Flagstaff House

4.8
4417 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Partners Scott Monette, Executive Chef and Food Network Chopped Champion Chris Royster and General Manager Adam Monette welcome you to the Flagstaff House Restaurant for unparalleled Colorado dining experience. Located at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the Flagstaff House offers breathtaking views, new American cuisine, a world-renowned wine list and impeccable service. Local and seasonal cuisine take the spotlight in curating our menu. Offered are a three-course or Chef's multi-course tasting menu with the three-course menu available a la carte. The Monette family has owned the Flagstaff House since 1971 and holds many prestigious awards including Colorado's longest holding Wine Spectator Grand Award, Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating and AAA Four Diamond status. Features include Men's Journal, Bon Appetite, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today, 5280, Best of Boulder, Eater and many others. We look forward to welcoming you for a special dining experience.
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  • Flagstaff House 50th Anniversary Dinner Series

    $180.00 per personPrepaid

    Jul 8 - Jul 9, 2021

    The Flagstaff House is celebrating 50 years of dining excellence. Please join us for the second in a 5-part dinner series "Dining Through the Decades." Enjoy a delectable 5 course tasting menu inspired by menu items that were favorites on our menus during the 80’s. These classic dishes will be presented with a modernized twist by Executive Chef Chris Royster. We have partnered with "Taub Family" & "Fontanafredda" to present a fantastic wine paring for your dinner. $50 from each ticket will go toward our featured charity, “Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's.” Final charge includes a 5 course tasting dinner, wine pairings, 18% tip, sales tax & a charitable donation of $50! More details and menus can be found on our website.
  • Flagstaff House 50th Anniversary Dinner Series

    $180.00 per personPrepaid

    Aug 12 - Aug 13, 2021

    The Flagstaff House is celebrating 50 years of dining excellence. Please join us for the third in a 5-part dinner series "Dining Through the Decades." Enjoy a delectable 5 course tasting menu inspired by menu items that were favorites on our menus during the 1990’s. These classic dishes will be presented with a modernized twist by Executive Chef Chris Royster. We have partnered with “Domaine Louis Jadot" to present a fantastic wine paring for your dinner. $50 from each ticket will go toward our featured charity, “There With Care.” Final charge includes a 5 course tasting dinner, wine pairings, 18% tip, sales tax & a charitable donation of $50! More details and menus can be found on our website
  • Flagstaff House 50th Anniversary Dinner Series

    $180.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 9 - Sep 10, 2021

    The Flagstaff House is celebrating 50 years of dining excellence. Please join us for the fourth in a 5-part dinner series "Dining Through the Decades." Enjoy a delectable 5 course tasting menu inspired by menu items that were favorites on our menus during the 2000’s. These classic dishes will be presented with a modernized twist by Executive Chef Chris Royster. We have partnered with “ZD Winery" to present a fantastic wine paring for your dinner. $50 from each ticket will go toward our featured charity, “Colorado Foundation for Conductive Education.” Final charge includes a 5 course tasting dinner, wine pairings, 18% tip, sales tax & a charitable donation of $50! More details and menus can be found on our website
  • Flagstaff House 50th Anniversary Dinner Series

    $180.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 6 - Oct 7, 2021

    The Flagstaff House is celebrating 50 years of dining excellence. Please join us for the last in a 5-part dinner series "Dining Through the Decades." Enjoy a delectable 5 course tasting menu inspired by menu items that were favorites on our menus during the 2010’s. These classic dishes will be presented with a modernized twist by Executive Chef Chris Royster. We have partnered with “Freemark Abbey" to present a fantastic wine paring for your dinner. $50 from each ticket will go toward our featured charity, “Community Food Share.” Final charge includes a 5 course tasting dinner, wine pairings, 18% tip, sales tax & a charitable donation of $50! More details and menus can be found on our website
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ginger
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The views and wine selection are amazing! Food is incredibly overpriced for the quality, however. Flavor is bland and dishes are unexciting.

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kimbo
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

In a word—DON’T! what a shame that such a gorgeous place has turned into a money pit for customers eager for delicious food and beautiful views. Read the other reviews too—the food is a total fright (plates that had clearly been sitting out somewhere as evidenced by the congealed and dried sauces stuck to the plates with just above room-temp cold foods/just below room temp hot foods, completely unseasoned—one small plate of gummy paste after the next, and the seafood was mealy and fishy [I spit a few un-chewable bits spit into my napkin before giving up]) the drinks were flat/tasteless, and somehow, despite there being about a dozen servers within 20 feet of each table, the service was slow and tedious. The dining room was abut 87 degrees (no joke, one diner had heat stroke while we were there) and there were fans at every table side (blowing right into your face while eating lukewarm raw fish--my family commented that their contact lenses dried out from the assault). At more than $200 per person, Flagstaff house should be ashamed of serving that “food”, those drinks, and of wasting the precious time of people trying to celebrate and have a memorable meal.

