts. The crème brûlée had a large blob of marshmallow which I was unable to cut to put in my mouth. The pretzel was so hard I couldn't break it with my teeth. The cheesecake scoops really didn't taste like cheesecake at all. When we told our server about the disappointing desserts, she brought a small carrot cake that had fondant on outside which tasted like wax. The Kevin Taylor restaurant is a great place to eat. Hopefully they will get a new dessert chef!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Loved my meal here on Friday from restaurant week, my only complaint would be the atmosphere. It really feels like an event space as it is really large with bright lighting. Not a cozy upscale dining experience like I expected. Our server (and his beard) were phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

The food was delicious, the wine recommended by our server was fantastic, and service was great! I have already recommended it to a few friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

This is a big room. Tables are spaced far apart, so your conversation is easy and private. My wife and I love this but our other couple wished for a little more contact with others, a little more bustle. There are oodles of too-noisy places, so enjoy this.

The food, excellent. The cocktails, excellent. The service, excellent. Pure Kevin Taylor concept and execution. Creative and delightful dishes, not just a piece of meat accompanied by a pod of potato and another pod of veggie-of-the-moment. Wonderful desserts, too, by the way, at once luxurious and light.

Easily on my list of best restaurants in Colorado. An upscale treat.

The only downside is that it isn't open six days a week. Opening coincides with performances at the Performing Arts Center, so call ahead. But it is definitely worth seeking it out.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

I love dining at Kevin Taylor's at the Opera house. Staff is attentive and accommodating. My date needed a diary free option to their Denver Restaurant week menu and they had no problem with making the needed modifications to meet out needs and the was really no drop off in the quality and taste of our meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Beautiful restaurant with unique and one of a kind decor. Fantastic service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Staff is very knowledgeable. When they offer the wine pairings we always indulge. the special wines they bring with each course is fantastic and the stories behind each wine is so entertaining.
Love this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Excellent food, service, pace, and atmosphere. Server described dishes and gave recommended drink pairings.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Ryan Taylor is a phenominal chef the food was out of this world. Only open less than 20 times a year but if you go ask for Ethan he will take care of you and your wine needs!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Great room, feels like a high end old time elegant restaurant. You feel like ti would be great for a black tie event. Outside of theatre hours, always easy to get in and get a table, staff is great and accommodating, kitchen always helpful with dietary restrictions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food, appetizers were definitely not big enough, they're meant to get the stomach going and that was not complete with these appetizers for the price a little more quantity wouldn't hurt. Servers were so so definitely didn't listen to my request of doing the set wine list with each course and one class of my choice extra dude just kept charging me and giving me the same stuff.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Thank you Kevin Taylor's and to Ethan our server for making this one of our best dining experiences ever. Your personalized service made us feel like we were the only table you were serving. The food was unmatched in quality, appearance and taste.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Fantastic! Wish it was open for dining more often.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Kevin Taylor's at the Opera is the ideal way to begin an evening of entertainment at the Performing Arts Center, but especially something at the Ellie where you can go directly to your seats from the dining area.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2015

We had a wonderful pre opera dinner. The setting is intimate, with generous space between tables and a sophisticated atmosphere/decor. Our servers were very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was beautifully presented and very delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2015

I have been going to Kevin Taylor's since it first opened. I particularly like it when they have short ribs and polenta and wish they had it all the time but the other food is excellent also the wine list is extensive however most of it is by the bottle and for one person a bottle is too much wish they had a more extensive list by the glass I have also been there for several parties and their munchies are wonderful as well as their desserts but I am one of those weird people that doesn't like chocolate so would like to see a few more non-chocolate selections in the dessert munchies I love the location because you can go there and be right at the opera house so just need to go upstairs from the restaurant without having to go outside and walk blocks and blocks it isn't inexpensive but it is excellent

Deanna Leino

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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