L'ATELIER - Boulder
L'ATELIER - Boulder

L'ATELIER - Boulder

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.latelierboulder.com/
  • Phone: 3034427233x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Radek Cerny
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact us for more details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th & Pearl
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from L'ATELIER - Boulder
L'Atelier is the studio/workshop of Chef Radek Cerny, where he and his staff offer excellence in food artistry and fine dining to their guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
L'ATELIER - Boulder reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)special occasion (70)romantic (60)notable wine list (47)neighborhood gem (35)great for lunch (20)good for groups (9)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great Food. The Service Can Improve
    redredwine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I love the food at L'ATELIER. Everything is always cooked prefect and they have amazing sauces. The service definitely needs some work. It started off great and then after we were served our dinner we didn't see much of our waiter. We had been finished with a bottle of wine for a good 20 minutes and we ready to order another bottle, but no one ever came by to take additional drink orders. We ended up getting the bill and spending our money at another establishment for more drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My husband and I have been to L'Atelier probably 8-10 times over the past 5-10 years. We have always loved it but our last 2 or 3 visits I would have to label as just GOOD, whereas in the past we have always considered l'Atelier to be EXCELLENT. The food is still very good, but not as memorable as in times past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went with a friend for Her birthday and they made her a special desert just like I asked it was amazing. Great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Unbelievable lobster ravioli. I wil go back just for that! The desserts were superb as well. And the lamb entree was small but devine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • temujin
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Still a great restaurant & better than most "highly regarded" places. A top ten in Denver-Boulder area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    JimR
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    L'Atelier has long been our favorite Boulder restaurant, so despite a rather ordinary recent experience, we took our foreign guests there for a special dinner. The evening proved to be a succession of small disappointments. Poor seating, sommelier brought the wrong-year wine (which he realized but didn't mention, hoping we wouldn't notice), long waits due to large parties (for which the server apologized), two of the four entrees that we ordered were unavailable (when you only have about 7 entrees on the menu, being out of 2 of them is pretty limiting, and it was only 7 PM), and the Asian seafood bouillabaisse (my third choice) was not particularly good. Overall, the dinner was ok, but disappointing, & (given situation) rather embarrassing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RobertVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great special occasion for our 20 th anniversary. Food and service were great. Staff was very Attentive and knew the menu quite well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never fails to be fabulous
    carolfbird
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've never had a bad meal at L'Atelier....but I have to say that the meal I had this week was the best ever. Ahi Tuna Steak was to die for - cooked to perfection. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    juliet41203
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Lobster ravioli was to die for. Amazing escargot! wonderful cold smoked salmon, great service, great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUR FAVORITE..... Bar None !!
    LNSDME001
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Boulder's classic Nouveau French cuisine extradonaire. Chef Radik has over the years perfected the dining experience and created a creative, unique, pleasantly surprising one of a kind dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant
    JulieP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food and service here are exemplary. The wild mushroom appetizer was so good I'm still thinking about it three days later! We recommend this restaurant without reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would come again.
    mishkin
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Tasty! The tuna was superb, my date and I loved it. I had the foi gras, and it was perfect for taste, but a little hard to cut. The filet mignon was well cooked, as was the veal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boulder disappointment
    Martin
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Made a reservation for this place based on several positive reviews and rankings. The experience was mixed but I certainly feel that there are much better alternatives in the area. Ravioli starter was great but the snails were way too chewy, both main courses (chicken and pork) were cooked too much and the dessert was simply uninspiring. Wine was good but not great and in summary I am sure you can get a much better experience in other restaurants in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food, great service!! I had the lamb, my husband had the salmon - both delicious - especially the sauces, veggies, etc they came with. We sat outside so can't comment on noise level. I've already made reservations at L'Atelier for our next visit to Boulder.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always
    fwlvr1VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've never had a bad meal at this Restaurant. It is by far the best food in Boulder.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Might be good for the area
    thxlaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I were visiting Boulder and stopped here for dinner due to the high rating. The lobster raviolis were excellent, but the rest of the meal was mediocre at best. The foie gras appetizer came with burnt bread. The rack of lamb wasn't very flavorful. That being said, the staff was nice and the ambiance was OK.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Small Gem in Downtown Boulder
    Darby
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We took a group to L'Atelier for lunch. The dining room is fairly small but light and airy. We had appetizers, wine and dessert as well as entrees. Two members of our group had the salmon special and raved about it. One member had read their menu on line and asked about the lobster from the dinner menu and the chef accommodated his request. The escargot appetizer was amazing. All in all this was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • richard52mVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    the most exciting place in boulder really wonderful and priced moderately
