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Kevin Taylor's At The Opera House

4.7
979 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
For information about pre-show availability, call 303-640-1012
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Phone number
(303) 640-1012
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Drew Ross
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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.
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Private party contact
Hillary MacArthur: (877) 626-4381
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Catering
Catering services by Kevin Taylor Catering are available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th & Curtis, inside DPAC
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Parking details
The DCPA Garage entrance is on Arapahoe St. Street parking is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 979 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2009

The food was wonderful & beautifully presented. My only complaint was service was very slow.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2009

This is a wonderful pre-theater spot. My guests arrived late, but the staff did an amazing job in getting our meals served in time for the curtain. Kudos!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2009

The food and the service was exceptional! I have had Dan Gulickson's cooking in South Dakota and was pleasantly surprised to find out he was our chef that evening. I have seen people offer money on the spot just to get his recipes! The service was completely professional and timely. I never felt like I was being "rushed" through the experience. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2009

Very attentive service with interesting twists on many "standard" continental/American items. Excellent wine recommended by service provider and reasonably priced. Only negative was that there are two Kevin Taylor restaurants in close proximity and so easy to get addresses confused.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2009

We enjoyed the evening dinning before the show. All the food was great - my wife and I especially enjoyed the scallops.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2009

It was a lovely evening after the show. The food was absolutely delicious and ambiance was very nice too. Our server was delightful.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2009

Good. The service was a little slow. I find this restaurant a little expensive for what you get. My husband and I each had one glass of wine and a fish entree with no dessert and it cost well over $100.00.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2009

For the two of us dining at Kevin Taylor's A The Opera was a before Bill Cosby performance experience.

Since we are not used to the service team approach I found it a little awkward knowing who to seek service from. It would be nice if one of the servers had introduced himself/herself and suggested who to look to for service.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2009

The entire staff was very attentive and pleasant. From the front desk, to the server, food runners, bussers and coat check, we never wanted for anything. The appetizer of the Chef's Board was interesting, unexpected and delicious. The entrees we chose were the Monkfish and the Lamb and neither one disappointed. We finished with the "Chocolate Heaven" for dessert. We had an hour and a half to wait for our show and never felt rushed. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2009

It was a very nice meal and the serice was wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2009

Always a good experience and soooo convenient for all the DCPA functions.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2009

The perfect start before seeing "Phantom"! For those that have never been to a Kevin Taylor establishment, let me tell you that they put foods together in a way you would never have imagined. Sometimes, you might not think that they would go together in the first place! Yet, you will leave knowing you had a meal you couldn't get anywhere else. Personally, I had the lamb. It was the best lamb I've ever had. No gamey flavor at all. The place itself is gorgeous, ( though I'm partial, having helped build the building ) quiet and refined. I will have a hard time choosing between his restaurants, now.

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2009

The location is the best thing I can say about this restaurant. The salmon was overcooked and the Ahi Tuna was bland - no sauce and the mushrooms were overcooked as well. The service was below average and we had to ask for bread. The wait staff was too formal-and did not make any attempt to connect with us. There is more to waiting on tables than coming by to check on us two times. I have actually had better service experiences at the Village Inn so I am not impressed. I would not reccomend this restaurant- the food is average at best and the pricess are high. We expected so much more for Kevin Taylor and would not consider any of his other restaurants based on this experience.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2009

This was our first occasion to visit this restaurant. We chose it primarily because we wanted a first-rate establishment in close proximity to the Denver Performing Arts Center. The food has exceptional taste and the presentation was splendid. We were somewhat disappointed in our server in the beginning, but by the end he had made some excellent suggestions and balanced the serving of the courses so we were not unduly rushed.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2009

Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House has excellent service. The portions of food was just right; not too much where we were uncomfortable during the show and, yet, we were not left wanting. I had the lamb loin. Lamb tends to be musty and sometimes leaves an aftertaste. This dish had neither; perfect! Whatever you're doing, don't change a thing.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2009

We were excited to return so soon after our last visit. I had been craving the grilled artichoke salad I had before all week, and was not disappointed. I also had the roast duck which was delicious! My husband had the rare tuna appetizer and said it was good, but nothing outstanding. His opinion of the scallops was much higher, he loved them! We will be dining there again!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2009

We were a party of 6 dining before a show. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was great! The location was great for the show and the timing was good too. We all had a very nice evening. We will definitly dine there again.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2009

We dined at Kevin Taylor's before going to see Phantom of the Opera. Most notable is the convenience of the restaurant to the theater. The restaurant is a huge open room that reminded me of a train station waiting room. Thus it was not the intimate ambiance that we were hoping for. The service was excellent and very attentive. The food was OK, well prepared and presented, but nothing out of the ordinary, therefore we thought that the prices were a bit over the top. Perhaps the location can justify those prices. We were celebrating a birthday, which was mentioned when we made the reservation. There was no recognition of that fact.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2009

We enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere and the friendliness of the servers. Our sirloin steaks were excellent and my daughter enjoyed the Atlantic salmon. The chocolate bombe has become a favorite dessert for us! Everything was done in a timely manner and we were able to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed to make it to the opera afterward.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2009

Nice wine list, wait staff was attentive. It's a large open space with brick walls, but surprisingly quiet anyway. The manager says that careful attention was paid to noise suppression, since it's directly under the opera house.