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vipAnnci
Denver
74 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Flagstaff Restaurant is not nearly as good as it used to be in terms of food quality and value for the money. Perhaps they need time since they have been closed for so long. Our first course, lobster soup, was very good. Second courses were obviously pre-prepared and very dry with sauces that had very little seasoning. Main course: lamb was good and halibut was good however accompaniments were poor tasting. The Cab by the glass was just average. When we arrived we first had a cocktail with friends. Two of us had Prosecco; it was FLAT. We will not recommend Flagstaff House until we learn that food has improved dramatically.

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VickiS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flagstaff Chef's choice with wine pairing was suberb. Valet Jimmy even better, connecting us with his personal Uber driver when our account was finding no drivers late into the evening. Thank you, Jimmy!

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Dave
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary with you. Have done so many times in the past. We first ate at the Flagstaff in the early 80's. Had several events there during my career with Ball Corp. Thanks so much for a great evening.
Dave Hoover

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JohnK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of the food was fantastic; except for our main entrees oddly enough. It seems like they forget about us/ our food. I had very dry rabbit, my wife had very dry red snapper. But all the other courses were incredible. It was super fancy; so don’t wear shorts like I did!

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Daryl
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The room was extremely hot and uncomfortable, it appears the Flagstaff House doesn't have AC so we sat through the three plus hour dinner having to endure the excessive heat, not even a whisper of air movement to help mitigate the over heated room.

There were five of us dining and decided to start with the cheese board which sounded good. Who doesn't like a good artisan cheese selection? The $32 cheese board arrived with four varieties of cheese, each one consisting of three miniature slices to share among our group of five.

Food was good but the portion size has gotten smaller and smaller over the years. Ordered the Pre-Fixe Chef's tasting menu, the 1 teaspoon of the wild asparagus was in a green "cured" egg yolk which lacked flavor and had an odd texture had to search for the smallest morsel of crab in the dish, there was too much crust on the grouper and could barely taste the fish, duck and waffle was good not a waffle fan so I only ate the duck which was very tasty, skirt steak was on the menu this night and was quite good. I do miss the old Flagstaff House menu were we could share an appetizer and each of us have a nice main course. I have eaten at the Flagstaff House many times and last nights dinner was disappointing,

To top it all off, we were celebrating a birthday and because the Birthday Girl did not order off the pre-fixe menu, there was no birthday dessert, only a simple cookie. I'll keep my eye out and if they go back to a standard delicious menu like the days of old I will give them another try. I truly do miss the old Flagstaff House.

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MoriaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were there celebrating a very special occasion in our family. This restaurant is a wonderful place to do this! The food and service are both amazing! We felt very celebrated. The only reason we left feeling a bit frustrated was that my daughter got locked into a bathroom stall during our evening. She was stuck for about 5 minutes and could not get out. I had to go in to the bathroom, as well as my other daughter and a hostess to try to help her out. I eventually had to use a screwdriver to take off the lock on both sides and then she was able to push her way out. It was a scary experience for her and definitely not expected during our special evening! The disappointing part was that not one manager came over to speak to us about what happened. Nobody came to apologize for this and there were many employees watching this happen-so people definitely knew what was going on.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Pacing of meal was perfect; never felt rushed and could enjoy the 4 courses and everything in-between.

CB
vipCarolineB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The service was very good and view was exceptional. I am a gluten free diner so I was a bit disappointed with the meal, especially given the price you are paying and that the staff continuously explains that they are extremely accommodating to gluten allergies (also, in Denver and Boulder restaurants are so accommodating and the food still tastes the exact same gluten free these days so it was surprising that a fine dining restaurant was unable to step up in such a way). They made modifications to all of the courses, which actually changed most of the dishes significantly. For one of the courses I received a steamed soft shelled crab which I assume was supposed to be fried and it was terrible. However, it was a special occasion and they were so sweet to make us a special menu and chocolate dessert. I’m sure this restaurant is perfect for someone without food allergies, but just was disappointing since I do know how easy it is to take the extra step to make gluten free food taste good these days.

