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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

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (64)
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Creative Cuisine (49)
Tasting Menu (47)
Notable Wine List (46)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Vegan (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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People Watching (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

my ninth time here, it keeps getting better and better

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Met some friends here. Great experience and service. Food was outstanding and enjoyed talking to the chef / owner about the farms where the food is grown / raised. We will be back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Nice cozy atmosphere with professional wait staff and farm to table food (actually their own farm). Food was very good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Truly wonderful dinner. We did the tasting menu with the premium wine pairing and could not be happier. The Sommelier was excellent and the service was top notch. We will dine here again

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Loved it! Delicious food from the chef's own farm. All picked that morning. The tasting menu was the way to go. The wine pairings were a blast. Perfectly paired with the food. It was like the sommelier took us on a tour of his favorite hidden wineries with him. So fun!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I know you may not believe all the stars for this review but it's accurate. You have to go try the wonderful fresh food and variety that Eric the owner and his team provides to delight your palette. They change the menu constantly so it's always fresh. The service is wonderful.

Let me suggest you try the chef tasting. OMG!!! Amazing presentation of color, texture, and flavors. You won't be disappointed. We will be back with friends.😎

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great as usual, we will be back soon with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. My wife and I are vegetarian and they customized the menu for us without any difficulty. The wine and food service are superb. It is an expensive meal, but the value is there with such excellent food and service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wow, Wow, Wow! My husband had his birthday dinner at Black Cat last night. We opted for the Chef's Tasting Menu with paired wines. We were blown away with seven courses of exquisite
cuisine. Each course was delicious and uniquely prepared using ingredients from their organic garden. Delightful in every way. The owner Eric came over introduced himself and spent a total of thirty minutes in three separate visits conversing and answering my husbands questions about gardening techniques. The personal service and attention is first class. This was one of the ten best dinners of all time for us. Bravo! We will be back again. Thank you for a stellar dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Phenomenal service, highly recommend the tasting menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of the best meals I have ever had. A great experience. Were able to work around food allergies of gluten dairy and egg. Excellent food and wine. Lovely service. Impressive personable owner chef farmer. Lots of talent in this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Black Cat is Always amazing with any dietary restrictions. We get the tasting menu when we go, and we are always so impressed with the flavor combinations and freshness of their food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Tasting menu with paired wines was fantastic. Great service with wonderful education about the wine and food. A treat for a foodie! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The entire dinner was top shelf start to finish. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was incredible and paired perfectly with the wine from an engaging and professional sommelier. GO TO BLACK CAT!!

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Exceptional! We did the chef's choice with wine pairings. Just an amazing experience. Servers were knowledgeable of every meal and every drink that was served. The chef, who also is the farmer where most of the food comes from, has developed a special place on the foot of the mountains. His team looks to make your experience one if a kind, and develop an ambiance that will keep you coming back for more. The wine accentuated each and every dish that was served, and would recommend including it with your meal. The food is right from the farm, and literally picked that day. Would definitely recommend.

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

This was one of the top 10 meals of my life. We went with the chef's choice with wine pairings so you don't know what you're getting until it comes. Everything was superb and creative. Wine pairings came with informative and fun back stories. I could not recommend this more highly. Not cheap but worth every penny.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was such a treat! September is a great time to go because of all the produce in season right now. We did the tasting menu and it was so fun to try different bites that we would normally have. The service was top notch - wine service was great and we met Eric, the head chef/owner/farmer and he was gracious and made us feel welcome. This is how farm-to-table is meant to be.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The meal and service were absolutely superb!! The owner/chef came to our table several times. The servers were top notch! The food was incredible, as was the amazing wine pairings. I have dined here numerous times. Each time it improves from an already excellent experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The four of us had a wonderful evening... We eat out (dine) several times a week. There was nothing more one could ask for from a restaurant (except maybe a live piano player). This was our 5th visit to this restaurant, and the experience is consistently top notch. Beware, this kind of excellence comes at a cost. Each time we have dined here, we have walked out paying $170 to $190 per person.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

The tasting menu was wonderful, the vegetables from own production and the beef was the best I ever tasted.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Had the Chef's Tasting Menu...supposed to be 6 courses but we got 7 as first timers. ONE OF THE BEST MEALS I HAVE EVER HAD. Creative, amazing, special, innovative, tasty, eye-opening!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Simply the best. Holy moly. Hands down my favorite restaurant for a very special occasion.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The meal was fantastic as always and as always, Eric (owner and head chef) spent time with every table in the restaurant talking about the dish that was sent out for that course and would answer any questions.

