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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Please join us for a special Black Cat Thanksgiving dinner! We will be featuring a family-style menu for $72 per person. Seatings are at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm.

Black Cat Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.9

service

4.8

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4.8

value

4.4

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 30, 2012

This was an exceptional and very interesting dining experience. The food was not only exuisite, but also incredibly original. The service was very attentive, but not overbearing, and we were asked about food allergies and dislikes. Higly recommended, on a pricey side, but incredible value!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2012

This is no exaggeration... This was THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCE I have ever had. We went to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday and we were treated as though it was our best friends hosting us. Do not miss this place. Only caveat, menu is slightly exotic so make sure you're clear on what you are choosing to eat. All the food was of the highest quality. You must not miss this place for a romantic dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2012

This place is wonderful! Try the chef's tasting menu because there are so many good things on the menu it is difficult to choose, and at least half of the things you will be served you likely would not have chosen, but are GREAT!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 27, 2012

This was our first "farm to table" dining and it was fantastic! Not everything is local (they had scallops), and this time of year they probably can't get as much from the farm. We did the 5-course tasting menu (one of us with wine pairing - super pricey, but lovely). The first course or two are tiny bites - thought we might go home hungry. But things kept coming, and it was very satisfying overall. The regular menu portions looked pretty substantial, so the regular menu would be a better fit for those who don't want "itty bitty pretty" food (though we enjoyed it!). The place is small so can get a little noisy, but overall the atmosphere was relaxed (dress and ambiance). The service was attentive but not stuffy, and the food was AMAZING.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 23, 2012

My husband and I recently dined at Black Cat, and had a fantastic experience. We love that Black Cat has its own farm, with plans to expand it, that supplies much of the restaurant's produce and meats. A true farm-to-table approach. We recommend trying a tasting menu, which allows you to try a little bit of everything. The dishes have a wonderful variety and big flavors - some combinations that I never would've thought could be good together, but they worked beautifully. The wine list is amazing (over 90 pages, if I recall correctly!), and, fortunately for us, the sommelier helped us pick just the right wine.

The staff at Black Cat was attentive and friendly without being pretentious.

Bon appetit!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 20, 2012

The fish and fowl entrees we had were excellent, and a bottle of wine from Le Marche was beyond superb, but their only vegetarian entree (gnochetti) and one of their vegetarian appetizers (gnocchi--I believe it may also have been the only veg appetizer on the entree, but memory grows hazy) were uninspired, lacking in flavor, neither complex nor subtle. Uninspired veg dishes are increasingly typical in higher-end restaurants, though it never fails to surprise us when we find it (a) in Boulder with its many vegetarians and (b) in locovore restaurants, which should know veggies. "Locovore" has too often come to mean "We grow/buy local veggies to complement our meat." Black Cat was true to this trend. The waiters could also be less servile.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 20, 2012

It was absolutely exquisite in every way. The food was creative and fresh and delicious. the service beyond wonderful; very attentive and knowledgeable staff. A note: one dish was less pleasing than we had hoped and they comped that meal!! This is an outstanding find and the ambiance is lovely.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 17, 2012

The best part of our meal was our chat with the sommelier who was very knowledgeable and amiable. While the restaurant is physically lovely and we enjoyed sitting next the food preparation area, watching the beautiful presentation of each meal, the food was disappointing and the room was very, very noisy. My dessert, a chocolate pistachio tart, was dry and almost stale and our entrees were surprisingly bland.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2012

Food and service were awful. Waitstaff were seen and heard talking about our table to one another. Waiter was extremely condescending. We were so disappointed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2012

Not impressed at all. Food was marginal and the prices were very high. $12 for a small spinach salad? I know it's Boulder, but come on. I felt ripped off. And I sat in a table that faced the street. Yuk.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2012

I had a fantastic time at this restaurant. I had been wanting to try it for quite awhile and I'm so glad we did! The menu is small, so I was a little nervous when we ordered, but I adored everything I had. I would definitely eat at Black Cat again in the future!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 13, 2012

As usual the whole experience was wonderful and the food is so delicious!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2012

