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Limelight Supper Club & Lounge

4.1
2027 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
This chic, modern venue, centrally-located within the Denver Center for Performing Arts, is a popular gathering place for theater attendees and downtown diners alike. Serving dinner on performance days, as well as brunch prior to weekend matinées, it is perhaps most popular for a quick intermission cocktail. Guests are even allowed to carry a glass of wine back to the lobby of their theatres!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak
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Hours of operation
For information about pre-show availability, and reservations, call (720) 227-9984.
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Phone number
(720) 227-9984
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
This chic, modern venue, centrally-located within the Denver Center for Performing Arts, is a popular gathering place for theater attendees and downtown diners alike.
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Private party contact
Hillary MacArthur: (877) 318-4565
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Catering
Off-site catering is available from Kevin Taylor Catering. Please call for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th and Curtis Streets, in the DPAC
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Parking details
Enter the Denver Performing Arts Complex Parking Garage on Arapahoe between 14th and 13th or under the Complex on 13th Street. Take the elevators to the main level (3), and immediately turn to right.
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Public transit
We are two blocks from the Colorado Convention Center and Lightrail stops.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2027 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.0
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3.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Pre- theater dinner - our server was great! She made great recommendations and made sure everything was served in a timely manner to get to our show on time. Our food was delicious !

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Was’nt as good as the previous time fish was dry the did cook another piece it was better
The wait staff was very nice!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service, very attentive waiter, great food, and loved watching the people walking to the Buell!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My daughter and I have an annual mother/daughter dinner here before attending the Mrs. Colorado pageant. Sometimes it's just ok, one time it was not so great....but this time was fantastic! Everything about our visit from the food to the service to the ambiance was perfect. Great fun to watch all the people coming and going to the theater events too.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Prices are very reasonable for dining downtown, and so convenient when attending tbe theater. Highly recommend meat & cheese platter, short ribs. However lemon pepper pasta had no taste.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great for dinner before the Theatre, with fun specials that mirror the current shows. Our server, Brian, is always fantastic every time we go! He's one of the very best! Go early before the show, because they do get busy closer to curtain!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service! Great food! Our server was excellent! Very attentive! Seating was very prompt and on schedule for us to get to the show!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I was very disappointed in our experience. My granddaughter ordered the pasta dish and I ordered the roasted chicken. When our order came the server brought two pasta dishes. Then I had to wait another 15 minutes or so for the mistake to be corrected. When I got the roasted chicken I thought that it was too salty. I think the meals were overpriced for the quality. I also felt that some adjustment in the cost ought to have been given me because of the mistake in my entre.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We have season tickets for the Broadway Series and have been coming to the Limelight for lunch before the show for more than five years. We have seldom had a problem with anything until this past Sunday afternoon. We sat at our normal table by the window and our waitress took our order right away. My friend always gets the children's mac and cheese with fruit. We were advised the fruit now costs $3 if you get mac and cheese, but is still one of the three side choices if you get one of the other items. After half an hour, we finally asked another waitress if she could check on our food because we hadn't seen our waitress since she took our order. Never have we had to wait so long for our food. When we finally got it, I had ordered the chicken tenders and fruit - but I received chicken tenders and French fries. When I asked about my fruit, she went and got it, but it was all honeydew, not the watermelon and honeydew as we were originally told. (A side note - the serving of fruit was very overpriced at $3.) We had to ask for our bread and butter. Our glass of Mimosa was a little less than half full, when in the past it has been 3/4 full. When we were ready to go to see Aladdin, my friend asked for a box for her food and requested her name be written on the box and we would pick it up after the play, as we had done for EVERY play this season and there had never been a problem. Our waitress said that was something that has never been done at the Limelight and she would box it but we would have to take it with us. We left wondering if we should cancel our reservations for the rest of the season and find another place to eat. We would rather keep coming to the Limelight.

And by the way, I thought Kevin's corn chowder was never to be taken off the menu, but we haven't seen it or been able to order it for over a year!!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good place to have snacks or dine before a play or musical. Very convenient to go early, easily fine parking, and prepare for the show.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The filet has been replaced on the menu by steak frites, a lesser cut of meat. If the chef knows how to prepare it, like Bistro Vendome, it can be delicious. Limelight should go back to the more forgiving filet mignon.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our group of 6 friends had a wonderful time. The service - Brian - was outstanding as always.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went to Hamilton

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This restaurant has excellent food and service, a great wine list and quiet so that we can hear one another! What's not to love. Plus, we went a few feet to see the show afterwards!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good service and excellent food .

