Bramble & Hare

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Gastro Pub
Bramble & Hare, the original Farmhouse Kitchen and Pub, opened its doors in July 2012. Founded by Chef Eric Skokan and his wife, Jill, as the sister restaurant to their Black Cat Farm~Table~Bistro.

Bramble & Hare has a lively, warm atmosphere in its intimate dining room. It is located in the heart of Boulder, CO, just off the historic Pearl Street Mall.

Hand-crafted, seasonal cocktails featuring artisanal spirits and local ingredients show the talent of our professional mixologists who make our bar spring to life.

The variety of produce and meats grown on their 500 acre certified Organic farm allows Chef Skokan a limitless palette of flavors, colors, and textures from which to build his award-winning cuisine. The Black Cat/Bramble & Hare team also forages wild produce (like mushrooms, juniper and wild plums) that root the restaurants' cuisine in the flavors unique to the Front Range region.


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matthewm
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! The linguini appetizer was incredible and the bar tender's choice drink was perfect. I will be visiting over and over.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of Boulder's best kept secrets.

BH
BringinHomeTheBacon
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was good quality and great service just not my type of menu. The food was ok and pricey but high quality and farm to table. They're trying too hard.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

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John
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and interesting food and drink and attentive, friendly service in a warm, pub-like atmosphere. I made the rez but didn’t pick up the tab :) so I don’t know about the value ....

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vipRobbieVitrano
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric and Jill's true, deep, farm-to-table ethos permeates every ounce of the experience. You taste the commitment to stewarding a noble, thoughtful legacy of local regenerative agricultural practice. B&H is the most comfortable, welcoming, intimate, joyful and delicious dining experience in Boulder. It is my wife and my refuge. Always a place to restore, body and soul.

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TonyS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I highly recommend. There is good value for the food quality. The kitchen does a very nice job. Limited menu helps keep food quality high which I appreciate. The menu rotates so there is always something new. Farm to table keeps the flavor rich. Thank you for a nice evening and great food! Ts & Bw

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PeggyPi
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most unusual appetizer featured foie gras bread pudding. With a name like that, I had to try it. Actually the foie gras must have been liquified and blended into the pudding - I could "almost" taste it. It was served with an excellent apple compote; intriguing concept! Also had the chicken pot pie - slightly oversalted but with abundant chicken and peas. Atmosphere is perfect for date night. Quiet enough so that we could easily converse.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great Valentine's day meal. Service was top notch and the food was beautifully presented and delicious. Even on a busy night, it felt like we were the only ones there.

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vipProducto
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's Day fixed menu: Normally not impressed with fixed menu set-ups but this one was fantastic. We had the wine pairing and it matched perfectly. Griffin was an excellent wine steward for the evening. The food was great and we left completely full and content. Well done.

KM
KeithM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to write this. Probably the best restaurant in Boulder.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Possibly the best dinner I have ever had. And I used to live in San Francisco.

CJ
CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Treated my fiancé to a Valentine's Day dinner at Bramble. She ordered steak medium well done but they brought it out medium rare. When we pointed out their mistake, they owned up to it, recooked her steak and comped her meal. Their commitment to their guests' satisfaction is outstanding.

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Jean
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My partner's meal was exquisitely delicious (Cattle Merguez), but mine (Mulefoot pork) was not delectable. There was so much fat and I didn't think it was cooked enough. However, perhaps my uneducated palate was to blame. We loved sitting by the window and gazing out at the Pearl St. Mall.

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MarcL
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful meal. The food was inventive and wonderfully delicious. Even better the sevice was superb. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and left us feeling appreciated for coming and our wanting to come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, delicious! Daniel and Mike are wonderful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A bit disappointed compared to previous visits. Seems inconsistent.

MR
MRB1
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok, I hardly ever write a negative review and this certainly isn't meant to be one. We went on 1/23/20. Started out really well with some excellent cocktails. We ordered up the Food Gras donuts and the Indian Hot Pocket to start. Come on man, the only way to get even the slightest hint of foie gra was to scoop the miniscule amount of filling from the donut and taste it by itself. Moving on the the hot Pocket, it's just ok. Fairly bland to be truthful. Moved on to the best salad. Excellent. Was very good and we both enjoyed it. We ended up sharing the Mule foot Pork. Seriously guys? That was akin to pork jerky. Was absolutely overcooked and way too hard to enjoy. The bed of prosciutto polenta was delicious (sorry, more like grits than polenta though) and we both thought the apple kimchi was out of place and way too spicy for the dish it was representing. We finished with the Salted Caramel Bread Pudding and it was excellent. Also, we asked for wine pairings for the pork dish and were not disappointed. Will I be back? Of course. Not gonna have that Mule foot Pork though. 🙄

RP
RuthieP
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Friendly service. We sat at the long table down the hall--it was a little chilly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Quality food was really average. Portions were large but not tasty. The service was excellent. Value for the money was also average given the quality of the food.

HW
vipHunterW
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

We are regular customers of Bramble & hare and are usually very pleased. However the New Year's eve dinner was disappointing. The first 2 of the course witht he pairings were great and the dessert/paring was great. However the actual dinner portion was bland & not very hot- warm at best. The beef entree was cold upon arrival and didn't have much taste where the trout dish seemed like it was prepared as part of a buffet or would be something served at ta fundraiser. Neither disher were near par with our previous experiences. For the price point we could have gone to a casual service national chain and had a similar (3rd course) dinner at a fraction of the cost. Sorry to report thiis experience, but felt like we paid a toion of money for a less thab average main course. Not sure if I would recommend right now.

