Well, what a wonderful experience! This was our first visit and we will certainly be going back. My husband chose the Premier Wine Grouping and we both had the 6 course meal. Both David and Logan were exceptional for their information and care for my special diet restrictions because of some serious health issues.
Cudos also to the young lady who always brought the new utensils each time. Her smile really added to our overall experience. We loved the food and the farm to table aspect grown in super-organic environments. The eclectic assortment of utensils was special as well. Some of the pieces reminded us of our grandparents and wonderful meals with them years ago.
In a word "AMAZING", this might be the best restaurant experience ever! My wife Kim & I dined at Black Cat to celebrate our Anniversary and it couldn't have been more special. Our server David and Wine Director Logan were exceptional. We ordered the house specialty six course tasting with a fine wine pairing. The selections chosen by Chef Eric and his wife Jill were exceptional.
The first course was Hamachi that Kim loved, but since I'm not a raw fish guy I tried but it was not my cup of tea. The silver lining is that when David noted that I was not enjoying the course, without any prompting, he brought out a wonderful carrot and parsnip soup to replace it. The appetizer course was paired with a lovely Champaign. This was just the start of something beyond my wildest dreams.
Another course was Foie Gras from the NY Hudson Valley paired with a mildly sweet Sauterne. The result was a flavor explosion in my mouth that I will remember forever.
Each additional course was delicious, perfectly sized and appropriately paired. A very nice mix of fish, red meat and vegetables mostly sourced from the owner's farm.
I won't carry on any further other than to say the six course tasting really ended up being eight, Logan "Vivinoed" a couple of impossible to find wine pours and we were in Heaven all night.
Boulder is lucky to have such a wonderful, farm to table Gastronomic adventure to share. I promise we'll be back on our next Denver Trip. We love Boulder and finding Black Cat is enough reason for us to return many more times for special occasions.
We were treated with great favor for my wife's birthday - the staff organized a few special extras for us. My wife and I both had the tasting menu. My wife requested gluten free and I requested vegetarian and our requests were accommodated without any issue. Leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the full experience. We had a really good time and enjoyed some exceptional food.
Had the tasting menu and premium wine pairings. Everything was outstanding but special compliments to the sommelier who was great at explaining each pairing and telling great back stories.
Great evening, great service, great food, fun night
Service is impeccable and very nice. Not at all snooty like a couple of other high end Boulder restaurants. The food was good but I wouldn't call it great. Too many flavors fighting in each dish. Sometimes less is better when it comes to mixing ingredients in fusion type food. The price for food and drinks is high (although that can be said of a lot of Boulder restaurants - I know that rent is high). So, although I would come for the good service, that's not enough to override the "good but not great" food. I can't say that I would particularly recommend it to friends. But others might enjoy the food more than I did.
Everything about this restaurant is worth checking out. The food is delicious and details are exact. The staff is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and a seamless team. We had the tasting menu, one gluten free and the other regular. No deprivation felt, in fact my wine soaked sour cherries instead of puff pastry with the Pate was genius! The drinks were creative and wine perfectly advised. Be sure to ask to see the sommelier for recommendations on your visit.
We have lived all over the world and dined in many fine restaurants along the way. I researched many of the fine dining establishments in the Boulder area as it is a Foodie Mecca! It was our anniversary and I really wanted to go to some place special as a surprise to my wife. I can easily say, the Black Cat exceeded my (our) expectations by leaps and bounds! We were greeted by the most warm and friendly staff at the door and seated promptly. As we sat down, the gentleman said it was his favorite seat in the house as you could watch the chefs and owner, Jill, coordinate everyone's meal. From there Megan introduced us to the menu and we began our relationship right then and there. We elected to go with the Chef's Tasting Menu with premium wine pairing. Megan is a foodie rock star and made us feel so special and extraordinary. She really helped to complete our night!
Back to the food: What was exciting is that you don't know what you are going to get in your 6 courses or the wine pairing. its a surprise We were introduced to some new French wine, most notable was the 1996 Terreno Chianti Classico Reserva, Tuscany, which is our favorite region for red wines! Needless to say, the food pairing was prepared and served with top marks for presentation and for taste. We were never rushed or had to wait for any of the courses. To top off the night we were greeted by the Master Executive Chef and Owner, Erik Skokan, while we were on our 5th course. Erik is such genuine person with a passion for what he does and how he does it. We spent about 20 minutes learning more about his background and where he trained, about his farms and ranches, and about his WHY! We found that there was a true connection between Erik, the Black Cat, and us! If Denver and Boulder had the opportunity to be a Michelin Star Rated community, I am positive Erik would be the recipients. Thank you all for the best evening a pair of foodies could have every experienced. We will be back. Dan and Clare!
