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Nationally reputed for his creative, unpretentious approach to American cuisine, native Coloradoan Kevin Taylor burst on the Denver dining scene in 1985, opening the acclaimed, Zenith, at the age of 25. Zenith garnered culinary praise, locally and nationally, including the prestigious Mobil Travel Guide Four Star rating.

In 1998, Taylor opened his eponymous Restaurant Kevin Taylor in the luxury, boutique Hotel Teatro. This intimate and luxurious space set standards previously unseen in Denver and Taylor has maintained quality cuisine and service standards. Restaurant Kevin Taylor offers refined, seasonal menus of contemporary French cuisine.  Since opening, Restaurant Kevin Taylor has received the AAA Four Diamond award, the Mobil Travel Guide Four Star award, and the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” each year. Other major awards include: Nation Restaurant News’ Fine Dining Hall of Fame Recipient and Travel + Leisure’s “50 Best Hotel Restaurants,” Taylor continues to call this restaurant, “my pride and joy.”

Also in Hotel Teatro, adjacent to the flagship of Taylor’s fleet, is the stylish Prima Ristorante, voted one of “Denver’s Top Ten New Restaurants of 2005” by 5280 Magazine. Taylor has created his own vision of contemporary Italian fare with a light, fresh take on Italian classics. Prima has been warmly received by Denver patrons and food critics alike, and has earned the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.”

Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House and Kevin Taylor Catering offer guests a sophisticated and opulent pre-theatre dining experience in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Taylor creates seasonal menus with unparalleled presentations, using the freshest ingredients available from around the world. Set in the lower level of the renovated Auditorium Theatre, guests are surrounded by larger than life Vance Kirkland art that is like nothing else in the city.

In historic Central City, Rouge and The Face Restaurant are two restaurants in one of Colorado’s most prominent preserved historic spaces, the Teller House. Offering lighter fare in The Face and steaks, chops and seafood at Rouge - Central City Opera’s patrons have unique dining options just steps from the Opera.

Since 1997, Taylor and partner Denise Mease have been serving contemporary cuisine at the Denver Art Museum at Palettes, and recently have added a full service catering operation for museum events with Palettes Catering. In 2006 Palettes underwent a complete makeover for the anticipated Frederic C. Hamilton building opening. The new Palettes is modern, bright and artistic and the trend among leading art museums to incorporate a high profile dining experience lives on at Palettes. Forbes Traveler ranked Palettes “One of the Best Museum Restaurants” 2008.

December 2007, Taylor and team present another unique venue for Denver’s pre and post-theatre crowd. Limelight Supper Club and Lounge serves creative American cuisine, in two settings - modern lounge or contemporary, sleek dining room – 16 steps from the Buell Theater in the Denver Performing Arts Complex.


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This restaurant is a member of the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group