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“Good food, great location, horrible manager”

Limelight Supper Club & Lounge
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Ranked #1,672 of 3,272 Restaurants in Denver
Price range: $50 - $60
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 14th and Curtis Streets, in the DPAC
Transit: We are two blocks from the Colorado Convention Center and Lightrail stops.
Description: Award-winning chef and native Coloradoan, Kevin Taylor serves steak, fish, seafood and more at Limelight; a chic, modern venue for theater attendees, downtown diners and private events. Located under the glass atrium of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Limelight offers beautiful surroundings, proximity to all DPAC theatres and the quality cuisine that Kevin has been preparing for over 25 years. Serving dinner on performance nights and weekend brunch before weekend matinees. We recommend reservations in the main dining room, and invite guests to stop in to The Lounge for lighter fare anytime before or after the show. Hip Fact: Order a beverage at Limelight's Patio before the show or during intermission and sip as you walk to your performance!
Reviewed April 15, 2013

As season ticket holders to the Denver Center theater program, we visit the Limelight a half dozen times a year, and have done so for years. It's a good restaurant with a KILLER location for pre-theater dinners. For years, we've sat happily by the window, indulging in first class people watching (theater crowds are great). Two visits ago, we couldn't be accomodated, but the manager noted our preference on our account, and promised the table for next time. On Saturday(4/13/13), we arrived and while the table was open, the manager (a new person) refused to sit us there, putting us up against the fire exit at a two person table. This was exacerbated by the fact that I am using a "knee scooter" due to a recent ankle replacement. There was so little room I almost fell. When we revisited the manager to ask again why we were not permitted at our "normal" table, she became very agressive, saying it was reserved for frequent patrons. Our comment that we'd eaten there at least 20 times was met with "well, we have people who have been here more than 30 times", and that I should have called a day ahead to alert them about my knee scooter. I've had poor servers at fine dining establishments, but never agressive, rude managers. I can only hope that Kevin Taylor, who has created a very good restaurant here, reads reviews. We were insulted, shocked, and will be looking for alternatives.

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Thank Bill_from_Denver
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Kevin T, Owner at Limelight Supper Club & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Dear Bill_from_Denver,

We’re sorry you were unhappy with your recent dining experience at Limelight, and apologize that we could not accommodate you at your “normal” table, which was more maneuverable, as it had been previously reserved by another frequent customer. We do appreciate your repeat business, and hope to have you back.

Kevin and Denise Taylor,
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had tickets for "Catch Me If You Can" at the Buell Theater on a cold Tuesday night in Denver. As we drove into town from Boulder, we thought we'd try a new restaurant close to the theater. However, it was very cold and the Limelight beckoned to us. We ordered the house salad (good but not something unusual) and an 8 rib rack of lamb (8 perfectly prepared tasty ribs) over fingerling potatoes (we asked for these to be substituted for the brussel sprouts on the menu). The wine was well priced and there was a good selection. For dessert we had bread pudding with whipped cream and a strawberry. Very tasty. Even though we shared a meal, the bill was $70.

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Thank Ida M
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Kevin T, Owner at Limelight Supper Club & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Dear Ida M,

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at Limelight. We are happy that you enjoyed dinner with us before the show and we hope to have you dine with us the next time you’re in town from Boulder.

Kevin Taylor,
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here before the performance of "War Horse" on 1/10/13. The food was wonderful (Seared Scallops, Pork Chop) and the ambience is very comfortable. With carpeted floors and acoustic tiled ceiling, the room is a refreshing change from the trendy (and noisy) hard surfaced everything in most restaurants today. I admit that our waiter seemed to have too many tables to service adequately and just wasn't as attentive as one would expect in a restaurant of this calibre. He had to be reminded to bring the bread, etc. and there was quite a press as many diners tried to settle up and get over to the theatre. He apologized, saying that the computers had gone down. I'm torn over the rating because we really did love the meal.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

We've dined at Limelight many times prior to performances at the DCPA and usually have been very satisfied. The evening of 12/12/2012, prior to the Pink Martini performance, was a different story. The food was still quite good. The service was hideous. Clearly, the whole place was way understaffed. We had two full hours before showtime which our waitperson knew. We were pushed and pushed to order, however. Once we did order our appetizer came soon enough but no sooner was it placed on the table that our salads also arrived. We said "Whoa! Slow down, way too fast." Apparently that didn't matter. All we got was a shrug. So, we placed our salads on the other side of the table while we had our appetizer. Then, as we started our salads, we were brusquely informed that our entrees were ready and asked, "Do you want them brought out?" Fearing that they would overcook under a warming light we said yes. Now, the food was quite tasty but the dining experience was terrible. And THIS is a Kevin Taylor restaurant??? Kevin must've retired. Fortunately, for us, there are several wonderful restaurants within quick walking distance of the DCPA since we won't be going back to Limelight nor will we be speaking highly of it to our friends!

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I hate to admit that I was less than impressed with Limelight, one of Kevin Taylor's many restaurants in town. Its location with the DCPA (Denver Center for Performing Arts) is its biggest asset. The ambiance is cold and not nearly as stylish as their photos would like you to believe; furnished with outdoor chairs and lacking artwork, color or style. It is definitely NOT a place to hang out before or after a show; it wouldn't be comfortable or enjoyable!

Reservations are an absolute must if you intend to have time to enjoy your food and then catch a show. (We had 4:45 resos for a 6:30 show on Sunday night.)

The poached halibut was excellent and the best dish our party of 4 ordered. The appetizer crab cake was OK, but presented poorly and with little dabs of remoulade. The filet was not cooked to order and must have sat under the warming light too long because the Bernaise sauce was almost broiled and broken. "Warm cream with a drizzle of olive oil" was their equivalent of the cauliflower soup (barely a hint of that under utilized vegetable!). Don't bother ordering the side of the mac and cheese unless you like penne with a bland white sauce. IF there was any cheese in the sauce we missed it. It wasn't very creamy or cheesy.

For a place located directly across from the Buell Theatre you would think that the staff would be tuned-in to the various show times. They were grossly understaffed, making our time there feeling rushed, again, not enjoyable. The bar was in the weeds and/or our server was so stretched thin that our drinks stayed on the bar for an unacceptable amount of time - couldn't figure out which.. Our server was nice, but we hesitated to ask for anything like sparkling water once our drink order was finally delivered because it would be another 20 minutes of waiting!

Perhaps Kevin Taylor has stretched himself too thin. It's a shame. The place has a lot of potential and could be great, but it isn't.

Just make sure you 1) make reservations; 2) give yourself plenty of time; 3) ask to be seated in a warm area of the restaurant (no buffer area between the cold outside and the restaurant itself); 4) pray that they have more than 3 servers that night for the entire restaurant!

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