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Flagstaff House
Flagstaff House

Flagstaff House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://flagstaffhouse.com
  • Phone: (303) 442-4640
  • 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: American, Steak
  • 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 (303) 442-4640

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Little on the salty side but otherwise everything prepared and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Celebrating a birthday and was blown away by the food, service and views from the restaurant. Made the whole evening special. Service is spot-on but not stuffy. Food was exceptional. Don't miss the sticky toffee pudding. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our diner at Flagstaff. The ambiance, setting and service were outstanding. Although the food was very good, it did not live up to our expectations or (I feel) justify the very high prices. I was expecting a "French Laundry" type of experience and it didn't meet that expectation."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Menu is very entertaining, several complimentary plates as part of your dining experience.. Consider these as part of your meal so you don't run out of steam before second course."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We were celebrating a niece's accomplishment and a friend's birthday. Great food, great service, and awesome view!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have eaten there many times. Food was very good but interior and service has lost that edge. Waiter, front and side servers were good but lacked the enthusiasm to match the price, wine list and historical expectations we had enjoyed in prior visits. Maybe time to reset expectations or tear it down and build a more progressive building utilizing a great setting. Nothing bad just getting long in tooth."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "A wonderful dining experience, spectacular views, very romantic, crazy expensive."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great view service and food! I loved this place. Could see all of the boulder mountains"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Loved it all. The food was exceptional. Every bite seemed like a unique experience. I had the squash blossoms as an appetizer and the salmon for the main entree. Both were superb."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This has truly been a great dining experience and deserves 5 stars. We gave the food only 4 stars because all four of us found the chocolate cake desert with vanilla ice cream, while good, too heavy following such a delightful meal. Excellent Service"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Flagstaff House for the first time to celebrate our second anniversary. Wonderful food! It's worth the price. We were hoping someone would ask us if we were celebrating something special (like they do at Frasca, Boulder), but no one asked and we didn't make a big deal out if it. So our anniversary was just between the two of us. That was ok with us, but it looks like they make a beautiful addition to your dessert if they know of your occasion. Next time!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We celebrated two birthdays with 5 of us for dinner. They could not have done more for us. They created an evening that we will never forget. And the food: off the charts amazing. I live in Danville CA and I now have another reason to visit Boulder."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This is a first class, elegant yet warm and welcoming dining experience. You can dress up or come in "elegant casual" attire. The wait staff is fantastic!! They were very attentive without being intrusive. The food was fabulous. Their wine list wonderful, and the views spectacular, overlooking all of Boulder."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We've lived in Colorado 13 years, and this restaurant is definitely our best dining experience. It was our 18th anniversary and we arrived early for our reservation. After we enjoyed two unique and delicious cocktails at the professionally staffed bar, we were seated at the best table in the restaurant, right at the outer corner overlooking Boulder and the foothills. The staff was fantastic with no down time; we were served the chef's special mini appetizers between each course. A special commemorative menu was printed just for us, and the food was prepared perfectly. To top it all off, a sugar heart with "Happy Anniversary" inscribed was served with our amazing dessert. A truly memorable evening. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Fantastic experience. They added a note to our menu for my cousin's birthday and the food impressed my very "foodie" aunt and uncle. All with a great view. Can't beat that!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Got to the restaurant just before a heavy rain moved in. They had to close the windows on the porch (where we were seated) briefly. Service was impeccable but not stuffy. The wine list is outstanding with literally something for everyone. The menu has a wonderful selection and it was hard to choose. It's very expensive but well worth the quality of food, service and extra touches."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed every bite of our meal! Get the cheese plate, it was a highlight and a good deal. I had the barrrundi and my husband got the lobster ravioli, fantastic! Wine was great. The little complementary bites between courses made the meal!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was good - appetizers were better than entrees. Mizuna salad was great, and my husband got the quail and said it was excellent. We also had Moscow Mules for cocktails and they were excellent. For dinner I got the halibut, which was not seasoned at all. For $44 I think salt is in order. The worst part of the evening was the staff, interrupting our conversation to clear plates or bring tastings that were "compliments of the chef". This happened 8 - 10 times during the meal and was very distracting."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My first time at this location and I was delighted with the menu, views, and service. Food and service compare favorably with Guy Savoy restaurants but the views are much better. Perfect for a romantic dinner or fine dining with friends. We will be going again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Everything about Flagstaff House was perfect. Never have I had such perfect service N the food is cooked to perfection. Best dinning experience I've ever had."