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.
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join Black Cat Bistro for our Annual Thanksgiving Celebration! The menu is $78/person for a family-style feast: appetizer, entree, and dessert. Please be sure to make us aware of any dietary restrictions. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Amazing staff. Amazing food. Amazing experience.
We've been going to the Black Cat for almost 13 years. For a restaurant to retain our patronage across such a long period of time is indicative of something truly exceptional - and the Black Cat is indeed exceptional: outstanding food, service, and overall experience. While it doesn't have a Michelin star rating, the quality and freshness of the food, the personable waitstaff, and the relaxing, no-pretense atmosphere in some respects equal if not exceed what one would experience at a starred establishment.
Everything was perfect! We had the 6course meal with the premium wine pairing and every single item could not have been better. The service and ambience were just right too. Yes, it was quite expensive, but in my opinion, it is the best restaurant in Boulder!
Had an absolutely wonderful meal...we did the chef’s tasting menu which was fabulous. Excellent balance of farm-to-table ingredients and high quality meats and seafood...including the mulefoot pork - melt in your mouth scrumptious. Chef even treated us to an extra little course...everything was so tasty!
Incredible service, very professional. Food in the surprise 6 course offering with wine pairing was a real treat.
Excellent flavor with farm to table freshness. Hostess a bit stuffy and gave us a poor first impression. Expensive so doubt, with limited menu choices - they push their tasting menu. We opted for family share and ala cart.
Not for the folks that like hearty home style servings.
It was perfect for us - and provided for great dinner convo
Impressive farm to table dinning experience with attentive, helpful service. Be prepared to spend a lot and don’t expect a high energy dinning room scene. Best for a foodie date night or special occasion when a splurge is welcome and expected
Delicious food. Well worth the price. Would recommend doing the chef's tasting menu.
Delicious! Wonderful experience for a special occasion.
Was a rainy Tuesday and was still totally full, so make reservations if you can.
Every course was a delight. Servers were exceptional.
We went here for our anniversary and it was incredible! The staff went above and beyond to make us feel special, and the food, of course, was amazing.
Outstanding as always! In the overly-competitive fine dining market in Boulder, Black Cat always comes out on top.
I made a reservation for dinner at the Black Cat after I proposed to my girlfriend. The food was absolutely incredible and the staff was stellar the entire evening and made it extra special for us. I highly recommend the Black Cat and plan on going back in the future!!
I did the tasting menu tailored to be vegetarian. It was absolutely amazing and was even brought an extra (7th) course. It is not cheap but it is totally worth the cost. Highly recommended
My husband and I eat out a lot and felt our experience at Black Cat was among our top favorites! This was our first time there as we live in Cleveland.
The wait staff worked fluidly as a team, led by the incomparable Sarah! All of them being welcoming and attentive to our every question and need. They were all truly engaged and offered a beyond excellent customer experience.
Our dinner was perfectly prepared, setting a very high standard for every other farm-to-table establishment. Presentation of our entrees was beautiful, with fresh sauces that perfectly enhanced the entree, and not overwhelming it! Truly delicious!
A truly wonderful experience!
Visited my daughter
Received exceptional service, as we were waiting for our main course-several food treats were brought over to us compliments of the restaurant. We were celebrating an anniversary and also received complimentary flutes of champagne.
We had the bass and bison dishes as well as a cheese tray. All were absolutely delicious.
We live in the area and can honestly say this was one of the best restaurants we've ever been to.
The best in town. Wonderful food and service. Great for a special occasion.
Pleasant staff, decent service (no one checked in with us regarding our entrees once they had been served). Food was appalling.
I love the idea of farm to table dining but when your farm is only producing tough corn and stringy, tough greens, use them for stock, not dishes on your overpriced menu. Conversely, if you’re blessed with gorgeous salad greens, don’t ruin them with an uninventive and too acidic vinaigrette.