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3dbs
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bramble and Hare is the best. We go frequently, and I decided to celebrate my birthday there. They took such good care of me, made my evening feel special, and the food is delicious and nutritious. I have some food allergies and they always have great options and make me feel safe and well fed despite substitutions. Our waiter was superb, I wish I knew his name because we all commented how wonderful he was. We will of course be back!

SF
vipSavvyFairre
New England
71 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Locally sourced and obviously made in-house. Very attentive staff, great wines. Only disappointment was the dessert - I had the “White Russian Bread Pudding” and it just wasn’t very good - dry and rather tasteless. But the potato and Gouda cheese soup was outstanding, as was the pork and polenta. I will definitely return.

DB
DouglasB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coziest, best restaurant/bar in Colorado. The chef owns a 425 acre farm, and grows/raises nearly all of the food served at Bramble. The bar team is extraordinary. Farm-to-glass cocktails are a revelation. The service is warm, smart and professional. The food is exquisite. This is a standard for savvy locals - THE place for a convivial night with interesting-awesome drinks and food.

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vipgroundzerogourmet
Denver
93 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The cocktails were awesome--and reading the list of all the choices was a delight in itself. It was hard to choose, they all sounded so good and unique. We loved the "I Thought You'd Be Taller" mezcal creation. Then there was the food: oh well. Almost tasteles potato-pumpkin soup, overly salty and fatty lamb ragu, and a hunk of lasagna that was less than fresh and appeared to have been burned in the reheating. Not nearly the quality we've had there before, and *far* below the quality (and prices, of course) of its sister next door, the Black Cat. The ambiance of B&H is very warm and inviting, the cocktails delicious, and the food disappointing.

JS
JimS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful little farm to table spot, with tasty small plates and excellent service. Perfect date night ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Enjoyed the service and cocktails but the food was marginal. Flourless chocolate tart was on the menu but they offered pumpkin pie instead. It seemed like it was way left over from Thanksgiving. Crust on that plus the apple tart was tough. Dinner was OK as far as the entrées went. I’ve had better meals in the past at Bramble and hare.

JM
JoelleM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting from California so I had no expectations as I was not familiar with this restaurant. This was absolutely one of the best meals I've ever had, hands down. I had Thanksgiving dinner there and I can't remember when I've eaten so much., It was like home. I loved it so I visited their sister restaurant Black Cat much a couple of days later and was again blown away! The food was fresh, flavorful and prepared perfectly.

GF
GregF
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my wife and I, Bramble & Hare sits in the top two restaurants in Boulder, joined by Jax Fish House. B&H is an original, growing much of what it serves. And what it serves is always good, and often extraordinary. It reminds us of a cozy English pub, with warmth that extends to the waiters and staff.

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BoulderDiner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We enjoy the fixed menu. Every visit has been wonderful.

SS
SS251
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and creative cocktails. The service was great.

KH
KrisH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The farm to table food is delicious. My partner and I ordered the 3-course meals for $38, which included an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Everything was prepared wonderfully and tasted delicious. I ordered the vodka drink with the beet syrup and OMG! It was so delicious! The ambiance is fun. Bramble and Hare is rather small so it did not get too loud or over crowded. The waitstaff was extremely friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Knowledgeable and attentive servers. Great bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time for ever reason. Special call out to next level care to where food comes from, fantastic service, and custom cocktails from a bartender that is an artist. Love.

JA
vipJohnA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive.

JH
JessicaH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately I can not recommend the Bramble and Hare. I find it interesting that a high noise level is considered "energetic" I find it annoying. I don't care about how the loud mouth at the next table job was that day. I'm not interesting with sharing with the half dozen strangers around me how my day went either but must because my table partner, 2 feet away, can't hear me. But on to the food; I ordered the Trout which turned out to be salmon sitting pale and lonely under some shavings of celery and rhubarb (actually the most flavorful thing on the plate), surrounded by tasteless if slightly bitter butternut bechamel, on top of a mound of farro whose flavor overpowered the poor salmon. My partner ordered the Brisket, which was fine, but the sauce added nothing and he thought the sweet potatoes were out of place. We opted for the "farm dinner"so also received an appetizer, the roasted beet plate needed several larger offers of chevre to make it more interesting, but the field green salad with slices of fresh fruit was bright, flavorful and the best part of the meal. The dessert selection included your typical chocolate cake offering, a coconut cream pie? (don't recall exact item) and another old stand by - apple pie in a jar. Nothing appealed to me but my partner ordered the apple pie in a jar and was, as I expected, so sweet it was enough to curl your toes and make your teeth hurt. After consuming just a salad and piece of salmon we decided a stop at Taco Bell was a good way to end the evening.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious... Especially the vegan chocolate cake

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Sp2425
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

My veggie dish, with beans and garbanzos, as well as a starter potato dish were both seriously undercooked. The sauce was heavy. The potato leek soup was gummy.

RL
vipRexLucis
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Unfortunately, the only thing I found to be good here is the bar service. They do prepare wonderful custom cocktails. However, the food leaves a lot to be desired. I basically received a plate of overcooked slop. And it's overpriced for what it is. Also, cramped and needs to be reimagined. Seating was uncomfortable.

FAQs

Bramble & Hare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 444-9110.

Bramble & Hare is rated 4.5 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.