Boulder Cork

4.5
1967 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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AK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food was excellent and the service was great as well. I always recommend the Cork.

DE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love the Cork and have loved since it opened in 1969. You just can't beat their prime rib. My only disappointment was my Grey Goose martini. It tasted watered down. Otherwise, perfection. The huge slab of mud pie was devoured by the three of us. The Cork works. . . with other restaurants would learn from everything they do.

j
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Boulder. Consistently great food in a lovely setting.

DK
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious, wonderful table/setting, and service! I cannot wait to dine here again soon!

C
Denver
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary date. Our waitress was wonderful...sorry that we didn’t get her name

BR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

So overpriced for what you get. I had a sirloin steak. It was only so-so. I’ve had much better at chain restaurants for a third the price. And I’m tired of paying $8 for a beer. On top of this. You have to pay extra for a potato, salad, and vegetables. So plan on $60 total for a mediocre steak.

ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

For $60/lb, the Alaskan King Crab looked a bit minimal. I'm just going on what my eyes were telling me.
Although the taste was excellent.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner

CR
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a business dinner with a colleague. Nice place; good food. We both had the Rocky Mountain Trout and it was first rate. We shared a crab cake appetizer; I am originally from Maryland and a bit of a snob when it comes to crab cakes. These were quite good; they didn't pretend to be "Maryland Crab Cakes" as so many restaurants try to do. They were in a nice, light sweet sauce with some veggies as garnish (corn, etc.). Well done. We had a nightcap in the bar after dinner; nice experience. I will definitely return when I am in the Boulder area.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The noise was very bad for the first 60-90 minutes (our reservation was for 7 pm). This is a very nice restaurant and I was surprised at how casual people were dressed. This is Boulder but I still that this was ridiculously casual. The food was excellent and the free dessert for our celebration was wonderful! We definitely will be back but you need to put is some sound deadening.

RW
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food, but we sat next to an extremely loud table in the main dining room.

SM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, food, drink and atmosphere. Jim, the head chef is fantastic.

DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at the Boulder Cork. Her steak and my prime rib were cooked exactly like we wanted. Our salads were plentiful and tasty. The wine selection was amazing! We will definitely go back!

M
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at The Cork all the time! Lunches are fabulous and the Happy Hour too! This lunch was very nice as it was my Mom's 82nd bday and they brought her a dessert! Thank you!

F
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are long time attendants of the Boulder Cork! Our past experiences were always excellent and their wait staff were always exceptional! This visit was on a gift card, purchased for my husband 's 75th birthday. We were there as always, with expectations that were definitely met! We love the Boulder Cork!
Our children are coming to visit, and we intend to take them here!

JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice facility. Service was excellent. Our food exceeded expectations. A nice evening.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food very good and the room we were seated in was nice and quiet. Will definitely return.

PR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Based on the recommendation of a friend and reviews, we chose Boulder Cork for my birthday dinner. While the service was excellent and the setting lovely, the food was an enormous disappointment especially for the price. The artichoke was undercooked, my roast beef was tough, my husband’s ribs were mediocre and my son’s teriyaki steak was tough as well. That there was a charge for sides given the price of the meal itself was a bit much, and most unusual for a restaurant of this quality. Finally, we were surprised that there was no free dessert offered though we had written that this was for my birthday. We really could have had a better meal elsewhere for less money.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to dine at the Cork. The cuisine is always excellent and the location perfect in North Boulder.

j
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the Cork! The food is always amazing. Our server, Lionel, was fantastic.
There was a family with small children next to us which was unfortunate, but overall it was great.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only complain was that the noise level was high to due to a noisy table next to ours. Hard to have a quiet conversation with my wife.

IE
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I’ve been going to the Cork for 20 years and have never experienced bad service until now. It was abysmal. Our waiter virtually disappeared for about an hour and then when we did see him, he avoided us. Our food took a very, very long time to come out even after we inquired about the delay. When it did arrive. It wasn’t as good as it usually is. Not sure what’s going on at the Cork (new manager?) but I hope they get it together. This place is too good to have service this poor.

D
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cork is always a great choice and has been for years! Great seafood or steak - never a bad dish. Their wine selection is also on point. The only thing I would recommend is that they stop putting whipped cream on every single one of their desserts - it really is not necessary and should only be reserved for things like pumpkin pie. :-)

TN
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent customer service. Would definitely recommend to friends.

DB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I was there twice in the last month. Both times I ordered the Boulder cut and ended up with 1/3 of it being non consumable fat. My guests had good cuts. :(

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time! Justin was awesome.

BR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Birthday lunch with our elder parents was Great! The menu has so many great choices, something for everyone!

Nice quiet booth. Great service start to finish.
Appreciate keeping 'Birthday' classy & low key as well.

Recommend Blue Crab cakes, Trout & Enchiladas!

Fabulous Dessert...
Thanks Again Cork!
Cheers-

PR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a very good dining experience. Wait staff were attentive. Food was good, especially the prime rib and the smoked mashed potatoes. I had the trout which I wouldn't order again, but I hadn't had any in years so I gave it a go. Next time I think we will go for lunch or happy hour.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall okay but definitely not worth the price. Prime rib and pepper steak enjoyed by diners. Medium requested steak cooked medium rare. $45 halibut dish cooked dry. Waiter didn't know what vegetables comprised the roasted vegetable dish. Wild Alaskan salmon offered as a special dish only to be told a few minutes later there were none remaining.
And farm raised trout sold In Colorado, where there is an abundance of wild caught trout available.
Would not return.

DD
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our server was over-seated and needed to buy time when we were ready to order. This situation persisted during the course of our meal. The food was good, but not as good as anticipated.

RH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Loved the Sangrias! You must try one! Everyone at our table enjoyed their selection of food!! Great place. We will go again when in Boulder.

SW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Ordered crab legs, told it would be $60 for 1 pound or $90 for 1.5 pounds. Went with 1 pound. I was served ONE leg with 3 spears of asparagus. When I questioned the waiter about the portion size he said that they weigh the crab in the kitchen so it must be correct. One leg for $60 dollars seams high to me. We also ordered two steamed artichokes and they were not fresh. The place was very loud, hard to carry on a conversation. The waiter was fine drinks were good. Overall felt like I paid way too much for what was served.

MT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such wonderful food and service! We celebrated a birthday and they sertainly went out of their way to help us celebrate. The building is beautiful, the service was discrete, and we enjoyed ourselves. We will return here often.

BM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents in town and wanted a good steak

B
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, impressive wine list, excellent, friendly service, pleasant ambiance. Easy to converse, no loud intrusive music.

F
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for my son's birthday as he wanted to get a good steak. The steaks are amazing here!

MM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Cork! Amazing service ... wonderful food... FANTASTIC complimentary birthday cake for table with group photo signed by staff!

ME
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance, service and food! This is one of my favorite restaurants across the country!

AH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! I had the teriyaki steak, my husband has Oscar busso. Everything tasted amazing, very prompt service. We come here every time we visit Boulder and look forward to it each time. Highly recommend!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pre concert dinner - delightful staff and exceptional cuisine!

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