Try the squash soup -- yum.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2009

Very convenient for pre-theater dinner. However, it is overpriced for the quality and service.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2009

The food and service were excellent. This is a wonderful place to have dinner before or after an event at the DCPA.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2009

Potions seemed too small. Also, the small crowd (although we had an early reservation before a show) made it seem like this was not a "place to be" and we were for a time period the only table in a large cavernous space. While the room and the food was excellent, these two aspects detracted from the overall dining experience.

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2.0Dined on March 7, 2009

The service was slow and poor. And the food was not so good. Not a good dining experience at all.

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2.0Dined on March 6, 2009

The portions were small but tasty. The 52.80 menu was limited with no "add-ons" that most restaurants
have as an added bonus to the week.
I've been to several restaurants over the years via this promotion, and I feel I would not go back to this one.
Average.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2009

We went to Kevin Taylor's for the first time during Restaurant Week. Our overall experience was positive, though we were not blown away. The ambiance is lovely and the service was swift and comfortable (we were expecting pretentious, though this was not the case). The presentation of the food was superb, though the taste of the entrees was only mediocre. We did, however, enjoy the desserts very much. We will definitely try it again during "normal" times when we can order from the regular menu.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2009

The service was outstanding, but the food, sadly, was not as good as expected. The entrees that we ordered (salmon, steak) tasted great, but there was nothing truly outstanding about them. The squash puree was quite good, but not amazing. The chocolate bombe dessert was the highlight.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2009

The dinner portions were small & maybe not enough for someone with a hearty appetite. It teminded us of the commercial where they refer to "Elf Food". The service was very good & we felt welcome even though it was Denver restaurant week.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2009

Was another 5280 event so enjoyed bargain prices for an excellent meal. The waiter was great - helpful and knowledgable. Gave us great suggestion for our wine. My steak was a bit underdone even after explaining I wanted NO PINK and they were extremely good and concerned about getting it just right for me - I think four different people came and checked on me once I got it back - which did take awhile! Nice place - underground but feels open & spacious. Maybe a bit too open as it's a bit noisy for romantic dinner. Bathrooms could use some work - my office building has nicer plus there was no Kleenex.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2009

A wonderful dining experience in a beautiful setting. The food was divine, from the salad through dessert. Service was professional, yet friendly.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2009

If you liked Kevin Taylor's at The Opera, you must go to the Restaurant of Kevin Taylor. The Restaurant of Kevin Taylor is MUCH BETTER. But overall, Kevin Taylor's at The Opera is not so bad. I think it is a Good Level restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2009

It was an excellent dining experience. A wonderful place to enjoy your dining companions without the noise and hustle and bustle. You truly are able to enjoy the exceptional food.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2009

We had a lovely meal here. We were impressed by the delicious courses they were able to put together at the Denver Restaurant Week price, which is lower than their usual prices. The staff was very friendly, the restaurant is beautiful, and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2009

5280 week at was fantastic. Defintley will be going back

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2009

5280 Week. WE enjoyed the experience, and the fod and service was comparable to other 5280 dining experiences at restaurants in the same general category as Kevin Taylors. Would be a good choice for a special dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2009

The food was excellent, but the service was terrible. The waiter was inattentive and slightly rude.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2009

We loved our experience at Kevin Taylors. The food was wonderful, the service fabulous, and the atmosphere couldn't have been better. It was very special, I am telling all my friends they need to go.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2009

Outstanding evening. The service could not have been more attentive nor the food better.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2009

My dinner was really good however my wife ordered steak that was tough. The whole table shook when she cut a piece. When we mentioned this they said it was all that way and comped a glass of wine. She would rather had a good meal. We got a less than desireable table near the kitchen so there was constant traffic past us. The waiter had some kind of attitude, maybe because we were there with the 5280, so we were not as generous and we might have been. The waiter ignored us most of the time so we gave him more than he deserved. We just expected a whole lot more.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2009

The food was no more than fair. It was decent but noting to remember. The service was about the same. Our server was a character to say the least. If it were not on sale for the 5280 restaurant week I would have been even more disappointed. I do not plan on returning1

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