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Boulder Cork
Boulder Cork

Boulder Cork Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bouldercork.com
  • Phone: (303) 443-9505
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: James Smailer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 3 different banquet rooms available for hosting rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries, showers, wedding dinners and family reuinons. In the business world we do business meetings, boardroom dinners, financial seminars, pharmaceutical presentations, and group lunches and dinners
  • Private Party Contact: Donna Karmeris (303) 443-9505

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Iris
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Boulder Cork
The Boulder Cork Restaurant has provided quality food and excellent service since 1969. The restaurant is now one of Colorado’s most renowned dining experiences. The casual, yet attentive atmosphere is the perfect place to spend a special evening, be it to relax with friends or entertain business associates. Our banquet facilities can accommodate large groups with the quiet proficiency and superior quality that has become the hallmark of The Boulder Cork. The food is an impressive display of creativity and variety, masterminded by the chef, Jim Smailer. Chef Smailer has created an enticing offering of steaks, prime rib, chicken, pasta, and fresh fish selections; all on the cutting edge of culinary delight. The food is as fresh as the market allows. The true epicurean will agree that our efforts are apparent to both the eyes and the palate, from the appetizer through the handmade desserts.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Good dinner. Nice clean restaurant. Food was cooked as ordered."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant and we had a truly enjoyable experience. Our waitress was a real treat - she looked like she actually enjoyed her job. She was very attentive and happy, and had a great sense of humor. Our food was wonderful. My husband and I had steaks and they were cooked to perfection. They were thick, tasty and tender. Wine selection was excellent. The only disappointment we had was the host staff. We were barely greeted when we arrived, and the two hostesses were too busy in their own conversation to acknowledge us when we left. But overall, that was pretty minor to the rest of our dining experience. We will definitely return and recommend this restaurant to our friends and out of town guests!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very delicious food, excellent timing of food delivery."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "There's a reason The Cork has, long been one of Boulder's best dining spots. The atmosphere is intimate and you can easily have a conversation. The food is awesome with lots of choices, both food and price wise. During the holidays, the restaurant is especially beautiful and I've been to many holiday parties hosted here. Great dining experience for any occasion, even if you just want a gourmet burger!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We celebrated my son's 23rd birthday at Boulder Cork. The service was outstanding, and the food was just perfect. We dine out a lot, and this one was a special night, and make the day special. A little pricey, but overall a great experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We love to have dinner at The Cork for family birthday celebrations. We are gluten free & the wait staff is always able to make suggestions to help us make our selections. The prime rib was perfectly prepared. Creme Brûlée is a must have!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a reservation at 7:15 on a weekday. We were kindly greeted, sat promptly and were attended to with drinks right away. I am celiac and the server was sensitive to my condition and knowledgable about the menu to help select an entree. It was a quiet night in the restaurant and the bar also looked slow so noise levels were very pleasant. Food was delicious, prices are comparable to any fine dining with a wide variety of prices and entree choices. Overall, we'd return but not with our children."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "There is no place like the Boulder Cork for celebrating events with friends or meeting friends for a drink. Thanks for the wonderful service!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The wait staff was so kind and the food was beautifully prepared. My mom and I had both ordered the prime rib, both being cooked exactly to specification with the sides of baked potato and seasonal vegetables. All three were absolutely worth the price of the meal. Just wonderful."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We don't stop at the Cork frequently but it's always on our list of go-to places, especially when we want a good steak. This time around, we had 3 couple all celebrating wedding anniversaries (married the same year many years ago and before we knew each other). We had a great meal, excellent recommended but not outrageously priced wine, very good service (wish I caught his name but our server has a French accent), and they comped dessert for our joint celebration. It was a good reminder to go back before too much time passes once again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the food was prepared perfectly. Had grilled watermelon salad. Never had it before and was delighted with the dish. Everything was great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The best classy w/o being solicitous restaurant. A beautiful restaurant doesn't call attention to itself. This is one of those."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Always a great place, was there for Father's Day and everything was great! The special "Early" menu that goes from 5:00 - 6:00 must be checked out by all. Thanks Cork!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The Cork has the best steaks around, the wine recommendations are great, and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to the Boulder Cork with great anticipation since it is notable for its steak. The menu was good and the service was excellent. However the prime rib was very disappointing. Both my husband and I ordered prime rib/ medium. It was tasteless and I am not sure it was grilled at all. I don't think I will be going there anymore."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were seated exactly at our reservation time. Food came hot and delicious. Service was just perfect. The Margaritas were good. Everyone in our group was very pleased."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had dinner here 2 times. The food, service and ambiance are excellent. For our first visit my husband had the roast beef end cut and it was the best - so lean, tender and with great flavor. My entree was the best trout I have ever eaten. It was prepared with a barbeque sauce that complemented the fish perfectly and was not overpowering. The vegetable sides were also excellent. On our second visit, we both had the trout. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy going to the Cork, a neighborhood restaurant, and go a few times a year. The food is always yummy. The service was somewhat lacking this time. We had asked for olive oil for the bread, finally getting it from another server when it didn't come shortly after our request. Our server brought out the salad for one of us while the other two of us had to wait for our entrée salads, i.e. we weren't asked if we wanted to be served everything at once. We were given a booth, which I had requested. We'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Very attentive wait staff. The food was pricey and so so."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Nothing special about the place or the food. Needs an update. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend to The Cork wanting a great dining experience and left very disappointed. They were busy on a Memorial weekend and the waitress was nice but too busy to pay much attention. Had to flag her down a couple of times. Salad was so vinegary that my date was wincing while eating it along with an expensive cocktail that promised to be sweeter than the sour lemon it was. The entree we shared was pricey and bland even with added salt and pepper. I can cook a piece of fish at home with more flavor. I've been a fan of this place for many years but no more. I was sorry I chose it hoping to have a special night out with my special someone. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great service and excellent food, what else needs to be said."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Came here with my husband and 2 girls for my husband's 40th birthday. The staff was friendly and attentive, and because I noted the occasion when I made the reservation, the staff took a photo of us and gave us a signed copy. Nice touch! Food was really good -- my husband asked for his steak medium and it was a little on the rare side, but otherwise, everything was delicious. Nice setting with different rooms -- a quiet, more romantic room in the back with the livelier crowd in the front near the bar. Would definitely come back again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We reserved a time within the early bird schedule for our anniversary. Excellent food and wonderful service. They made us feel welcome and attended to our every need. The photo of us was a wonderful ending!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. The filet was fabulous, side dishes incredibly yummy (don't forget to try the Green Chile Mac and Cheese) and they even brought out a wonderful birthday cake for my guest. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Have been to the Cork for lunch and dinner but not for Happy Hour. Great HH menu! Definately a sweet place to go."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The Cork is a standby for us for any "special occasion" -- basically any excuse to go. Always great food, great service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I entertained out of town work friends here and everyone loved it. It was busy but service was exceptional and the food was delicious. Our server was able to recommend a fantastic wine to compliment our meal and brought over a birthday dessert for the birthday girl. We have been here before with family and enjoyed our meal but, this time with our guests, I was so pleased that Cork did not disappoint!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service and food consistently good year after year. "Go To" place in "healthy" Boulder for prime rib."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The waitstaff graciously helped our party of 9 move to the bar for the happy hour menu, after we decided we didn't want to sit in the formal dining room. They were courteous and attentive. The atmosphere of the restaurant is bright and elegant, but without pretense! The HH menu was delicious with lots of unique small plates and a variety of drink selections. The cost was reasonable for an upscale place, and the quality definitely met or exceeded the price. Be prepared to talk loudly, as this bar is a popular HH spot."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Reserved a late Mother's Day Dinner. Wonderful food, wonderful service. One of our favorite restaurants to eat when we are in Boulder visiting our college kids."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a great experience, food was excellent. First time there we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've been eating at The Cork since it opened in 1969 and have always loved it. The food is fresh and tasty. I do tend to order my old favorites like the crab cakes and the steamed artichoke. I think it's a great place to take family and friends from out of town because I can depend on it to be good and memorable."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been eating at the cork for over 40 years. Each time the food has been excellent. Easter Sunday was an exception. Four of us arrived at 11:30am. One of our group ordered her favorite prime rib. It was excellent as usual. One ordered french toast. Just OK. High price. Supposed to come with strawberries. It had the equivalent of one very small strawberry . Two of us ordered crab cakes. These were the poorest tasting crab cakes I have ever had. The cole slaw served with the crab cakes was also very poor. neither of us had more than two bites. Over all our Easter lunch did not measure up to Cork standards. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I booked at Boulder Cork for my fiancé's birthday, and it was pretty disappointing on a number of levels. First and foremost, I submitted "Fiance's birthday" in the reservation notes, and nothing happened. There was even a birthday Mudpie presented to the table next to us, but apparently the staff must have missed my note. Frustrating. Second, what an inconsistent dinner! Crab cakes-- best I've ever had. Shrimp cocktail-- worst I've ever had. There were four severely overcooked shrimp on a bed of very old garnish. Gross. My filet Ocsar-- utterly forgettable. Her Sake Salmon -- absolutely delicious. I don't know if it was just an off night or what, but we will probably not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times and it is simply wonderful, with outstanding food, and atmosphere. The wait staff is very personable and helpful, but the one downside to this restaurant is that the service is slow. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Due to traffic, half our party would be half hour late. We called and they moved res up for us and were super understanding about it."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Had a great dining experience at the Boulder Cork. The prime rib was perfect!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We went to Boulder Cork to celebrate my son's graduation from CU. The food was very good, there was a good selection of wines and the service was efficient but not rushed. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "However their website said the bar opened at 4:30pm then they decided to not open the bar during graduation weekend and turned us away making my 85 year old mom/family and other bar patrons sit in their cars for a half hour until they opened up for dinner service. Can't believe they were turning away the revenue for apx 20+ people waiting for their 5pm reservations. Otherwise the food And service were to their normal standards. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014