Boulder Cork

4.7
2416 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 2416 people are saying
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LindaC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was busy snd low in the bar area

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WilhelmT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end eatery, perfect for a date or business meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and they really made it special. Our server Dan was very attentive and recommended the special add on for the steak.

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vipTenAC
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall good experience food wise. As usual. Could use more servers. We hardly saw ours. I was never offered a drink refill. We ended up needing to ask the busser for a dessert menu. We luckily had friends with us. If it was just the two of us, it would have been even more noticeable and I would have been more upset about it. Still around $250 is a lot to spend for the lack of service. Not blaming the server though, they really should have had more for all the people do dining at the restaurant. It's not like they didn't know how many people to expect, you can't even get in without a reservation anymore.

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StellaBlu
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice for dinner of Happy Hour. Gret food and drinks. Helpful, professional and friendly staff.

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laural
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been going here since 1969?? always fantastic... fantastic server

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EricP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, and overall experience. Best to be there for Happy Hour menu. Regular dinner prices are a bit expensive ...

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PeterB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always been a favorite of ours and this dinner was no exception. Had the prime rib and must say it was the best in recent memory. Very professional wait staff. Our waitperson Teal was excellent.

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RuthB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super efficient waitstaff, including Jake and Kate, who treated my husband's birthday like a big deal and provided a fabulous birthday dessert. We especially like the Happy Hour meals and drinks, as we're senior citizens who don't mind eating a bit early, and the portion sizes and prices are great for us. Despite there being MANY restaurants in Boulder, this is our go-to spot.

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vipgaylecellis
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunningly good! The chef brought us a special melon salad (too many interesting things going on to describe). The two guys in our party had steak and said it was incredible; the other gal and I had halibut with some tender raviolis and a subtle cream sauce and grilled asparagus. The food was divine, and our server, Gretchen, was delightful and attentive. What a great dining experience!

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SusanB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. DELICIOUS food!

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VinceK
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I made a reservation for our anniversary but they tried to sir us in the bar. And they never even acknowledged the anniversary.

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vipDonT
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and setting were great.

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JoeL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Boulder Cork is a nice place with good food. I would not say that anything was outstanding but all our meals were good and with nice servings. I would classify our visit was reasonably priced if not, perhaps, a bit over price. None the less it is a pleasant place for a dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us and it was perfect. Great food, great happy hour, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date night!

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tomr
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cork is a favorite, the food is great and the service is always the best

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kmjohnson1961
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! A great place for happy hour or a celebration meal. Wine recommendation was right on!

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carol
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the food to the wait staff. We've been to the Boulder Cork many times and we have never been disappointed. Will keep returning.

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NicoletteB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food is overpriced for the quality they offer. Wished we picked another restaurant.
The menu looks delicious, the execution is so so .

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vipCyndi
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Loved the family Jones vodka, waffle chips with arugula, breads are ALWAY wonderful. So happy that the prime rib and salmon are back on the happy hour menu. And of course, the mud pie bites are a perfect size for 2-4! And we had the best waiter. Thank you Darren!

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RuthB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Early bird deals are worth having an early dinner for. Portion size is just right, as are the prices.

Waitstaff is friendly and attentive.

A little noisy, but not enough to spoil the evening. We're making this a Friday habit.

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JeanneB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner! Service was fantastic. Avery pleasant evening.

JB
JulieB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience.

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vipRussetRich
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boulder Cork is our favorite restaurant, especially for special occasions. The food is outstanding and prepared to your satisfaction. We love its ambiance and service is of excellence. We've been going to this restaurant for over 15 years and will definitely continue to do so!

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BarbaraF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Early dinners are a good value. Salmon on rice was delicious and perfectly done. Loved mud pie bites which were so good they’re a reason alone to return.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner. The seared scallop dinner was absolutely delicious. They went above and beyond with a photo snd dessert for my friends birthday.

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vipDiscerningPalate
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff was great. Very accommodating. Good and wine were both good. Prices have increased, but hey - it is Covid. We will go back again soon.

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LacieB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and atmosphere was perfect! We were in town on vacation and wanted that “one special meal” this was it! My family had the Fish and Chips, Cowboy Cut Prime Rib, Flat Iron Steak, Chicken Enchiladas, Lobster Ravioli and Caprese Salad, stuffed chili, and finished by a HUGE piece of Mud Pie, compliments of the house, as we were celebrating a birthday. EVERYTHING was cooked to perfection! The flavor profiles and freshness of product are on point!
I dined at several “five star” restaurants during my visit and this takes the top place!

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BobK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service. Great place for all
Definitely going back

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GregoryH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

For $42 for the Prime Rib, I believe it should include 2 side dishes. That is a lot of money for just a piece of meat which I could buy in the store for about $15. Yes I know you have to cook and prepare it but $42? Really? Please. 2 small sides would not deduct that much from your gross profit.

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AldenF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food although a bit overpriced. Nice ambiance.

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MichaelD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff was welcoming

Great server. My wife loved the trout. I like the stuffed chiles but.,,they could have been served hotter. Room temp melted cheese is not pleasant. And too much cheese and not enough relish. Great dish but could have been better.

We come regularly for our anniversary. We will come again. They all do a nice job making it a special occasion. Thanks.

FR
FoodRanger
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Filet was amazing! Well, really..... it was all so good. Our server was fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipSarahN
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service is top notch, the food is fantastic and the ambiance is great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend’s birthday. Great food and service. Jeff, our waiter, as fabulous!!!!

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Kkpc
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good. Food very well prepared. Enjoyed our dinner there very much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filet was amazing as always. So tender and tasty! Mud Pie for dessert is a must.

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michaelG
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food wonderful

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vipAnnci
Denver
76 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was average for price paid. We'll try again.

FAQs

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

Boulder Cork is rated 4.7 stars by 2416 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.