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Black Cat

4.9
2111 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Daily: 5:30pm - Close
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Phone number
(303) 444-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Skokan
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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.
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Private party contact
Nicole Chomyn: (303) 444-5500
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pearl Street
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Parking details
Several parking garages surround Black Cat, particularly 14th and Walnut and 16th and Pearl.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The chefs tasting menu and wine pairing was incredible! We left full and very satisfied.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Black Cat is simply amazing. Period.
There is really nothing more to say.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Ridiculously overpriced

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic experience. Went for the tasting menu with wine pairings. Expensive ($360 for two with tip) but well worth it. First time I have tried this approach to dining and was impressed enough to want to return in summer when different fresh offerings will be available. Ambiance in restaurant is very nice -- easy to chat. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable, giving a nice description of the dishes and reasons certain wines were offered with them without overdoing it. Importantly the staff (including the chef and sommeliers) all seemed to want to be there and be genuinely interested in making sure we had a good experience. As noted above, I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Consistently great food. The Skokans run a top notch restaurant that embraces local, farm to table sustainable food sourcing (many of the foods from their own farm). 5 stars consistently for Black CAt

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Quite expensive, but very good. Server was attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 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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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I had a great time and the course meal was the way to go!!!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 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!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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