We ordered three entrees: fresh water bass, bison, and duck, ranging in price from $35-40. First of all, the plating was astonishing: my bison accompaniments were uniformly pea-green, for example. They all looked suited to scene
Ugly food can taste wonderful, of course, but not so these dishes. My small potion of bison was delicious, but the accompanying vegetables tasted as though they had been stewed in the same pot and seasoned with vinegar. The accompanying dumplings were extremely bland. My daughter’s duck was rancid - inedible. My husband’s fish and vegetables were merely edible. Like days-old leftovers from an unmemorable meal.
Nice atmosphere, nice concept, just really terrible food.
The food was great. I had the bison and the only bad thing was that is probably sat out too long prior to serving and was only warm. Otherwise the entire meal was fabulous.
The atmosphere was so wonderful! The food was wonderful! We did the chef sampling with wine & the waiter described the wine as well as the waitress described each chef prepared dish! I can’t recommend it enough!!
Farm fresh for sure. Food was simple pure ingredients well prepared and not oversalted. Left full but feeling great. We went for my mans birthday. They brought a little dessert and candle at the end, very thoughtful. Should dine here more often!
The prosciutto and the foie gras blew my mind, but everything was delicious! Service was excellent. I will definitely be back next time I need to celebrate anything!
What a delightful experience! We were there to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary. They recognized this in many ways including in chocolate writing on dessert plate. Of course, the food was delicious and extra special in that it came from their local organic+ farms. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great culinary experience. The people who served us were most kind!
Farm to Table but plates were a jumbled mess and overpriced
Exceptional meal in every way. Attention to food care and quality was noticeable. It was a very nice touch to have Chef Eric come to the table and explain some of the nuisance of our meals. Thank you for a truly remarkable and memorable experience.
Wonderful, as always.
We love Black Cat. What sets it apart is the excellent service and personal customization to each individual. They treat us too well, and we will continue to come back.
Truly a lovely night! My hubby and I celebrated our 21st anniversary with a tasters menu and wine pairing for 2. Everything was perfection. Delicious dish after dish, unique flavors that delighted, wine to match and wonderful staff! It was really an experience more that just a meal. The sommelier painted a picture with his words with each new wine to perfectly compliment the next dish. I told them I was Celiac and then did not worry about a thing the rest of the night. They asked for allergies right up front and had no trouble accommodating. Honestly our waitress was the sweetest woman that was always smiling. A perfect topper to the whole experience. A+ all the way. Highly recommended.
What a remarkable experience. Prix fixer with premium wine pairing may have been the best dining experience I’ve had in five years. Really well conceived and executed.
Another amazing meal at The Black Cat. I'm learning every time I eat here that this really is the best restaurant in town. The Tasting Menu and the wine were outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
This place does such a great job in the food & wine pairing that it is ridiculous.
Amazing wine list, delicious tasting menu! We had a great time and really appreciated the staff's thoughtful touches.
We tried the tasting menu which they kindly adapted for my wife who is a pescatarian
Excellent food all local ingredients
Great service and s very good wine list.
All in all a lovely evening.
Everything was great! I would have given the food 5 stars as well for the chef's tasting menu, but I was a little disappointed with dessert. Overall though great experience once again.
Sarah made us feel so welcome and special, which made the evening wonderful. The biggest star however, was the delicious tasting menu. If we lived in Boulder, we would be there once a month.
Incredible farm-to-table experience. Virtually everything on your plate was grown or raised at the Black Cat farm a few miles away. The wine list is extensive with selections from every part of the world. We come back to this restaurant every time we are in Boulder.
Staff was wondering, caring, intelligent with how the food was curated and made. Would love to come here again when I am back in town.
Excellent as always. I’m not crazy about being seated in the back room away from everyone. It seems as if you are in time out.
My boyfriend and I loved our experience here ! We came for dinner while vacationing in boulder and both the food and atmosphere were fantastic . Everything was so fresh and flavorful.