Boulder Cork

4.6
2223 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
What 2223 people are saying
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BDonn
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We arrived at 7:30 and were seated immediately. The plexiglas glass cover at the front was interesting. The food was phenomenal. We both really enjoyed our martinis, one of the reasons we were getting dinner. We asked if the restaurant was closing and the waiter said no so we stayed but then we got kicked out. We would have left.

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vipHappyinBoulder
Denver
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boulder Cork is an institution in Boulder. This visit lived up to that. The service, the food. the ambiance was true to The Cork form. Our waiter was super communicative and very attentive. The food was fantastic. I had the prime rib - end cut - and it was delicious. The others at the table enjoyed their food as well.

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DonP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We eat often here. It was ok. Unremarkable. No real wow factor for the money you are spending

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ExLib
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter. Excellent food. Also very impressed by our waiter's assistant.
Grateful that the Cork has survived this Covidiocy.

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vipTeri
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was delicious. Will definitely come back.

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vipJerryM
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent spot ... our favorite in Boulder.

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TerryD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all very good. We were suprised that the steak special was $70, which was much higher than the other steaks on the menu. I understand why the waiter might have been reluctant to tell people the pricing when ordering.

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PattyY
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service at one of Boulder's finest and most popular restaurants. You are never disappointed!

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PaulM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance made it a great evening.

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Todd
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Ambiance was nice. Service was very good. The food was marginal, especially for the price. The $53 halibut was dry and average, at best. The lobster tail was tasty, but the smallest lobster tail we have ever seen. I still left a 20%+ tip and spent $173 total for a party of two (with only two drinks). Just very low on the quality to price ratio.

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vipChuckK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite place

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vipBLink
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at the Boulder Cork, glad you could open again. Have been going there for over 20 years!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Need some patio heaters!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was okay - nothing special, wouldn’t go back again.

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vipDennisS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cork is my favorite restaurant in Boulder. The food is always exceptional as is the service. I highly recommend it.

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not for the faint of wallet

The food is top notch, best way to end your perfect meal is their mud pie for dessert

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ChuckG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is obvious why the Cork is still here after fifty plus years great food & service.

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DennisS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s Birthday

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OperaDiner87
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fancy. Overpriced. Martinis are watered down. Crab cakes were fantastic.

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vipBurtL
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took quit a long time to get our lunch entrees delivered - about 45 minutes but it was great as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
140 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

COVID protocols were strictly in place, so we felt comfortable. The salmon was exquisite. The sirloin was a little tough.

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AlbinH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration. Always a positive experience

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Happyhere
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We will be back. It had been many years, and I was delighted with our dinner. The spacing was comforting on a chilly night, and we were happy to be indoors. Food was just what I wanted, and the service was excellent!

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vipDrewJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. I went for lunch and wished there was more attention paid to social distancing.

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kawoodward
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place and now that they have upped the filtration in the air conditioning, and with social distancing and mask wearing , it feels very safe to dine inside. Great menu and great service (Thank you Kimberly)

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JeanT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently great! Lots of parking & staff is always super nice.

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vipTheboss
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great halibut special and other food. Great service and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a room with only one other person. Very safe excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was wonderful! The steaks here are always top notch and cooked perfectly to our requests! (This my biggest pet peave at any steakhouse).

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vipDeahnaB
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making our son's 22nd Birthday Celebration Dinner one for the memories. Greatly appreciated the signed photo at the end of the evening, meant so much!

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Lovetodrink100
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Cork. Consistently very good. No bad meals on the menu. Wait staff professional, knowledgeable and prompt.
Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my moms 74th birthday at Boulder Cork. It was a lovely evening dining by the fireplace. Food was good, service was outstanding. We’ll be back!

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Chuck
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Caius
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of cuisine is always outstanding and ambience is excellent in North Boulder location.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boulder Cork is our go to spot for birthday dinners.

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donovanh
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

always like the prime rib here.. 3rd time in with my son who is at CU.. The cut was a bit small for the price point, but prepared well..

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EarlH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Didn’t get a single entree correct spent $500 for four and no one enjoyed their entree.

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SaraM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, quiet atmosphere with delicious food and excellent service!

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CFCC
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that the Cork is still open for lunch on Fridays. Delightful time on the patio!

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StPats
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a business lunch on a Friday afternoon. Food was excellent as usual. Always a nice experience.

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 2223 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.