Black Hat Cattle Co.
Black Hat Cattle Co.

Black Hat Cattle Co.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blackhatcattleco.com/
  • Phone: 3036700941x
  • Hours of Operation:
    After 35 years in the restaurant business in Evergreen, CO we will be closed for vacation from September 19 through September 23, 2014. We will reopen on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Thank you.

    Open for dinner 7 nights a week - 4:30 to Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Elizabeth Medina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For your smaller celebrations, why not reserve our Wine Room. Seating 6-8 people, it offers a warm and private setting for your enjoyment.
  • Private Party Contact: Dave Rodriguez 3036700941x
  • Special Events: Happy Hour Daily - 4:30 - 6:00pm - Bar Only -
    Featuring Appetizer and Drink Specials

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 74
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to on street parking, there is additional parking at a private lot close by.
A word from Black Hat Cattle Co.
The Black Hat Cattle Co. is the place to go if you're in the mood for a dining experience that goes beyond its great food. Our western decor beckons you with music, laughter, conversation & warm hospitality - hang your hat and stay awhile! If you love 100% natural premium cuts of beef, this steakhouse is the place for you. Our steaks are aged a minimum of 21 days & hand cut daily to maximize flavor & tenderness. We season our steaks with only salt & pepper and grill them at a searing 1800 degrees so you can taste the difference in our all natural beef. If you don't like beef, this is the place for you too. We offer a diverse menu including St Louis Style Ribs; chicken dishes and a variety of tempting fresh fish & seafood entrees. We go beyond the obvious quality of food & drink - we embrace the welcoming spirit of the West.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Black Hat Cattle Co. reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (56)romantic (38)neighborhood gem (38)great for outdoor dining (27)fit for foodies (23)scenic view (19)good for groups (18)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Excellent Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our steaks were excellent, our service was spot on, and the western decor is very inviting. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    MyGrlsTheBest
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As soon as we arrived we were greeted and immediately taken to our table. The host and hostess were very friendly.. Our server did an excellent job. He was friendly prompt, and just a pleasant guy... The food was good we ordered the elk medallions and the seafood combo.. The bacon was a little more well done than i like but the medallions were great. Temperature was perfect, they were moist and tender just the way i like.... The chorizo gravy was so good!! I've never heard of anything like that before and I'm glad i decided to try it!! The salmon was delish, as we're the crab patties and of corse the shrimp! My girlfriend and I were looking for a nice place to get away from the kids for a romantic evening and we found the perfect spot!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RoyD
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was good but not great for the price. We would return sometime but it would not Be a special destination restaurant for the reasons given. The staff was very congenial and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Black Hat Cattle Co
    LTurnley
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was excellent, staff very attentive. Food was prepared with great attention and very flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The steaks are delicious and cooked to order, the service is exceptional - Kourtney was very professional, and the music is great! I will recommend to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Goodfoodjunkie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A great place to take visitors from out of town. The drive to Kittredge was beautiful and the western ambiance was perfect was quiet and inviting. Our meal was delicious and the service was outstanding. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic escape to the mountains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great place, perfect steak, awesome rustic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    NiceRestaurant
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food was very good and the waitress was quite dutiful without being obtrusive. The drive up was pretty, but didn't like the winding road. Everyone from the host to the waitress worked to make the visit enjoyable. I would't be afraid to recommend this place for any occasion. It was a "little" pricey, but where isn't any more that has good steaks. I enjoyed a glass of Colorado wine - it was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A BIT PRICEY.......