This was the best farm-to-table meal I've ever had! I'm so glad we decided to go with the 5 course tasting meal with paired wines. It actually turned out to be about 8 meal courses - a trio of appetizers, a fabulous pate, striped bass, heirloom pork shoulder, salad, cheese course, sorbet (palate cleanser) and dessert - then finished with a house made black walnut liqueur! Amazing! The wine choices were all unusual labels, I have the list so now I have to go see how many I can find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 12, 2012

Clean & thoughtful preparation of food is the central theme of Black Cat - nothing is masked & there is no salt or pepper on the table, with the expectation that the kitchen staff have prepared your food to a specific taste. All is excellent & full of flavor. The accompanying ambiance & detail to service, while lovely, do raise the cost of a meal. My preference would be lower prices so that diners would be able to sample more choices at a more reasonable cost. Perhaps their new sister restaurant, next door, will fulfill that possibility.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 10, 2012

Our favorite "special occasion" restaurant!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2012

Black Cat was fantastic. The service was great. The servers worked as a team to help the guests. They were knowledgeable, did not hover, and best of all, very down to to earth.
The food...wow! It truly is a farm to table restaurant. The chef has a farm on which he grows the vegetables and raises the chickens and pigs. They serve what is from the farm, so, obviously, it's fresh and seasonable!
The atmosphere is both beautiful and comfortable. Instead of banquetes, the have leather love seats. Pretty great.
I highly recommend Black Cat.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2012

But, it definitely comes at a high price. For my wife and I, with the 5 course dinner and wine pairings, it was about $230, plus a $60 dollar tip. Honestly though, for a very special occasion, it doesn't get much better than this. It was worth it!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 27, 2012

Great, local food from their own farms. The wines were very good, and the food changes frequently to reflect what is available at the time, but has been excellent the two times We've been. Tables around the side of the rroom have mini couches on one side which makes for a romantic (and comfortable) seat for two. It is, unfortunately, a bit pricey, but that comes with the territory.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 26, 2012

Except for the very loud table next to us, the entire evening was outstanding.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 25, 2012

This restaurant's main claim to fame is "farm to table", yet from the wine list perspective, that's only true if your table is in Europe.
Food is pricey, but imaginative. Wine list is pricey and misguided. I asked why there were so few California wines on such a large wine list. The response was, "we feel that our food pairs best with European wines." Whaaaa?? That is a ridiculous statement for any US restaurant, but one that extolls "farm to table"....a total disconnect. Beets and parsnips are not unique to Europe.
I was advised to order the grass fed lamb medium, as anything less than that meant it would be tough. I ordered medium. They were right.
Part of the lamb was medium, part medium rare. The medium rare was tough.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 25, 2012

Outstanding food!!! Excellent service!!! Great ambiance!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2012

Delicious and creative menu. Locally sourced - their own farm or farms of friends. Great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2012

My two dining companions and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience (which was our first) and the Black Cat. The food was inventive, delicious, well presented and we felt a good value for the very high quality. Service was outstanding, and we particularly appreciated the help from and discussions with the sommelier. We would return and recommend this restaurant to others.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 20, 2012

our experience after spending $340 on our dinner was that we enjoyed the restaurant as a wine bar. The wine pairings were out of this world, Dev, the wine expert was an 11 out of 10 stars, but our food was lackluster, and it drove us to stop by our favorite sushi joint for a quick bite so we would be satisfied in the belly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2012

Great Food. The wine is quite pricey but a nice selection.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2012

We had a great dinner. Our server was knowledgable. The sommelier helped us pick out a great bottle of wine that was also a great value. Thanks!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 9, 2012

The best combination of a savory dinner and using local ingredients from Black Cat's own 70 acre farm. We enjoyed a tasty three course dinner... and were very impressed with the wine selection. My new favorite place, and I can't wait to go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 8, 2012

Wonderful restaurant . The food is always top quality. The wine steward was so very knowledgable that he really added to the whole experience.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2012

Excellent meals and wine. Server took time to explain items on the menu. Great night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2012

Black Cat is a unique fine dinning experience. Outstanding food and interesting menue choices. Much of the food they serve comes from their own organic farm.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 4, 2012

Overall the food was very good, the drinks were delicious and we loved the farm to bistro idea. All the flavors were well paired, and well thought out. The only negativity was that the waiter treated my date and I like we were children. Mid-twenty year olds do know what good food is.

