Limelight Supper Club & Lounge

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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Formally known as Limelight Supper Club, PRELUDE + POST is centrally located within the Denver Center for Performing Arts, it is a popular gathering place for theater attendees and downtown diners alike for pre-theater dinner and post theater dessert and night caps.
PRELUDE + POST server a tapas style menu for a social dining experience.
Join us on Saturday and Sunday matinee performances for our Social Matinee Buffet.
Grab a drink and bring it straight to your seats (for Buell, Ellie, and Boettcher guests)
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
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3.9
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3.7
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AE
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They have changed the menu so that the entrees now exclude any side. The salmon was overdone. Service was slower than normal

l
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Brunch only that day and it was not great, most items cold. $70 for 2 guests, brunch, 2 coffees and 2 drinks, a little expensive for the quality.

G
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not a fan of the new menu.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

They were out of many items and didn’t even have there kids menu. The only thing my daughter would eat, as the kids menu was gone, was fries and they were 10.00. Have loved this place in the past but was disappointed this time.

3
Las Vegas
72 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had short ribs that were very tough and they took them off the bill. We also had trumpet mushrooms that also tough and tasteless and they took them off the bill. On the other hand, we had the corn chowder and fried Brussels spouts that we wonderful. They also gave us a free dessert. We will return because they were so nice about the problems.

2
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Wow. We did not have a good experience at all.
Our server attempted to memorize our orders, which we realized was a mistake when she couldn't repeat them back. We took bets which one of our orders she would botch- turns out we were all screwed. Half our order never came as we sat there waiting with no updates. One of our orders was wrong, but she said it was because the menu was never updated "but it was still a good dish and kind of the same thing anyways". We eventually called another server to get our check as she appeared to have forgotten us.
The food we had was good. Just wish we got it all. Service was a 0/5.

G
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went here on New Year's Eve before a party downtown. Everything was tasty! I like the idea of sharing the plates so everyone has a taste of everything. Perfect amounts of food! The Nashville Chicken is delicious! The radishes we're good too!

PG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limelight is a great restaurant, and so convenient to performances. It has two of the best servers in the city - Mira and Brian. We always feel welcome, and pampered.

DS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The diverse menu provides great choices before the theater. The service was great.

L
Hawaii
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and the food was very good Perfect before the theater.

DB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy having dinner at the Limelight Supper Club. While everything I have had is very good, I also appreciate that they change the menu selections. We are looking forward to having dinner after the renovations are complete.

DS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife and I have eaten here several times in the past, enjoying the meals and the fact it's right next to the theater. Well, they totally changed the menu to be small plates rather than individual dinners. And they came out in whatever order they were ready. There are too many excellent restaurants near the Denver Performing Arts Center for us to visit and Limelight will not be on that list in the future. Since we have season tickets to the "Best of Broadway" we are there many times each year.

CG
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The restaruant has changed their "concept" to a tapas concept. According to our server this means that food is brought to the table as it is ready. The service was not well timed. Too many plates arrived at once and they arrived out of logical order. Food for one person in our party arrived after everyone else was done eating. The quality of the food was good, but the experience was not enjoyable.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Limelight. We come occasionally, for special occasions, prior to a show at the performing arts complex. The staff is always lovely and the drinks and food are extraordinary. However, I was little disappointed with the restructuring of their menu. The "shareable entree" portions were substantially less hearty than in the past, at the same price, making them arguably not really shareables be any means and almost a necessity to get small plates and appetizers (plural) for two hungry people to feel satiated. Still, we will return, without a doubt and would recommend to anyone with a disposable income.

RL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We walked in and were seated at the worse table, asked for a change and server tried to move us to the second worse table when others were open. We picked one of the better open ones. When we were given a menu, it was breakfast buffet only at 12:15. No-one told us that when we made reservations or were seated to the first terrible table. Server was rude and we left. Have eaten here before and the dinner food is just ok. You're paying for the convenience of being in the theater complex. Atmosphere is odd but they are closing for remodel so hope that helps. We left and went to the restaurant across the street.

AA
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We have eaten excellent dinners at the Limelight but the brunch was not up to the standard that I had expected. It was sparse, the scrambled eggs were lukewarm and rubbery, and no dessert.

JS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great.

MA
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was disappointed that 2 of the items that I ordered were not available. Also, the appetizer I ordered was not served until after the main course. This is the 2nd time I have dined at Limelight. The first time was definitely better than this one.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a large group and the team did a great job accommodating us. We had a wonderful meal before the ballet. The whole crew loved sharing the small plates. Such a fun experience!

G
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The location is great. The food is never better than mediocre and there are water stained ceiling tiles and zero ambience. Service is good, sad to say we only go there for the proximity to the theaters. Wish I could give a better review.

CH
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The salmon was perfect, but accompaniments very small. Since it is the only restaurant in the Denver Center for Performing Arts ,(the other two have closed!!), I wish there were a more reasonable price. It was $50 for two persons without a drink or any beverage. And that was with a 10% discount. If we want to stay in the complex, that is the only choice.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I'll preface this by saying that my wife and I are both fomer, longtime service industry workers and very rarely complain about a restaurant, let alone publicly.

