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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

Black Cat Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.8

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4.8

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4.4

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (51)
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Romantic (44)
Notable Wine List (40)
Good for a Date (39)
Cozy (35)
Organic (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Seasonal (28)
Authentic (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Healthy (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Vegan (5)
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Bar Seating (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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food4
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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!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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food3
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great good and great service!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best restaurant in town.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food, great service. We'll be back
When we're in town again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Eric does an excellent job of using “this morning’s harvest” to produce unique and flavorful dishes. His personal interaction with his guests is a pleasure.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and wine pairings. Personal attention. Detailed. Wonderful service

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service and food were excellent. I️ look forward to coming back. This is a hidden gem

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was wonderful from the moment I stepped through the door. I dined early in the evening and by myself, and was given an excellent table in a cozy banquette with a view of the open kitchen. The wine list is extensive, the food menu both complex and accessible. I chose the Chef’s tasting menu and found each course (at least six or seven) to be delicious, with multiple layers of flavors and textures. Each course was modest in quantity, but by the end of the evening I was very full. I appreciate the simple decor of the dining area, which maximizes privacy even in the small area. The music was well modulated (I can still hear “Take Five’ as I sipped my wine) and the classically elegant table settings help to highlight the food and service, not an interior decorator.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great tasting menu! Excellent wine pairings, outstanding service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Black Cat is a very special restaurant, amazing food prepared with such creativity and thought. Had 7 delicious courses! Highly recommended. 👍🏻

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We enjoyed the chef's tasting menu and wine pairings and it was a fabulous dining experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant came highly recommended. We had the tasting menu and the staff was hard pressed to deliver the food in a timely manner. It took 2.5 hours to complete the service. Other patrons who ordered dinners were served in a timely manner.
The selection of gin were limited to brands (2) we had never heard of or tasted but it turned out all right.
The desert (apple strudel) in my opinion needed to be baked. It was hard to chew and pasty.
The staff tried to ease the situation by comping the meal, which, we appreciated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I drove from Denver to Boulder for dinner, and we greatly enjoyed our dinner at The Black Cat restaurant! We ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu which features at least six different servings, with each one enough of a serving to taste and savor and enjoy, with excellent presentation values, such as the Foie Gras with the phyllo crisp and poached pear and roasted almonds, if memory serves. I am a fish aficionado, and I greatly enjoyed the Colorado bass plate. Since I was driving I could not partake of the wine pairings, but my wife had the "Classic wine pairings," as the menu states, and she very much appreciated the six or so wine pairings with the variety of plates, commencing with the sparkling wine. We especially appreciated that The Black Cat served a Colorado wine blend (in I think the Bordeaux style), and I wish more Colorado restaurants would serve Colorado wine; why they do not is beyond me. It was an excellent Colorado wine blend (I have forgotten the name) that paired beautifully with the beef tenderloin plate. The sauterne early in the wine pairing was great also. We will return to The Black Cat in short order. Kudos also for their farm-to-table practice, growing much of what they serve on their own farm fairly close to Boulder.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It's always a treat to go to the Black Cat. My husband and I have made it an anniversary tradition where we get the tasting menu & wine pairings. This time we were seated at the chef's table which was really delightful! The amount of care and work that goes into growing the food, then preparing is evident in each delicious bite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Black Cat. I highly recommend the chef's tasting menu. It was fun to see what they would come out with for each course that was customized to our individual tastes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food and service. This is by far my favorite restaurant in Boulder.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The tasting menu was superb and unusual; while the plates were small, I felt absolutely stuffed when we left! The service was excellent, and they did a great job of making our birthday dinner celebration a special event. I loved the variety of courses and the fact that much of it was from their farm - even the pork dishes! The gnocchi with wild mushrooms was especially delicious, and the steak was cooked perfectly and exceptionally tender. I highly recommend the Black Cat for any special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Black Cat is by far one of the best farm to table restaurants in America.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very pricey for average to above average food. Service was very good. Restaurant smelled like chlorine bleach.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great bar tender Chelsea that perfect level of attentive and helpful in a balanced genuine way. First table we were sat at wasn’t a good fit and before we could say anything our server noticed and responded by offering a change. This level of excellent food and great atmosphere was a rare treat. I’ll go back time and again. They excel at the farm to table concept and their flexibility with menu ingredients was impressive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

NEITHER THE COCKTAILS NOR THE FOOD WERE UP TO PAR WITH PRICE

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best dining experience ever thus far, will recommend and return often. Amazing

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely one of the best restaurants I've frequented. I'm very picky and I was thrilled with everything at the Black Cat. I plan to bring my friends and family. I also plan to visit their farm.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Chef Eric and Staff provide tremendous professional service - the food is locally sourced and fantastic. Highly recommended!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu
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