    Fancy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    found the entrees a bit over-priced......my ribeye ($38) was a little tough and tasteless.... the owner was very attentive and polite...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LoumanVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Probably my best dining experience during my week's stay in the Denver area. The Kanas City aged rib steak was outstanding along with the creamed spinach. The owner, Dave, was hands on to make sure everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fabulous experience every time
    JPearle
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was absolutely excellent. The rice, which can be bland, was extraordinary and made me want to order a whole plate of it! The steak was top notch and the seafood grill consisting of salmon, shrimp and a crabcake was prepared perfectly. I asked for the salmon to be cooked "medium" or less and it was exactly right. These folks know what they're doing! Our compliments to the chef and wait staff. Courtney gets an A+ for her service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resturant Week
    Audrey
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We wanted to try a steak restaurant for 5280 and decided on The Black Hat Cattle Company in Evergreen. We were seated at a lovely table on the patio with views of the surrounding mountains. Our waiter was incredible and offered some recommendations from the wine menu as well as the food menu. I stuck with the 5280 menu, we both had steak, it was cooked perfectly and was very tender. I am a big dessert fan and was a little weary but it may have been thee best thing I have ever ate. Thank you for including this restaurant, we had a very lovely evening and we look forward to visiting the Black Hat Cattle Company again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was average
    ab2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Patrons are greeted upon entry. Western decor with numerius Bev Doolittle pictures. Wait staff is extremly pleasant and friendly. However the food was extemly disappointing based upon the reviews I had read. I could have made better salmon at home. Which was served with dry rice and a few mixed veggies and a small uninspired crabcake. My friend enjoyed his steak. I simply do not understand the high reviews of this place. It was not worth the two hour drive back and forth from Staplelton.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great birthday experiece
    grtbdaytime
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    reservations were available and ready exactly as requested with appreciated birthday recognition and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a shame
    live2eat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant was nicely decorated, the original waiter was attentive, the drinks were good - but the food was only marginal. The salads were small, but tasty. My main course was a $30 New York strip steak and it was as tough as shoe leather. Our waiter stopped by to check on us just as we were served but did not stop by after we started to eat. After some length of time, and after leaving much of the steak half chewed on the plate, a second server came to pick up the plates. As he picked them up, he asked how the food was and I told him the steak was terrible - as I'm sure he could plainly see on the plate. He laughed and took the plate away - only to return with the check. Definately, not worth the money - cannot recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy we discovered this restaurant
    hdlvrs
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food, service, location and music are amazing! Went at the beginning of Restaurant Week and it truly was the best experience we have had. Everything was perfect, where other restaurants we have been to for Restaurant Week seemed to lower their standards and quality of food. The music that was played is at pleasant volume and is the owners collection of good country music as it was back when, not too far back though!!! The food was excellent as was the service. We will be going back to Black Hat Cattle Co.!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stormygirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dined early on the patio, so did not experience noise level at peak dining time. Loved the background country music.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gtemr
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Meat was cooked correctly and very flavorful. We had 3 different steaks; filet, Kansas City strip and the porterhouse special. The vegetable medley was really great. Salads and French onion soup were also enjoyable. The calm, friendly atmosphere as well as the food keeps us coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience all the way around
    mtnchick
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My sister was visiting from out of town and wanted to treat my husband and I to a belated anniversary dinner and this was a great choice! We made our reservation online and were pleasantly pleased when the owner himself, greeted us by name when we entered the restaurant. The servers were all very kind and professional as well and the food was very good. Slightly more expensive than expected but still within reason for the quality of the food! They were even kind enough to bring us a complimentary anniversary dessert! We will definitely come back for special occasions or to entertain out of town company!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Closer than you think
    Exceptional
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were very impressed with our recent visit to Black Hat Cattle Company. Our waiter was knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was exceptional. Very close to Morrison just west of Denver. And to reinforce our experience outside the city, the elk posing for pictures on our way back home only made it that much more unique. A great find with all the qualities you want in an evening out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!
