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About Black Cat

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 130 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.

1964 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Daily: 5:30pm - Close

Cross Street:
Pearl Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 444-5500

Website:
http://www.blackcatboulder.com/

Catering:
The Black Cat caters on-site and off-site events from 15 to 130 people. Allow our chef to create a memorable dining event featuring a range of flavors and styles. Possibilities include lively "family-style" dinners, traditional plated-service dinners or elaborate tasting menus. Please inquire about our banquet menu via email or telephone.

Parking Details:
Several parking garages surround Black Cat, particularly 14th and Walnut and 16th and Pearl.

Executive Chef:
Eric Skokan

Private Party Facilities:
The Black Cat caters on-site and off-site events from 15 to 130 people. Allow our chef to create a memorable dining event featuring a range of flavors and styles. Possibilities include lively "family-style" dinners, traditional plated dinners or elaborate tasting menus. Please inquire about our banquet menu.

The Black Cat offers soulful, eclectic dining in its elegant and artistic dining room and bar or in its private "Grange" room. The main dining room seats up to 68 people for plated service and up to 120 for cocktails and hors d'oeurves. The Grange room seats up to 22 people.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Chomyn: (303) 444-5500

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Black Cat Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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97% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (45)
Notable Wine List (43)
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Tasting Menu (41)
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Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for a Date (30)
Cozy (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Organic (25)
Authentic (24)
Seasonal (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Healthy (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fun (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (6)
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Hot Spot (5)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous find in Boulder. Great for the food, drink and patrons!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

One of the best in Boulder, superb tasting menu with wine pairing. Highly recommended

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Very high quality all around experience here. Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The Chef's Tasting Menu was six courses plus a bonus course of pure deliciousness. The wine pairings were fantastic as well!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Date and early Valentine's dinner. Logan was an excellent and knowledgeable sommalier and the chefs choice 6 course meal was out of this world. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Quite expensive, but very good. Server was attentive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Lovely food and exceptional service, only negatives are drinking water didn’t taste good and too much wait in between courses but lovely and would probably go again

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Eric and his team are amazing. Go try their wine and unique flavors.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing Anniversary dinner with great food and service. We had eaten here several years ago and for some reason had not come back until now. Won't make that mistake again as it was one of the best dinners we have had in a long time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Delicious food. Personal touches from the chef/farmers throughout the night. Excellent service. LOVED the entire experience and can't wait to go back for our next special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for my wife's birthday where we tried the Chef's Sampler 7-Course Menu paired with the Classic Wine Pairing... It was amazing. Delicious and the wine was good (I don't drink wine) as it was thoughtfully paired with each course.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing food and service! Highly recommend the Chef’s Tasting menu! We will be back!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Black Cat is one of the most comfortable spots in town, with its loveseats and sheepskin backed chairs, great acoustics for a quiet evening full of conversation and excellent food and wine. There is a small, well-balanced menu with tasting menu options, an inspired wine list, knowledgeable servers, pleasant and discreet service — the whole place feels expertly run, by people who genuinely care about what they're doing. This is a great place for a celebration, a romantic night out, or a quiet little no fuss dinner. Bravo!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