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Expensive (wine + appetizers + entrées + coffees and dessert for two = 300$), but totally worth it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is one of the best meals, and best dining experiences, I have had in many years in Colorado. Food was outstanding, service excellent . . . and that view!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I travel every week and eat out all the time. For a balance of great food, spectacular wines, amazing views and attentive but not overbearing service this is one of the best places I've been. Overall experience was brilliant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The views were amazing, we went at 7pm so we got to see full light and sunset and night by the time we left. I fully recommend doing the same when you book your reservation. Service was amazing and the food was also excellent. Decor could use an update but that was minor it was clean and well kept."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was an exceptional experience. Staff catered very well to the occasion making it one to remember. This may be the best meal I ever ate!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The sommelier at the Flagstaff House did not disappoint. Knowledgable and friendly, she picked the perfect wine. The food was delicious, but the waiter didn't ask our children what they wanted to drink. We had to ask him to take their beverage orders well into the first course. He lacked attention to the table and the second course came out over twenty minutes after the first course were finished. Probably the most disappointing service in all the years we have been going to the Flagstaff House."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is probably THE most expensive restaurant you can eat at in Boulder, a foodie town with lots of wonderful high quality dining options. Don't get me wrong, the Flagstaff house is very special, from the location, to the views, and the "special occasion" feel of the place. The service is excellent and the staff accommodating and friendly. The food? It's good, not great. I dined there this week for a family birthday celebration. We saw at least 3 other tables doing the same as they were delivered the same special birthday dessert sampler that was beautifully presented. Would I go back for a another special occasion? Perhaps. Would I choose to dine there otherwise? Probably not. $39 for a very mediocre vegetarian entree was ludicrous."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "From churning their own butter from locally sourced fresh cream to attending to your every need, the waiter and supporting staff serve up excellent food with special extras between each course. Always a great choice for special occasions and good times."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Without question this is one of the great restaurants anywhere. The view is to die for, the service so good it makes it hard to go back to normal places, the food is so good it should be illegal and the extras just take the whole experience over the top. Of the 10 best restaurants I have had the good fortune to visit in a lifetime of travel this is absolutely one of the very best."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "If you are looking for a opportunity to "make a memory" I would highly recommend the Flagstaff. The service and the quality of the staff was superb. One of the best opportunities to celebrate a special occasion in fashionable luxury."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We could not have been more pleased. Exceptional service and attention to details of our special celebration."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Valet parking was pleasant and professional! Staff in the restaurant were all about service from start to finish! I do not think I ever felt this special in any restaurant. The food was amazing. Starting with the all the special tastes such as the watermelon and ginger teaser to the breads, sorbet and other fine treats - AMAZING and FINEST OF QUALITY! The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. I did not need to add a sauce to hide a fishy taste. In fact, the food delights were seasoned so well I did not need to add salt or pepper - a bite after bite fantastic experience! Don't forget to order coffee with the desert - what a joyful surprise! Without reservation I would recommend this restaurant - It is worth every dollar spent!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The menu selection was amazing. Flagstaff House prints their menu every night based on the chef in the kitchen and the freshness of the local food. The wine/beer/cocktail list is electronic, so you can have in-deep descriptions about what is in your drink and its origins. The valet parking was a nice surprise as well. A young man greeted us as we arrived, which he was exceptionally courteous. When we were ready to leave, we exited the restaurant and that same valet was already meeting us with our vehicle. The service overall was timely and professional without the pretentious attitude."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a meal worthy of the remarkable setting-- delicious filet mignon, superb lamb, outstanding duck, and superlative scallops all charmed our taste buds. The amuses kept things interesting and creative between courses. The chocolate ice cream was also first rate but a bit superflous. Watching the city go from day to night from the mountainside was a beautiful transition of nature and light. Overall a wonderful experience we hope to repeat on another special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had been to the Flagstaff House once before years ago. The main reason to go is the view - great view of Boulder from the mountain side. However, even though I made the reservation over two weeks in advance, they would not let me designate a good table and although we got a table outside under the covered patio, we were right behind a tree with huge low-hanging branches which effectively negated the view. If they would just trim back the low branches it would have been perfect. (Yes I know this wouldn't be natural which is the look they are going for). All else was quite good, though not the best meal I've had. Total bill including cocktails and tip was $320 for 2 of us, and I have definitely had better meals for that price."
    Dined on 7/12/2014