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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (44)
Business Meals (38)
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Notable Wine List (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Romantic (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Cozy (28)
Happy Hour (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Casual (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (9)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing! Just like always. Definitely will be back!!

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·Dined 2 days ago

The steak and trout were delicious. The chefs presentation was very well done. highly recommend the desserts too!

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined 2 days ago

Valentine’s Day date. Reservations were easy to make even on a busy Friday night. Food was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

lucky enough to snag a reservation on V-Day and the place was the perfect atmosphere for the occasion. A little $$ but worth it as it would be for special occasions

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner was well spent at the Boulder Cork. The food was great. We ordered from the special Valentines menu , our server was fun, the head chef came to the table to check with us.....great night out.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Disappointing food, overpriced. Even the mashed potatoes were bad - and that's hard to do!

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Very pleasant Valentine's Day dinner with good food and great service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been eating at the Cork/Cork and Cleaver for many years. The food and service is always great. This Valentines day dinner was certainly no exception. The Norwegian halibut was outstanding!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food attentive service.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite "upscale" restaurants. Very good food, service and reasonably quiet so you can have relaxed conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Always solid and always great food! Our go-to dinning establishment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The Cork is our favorite and the food and service is always great.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very slow. It took 2.5 hoursFor 2 of us to be serviced. Once I received the bill I was surprised how expensive it was

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our group of friends had a delightful time, again, at the Cork. As with our previous visits, the overall experience was excellent from food to drinks to service to an environment that is very comfortable for dining and conversation.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

There was a hiccup with one of the meal orders, but the mistake was graciously corrected. We love excellent customer service! Thank you.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Family from out of town
Very nice evening

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food, excellent service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Awesome waitress!!!! Great food. Never disappoints. It’s our favorite Boulder restaurant & is always consistent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Always one of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are consistently excellent.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Most delicious prime rib in town! Ambiance was nice, service was good and food was delicious!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 12, 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 12, 2018

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 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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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 10, 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 7, 2018

Excellent food and great service every time for 20 years

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 28, 2017

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

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