River and Woods Restaurant

4.6
630 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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Food was fine. Service seemed untrained and unaware of what was going on.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, varied, unique food choices, terrific staff and service. Outside dining is superb! I can’t wait to dine there again! Thanks

M
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

This was my second time at River and Woods and I was so excited. We had reservations for an outdoor table at 7:00. I called that day around 5:00 and asked if we could push it back to 8:00 and I was told that would be absolutely no problem. We then showed up early at 7:40 and they couldn't seat us yet which was fine. Then at 8:00, they still couldn't seat us. Finally about 8:20 they offered us a table inside. It was pretty warm inside and we were really looking forward to being outside. Also, our waiter was great but he never came back to see if my husband wanted a second drink. I will go again but I was very disappointed.

R
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to River and Woods as a part of my bachelorette party. There were ten of us - the table was ready when we got there, the food was delicious and all came out in a timely manner, our server was fantastic. Such a cute restaurant with a great ambiance. A must-do in Boulder!

RS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUPERB. the SIMPLE yet healthy menu options; the drink availability, the ambience, the low level yet pleasant vocal "buzz", the EXTREMELY pleasant staff, the comfortable yet classy feel, the INCREDIBLY cute outdoor space.... all of it. the vibe was PERFECT. Dylan was our server and he was wonderfully accommodating to my limitations (crutches!)

JM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and the service was amazing. It was the perfect spot to celebrate our 8th anniversary.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it here so much! Such great service from every single person who interacted with us - not to mention every single thing my group and I order was delicious, beautifully presented, and perfectly priced. I would recommend this place a thousand times over to friends who are stopping by Boulder next time!

l
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. A little loud, but we were there for the meal. Noise just means it’s a busy place.

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

First time and food tasted great

M
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal service as usual. They did however change their menu since the winter and not for the better. They used to have a beautiful chicken marsala and another ravioli dish that were to die for. They took those items of the menu and replaced them with the most absurd dish. It consists of ravioli and lobster, In TEA. The tea (naturally) takes all flavor out of the lobster and does nothing to offset the strong mushroom ravioli. It honestly comes off as lazy and hipstery.
But! They do provide great service and were very accomodating regarding my special requests for the evening. I just hope that change their menu back.

BW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My companion's breakfast burrito was far too salty and had far too few veggies for a vegetarian option. My eggs were over cooked. Our server was very friendly although it took about 45 minutes for our food to arrive even though we were the first diners.

M
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to River and Woods several times for Dinner, Lunch and Brunch - all were excellent visits. Their food is creative, of high quality and always served by an excellent staff. Their Gluten Free options are excellent.

W
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic vibe and wait staff was great. Everyone seemed to enjoy working there and you could tell! I thought it was almost perfect. The food, which was good, was not quite on par with everything else.

GS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the outdoor area of this restaurant. They had an excellent band Friday and the lighting is very cute. Would definitely recommend!

LW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Dining inside was way too noisy. I will never come again if I have to eat inside. You should work on buffering noise. Food was good but good conversation is better and it was difficult to achieve.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant! Why had we not been here before? The ambiance is relaxed and simple, same as the food. We had delicious cocktails and then some super comfort foods: Mac and cheese and an amazing burger

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Out of the food and wine I wanted

w
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
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.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious flavors, fresh ingredients, beautifully presented.

DM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
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.

c
Chicago
8 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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

PS
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!

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.

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.

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

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

A
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

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!

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

Such a great restaurant with amazing food and wine selection.

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!

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!

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.

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.

F
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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