This is easily the best spot in the Denver Metro and if was located in another city, would have a Michelin Star.

Tags: Vegan, Casual, Organic, Romantic, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was amazing, service excellent. However way too overpriced, it was over $200 for two people for dinner. Great for special occasions if you are ready for the price tag. Farm fresh vegetables and steak were top-notch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Every trip to Black Cat is magical, and this dinner was no exception. There are three levels of great restaurants: first, they must be technically excellent (food, service, etc.); second, they must also have a staff that makes you feel special throughout your visit; and third (and most special), they should offer an experience that you can't get elsewhere. Around the world, I've only experienced a handful of restaurants that do this, but Black Cat not only accomplishes all three, but does so consistently, even when, as was the case this evening, Chef Eric and Jill are out of town. If you are visiting Boulder, you must make this part of your itinerary. (If you live here, be ready to become addicted.)

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious food and great service. We did the chef's tasting menu and it was fabulous and we are food snobs from the San Francisco area. Service was great. They were on top of everything.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Black cat is in a great location, the service and setting are great. I was really anticipating a better meal. We had the steak and lamb; both were good, neither amazing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Good food. But for Boulder not exceptional, especially given the high prices. Probably better deal to be had at other places.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Chef's tasting menu was great. Nice wine parings

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Amazing showcase of farm-to-table. We stopped by because we saw their stand at the Boulder Farmer's Market.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The blind tasting menu was absolutely incredible. Everything is sourced from the 150 acre farm the owner's own and the meal is based on what looks good that day. This was easily the best meal I have had in Boulder and among the top 3 I have had in Colorado. The chef came and visited patrons after the meal to ensure everything was to their liking and to interact. I have already recommended Black Cat to many friends and will undoubtedly be back for their future menus.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

What a great experience! Eric and Jill, and the entire staff delivered a top notch experience for us. We did the chef's Tasting menu and it didn't disappoint. Every course, including the 7th surprise course were excellent. The wine pairing were also well selected, delivering balance in the wines selected and great complements to each meal. We particularly like the Champagne - something I find difficult to match to my palate, but in this case, it was a true winner. I don't know when my travels will take me to Boulder again, but a stop at the Black Cat will definitely be on our itinerary.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The tasting menu was simply amazing, and the attentive, personalized service by the chef and his staff was truly remarkable. All set in a charming venue. We will be back on our next trip to Boulder!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The ambiance at the restaurant was what drew us to it. When we got there the staff was extremely welcoming. We did the wine pairing menu and every course was a wonderful surprise! We will definitely return.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Fantastic restaurant for farm-to-table, excellent service and wine pairings for the tasting menu. Black Cat continues to be one of the premier Boulder restaurants for impressing a friend/colleague/date or when you really want a great meal.

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Black Cat was perfect for celebrating our anniversary. Noise level allowed for conversation. We appreciate locally grown and organic food, each course was absolutely fantastic!! We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Organic, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We had the 6 course tasting menu with the wine parings, and from start to finish it was PHENOMINAL!! We will definitely be back

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Truly a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the chefs tasting menu. Our clients cannot stop raving about the amazing food and what an incredible time they had. The wine pairing is not to be missed!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and experience! Black Cat has such a cozy vibe with the down to earth feel. Each employee is very sweet and knowledgeable about the entire menu! We got to talk with the chef about his farm and family, so personable. The wine pairing is a must!! This was by far our favorite dining experience in our 33 years!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Eric and team did it again... great food, amazing service, inviting atmosphere, all without a hint of stuffiness or pretension. It continues to be my favorite special occasion place.

Tags: Organic, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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