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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Enjoy a romantic night at the Black Cat! Known for our Chef's Tasting Menu, we will featuring a 3 course farm-to-table dinner made from ingredients from our 130 acres as well as some decadent additions! $95 per person

Black Cat Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.8

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4.8

value

4.5

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (49)
Tasting Menu (47)
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Romantic (45)
Good for a Date (36)
Seasonal (29)
Cozy (29)
Organic (28)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Authentic (23)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Healthy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Business Meals (9)
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Vegan (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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 6, 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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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 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 2, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Black Cat on NYE and were shocked to find that the only dinner option was a pre-set tasting menu. This was NOT advertised on the site or disclosed when I booked the table.,The cost was substantially more than the normal menu. Of course, by this point we knew that if we went else where for dinner on NYE we’d never get in so, we decided to stay and make the most of it. The food was delicious and the service good. The feeling of being ‘bamboozled’ into the cost just left a sour taste.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Contagious energy and incredible food experience.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The tasting menu was a wonderful experience. The food was great, wine pairings were exceptional, and the service was friendly and knowledgeable. Chef Eric Skokan even came to our table to say hello. The hospitality here is unparalleled in Boulder.

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great Beer, Vegan, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Simply the best on boulder at every level

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The tasting menu was superb. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were a great addition.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Service was exceptional, I could not have asked for better service. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable, unobtrusive, professional, excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service is over the top, the food is exceptional and the wine selection is phenomenal.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We were tucked away in a very quiet booth and ordered the tasting menu with the wine pairings. It was fun getting a surprise for every course, and the food was tremendous. Service was friendly and attentive. Both the sommelier and server were very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a memorable evening!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our meal at Black Cat was such a special experience! We requested a vegan chef's tasting menu and the execution was seamless. Such care put into making each dish special and highlighting superbly fresh ingredients. Definitely a meal I will remember for a long, long time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Black cat is the only genuine Farm to Table restaurant in Boulder and Chef Eric is recognized as one of the top chefs. I dine here several times in a year and give this restaurant my highest recommendation. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Organic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing food and service. The entire experience was incredible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful ambiance
Superb food with awesome wine matching/tasting
Travel extensively and have to say this was the best meal I've had in the last yr 2017
Went with chef's choice and great decision

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Organic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great winter tasting menu, outstanding wine pairings, and quality time with the chef himself, which is not only educational but enjoyable. Thanks as always, Eric!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great wine, great dining experience. I highly recommend tasting menu with the premium wine pairing!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was absolutely amazing. Fantastic wine chosen by the sommelier, impeccable service by the head- and back-waiters, and superb food executed by the kitchen and imagined by the chef. The tasting plus wine pairing was an amazing journey.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

AMAZING! Can not wait for another special occasion so we can go back! Great atmosphere, great wine, great food, and great staff! One of the best experiences we’ve ever had!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Black Cat was the perfect anniversary night! I would recommend the chef’s tasting and wine pairing for any special occasion OR if you are looking for palate heaven! Don’t worry about leaving hungry! Even my meat/potatoes/beer husband enjoyed the different courses (raw, grain, veggie) with wine pairings ... which truly enhanced flavor of food! They took good care of us and we enjoyed learning g about the different wines they were offering as the pairings! Reserve away- you will not be sorry!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

All the food was quite delicious. Black Cat has been variable in my experience, but everything was great this meal - all of us enjoyed everything we ordered.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I had not been to this restaurant for a long time. The quality has slipped a few years ago, but it has gotten some recognition recently and I decided to try it. The quality has come back somewhat, but the competition in Boulder is tough. There are many places that are more creative - especially if you factor in price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good but very disappointed on table location. I had made the reservation two months ago with family coming into town for Thanksgiving and the table they put us out was right beside the front door.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We chose the tasting menu with the premium wine pairings. Everything was beautifully presented by knowledgable staff. Each dish was amazing! It was a truly memorable evening.
We all felt it was the best meal we had ever had so it was worth the $$$.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving was terrific!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food for Thanksgiving!!
We love your restaurant !!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lovely restaurant with a great vibe where you can have a genuine conversation!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

3rd or 4th time at the Black Cat and exceptional once again. Attentive service, interesting and inventive cocktails with great food and wine - I will be back again for another special occasion. The Chef's tasting is always a treat and the premium wine choice doubled the pleasure with interesting and fantastic wine. Pricey, but worth it.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great good and great service!!

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