    DonnaInAurora
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I would highly recommend Black Hat Cattle Co. to everyone! Our experience truly exceeded our expectations. The Early Bird Menu is a great deal! We had a window table and it was so cozy and romantic. I think it would be perfect to be eating dinner and watching snow fall outside in such a perfect setting. The French Onion soup and house salad dressing were delicious. The steaks were cooked to perfection and mouth watering. We had the baked potato and vegetable medley side dishes which were very good. The deserts were a great way to end a perfect meal. The service was outstanding and much appreciated also! We can't wait to return for another relaxing and amazing dinner experience!! It is worth the short drive from Denver! Thanks!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently delicious
    Tizzy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I have been to this restaurant a few times. It is always great. The steaks are some of the best we've ever had. The sides are also fantastic. We know we will have a great meal when we go to the Black Hat Cattle Co.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Nickster
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was Great!! A little expensive. The service was very good. Would definitely recommend if price was not an issue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our steaks were cooked perfectly, our server Jody was very attentive, and the western decor and music made are experience wonderful! Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service +
    HeleneW
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time for us! Great experience / fantastic food - we'll be back! Love that it it's locally owned!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dave's Black Hat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This with out a doubt is my wife & I favorite place to eat in all of Evergreen. We go here for special occasions. We all ways look forward to a Birthday, or Anniversary so we can go eat at that Black Hat!! The food is excellent & all the times we have been there we have never had a bad meal or regretted coming. Dave & his staff always makes us feel special. This is a true neighborhood gem. that We recommend to guests of Evergreen all the time. Dirk & Lisa
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    As always, the food, service and ambiance was spectacular. We have never had a less than perfect experience. I highly recommend the Black Hat Cattle Co.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Trout was overcooked and vegetable medley was way too salty & garlicky. Steak was so so and definitely not worth the price. Extremely expensive and very disappointed. Service by Jody was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Broomlady
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A friend of mine and I take each other out to dinner for our birthdays. I wanted to get out of the Denver area and try something different. We loved it. We started with the escargot and artichoke hearts. Both were excellent. We each had the rib eye and it was outstanding. We were very pleased with the wine selection and the service was exceptional. We loved the music! Will definitely return. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Good job black hat great food and service. Todd Terry , golden Colorado.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Absolutely delicious food. Great service. Look forward to dining there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relative Gathering
    Whit
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We always like to bring out of staters to the foothills Black Hat. A lot of fun and great drive up the canyon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    Karl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We absolutely enjoyed our dinner. The filet and the ribeye Were fantastic and the ribs were excellent and plentiful. If you're not a big eater you should order the 1/2 rack.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty steaks ans seafood!
    EVHills
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My wife enjoyed a seafood combo that featured crab cakes, grilled shrimp and trout. I had a ribeye. Both dishes had generous portions. The selection of sides is somewhat limited and could use more fresh veggie choices. Atmosphere was relaxing except for the music, which was some annoyingly eclectic mix of old country, "She got the gold, I got the shaft" and other genres.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our waiter Doug was very attentive and knowledgeable. Our steaks were cooked as ordered, ambiance is country decor with great country music playing in the background. If you are looking for great food, nice people, and pleasant atmosphere, I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4 birthdays
    Jvanbez
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We went here for the first time to celebrate with our friends all four birthdays. It was a Monday night, and I think there was only one other table occupied that night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!!
    Denise
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fabulous! Food and service excellent. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Perfect. Thanks, Dave. We managed to consume all the food you brought us! Very tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Around Great!
    bits1bytes2
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was our second visit to the Black Hat and we thought we'd try to visit during a week night. It was very quiet as compared to our first visit and I think we were the only people dining at a table, while the rest of the patrons sat at the bar. It was very quiet as a result but it didn't change anything about our excellent service or great tasting food. I would recommend a quick weeknight trip to beat the weekend crowds and enjoy a quiet meal in the mountains.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A steak place
    lovegourmetfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a men's restaurant, not a gourmet place. The steaks are great, cooked perfectly to order, but there's not much innovation here. Our service was poor; we waited forever for dinner. The creamed spinach was lukewarm, and so was the decaf coffee. My husband's elk medallions were slightly tough.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic