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About Boulder Cork

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.

3295 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Iris

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 443-9505

Website:
http://www.bouldercork.com/

Executive Chef:
James Smailer

Private Party Facilities:
We have 3 different banquet rooms available for hosting rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversaries, showers, wedding dinners and family reuinons. In the business world we do business meetings, boardroom dinners, financial seminars, pharmaceutical presentations, and group lunches and dinners

Private Party Contact:
Donna Karmeris: (303) 443-9505

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Boulder Cork Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Notable Wine List (35)
Business Meals (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Cozy (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Romantic (25)
Happy Hour (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 7 days ago

Authentic restaurant with lots of character. Menu offered good variety and the wine list had good depth and good pricing. Service was very attentive and the atmosphere was perfect for a good dinner conversation. A great restaurant that would stand out in any city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

My only "complaint" relates to the teriyaki sirloin. For years (yes, years)—going back to when the menu was on a cleaver—this has been my favorite Cork entre. On this particular dinner, it was cooked just as ordered (medium rare), but was surprisingly tough.I would have preferred a smaller cut with more teeriyaki infusion, and bit more char. I appreciate that this is the sirloin cut, but given that, this was particularly a challange to cut and chew. I would have liked to have had more of the teriyaki flavor. That said, this is a first class Boulder steak house with a varied menu, great service, and friendly wine list. Thanks Cork, please appreciate that this review is only because of your surperior restaurant and my fondness for the teriyaki steak.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined 7 days ago

We celebrated our anniversary at the Cork and were as pleased as possible with the experience. Perfect service and food that was perfectly prepared with unique flavors. The chef and wait staff have long tenure at the Cork. The Cork has been in business for 40 years. Long after the latest trendy restaurant has come and gone from Pearl Street, the Cork will still be here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner was fabulous! The waiters was very attentive and quick. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant. Very enjoyable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was well-prepared, service was attentive, back room was low key and quiet.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Lovely dinner - early bird prime rib was excellent and right portion size. Niman Ranch pork green chile dish was also excellent. The bourbon pecan pie should be a regular on the menu. It was fantastic. Lionel, as always, was a wonderful server - professional, great sense of humor, and prompt despite the busy night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

My girlfriend and I both ordered a filet mignon cooked Medium. Her steak came out a little past medium (no pink), which was fine. However, my steak came out very bloody and dark red, and with a lot of fat. I could have picked up a much higher quality cut at my neighborhood grocery store at a fraction of the price, which I will be doing next time.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We chose the Boulder Cork for a get-together of great friends and to celebrate a birthday. As usual, everything was perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent food and great service every time for 20 years

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A Boulder Institution. My father started dining when it was the Boulder Cork & Cleaver in the later 1960's. High quality since then.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Really appreciated the photo taken by the staff! (it was our daughter's 25th birthday)

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I love the food normally, especially the prime rib but this was New Years Eve and I thought it was just okay food. My daughter had a filet that was full of fat and had to send it back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have not been to The Cork in a while for dinner (it's usually for Happy Hour) and we were both surprised and very impressed with the service, quality of food and overall attention to detail, in spite of it being a very busy night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

GREAT!! all staff professional and warm! Food was excellent!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is fine tuned from the entryway to the service and the food was cooked perfectly. The wine list was very interesting and not overpriced. This is a real old school experience where attention to detail is obvious. A great bet when you want comfort food and you want to be perfectly at ease.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and service were good, the noise level horrific, the prices sky-high. We won't come again because of the expense and the noise. But the food, though sparse (and every single thing was a la carte) was delicious. Asparagus could have used more seasoning.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

WE went for Christmas Eve dinner , just my self and my husband. What a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. We shared a bottle of Prisoner, our favorite wine. We shared the Almond crusted Brie for an appetizer , yum!!! I got the lobster Macaroni. It was delicious. We spit a caesar salad, it wasn't a different take with a mixture of lettuces, not my favorite. Jeff got the filet and baked potato, he said was awesome. Can't wait to come for another great meal!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our first time eating at the Boulder Cork. All of the food was amazing! This visit was for Christmas Eve dinner - staff was great and made for an overall awesome special dinner out.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a friend and family Christmas Eve dinner and everyone enjoyed it. We haven’t been to the Cork in a while (that will change) and it hasn’t skipped a beat. You can tell it is well-managed. The food prep and presentation was great, proportions are good...it’s a very fine steak and seafood establishment.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Took two clients to a nice dinner. Two of the three steaks ordered were nearly cold when they were delivered to the table, very disappointing. Wait staff was excellent, dessert was fantastic.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was fine, but ridiculously expensive. Good place to dine if you like bragging about how much money you spent...

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We’ve gone to the Cork for many years, used to live across the street! Great food, wonderful wine list. Our server Jesse was wonderful. Baseball cut sirloin was excellent, grilled salmon special outstanding. Highly recommended.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were freezing at our table sat right beneath the cool air blower and next to thermostat. So we Told the hostess, or whomever she was, middle aged shortish dishwater blond hair......she really couldn’t have cared less. She should have pretended to care at least. We all felt very dismissed. That’s ok we eat out often we have lots of other great choices.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I had lived in Boulder many years ago and recall TheCork as a great 'special' place with excellent food.
Visiting family and celebrating our get together , this was to be the perfect place.
The bread was good. I had the rib eye steak special and the quality of the meat was inferior--one would believe for the cost of the meal that it would be Prime, the potatoes tasteless and cold ( they did bring a hotter side when requested) and the chocolate mousse dessert did not have the rich flavor expected from that dessert.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was great, food was great as always. Staff was VERY accommodating when we ordered "off menu" appetizers for our office party. One tiny complaint - one of our people had a birthday that we had told the staff about (and verified when we first arrived) but the birthday mud pie was never served. Maybe we had to leave before they had a chance?

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food and service! My favorite restaurant in Boulder.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is a classic restaurant. The menu, preparation and service will exceed your expectations whether you are taking out Queen Elizabeth or your brother-in-law.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious food, generous portions, carnivores' delight.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Fun, Great Beer
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Boulder Cork has been there forever! However it doesn't disappoint. The food is always good and it is a nice quiet spot so you can hear each other. Great lunch spot for friends or business clients.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service staff was very attentive and our waiter recommended a sandwich which wasn't on the menu but proved to be very tasty. Our birthday gift of a free dessert was wonderful!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food is interesting, but it is plated in a slapdash manner, which detracts from its appeal. I had better crab cakes in Oregon; yours are mushy. Nice wines.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had dinner here after a movie. Normally we think of the Cork for a full dinner, but the 4 of uswere just not that hungry, and our table had 2 burgers, which were very good. One of us had the prime rib sandwich (half) which was good, but the gluten free bun was not toasted, which detracted from the meal. Note to Cork, GF bread is really not good unless toasted quite a bit! Crab cakes were delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service and well prepared tasty food. "Go to" place if one has a yen for prime rib.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

There are much better places in boulder to eat. It was comparable to a meal at Outback - nothing special but better than cooking and cleaning up the kitchen at home.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Thanksgiving menu this year was awesome! I had the polenta and my wife had the beaf. Our waiter was very attentive given how busy the restaurant was. Thank goodness we had a reservation or we would not have been able to get a table. I was very pleased with the experience this year.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our first time at the Cork after living here for over 20 years. Unfortunately, we picked Thanksgiving Day. They were really not prepared for the business even though my wife and I and everyone else stacked up waiting had a reservation. We waited for about 40 minutes for a table and the wait was chaotic with a lot of frustrated patrons. Eventually, we got seated and after that, the experience was better. The wait staff seemed surprisingly unflustered and our waiter was quite friendly. The food was good but I wouldn't say great. We may try it again on a non-holiday day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Cork Thanksgiving Day dinner is a tradition for us. The various menus items were just the ticket.
All our dishes were prepared just to order.
The server was very attentive and knowledgeable
This made for a great dinning experience for the holiday.
We always look forward to visiting the Cork for Thanksgiving

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very disappointed in Thanksgiving Dinner...horrible.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and it couldn't have been better. The plate of turkey and sides was huge and delicious. I took some home so I would have room for dessert. Pumpkin pie - yum. It's going to become a yearly tradition. Why go thru all of the work to make that dinner when I can relax and be treated as a guest.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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