Great food, ambiance and bar programs at three distinctive restaurants in the Denver metro area.

Hickory & Ash Hickory & Ash is a modern American meatery…

Hickory & Ash is a modern American meatery, offering hand crafted, Colorado-centric cuisine. Located within the Arista Broomfield community, Hickory & Ash features lunch, dinner and brunch menus that offer a variety of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients grilled in hickory-smoked fire, such as beef provided exclusively by the esteemed Aspen Ridge Natural Beef. Highlights from the kitchen – helmed by the talented Executive Chef Ryan Taylor, son of acclaimed Denver chef, Kevin Taylor – include short rib pastrami, classic steak tartare and Colorado striped bass Veracruz. Not to be overlooked, the menu’s extensive vegetarian offerings equally stand out, with dishes such as squash Bolognese gnocchi and burrata toast. Craft cocktails, local beers and an extensive wine list round out the culinary offerings. The inviting 5,500 sq. ft. space features rustic décor, one private dining room seating approximately 66 guests and a 36-seat outdoor patio.

Located in the Chambers Grant Salon in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House serves pre-theater cocktails and dinner on select evenings with performances in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theater and/or Boettcher Concert Hall.

The restaurant at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House is open prior to all evening Opera Colorado Performances.

For information regarding pre-show availability and reservations, please call (303) 640-1012.

Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House Located in the Chambers Grant Salon


Prelude + Post located within the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

“In accordance with current COVID-19 regulations set forth by government officials, dine-in operations are currently closed and reservations are unavailable. We encourage you to enjoy takeout from Hickory & Ash until we’re able to safely welcome you again.”

Prelude + Post is centrally located within the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It is a popular gathering place for theater attendees and downtown diners alike for pre-theater dinner and drinks, and post-theater desserts and night caps.

Prelude + Post serves a tapas style menu for a social dining experience with an emphasis on Colorado fresh ingredients, seasonally harvested from the Blue Bear Farm located at the Colorado Convention Center. Join us for before matinee performances for our Social Credenza Matinee Buffet.

You can even grab cocktails and bring them right to your seats in the Boettcher, Buell, and Ellie Caulkins Theater. For information about pre-show availability, and reservations, call (720) 227-9984.