River and Woods Restaurant

4.6
613 reviews
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Comfort Food
Located in an historic miner's cabin on Pearl Street, River and Woods serves Colorado comfort food by one of Colorado’s most beloved chefs, Daniel Asher.
Asher prepares whimsical interpretations of traditional comfort food, including a rotating roster of family recipes shared by guests. An eat-in kitchen area leads to a backyard oasis with an outdoor kitchen and and bar. A carefully curated boutique bar program rounds out the River and Woods experience. With incredible weekend brunches, fun happy hour specials, and a huge emphasis on community engagement, local farm partners, and sustainable sourcing, River and Woods is elevating Colorado Comfort Cuisine. River and Woods also hosts private parties and special events.
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Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Not only was the hostess very confused but after we sat it took forever for a server to come over. After we all ordered and waited for food for almost 20 minutes the server came back to tell us they were out of what we ordered. We then waited another 30 minutes to finally get food after changing our order to something they did have. Over all it was very expensive for very little food. I dont know anywhere else that serves breakfast in Boulder where it takes 50 minutes to receive your food. I would understand if they were busy but after looking around we were one of only 7 or so tables in the whole restaurant. Probably will not return. Plus side is the outdoor seating is great.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious flavors, fresh ingredients, beautifully presented.

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DM
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place interesting menu, changes now and then. Back patio was too hot for us to try out. Had to ask twice for the waiter to bring my beer. The ceasar salad was perfect, as were the happy hour deviled eggs.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cute patio, and the food was delicious. We tried a few wines by the glass and all were excellent!

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ON
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a surprise and delight. We met friends for dinner. All of us enjoyed our meal and shared deserts. The menu was varied and interesting. Something for everyone. The food was very tasty and everything seemed like a new and different version of what we normally would have. The presentation was nice and the staff was friendly and helpful!

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our dinner; however, the table for 4 outside was set too close to the cushions, and my husband had trouble getting out, and scratched his leg.

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LP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good, fresh and tasty, with a good selection available. We were seated early, at 5:45 PM, along with many other folks, so it was busy already. in the beginning the service was a bit slow, as so many people arrived at the same time, but improved throughout the meal. I seemed as though more wait people showed up throughout the meal, perhaps they were not expecting so many people eating, so early. We really enjoyed the food, and the atmosphere was relaxing, will be back again.

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BS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great gluten free options, n o dedicated fryer so check closely on items that could be fried. Food was excellent!

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JG
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three girlfriends out to celebrate a birthday had the perfect evening on Friday. The service was attentive but not intrusive, our meals were delicious (two of us had the trout the third person had the chicken with zucchini pasta(?) The churros however..... sent us back for a second order. Omg!!!! As if it couldn’t get any better though, the guitar player made our little celebration extra special!! Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding with lots of variety on the menu. Service was a bit slow, but it's a small kitchen and the dog friendly patio was lovely place to relax.

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Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Outdoor dining is definitely more crowded in the summer time inside is cool and quiet her for being able to talk. Love this place!

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PC
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very small menu , seating is uncomfortable , service was incredibly slow. On the plus side, our waitress was nice and friendly, checked on us frequently, and the food was fine.

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DE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a town that has so many great restaurants. We sat outside in the lovely backyard.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a fantastic dinner and service. Couldn’t ask for better.

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Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant. We liked it so much we went back the next time to try something different. Beware though the cocktails are lethal

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AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed the coziness and “woodsy” theme throughout the restaurant. Simple and comfortable. The meal was delicious and unique. Overall, an enjoyable evening!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant with amazing food and wine selection.

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K
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Boulder for the day and decided to check out this restaurant. So glad we did bc not only was the food great but it was super cute and was a great place for a weekend brunch!

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PA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to coming back soon. Great food and service!

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AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding, unique food choices. Quaint location. The type of place you search for but rarely find.

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KD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short ribs are amazingly delicious. I recommend sitting outside; such a great atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was creative and well prepared. The staff was friendly and efficient. The ambiance was quaint and comfortable. Great place for a date night!

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e
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

A bit disappointed by this visit...many menu claims were untrue, ie, local western slope fruit on a salad came with orange and grapefruit, chiogga beets were regular beets, and the slaw was hard and inedible, ie, raw kohlrabi that wasn't blanched or softened and pretty unpleasant in a slaw...couldn't really eat it...i hope they up their game since i had heard good things...

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CA
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would improve the seating. Softer more comfortable chairs

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J
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was prepared well and interesting, the ambiance was unique, and service was efficient and very friendly. It definitely deserves a return trip!

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Denver
30 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Seated outside at 5p seating despite inside request. 93 degrees outside and very uncomfortable but the inside seating was virtually empty. Food ok but not a great menu. Service adequate but not friendly. As a local I am not sure I would return, especially if it was important.

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience and fun menu.. everything is fresh and has that extra touch to show that the kitchen takes pride! Even the small dinner salad was great!

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l
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The woman playing accordion and singing outside really added to the ambiance. John’s gnocchi with side of braised rib is unbelievable. We loved it!

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IM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and delicious meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Friendly and knowledgeable staff a little slow on refills and pretty chilly inside. Some really excellent coffee, I was sad I never saw it steam. Could have been a fluke or due to how chilly the restaurant was. Overall great experience and wonderful food!

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MV
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! Especially the duck wings! Drinks were overpriced and underdelivered. Overall a great experience though!

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DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very pleasant experience on Father’s Day. Delicious food! The service was excellent despite of the restaurant being so full of people. Red wine on tap less than average. We will return for more!

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LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food great - service spotty

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CW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always inspired cuisine, warm attentive service, and a place I'm proud to take out of town guests. Truly best in class.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was delicious and expertly executed as usual. Make a reservation, as the place gets busy. The entire wait staff that we interacted with were warm and kind.

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BC
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really excellent menu. Everything we had was delicious. Try the gnocchi. service was very good as well.

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Food on the menu is selected carefully - the ingredients are as local as possible, which I appreciate and which means that everything is wonderfully fresh. Really good cocktails. Nice beer list. I had the trout and it was prepared perfectly. My dining companion had the magic color changing cocktail and it was really fun. I loved the radish garnish in my tequila cocktail.
Tree-themed decor - so nice. It seems like parking would be an issue, but none of us had any trouble finding a spot. The bike rack was actually the biggest problem.
Go to this restaurant. Super good.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely. It has a wonderful large backyard patio. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. My friend loved her veggie burger. My lunch was less successful: the cold-smoked salmon seemed more like hot-smoked. It was tough. They replaced it with chicken, which was over- cooked and had no flavor. Other dishes looked great. They need to revisit this salad. The waiter was courteous and concerned. I would still highly recommend this place as one bad meal does not mean much.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This was a cute restaurant with good food, but the service was a bit lacking. Our server seemed overwhelmed and drinks and food took a very long to come to the table. For a $100+ dinner for 2 I would expect a little better service.

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