We went to Limelight before a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The menu looked really good online. Boy, were we wrong. The baked goat brie was underwhelming and lukewarm. The fried brussel sprouts were extra greasy. The short ribs were ok, but bland. And the Colorado lamb ragu was so salty that we had to ask for it to be removed from the table. At least our cocktails were decent.

I would have rated it one-star had our server not been so extremely pleasant. It was her first night and she was doing her best, though it seemed like she wasn't well supported by management, who never visited our table after the ragu incident. Obviously, all the patrons that night were seeing 7:30 shows. Our check didn't come until 7:20, and we weren't alone - a surprise bit of anxiety at the end of a disappointing experience.

It's a shame. Kevin Taylor restaurants have a reputation for excellence. Apparently, since Limelight has a virtually guaranteed clientele of theater attendees, quality can be less of a priority. Maybe we just picked the wrong things on the menu. We won't be back to find out.

MT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A delightful experience made even better by an excellent waiter!

L
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The new tasting menu was a bit confusing but the food was really good. The hardest part is getting agreement on what dish to share!

FJ
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limelight has a limited menu, which I assume is to allow patrons an opportunity to have dinner before a show. The night we ate at the Limelight, the restaurant appeared short-staffed. We were served bread and butter more than halfway through dinner. The staff was very pleasant just overworked. I had the seafood stew(different name on the menu). It was okay, but nothing special. The Limelight is a good place for a pre-show dinner but nothing special.

RK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

12:15/19Great Social Brunch!

D
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theater brunch

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our meals came 45 minutes apart. They apologized and didn’t charge for one of the dinners but that wasn’t really the point.

EG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have dined at the Limelight for many years and it has always been our "go to" when we attend DCPA events. However, we dined there last week and were disappointed in the new menu which focuses on tapas type dining. The entrees were very limited so our group tried a few tapas and small plates. Of the five we ordered, only two were very good. The rest were marginal. Unfortunately, I don't think we will be dining there again unless they change their menu. The service was very good as always and the atmosphere still great. What a disappointment!

NP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall the experience was excellent and will return to Limelight again. I have already recommended to several friends. The food was delicious and we really liked the tapas style serving/setting of the food. There were only two drawbacks to the evening. The first was that the restaurant was extremely cold. We were setting fairly far from the front entrance, with a half wall in between, but we could feel a breeze almost every time the door opened. I'm not sure this is a fixable issue, but would just recommend dressing warm during the winter months. The second challenge we faced was that our server seemed overwhelmed with the number of tables she was responsible for. We had to ask several times for a refill of drinks, the status of our final food item (it came out almost 30 minutes after everything else), and then it took almost 15 minutes to get her attention to get the check and out the door. We had advised when we arrived that we had 90 minutes until our symphony time and were prompt in our ordering, but ended up being rushed at the end of our meal. On our next visit we will try to go at a time when we are not pressured by a showtime and hopefully there will not be such a crowd.

s
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Every time they change the menu or concept I long for the good old days. This tapas menu is just another example and I don't think they've pulled off at all

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The value in Limelight is location only. Perfect spot for a light dinner before a show. The food was mediocre at best as well as the ambiance.

DK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience4

We have been before symphony/theater diners for several years, but, the "New Menu" is not good! With fancy titles for small 'family' poorly prepared servings, we will not be back!

TY
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Conveniently located near the theater but the food was just okay. For $100+ dinner (a few drinks and some shared plates), I’d hope for more quality and depth of flavor. The service is good... Ambiance could use some work, especially the dirty brown spots on the low ceilings.

JS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good buffet before the show. Staff was great. The buffet did struggle to keep up with some of the items.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had Taylor as a server and he was funny and engaging. He steered us Away from what would have been a bad menu choice to an excellent choice.
The food he recommended was delicious.

KM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Reserved a table for 2 before a Symphony event. The service was very good. We have dined here many times in the past. It was the same dull menu and the drinks were so so. We probably will not dine there again if possible. We think they need a new chef and menu to spice it up and remodel the place to get more trendy. The food is over priced for the quality you get.
Overall it needs a makeover.

Great service and location. That’s it.

AG
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This place has really gone downhill. Not only was the food so-so (with the exception of the Nashville Hot Chicken), but they bring it to you when it's ready. This meant that we got our side-order of beets after our meal - we'd even forgotten we'd ordered them. It took FOREVER to get the first round of drinks. Overall, just so not the Limelight it started as when it opened years ago. I'd be embarrassed to have my name even associated with it if I were Kevin Taylor - I expect more of his restaurants than that. Definitely will not be back.

RM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We found the small plates okay, but not tasty. The fried chicken thighs were over cooked and very greasy. The deviled eggs were darn okay. Like small plates and family style dining, but would have more healthy offerings.

v
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Not what it use to be. Very limited food that isn't common food for most people. The scallop/shrimp dish we got had pea size scallops and like 3 shrimps that was supposed to be a "shared" dish. Need to have more variety of food such as beef, pork, chicken, steak. Whatever trying to do with the food "experience" is not for most people.