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Boulder Cork, Boulder, CO

Boulder Cork

4.6
4.6
2599 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 443-9505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Smailer

  • Private party facilities

    We have 3 different banquet rooms available for hosting rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries, showers, wedding dinners and family reuinons. In the business world we do business meetings, boardroom dinners, financial seminars, pharmaceutical presentations, and group lunches and dinners

  • Private party contact

    Donna Karmeris: (303) 443-9505

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    Iris

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,599 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boulder Area

    Best Service

  • Boulder Area

    Romantic

  • Boulder Area

    Special Occasion

  • Boulder Area

    Most Booked

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  1. DR

    DRS86

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food at The Boulder Cork. Haven't been there for awhile - but everything was as great as always. Met with old friends who moved out of town, we all had a delicious dinner and lovely evening!
  2. b

    beakir

    Denver

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an absolutely wonderful evening to celebrate our anniversary. The food could not have been more delicious! Ian was an amazing server!
  3. JD

    JamesD

    Birmingham

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were disappointed that the menu didn't reflect all the items that are shown on their website.
  4. r

    rodlind30

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious, always great service and ambience.
  5. K

    Karen

    Denver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to eat and drink here. The food is great and the service impeccable!
  6. s

    sjampolis

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good, reliable and well prepared food. The menu hasn't changed in years, although it could use a revamping.
  7. SP

    SarahP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best happy hour in boulder. Location means you have parking!
  8. M

    Marge

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love the Happy Hour at the Cork. The food is wonderful and the price is nice!
  9. F

    Foodie

    Phoenix

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A friend and I went here for the first time. We happened to arrive just before happy hour ended and took advantage of the HH menu. We both got a wedge salad and the prime rib. My sense was that the prime rib was a smaller portion to go with the HH price. (It was the perfect portion for us.) Both the salad and entree were good - not exceptional. The flavors were there. The broccolini was a mix of overcooked and cooked well. Mashed potatoes were also good. We also got a glass of wine. With tip, my check was $75 for happy hour. It felt a little high to me. But that may not be the case for this area.
  10. D

    David

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was prompt and the wait staff attentive. Food was great as always. I have been dining at The Cork for many years and it has always been a top choice of mine.
  11. AS

    AmandaS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Marge was a great server. The Scottish Salmon special was excellent. My husband’s halibut was a bit dry but had great flavor. Finally-the bourbon pecan pie was amazing
  12. MS

    MikeS

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I made a reservation for the patio on line but was told when arrived that tha entire patio was reserved and we had to sit inside in the back of the restaurant which was very boring. They wouldn’t let us sit in the bar as it was also pre-reserved.
  13. S

    Sfnative

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best happy hour! It’s a Boulder standard.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Five of us dined at Boulder Cork, which I reserved. Three were from over the ocean so I wanted to make a good impression on them. Here is what we liked: - We got a table outside and while the view is only of the parking lot being outside was safer with respect to Covid, quieter, and not as cold as inside. - The wine list offered a good selection of wines at a wide range of prices. I was very pleased with the wine we ordered for its price-performance (note: it was not from Napa) and the server kindly decanted it for us, which benefitted the wine. - We all really liked the food, especially the three who ordered the prime rib. I resent having to pay for side dishes but we ordered three for the table and that was fine. - Our server was adequately attentive. However, I wish all restaurant servers were trained to check on their patrons by asking if there is anything they need, rather than saying something self-serving like "Is everything delicious?" That is not very professional. - Each of us paid $85 for the food and wine including tax and tip. That wasn't too bad.
  15. C

    Caius

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Prime Rib is always magnificent with Mash Potatoes on the side. But the Fish n Chips is great too and less expensive. Drink it down with Iced tea.
  16. D

    Doug

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. They went the extra mile for my wife's birthday.
  17. LS

    LizaS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience2
    Horrible food . 10 outta 10 would bring my grandpa here. Thanks !!
  18. MM