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Kimmycat
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Flagstaff house is the ultimate in elegant dining, with impeccable service and superb ambiance. The food is beautifully presented and excellently prepared, each bite is perfection! It is a beautiful and extremely special restaurant, we are so grateful for its existence and to continue to be able to experience the delicious splendor of the Flagstaff House!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting and a wonderful meal.

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alyssa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences my boyfriend and I have ever had! Beautiful view, outstanding food, perfect atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone looking to have a special night.

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LizG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food not so great. We were really surprised, having been there 4 times over the last three years.
Service and ambience, however, were excellent!

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KarlB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect restaurant for celebrating special occasions. Location, food, service- simply the best.

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BandV
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the Best ! Outstanding in every way. Phenomenal food, Service beyond belief and a mountain Venue that couldn't be better !

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to celebrate a special occasion! CU graduation tradition in our family.

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VickiL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance, service, and elegant presentation make The Flagstaff House our “go-to” major celebration venue choice! All was excellent except a boring uncooked “cheesecake” and a couple carb choices added to various selections (e.g., wild rice; root vegetables). Anything that was seafood or chocolate was amazing!

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RoeschD
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The service the people the food. I would go back anytime. Definitely a Boulder must dining experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is hands down the best restaurant in Colorado. A dinner like this would cost 5X this amount in Chicago or NYC. Loved all the special touches throughout our meal. You made our trip to Colorado so worth it!
Flavors were creative and fun for a hot summer evening. We loved the open air dining. Felt like we were one with nature. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience every time we come n we will be back for more

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vipBrendaK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Flagstaff House is a first class experience. From the ambience and the view to the service and the food. This place will never disappoint you and there’s definitely a special occasion worth having

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Alisdair
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Part of their celebration of 50 years. Food was excellent. Wine pairings were excellent and their staff was even better!

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WalterD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an excellent dining experience! A highly coordinated effort on the part of the staff to make our anniversary a memorable one.

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Cakeohh31091
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but good for special occasion . Went for my fathers birthday and had great service. Enjoyed the tasting course with the wine pairing and really enjoyed each plate and wine. Thank you.

CB
CurtB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded our expectations. Special place for special occasions.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the attention to detail. The seats at the table we not as comfortable as we would have liked given we were there for 3 hours for the 4 course menu option. The food was very good and presented well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. Great for special occasions. We will for sure be back.

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Madeline
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with beautiful presentations and great service. A wonderful dining experience!

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YorkL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary at Flagstaff House and had an amazing experience! We opted for the 4-course meal based on what the food options were. All the food was amazing and the additional "bites" between courses were wonderful. The staff was top notch. Drinks and water glasses were filled regularly. Dishes were whisked away as soon as the food was finished. The little touches of a chocolate disk wishing us congratulations and the lemon poppy seed bread for the next day's breakfast added that extra level of appreciation. Will definitely come back and recommend Flagstaff House to our friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The ROOM WAS REALLY HOT (I am usually always cold so it says a lot), we asked for AC 3 times and were so uncomfortably hot until we left dinner.
The FOOD WAS OK, for this pricing I would expect much better food, not everything came hot, gnocchis were honestly the worst I ever had...
Best part of the meal was the salad, ice cream and the view...

VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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LanieR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this exceptional restaurant did not disappoint. We had requested a table on the terrace and were seated at one of the nicest outdoor spots. We chose the tasting menu, and from start to finish the food, plating and service were 5-star. This restaurant seems to hire only the most talented young adult servers and other staff. They are stellar. Can’t wait to return!

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vipAnon
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone should get to find at the Flagstaff House at least a few times!

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Graham
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A worthy splurge tasting menu here for a special occasion yesterday. Thoroughly surprised with wonderful flavors and textures. Enjoyed our wine pairings too An incredible view, outstanding service. Recommended

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MattU
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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SeanC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but very worth it for a special occasion. A memorable meal

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CINDYM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Superb food and service. Even on a rainy day the view is great

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Hanna
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We could use a little more attention to our regular drinks as far as refill and we were never brought our glass of champagne at the end of the meal we asked for.

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NickT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food is great, wine choice is outstanding, view is spectacular. But the service is chaotic. Servers here generally seem to think that fawning to the diners counts as good service but I would rather trade any of that for efficiency. Too many servers involved, not enough proper training. Bar staff also ignored us for about ten minutes while we waited for our table to be ready. At this price level, service should be immaculate and it is a long way from that.

MC
MelissaC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my niece to celebrate her 20th birthday party. Everything was delicious, well organized and we'd definitely be back!

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Flagstaff House is rated 4.8 stars by 4417 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.