L'ATELIER - Boulder
1739 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
L'ATELIER - Boulder
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.latelierboulder.com/
- Phone: (303) 442-7233
- 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
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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L'ATELIER - Boulder reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (73)special occasion (70)romantic (52)notable wine list (46)neighborhood gem (39)great for lunch (16)good for groups (11)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Always excellentOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/22/2014We dine here every month or so. The service, selection of food and wines, and quality is always excellent! The escargot presentation is unique and delicious. Lobster ravioli is also a signature dish.The restaurant is small and quiet.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The resturant was excellent.HaffiDined on 11/22/2014The resturant was excellent and lived upo to the expectations in terms of food, service and atmosphere.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Special Place for Special OccasionsboulderfoodiesVIPDined on 11/21/2014In my opinion, L'Atelier is Boulder's finest restaurant and there are a lot of fine restaurants here. My wife and I have eaten here, maybe, a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Is it pricy? Yes, in a way, but it's reasonably priced for what you get: a reliably fine meal, a great wine list, superb service, elegant (but not pretentious) decor and a nice quiet atmosphere in which you can just relax and enjoy the person or people you are with. On this visit, my wife started with the Louisiana seafood soup (excellent) and I had the lobster ravioli (delicious). For our main courses we had pork saltimbocca and a filet. Both were beautifully presented and quite good; however, our favorites at L'Atelier are the scallops and the rack of lamb (both outstanding). The wine was a nice Pinot Noir by Erath, which complimented both of our meals. L'Atelier has an impressive wine list and I respect Radik for always offering a good selection of less expensive (under $50) wines, unlike some of Boulder's high-end restaurants. Bottom line: Be sure to consider L'Atelier whenever you are celebrating a special occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great anniversary dinner!georgeDined on 11/15/2014Had a wonderful evening at L'Atelier this past weekend, celebrating an anniversary with my wife. Wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the sommelier (Ryan) had some great insights on California and Washington wines, and the food was just fantastic. I'd put it right up there with Frasca. My wife had a lobster dish and I had the bouillabaisse. Both dishes were sublime! The food isn't cheap but if you're reasonable on your wine choice, you can get a great, great dinner with wine for < $200.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- FantasticneverfollowVIPDined on 11/12/2014As always great food and service. The daily fresh menu is great tools forward to.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- our experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/6/2014One member of our group of 4 has some food allergies. The waiter worked with the chef to find choices that provided him with an excellent meal and no worries.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved the special wine dinnerBobMDined on 11/5/2014The house was packed. The food was wonderful and the wine pairings were very tasty.Special Features:
- Best in townhoussieVIPDined on 11/5/2014I and several others in town believe that L'ATELIER is Boulder's best restaurant, not the one up on the mountain or across the street. Never disappoints, it is the best! This last visit was for an Antinori wine dinner - look who Antinori chose for their dinner!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great FoodFoodieVIPDined on 10/29/2014The duck and dorado main dishes were very good as were the appetizers; lobster ravioli and the mushrooms. Service was fair. The server's heart was in the right place but they appeared to be new at the job. At these prices you need experienced staff please.The tables, chairs and in fact, the whole decor is a bit hard. I mean small tables crowded together. Not cozy. I would try it again based on the quality and preparation of the food. Nice wine list.Special Features:
- NicknameVIPDined on 10/28/2014Excellent advice on a replacement wine for the one we usually get but they were out of. Thank you!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Truly OutstandingNiwotCoupleDined on 10/25/2014Excellent experience - each dish was cooked to perfection, from the lobster raviolis to the scallops, duck, and crème brulee. The wait staff was attentive without hovering, very polite and helpful. The atmosphere was much quieter and more intimate than most Boulder restaurants. The price was exactly what I expected to pay for such an excellent meal. A perfect meal.Special Features:
- Great all aroundFoodiesDined on 10/25/2014My husband and I celebrated our anniversary and had a wonderful meal. They even gave us a complimentary Sparkling rose to toast with. We ordered the filet mignon and the mahi over lentils with and appetizer of duck carpaccio and a poached pear for dessert. Everything was delicious and the service was great. The wine list was a bit limited and pricey, but we found a California blend that was great.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/22/2014We always love L'Atelier. The food, service and ambiance are tops.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NicknameVIPDined on 10/21/2014The service here is always fabulous! We were well taken care of without being overwhelmed.Special Features:
- Anniversary DinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/19/2014We were visiting Boulder for a wedding and were looking for an excellent restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Boulder is a foodie city with many great chefs & James Beard winners so it's hard to choose with so many terrific choices. We had an app, salad & entrée. We were nearly full by the time the entrees arrived, ate most of it. We also had a bottle of wine from their extensive & excellent wine list. So superb all the way around & so worth the $$. Outstanding! We look forward to the next time we visit Boulder!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- FabulousCharleeDined on 10/16/2014I highly recommend! Wanted to return the next day but gave other restaurants in the area a try. This was by far the best. Order the crab salad with a glass of wine. Next time I'm in a Boulder I'll be back. Service is superb, friendly waiters. Thanks for making it a great dining experience.Special Features:
- One of the bestaficionadoDined on 10/13/2014L'Atelier is one of the best restaurants in BoulderSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- For that special occasiontrablitzDined on 10/7/2014My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary here, and the food was perfection in itself! I had a hawaiian ahi tuna dish and my husband had pork saltimbocca. Both were delicious and the portions were generous. It was a week night and not that busy. The service was great and they didn't rush us through our evening. We will definitely return sooner than later!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food. The Service Can ImproveredredwineDined on 9/26/2014I 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/25/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome DinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/23/2014Went 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 9/21/2014Unbelievable 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- temujinVIPDined on 9/21/2014Still a great restaurant & better than most "highly regarded" places. A top ten in Denver-Boulder area.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingJimRDined on 9/13/2014L'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.
- RobertVIPDined on 9/13/2014Great special occasion for our 20 th anniversary. Food and service were great. Staff was very Attentive and knew the menu quite well.Special Features:
- Never fails to be fabulouscarolfbirdVIPDined on 9/11/2014I'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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dinner!juliet41203Dined on 9/10/2014Lobster ravioli was to die for. Amazing escargot! wonderful cold smoked salmon, great service, great dinner.Special Features:
- OUR FAVORITE..... Bar None !!LNSDME001Dined on 9/6/2014Boulder'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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Our favorite restaurantJuliePDined on 9/6/2014The 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:
- Would come again.mishkinDined on 8/31/2014Tasty! 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:
- Boulder disappointmentMartinDined on 8/25/2014Made 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.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/23/2014Excellent 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic as alwaysfwlvr1VIPDined on 8/22/2014I've never had a bad meal at this Restaurant. It is by far the best food in Boulder.Special Features:
- Might be good for the areathxlaVIPDined on 8/15/2014My 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.
- Small Gem in Downtown BoulderDarbyDined on 8/15/2014We 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:
- richard52mVIPDined on 8/13/2014the most exciting place in boulder really wonderful and priced moderatelySpecial Features:
- Excellent Wine DinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 8/11/2014We 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:
- Good not GreatJoRoDined on 8/9/2014French 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- First-Rate in Every WayFrankDined on 8/9/2014This 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:
- Excellent Choice for DinnerSeafoodloverDined on 8/8/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.