Limelight Supper Club & Lounge

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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.

We cater to serving Dinner prior to evening performances, as well as a Social Brunch Buffet prior to matinee performances, it is perhaps most popular for a quick intermission cocktail.

Join us on Friday and Saturdays for post service serving small bites, desserts, and cocktails after the shows.



Grab a drink and bring it straight to your seats (for Buell, Ellie, and Boettcher guests)
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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The thing about limelight is it is approximately 20 feet from the entrance to the Buell Theatre. You can check your leftovers from limelight at the Buell Theatre coat check. You can bring drinks you purchase at limelight into the video. The food is good, maybe four out of five stars. They never answer their phone. You are able to walk in unless it’s a super high popularity shell.

MJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

OUR DINING EXPERIENCE WAS EXCEPTIONALLY ENJOYABLE IN EVERY WAY.
I ENJOYED SHARING IT WITH MY DAUGHTER, WHO WAS VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN.

IA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Limelight so much! It is currently my favorite restaurant and has been for awhile! I am always looking for excuses to go! I even have a favorite server and I love how the staff recognizes me as a regular.

S
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The hostess was very friendly, but our server, Mira, was awful! She was rude, impersonal and acted like we were inconveniencing her when we asked for anything. After she complained and got rude when we asked for a cappuccino after our meals I had enough and asked for the manager. The manager, Matt, was extremely professional and apologetic. He took care of us for the remainder of our time and went above and beyond to take care of us. I was never planning on returning to this restaurant because of the terrible experience with Mira, but Matt was so awesome that we will definitely be returning. The food was delicious and highly recommended. If you get sat in Mira's section I highly suggest you request another server to be able to enjoy your food.

JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It was conveniently located next to the theater. But it was very overpriced airport food. Our server was funny and kind. It was a good evening at the ballet with my kids regardless. Just will not be going back here ever again.

B
Denver
115 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very convenient for the theatre. The Short Rib is always good. This time the Salmon was a little dry.

d
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Limelight before the show. We had an ESPECIALLY good meal there Saturday night. Love new menu items--try the Nashville Hot Chicken. It's better than Nashville!

C
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food were very good. A great place before attending an event.

l
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun dining before a show!

L
Hawaii
38 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theater brunch. Nice selection of food. And a very good Bloody Mary! The women’s rest room could really use a deep cleaning

b
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even tho we didn't get "OUR" regular window seat, BRIAN MADE IT RIGHT. LOVE the new busssel sprouts and king mushrooms! nice addition!

BR
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Limelight used to be a staple for great food before the theater. It has greatly declined in both food and service. Squeezing disabled patrons into the back of a crowded restaurant and then trying to navigate the buffet was terrible. Food was cold, service was slow. Disappointed overall the last 2 visits we’ve made.

JW
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Super slow service, mediocre food. I would never go back even though it is right across from the theatre.

j
Denver
76 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the best part about the Limelight is that it is right across from the Buell theater so you can have either lunch or dinner before or after the performance. The food is good as is the service although it can slow down when the post theater crowd fills all the tables. There is also outdoor dinning and/or drinking available. The people watching is also a plus

DB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hummus is beautifully prepared and delicious. The menu is varied and the roasted chicken is delicious. My husband had the seafood pasta which he enjoyed. We really enjoy having dinner here before going to a play.

o
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fortunately, we had an early reservation before our show. It got very crowded and the service from the kitchen was slowed down. The servers were apologetic and a discount was applied. Although the price might be slightly higher, you pay for location. You can't beat it. Also, my cocktail, the Manager's Mule, was delicious! Our server was great and appreciated our patience. We weren't anxious and just enjoyed ourselves and the meal. We definitely will eat there again.

