Black Cat

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
2585 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Black Cat, opened in 2006 and founded by Chef Eric Skokan and his wife, Jill, serves inspired farm to table cuisine based on the just-picked produce from its own, full-scale 425 acre certified Organic farm. By day, Skokan cares for the vegetables out in his fields. Each evening finds him in the kitchen crafting dishes on his daily changing menu.

Daily pairing menus give our sommeliers ample opportunity to dip into the 400+ selection cellar. The restaurant's wine list places the great wines of the world side-by-side with small, off-the-beaten-path producers from lesser-known regions.

Hand-crafted, seasonal cocktails featuring artisanal spirits & local ingredients show the talent of our professional mixologists who make our bar spring to life.
The Black Cat has a lively, warm atmosphere in its intimate dining room. It is located in the heart of Boulder, CO, just off the historic Pearl Street Mall.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Black Cat and Bramble & Hare will be featuring a one-of-a-kind tasting menu to celebrate the day! $115 per person for a 4-course tasting menu. Wine pairings are optional. Tax and tip are additional. Please provide us with any dietary restrictions. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 2585 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered tasting menu with wine pairings. It was the best meal I’ve ever had, seriously! I lived in NYC for 20 years and went out dining a few times a week. Black Cat is special!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good, friendly service and the food and flavors just great.

DD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of out favorite places to go. Always a joy.
I always appreciate that the tasting menu can be adapted to my allegies. It makes for a very enjoyable dining experience.

R
Denver
77 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was not well paced and slow

c
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so so good

DF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wonder this is one of the top rated restaurants in town. We met our niece and her husband from Ft. Collins here and had the tasting menu. I must say it was an awesome evening. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Creative, interesting, delicious, well prepared and presented dishes. Just a lovely evening.

DJ
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. We had a table reserved, and opted to sit at the bar. The bartenders at BlackCat are always so interesting - in addition to watching the magic in the kitchen. From the FoieGras to the lamb, it was all-in-all a fantastic excursion. We will keep coming back.

AK
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational food, service, atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

h
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite food, thoughtfully prepared and served. A real find in Boulder!!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year celebration.

WS
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. 10/10 Would eat again. Service is spectacular and I love the ambience of the restaurant. My favorite place in Colorado is the Black Cat.

OT
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve Dinner was amazing!

LB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at this restaurant and it has been absolutely delightful. The food is incredible and staff is top notch!

NA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great ambiance. Sarah did a great job, and the all the food was fabulous.

B
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with delicately prepared meals and great wine paring - a pleasure for a special night out!.

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable, entertainig and educational experience.

CC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, classic restaurant that doesn’t feel at all pretentious or stuffy. We tried the 6-course chef’s tasting menu. Not only was each dish delicious, the overall experience and the order of the food built on all the flavors. Simply excellent.

NN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & the staffs are very accommodating. The only thing I dislike is the bathroom doesn't look very nice for a restaurant at this caliber.

SE
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! She was professional, personal, there when we needed her but did not impose too much, friendly, polite, just overall fantastic. I have not had such a great restaurant experience in years. Everything was outstanding, food was amazing, our table was quiet. It was a wonderful experience.

DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around!

s
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience! Great table seat by the open kitchen. Service was great and the food was fantastic! Highly recommended!

WW
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely adore this restaurant! The food is tasty and creative, and the wine selection is inspiring. We visit for our special events!

RS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, knowledgeable and passionate staff - best place in Boulder for special celebrations!

F
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing fine dining experience. Went for our 5 year anniversary and hope to return for future celebrations.

MP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there for many years and received a gift card in a charity auction ( thanks for donating!) We had a lovely experience. We sat in a comfortable leather couch with s sheep skin fur and pillow. We split two apps including the cheese plate and a dinner Sea bass which is farmed in Alamosa Colorado. Everything was amazing, creative and handled with care. I was skeptable of the farm to table being that it is December but what they did with the root vegetables was beautiful and now they make their wheat too. Do not leave with out the date cake! I bit pricey but perfect for a special night out.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing, the wines were perfectly suited, and the service was impeccable! I couldn't have asked for a better night!

DB
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The miracle of Black Cat Bistro isn't just the culinary excellence, the superb service, the winning atmosphere. What moves it from "Outstanding Restaurant" to "Miraculous Restaurant" is that the chef and owner grows and raises nearly all of the food, more than 250 varieties of vegetables, grains, legumes and herbs, as well as livestock. To eat truly farm-to-table in December in Colorado is challenging enough. To craft such exquisite cuisine long after the growing season ends is remarkable. Everybody who loves fine dining should visit Black Cat Bistro. For those of us who also care deeply about local connections and agriculture, it should be a pilgrimmage.

B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly good food, incredibly well presented.....but very pricey. A five star restaurant should have better sound control as the noise level made it difficult to carry on a conversation without shouting./

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Likely the best restaurant in Boulder.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as usual!

N
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go Hungry! The Chefs menu is brilliant!

AN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The menu was so thoughtful. We were celebrating a special birthday and being with family. We were in the perfect place for just that!

W
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal. My only criticism would be the portion size for the foie gras. 2 small slivers of foie gras fro $22 felt like poor value.

DH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner there as the food was very good and the service outstanding. However, if you are looking for a quiet place, this isn't it as it is quite small. Also, even though the food was very good, it was expensive. The drinks, too, were overpriced.

DC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb food and professional and friendly service. Farm to table adds a wonderful dimension to the food which was evident in the pork strudel and pumpkin pie.

JS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The regular menu at Black Cat is always excellent. The Thanksgiving meal was average at best. Very disappointing from a restaurant that is usually excellent.

JW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliable top star dining experience. Farm fresh from right here in Boulder County. Great wines.

V
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for any special occasion or to make any occasion special. Everything about it is wonderful - food, service, ambiance. . .

JC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, amazing food, and outstanding service. Overall it was truly a memorable dining experience. The wait staff was so welcoming, knowledgeable and provided a wonderful overview of the farm to table experience at their restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

J
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, and the service was outstanding. It was perhaps a bit pricey for all that.