Best American Restaurants in Boulder Area

Flagstaff HouseFlagstaff House
(3335)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
ArcanaArcana
(438)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Blackbelly MarketBlackbelly Market
(776)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
RiffsRiffs
(1134)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Boulder CorkBoulder Cork
(1728)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
SALT - BoulderSALT - Boulder
(1489)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Greenbriar Inn, TheGreenbriar Inn, The
(2146)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
740 Front740 Front
(365)
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American | Louisville, Boulder Area
Shine Restaurant & Potion BarShine Restaurant & Potion Bar
(177)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Hotel Boulderado Special EventsHotel Boulderado Special Events
(128)
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area
Ski Tip LodgeSki Tip Lodge
(763)
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American | Keystone, Mountains
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb RanchRanch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch
(408)
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American | Tabernash / Granby, Mountains
Splendido at the Chateau - Beaver CreekSplendido at the Chateau - Beaver Creek
(244)
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American | Beaver Creek, Mountains
The Welsh RabbitThe Welsh Rabbit
(80)
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American | Fort Collins, Fort Collins
Root DownRoot Down
(5861)
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American | Highlands, Denver
the plimoththe plimoth
(1144)
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American | Central, Denver
The Way BackThe Way Back
(169)
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American | Highlands, Denver
Hearthstone RestaurantHearthstone Restaurant
(1954)
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American | Breckenridge, Mountains
Pinon's RestaurantPinon's Restaurant
(363)
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American | Aspen, Mountains
Williams & GrahamWilliams & Graham
(54)
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American | Highlands, Denver
Kevin Taylor's At The Opera HouseKevin Taylor's At The Opera House
(986)
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Keystone Ranch RestaurantKeystone Ranch Restaurant
(449)
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American | Keystone, Mountains

Best Italian Restaurants in Boulder Area

Via PerlaVia Perla
(401)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Via ToscanaVia Toscana
(723)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Treppeda'sTreppeda's
(133)
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Italian | Niwot, Boulder Area
Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella BarBacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar
(198)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Gondolier Italian EateryGondolier Italian Eatery
(246)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Sforno TrattoriaSforno Trattoria
(247)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Caprese TrattoriaCaprese Trattoria
(224)
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area
Gondolier Italian Eatery-LongmontGondolier Italian Eatery-Longmont
(118)
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Italian | Longmont, Boulder Area
Barolo GrillBarolo Grill
(2653)
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
VistaVino Modern GrillVistaVino Modern Grill
(552)
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Italian | Castle Rock, Denver Suburbs
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
(2061)
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Colore Italian Restaurant & PizzeriaColore Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
(208)
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Italian | Englewood, Denver Suburbs
SpuntinoSpuntino
(494)
$$$$
Italian | Highlands, Denver
AllegriaAllegria
(162)
$$$$
Italian | Carbondale, Mountains
Piatti - DenverPiatti - Denver
(2085)
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Zino RistoranteZino Ristorante
(786)
$$$$
Italian | Edwards, Mountains
CUCINA Colore of Cherry CreekCUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek
(1344)
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Gabriel's RestaurantGabriel's Restaurant
(3116)
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Italian | Castle Rock, Denver Suburbs
Il PostoIl Posto
(422)
$$$$
Italian | River North (Denver), Denver
Four PointsFour Points
(103)
$$$$
Italian | Steamboat Springs, Mountains
Farro Italian RestaurantFarro Italian Restaurant
(1264)
$$$$
Italian | Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree, Denver Suburbs

Popular restaurants in Denver

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Denver

Izakaya Den
(668)
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Japanese | Wash Park
El Five
(1137)
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Mediterranean | Highlands
Sushi Den
(41)
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Japanese | Wash Park
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Sushi DenSushi Den
115
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Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
El FiveEl Five
916
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
RiojaRioja
7306
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
The PopulistThe Populist
184
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Barolo GrillBarolo Grill
2653
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Palace Arms at the Brown PalacePalace Arms at the Brown Palace
947
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
NocturneNocturne
654
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver
Guard & GraceGuard & Grace
1365
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Limelight Supper Club & LoungeLimelight Supper Club & Lounge
2175
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American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Chubby Cattle - DenverChubby Cattle - Denver
8
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Chinese | Baker, Denver

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Denver

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Root DownRoot Down
5861
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American | Highlands, Denver
Bar DoughBar Dough
692
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1523
$$$$
Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1171
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
ChoLon Modern AsianChoLon Modern Asian
3206
$$$$
Asian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
True Food Kitchen - Cherry CreekTrue Food Kitchen - Cherry Creek
1030
$$$$
American | Cherry Creek, Denver
RiojaRioja
7306
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
916
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Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
LingerLinger
4604
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International | Highlands, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4417
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Quality Italian- DenverQuality Italian- Denver
733
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Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Il PostoIl Posto
422
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Italian | River North (Denver), Denver
CopertaCoperta
714
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Italian | Uptown, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5259
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French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
251
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Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Citizen RailCitizen Rail
396
$$$$
American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2817
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2061
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Avelina - DenverAvelina - Denver
851
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Contemporary American | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
747
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Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Denver's

