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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (44)
Organic (37)
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Quiet Conversation (34)
Cozy (34)
Authentic (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Healthy (24)
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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.

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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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Yum! We sat at the bar and got to watch all of the action. and we learned a few tricks too. The food is amazing and really well prepared. Every time I go to Boulder I will make sure this is on my itinerary.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our new old favorite! We have gone three times in two weeks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Tasting menu=Fresh farm food beautifully paired with wine-loved it!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I recently did our anniversary dinner at Black Cat and everything from the food, service, and atmosphere was perfect. The food was delightful, our server and sommelier made the occasion special, and the ambiance was just right for the occasion. If you are looking for a dinning experience and amazing food, you should definitely try this place out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Loved the tasting menu and the wine pairings to match. The chef did a great job specializing the menu to ensure that everyone's needs were taken into account. A wonderful and special evening!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Terrific food, including ingredients from the chef's local farm. My wife and I ordered the tasting menu, which consists of 6 courses chosen and specially prepared by the chef. We were not told what the courses would be beforehand, but we were not disappointed in the slightest. Best food I've had in a long time. The service was impeccable, too. For most people (including us), this would be a place to celebrate a special occasion, as you will be spending significantly more than you would at a run-of-the-mill restaurant, but it was worth every penny. Highly recommended.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We are moving to Boulder and are thrilled to discover this restaurant. Everything comes from a local farm owned by the chef. The food is creative, healthy and delicious. We can't wait to visit the farm!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food. Enjoyed the Chef’s visit explaining each dish.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

One of the best meals i had in Boulder. Will return very soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Too bad, last Sunday, unfortunately, very little wine for each course

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was fantastic. It's a bit pricey, but very good. The pours for the wine were very generous.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything about Black Cat was truly amazing. The ingredients are top notch and the creativity is a plus. We did the 6 course meal and every course was better than the previous.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I'm a foodie ...and this meal was outstanding.
So many fresh flavors that were paired that I cannot choose my favorite.
I recommend the tasting menu and wine pairings....bliss

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Super special place, special staff.

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Without hesitation, this was one the best dining experiences we’ve enjoyed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

A couple of the other hot spots in Boulder were booked, this idea came from Open table. Thought the reviews were promising and I was NOT disappointed. From the street view it's pretty unimposing and discrete. But once inside, you're in for a real treat. This is a serious restaurant from top to bottom, very high-end farm-to-table food, service and ambiance. Would HIGHLY recommend for a special occasion or power dinner with a big client. Though not inexpensive, it is excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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