    MichelleM

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Been in business since 1969 so business runs smoothly but waitress did not tell us the evening specials. We heard her telling another table later. The food was good but not amazing. The decor could get freshened up a bit. There are a lot of restaurants trying harder. Just need to keep up
  19. MC

    MegC

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tha Cork is always wonderful! I had my favorite Prime Rib cooked to perfection!
  20. JB

    JamesB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been good since I moved here in '81.. Good as ever if not better.
  21. R

    Robj

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Terrific experience. Absolutely first class service. Food is excellent. I don’t really have anything to criticize. I suppose if I wanted to split hairs I could say the menu is light but I’m not sure that’s fair because everything they do they do superbly. Highly recommend.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The hostess walked us to our table and left a pile of menus with no explanation. There was a hole in my napkin. It was very loud and we had to raise our voices at our table to hear each other. We felt like we were at an Applebees. As a Boulder native I expect more from the Cork.
  23. GG

    GvilleGurl

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their Happy Hour menu! Great service, excellent food and nice atmosphere!
  24. TS

    TimS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. They gave us a free dessert as it was our anniversary. Highly recommend
  25. SN

    SteveN

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour at the Cork offers modest priced food which is excellent and the drink specials are great.
  26. H

    Hinrick

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One can NeVeR MiSs at The Cork! Such a fun evening outside inDER the pergola with Daniel helping us navigate the aWeSoMe food, wine & cocktail menu. Stuffed Peppers, Salmon & Teriyaki Steak were on our table, but NOT for long!!!!! Many Thanks for such a fine meal and OVERall experience.
  27. D

    Dick

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The wedge salad is outstanding! More than worth a visit. They seated us in a back room by ourselves, which turned out to be very thoughtful, and worked quite well. Service at first was slow, but became very attentive. Very pleased with our entire experience!
  28. JM

    JerryM

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Great food and super service.
  29. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, and wonderful ambiance! Fantastic night out with my wife. We left deeply contented.
  30. RB

    RuthB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This is our go-to spot. Happy Hour menu is great (we admit to being senior citizens). Service is friendly and professional. It was our anniversary, so we got a nice dessert and take-home photo signed by all the staff. Fun!
  31. TB

    TimothyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Ok!!!!!!!!!!&&&&&&&&&&&&@@@@@@@@@@@(((((()))))((((($$$$$$$$$$$$???????????
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cork always has great food. The roast beef is top notch as is the salmon prepared several different ways.
  33. JC

    JeanineC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my mother- the staff and food were wonderful! We were gifted with a fabulous dessert.
  34. PS

    PatS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    There was a 10 person group in our back room, which we love. One man was so loud I had to go around the table and shout in my husband’s ear to tell him the menu. The waitress had offered to put us in other room, should have take. Her up on that! The artichoke started was very bad, and when told waitress, she said the season was over, but they had it on menu year round. Either remove that, or tell customers not to select it if not in May or June! Otherwise, our meals were great and service great..
  35. KA

    KATHYS

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caprese salad, Grilled fish bowl, Loaded baked potato ... all are superb, as well as so much on the menu. Consistently excellent service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Prime Rib was just a bit chalky tasting. Maybe a touch over-done. But other than that everything was excellent. Scallops were amazing.
  37. W

    Wiley

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good and service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the lemon drops! Best Happy Hour!!
  39. B

    Bairbre211

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, impressive wine list, wonderful wait staff. Great place for celebrations, special dinners.
  40. BD

    BoulderDave

    Denver

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the finest dining establishments in Boulder! The food is superb and the service impeccable. Plenty of variety on the menu. Easy to get substitutes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Boulder Cork offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 443-9505.

Boulder Cork is rated 4.6 stars by 2599 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Boulder Cork

3295 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Iris

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Smailer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 443-9505

  • Private party facilities

    We have 3 different banquet rooms available for hosting rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries, showers, wedding dinners and family reuinons. In the business world we do business meetings, boardroom dinners, financial seminars, pharmaceutical presentations, and group lunches and dinners

  • Private party contact

    Donna Karmeris: (303) 443-9505

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