Flagstaff House
Flagstaff House

Flagstaff House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://flagstaffhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3034424640
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Cocktails: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Monette
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you need space for as few as 12 or as many as 200 people, we can accommodate your private party needs. From our elegant world class dining atmosphere and fabulous menu, to the fresh mountain air and inspiring views of Boulder, Colorado.
  • Private Party Contact: Jean Davis 3034424640

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Flagstaff House
Chef Mark Monette has been responsible for the culinary delights at the Flagstaff House since 1985. His unique style of cooking incorporates French cuisine with Asian accents, brought together by his training in several michelin three star restaurants in France and the Orient. Mark has worked with several master chefs including Bernard Hermman and Thomas Keller. At the Flagstaff House chef Mark has had the pleasure of preparing a special menu for the Emperor and Empress of Japan as well as the Prime minister of Japan and his foreign ministers. The restaurant has also hosted many dinners for notable culinary dignitaries including Paul Bocuse, Angela Gaja and Robert Mondavi. The Monette family has owned the Flagstaff House since 1971. The restaurant holds many prestigious awards including Colorado's longest holding Wine Spectator Grand Award. Please note our dress code prohibits shorts, t-shirts and athletic attire.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Flagstaff House reviews from OpenTable diners
240 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (213)special occasion (209)romantic (186)notable wine list (143)fit for foodies (116)great for outdoor dining (107)good for groups (36)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (13)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Best restaurant in north Colorado
    Rothbard
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you really want to impress your date or your business client, this is the best restaurant by far. And the service is superlative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only Second Visit
    Anon
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very pricey but well worth it for a special occasion. Great view, exceptional staff, and the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing views and wonderful meal
    JohnAVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is our second time to Flagstaff House. Our daughter attends CU, so we when we visit, we try out new restaurants in Boulder. Flagstaff House is at the top of our list. The views of Boulder are captivating and the food and impeccable service made the evening even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We chose the Flagstaff House to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The service was great and they went above and beyond to help us celebrate our special day.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Restaurant Dining
    jamphd
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Three friends visiting Boulder spent a delightful evening while dining at the Flagstaff House. The food was outstanding and the waitress was one of the best we all have ever experienced. Thank you Hannah for all the extra service. The food was not only tasty but was served with creative presentations. We spent almost 2 1/2 hours enjoying the wonderful food and the breathtaking scenery. If in Boulder- Don't miss this exceptional restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went there for my girlfriends birthday. SHad notified them of the brithday in advance. Every employee wished her happy birthday during the night. at at the bar for a drink before our reservation. Drinks and service at the bar was fantastic. Food and winelist was incredible. Some of the best service and food I have ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A night to remember
    15Paws
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The entire experience was amazing! We arrived early to watch the sunset from the patio and then were seated at an incredible corner table with 360 views. We started with the tuna tartare & sashimi appetizer and oysters. Both were excellent, but I particularly enjoyed the preparation of the tuna tartare. My husband had been looking forward to trying the Wagyu NY Strip and it was even better than he had imagined; it was the best steak I've ever tasted. Our dinner ended with a surprise dessert sampling with a candle for my birthday. Our service was excellent all around and we really appreciated the little touches such as Happy Birthday on the menus, the dessert and our great table. The next time we're in Boulder we are definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Boulder
    gkcolo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you're looking for a special dining experience, this is it! Although quite pricey, you actually feel like you're getting your money's worth. Get there early enough to enjoy the view of the city below, but then stay for the evening lights! The food was very good, with quite a few little extras from the chefs to make the evening extra enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boulder's Finest Restaurant
    Sundevils75
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful restaurant with phenomenal wine list. Service and food was outstanding! Would highly recommend for that special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was very average for the high price Special occasion but not worth it!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kell0111
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I would normally say "great for outdoor dining" but our visit unfortunately was on a cooler evening and outdoor dining was unavailable. I thought the menu was limited and over-priced, but the real surprise was when I ordered the duck breast medium rare and it came out medium well. The server should have been trained to spot this and remedy it before delivery to the table. Even the manager approached the table after I sent it back as if I didn't know what I had ordered. When the dish was returned, it was actually more on the rare side, than medium rare, but was tasty. The restaurant does do a good job with special occasions, delivering complimentary deserts.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impeccable dining
    grendelVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The location of Flagstaff House is amazing since a diner can appreciate the mountains around. I think the restaurant is perfect for a special occasion. In fact, it seemed that everyone around us was having either an anniversary or birthday. My husband, my husband's son, and I had a special evening of excellent service and wonderful food, beginning with an amusee and ending with eight different accompaniments to an espresso. My one negative comment is that you don't get a lot of food. What you get is excellent, but not much substance--beautifully presented. My cherry tomato tarte tatin was gorgeous but SMALL. I am a country gal and like to see food on my plate. That said, I would highly recommend this restaurant. But $$$--$350 for 3 people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food...painfully slow
    PuttyPapaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was great as usual, though 50% of the price is clearly to pay for the view. $68 for lamb was excessive, even if it was delightful. But the service was soooo slow. Friendly wait-staff, but it took 30 minutes just to get some bread. While we were not in a hurry, it was just uncomfortably slow. And the room we were in (covered patio area) was freezing cold, which made the wait even more uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Beautiful
    Tedd
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was fantastic, except for the peach dessert. It's definitely more of an older person's type of dessert (and these ppl are all over this place). Just not a ton of flavor to it. I'm sure it's supposed to taste just as it did, so it's not a knock to the chef. I assume the elderly are heavily catered to, up here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Flagstaff is always good. Food is guaranteed to be very good. Tables were too close together for our comfort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    luvtogo
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We try every anniversary to treat ourselves (sometimes with friends) to an evening at The Flagstaff House for an extraordinary dining experience. We always enjoy the ambiance, the absolute fantastic view and exceptional food when dining. The value is very reasonable and we always take home the personal designed menu which adds memories to our evening. Thank the staff for being so professional!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    mushroom/asparagus/polenta first course was terrific, trout overcooked
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem with a great view
    Pmig
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food and service is exceptional! I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys great food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining experience
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From the time we seated at our table to the end of our meal, we felt the service and experience was excellent. Every detail was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretentious
    Debster
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The location and food is fabulous, but considering it's in Boulder where you can get fabulous on every corner, I don't think it's worth the very over inflated prices and stuffy atmosphere....the staff is very attentive, but again it's just over the top. Also very few vegetarian options... I'd recommend one of the many other options in Boulder... If you want the view pack a picnic and go to the Flaggstaff overlook!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best. Ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Flagstaff House will forever be in my memory as one of the best restaurants ever. The staff is really on top of their game and the service received is unlike anywhere you will ever go. The food is fantastic and fun. I love getting treats complements of the chef. And the view of Boulder is breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS THE BEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Superb food in a gorgeous setting with service that is out of this world…pricey, yes, but perfect for special occasions. EVERYTHING is perfect when you come here…and the lovely touches of a honey panna cotta pre dessert, the amuse bouche, the superb rolls, the sorbet intermezzo…just fantastic plus the entrees and desserts were just delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional food & service
    todineisdivine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Not knowing what to expect we were amazed at the ambience, food and service for our evening out. Will share our excellent evening with all we meet and plan on coming again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding!
    lori
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My mother was visiting over her birthday, so I decided to take her here for a nice dinner. I made a simple notation in the comments while booking, requesting a window table because it was a birthday dinner. Not only did we get that table, but we got special menus with a birthday message and a birthday treat at the end of our meal. Very nice and unexpected touches. Birthday aside, every staff member we encountered was friendly and efficient, without a hint of attitude. The food was solid, the presentation excellent, with many extras throughout. I lived in NYC for 5 years, eating at many "fine dining" establishments during that time, and the level of service here tops anywhere else I've visited by miles. The view doesn't hurt either!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    JodieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We have eaten at many wonderful restaurants around the world and have to say that Flagstaff House is one of the best. From the moment we entered this beautifully designed restaurant overlooking Boulder we were impressed. The menu is extensive with options for all tastes and the food itself was delicious and beautifully presented. The service did not disappoint. From our charming waitress, friendly sommelier, and servers who swooped in almost unnoticed, made it a truly unique dining experience. We can hardly wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique experience
    Russell
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A restaurant in the foothills above Boulder with wonderful views of surrounding mountains and the town below from the expansive windows. The chalet style architecture together with the available views leaves diners with the feeling of eating in a cabin on a perch. A tree house for adults? Each bite of food was a combination of flavors and textures that stimulate the taste buds - truly a taste "experience"! The service was wonderful - a friendly and knowledgeable waiter assisted by specialists in bread distribution, wine, and desserts. We were there for an anniversary and had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exciting place
