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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (26)
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Notable Wine List (21)
Business Meals (21)
Casual (19)
Cozy (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Happy Hour (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Healthy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great and authentic but the waiter was superb. We haven't had such a great customer service in a long time. Thank you!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Too expensive for the food presented. Could have found equivalent meal for cheaper price elsewhere. Food was good though.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely the best restaurant in Boulder and surrounding communities for great food, especially their steaks and prime rib. Not as pricey as some but worth the effort to drive to Boulder.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The Boulder Cork has been a mainstay dining experience for a long time. The food is always first class + the atmosphere can be quiet or lively depending on your seating.
The food is excellent, but the wait staff are the stars. Whenever we can we try to have Kym as our waiter. She is personable, knowledgeable about the food, and overall an outstanding server. All in all, The Cork is a great place to go for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

An excellent choice to celebrate a birthday dinner. Our waiter couldn't have been more helpful and the food was plentiful and delicious. Chose a wine to accompany our meal and the Sommelier came back with an even better choice more only a few dollars more and it was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ordered the cork famous steak medium-it came out rare I'm center. Took a while to flag down waiter & sent it back to cook more. By the time it got back, my wife had finished eating. It was still med rare in center. A lot to pay for a poor frustrating meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The Cork has always been our special place to celebrate special occasions.
We enjoy getting in on happy hour in the bar - good drink specials and great food!
Best place in Boulder by far! It has been around for a long time and is still a fantastic restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Outstanding food and service. We were made to feel welcome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have eaten here 5-6 times and the food, especially steaks, is consistently great. The artichoke appetizer is not to be missed!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I had dinner with two lovely friends at Cork on Friday and was very pleasantly surprised. We ordered an array of appetizers and entree and everyone was raving about their dishes and sharing bites back and forth. The wine was particularly well received. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Overall it was a wonderful dinner, and I will definitely be returning to Cork!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our experience at Cork was good overall! I ordered the filet and it was very tender, moist, and flavorful. The rest of my family ordered a variety of sandwiches which they all thought were good, not exceptional, but very good nonetheless. Atmosphere is very nice, food took a little bit to come out, but nothing to complain about. Atmosphere was nice and noise level is what you can expect at any restaurant, service was nice as well, again as you would expect of any nice restaurant. Good food overall and would definitely come here again if I'm looking for somewhat more upscale dinin.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food but slow service and so so environment. I would love to see a remodel and quieter table options for 5-6 people. Waiter was nice but service was only fair-.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The service was outstanding, food was delicious, but a little too expensive to be more than a very special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service this time was via an unpromising trainee. Pr rib is ala carte and low value. Desserts we're bland and off as if stored too long. Previous visits were better. Hope it was an aberration only.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The Cork is always dependably tasty and enjoyable. Great service and good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a very pleasant experience. Been dining at The Cork 20 years! Keep it up!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Restaurant has good food, good service and everyone is very accommodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We've been to this restaurant multiple times. The food and service have always been exceptional, but this time the service was lacking.

One of our side dishes never came out even after we asked for it. Drinks were not refreshed in a timely manner and we barely saw the waiter. He was more than attentive to other tables.

Hopefully the service improve next time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful service. Our meal was excellent. Just what we were looking for!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food and cocktails were excellent, and the ambiance made a special occasion very comfortable. Our waitress was very friendly, but did make a few errors. Most bothersome was knowingly presenting a different wine vintage than that given on the wine list. This would not prevent a return visit, though.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Pre wedding dinner with parents

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

A great experience, all the way from the front door to our exit. Entree paring could have been better but did work overall. Great waiter, felt like family!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Such a wonderful place--great food, amazing service!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We visited our daughter at school and wanted a nice meal for everyone. Well, it was more than nice...everyone enjoyed the ambiance and delicious food. Some got steak, some soup and salad and some got seafood. All guests raved about their meals!!! Thank you Cork!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

once again I had the sake salmon lunch and it was delicious, all out friends said the same the food is wonderful

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We were in town on business, and chose Boulder Cork based on the reviews here on OpenTable. The service and the ambience were both exceptional. However, we ordered the Salmon dinner special and we're not impressed. The salmon was dry and in my opinion overcooked. If I am ever in those parts again, I think I would go for the steak!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Cork is consistently good! A traditional menu with little excitement but consistently good food and service. If you want a good grass fed burger, you can't really go wrong here... Also, there is a pretty active happy hour if you are looking for a pre-dinner fun.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My Steak Oscar was delicious and incredibly tender. The service was appropriately attentive, knowledgeable, and very friendly. The food had such visual appeal, my husband changed his order upon seeing the prime rib served to the next table, and wasn't disappointed with his meal. The side of roasted vegetables was generous! The only negative is the level of noise from all the conversations in the room we were in, (the one next to the outdoor seating) - it was EXTREMELY LOUD. I really believe some noise abatement would enhance the ambiance.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Been loViN' The Cork for yEaRs!!!!! Will be back again & again.....ThAnKs!!!!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Live this venue. It's great for all occasions. It can be casual or formal. I always enjoy the food. It's more upscale than other places.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Visiting Boulder and meeting family from Denver. Chose this restaurant because of reviews and their menu. We were very pleased with our choice! We had the trout and beef. Everyone was happy with their meals

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The trout was fantastic. The only contradiction is the name of the restaurant and the wines available for enjoying dinner. The twist top reasonable selection does not match the overall quality of the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Good:
- Steak & Peppercorn gravy was really yummy.
- Their red pepper cornbread (I dunno how else to describe it) is always really sweet and savory.
- Lighting was good.
- Chocolate salted caramel gelato was fantastic.

The not so good:
- Muscles appetizer tasted a little like burnt plastic =( I've had muscles before and I know they've got a unique flavor, but burnt plastic isn't it.
- It was too loud for good conversation. Boyfriend and I were sitting at the corner of a square table with faces about 16 inches from one another and still had a difficult time at points hearing one another clearly.
- The wine was not that great for $65, and I guess that's my bad... It wasn't BAD, it just didn't tend to my palate in the way I was hoping.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The Ribeye steak special was very good. The service was a little thin, so it took a while to keep things moving.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food. Fresh fish. Tasty steaks. Great sides. Great indoor atmosphere. Great service.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous food and great service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was a special lunch to celebrate the birthdays of 2 of the 4 of us.
Two of us had the fresh trout. It was delicious, and was seasoned and cooked and presented perfectly.
It was delicious. Another diner had the Ahi, and loved every bite. Another had the fish tacos and said that it was the best she has had.
All in all, a lovely experience!
Thanks to Donna, the manager, and our delightful waitress, Gange. Although she is new to the restaurant, she was very knowledgeable about the menu, and served us with grace and confidence. The perfect balance of friendly and professional.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Everything was wonderful - best prime rib I have had in ages. The ala Carte was difficult and my husband's salmon for $35 was kind of skimpy. However, everything tasted great and the wine list (and beer list) was terrific.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at the Cork, and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Excellent food, kind waitstaff, and an anniversary photo to take home (not to mention a free desert). Great experience.

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