Boulder Cork

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât place to celebrate a special occasion

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RonaldF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with great friends, exceptional food and service, and very comfortable atmosphere.

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vipSportsDoc1
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Very impressed. Every course was fantastic. Excellent wine and cocktail selection. Service was excellent! Would definitely go back for another meal. I highly recommend.

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vipRobynT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding halibut special. The filet mignon was yumbo!

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CindyB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner experience. Same exceptional food and service without feeling like we are living in the midst of a pandemic crisis. Thank you Boulder Cork owner and staff. We appreciate you!

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HeidiT
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a nice place to get good food close to home with easy parking.

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vipAllisterH
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Came in for an anniversary dinner and the only good experience was the two hostess that greeted us upon arrival.
The service by the waiter was very disappointing and nonchalant, the food wasn’t prepared as requested and one of the General Managers acknowledged everyone around us but us.
It was sad as this was our first visit to the area and the experience may make it our last.

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vipCyndi
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It’s always so nice to have mud pie for a special occasion. The photo is a nice touch, too.

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Buffgirl
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Boulder Cork is a classy, fine dining establishment.

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JanC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was tasty but overpriced. My partner had the prime rib which had a large chunk of fat in the center - 3-4 oz so 1/3 of the meat for $45.00
I had the scallops which were tasty but not worth the price.
Bread was cold

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AlicenH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Special birthday included a huge mud pie to share and a group photo printed and brought to the table at the end of the meal!

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JAdler
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved everything about the place from service to food and drinks. came at happy hour so drinks were very inexpensive. They had Happy Hour food to which we will order next time.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great menu although a little pricey even for Boulder.

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Haggy
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The Filet was superb! I thought the Boulder Cork potatoes were overcooked and difficult to eat. The tomatoes with Mozzarella were excellent. The noise level was extremely disturbing and loud for elderly people with even minor hearing problems to carry on a conversation. Service was a bit slow.

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DaveMell
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Cork! We have been dining and celebrating the milestones of our life for more than 50 years at the Cork! Thank you

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Henry
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & good service & good ambience
Highly recommend

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DamonL
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and made a reservation for my girlfriend's birthday. We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside on a round top for six, which is great for a group conversation. Everyone enjoyed their dinners & I really loved my Sake Salmon...would get again. We ordered several appetizer, crab cakes were ok, crusted Brie was enjoyed, but the artichoke was undercooked & plain. However, overall it was a beautiful summer night & really enjoyed The Boulder Cork. We will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went for our anniversary and asked to be seated outside but they didn’t reserve us a spot out there.

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Gary
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Always like coming to the Cork!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good for our anniversary—?especially when our wedding song was played in the ambient music feed. A nice moment for us

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NancyJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Actually good service, noise level too loud, food was very good but ordinary. I remember the Cork from many years ago and it does not measure up to my memories.
Too bad.

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

First time at Cork was 1971 when visiting Boulder. We live in Boulder now and always have enjoyed the consistent quality and the experience.

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vipCyndi
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for our anniversary

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JohnL
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great institution.Always consistent, excellent service. Parking a bonus to not fight down-town

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vipMBG2018
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great memories of this restaurant!

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JodyA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, wine selection, ambience. Five stars in all categories.

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Lizabeth
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a small private patio for 2 tables.
Sake salmon was all that it promised, caprese salad with room temperature perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes, helps you remember why you once loved 🍅 tomatoes.
Service was very good.
Bonus, my friend’s birthday, surprise dessert and a remembrance photo.
Could not ask for a more perfect evening.

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vipSeanM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and experience... as always.

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Debo
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our son's birthday. The service was impeccable and they made a point of offering a small celebration. We have been many times but for special occasions only since it is expensive but worth it from time to time. Lovely evening.

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vipJTee
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large Booth, Excellent Food & Service ~ Perfect Remedy for CV-19 “blues”!

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vipAnneM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was only our second time at the Cork (the 1st was 12 years ago for an event)...and we were pleasantly surprised. Our server was very attentive and helpful. The ambiance was nice and relaxing. The food was very good tasting, but the only criticism I would give it is regarding the side dishes. I had smashed sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach...they tasted great but were a bit too soft, like baby food. Other than that it was pretty yummy.

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Star
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good prices, wonderful cocktails and wine list. Sitting inside or outside, social distancing observed. Almost felt like a normal night out :)

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MichaelD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was not as good as expected. Service was outstanding.

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TayloV
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a fabulous experience every time we go to Boulder Cork. Whether we're looking for a burger and a beer during happy hour or to enjoy great steaks and fine wine while celebrating a special occasion, we love the Cork!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from service to food was awesome..

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ChuckG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason that the Cork has been around for very long time: good food, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere.

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JoeC
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the Boulder Cork for special occasions - birthday this time

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TommyD
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been loyal fans of the Boulder Cork for more than 25 years now and it remains our top "go to" spot for special occasions. This most recent visit, celebrating our anniversary was no exception. I can honestly say in all these years and all these visits we've never had a disappointing meal or a bad time.

David, our server this week, is now among our favorites carrying on a tradition going back to the likes of Curtis whom we adored.

Recommending the Cork to others is not a question of "if", but rather a question of "when". Bravo to all... let's sleep the streak going! - the Darcy family...

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LoDolove
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I chose this restaurant because it was highly rated and recommended, but we were very disappointed in both the food and the service. Don't put steak on special if you don't know how to cook one. I understand the staff is stretched thin, but our server was terrible. She came to check on us after my husband had already finished his meal as I sat there with my raw steak. Maybe it was an "off" night for them, but we have no desire to go back.

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 2174 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.