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 (Springfield)·Dined on March 2, 2012

All the years I have eaten here I have never had a meal that was unpleasent. Did the 52.80 week menu. The app and desert were best of it. While we found the mains to be less they were still very good. Look for lamb and duck dishes here. Even if you hate lamb, as I do, I find their lamb here to be delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2012

The Black Cat experience was the the finest we have ever enjoyed in the Denver Restaurant Week Promotion. The menu, created mostly from the Black Cat Farm meat and produce, was wonderfully imaginative, the foods were prepared to perfection, and the presentation most elegant. Our party of four enjoyed each and every one of the wine pairings that were chosen for our different meals. All of the staff we interacted with were very knowledgeable. They treated us graciously and with personal attentiveness. Although we cannot imagine how the flavors could be enhanced, on our next visit we will select all of the optional menu ad-ons and the premium flight wine pairings.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2012

2 couples went for the 5280 restaurant week special and between the 4 meals, nobody had a bad dish (appetizers, entree, and desserts). Also the pre-dinner cocktails were amazing! We just gave the awesome server an indication of what we wanted and the bartenders did the rest, mainly with local spirits - WOW!

Overall one of the top ten meals we have ever had.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2012

A group of my friends ate at The Black Cat in Boulder during Denver Restaurant Week. The food selections and service were outstanding! We had a large group, but the waitstaff could not have treated us any better - thanks for your patience with us!! We loved every bite and will definitely be back. I am just sorry I have missed out on eating there the past several years! It is a gem. The somelier helped us pick a fabulous wine - he was great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 29, 2012

This was the second experience with the Black Cat, they were very busy and we sat at the bar for more than 30 minutes past our reservations. Had a lovely cocktail with vodka and beets, super yummy, but possibly only for lovers of beets. :) The food was good, some of the plates better than others. The wine was very nice, however the Sommelier was the best in town!!! Excited about wine, excellent sense of humor and charming!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 29, 2012

Wow

What a wonderful night we had at the Black Cat.

I really don't know where to start, for I don't know what I liked most, so I guess the best way to go is to start at the beginning.

We had a pretty early reservation, at least for us, got there right on time and were seated right away from a hostess that greeted us promptly and very cheerily and who also took our coats. Our table was fantastic for us, it was booth, which we were seated on the same side, which we love. Our table was a bit in the corner by the bar, but it was also near a window, and while some might not have loved it, we thought it was fantastic.

Our waiter quickly showed up, whose name on our receipt was Jon D, and started informing us about the menu. He re

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 28, 2012

The food is very good, and I enjoyed dining during Denver Restaurat Week, however, the service and environment was not relaxing: too pretentious, tedious, and server kept trying to deliver sales pitches to upgrade our fixed price Denver Restaurant Week menu to include the "savory extras" and the higher-priced wine flight.
Also, the wine flight only came with two small portions for 2 courses, not for all 3.
Maybe this was a mistake?

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2012

It is a charming spot, but it wasn't the experience I had hoped for. My friend and I, both foodies, dined there for 5280 Week for the first time. The restaurant was surprisingly only half-full. As for the food, the lamb merguez appetizer (and the add-on gelee) didn't knock my socks off. The parsnip soup - gr8! The beef short ribs entree (including the marshmallow marrow add-on) was excellent. The lemon poppyseed panna cotta dessert was pretty but not fabulous. The wine pairings, while good, could have been poured with a little more generosity. Our food arrived, surprisingly, only lukewarm - not hot. Our server, while attentive at first, was less noticeable toward the end. I just wasn't convinced it was worth the $90+ we each paid.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2012

We have eaten at Black Cat a number of times and Restaurant Week was very disappointing by comparison. The waiter was pretty casual, the food was okay but nothing special and it felt like we really got rushed through the courses. We there barely one hour and we had to get our own coats on the way out the door. Usually in the league with Frasca, but not this time. Disappointing.

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