Congrats on your book! The menu is slipping into a rut. Same exact Tasting Menu that I had in October. Very disappointed in the same thing. Tone down the salt. Too salty!
Great food and wine selection! Reminds me of a small joint in NYC with lots of character, excellent food, good service, and lots of great choices on wine list. Sommelier Logan made great suggestions and introduced us to several new wines, even a good Colorado wine. We had a blast! We’ll be back for sure...
What a wonderful and unexpected evening! My husband and I went out with another couple for a nice dinner out. Black Cat has a small and intimate setting. We loved the ambiance of this restaurant. The light was dim but not too dark which I personally enjoy. You could softly hear the fun, funky music coming in from Bramle and Hare just enough so it wasn’t overwhelming.
We started off the night with a nice bottle of Barbaresco. It was a tough choice as the wine list was long and on the expensive side. We enjoyed our bottle but didn’t love it. It was on the lower end at $78.00.
We shared the foie gras as an app and for me, this was my favorite. It was buttery and flavorful with a dried cherry sauce, I will go back specifically for this! Our friends had Striped Bass (Fish Friday) and my husband and I had the Osso Bucco and we all were overwhelmed by the deliciousness! We all ate in silence as we each enjoyed every bite. There was not a bite leftover. After we all finished we raved about our meals and wanted to give our compliments to the chef but apparently he is on the shy side and didn’t want to come over so we shared our thoughts with the sous chef.
The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The wine expert was patient and knowledgeable and not pushy at all.
In lieu of dessert we walked through the hall to Bramble and Hare to have a night cap. Bramble has a cool hip vibe that was perfect for this. Behind the bar is an industrial rotating wheel that houses their liquor which was fun to see. We all wanted a Baileys and coffee and unfortunately they didn’t have baileys so they made us a Japanese coffee with a Japanese Burbon and cream which was BETTER than what we wanted. We were lucky that the owner was working in the kitchen at Bramble so we were able to sing their praises to him directly. Overall an incredible and memorable evening we won’t soon forget, thank you!
We had the chefs tasting menu. All dishes were delicious and fresh with one minor exemption. My wife had vegetarian options of which one dish was slightly over salted. The premium wine paring was exceptional. The sommelier was knowledgeable and passionate about the wines. All of them complement the food perfectly.
Amazing food, stellar wine list, very intimate ambiance and careful, unobtrusive service.
Took my husband here for his birthday. We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings. They checked for dietary restrictions and catered the tasting menu around both of our needs. They even presented us with different dishes during some courses that satisfied each of our individual tastes. The wine pairings were perfect each time.
The courses and wine were well planned and perfectly executed. Truly a phenomenal experience!
The food was exquisite, vibrant, local, and a complex yet balanced blend of ingredients.
My wife and I were not drinking alcohol, but enjoy cocktails of depth and balance, so the bartender created quite excellent “mocktails”! Service was impeccable, attentive, but not fawning, and we quite enjoyed the array of antique silverware. The intimate booth complete with sheepskin made for a wonderfully beautiful 36th anniversary of our first date. Bravo!
It was our second visit. Celebrating the closing on our new house. We'll go back for special occasions in the future.
Service was outstanding and the food was as well. Great for date night very quiet and the booth / loveseats are perfect. Would highly recommend!
The food at Black Cat is always exceptional - there were 4 of us for dinner this week, and each had a different entree - we were all delighted with our choice. The chef is creative and each dish is interesting.
The chefs tasting menu and wine pairing was incredible! We left full and very satisfied.
Black Cat is simply amazing. Period.
There is really nothing more to say.
Fabulous find in Boulder. Great for the food, drink and patrons!
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.
One of the best in Boulder, superb tasting menu with wine pairing. Highly recommended
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
Very high quality all around experience here. Will definitely return.
The Chef's Tasting Menu was six courses plus a bonus course of pure deliciousness. The wine pairings were fantastic as well!
Quite expensive, but very good. Server was attentive.
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.
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
Eric and his team are amazing. Go try their wine and unique flavors.
I had a great time and the course meal was the way to go!!!
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.
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.
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.
Amazing food and service! Highly recommend the Chef’s Tasting menu! We will be back!
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!
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.
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.
Black Cat is perfect in every way, what can I say?!