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
Bar DoughBar Dough
692
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Italian | Highlands, Denver
Old MajorOld Major
1171
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Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
Urban FarmerUrban Farmer
344
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Steakhouse | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
El FiveEl Five
916
$$$$
Mediterranean | Highlands, Denver
Izakaya DenIzakaya Den
1523
$$$$
Japanese | Wash Park, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5259
$$$$
French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Blue Island Oyster Bar & SeafoodBlue Island Oyster Bar & Seafood
680
$$$$
Seafood | Cherry Creek, Denver
La LomaLa Loma
838
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Señor BearSeñor Bear
251
$$$$
Latin American | Highlands, Denver
Tupelo Honey - DenverTupelo Honey - Denver
747
$$$$
Southern | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Mehak India's AromaMehak India's Aroma
137
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Indian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Bang Up To The Elephant!Bang Up To The Elephant!
99
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Global, International | Central, Denver
Aloy Modern ThaiAloy Modern Thai
78
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Thai | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
UltreiaUltreia
3
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Spanish | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Fortune Wok to TableFortune Wok to Table
28
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Chinese | Cherry Creek, Denver

Denver's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
RiojaRioja
7306
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Osteria MarcoOsteria Marco
4417
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Bistro VendomeBistro Vendome
5259
$$$$
French | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
Duo RestaurantDuo Restaurant
2817
$$$$
Contemporary American | Highlands, Denver
North Italia – DenverNorth Italia – Denver
2061
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
Table 6Table 6
1826
$$$$
American | Cherry Creek, Denver
Tamayo RestaurantTamayo Restaurant
2927
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
VestaVesta
4363
$$$$
Global, International | Downtown / LoDo, Denver
CUCINA Colore of Cherry CreekCUCINA Colore of Cherry Creek
1344
$$$$
Italian | Cherry Creek, Denver
PanzanoPanzano
4747
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Treat your taste buds: Explore Boulder Area restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Boulder Area

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Squared Pizza + BeerSquared Pizza + Beer
8 reviews
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Pizzeria | Boulder, Boulder Area

Good deep dish pizza and great happy hour specials. I hope this place can make it! More

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RiojaRioja
7306 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / LoDo, Denver

Wonderful food, perfectly timed, gracious server. More

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The PreserveryThe Preservery
217 reviews
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Contemporary American | River North (Denver), Denver

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and a really varied selection of menu items. Loved the homemade sourdough! More

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Kachina Southwestern GrillKachina Southwestern Grill
847 reviews
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Southwest | Westminster, Denver Suburbs

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The unique southwestern cuisine is amazing. We love the beignets and the chorizo benedicti is to die for. More

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Cranelli's Italian RestaurantCranelli's Italian Restaurant
809 reviews
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Italian | Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree, Denver Suburbs

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Wonderful atmosphere. Extremely exceptional food! The staff is very attentive and the meal was one that I would go back for again and again. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Boulder Area's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Flagstaff House1. Flagstaff House
3335 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Had a great time with great company. Views were spectacular and the atmosphere wonderful. More

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Sugarbeet2. Sugarbeet
1419 reviews
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Contemporary American | Longmont, Boulder Area

Our server was excellent, and the food and ambiance were wonderful. They also have a ver nice, and mostly reasonable, wine list. More

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Black Cat3. Black Cat
2258 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

We had a party of 6 adults for a special occasion and the server was very attentive, friendly and knowledgable. We chose the premium wine pairing and the sommelier was fantastic and interesting! What a wonderful treat. Our party included 2 younger people who were treated with respect and offered appropriate kid foods. Overall one of our favorite restaurants. More

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Bramble & Hare4. Bramble & Hare
383 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

Always love the food and staff More

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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder5. Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder
1209 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

We enjoyed everything about our dining experience. Excellent service, good advice about oysters,etc. Loved it all! More

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New to OpenTable

Boulder Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
El MercadoEl Mercado
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Mexican | Longmont, Boulder Area

Welcome to El Mercado! A new mexicano restaurant located in the Prospect New Town neighborhood of Longmont, Colorado. Enjoy your favorite street Tacos, appetizers, salads, soups and authentic entrees and desserts... full beer, tequila and martini bar and a comprehensive wine list to pair with your mexicano dinners... More

Stone Table DinnersStone Table Dinners
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Indian | Lyons, Boulder Area

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Stone Table Dinners is a collective of chefs and lovers of food. We live and work on the Front Range of Colorado and have deep roots and affection for Lyons. Stone Table Dinners allow independent chefs to combine our passions, talents, taste, and love of feeding people into a unique experience for all. From traditional, and not-so-traditional tasting menus to family style spaghetti and meatballs to South Asian specialties, our dinners will please any palate. Hosted at The Stone Cup, Lyons' Front Porch, in their cozy and elegant new event space.More

The Post Brewing-BoulderThe Post Brewing-Boulder
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

The Post Brewing Company brews beers that are gosh darn delicious, memorable, and something you will want to put in your mouth repeatedly. Our beers have been purposefully designed to pair perfectly with your meal. Our kitchen, run by Chef Brett Smith, serves you delicious comfort food cooked with the love of your grandma and the skill of passionately trained chefs that is meant to be shared like a family supper. Featured by Guy Fieri on Food Network’s Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, our bird is better than the rest—humanely raised, all natural chickens are brined for hours, dipped in buttermilk, seasoned with gluten-free flour, and then fried to crispy golden perfection, just like your grammy used to make.More

Discover Boulder Area

Just one hour north of Denver lies the mountain town of Boulder where you can enjoy a range of cuisines and farm-to-table fresh meals. The freshness of the food comes from its close proximity to area farms. Besides the famous Rocky Mountain oysters or huevos de toros, Boulder has no shortage of local craft breweries and farmers' markets. Personal and planetary health are a widely held value in Boulder, and those are reflected in its dining. Naturally raised meats, local grains and organic produce are featured on many menus. Be part of the Boulder healthy living culture as you treat yourself to vegetable dumplings or a bacon blue cheeseburger with grass-fed beef or a veggie option, and then work it out with a hike up a steep canyon mountain trail.