Boulder Cork

4.5
1775 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
The Boulder Cork Restaurant has provided quality food and excellent service since 1969. The restaurant is now one of Colorado’s most renowned dining experiences. The casual, yet attentive atmosphere is the perfect place to spend a special evening, be it to relax with friends or entertain business associates. Our banquet facilities can accommodate large groups with the quiet proficiency and superior quality that has become the hallmark of The Boulder Cork. The food is an impressive display of creativity and variety, masterminded by the chef, Jim Smailer. Chef Smailer has created an enticing offering of steaks, prime rib, chicken, pasta, and fresh fish selections; all on the cutting edge of culinary delight. The food is as fresh as the market allows. The true epicurean will agree that our efforts are apparent to both the eyes and the palate, from the appetizer through the handmade desserts.
What 1775 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
HS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration

Report
Helpful
D
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been eating here since the late 70's, always great service and amazing food.

Report
Helpful
b
Denver
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Filet was very mediocre with a good third of the steak as almost pure fat. Wouldn’t care that much but it was very spendy.

Report
Helpful
MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated along the outer wall in the Fireplace room. It was a cold night and the cold pressed in through the wall and window area causing some discomfort for the diners. Suggest moving the table out from the wall and perhaps a curtain over the outer window(s).

Report
Helpful
TK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for New Year’s Eve lunch and the service and food was excellent! The fish and chips was outstanding - the fish was firm and cooked perfectly. The Mahi Mahi bowl was flavorful beyond compare. It’s a perfect place for a nice, cozy lunch or dinner. We drive 84 miles from our house near Red Feather Lakes to have lunch or dinner at the Boulder Cork.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food.

Report
Helpful
JH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, quiet, properly dimmed lighting warm ambience. Service is outstanding attentive yet not rushed or intrusive. Food is thoughtfully prepared with a nice presentation at the correct temperature. The Cork is known for an excellent Prime Rib. Early dinner menu 5-6pm is just right for smaller appetites.

Report
Helpful
M
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular. One of the best Cowboy rib eyes I ever had.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had the cowboy ribeye which was a special. I didn't ask the price and was shocked that it was $78.00. It was decent but not spectacular, slightly too charred, but it was nowhere near a $78.00 meal.

Report
Helpful
m
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made this reservation for my Mom for her wedding anniversary. The Cork went above and beyond to make their dinner special. She came home with a photograph of her and her husband, that was signed by all the staff. So thoughtful! They also enjoyed a HUGE slice of dessert that was comped to them. Way to go Boulder Cork!

Report
Helpful
RM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience by visitors from Boston.

Report
Helpful
MW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Compared to other restaurants, this is overly expensive for what you get. Yes, the food was good, but not only are the entries expensive, but the sides and salads are at least $8.00 each.

Report
Helpful
JG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Had to basically do the services of our server ourself's. Get drinks ourself, missing sides, appetizers, and even silverware and bakđ napkins. A shame food can be so god yet completely ruined by awful staff, manager didnt even step up and make anything right, instead made excuses for server and himself. Was a zoo

Report
Helpful
JC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Salmon was dry; stir fried vegetables were mostly cabbage. Crab cake appetizer was outstanding. We were seated next to a large party and they were extremely loud.

Report
Helpful
r
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another great Xmas Eve here with family and friends. We’ll make this an annual event.
The food was delicious, service was perfect and the place was hopping. Thanks for providing a wonderful evening.

Report
Helpful
TH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, as was the service. Good wine selections. Our table was ready for is only minutes after reservation time. Only negative was price, which I felt was a bit steep for the situation. Overall, then would be a 4.8 out of 5.

Report
Helpful
f
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, as always. But noise level was very high, could hardly hear person I was sitting next to. Too many tables in the back room (south), so too many people. Ours was a family occasion/reunion.

Report
Helpful
r
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. We got the booth we wanted, our waiter, David, was fantastic and added to the fun of the evening. Food was GREAT!

Report
Helpful
F
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Drinking glasses were dirty. Everyone at the table ordered salmon and while that came out warm all sides were ice cold.

Report
Helpful
TB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Noisy room, slow service. Food was good but not great, which one would expect for the prices charged.

Report
Helpful
LG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My Yukon Gold potatoes were cold, but salmon delicious.

Report
Helpful
SS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, outstanding server,great bottle of wine

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is our go to restaurant for every occasion.

Report
Helpful
RR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place- Service & Food (Lunch) was outstanding!

Report
Helpful
S
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

Report
Helpful
DA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing scallops with squash and spinach. Mouth-watering. All of us ate every morsel of our meal.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

Report
Helpful
MS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding filet special with crab meat. Melt in your mouth prime rib. Large side dishes are shareable. My only complaint is that the wine pours could be more generous and margaritas should come in a large glass, not cocktail size.

Report
Helpful
J
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The early dinner from 5-6 used to be a great value and many might say it still is but the portions have gotten smaller to the point where it is not enough food. For example, I barely had any beef stew with my pile of mashed potatoes. They used to serve more than just a spoonful of beef stew with that meal.

Report
Helpful
J
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, year after year. This is, and always will be, one of our go to's for special occasions!

Report
Helpful
BA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been numerous times and have always had a great experience. Highly recommend Boulder Cork

Report
Helpful
DM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always The Cork was,superb! Will go,again soon!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner mid-afternoon. Limited menu but nice variety of selections. Cozy nice-casual atmosphere with fireplace. Friendly service.

Report
Helpful
m
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Hi,
Everything was lovely: food, service, and reservation. Our neighboring table was loud, so it was hard to enjoy a quiet conversation. Not your fault.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with a lot of options. The dining area had a very nice ambience to it.

Report
Helpful
JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant and wine list. The service is amazing.

Report
Helpful
CC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had trouble hearing each other at our table. Can you create a quieter place fir the over 65 crowd?

Report
Helpful
BC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre. The shrimp cocktail tasted like shrimp had been refrozen. The smoked salmon app tasted like it came out of a can. The prime rib however was very good. Creme Brulee was tasty, chocolate moose very bitter, and cheesecake was over cooked.
Would not recommend.

Report
Helpful
MK
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boulder Cork offers an excellent experience that allowed us, as a group of coworkers, to relax, tell stories, laugh and have fun while the staff took great care in serving us well and delivering beautifully created and presented dishes. It was truly the perfect evening for us.

A few items of note... The scallops were fresh, tender, and seasoned just enough. The chocolate mousse was decadently, richly chocolate. If you cherish chocolate, you'll understand.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
45