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Wine Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We attended the 11 Aug Burgundy wine dinner. All of the food was perfectly prepared, especially the salmon tartare and the lamb. The wines were probably the best we have had at anyone's wine dinner, but were in extremely short supply. If more wine were available, we would have preferred that the cost of the meal be higher so that we could have enjoyed a more appropriate quantity of the lovely wines, rather than just tiny sips.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not Great
    JoRo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    French restaurant with no French ambience at all. Almost like a Chinese restaurant and French restaurant blend. The food was good, not great. Wouldn't consider it gourmet dining, but I did enjoy it. If I lived there I would go back, but visiting I think there are too many other better options to chose from.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First-Rate in Every Way
    Frank
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place is a small gem. My wife and I found it on an online search for a new dining experience in Boulder, and it is a keeper. The food is outstanding, and the wait staff are among the best we've experienced in the entire Denver-Boulder area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Choice for Dinner
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband had a fabulous dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food, ambiance and service was excellent. It is always great to have everything perfect when celebrating a special event and L'ATELIER delivers every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    jjfcpaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife, daughter and I enjoyed dinner here. I had the venison and it was superb - as tender and well cooked as you can find, especially out West. We enjoyed their desserts as well. I recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent old-style haute cuisine
    PickyGourmetVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The atmosphere and service were outstanding and the food was delicious, if a bit old-fashioned French cuisine. The desserts were the most amazing part -- inventively presented and totally delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super Surprise in Boulder
    PCGuestVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Five of us enjoyed lunch at L'Atelier in Boulder; our decision to visit there was based on Open Table reviews and we were definitely not disappointed. The menu offered something for everyone from the pate lover to the salad lover to the seafood lover and the "gotta have meat" lover. Every dish was beautifully presented and delicious. I don't think I've ever had pate done as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thanks for Food
    JJay
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    L'Atelier is, as always, one of the best restaurants in Boulder and Colorado. For our lunch, the pepper soup was wonderful as was the lobster ravioli. A ham and cheese sandwich was also to die for. Our white wine was just right with a half bottle, which is perfect for lunch. The site gives you a chance to slow down and enjoy one of the joys of life, good food. It is also nice to see the owner and chef in his restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    marydVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and service were exceptional! I would highly recommend to all friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pampering at its best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The service, ambience, food were all topnotch. My friend and I felt welcome and not rushed over an excellent lunch. This is among my favorite places to dine in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    colodane
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Overall, a very pleasant experience. Consistently interesting and well-prepared food. We had two appetizers, a soup, a salad, a main entree and two desserts. My favorite dishes were the duck carpaccio, the foie gras, and both desserts. The standard house bread is outstanding. There was a slight hiccup in the dessert service. One of them was served with our coffee but the second one had to be redone due to a mishap in the oven and was delayed. I was offered a complimentary second espresso during the wait. Neither of us had wine, but did have one after-dinner drink and coffees. Total for everything before tip was only $118, so actually a very good value for our two hour dinner. Save room for dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the finest
    MikeyG
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of the finest restaurants in Boulder. I will definitely return soon. The lamb chops were the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first class
    hopalong
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everything from start to finish was first class. Waiter was helpful, funny and a gem. Appetizers, main course and dessert was superb. The fresh toasty bread was hard to resist. This restaurant many the birthday we were celebrating even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not outstanding
    leefpeeper3VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We Liked most of our food items. They were good but not outstanding. We expected outstanding. The restaurant was not full but we were early and midweek. The Lobster Ravoli was the best dish at our table. We would go back for that dish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BroomfieldBilly
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Radek always makes a visit to L'Atelier a memorable and gustatory experience. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant ambiance, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    A nice, quiet place for lunch. I had the sirloin au poivre (I was expecting more of a pounded in peppercorns, rather than swimming in sauce) that was still very tasty and my date had the crispy duck, which was excellent with a very fresh and delightful salad underneath. All in all, a very nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine!
    BoulderCouple
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    As always, the most sophisticated culinary creations - in a town ripe with great chefs - L'Atelier is a gem of Boulder. We also love that it's quiet enough to easily converse - unlike most restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Boulder Trip
    GT500VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent "white cloth" restaurant. Impeccable service - very quiet and conducive to meal enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SwissMiss
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great service, excellent food. The wall of chocolate is a must for desert, great to share
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The finest restaurant in Boulder. Consistently exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    BeachloversVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Celebrated Father's DAY and Birthdays in our favoirite special occasion spot. As always very happy with everything. L'Atlier is consistenty wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    Speeden
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Small intimate restaurant with an interesting and delicious menu. Pricey but the portion sizes aren't skimpy like many restaurants of this caliber. Perfect for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.