Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern

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Steakhouse
Visiting the Boulder Chophouse is like taking a step back in time to the casual elegance of the 1940's. Located in the heart of downtown Boulder, this classic steakhouse with ever-changing local and organic ingredients offers a comfortable atmosphere, an extensive wine list & your favorite martinis. Join us on our patio, in our tavern, for daily Happy Hour or any night for dinner.
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FE
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting a grandchild at UC we wanted to feed him a high quality steak. Chophouse more than filled the bill.service was professional with just one slip - we specified that we wanted onion rings (from the app menu) served as a side with our entrees, but they came out first. Then a fairly long wait for our entrees so the pacing was way off. That said, best onion rings ever. Steaks were great - esp the wagyu strip on special. Nice wine list at reasonable prices.

T
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. It was our last night in Boulder before heading home after CC family weekend. Everything was delicious. Will definitely be back.

JS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very solid steak house. When we come to Boulder to visit our son at CU, he always wants a steak and a good meal so we come to the Boulder Chop House. Try it, you will like it; if you like steak of course.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overwhelmed and average on a family weekend for CU.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Steak was cold. Sent it back. Next steak was ok but expected it too be hot since this is a steakhouse.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Steak was dry and gritty

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous food, service

BB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding dinner at the Boulder Chophouse!!

TM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Price was high but steaks were unbelievable. Would recommend, have recommended.

C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst service in the world. Their wine list was a joke and they didn’t even have in stock most the reds listed. They rushed us from the start and brought the appetizers and main course seconds apart. The lamb was super fatty too. Then they tried to take our plates as we were eating. Don’t ever go to this horrible restaurant.

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, the staff and servers were most attentive! Our appetizers were delicious and fun! Our meals were delivered right on time! We all enjoyed everything we ordered! Most everyone had to ask for to-go boxes! Thankfully the weather was beautiful and we really enjoyed being out on the patio! I brought a special cake with me to celebrate my son's birthday. The staff were most accommodating in helping me to cut, serve and even wrap up the left over cake to take with us! Our birthday celebration was outstanding!
Thank you so much and we will be back often! Thanks for such a great night and God bless you all!

m
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Even with a reservation, be prepared to wait - a lot - for attention from your server. Granted, they are a busy restaurant, but they should be prepared to handle the volumes given how long they've been in business. When we arrived on time for our reservation, we were told that we would have to wait behind other non-reservation diners to be seated. So that is the first no-no. If someone has a confirmed reservation, you seat them before someone who has walked in and waited for a table. Then, our server was clearly overwhelmed as she couldn't remember to bring one of the three diners at our table a simple Coke. We had to ask for this three times. And we couldn't find her for at least 10-15 minutes when we wanted to get our check. This was after clearly telling her in the beginning of the meal that we had a hard stop at a specific time. The food is excellent, I will give you that. But, the management team could use some time with their front of house staff with training.

GD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Very over priced. We waited over an hour for our food. Reason was the Happy Hour folks were demanding the kitchens attention. Will never go there again. We were a party of five. Only one side offered with a $25.00 meal.....seriously?

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Asked server and wait staff for items multiple times and order was incorrect. Food was good but if your order is incorrect on more than one item, would rather enjoy the correct order

TR
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Waitstaff service. The specials were nice and the friendliness of the staff made for a pleasant experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hatfield deserves a raise.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never got waited on after 25 minutes
Left the restaurant
Very poor service

R
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We love the Chop House but our service was not up to par this night. We had a waiter that was training another person and her guidance to this new person was abrupt and unprofessional. We felt sorry for the trainee. She was put on the spot to talk about the specials and had no prior warning. Then the waiter abruptly said "I'll do it". We will of course come back.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Complimentary champagne and dessert because it was our anniversary. Food was excellent

RE
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

I had prime rib. It was the worst piece of meat in my memory. Definitely not medium rare; full of grizzle; overly smothered in au jus

BM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch restaurant, can't wait to go back. Well done all around.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The onion rings were great and that’s about all. Very slow service. Mediocre food.

K
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed!

J
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great great food. My wife and I went for date night and had a great time. We were sat in the bar area which was louder than usual because there was a college football game the next day. The service and food were outstanding and we will go back again.

BK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so great! We had the best server, Connor - just back from a summer in Shanghai - great service, lots of fun and made sure everything was perfect.

MV
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and great hostess. She made sure we were seated away from a table of crying children without us having to ask.

d
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our service was bad. We ordered an appetizer and we waited 30 minutes for it and it was cold and soggy! It was fried calamari! Our dinners were so so. I hand the salmon and I've had better at Applebee's! We won't be returning..we were very disappointed!!

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Alway enjoy a meal at Boulder Chophouse. The prime ribeye was perfectly prepared.

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Went for our anniversary, was looking for a nice time. Was seated right away. Waited 10-15 minutes for a server to arrive. Waited 10-15 minutes for drinks. Food arrived in a reasonable time and was well prepared. We were planning to have dessert but the time taken to get the server back pretty much ruined the evening. Table behind us had a very loud woman, not the fault of the ChopHouse, but added to the negative experience. Very disappointed.

B
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service! I highly recommend this place for special occasion and business meetings.

e
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Chop House has great.prime rib and happy hour. Too bad our server forgot it was Monday at 20 percent off food.

O
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is the premium eatery in Boulder for Beef and Seafood
The service is busy and could really use some lessons in dealing with their frustration
but no one is ever rude just worn out
The food, especially the meat and seafood was great
Sales could be better presented but they are tasty and just too small

TS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We had been to the Boulder ChopHouse and Tavern in February 2019 and loved everything about it! So, we decided to make a reservation for Move In Week to celebrate with our New Buff. What a disappointment this time. We had a server, Deanna, who was not engaging at all! On our previous dinner, our server asked if we were celebrating any occasion and when he told him what we were celebrating, he mentioned it every time he came by, joking and laughing with us. So fun and warm! This time, Deanna spoke to us three times...one to tell us specials, two to take our order and three to ask if we needed anything else and dropped off the bill...Nope, that is not four times as she didn't speak to us. The buser, when we were done with our meals, asked us if we could pass down our plates to her. We were not at a table where she could not reach each person and we were not at a family style dinner. Really lacking customer care. Doubt we will be back

GP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My son said his Porterhouse was the best steak he ever had. I had the same thing and the New York side was a little tough and chewy. Flavorful but not a good texture. However, I would definitely recommend this place for a steak in Boulder.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter and food were amazing!

H
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine as usual! Thank you Boulder CHopHouse for making mine and my college daughter's last dinner together in Colorado very special!!! We will be back soon :-)

B
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The ChopHouse is one of our go-to restaurants for reliably good steak and seafood. With so many excellent restaurants in Boulder, we like this one's lack of pretentiousness and good, honest food. The dining room seemed dark this time because the blinds were drawn against the setting sun. In the past it has felt a bit more cheerful with the blinds up. On a Friday night during Happy Hour, the service was slow but attentive.

AK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good. Very expensive, though.

WP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, great food and wonderful service

DM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Tomahawk Bison Ribeye and I would recommend it to anyone. The service was top notch and everything was excellent.

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