KG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We were there for a matinee show. I was disappointed that it was a brunch we couldn't order from the regular menu. I am not a big brunch person. I have eaten there before and loved it, reg. menu.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We've been coming here before shows for years, and always enjoyed it, but I was disappointed to see that the menu, which used to be updated frequently with seasonal and local favorites, has not changed in more than a year. Service was really good, but we were warned that the kitchen was slow because they've been short-staffed for six weeks. I didn't find the kitchen to be excessively slow, but we were there with plenty of buffer time. I was, frankly, disappointed with my seafood pasta, and felt that the price to value for that dish was not great, but the short rib my companion had was as excellent as ever. We were warned that their dessert menu was severely abridged because they were out of a lot, and I found that disappointing, also. I hope this is a short-term adjustment, and that they're soon back to the restaurant that makes our theater experience that much more convenient and enjoyable.

CB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always stop here before shows at DCPA. Good food, good service and SO convenient. Also like the fact that you can take your drink over to Buell, or take your doggie bag back to your car if you park at the DCPA garage. Convenient, pleasant and good. What more do you need!

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We normally like having a nice dinner here and has been pretty good, but the food was terrible this time, dry, cold and not cooked correct try. Service was great.

j
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Limelight is convenient and good for a quick dinner before the theater.

SA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

The ease of being right across from the Buell Theater made the experience worth it. Our waiter was fine the truffle fries were great, it was expensive for what you got.

s
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was just average with above-average prices. The cocktails, however, were great.

S
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Limelight is so GOOD! The service and food are just great and it is so convenient for the DCPA. It would be nice if it was an undiscovered gem but it isn’t and tyhat is what makes it so good.

JK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So lame. I got a confirmation of reservation and showed up at the restaurant and it was closed for the week.

JA
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was disgusting, like nursing home food. Zero flavor, no cooking technique, no imagination.

CB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect venue for brunch before the Sunday matinee at Buell.

o
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had brunch before the matinee show and the staff understands the need to be timely. My daughters and I had a relaxing time together.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for dinner prior to show. We would do thus again for show at theatre.

T
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday & anniversary. Dessert ordered was not available. The manager comped us another dessert & made it special with candles & fun sing song!

A
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food has improved greatly since the last time we tried the weekend brunch.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service (Thanks Bryan), got my Manhattan recipe (Thanks Dan). Good service. I've always enjoyed our meals. Never had a problem.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of five enjoys at the Limelight eating at the Light prior to attending the Buell Theater performances.

N
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Always a lovely place to go before taking in a show at the Buell Theater. Our server was engaging, friendly and helpful. The food is always good. It is great to have 15 minutes until curtain and still make it to my seat with 5 minutes to spare. Thanks!

CM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It's a wonderful place to eat before a performance at DCPA. You can park in the garage early, eat a nice meal, see the performance and get out of the parking garage quickly.

GH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It's convenient... Part of the experience. A good first date. But expensive for what the food is. The staff is always great. I kinda feel bad for them cause the kitchen gets backed up and you have to rush to eat a $120 dinner for 2 to get to the show. 20 year subscriber here. Would only recommend as a first date to keep things simple.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun! My son and I ate here before seeing Willy Wonks. Loved it. Brunch buffet.

RG
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We took our 11 year old granddaughter to dinner at Limelight prior to a show at the Buell. We had heard that it could take two hours, so we went early (5:30 for a 7:30 curtain.). The place was empty when we arrived, but by 6:15 p.m. had filled considerably. Although we had heard that the quality of the food and service could be spotty, everything was terrific. Our waitperson, Faith, could not have been more attentive or friendly. My husband’s chicken was excellent. My salmon was perfectly cooked and delicious. Our granddaughter had a baked brie appetizer which was wonderful and she loved her entree (from the kids’ menu which she requested). The Caesar salad was crisp and nicely dressed and our creme brûlée dessert was decadent. We left the restaurant at 7:00 p.m., in time to get into the theatre, enjoy the time looking around, and getting seated right before the show. We do not drink, so there were no cocktails nor wine on our bill ... The total with tip was $132, which seemed quite reasonable for a lovely dinner for three. We had been going to a different restaurant regularly before each theatre experience, but Limelight is where we’ll go from this point on.

DC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

So convenient for dinner before the show at DCPA. Reservations easy and table was ready when we arrived. Service was excellent and although menu choices somewhat limited all food was good. Would definitely come back.

DB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Going to the theater.

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