Boulder Cork

4.6
2358 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2358 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Laura
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and superb service! Perfect any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

It was very good
We had a great and great food
Never dissapoints

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vipSeanM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! Our favorite restaurant in Boulder.

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Karen
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate off the happy hour menu. Fish Bowls and a chili cheeseburger. All were satisfied!
We all shared a cheesecake with strawberries to top off the meal. Gretchen took care of us beautifilly.

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KentB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a sure bet. Really hadn't done the happy hour before but it was extra nice. The bar is really well stocked. Have to have the stuffed chili as a side. Wedge is great. The Cork is just an amazing restaurant.

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SaraC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Good, drink and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word...wonderful!

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MaryK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful for my party of four. Service was attentive but not overwhelming or rushed. Only issue with noise was a large party, although tables were spaced in an attempt to mitigate.

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jans
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been a fan of the Cork for years. From the light Fish Bowl happy hour dinner to a full Prime Rib platter you can't be disappointed. We were most surprised how busy they were on a recent Tuesday night. The word is out you can get a gourmet meal or an early bird special and not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service. Enjoyed it!

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SusanV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is wonderful, the food, always is tasty and fabulous. The service spectacular.

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BillA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We are long time customers. Indicated that it was our anniversary but no acknowledgement from waiter. Also, no specials announced. Meal was very good.

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Bill
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go to restaurant with outstanding food and ambiance
Great service!

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Denise
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, as usual. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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Hannahbanaza
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was our first time, but it certainly will not be our last. This is a great steak house that also offers a variety of American dishes if you are not into a steak for the night. Our drinks were brought out promptly and served with complimentary bread and butter. We choose an appetizer while we looked over the menu that was not overwhelming but certainly generous with choices. Our server also provided us with the daily specials multiple times and was very friendly. Food came out hot and prepared to order. It was spectacular! Dishes were cleaned off the table quickly and efficiently as we finished them and we never felt rushed out the door. This is a great place to kick off getting back out into the world with great food, amazing staff and inviting atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We often eat at the Cork for special occasions. Until this vit it has always been wonderful.

Our waiter was terrible. Typically Cork waiters are ex emotional. This guy would have been had for an Outback.

He failed to tell us about specials that we heard other waiters tell their tables about.

He got our order wrong.

He was gone for very long periods.

He packed our leftovers very sloppily and they all mixed together.

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Joem
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals out in a while. And we have been entertaining for several weeks. Good job!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Slow service

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vipJoeP
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always- A perfect evening.. We have gone to the Cork for special occasions, and just to eat out, for 20 years. Never disappoints.

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Karen
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cork never disappoints with excellent service and delicious food!

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Caius
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finest restaurant and ambience in North Boulder. Menu is superb and staff are outstanding. We go to the Cork for Special Occasions & with Special Friends.

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ScottS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service. Quaint ambience makes for a relaxing meal.
We will return and highly recommend The Boulder Cork.

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MaggieInTheMtns
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service, happy to see the restaurant so busy! Yummy food and drinks, too!

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DNWright
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and the waiter was wonderful. It was our first time and we plan on coming back!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday celebration for my father. The food, service and atmosphere were all impeccable. Highly recommended!

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SueW
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Cork. It has been my favorite restaurant in Boulder for years. They have an amazing happy hour menu!

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with company Controller. Perfect spot to show off unique Boulder spot.

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SteveN
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak special was great, the artichokes are always great and the drinks were very good and quite reasonably priced at happy hour. Prime rib was good but could have had more flavor.

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KentM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

awesome dining experience !! Never lets us down!!!

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SeanC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I think the cream on the lobster ravioli was a little overpowering.
The texture of the crab cake was not to my liking, too mushy.
The steak was excellent.
I wished that the baked potato had some salt on the skin at least and my color. But then again it's a baked potato i wasn't sure what i expected, but i paid 6 dollars for it ...
Was there no dessert menu?

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FranklynB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Happy Hour informal meal. We will definitely return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First time dining here. I had a specialty cocktail that was excellent. Wedge salads were weak. The dressing was watery. A small amount of bacon bits cost $2.50 more, a bush league pricing strategy. My filet was prepared as asked and was tender and tasty. My wife’s filet was a little grisly, and she was disappointed. The Cork Potatoes were novel and tasted good but were very heavy. We did not eat many. As it was my wife’s birthday they restaurant comped a shared dessert, a slab of ice cream pie as large as my head. It was good but a bit of overkill. The dinner cost $180 with tip. It felt more like a $100 dinner.

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loveagreatmeal
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Took my wife for mothers day. No one wished her a happy mothers day. In the past mothers have received a rose or something.

Waiter rushed us a bit. No reason, the place had many open tables and no one waiting to be seated. He was also unaware of the special mothers day menu.

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vipSeanM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent..... food, staff, service, drinks, ambiance.

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LisaD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were superb! Definitely will be back.

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vipTomB
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cork is an outstanding restaurant. The menu is varied and the food is well-prepared. We had steaks, prime rib and scallops. The food was delicious and our only complaint was that the mashed potatoes were cold and tasted unusual. The mud pie was amazing. We will definitely return.

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Megan
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Surprisingly small/anemic steak. Prices have become excessive. One of the "specials" was $70 halibut...

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CFCC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine at the Cork. A very welcoming atmosphere and a wonderful staff.

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WILLIAM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So classy. Great ambience. Wondwrdul food & drink. Perfect date night.

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RobertJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fantastic dinner. We have always loved the Cork.

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 2358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.