    ojiemojo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was our wedding anniversary and had the best sit with a beautiful view. We enjoyed the dinner with good food and server. The complimentary side dish was a surprise. The stuff was very nice and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    RButler
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I visit Colorado a couple times a year and always look forward to having dinner at Flagstaff House. The view is fantastic and matched by great food and excellent customer service. Flagstaff House is one of my favorites in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Wagyu, Caveat Emptor
    JJPBVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We came for the real Wagyu, which we've had once before (post 2012, graded A5, and legit). Flagstaff lists theirs as "Kuroge Japanese true Wagyu NY strip," which is technically true, but only because "Wagyu" literally means Japanese cow. I asked our waitress the grade, she had to ask the chef - bad sign - & came back with news that it was A2 or A3. This is roughly equivalent to USDA Prime. At $36/oz it better be A5. Frankly, this restaurant is taking advantage of the ambiguity & lack of knowledge of Wagyu to overcharge customers. Anyway, I ordered the regular NY, my wife had the lobster - both decent but overpriced. Combine that with a waitress who never gave her name or offered a word about the menu, and we left pretty disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great to impress a date
    overspendingindividual
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is great if you want to take a date out and impress. The food was pretty good, but pretty small portions. It's incredibly 'fancy' and you'll have a different waiter come by every five minutes or so. The view is pretty incredible depending on where your seated, but overall there isn't a bad spot. They have an insane list of beers and wines, and make a pretty good rail drink. Overall spent $130.00 on my date and myself after tax and tip with just two drinks, two main courses, and a dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flagstaff House - Dinner Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at the Flagstaff House and had a wonderful evening. The menu a variety of options. We especially enjoyed the yellowfin tuna appetizer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Disappointing Dinner Experience
    FoodAdventurer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had high hopes for Flagstaff House taking my wife for her birthday. It was so exciting driving up the mountain to get to the restaurant. The view from the restaurant was breath taking and had one of the best views I ever experienced in a restaurant. Unfortunately, the food wasn't that great. The Servers were very professional though I found the Sommelier a bit unfriendly. She may have had an off day. The food prices were some of the most expensive I had experienced in a restaurant worldwide. The sad part was that my wife's Lamb at under $70 was undercooked and unimpressive. That was just the Lamb price. I ordered Snapper which was less expensive but just as unimpressive. I ordered a small custom chocolate cake for my wife which was dry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 25th anniversary at beautiful spor
    anniversary
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary at Flagstaff house..l. Beautiful view, great service and excellent wine steward. Menu had a personal congratulations message. Who could ask for more! ?!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    You can't beat great food with a spectacular view at sunset! Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Views, Food, Service
    MALain
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Flagstaff House had 1) gorgeous views, 2) delicious hors d'oeuvres and entrees, and 3) the most attentive staff of anywhere I have ever dined!!! It is quite expensive, but we were treated like royalty from the complimentary valet to the complimentary taster plates. A great place for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best "special occasion" in Boulder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went there as a special occasion with my two grown children. We were seated immediately. The service was amazing. The wine list had enough variety and half bottles for all of our different pallets and chosen entrees. We ordered the steak, lamb and halibut. All of our dishes were beyond amazing. Perfectly prepared and presented. I cannot say enough good things about this place. The one little tiny drawback is the road to drive up there is under construction and at one point turns into a one lane which can be pretty tricky in the dark.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our place for special occasions
    RuthG13VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Flagstaff House never disappoints. We visit for our birthdays and anniversary each year. Beautiful view, outstanding food, and great wine list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you are looking for a memorable dining experience for a special occasion The Flagstaff House is second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bravo!
    Bigskyguy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a dinner last Friday that will go down on our top 10 all time great experiences! Beyond the food & the view which was awesome, The staff/team that took care of us were all exceptionally attentive & well trained, which is a level of detail you don't find any more
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was disappointing. The food was good as usual but the service was lacking. The staff used to make you feel very special from the minute you walked in the door. The waiter just set the menus down on our plates haphazardly and did not seem to know the menu too well. We were served a small appetizer as our food was taking far too long. Someone in the party was allergic to the food and it was not stated what the food was. We had to inquire only to find out that it was a highly allergic food choice for someone in our party. Very unprofessional. Just not a great experience. We drive from Southeast Denver and will think twice about making the trip again. We have been customers for over 20 years.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.