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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.
Boulder, CO 80301
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
We have had many Valentine's Day dinners out in the Boulder area over the years. Something always seems compromised because of the crowds, whether it be sardine packed tables, bad food, or slow service. The Cork, however, did not compromise anything last night. We are regulars there, and everything was as it would have been on a normal night. Great service, food, and ambiance, as always. Definitely a Boulder gem.
Truly disappointing for a "fine" restaurant. Beside the small portions they offer for the high price of the dish I ordered, apparently they could not make from scratch the side of vegetables the dish came with (to avoid one of the ingredients) because it is already prepared.
We came out for date night with another couple for my birthday and were not disappointed! We were seated in a smaller room back by a fireplace and wine cellar that was great ambiance for good conversation.
Our server highly recommended the prime rib which was amazing. Other steaks, sides and appetizers were great as well but the prime rib was top notch!
The Boulder Cork has been a great consistent place to dine for many years. Service is quite good and the food is always tasty. The physical environment is especially pleasing with rotating art and a southwest vibe. It has been one of our favorites since moving here 20 years ago.
Disappointing tonight. I enjoy the ambiance here, it feels a little like an old fashioned steak house, and I was looking forward to this night out. My husband enjoyed the scallops and a dressed baked potato. I was sorely disappointed with the night's special, a cornmeal encrusted halibut that was overcooked, and tasted dry and flavorless. And kinda pricey at $40. Accompanying veggies--carrots and broccoli-- were bland and unforgettable.
Haven't eaten here in a few years and thinking it improved, we tried it again for my wife's birthday this past weekend. Our server apparently had too many tables assigned to him and wasn't really around. We had to ask for him several times. He was very polite just way too busy. My wife ordered a well done steak and it came out pretty chard. Very expensive piece of hard steak... I have been coming here with my family for over 40 years for special occasions. It was disappointing that it wasn't special anymore. Hopefully this post is heard as trying to get this restaurant back to the caliber of what it once was and not taken as someone just trying snipe using the web.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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