First timer with 4 others as well. What a perfect find in Boulder!!! Top ratings in every way. My new found place for important client engagements. Besides the food fare being as good as it gets, the staff who deliver the experience are of the highest quality and integrity. From their welcome to best wishes, you’ll enjoy this place over and over. You can tell why by the many locals who express the same. Well done BC!!! Thank you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding food, service and ambience. We really enjoyed everything about this place from the locally sourced food and wine to the phenomenal chef and sommelier.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Black Cat is perfect in every way, what can I say?!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Black Cat serves up a delicious menu. We started with delicious craft cocktails, and moved on to some fabulous wines later on. Every dish was spectacular. While we ordered ala carte this time, we will definitely try the tasting menu on our next visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Truly one of the finest dining experiences I have had to date! The food was incredible - from first to last bite (the chocolate mouse cake is to drool over), I cannot emphasis this enough. The staff was friendly, attentive and skilled in service at every step of the meal. The setting was cozy yet had a chic feel, perfect for a date, or a meal to remember. I was blown away by the "family" vibe - everyone seemed to enjoy being there, working together to create a very unique dining experience. I must also mention that the restaurant TRULY embodies some of the best values that one could hope for when searching for a "good" place to eat. Local. Organic. IN HOUSE FARM TO TABLE*. This was my first time going (and my dates 3rd) and it will not be the last. Please enjoy!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is the third time we had the privilege of having the taster menu with premium wine pairings. The food was exceptional and the wine pairings were fun and delicious. The staff was great, and handled my wife's nut allergy with no problems. It was quiet, romantic and delicious. We hope to see you soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The tasting menu was amazing. Service was on point. One of a kind cocktail creations from the bartender. We will absolutely be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Maybe I was expecting more, Black Cat was disapointing.
I was expecting great, it was ok.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I had the tasting menu and each course was inventive and delicious. Our waiter was very attentive. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Have been dining at Black Cat over the last few years for special occasions. Every visit has been great and this last time was one of the best dining experiences I've had. The service was attentive as always, the timing of the courses wasn't rushed, the food picked fresh from their farm, each course selection was superbly done and expertly paired with the wine selections. In addition, receiving the entree descriptions from Eric (chef/owner) is always a special touch that I've only experienced in one other location. This was the best experience to date at this establishment. Black Cat has never disappointed.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Black Cat was the perfect venue for my wife's birthday. Being a foodie, its hard to find interesting cuisine to get my wife excited. The tasting menu and wine pairing was the perfect call and really made my wife happy, which in turn made me happy. I would fully recommend give Chef Eric and his staff of well trained chefs a try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We decided to go for the tasting menu and put everything in the hands of the chef and our server. One member of our party is vegetarian and I have celiac. They nailed it! The last time I felt so pampered was at the French Laundry. This is truly a gem....worth the trip and we will be back!
Boulder Foodie

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was our first time there. We will definitely go again for special occasions. Excellent food, friendly helpful staff and very comfortable atmosphere. My wife said her entrée was the best she has ever had and we have an apartment in NYC where we eat our often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A dining experience to remember!

My date and I dined at Black Cat last week . Although both of us had had drinks at the bar on previous occasions, it was our first time sitting for dinner. Upon recommendation from our waiter, we went with the chef's course selection and wine pairing, which proved to me an excellent choice! Following, we were entertained by six expertly prepared courses that showcased the chef's \passion for farm-to-table/local ingredients, accompanied by Lucas' select wine pairings that masterfully celebrated the union of food and libation. Together, the experience was a complete TKO!

The crew at Black Cat are incredibly passionate about sharing their art with the world. If you have a chance to indulge in a night, this place is not to be missed!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Organic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our first time at black cat although we've been to bramble and hare several times. One of the best meals we've ever had and the entire staff was incredible. The dishes were creative yet classic, the only problem was not being able to fit even more in my belly. You can always count on Eric and his crew to serve up an experience you'll never forget.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The Tasting Menu, including the wines, was excellent. Each course was well-paired with a compatible wine, and delivered at the right intervals. Staff members were friendly and competent. Our meal was expensive, but for the occasion, worth the expenditure. Seating and privacy are not optimum, and to some might be a drawback. For us, it was not a problem.
Overall, a good experience, but a bit beyond our budget for dining other than on special occasions.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I ordered the 6-course tasting menu of the day and I was impressed with every course as the taste and presentation were superb. The fish and beef were done right.

The service was great and attentive. Both my wife and I really enjoyed the dinner and experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Delicious, beautifully presented food served by knowledgeable, friendly staff in a elegant, cozy, and warm setting. The food ethics are spot on here, with all of the ingredients sustainably sourced, many from the restaurant's own farm. I had dinner here with friends recently in the "cave room" and with my mom at a table overlooking the kitchen - both meals were fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great from beginning to end. Service was wonderful. Food was amazing. A really special night of dining. Thank you for making our first night back in Boulder so enjyable.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 4, 2018

AMAZING! We had the chef’s tasting paired with wine.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My wife and I had the chef's choice with wine pairing. 7 blind (and outstanding) selections paired with unique wines at each course. And each pairing explained by Logan, the master somm. The dining room is small and intimate, with a great view of much of the prep and staff activity. It was really the best culinary experience we've had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Top notch gourmet food. Creative, beautiful. Fantastic sommelier with very good wine pairings, not your ordinary choices, but they really worked! Excellent value: six courses at $78

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing as always! Can't wait to go back...when we can afford it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Black Cat associates went above and beyond to ensure our New Year’s Eve experience was exceptional. The tasting menu selections were delicious, especially the dessert. Definitely a five-star experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was amazing!! Tried food I had never had! The somalier was great!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Boulder. 5 stars, each and every time.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Contagious energy and incredible food experience.

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