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very accommodating when we were late for our reservation. Excellent food and very nice service.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The service was great. Loved the food.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Awesome! Great food, service was perfect and on time as we had tickets to Hamilton after dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Service was absolutely outstanding. We enjoyed the appetizer, entrees and desert very much. We were 30 minutes late because of traffic and our reserved table was held. The only issue I have with the Limelight is that there is no weather screen between the front door and nearby tables. On a cold day/evening, every time the front door is opened, all of the tables in the immediate area of the door get a very cold breeze. Makes it uncomfortable since customers are always entering and exiting. When you make a reservation, ask that your table be located as far from the door as possible.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had their hummus and roasted vegetables, they were great. Entre was roasted chicken, fingerling potatoes and green beans. Perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Before seeing a show at DCPA of course.. Drinks were great, food was wonderful, service was attentive, really nice time. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service and great food as well. A casual, fun ambience. A good place to have dinner before going to the theatre.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The evening started off with a full glass of water being spilled on my lap by the waitstaff. They left to bring some towels and after what seemed forever they came back with 2 dinner napkins that were useless. So I spent some time in the ladies room blotting the water out of my sweater and pants and spent the dinner being chilled when the door opened and cold air came into the room. The food was very good though - the salmon and a pasta dish with a walnut pesto sauce were both enjoyable. The bill came without any compensation for the wet clothes. After my friend mentioned it to the manager, they were apologetic and comped me for my meal. This is a convenient place to go before and after the theater. The food is good - the service could be a bit better when mishaps like this happen,, especially when they were responsible for spilling the water on the customer.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The appetizers were creative and the main dishes plentiful for the price. All tasted yummy. The seats were a little hard and our server, while well-intended, brought the wrong wine and delivered mimosas in red wine glasses only about 1/4 full. When challenged, she provided a second one at no additional charge so all was well in the end. I’ll definitely dine there again.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was not as good of an experience as we've had in the past, our waiter was not very attentive, I had to ask for my wine, and we didn't get bread for the table without asking as we usually do. I think the waiter was new. We had intended on dessert and coffee after the meal, but it took so long for anyone to notice we had finished our meal, we had run out of time before our show. That is the first time this has happened at this restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great menu for both kids and adults. The food was incredible. I love that there are no televisions in the restaurant. So rare and so appreciated. Great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was average. Not worth the price. The ribs were dry and the rest of the food was nothing special

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The hot food was lukewarm, I could see the waiter carrying our food to our table, then for some reason, turned around and went back, then about 5 minutes later, it came out again, but was almost cold. My pasta was very dry, needed more sauce. The steak was tough. We didn't have time to wait to send it back. The staff was very friendly and kind.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The best feature of the Limelight is the convenient location for a pre-show dinner. Other than that, the food was overpriced for the quality and the service was spotty. I returned a water glass that smelled of chlorine but never got a replacement. There were strange, brownish carrots or potatoes served with the salmon that looked most unappetizing. As we were finishing up, we heard a loud argument coming from the kitchen. We will avoid this restaurant in the future, show or no show.

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We were seated on time. Our server took orders for drinks and food. He brought three of four drinks and never did bring the fourth. Other tables were filled their orders were taken, dinner served and they exited BEFORE we were served. Three of the four entrees were acceptable and quickly eaten, the fourth was completely inedible. When the bill came the waiter apologized, charged for everything except the returned meal, and we exited directly into the theater, quick bathroom stop, and to our seats. I know they were very busy, but that is their business and what makes that site lucrative. We went in to see Hamilton and I ate a light meal when I got home.

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1.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The service was absolutely the worst I have ever experienced in the Limelight. I had to get up at least 3 times to go find a wait staff person to find out where our food was since my appetizer never came and it took over an hour to get our entrees. By then it was too late to order dessert. I was totally embarrassed in front of my out of town guests, whom I had promised a great meal experience prior to going to see Hamilton.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Went to the theater and had dinner. In the past this restaurant was mediocre at best, but now, food, service and ambiance excellent. Would hope more people other than theater goers would come. We will have more pre theaters here in the future.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We had a very nice dinner with an excellent server. A little pricey, but a gift certificate helped with that! Table by the window was excellent for people watching - from students passing through to attendees to Hamilton.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food and service were very good. Took my girlfriend there for her birthday and then to the play, Blind Date. Only disappointments were that the menu on their website is much more extensive then their actual menu. Fortunately we were both able to have options. I was surprised when I asked what they did for birthdays.. their response "Nothing".. Even as folks like us getting into our later 50's its always nice for a little something for a birthday treat.. Come on it can't cost that much to offer a small dessert or a cordial..

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

You have changed your menu to just more ordinary items. We know you want to change up
your menu but we miss some of the things only you presented like crab bisque, etc.,. Location location means everything so since we are subscribers to DCPA we will continue to visit the
Limelight and hope to get more special items.
Don't take away the french fries (forget what you called them) everyone loves them.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was very slow, our waitress forgot to put in our order, the bisque was cold.
Ambience was good for pretheatre dining. They were very apologetic for the errors.
Hopefully these issues will be corrected in the future

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food and service always very good! Great place for a bite before theater. Friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We had a lovely lunch before heading next door to the Buell.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We always enjoy Limelight and love the convenience to the theaters.
The one problem we always experience is that they never put enough dressing on the salad and we have to ask for more. Doesn;t matter which salad we order, the same thing happens.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Second time there. First visit was better. Waitress didn’t really know the menu. The food came out before we were done with the previous course.
Food was good, not great.

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