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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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
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Notable Wine List (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Romantic (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Casual (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Healthy (7)
Fun (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Some of our family have been enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at the Cork for three years now and love it there. We will continue this tradition.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

very expensive - small portions - food hit or miss
Thanksgiving 2017 We invited several out of town guests to dine with us. Prime rib was good, scallop order came with only 3 scallops at $36. The turkey smelled good but was mashed all on one "pile" and the baked salmon was more like jerky for about $30. How hard it is to make a 2" x 6" piece of salmon. I cannot believe you get a 2" wide sliver of dried out fish for that much money. I am wondering why the chef would let that salmon out the kitchen door. Bummer. Three of us commented that we were still hungry (small portions). We will be checking out a different spot next time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had a great Thanksgiving meal with my Aunt, food and service was top rate.

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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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vip
 (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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